Hearty & Delicious DINNER DELIGHT
As a judge on Bravo’s Top Chef, Gail Simmons is constantly tasting inventive dishes. And she channels that creativity in her own kitchen by adding simple yet unexpected elements to her go-to meals. “The results of my efforts are flavor-packed dishes that are accessible and delicious; a hint of the familiar, but definitely not the same-old, skipping-record repertoire,” says Gail. For a taste of the goodness, try one these recipes from her new book, Bringing It Home. 1. In skillet over medium heat, cook first 4 ingredients and ⁄8 tsp. salt 4 min.
1 or until toasted, stirring. Remove from heat; let cool. 2. With wide vegetable peeler, strip carrots
Top Chef judge Gail Simmons shows how to take the flavor of classic favorites to new heights
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3 1 cup sunflower seeds tsp. olive oil tsp. ground cumin tsp. ground ginger carrots, peeled oz. torn mustard or dandelion greens oz. baby arugula avocado, pitted and cubed lengthwise into ribbons. In bowl, combine carrots, greens, avocado and salt to taste. Drizzle dressing* over salad and toss to combine. Season to taste. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds.
In bowl, whisk together ⁄4 cup plus
2 tbsp. lemon juice, ⁄3 cup
1 tahini, 1 chopped garlic clove, a pinch of red pepper flakes, ⁄4 tsp. salt and 2 tsp.
1 cold water until smooth. PER SERVING: 281 cal, 7g protein, 16g carbs, 7g fiber, 3g sugar, 24g fat