Honey Whipped Mascarpone

Strawberry pie, strawberry parfait, strawberry crisp, strawberry cheesecake, macerated strawberries, strawberry tart, strawberry pavlova, strawberry cobbler…. Question: How many of the above desserts become even more extra-ordinary with a dollop of something creamy and white on top? Answer: All of Them! Shall I buy a frozen whipped topping? No Shall I buy a can of […]

Food Fairy® Spring 2021 Update!

Here is our Good News and a Good News Coupon for you, too! First bit of news is that every chef will have been vaccinated and achieved the fullest level of immunity offered by May 9th and so far most all have already. We are all continuing to be cautious and still using masks and/or […]

Chicken – Sweet Potato Peanut Curry

Ingredients 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken pieces cut into 1 1⁄2 -inch pieces 1/2 cup flour, all purpose or rice 5 Tbsp curry powder (fav is Madras) 2 1⁄2 teaspoons Kosher salt 3⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 cup olive or coconut oil 3 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced 2-3 Tbsp garlic, minced 1-2 chili peppers, […]

Capellini with Fresh Ricotta, Roasted Garlic, Corn, and Herbs

I stumbled across this recipe 12 years ago when I discovered that I could make my own ricotta cheese and that it was worth doing! Well maybe not worth it, but it’s totally WORTH it! Confused? Let me explain. Ricotta cheese you buy in a grocery store is fine for lasagna, stuffed shells, and anything […]

Coconut Cake

“I just love this recipe!” said Leigh, one of our Chapel Hill Food Fairies. “I found this blogger, Sally’s Baking Addiction, and ALL her recipes turn out perfectly. Leigh was referring to this scrumptious 3-layer coconut cake which appears as perfection and, according to the client who requested this for her daughter’s birthday, it […]

Chocolate Peanut or Almond Butter & Coconut No-Bake Cookie

Yields: 10-12 cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut (I used Trader Joes) 2 Tblsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 slightly heaped tsp kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Preparation 1. Prepare a cookie sheet […]

Passion Fruit and Coconut Cream Parfaits

Active Time: 45 MIN Total Time: 3 HR Yield Serves: 6 Pastry chef Koa Duncan of Los Angeles’s Water Grill is incredibly creative. She’s also remarkably persistent: Working as a pastry chef in a town that loves to diet is an uphill battle. Her fantastic passion fruit and creamy coconut parfait, layered with crunchy bits […]

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Ham is a holiday favorite, but they tend to be big and unless you’re feeding a small army you’re probably going to have leftovers. You can make ham sandwiches, ham salad, all manor of breakfasts and this ultra easy and remarkably healthy split pea soup. Instant Pot Split Pea Soup 6 Quart Instant Pot leftover […]

Mussel & Spinach Bisque

Want to wow someone with a fancy delicious dish but don’t feel like slaving over it? Look no further than this delightful, flavorful bisque where the most time-consuming part is pulling the mussels from their shells. This is not a low fat, low calorie dish and I’m not going to pretend that it’s good for […]

Sichuan Tofu & Mushrooms

Asian food is my favorite food. From the basic Americanized and overly sweet Chinese take-out joints that you can find in any city to the high end Omakase Japanese restaurants I’ve been to in NYC and all of the Korean bulgogi, Pad Thai, and Vietnamese Pho joints in between. I cannot get enough of Asian […]