Using a food processor fitted with a thin slicing blade, add brussels sprouts a few at a time, creating thin wispy slices. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and cook bacon until most of the fat has rendered and the bacon is starting to crisp. Scoop out bacon onto a paper towel lined plate, leaving approximately 2 tbsp of fat in the skillet. Over medium heat add shallots and cook stirring frequently until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add minced garlic and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Stir in brussels sprouts and continue to cook until starting to soften, about 7-8 minutes. Add lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and pine nuts. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
Cook pasta according to package directions, approximately 10 minutes until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water until pasta is cool. Set aside.
In a small skillet over medium high heat saute pancetta until rendered and crispy 5-7 minutes. Drain on paper towel and set aside.
Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, red pepper flakes, garlic, and mustard until smooth. Set aside.
Combine pasta, spinach, tomatoes, olives, red onion, parmesan cheese, sundried tomatoes, herbs and pancetta. Drizzle with dressing and toss to combine. Add cracked pepper and salt to taste. Makes about 5 cups and is best the day it is made.
Place beans in a large pot or bowl and cover by at least 2" of water. Allow to soak for a minimum of 8 hours or overnight.
Drain soaked beans and remove any debris or discoloured beans. Place in a large pot and combine with water, chicken broth, rosemary, sage and garlic. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer until beans are fully cooked and soft. Approximately 75 minutes. Drain beans, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. Allow beans and cooking liquid cool to room temperature.
In a food processor combine beans, roasted garlic, olive oil, 1/4 cup of cooking liquid, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Blend until pureed or desired consistency is reached. Add additional cooking liquid as required and adjust salt and pepper seasoning to taste.
Serve bean dip drizzled with additional olive oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and cracked sea salt. Great with pita wedges!
Preheat oven to 350℉. Cut a 1/4" off the tops of the garlic bulbs. Place on a small sheet of tin foil cut side up and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in foil and seal edges to form a little packet. Place on a baking sheet or shallow pan and bake for approximately 45 minutes. Remove from oven, unwrap and allow to cool to room temperature. When cool squeeze cloves from the bulb casing and set aside.
The cannelloni bean will result in a slightly course texture.
Recipe Source: Adapted from, Epicurious Tuscan Bean and Roasted Garlic Puree, June 1998
Preheat oven to 350℉. Cut the top 1/4 off of two bulbs of garlic, place on foil, drizzle with olive oil. Fold foil over the bulbs and crimp to seal packet. Place on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature before squeezing the garlic cloves out of the bulb shell. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350℉. Make a paste out of the roasted garlic cloves by smearing them with the back of a french knife. Finely chop parsley and combine with roasted garlic and olive oil. Drizzle oil mixture over the bread cubes and toss to combine. Spread out in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 30 minutes, tossing at least once during baking time.
In a blender, using short pulses, combine eggs, vinegar, roasted garlic, anchovy paste, worcestershire sauce, dijon, and mustard powder.
With blender on medium speed add olive oil gradually in a thin stream to egg mixture. Once thick and emulsified add parmesan cheese and pulse twice to combine. Add cracked black pepper and course sea salt to taste.
Slice sheets of prosciutto into 1/4 slices. Heat olive oil in a non stick skillet over medium heat. Add prosciutto and cook until crispy, tossing occasionally. Remove from heat and drain on paper towel to remove excess fat.
Arrange lettuce on plate and drizzle with dressing. Top with croutons and crispy prosciutto. Add shaved parmesan if desired.
It is easier to cut each prosciutto slice into strips than it is to stack the slices, cut and separate each slice. The pasteurized eggs used where purchased in a carton.