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Serves 2

A CookTale

It’s fun being inventive, though I admit it’s a far cry from being a well-trained cook. As an amateur I believe there’s a place for both, and that’s in the finished plate. Case in point was last evening’s dinner. Two very basic ingredients taken to another level. Classically trained chefs, please forgive me.

INGREDIENTS For Green Beans With Parmesan Bread Crumbs & Gorgonzola Cheese

12 oz fresh Green Beans (stemmed)
2 TB freshly made Bread Crumbs
2 TB Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 TB crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
1-1/2 TB of EVOO
Salt & fresh Black Pepper to taste


1. Parboil 12oz of Beans for 5 minutes.

2. Drain, blot dry & add the EVOO. Toss & add Parmesan Bread Crumbs & crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese.

3. Roast in a 450 oven until caramelized & slightly charred. About 15 minutes or to taste.

4. Plate & serve.

INGREDIENTS For Pomegranate Molasses Marinated Lamb Chops

2 Loin Lamb Chops 8 oz each
2 TB Pomegranate Molasses
Kosher Salt & Black Pepper
1 TB of EVOO


1. Season the Chops & marinate them with Pomegranate Molasses. Set aside for 30 minutes or more.

2. Heat a non-stick grill pan to high. Add the Chops & pan grill for 2-1/2 minutes a side. Do not overcook the

3. Plate with the roasted Green Beans for an easy & delicious combination.

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