All the Recipes


Anchovy Puffs
Baba Ghanouj
Blue Cheese Tart (sometimes with Figs!)
Cambozola Mousse with Spiced Rosé Gelée and Crystallized Rosemary
Carrot Pâté, Spicy
Cauliflower, Whole Roasted  
Cheese Crisp 
Chèvre and Mushroom Tartlets
Chorizo-stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon
Cicchetti al Tonno e Cacao 
Coliflor con Vinagreta Templada de Jamón
Fried Sage Leaves (Foglie Fritte della Salvia) 
Goat Cheese, Herbed
Goat Cheese, Peppered
Grilled Figs & Prosciutto
Grilled Oysters
Güeros Stuffed with Chorizo and Dates
Herbed Goat Cheese
Kale Chips, Tuscan  
Marinated Mushrooms
Oysters Kilpatrick
Oysters Rockefeller
Parfait of Sweetbreads
Pâté au Thon
Polpette di Pesce Spada
Potted Salmon
Roasted Chickpea and Shallot Spread
Roasted Stuffed Jimmy Nardello Peppers
Rosemary Corn Cakes
Salmon Pâté
Salt & Pepper Calamari
Sautéed Shrimp on Savory Coconut-Rice Pillows
Shrimp Saganaki
Spicy Carrot Pâté
Swordfish Balls
Tuna Pâté
White Bean Purée 
Zucchini and Shrimp Fritters, Saffron Mayonnaise
Zucchine Ripieni di Tonno


Apple Jam with Horseradish
Bordelaise Sauce
Cajun Spice Blend
Candied Kumquats
Chipotle Chiles in Adobo
Fig Jam, Thyme-and-Lime Scented 
Home-brined Capers 
Homemade Mayonnaise, Plain
Homemade Mayonnaise, Saffron
Jerk Seasoning  
Kumquat-Ginger Chutney
Lemon Curd
Louisiana Rémoulade
Marmellata con Mele e Rafano
Moroccan Preserved Lemons
Onion Sauce (for New York Style Hot Dogs) 
Pears in Saffron Syrup
Pesto di Pistacchio 
Pickled Watermelon Rind
Prickly Pear Jelly
Rhubarb Chutney, Lassie's
Rhubarb Compote 
Romesco-esque Sauce 
Saffron Mayonnaise 
Salsa Rubra 
Tamarind Chutney
Thai Red Curry Paste 
Worcestershire Sauce, homemade


Many of the soups on Cocoa & Lavender can be made vegetarian - and sometimes Vegan - simply by using vegetable broth instead of chicken or meat broth.

African Peanut Stew
Avgolemono (Egg Lemon) Soup 
Avgolemono Soup (David's version) 
Baked Cabbage Soup
Beet (Golden) Vichyssoise with Dill 
Black Bean and Sausage Soup 
Blueberry-Lavender Soup 
Boulettes de Poisson à la Marseillaise
Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque 
Cabbage Soup
Carbonada Criolla
Cauliflower-Saffron Soup 
Chicken Meatball Soup with Lemon and Mint 
Chilled Plum Soup 
Chipotle Corn Chowder 
Chupe de Quinoa 
Coconut Curry Chicken Soup 
Cod Chowder
Corn Chowder
Cream of Broccoli Soup 
Crema di Cipolle alle Mandorle 
Dovi, A Groundnut Stew
Fennel-Tomato Soup with Pastis  
Golden Beet Vichyssoise with Dill  
Graupensuppe (German Barley and Sausage)
Grilled Gazpacho 
Hearty Vegetable and Grain Soup 
Melon-Lime Soup with Mint 
Mulligatawny Soup 
Mushroom and Chestnut Soup 
Mussels in Saffron-Chardonnay Cream 
Pappa al Pomodoro  
Phở Tái
Pistachio Soup, Persian  
Provençal Seafood Stew
Savory Fall Stew 
Sea Bass Poached in Tomato-Saffron Broth
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
Somen Noodles with Pork, Scallions, and Chile Oil
Soupe d'épeautre 
Spring Pea Soup with White Truffle Essence 
Sweet Potato Vichyssoise 
Tomato Soup 


Artichokes, steamed Vegetarian
Asparagus and Leek Frittata Vegetarian
Bitter Greens Pie Vegetarian
Bresaola with Arugula and Parmigiano-Reggiano 
Cambozola and Fig Flatbread Vegetarian
Caponata  Vegetarian
Cauliflower, Whole Roasted  Vegetarian
Cheddar Rosemary Quiche Vegetarian
Cheese and Herb Soufflé Vegetarian
Cheese and Mushroom Bread Pudding  Vegetarian
Cheese Crisp  Vegetarian
Corn, Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Crab Cakes (for breakfast!)
Croque Madame | Croque Monsieur
Cucumber Tartine Vegetarian
Curried Vegetable Terrine Vegetarian - contains gelatin
Duck Confit Hash and Eggs
Fennel, Carrot and Prosciutto Salad 
Galettes de Crabe
Goat Blue and Pear Timbales Vegetarian
Huitlacoche Tacos 
Marinated Mushrooms Vegetarian
Moroccan Chickpea Salad Vegetarian
Mussels in Saffron-Chardonnay Cream 
Onion Pie with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto 
Oysters Rockefeller
Pan Bagnat
Porcini Mushrooms, sautéed  Vegetarian
Quinoa, Fennel and Pomegranate Salad Vegetarian
Pear Carpaccio Vegetarian
Raw and Cooked Salad  Vegetarian
Remy's Ratatouille Vegetarian
Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower
Salade Lyonnaise 
Salade Niçoise 
Salmon Pâté
Salt & Pepper Calamari
Shrimp Saganaki
Somen Noodles with Pork, Scallions and Chile Oil
Speedy Shrimp with Watercress and Cannellini Beans
Spiced Tomato Aspic Vegetarian - contains gelatin
Spring Risotto - or Besotto  Vegetarian
Steamed Mussels Trieste Style 
Tarte à l'oignon Vegetarian
Tarte aux Tomates
Tartine aux Concombres Vegetarian
Toasted Bread Boxes with Mushrooms and Truffle Oil Vegetarian
White Asparagus Gratin Vegetarian


Asparagus and Leek Frittata  
Baingan Bhartaa
Baked Sage and Saffron Risotto 
Bitter Greens Pie
Black Pepper Tofu
Blue Cheese Tart (Sometimes with Figs!)
Cambozola and Fig Flatbread
Cheddar Rosemary Quiche
Cheese and Herb Soufflé
Cheese and Mushroom Bread Pudding 
Eggplant Rollatini
Green Corn Tamales
Huitlacoche Tacos
Moroccan Chickpea Salad
Mushroom Tart with White Truffle Salt
Pizza Margherita
Polenta al Gorgonzola 
Porcini Mushroom Risotto (if using vegetable broth)
Porcini Mushrooms, sautéed 
Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Remy's Ratatouille
Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower (leave off pancetta)
Rollatini di Melanzane
Sautéed Asparagus and Oyster Mushrooms
Spring Risotto - or Besotto  (if using vegetable broth)
Surprise Tatin
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry
Tacos with Rajas con Crema
Tarte à l'oignon 
Tarte aux Tomates
Thai Cauliflower Stir Fry
Toasted Bread Boxes with Mushrooms and Truffle Oil
Vegetable Tatin 
Waffles, Savory Herb with Cheese Sauce
White Asparagus Gratin


Arctic Char with Vanilla-Pear Beurre Blanc
Beet Risotto with Seared Tilapia, Citrus Beurre Blanc
Camarones Culichi 
Coquilles Saint-Jacques au Sel d'Orange
Corn, Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Crab Cakes (for breakfast!)
Galettes de Crabe 
Grilled Chilean Sea Bass, Romesco-esque Sauce 
Grilled Grouper with Romesco Sauce
Grilled Shrimp and Scallops, With or Without Orzo
Honey Walnut Shrimp
Indian Salmon (microwave)  
Involtini di Pesce Spada
Lobster Thermidor
Marinated and Grilled Swordfish 
Mussels in Saffron-Chardonnay Cream 
Paella Mixta 
Pan Bagnat
Persian Roasted Salmon
Poached Salmon with Citrus Cream
Poached Salmon with Peas, Favas, and Morels
Provençal Seafood Stew
Ragoût of Fennel and Langoustines with Saffron
Ravioli Bicolori al Salmone e Pistacchi 
Risotto ai Frutti di Mare
Risotto with Shrimp and Peas

Risottouffée (NOLA meets the Veneto) 
Roasted Salmon with I'itoi Onion Cmpote
Roasted Salmon with Pumpkin-Nut Vinaigrette
Roasted Salmon with Salsa Verde 
Salmon Wellington 
Salmon with Herbed Chèvre Wrapped in Zucchini
Salmon with Sorrel Cream
Salmone al Cartoccio (Salmon in Parchment) 
Salt & Pepper Calamari
Saumon à la Crème d'Oseille
Scallops with Leeks, Pancetta, Chantarelles, and Peas
Sea Bass Poached in Tomato-Saffron Broth
Seafood Risotto
Seared Salmon with Tomato-Shallot Ragoût
Seared Scallops with Creamed Corn and Pancetta
Seared Scallops with Fennel-Pea Purée
Seared Scallops with Orange Salt
Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
Shrimp and White Bean Cassoulet 
Shrimp Culichi
Shrimp Curry, Thai-inspired
Shrimp Curry with Saffron and Coconut
Shrimp Étouffée
Shrimp Saganaki
Shrimp Tacos
Shrimp with Farro, with Peas and Saffron Cream 
Smoky Cinnamon Salmon with Mushroom Lentils
Sole Meunière
South-of-the-Border Fish & Chips
Speedy Shrimp with Watercress and Cannellini Beans
Steamed Mussels Trieste Style 
Sworkfish Skewers with Bay Laurel and Lemon-Mustard Sauce
Timbale di Melanzane e Salmone, Salsa Piccante
Tomato Tonnato
Tuna Burgers with Spicy Sesame-Ginger Mayo


Braised Chicken with White Beans and Chard
B'Stilla b'djej
Cailles aux Riz à la Provençale
Cailles en Sarcophages - Babette's Feast
Chicken Aam Waala
Chicken-Chipotle Pasta Salad 
Chicken and Peanut Butter Couscous
Chicken and Peppers, Santa Fe Style
Chicken Crumble with Wine Pairing
Dijon Chicken 
Chicken with Fennel and Clementines
Coq au vin (Bistro Zinc)  
Coronation Chicken Salad
Couscous Togolais au Beurre de Cacahuète
Crêpes au Poulet et Champignons
Crumble au Poulet (Chicken Crumble)  
Duck Breast with Plum-Chipotle Sauce 
Duck Confit Hash and Eggs
Duck with Clementine-Pomegranate Beurre Blanc
Duck with Salted Caramel Sauce (Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar)
Forest Chicken with Truffles
Ginger-Peach(tea) Chicken
Grilled Quail with Rhubarb Compote and Endive Salad 
Herb-Roasted Turkey Thighs
Moroccan-inspired Chicken
Poulet Bonne Femme
Poulet Forêt aux Truffes
Provençal Quail with Rice
Quail in Sarcophagi - Babette's Feast 
Roasted Pheasant with Marsala Pan Sauce 
Salt Roasted Chicken


Albondigón Relleno de Rajas
Beef and Mushroom Stirfry
Bo Luc Lac
Boeuf Bourguignon
Brasato di Manzo (Braised Beef) 
Carbonada Criolla
Carne Chile Colorado
Chiles en Nogada 
Filet Mignon with Bordelaise Sauce 
Lomo Saltado 
Meatballs with Vegetables and Cheese 
Meatloaf stuffed with Poblano Chiles 
Mexican Lasagne 
New York Style Hot Dogs
Osso Buco Milanese 
Polpette di Manzo alle Verdure e Tuma 
Porcini-rubbed Tagliata
Shaking Beef
Shiitake-Beef Burgers with Coconut Rice Cakes
Spezzatino, Onion and Paprika 
Steak au Chocolat 
Steak au Poivre with Caramelized Shallots 
Steak Diane  
Steak Sandwich, Grilled 
Veal Cordon Bleu 


Chiles en Nogada  
Cotelettes de Porc Gratinées
Croque Madame | Croque Monsieur 
Home-cured Pancetta 
Jerk Pork, grilled
Onion Pie with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto 
Paella Mixta 
Pasta alla Norcina
Porc Rôti Provençal
Pork Chops Gratinées
Pork Loin, Braised with Chestnuts
Pork, Mushroom, and Bok Choy Stirfry
Pork Pot Pie, Green Chile Cream 
Pork Sausage, Italian - Homemade
Pork Tenderloin, Chocolate, Chile and Cinnamon
Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower
Savory Fall Stew 
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
Sonoran-style Chorizo


Eggplant and Lamb with Tomatoes and Pine Nuts 
Lamb Larb 
Lamb Ragù
Lamb Ragù Redux
Lamb Shahi Khorma
Mom's Rack of Lamb, Redux
Persian-Spiced Lamb Shanks
Provençal Braised Lamb Shanks
Sformati of Lamb and Eggplant 


Bacon, Fennel and Date Pasta 
Beet Pasta with Seared Scallops and Citrus-Ginger Sauce
Beet Risotto (Vegetarian if using vegetable broth)
Bigoli in Salsa
Butternut and Hazelnut Lasagne (Vegetarian)
Chicken-Chipotle Pasta Salad 
Corzetti, Homemade
Corzetti with Anchovies, Capers, Pine Nuts, and Marjoram
Corzetti with Marjoram Pesto (Vegetarian)
Corzetti with Ragu Bianco
Creamsicle Pasta (Vegetarian)
Eggplant Lasagne (Vegetarian)
Fresh Fettuccine with Truffle Butter  (Vegetarian)
Gnocchi  (Vegetarian)
Haloumi, Mint and Lemon Pasta with Olive Breadcrumbs (Vegetarian)
Homemade Orecchiette (with video)
Homemade Pasta Dough (Vegetarian)
Homemade Pasta Dough (food processor)
Lasagne (Vegetarian)
Linguine with Tuna, Zucchini, Bottarga, and Lime 
Mac & Cheese (Vegetarian)
Marjoram Pesto (Vegetarian)
Mrs. Tolaro's Spaghetti and Meatballs
'Ndunderi all Minori Vegetarian
Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa 
Orzo with Grilled Scallops and Shrimp
Pasta alla Seppia
Pasta, homemade dough (Vegetarian)
Pasta, homemade dough (food processor)
Pasta alla Cugina di Norma (Vegetarian)
Pasta Purses of Pears and Cheese, Asparagus "Noodles" and Crème de Chèvre (Vegetarian)
Pasta alla Norcina 
Pasta Impromptu
Pasta with Apricots and Rosemary (Vegetarian)
Pasta with Chicken, Spicy Roasted Tomatoes, Arugula and Feta
Pasta with Pancetta, Tomatoes, Red Wine and Cheeses
Pasta with Shrimp and Lemon-Tarragon Butter 
Pasta with Tuna, Lemon, and Capers 
Pasta with Wild & Crazy Mushrooms and Black Truffle
Penne con Salsa di Noci (Vegetarian)
Pizzoccheri della Valtellina (Vegetarian)
Porcini Mushroom Risotto (Vegetarian with veggie broth)
Pumpkin Risotto (Vegetarian with veggie broth)
Pumpkin Chestnut Risotto with Hazelnuts (Vegetarian with veggie broth)
Purple Haze Ravioli (Vegetarian)
Ravioli Bicolore al Salmone e Pistacchi 
Ravioli Caprese (Vegetarian)
Ravioli di Zucca (Vegetarian)
Risotto ai Frutti di Mare
Salsa di Noci (Vegetarian)
Seafood Lasagne
Seafood Risotto
Smoked Salmon and Soba Noodle Salad
Somen Noodles with Pork, Scallions and Chile Oil
Spaghetti alla Seppia alla Polpa di Granchio
Spaghetti allo Scoglio 
Spaghetti with Buttery Scallops 
Spaghetti with Fresh Porcini Mushrooms (Vegetarian)
Spaghetti with Mussels Marinara
Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon-Chipotle Cream Sauce 
Spaghetti with Sun Gold Tomatoes (Vegetarian)
Spaghetti with Tomato-Saffron Cream Sauce  (Vegetarian)
Spaghetti with White Anchovies, Pine Nuts, and Sultanas
Spinosini al burro, limone e prosciutto 
Spring Risotto (Vegetarian with veggie broth)
Tagliatelle Burro e Salvia (Butter and Sage sauce) (Vegetarian)
Tagliolini with Eggplant and Mint (Vegetarian)


Asparagus Mimosa
Bresaola with Arugula and Parmigiano-Reggiano 
Chickpea, Feta & Cilantro Salad
Corn, Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Fennel, Carrot and Prosciutto Salad 
Moroccan Chickpea Salad
Pear Carpaccio
Quinoa, Fennel and Pomegranate Salad
Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Raw and Cooked Salad 
Salade Lyonnaise 
Salade Niçoise
Spiced Tomato Aspic
Summer Squash, Feta and Mint Salad
Sweet Potato Salad, South-of-the-Border
Zucchini, Feta, and Mint Salad


Asparagus Mimosa
Baked Lima Beans with Onions, Tomatoes and Parsley  
Creamy, Cheesy Grits 
Creamy Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes 
Grilled I'itoi Onions 
Mash of Caramelized Onion, Potato, and Pumpkin 
Mushroom Lentils
Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Rajas con Crema
Sweet Potato Salad, South-of-the-Border 
Yellow Rice 


Angel Biscuits
Apple-Honey Challah 
Coffee Cake, Sonoran Desert  
Cornbread, Skillet
Cranberry Scones
Good Flatbreads
Focaccia 1  
Focaccia 2 
Hamburger Buns
Hot Dog Buns 
Irish Soda Bread 
No-Knead Bread
Pain de Mie 
Pizza Dough
Rosemary Corn Cakes 
Skillet Cornbread
Sticky Buns, Philadelphia
Sultana & Rosemary Muffins
White Wheat Bread


Blueberry Muffins 
Coffee Cake, Sonoran Desert 
Cranberry Scones
David's Duck Confit Hash Cakes and Eggs
Panettone Perdu (French Toast)
Pear-Rosemary Cake
Sticky Buns, Philadelphia
Sultana & Rosemary Muffins


Apple Jam with Horseradish 
Bread and Butter Pickles (microwave) 
Candied rosemary kumquats 
Crystallized Flowers and Herbs 
Date, Raisin, Apricot and Banana Jam 
Mayonnaise, homemade  
Marmellata di Mela con Rafano
Meyer Lemon Marmalade
Peach Jam, Lavender-infused 
Peaches in Vanilla Bean Syrup 
Pears in Saffron Syrup
Pesto (Genovese)
Pesto Trapanese
Preserved Lemons, Moroccan
Thai Curry Paste (red ... but green) 
Worcestershire Sauce, Homemade 


Almond Macaroons (Sicilian) 
Butter Cookies, Lemon Verbena
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies 
Chocolate Peppermint Hearts
Chocolate Shortbread Squares
Chocolate Tarts
Clementine Madeleines
Croquants - Croquets
Date Nut Bars
Ginger Pennies 
Lemon Madeleines
Lemon Poppy Thins
Lemon Squares 
Lemon Verbena Butter Cookies
Linzer Cookies
Mexican Canyon Cookies
Mexican Wedding Cakes (cookies)  
Molasses Crinkles
Nan Khatai (Indian Shortbread)
Praline Pecan Bites
PMS Brownies
Salted Oatmeal Cookies 
Sicilian Meringues 
Springerle Cookies
White and Black Macarons


Apple Crostata 
Apple Dumplings
Apple Pie
Blueberry Pie 
Cherry Berry Peach Pie 
Chocolate Tarts 
Fig and Buttermilk Custard Tart 
Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard
Freeform Summer Fruit Tart 
Galette des Rois
Gooseberry Tart with Almond Streusel 
Individual Apple Tarts 
Key Lime Pie
Lemon Chess Pie  
Lemon-Blueberry Tart with Lavender Shortbread Crust 
Mendiant Tart, Dark Chocolate Ganache 
Peach Cream Pie
Peach Frangipane Tart 
Pie Crust (butter - food processor)  
Plum Streusel Tart 
Pumpkin Pie 
Rhubarb Pie 
Saffron-Mascarpone Tart
Shoofly Pie 
Stachelbeertorte mit Mandel-streusel
Strawberry Tart
Tart Pastry  
Tarte au Citron
Tarte aux Fraises
Torta co' bischeri agli spinaci 


Almond Butter Cake
Almond Cake
Angel Food Cake with Citrus Sauce
Apricot Almond Cake
Apricot Upside-Down Cake 
Apple Honey Cake
Baba au Rhum
Blueberry Bundt Cake
Blueberry Lemon Cream Cake
Boston Cream Pie
Carrot Almond Cake with Ricotta Cream
Chocolate Melting Cakes 
Chocolate Truffle Cake (Gluten-Free) 
Citrus Almond Cake
Coconut Cream Cake (Cliff's)
Cointreau and Chocolate Bundt Cake
Cuatro Leches Cakes 
Double Ginger Gingerbread
Easter Lamb Cake (almond) 
Four by Four by Four Cake 
Frozen Cranberry Torte 
Gateau Saint-Honoré
Gianduia Cake
Hazelnut Chocolate Cake
Hello Kitty Cake
Lamb Cake (almond)
Lemon-Lavender-Buttermilk-Cornmeal-Olive Oil Cake
Luisa's Louisa's Cake 
Maple Pecan Bundt 
Meringue Roulade with Rose Cream and Raspberries
Panforte di Siena
Peach and Cherry Summer Cake 
Pear-Rosemary Cake
Pear and Ricotta Cake
Pink Lemonade Cake  
Pistachio Cake, Lemon-Frosted 
PMS Brownies
Princess Cake (Prinsesstårta) 
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cardamom Buttercream
Red Velvet Cake
Ricotta-Apple Cake
Sunken Pear (or Apple) Cake
Torta de Santiago
Torta di Nocciole e Cioccolata
Torta Gianduia
Torta Magica
Torta Ricotta e Pere
Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cake


Absinthe Ice Cream
Apple Dumplings
Blackberry Swirl Cobbler
Blueberry Crisps
Chocolate-Cinnamon Pudding with Raspberries
Chocolate Mousse (Alice B. Toklas) 
Chocolate-Orange Sorbet 
Chocolate Soufflés
Chocolate Truffles
Cinnamon Cherry Cobler 
Clafoutis aux Cérises Noires
Coeur à la Crème au Chocolat 
Coeur à la Crème au Citron at Lavande
Connie's "PMS" Brownies 
Crème Brûlée 
Crêpes Suzette
Cuppa, Cuppa, Cuppa
Dolce all'amaretti 
Honey and Lavender Poached Pears
Individual Pear and Gianduis Pavlovas
Lemon-Lavender Panna Cotta
Lemon-Lime Posset
Lemon Mint Ice Cream 
Lime Semifreddo with Gingered Biscuit Crust
Marinated Melon Balls
Meyer Lemon Gelato
Mozartkugeln (Homemade)
Peach Cobbler, Pecan Swirl Biscuits
Peaches in Wine 
Pear Surprise (poached and stuffed)
Pear-Honey-Lime Mousse   
Pears in Saffron Syrup
Pêche Melba
Pumpkin Crème Brûlée
Rhubarb and Peach Crisp
Rhubarb Compote
Strawberries and Grand Marnier (Gluten and Dairy Free)
Strawberries, Marinated in Red Wine and Armagnac (Gluten and Dairy Free)
Tequila Mousse (Gluten and Dairy Free)
White Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry Sauce


Cherry Liqueur
Cocktails, New Orleans
Herb-infused Gin, homemade
Jerez Fresca 
Lavender Lemonade
Limoncello, homemade 
Mandarinello, homemade
New Orleans Special (cocktail) 
Prickly Pear Margaritas
Ramos Gin Fizz
Spanish Baroque Hot Chocolate
Tequila Sour
Venetian Spritz (cocktail)