The Frank Chef

Nettle Gnocchi

Nettle Gnocchi

It's mid May here in Maine, so many wild foods including nettle's, are in abundance. This of course, means it's gnocchi season! Although making pasta from scratch seems a bit daunting, it is quite easy to do and the end results will yield a much more delicious end product then anything can come from a box. Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) is highly regarded in herbalism for it nutritive properties.

Celebrate w/ Pancakes

Celebrate w/ Pancakes

After a cozy New Years Eve at home, Cami and I woke with an unusual craving for pancakes. Normally we are not big eaters in the morning so it was strange that we both wanted a more solid meal for breakfast.

Red Lentil & Coconut Curry

Red Lentil & Coconut Curry

The following recipe has wound up being one of my most beloved soups. Thick, flavorful, and always a healthy option, it's perfect for both meat eaters and vegetarians. This is one of those "stick to your ribs" kind of soups that keeps you filled up for hours. Sometimes, I'll use this soup as a base for roasted chicken or grilled seafood like scallops or shrimp.