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Roasted Turkey Sandwich with Cremini and Truffle

For the brine: Combine 1 cup water, the honey, salt, bay leaves, red chili flakes, garlic, rosemary and thyme in a large saucepot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once at a boil, turn off the heat and add the ice cubes. Place the turkey and brine into a large resealable gallon plastic bag.

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Grilled Cauliflower and Celery Root Salad

Preheat grill to high.   Dressing: In a medium mixing bowl add the goat cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, meyer lemon zest and juice, orange blossom honey, champagne vinegar, chives, salt and pepper. Whisk together well to break up the goat cheese. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving.   For the salad: In

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Za’atar Flatbread with Lebanese Veggie Slaw and Goat Cheese – courtesy of Jay Hajj

For the veggie slaw: In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest and juice, the olive oil, salt and Aleppo or red pepper flakes. Whisk well, and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl add the romaine, red onion, red pepper, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, parsley and mint, mix together until well combined. Pour the lemon dressing

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Lamb Kofta Burger

Tahini Yogurt Sauce: Add the greek yogurt, tahini, lemon zest and juice, salt and water, whisk together well, cover and reserve in the refrigerator.   Pickled Turnips: In a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, combine the water, apple cider vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, salt, and brown sugar, sliced turnips and beets. Bring to a

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Chili Margarita – courtesy of DJ Irie

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the mezcal, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds to cool down. Strain over ice filled rocks glasses. Dip the pineapple wedges in the chile powder and garnish the glass.  Yield: 1 drink

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Cast Iron Five Spice Duck Breast

Place the duck breast skin side down on a cutting board. Trim off all excess skin that hangs over the sides of the duck breast. Turn duck breast over and make 4 parallel, diagonal cuts into the skin of each breast, cutting through the fat but not into the meat. Dust the duck breast evenly

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