creamy spinach risotto with bruschetta butter and steelhead trout

Bruschetta Garlic & Shallot

Risotto is undoubtedly delicious. But making it requires a bit of patience, as you'll basically be repeating the same steps over and over again for about 25-30 minutes.  But, much like life, it's not always about the destination (in this case, a creamy bowl of delicious risotto) - the journey itself can be just as enjoyable. Grab a large pan or a shallow pot (a dutch oven is perfect), a wooden spoon, a soup ladle, and perhaps put on some vibey music, and allow yourself to get into the groove. With some experience under your belt, risotto can be a mindless,...

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oyster mushrooms with miso butter


Oyster mushrooms are very special mushrooms. They are delicately mild, yet provide a rich savoriness and meatiness that make them a strong candidate for a meat substitute. Or just to have by themselves, like in this simple recipe with our miso butter.  *a quick note on mushrooms - no need to wash them! Mushrooms are like sponges, they absorb everything. If you wash them prior to cooking, you'll end up sweating them in the pan, and they'll be watery and soggy - hence not achieving the glorious caramelization you so desire. If they appear really dirty, you can brush off...

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broccolini cacio & pepe

Cacio & Pepe

  We all know broccoli goes well with cheese. This simple recipe, with Broccolini and Churn Cacio & Pepe butter, will transform your simple sauteed broccolini into an incredibly addicting dish.  What you'll need: Broccolini Cacio & Pepe butter Olive oil 1 cup of water Salt and Pepper Parmesan Reggiano or Pecorino (to top the finished dish)   Steps: Slice your broccolini into 1" long pieces. Reserve. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan on medium heat. When the olive oil starts to shimmer, it's hot enough to throw in your broccolini. Sauté and add in salt and pepper to taste....

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avocado toast with a fried egg, red radish, and everything butter


  This trendy dish is super easy to make, and can be put together in about 10 minutes. Follow these few steps to have a delicious and simple avocado toast at home!   What you'll need: 1 Avocado Churn Everything Butter 1 Radish 1 large piece of bread (if longer than a fried egg, cut in 1/2 and toast separately) Salt and Pepper Steps: Cut your avocado in half, take out the pit, scoop out the flesh, and place lengthwise onto your cutting board.  Slice evenly with your knife, starting right to left. Use your finger as a guiding point. (If...

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fusilli with garlicky kale pesto and pesto butter


This recipe, from Chef Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene's in Portland, inspired me. It's an extremely satisfying pasta dish, while also providing the bonus of a hearty serving of kale. In my version, I added parmesan, olive oil, and almonds into the pesto in the food processor - basically the same process as a normal pesto with almonds, but with kale instead of basil. And of course, I added Churn Pesto butter at the end. What you'll need: Tuscan Kale (2 lbs) 3 oz Churn Pesto butter Pasta (fusilli, or your choice, 1 lb) Parmesan Reggiano (1 cup) Pecorino Romano (1 cup) Extra...

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Maple and Cinnamon Butter (gluten free!)

Maple & Cinnamon

    These pancakes are light, fluffy, crispy, sweet, and just a little sour - everything you're looking for when talking about lemon ricotta pancakes. Because they are gluten free, they yield thinner and lighter pancakes. This makes them more crispy, and allows for the maple syrup and butter topping to soak right in, creating a wonderful contrast.   What you'll need: Gluten Free Pancake mix (King Arthur is the best) Eggs (2 large) 3 oz of Maple & Cinnamon butter (melted) Buttermilk (2 cups) Lemon Juice (1/2 cup) Ricotta (1 cup) Tools: 2 bowls (1 big one for wet,...

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