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Recipe from The Cove Kitchen: Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake

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DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CAKE

Today, our pastry chef, Natalie, shares another delicious recipe that has become a guest favorite here at The Cove.  Enjoy this delectable Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake and come back and let us know how it turns out in the comment section below!

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake
Makes one 8-inch cake

Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ cup unsalted butter
1 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
¼ + ⅛ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp coffee extract
5 eggs
¾ cup cocoa powder

Chocolate Glaze Recipe
1 ½ cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ cup heavy cream

Preparing cake:
Preheat oven to 350°. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter in pan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, salt, and both vanilla and coffee extracts to melted chocolate and butter. Once mixed, add the eggs, beating briefly until smooth. Add cocoa powder and mix until just combined. Bake in greased 8” cake pan for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Preparing glaze:
Heat cream to a boil in sauce pan over medium heat. Remove from heat and pour heated cream over chocolate chips in a glass bowl. Let stand for 1-2 minutes, then whisk together until chocolate chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Spread Glaze over cooled cake. Tap cake pan a couple of times on counter to spread evenly over cake. Freeze cake overnight. Remove from freezer and thaw just until no longer frozen and serve.

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Recipe from The Cove Kitchen: Creamy Risotto

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CREAMY RISOTTO

This creamy and satisfying side dish is a guest favorite here at The Cove!

Risotto is very versatile, and goes well with lots of different dishes. Add in wilted spinach, cherry tomatoes, pesto, or cooked crab meat for a more creative dish!  Risotto is paired well with chicken or steak and is delicious with asparagus.

We have a free printable version of the recipe found at the bottom of this post.

Creamy Risotto Recipe
(4 servings)

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small shallot (or 1/4 onion), chopped
1 cup Arborio rice
2 cups chicken stock or cold water
¾ cup heavy cream
½ cup grated Parmesan
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in a medium skillet over low/medium heat.  Add garlic and shallot and sauté for 2-3 minutes.  Add Arborio rice and sauté for an additional 3-4 minutes or until shallots are tender.  Pour in chicken stock (or water) and bring to a boil and simmer on medium heat. Do not cover and stir occasionally. Continue to add stock (or water, as needed) as rice cooks until it becomes tender and liquid begins to absorb.  This can take 10-20 monutes. Stir in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese once rice is cooked.  Incorporate salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy!  Let us know how you like it!

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RECIPE FROM THE COVE KITCHEN: GRILLED PORK CHOPS WITH TERIYAKI HONEY GLAZE

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PORK CHOPS

Smooth, sweet, and salty flavors are joined together in this Grilled Pork Chop with Teriyaki-Honey Glaze dish.  It is a perfect combination and will be sure to satify your taste buds.

This dish is a great meal to serve on a chilly evening and will remind you of warm summer nights.  From The Cove dining room to your own home table, this recipe is bound to be a hit.

Grilled Pork Chops with Teriyaki-Honey Glaze
Serves 4

4 Pork Chops
3/4 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 scallions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Marinade pork chop in soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic, and scallions for two hours. Remove from marinade and pat dry with paper towel. Save marinade and bring to a boil in a sauce pan.  Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook down for 15 minutes. Incorporate honey and light brown sugar in saucepan.  Remove from heat once sugar is dissolved.  Grill pork chops 12-15 minutes at a medium temperature, turning meat over halfway through.  Drizzle teriyaki glaze over pork chops and serve immediately.

We suggest serving with Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto and Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus (recipes on printable recipe PDF).

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(Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto and Lemon Garlic Asparagus Recipes are included.)

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Recipe from the Cove Kitchen: Banana Pudding

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Did you know that Cove Executive Director, Will Graham’s, favorite Cove dessert is banana pudding?  Well, our pastry chef, Natalie,  is sharing her delicious recipe today.  We hope you will enjoy as much as Will and our guests do.

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Banana Pudding
Served at The Cove
Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients
1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup whole milk
7 oz sweetened condensed milk
½ tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 oz heavy cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Vanilla Wafers
Bananas, sliced as needed
Extra sweetened whipped cream as needed for topping

Whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar into soft peaks. In a separate bowl, whisk together the whole milk, condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the pudding mix and continue whisking for 2 minutes. Fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture 1/3 portions at a time. In the bottom of a 9”x9” casserole dish, spread an even layer of vanilla wafers. Spread sliced bananas on top of wafers. Spread half of pudding mixture over the bananas. Repeat wafers, bananas, and pudding.

Top with sweetened whipped cream.  For best results, make 1 day ahead of time and chill overnight.

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Recipe From The Cove Kitchen: Coconut Cheesecake with Brownie Crust

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COCONUT CHEESECAKE WITH BROWNIE CRUST

At The Cove, we are blessed with amazingly gifted chefs with a heart to serve God.  Today, our pastry chef Natalie shares her recipe for
Coconut Cheesecake with Brownie Crust.  Delicious!

Coconut Cheesecake with Brownie Crust
Served at The Cove
Makes 1 – 9 inch pie, 6-8 servings

Ingredients
Brownie Crust:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine flour and baking powder and set aside. Melt butter and chocolate together over a double boiler. Whip eggs with the sugar until thick and light in color. Fold melted butter and chocolate into eggs. Gently stir in the flour. Pour into a 9 inch round cake pan that is lined with parchment paper and greased. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out with wet crumbs.

Coconut Cheesecake:
2 pounds cream cheese
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
5 eggs
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded coconut

Directions: Mix cream cheese on medium speed with a paddle until smooth, scraping the bowl several times. Reduce speed to low and add sugar and salt. Mix until smooth, scraping the bowl. Add eggs and egg yolk one at a time, scraping the bowl well after each addition. Stir in the coconut milk and vanilla. Stir in shredded coconut. Pour batter over baked brownie crust. Bake at 325 degrees, in a warm bath, for 45 minutes-1 hour or until center is almost set. Immediately run a knife around the edge of the cheesecake crust and cool completely in the water bath before refrigerating or freezing.

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Recipe From The Cove Kitchen: Healthy Quinoa Tabbouleh

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It’s time to start  “Eating Clean”  and we guarantee that this will become a new favorite in your household! Learn how to prepare this Healthy Quinoa Tabbouleh recipe prepared by
Sous Chef Hallie Saunders here at The Cove. 
 

The Healthy Quinoa Tabbouleh recipe adds the perfect touch of freshness and zip to add to any meal and is perfectly paired with grilled fish or chicken.

Watch here as Sous Chef Hallie and Executive Chef Douglas expertly show you how to prepare this great dish.

Quinoa Tabbouleh
(Serving Size: 4-6)

Ingredients:
1 cup cooked quinoa- the mother of all grains
2 cloves fine chopped garlic
3/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup of chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup of chopped celery
1/4 cup of chopped purple onion
1/2 cup of lemon juice
1/2 cup of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Mix all ingredients and serve.
Great with pitas, grilled chicken or fish.
For extra kick and added spice, mix in cayenne pepper or red chili paste.

Enjoy!

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Recipe From The Cove Kitchen: Linguini with Fire-Roasted Cream Sauce and Tiger Shrimp

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This dish is sure to bring smiles to your table! We guarantee that you will LOVE this Linguini with Fire-Roasted Cream Sauce and Tiger Shrimp recipe prepared by Executive Chef Douglas Walls here at The Cove.  

Watch here as Chef Walls expertly shows you how to prepare this delicious meal for your entire family to enjoy!

Linguini with Fire-Roasted Cream Sauce and Tiger Shrimp
(Serving Size: 2)

Ingredients:

3-4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 garlic clove- finely chopped
1 shallot-finely chopped
1/4 of red bell pepper- diced small
8 tiger shrimp
1 Tbsp. paprika
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tomato- roasted and roughed chopped
3 fresh basil leaves- chopped
12 oz. cooked linguine
1-2 Tbsp. scallions
1\2 cup heavy cream
Parmesan cheese

Directions: Prepare linguini pasta beforehand, and cook to al-dente. Heat shallow pan on high heat and add butter to melt. Add shallots, bell pepper and garlic. Sauté about 1 minute to soften. Add tiger shrimp to pan and add paprika. Heat shrimp through. Add roasted tomato and chopped fresh basil. Once shrimp is fully cooked, add cooked linguini and scallions. Toss to heat through. Once heated, add heavy cream to pan. Reduce cream and finish with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with basil and bell pepper.
Serve and enjoy!

For Roasted Tomato: Cut tomato in half and grill on both sides until roasted. Roughly chop.

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Recipe From Cove’s Kitchen: Avocado Pesto Wrap

Wraps

These wraps are loaded with usable protein, amino acids, iron,
vitamins and minerals—and they are tasty too! 
 

Cabbage Family healing powers

Watch here to see how this recipe is prepared and meet our Sous Chef Hallie Saunders

Avocado Pesto Wrap
(Serving Size: 5-8)

Pesto:
Ingredients: 
1 large ripe avocado
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of basil
1/4 cup of walnuts
1/3 cup of olive oil
1/3 cup of parmesan cheese*
1/2 cup of mayo*
salt and pepper to taste

(For an extra kick or tartness, add one or more of the following: lemon juice, hot sauce or balsamic vinegar.) Mix all in a food processor.

* Vegan options: 
Substitute Vegenaise (non-dairy mayo) for mayo.
Substitute nutritional yeast for parmesan cheese.

Filling:
1 cup of cooked quinoa- the mother of all grains
2 and 1/2 cups of greens- choose one or combination of romaine, mixed field, spinach or kale
2 small blackened diced chicken breast—-or diced veggie burger
1/2 cup of chopped broccoli
1/2 cup of chopped carrots
1/2 cup of purple cabbage

Directions: Mix pesto with wrap filling ingredients and fill 5-8 large spinach, whole wheat, or tomato basil tortillas.

Fold and roll—- Enjoy!

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Recipe From The Cove Kitchen: Grilled Coffee Rubbed Rib Eye Steak & Lemon Roasted Asparagus

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It’s grilling season and whether you are a coffee drinker or not, you will LOVE this Coffee Crusted Grilled Rib Eye Steak recipe prepared by Executive Chef Douglas Walls here at The Cove 

The Lemon Roasted Asparagus recipe and Sriracha Horseradish Sauce add the perfect touch of freshness and zip to finish off this delicious dish.   

Watch here as Chef Walls expertly shows you how to prepare this great summertime meal.    

Coffee Rubbed Grilled Rib Eye Steak
(Serving Size: 1) 

8 oz. rib eye steak
1 Tbsp. ground coffee
1/2 Tbsp.  paprika
1/2Tbsp.  light brown sugar
1/2Tbsp.  ground mustard
1 tsp. granulated garlic
Salt & Pepper to taste.

Mix dry ingredients and rub on both sides of steak.  Grill steak on a hot grill for 3 minutes on each side.  Let steak rest for 5 minutes to allow juices to redistribute.  Enjoy!

Lemon Roasted Asparagus
(Serving Size: 1)  

1/2  bunch of fresh asparagus
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. chopped garlic
Salt & Pepper to taste.

Place asparagus on baking sheet.  Mix ingredients well to coat asparagus.  Place in 375 degree oven and bake for 10 minutes.  Just before removing your steak from the grill, throw asparagus on the grill for a minute or two.

Sriracha Horseradish Sauce 

2 Tbsp. mayo
1 Tbsp. sour cream
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. Sriracha
1 tsp. of prepared horseradish
Dash of black pepper and salt.

Mix ingredients together well.  Drizzle desire amount over steak and asparagus.

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Recipe from Cove’s Kitchen — Carrot Apple Ginger Juice & Pink Lemonade

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Cove Sous Chef, Hallie Saunders has a passion for sharing the healing properties of various foods, mainly whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Hallie is a cancer survivor and knows a thing or two about healing your body with the very food that we put in our bodies.  

When asked why she loves juicing so much, she tells us, “Juice is one of the most powerful whole foods that you can put in your body.  It takes very little energy to digest, so you maintain almost all of the energy and nutrients that it gives.”

Hallie offers these four important facts about juicing: 

  • Juicing can help prevent cancer and heart disease
  • Juicing can boost immunity
  • Juicing cleanses the body of toxins
  • Juicing treats a variety of diseases from anemia and constipation to arthritis

Watch here as Hallie shows you how to prepare two delicious juice recipes, Carrot Apple Ginger Juice and  Pink Lemonade juice.  Both with ZERO sugar and just three ingredients each. 

 

Recipes

Carrot Apple Ginger Juice 
5 medium carrots
2 apples
1/4 inch piece of ginger
Feed all ingredients through juicer and enjoy!
Yields: 8oz

Pink Lemonade 
4 to 5 small apples
1/4 of lemon with rind on
1/4 inch piece of beet
Feed all ingredients through juicer and enjoy!
Yields: 8oz

Don’t have a juicer?  Most any juicer will work, but Hallie recommends the Champion Juicer.  

We want to hear what you thought of these juices.  Which was your favorite? 

Please share in the comments section below. 

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