Dinner for 2

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Butternut Squash Risotto Cakes

Tasty gluten free appetizer. Even better topped with carrot chutney or carrot coulis.

Kohlrabi Cole Slaw

Yummy, crunchy, sweet, fun and a little bit exotic!

Mexican Street Corn

Off the cob, meaning more great taste and less mess!

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Just really yummy.

Summer Zucchini Pancakes

Just as yummy as the sweet potato variety, but a little lighter.


Roast Tenderloin

Roasted Vegetables

Quinoa & Cranberry Pilaf with pepitas

Better Life Food Baked Goods

Roasted Vegetables

Sometimes we just need to keep things nice and simple. We love to roast fresh vegetables in a little Depot Spice and Olive Oil, that's it.

We roast them at a very high heat for a short time, allowing their natural sugars to caramelize and bring out the great flavors of the actual vegetables with a little help from Depot Spice. 

Fresh Vegetables - zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant and sweet peppers for this one.
1 tsp Depot Spice (or to taste)
1 TBL Oil Olive (extra virgin preferred)

1.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Wash and prep vegetables as necessary. Slice vegetables into 1/2" discs, sweet pepper into 2" strips.

3. In a large bowl, keeping like vegetables together, work in batches to coat each type in Depot Spice and Olive Oil. When complete place on a sheet pan in a single layer.
4. Roast at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until vegetables begin to caramelize on top and turn a nice golden brown. Removed from the oven when desired color is achieved.

Serve with Tenderloin. Add Quinoa Pilaf to round out the plate. (see recipe on right)

Roast Tenderloin for Two

We like to season a prepared tenderloin with Depot Spice, give it a quick sear in a touch of oil on the stove top and then when ready  roast it at high heat, then let it rest. Great on it's own with a side of roasted fresh vegetables. Let nature's harvest be your condiment. (see roasted vegetables below)

3lb Prepared Tenderloin of Beef - meaning all sliver skin removed by Butcher or yourself

2 tsp Depot Spice

2 tsp oil (canola)

1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. In a medium size sauté pan (Cast Iron preferred), heat oil on high until very hot.

3. While pan heats up coat beef with Depot Spice. When hot quickly sear all sides of beef. No more than 30 seconds per side. You want to give the meat a nice color without cooking it. Remove from heat and set aside on a small roasting or sheet pan until ready to put in oven.

4. Cook tenderloin at 425 for 15 minutes or until 135 degrees on an instant read thermometer or desire doneness. Keep in mind the beef will continue to cook even when removed from the oven.

​When ready to eat slice against the grain and serve.

We have no secrets. We use Depot Spice to make tasty food. We use the freshest ingredients whenever possible to create savory meals that satisfy most palettes.  Try to recreate some of our seasonal signature dishes.  If they aren't spectacular, well, you know who to call. 


Butternut Squash Risotto Cakes


3 cups prepared Risotto rice

3 cups peeled raw butternut squash (looking to yield 2 cups prepared)

1/2 tsp Depot Spice

2 eggs

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


1.  Peel and dice butternut squash 

2. In a small stock pot cover squash  with water, add 1 tsp Depot Spice and cook for 15 minutes or until tender


3. Drain squash and squeeze out excess water and let cool

 4. Mix all ingredients together (2 cups prepared squash)

5. Using a #40 scoop (small ice cream scoop), form into patties or cakes

6. Grill cakes on oiled grill or pan for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Serve hot with your choice of sauce/topping or let cool and freeze


1. Bake at 350 fahrenheit 

2. Top with Parmesan cheese prior to serving

YIELD: 40 cakes


Kohlrabi Cole Slaw



1 cup mayonnaise

3 tbsp white sugar

3 tbsp vinegar

1/4 tsp celery seed

1 tsp Dijon

Cole Slaw

1 large kohlrabi - shredded or julienned

1/2 head of white cabbage, shredded

2 carrots, shredded

2 tsp Depot Spice


1.  Mix all dressing ingredients together

2. Toss vegetables with Depot Spice

3. Mix sauce and veggies until fully incorporated


Mexican Street Corn


6 large corn ears (3/4 cup yield per cob)

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro

1 tbsp lime juice

1 clove fresh garlic, crushed

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp Depot Spice

1oz (1/4 cup) queso fresco, crumbled


1.  Brush corn with oil and grill until well browned, but not dry 

2. Mix all remaining ingredients into a sauce

3. Remove corn from cobs and set aside to cool

4. Mix corn and sauce together

5. Garnish with lime wedges


Sweet Potato Pancakes


2 large sweet potatoes

1 medium white potato

3/4 cup of milk

2 eggs

3/4 cup flour

2 tbsp green onions, chopped

2 tsp salt

1 tsp Depot Spice


1.  Peel potatoes and cut into chunks

2. Place in large pot, cover with water and 2 tsp salt, boil until tender

3. Drain and mash potatoes

4. In mixer or by hand combine potatoes, flour, eggs, milk, Depot Spice nd green onion. Let rest in fridge for 15 minutes

5. Pre-heat griddle to medium heat

6. Using a #40 scoop (small ice cream scoop), scoop out mixture onto hot griddle and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes. Flip lightly, pressing down if necessary, and cook for additional 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown

7. Serve hot or let cool before freezing

YIELD: 30 pancakes


Summer Zucchini Pancakes


3 cups shredded zucchini

3/4 cup + 2tbsp milk

2 eggs

3/4 cup flour

1/4 cup green onions, chopped

2 tsp Depot Spice (1 tsp for zucchini prep, 1 for recipe)


1.  Shred zucchini, season with Depot Spice, let rest (5 to 10 minutes) and then squeeze out excess liquid

2. Mix flour, eggs, milk, Depot Spice and green onion. Let rest in fridge for 15 minutes

3. Pre-heat griddle to medium heat and spray with non-stick oil

4. Using a #40 scoop (small ice cream scoop), scoop out mixture onto hot griddle and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes. Flip lightly, pressing down if necessary, and cook for additional 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown

7. Serve hot or let cool before freezing

YIELD: 80 pancakes