Spicy + Sweet: The Ultimate Apple



  • Tuscan Bread (any sourdough bread works)
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced
  • Jack-Pepper/Jalapeño cheese (any spicy cheese works)
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp mustard (sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Marinate the apple slices in agave syrup, olive oil, mustard, and lemon juice for at least 1/2 hour.
  2. Place the marinated apple slices on a piece of bread.
  3. Top the apple slices with any (spicy tastes better) cheese slices.
  4. Toast the bread slice in the oven until the cheese melts completely.

*Serve hot.

Almond Cookie


Almond Cookies

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond meal (Trader Joe’s)
  • 3/4 cup butter -0r- 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together in a bowl until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add all the other ingredients to the bowl and mix. (If mixture becomes dry, add a few drops of milk.)
  4. Using a tablespoon (I used a tablespoon, but any round shape works), create hemispheres and place them on a cookie sheet.
  5. Place the cookies in the oven for 10 minutes, and enjoy!

*Cookies can be served warm or cold.

**Cookies can be kept in air-tight containers for up to a week.