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Top Chef Richard Blais Holiday Recipe Series: Lamb Tartare!

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Top Chef Richard Blais Holiday Recipe Series Lamb Tartare

Hungry for some seasonal food?

We bet you are!

We're so lucky to have Top Chef Richard Blais bringing us new and fabulously delicious recipes ALL HOLIDAY SEASON this year! Our stomachs might not be able to handle it all!

Ahhhh! So good!

Here's his wonderful recipe for Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Lamb Tartare:

Lamb Tartare

1 pound lamb loin, hand ground 2 tbsp harissa sauce
1 tsp mint, chopped
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
1⁄2 tsp coriander, ground 1⁄2 tsp cumin, ground
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped 1 tbsp basil, chopped
1 tbsp cornichons, chopped 2 tsp red onion, minced
1 Baguette (optional)

1. Mix all ingredients and keep cold.

Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Spheres

2/3 cup Dannon Oikos plain Greek yogurt, made with whole milk (or use a 5.3 oz. single serve container)
1000 grams cold water
5 grams sodium alginate
1. For the spheres, mix the alginate and water in a blender and chill overnight or for a few hours.
2. To make a yogurt sphere, simply fill a squeeze bottle with the yogurt and using a slotted spoon, squirt the Dannon Oikos plain Greek yogurt onto the spoon and dip in the alginate solution.

To plate:

1. Spread the tartare on toasted or grilled pieces of baguette and top with the
Dannon Oikos plain Greek yogurt spheres.

Yield

4-6 servings

Who doesn't love Lamb Tartare??

Happy Holidays, everyone — and make sure you're as healthy as you are full! LOLz!

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Top Chef Richard Blais Holiday Recipe Series: Pumpkin Cheesecake!

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Hungry for some seasonal food?

We bet you are!

We're so lucky to have Top Chef Richard Blais bringing us new and fabulously delicious recipes ALL HOLIDAY SEASON this year! Our stomachs might not be able to handle it all!

Ahhhh! So good!

Here's his wonderful recipe for Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Cheesecake:

Ingredients

4 oz. cream Cheese 1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄2 tsp vanilla
By Richard Blais
1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
4 oz. canned pumpkin pie filling
4 eggs
4 oz. Dannon Oikos plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

1. In a mixer, using the paddle attachment, blend together the sugar and the cream cheese
2. Add in the eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after each one
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the pumpkin pie filling and Dannon Oikos plain Greek
yogurt
4. Add the yogurt mixture into the cream cheese and mix until fully combined
5. Fill the desired molds and bake at 300F in a water bath for 15-20 minutes

Yields

6-8 servings

Who doesn't love cheesecake??

Happy Holidays, everyone — and make sure you're as healthy as you are full! LOLz!

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Top Chef Richard Blais Holiday Recipe Series: Egg Nog!

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Hungry for some seasonal food?

We bet you are!

We're so lucky to have Top Chef Richard Blais bringing us new and fabulously delicious recipes ALL HOLIDAY SEASON this year! Our stomachs might not be able to handle it all!

Ahhhh! So good!

Here's his wonderful recipe for Egg Nog:

Dannon Oikos Vanilla Greek Nonfat Yogurt Egg Nog

Ingredients

4 cups low fat milk
1 vanilla bean, split
6 cloves
1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp Saigon cinnamon 8 egg yolks whisked
By Richard Blais
1 quart Dannon Oikos vanilla Greek nonfat yogurt 2 cups bourbon (optional)
1 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
Powdered vanilla to garnish

Instructions

1. Heat mixture of low fat milk, vanilla bean, cloves, vanilla extract, and Sai- gon cinnamon; simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside.
2. Whisk the eggs; then whisk into the warm milk mixture.
3. Let this steep and cool, then strain.
4. Add remaining ingredients to this cool mixture.
5. Finish with a nice shaving of nutmeg, vanilla, and even more cinnamon if
you wish!

Yield

4-6 servings

Who doesn't love Egg Nog??

Happy Holidays, everyone — and make sure you're as healthy as you are full! LOLz!

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Top Chef Richard Blais Holiday Recipe Series: Mashed Potatoes!

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Hungry for some seasonal food?

We bet you are!

We're so lucky to have Top Chef Richard Blais bringing us new and fabulously delicious recipes ALL HOLIDAY SEASON this year! Our stomachs might not be able to handle it all!

Ahhhh! So good!

Here's his wonderful recipe for mashed potatoes!

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Top Chef Richard Blais Holiday Recipe Series: Acorn Squash Soup!

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Top Chef Richard Blais Presents Acorn Squash Soup Recipe

Hungry for some seasonal food?

We bet you are!

We're so lucky to have Top Chef Richard Blais bringing us new and fabulously delicious recipes ALL HOLIDAY SEASON this year! Our stomachs might not be able to handle it all!

Ahhhh! So good!

Here's his wonderful recipe for Acorn Squash Soup!

Acorn Squash Soup
With Cranberry, Chorizo & Dannon Oikos Greek Nonfat Yogurt

Ingredients
1 whole acorn squash
1⁄4 white onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp celery, chopped
1 1⁄2 quart chicken stock
1/2 cup Dannon Oikos plain Greek nonfat yogurt 1/2 cup whipped yogurt (page 2 for recipe) optional 1⁄4 cup chorizo, crumbled
2 tbsp cranberry canned jelly
3 leaves cilantro
1 tsp smoked paprika
Pomegranate seeds for garnish
Lime for garnish

Instructions
1. In a stockpot, cook the onion, bay leaf, garlic and celery in some olive oil until garlic releases aroma.
2. Add the chopped acorn squash and then the chicken stock and simmer. When the acorn squash is cooked, swirl in Dannon Oikos plain Greek nonfat yogurt and remove from the heat.
3. In a separate pan, cook the chorizo and paprika.
4. When the squash is cooked thoroughly, purée the soup and pass through a
sieve so it is smooth.
5. Garnish with the crumbled chorizo, the cilantro, pomegranate seeds, a squirt
of lime and cover with the whipped yogurt, or alternatively just add a dollop of Dannon Oikos plain Greek nonfat yogurt.

Yield
4-6 servings

YUM!

We can't wait to try this!

Happy Holidays, everyone — and make sure you're as healthy as you are full! LOLz!

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