Almond Butter, Banana & Honey Panini

Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
Hearty, crusty whole grain bread, sliced
½ cup of either almond butter or peanut butter, chunky
2 bananas sliced lengthwise
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon canola oil
Cooking spray
Directions
Preheat Panini grill (or you could use a grill pan with a heavy skillet as a weight). Spray the cooking surface. Brush one side of bread with oil, [...]

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Apple Bread Pudding with Golden Raisins

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 loaf Challah bread, crusts removed, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces
1 cup (6 ounces) golden raisins, plumped in hot water for 15 minutes
3 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
3 [...]

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Baked Camembert with Thyme and Garlic Toasts and Maple Glazed Grapes

Serves 9-12
Wine Pairing: Rose D’Anjou
Ingredients
1 whole small Camembert cheese
2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
2 sprigs fresh thyme
Olive oil
Salt and black pepper, freshly ground
For garlic toasts
1 baguette
1 garlic clove
Extra virgin olive oil
For grapes
1 large bunch of red seedless grapes, washed and stemmed
6 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves pulled from stems
3 tablespoons maple syrup
Olive oil
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 [...]

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Baked Herbal Goat Cheese with Tomatoes and Kalamata Olive Bread

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh marjoram leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine
½ teaspoon salt
4 ounces goat cheese
Cracked black pepper
Chopped herbs for garnish
Directions
Pre heat oven to 375°F. In a mixing bowl mix together tomatoes, fresh herbs and salt. Place in a small shallow baking dish. [...]

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Berenjena Rellena (Stuffed Eggplant)

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 medium eggplants
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped fine
¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped fine
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Salt and pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
Serve with chunk of bread
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cut the eggplants in half and brush with olive oil and sprinkle [...]

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Blissed Bread’s Roasted Pumpkin Custard Bread

I call this recipe a “custard bread” because the additional eggs give the bread a wonderfully spongy, moist, texture. Please assume all ingredients are organic whenever possible!

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Caraway Soda Bread

Makes 4 mini loaves
INGREDIENTS
4 cups all purpose bread flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons caraway seeds
2 cup buttermilk
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, sift and combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and caraway seeds. Add the buttermilk a little at a time and mix until soft dough [...]

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Challah

Makes 1 loaf
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened), plus 2 more tablespoons for top of dough
3½ unbleached bread flour
½ cup warm water (100°F)
1⁄3 cup sugar
¼ cup milk (warmed, 100°F)
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 egg yolk, for egg wash
PREPARATION
Spray a bowl with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. In a medium [...]

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Chapati

Makes about 14
INGREDIENTS
1 cup whole wheat flour plus 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, or 2 cups chapati flour
1 to 1¼ cups water
All-purpose flour, for rolling
Butter, for serving
DIRECTIONS
Mix the flour(s) in a large bowl. Add ½ cup of the water to the flour, and mix with your hand to combine. Add another ¼ cup water, and [...]

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Chapatis

Makes approximately 12
Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat flour
Additional flour for rolling
1 cup of water (approximately)
½ tablespoon of salt or to taste if you want more
2 tablespoon of vegetable or canola oil
Directions
Mix flour and salt well. Make a hole in flour and mix in a little water at a time while trying to form dough. Add little [...]

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Cheddar Chive Apple Puffs

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Chocolate & Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Makes 12 ramekins
Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) coconut milk
1/2 cup almond milk
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon, freshly grated
2 teaspoons nutemg, freshly grated
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups day old bread, cubed about 11/2 inch thick
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
Powder sugar
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Grease 12 ramekins. In a large [...]

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Ciabatta

Makes 2 loaves
Ingredients
For sponge
½ teaspoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons warm water (105°-115°F)
1⁄3 cup room-temperature water
1 cup bread flour
For bread
½ teaspoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons warm milk (105°-115°F)
2⁄3 cups room-temperature water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups bread flour
1½ teaspoons salt
Directions
Make sponge
In a small bowl stir together yeast and warm water and let stand 5 minutes, or until [...]

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Cinnamon Orange Basil Sweet Rolls

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Makes 2 loaves
INGREDIENTS
1½ cups milk
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110°F)
3 eggs
½ cup white sugar
½ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
8 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons milk
¾ cup white sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
PREPARATION
Warm the milk in a small saucepan until bubbles, then remove from heat. Let cool until [...]

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Cornbread

Serves 8-10
INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons bacon fat, lard, or butter
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2½ cups fine cornmeal
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Melt fat in large cast-iron skillet; cool slightly. Beat eggs until light. Add buttermilk and cooled fat, leaving a little fat in the skillet. Keep skillet warm. Separately, mix together cornmeal, [...]

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Cranberry Sage Walnut Rolls

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Cucumber & Marmite Tea Sandwiches

Serves 4 to 6
Ingredients
1 English cucumber
1 jar of Marmite or Vegemite
1 stick of good, unsalted butter (such as Plugra)
1 loaf of Brioche (or any fine-crumb white) bread, thinly sliced & crusts removed
Directions
Slice the cucumber very thinly on a mandolin. Spread butter onto four slices of the bread. Thinly spread Marmite onto four more slices of [...]

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Eggs in Herbal Purgatory

Serves 6
This quick and easy dish has its origins in Naples and originated as a means to use up leftover sauce at breakfast time. The eggs are essentially cooked in the tomato sauce, hence the purgatory! Many cultures all over the world utilize this Italian idea, this recipe has more of the Middle Eastern influences [...]

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Grilled Flat Bread

Makes 6 hand sized breads.
INGREDIENTS
1½ cups warm water
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
3½ cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons sea salt
Olive oil
Coarse salt
¼ cup za’ater
PREPARATION
In a small bowl combine warm water and yeast, whisk a bit to mix and let stand for about 10 minutes or until the yeast is frothy and dissolved. In a large bowl [...]

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Herb crusted Chicken with Caramelized Onion Jam on Ciabatta

Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS
For herb crusted chicken
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped fine
Zest of 1 lemon
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups arugula leaves, for sandwich
Ciabatta, recipe follows
For caramelized onion jam
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 sweet onions, sliced thin
3 tablespoons sugar
¼ cup sherry vinegar
¼ cup water
Salt
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven [...]

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Herbal Wheat Bread

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Italian Antipasti Plate

Serves 10
Ingredients
2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled
2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled
2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted
9 cloves garlic, roasted
20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly
2 cans artichoke hearts, halved
1 cup black brine cured olives
½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
½ cup fresh basil leaves, halved
¼ cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon red chili [...]

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Italian Antipasti Plate

Serves 10
Ingredients
2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled
2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled
2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted
9 cloves garlic, roasted
20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly
2 cans artichoke hearts, halved
1 cup back brine cured olives
½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
½ cup fresh basil leaves, halved
¼ cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon red chili [...]

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Jerusalem Bread

Makes 30 triangles
INGREDIENTS
2 cups feta, crumbled
¾ cups cold water
1 jalapeno, chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons canola oil
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 400˚F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. For filling, mix feta and jalapeno, set aside. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until combined. On a floured work surface, turn out dough [...]

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Lemon & Herb Focaccia

Makes 1 focaccia
INGREDIENTS
2¼ teaspoons (or 1 package) active dry yeast
5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus additional for kneading
¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine
Zest of 2 lemons
1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt
DIRECTIONS
In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, stir together 12⁄3 cups lukewarm [...]

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Pa amb tomàquet

It’s impossible to talk about the food in Barcelona without mentioning the plethora of fresh seafood featured in its cuisine such as anchovies, mussels, clams, prawns, squid, and fish. The seafood is typically showcased pretty simply and basically and is most often seasoned with garlic, olive oil and tomatoes and traditionally eaten in paella, a popular Spanish dish made of rice and fish or chicken.

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Pa Amb Tomaquet

Serves 10
Ingredients

1 loaf country bread, cut into ½ to ¾ inch slices (preferably from a round loaf)
2 cloves garlic
2 ripe tomatoes
Extra-virgin olive oil
Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cut bread on a baking sheet and lightly toast the, just until the crumb is somewhat abrasive. Cut the garlic crosswise and rub the bread with the [...]

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Papadum

These lentil-bean wafers are eaten throughout India as a snack the way one would eat potato chips or popcorn in America. They may also be served along with or at the end of the meal. In India, for a snack, we would make a quick salad of onion and hot peppers tossed with lemon juice, served on top of roasted papadum. All you have to do is cook them quickly to make them crisp. In the north of India, they are preferred roasted, and, in the south, papadum is deep-fried.

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Parmesan Thyme Biscuits

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Makes 1 loaf
INGREDIENTS
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon all spice
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
2 eggs, at room temparature
1⁄3 cup water
1½ cups sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
½ vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350°F and position rack in center. Butter [...]

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Makes 1 Loaf
INGREDIENTS
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon all spice
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
2 eggs, at room temperature
1⁄3 cup water
1½ cups sugar
1 cup sugar pie pumpkin puree, pre-roasted
½ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350°F and position rack [...]

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Rolls (Quick Baking)

Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown in color.

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Whole Wheat Breads

Cool in pan for about ten to fifteen minutes before taking bread out to cool.

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Winter Herb Soup Sticks

Makes 24 bread sticks
Ingredients
Basic Pizza Dough (Ger-Nis)
2 clove garlic, chopped fine
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped fine
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped fine
¼ cup parmesan, grated
1 tablespoon black quinoa, toasted
Maldon salt (flake sea salt)
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Prepare [...]

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Winter Herbal Soup Sticks

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