Acorn Squash Quesadilla

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 medium acorn squash 4 tablespoons canola oil (more for frying) 3 tablespoons diced white onion 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño 1 clove garlic, minced 2 peppers, roasted, peeled and cut into strips 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 10-inch flour totillas 1 cup shredded Montery Jack cheese Tomatillo […]

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Adzuki Bean Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cups adzuki beans, cooked ½ cup arame sea vegetables 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 green onion, sliced super thin ¼ cup yuzu rice vinegar or plain rice vinegar 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 tablespoon orange […]

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Aioli

Makes approximately 1 ½ cups Ingredients 1 egg 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar ½ teaspoon salt Directions In a blender or food processor, place egg and chopped garlic. Whirl until garlic is smooth. With the motor running, add the oil in a slow stream, until […]

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Albondigas Tradicional (Traditional Moorish Meatballs)

Recipe adapted from the Food of Spain cookbook by Vikki Harris Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Meatballs: 8 oz ground pork 8 oz ground beef 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup breadcrumbs 2 teaspoon coriander seeds (freshly ground) 2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (freshly toasted and ground) Pinch of ground cinnamon […]

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Apple Cider Gravy with Ginger Apple Bits

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup tart apples, chopped fine 1½ tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped super fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh sage, chopped fine 1 […]

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Apple Rosemary Chicken Sausages with Sautéed Kale

Serves 6-9 (makes about 9 sausages) INGREDIENTS For the Sausage 2 pounds boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cubed 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium yellow onion, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped 2 tablespoon salt 1 medium apple (tart variety), chopped superfine Casings of your choice For the Sauté Mixture Olive oil 2 cloves […]

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Artichoke and Pancetta Farrotto with Lemon Zest Thyme Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 10 baby artichokes Juice of 3 lemons ½ cup pancetta 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest ½ cup white wine 2-3 cups farro, cooked ½ cup parmesan Salt Pepper Lemon Zest Thyme Butter (Recipe Follows) Directions In a large bowl […]

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Artichoke Pesto with Parmesan Tortilla Chips

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Dip 2 (15-ounce) cans of artichoke hearts, drained 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt For Tortilla Chips 4 whole wheat tortillas, each cut into 8 […]

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Artichoke Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 quart chicken stock 3 ounces pancetta, cut into ¼ inch dice 1 teaspoon olive oil ⅓ cup finely chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup Arborio rice ¼ tablespoons white wine 1 cup peas (thawed if frozen) 1 recipe baby artichokes in lemon vinaigrette, drained and thinly sliced […]

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Artichokes with Lemon Aioli Dip

INGREDIENTS 4 globe artichokes 2 lemons 1 recipe lemon aioli (see recipe) or any favorite vinaigrette DIRECTIONS Wash the artichokes to remove and grit between the leaves. Snap off the stems at the base, so the artichokes stand upright. Use kitchen shears to trim the tips of each leaf. Rub the cut leaves with lemon […]

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Asian Pork Meatballs with Sesame Spinach

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 small Spinach onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons ginger, minced 2 pounds ground pork 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1 large egg, scrambled ¾ cup Panko breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon fish sauce 2 tablespoon soy sauce Sriracha (optional, to taste) Hoisin (optional, to taste) Canola oil Sesame oil 2 pounds […]

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Baby Artichokes with Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 12 baby artichokes, trimmed and halved lengthwise ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for serving ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 garlic cloves, halved lengthwise 3 sprigs fresh thyme Coarse sea salt or kosher salt ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns Chopped parsley DIRECTIONS Combine water, the oil, lemon juice, garlic, […]

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Baby Bok Choy Mint Millet with Cilantro Ginger Miso

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS ½ cup millet, cooked ¼ cup adzuki beans, cooked ¼ cup red cabbage, shredded 6-8 shitake mushrooms, sliced 3-4 green onions, sliced 1 carrot, sliced thin or shredded ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh Thai basil, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped 2 cloves garlic, […]

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Bacon and Eggs Pasta Carbonara

Serves 4-5 Ingredients 1 pound Spaghetti Olive oil ¼ pound bacon or pancetta bacon 2 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 shallot, chopped fine 2 large eggs 1 cup parmesan, shredded Ground black pepper ¾ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine Directions In a large stock pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook […]

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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 […]

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Barley Risotto with Kale and Sausage

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 4 cups chicken broth Olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped 3 sweet sausages 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, toasted 1 bunch dinosaur kale, chopped coarse 1½ cups barley ¼ cup Asiago cheese, grated 1 tablespoon butter Salt and pepper, to taste PREPARATION In a medium sized saucepot […]

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Basic Marinara

One of the three basic pizza sauces.

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Basic Marinara

Makes 2 cups of sauce Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 9 medium tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup garlic, chopped fine 1 small yellow onion, chopped fine 1 carrot, chopped fine 1 red pepper, chopped fine 1 green pepper, chopped fine ½ cup red wine 1 teaspoon chili flakes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon salt 1 […]

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Basil Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 cup basil leaves 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup olive oil Directions Mix the ingredients up in a blender until smooth.

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Beef and Guinness Pie

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 2 pounds beef chuck, cubed into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons canola oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 carrots, peeled and chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 […]

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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 […]

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Blackberry Mole

About 6 servings Ingredients 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 heaping tablespoons shelled, skinless peanuts 2 tablespoons whole raw almonds 2 heaping tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds (green) 2 heaping tablespoons raw pecan pieces 1 ounce Ancho chili, cleaned, stemmed, seeded (reserve seeds) 1 ounce pasilla chili, cleaned, stemmed, seeded (reserve seeds) 2 garlic cloves, peeled 3 […]

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Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Makes 5 Cups Ingredients 1 ½ cups molasses 2 cups white wine vinegar 1 ½ cups ketchup ½ tablespoon garlic paste (smashed garlic) ½ tablespoon ginger paste (smashed ginger) 2 tablespoons franks hot sauce ½ cup bourbon Directions Place all ingredients, except the bourbon, in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce […]

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Brandade

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 pound flaky white fish (haddock, line-caught swordfish, bluefish, scrod, or croaker are the most preferable) Salt and pepper ½ pound waxy white potatoes, peeled and diced 8 cups milk 6 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped 2 fresh bay leaves ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Black pepper 1 cup chopped fresh parsley […]

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Brown Rice Fried Rice

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, broccoli florets, peppers), chopped small ¼ cup frozen peas, defrosted ¼ cup water 1 small green chili, chopped fine 3 scallions, sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 2 cups cooked […]

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Butternut Squash Cannelloni

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 6 fresh sage leaves, chopped fine ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups butternut squash, prebaked to soften ½ cup parmesan cheese (more for topping) 12 premade pasta sheets INGREDIENTS […]

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound pasta dough, cooked 1 small butternut squash 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon sage, chopped fine ½ yellow onion, cut in half Kosher salt Pepper For brown butter sage sauce 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, sliced 6 sage leaves, sliced 3 ounces goat cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat […]

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Cantaloupe Mint Cucumber Gazpacho

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 cucumbers, peeled, deseeded and chopped fine 1 medium cantaloupe, deseeded, peeled and cut into small dice 2 bunches green onions, sliced fine 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup fresh mint, chopped fine ½ cup fresh basil chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine […]

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Carimanolas with Panamanian Salsa Chombo

Makes 24 Ingredients 5 cups yucca, boiled and mashed Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon salt, plus more 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 1 pound lean ground beef 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons […]

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Carrot Soup with Cilantro-Lime Cream

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 4 cups carrots, chopped 4 cups vegetable broth or water Juice of ½ a lime Salt Cilantro-Lime Cream, to garnish (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottomed soup pot over medium heat, add canola oil. […]

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Cavatelli with Seared Squid, Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Baby Arugula and Black Olives

4-6 servings Ingredients For the Cavatelli 1 pound all-purpose flour, or Italian OO flour 1 pound whole-milk ricotta, drained/hung in cheesecloth overnight 4 ounces semolina 3 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, freshly grated Water, just enough to make a firm dough For the Sauce 10½ ounces baby arugula, long stem ends removed 8 ripe plum tomatoes, […]

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Chicken and Cashews

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 pieces skinless boneless chicken thighs, sliced thin ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 small green chili, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 3 scallions, sliced thin (separate […]

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Chicken Breast & Chard with Thyme, Garlic, White Wine & Lemon

Serves 1 – 2 INGREDIENTS 1-2 servings chicken breast, boneless, skinless, sliced Juice of ½ lemon 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine 3 tablespoons white wine 1 cup chard, chopped Several thyme sprigs PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400˚F. Place sliced chicken breast on prepared foil. Top with juice of ½ lemon, 2 chopped garlic cloves, white […]

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Chicken Breast & Chard with Thyme, Garlic, White Wine & Lemon

Serves 1-2 INGREDIENTS 1-2 servings chicken breast, boneless, skinless Salt Pepper 1 teaspoon lemon zest Juice of ½ lemon 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine 3 tablespoons white wine 2 tablespoons thyme leaves 1 cup chard, chopped DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and lemon zest. On a large […]

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Chicken Cacciatore

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 4 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in 2 chicken wings, skin on, bone in Sea salt Black pepper ½ cup flour (for dredging) Olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped medium 2 medium carrots, chopped medium 2 ribs of […]

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Chicken Pesto Meatballs

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 2 cups fresh basil, chopped fine ½ cup pine nuts, chopped 8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 egg For the Sauce Olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped garlic (reserved […]

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Chive Blossom Garlic Aioli

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 egg 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon sherry vinegar ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons chive blossoms Directions In a blender or food processor, place egg and chopped garlic. Whirl until garlic is smooth. With the motor running, add the oil in a slow stream, […]

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Cilantro Lime Mango Gazpacho

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 medium mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced small 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 3 large cucumbers, peeled, deseeded and chopped fine 1 red onion, chopped fine 3 cloves of garlic, chopped fine 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and chopped fine ¼ cup rice wine vinegar ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine […]

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Cilantro Pesto

INGREDIENTS 1 bunch fresh cilantro (approx. 1½ cups) 3-4 cloves fresh garlic Zest of 2 limes 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped and deseeded (optional) Juice of 4 limes Juice of 1 lemon ½ cup walnut oil or olive oil 1 tablespoon cumin Salt PREPARATION In a blender, or with a handheld food processor, combine cilantro, garlic, […]

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Citrus Aioli

Makes approximately ½ cup Ingredients 3 cloves garlic Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 large egg yolk ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard Coarse sea salt ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon canola oil Freshly ground black pepper Directions Place garlic, lemon juice and zest, lime zest, egg […]

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Classic Garlicky Caeser Salad

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 heads of romaine lettuce, roughly chopped 1 large egg 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1½ teaspoons anchovy paste or 4 whole anchovies 1 teaspoon capers 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt 1⁄3 cup […]

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Classic Potato Latkes with Garlic Chive Sour Cream

Here is a traditional potato latke recipe with just a hint of modernization and garlic chive sour cream sauce for serving.

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Creamy Cauliflower & Spinach Soup

Serves 10 to 12 INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter 2 tablespoons canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground peppercorns 1 medium red onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, peeled 1 large or 2 small heads cauliflowers, cut into florets (about […]

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Crostini with Blue Cheese and Pear

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 baguette 1 clove garlic Extra virgin olive oil Salt ¼ cup honey 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine 2 Asian pears, cut in quarters, cored, and sliced thin 4 ounces blue cheese, sliced PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice baguette thinly, and place on baking sheet. Rub each slice with garlic […]

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Cucumber & Gazpacho Granita Ice Bites

Makes 20-25 bites Ingredients 1 cucumber, sliced semi thin 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 cup chopped tomato ¼ cup white onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 2 teaspoons […]

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Curried Apple Chicken and Parsnip Stew

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped medium 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2-3 boneless and skinless chicken thighs 4 large apples, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped large ½ cup fresh curry leaves 1 tablespoon curry powder ½ cup red lentils 1½ […]

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Curried Black-Eyed Peas

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup canola oil 4 whole cloves ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns 6 green cardamom pods 1-inch piece cinnamon stick 3 whole dried red chiles ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 2 bay leaves 1½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 large red onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste […]

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Curried Cauliflower Yogurt Chicken

Serves 4-6 The yogurt in this curry creates a mild and cool flavor, very herbaceous and not too spicy! Ingredients Olive Oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fine 1 serrano chili peppers, deseeded and chopped (optional) 1 medium red onion, chopped coarsely 1 […]

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Curried Yellow Lentils and Sweet Potato Soup (Yellow Lentils)

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped fine 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1½ teaspoons garam masala 1½ teaspoons curry powder 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes 4 cups vegetable broth 1 cup yellow lentils 1 fresh bay […]

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Delicata Squash with Garlic and Herbs

Serves 4 as side dish and 2 as main course INGREDIENTS 2 Delicata squash, cut in half, seeds removed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, sliced 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper PREPARATION Preheat oven to 375°F. Place squash in a casserole […]

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Eggplant Caviar with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Serves 8 Ingredients 1 large eggplant 2 medium tomatoes, chopped medium 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces Greek Yogurt ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh lemon juice Directions Preheat oven […]

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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 […]

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Empanadas de Pulpo (Octopus Pie Pocket)

In Spain, canned and jarred octopus is a luxury. To use it in empanadas is a delicious way to enjoy the delicacies of the Valencian waters, even from afar. Empanada dough is slightly sweet and thick in texture and does a brilliant job of absorbing the sauces form the inside without becoming soaked.

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Ensalada de Atun & Anchoas (Tuna and Anchovy Salad)

Recipe adapted from the Food of Spain cookbook by Vikki Harris Serves 6 INGREDIENTS ½ cup almonds ½ cup hazlenuts ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (Spanish) 6 cloves garlic 3 slices white bread, crusts removed, cut into quarters 2 roasted red peppers, deseeded and destemmed 4 tablespoo ns sherry vinegar (Spanish) Juice of 1 […]

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Eugene Sausage Pasta

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS Olive oil 6-8 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon dried fennel seeds 1-2 teaspoons dried red chili flakes 1 pound spicy Italian sausage 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped fine (flat leaf) 2 teaspoons salt 1 small can tomato sauce, 6 ounces 1 cup black olives, pitted and sliced 1 cup heavy whipping […]

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Falafel

Makes 25 INGREDIENTS ½ lb dried chick peas, soaked for 24 hours 2 teaspoons cumin ½ lb dried fava beans, soaked for 24 hours 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 small onion, quartered 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon salt ½ bunch cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ bunch scallions, roughly […]

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Fall Stuffed Mushrooms

Makes 40 stuffed mushrooms INGREDIENTS 40 medium sized crimini mushrooms 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon of each of the following fresh herbs: thyme, rosemary, parsley, sage, marjoram; chopped fine ½ medium tart apple, cored and chopped fine ½ cup walnuts, chopped […]

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Fava Bean Puree Costini with Mint and Pea Shoots

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 pounds fava beans 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons water Juice of ½ lemon Salt Pea shoots, for garnish (optional) Baguette, for serving DIRECTIONS Prepare a large bowl of ice water and set aside. To prep and cook fava beans, […]

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Fettuccini Nero Al Mar

Serves 4-6 This recipe is inspired by two experiences actually, my trip to the Lingurian coast and my many trips to Al di La in Brooklyn and my many Sepia Al Nero meals I have had right here in my own backyard. I often try to recreate Anna’s dishes and with an okay amount of […]

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Fish Foil with Veggies and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS 1 small traditional eggplant or 4 Japanese eggplants, cut into 1-inch cubes 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 whole head of garlic 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped 2 medium zucchini, sliced into disks 10 sundried […]

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Fresh Herb Farro Tart

Makes 1 tart, serves 6 to 8 people INGREDIENTS 1 cup farro 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing pie dish 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ of a red onion, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, chopped ¼ cup of each of the following fresh herbs: parsley, basil, and chives, chopped ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated […]

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Fresh Herb Pappardelle with Summer Beans, Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs

Serves 6 Ingredients ¼ cup each basil, parsley, mint, tarragon, marjoram, chopped Plus an additional 1 tablespoon of each for the sprinkle Olive oil Pinch of dried crushed red pepper 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 2 cups fresh summer shelling beans, shelled and cooked until tender 1 small fennel bulb sliced thin 2 tablespoons fresh […]

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Fresh Pea Soup with Ham Hock and Croutons

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 loaf ciabatta bread Olive oil Salt 2 ham hocks, raw or smoked 1 large Spanish onion, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1 leek, diced 3 cloves garlic, diced 2 cups white wine 1 bouquet garni (bay leaf, thyme, parsley, Grains of Paradise, or black pepper) 2 quarts stock, vegetable or chicken […]

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Fresh Thai Beef Cabbage Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound flank steak Salt 1 fresh thai chili, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped Zest of one lime Juice of three limes 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thai basil, chopped 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce 2 tablespoons rice […]

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Garden Baked Beans

Serves 12 Ingredients 2 pounds dry beans or 3 pounds fresh (cranberry, navy, yellow, eye, heirlooms in general are best) 2 sprigs fresh thyme Olive oil 3 cloves fresh garlic 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 1 green onion, chopped 2 teaspoons salt ½ cup molasses 1 cup dark amber beer ¼ […]

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Garlic Chive Sour Cream

Here are a few of our favorite latke recipes with a modern herbal twist. Each recipe is uniquely herbalized and is accompanied by its own unique serving sauce. We have latkes for all palette types and occasions, including sweet, savory, robust and fresh, and light. All of these recipes will create a new modern symbol of celebration for your Hanukah traditions.

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Garlic Herb Bread (kid friendly)

Makes one baguette Ingredients ¼ cup basil ¼ cup fresh parsley 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons melted butter ¼ cup olive oil Salt Baguette, sliced Parmesan cheese Directions Pre-heat oven to 350° F. In a blender combine the basil, parsley, garlic and chop. Add the melted butter oil and salt and blend until smooth. With […]

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Garlic Herb Ketchup

This is a very chunky ketchup with a very garlic-and-herb taste that is also excellent on fries!

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Garlicky Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed, peeled and chopped medium Salt 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon  nutritional yeast (optional) 1 cup almond or soy milk Freshly cracked black pepper Directions Bring a large pot of salted water with the […]

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Ger-Nis Fresh Siracha Sauce

Makes 1 cup INGREDIENTS 4-5 red chilies, seeds in tact and chopped 3 thai green chilies, seeds in tact and chopped 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 teaspoons tamari 1⁄3 cup rice vinegar, yuzu flavored preferred ¼ cup water (more as needed) 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons lime zest […]

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Ger-Nis Hoisin Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ½ cup tamari 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons honey 4 tablespoons yuzu rice vinegar 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 1 tablespoon Ger-Nis siracha 1 teaspoon black pepper, finely ground Directions In a small mixing bowl whisk together all ingredients until smooth and well incorporated. Place […]

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Ger-Nis Jerk Cole Slaw

Serves 12 Ingredients For the dressing 1 clove garlic, chopped fine ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon habanero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ teaspoon lime zest ½ teaspoon orange zest 1 pinch allspice, ground 1 pinch nutmeg, freshly grated 1 pinch cinnamon, freshly grated ½ teaspoon black pepper, ground 1 pinch salt […]

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Ger-Nis Tabasco

Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, deseeded and chopped 3 jalapeño peppers, roasted, peeled and chopped 1 can chipotle chilies in adobo, chopped 3 cloves garlic, roasted 1 tablespoon salt 1 cup citrus champagne vinegar ½ cup water Zest of 2 limes Juice of 3 limes 1 teaspoon smoked salt Directions In a medium sauce pan, […]

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 small shallot, chopped fine 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar 1 pinch chili flakes ½-1 cup goat cheese 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 jar piquillo peppers Olive oil & garlic Sherry vinegar garnish Salt Directions In a medium bowl, […]

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Grape Leaves

Makes 24 INGREDIENTS 2 (1 lb) jars grape leaves or pack of 12 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 cups cooked basmati rice ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled sautéed with onions and garlic cooled Salt and pepper, to taste 5 scallions, roughly chopped Yogurt Sauce, recipe below PREPARATION Preheat oven to 450˚F. In a large […]

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Green Apple and Celery Salad with Walnuts and Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 6 large or 8 medium celery stalks 1⁄3 cup roughly chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 teaspoons honey ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Freshly milled black pepper 1 large Granny smith apple ¼ […]

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Green Garlic Pesto

Makes approximately 1 cup Ingredients ¼ pound of fresh green garlic, dark tips trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, stems removed 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup toasted pine nuts ¼ cup pecorino romano cheese, finely grated ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Directions In a […]

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Grilled & Stuffed Cuttlefish

Serves 4 Ingredients 4 medium cuttlefish, cleaned and kept whole ½ cup fresh shelling beans, cooked ½ cup fresh tomatoes, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped ½ cup breadcrumbs ¼ cup pecorino cheese, finely grated 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon fresh pesto Salt and […]

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Grilled Chicken with Lemon Thyme Asiago Pesto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 6 each chicken breasts, pounded flat Zest and juice of 2 lemons Salt and pepper Lemon thyme Asiago pesto, recipe below PREPARATION Marinate chicken breasts in lemon juice, zest, salt and pepper for approximately 30 minutes. Grill and drizzle with lemon thyme Asiago pesto. Serve immediately. Lemon Thyme Asiago Pesto Makes 1 […]

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Grilled Eggplant Rolls with Tomatoes and Zucchini Mint Salsa

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 2 large globe eggplants, sliced thin, long ways Salt & pepper Olive oil 3 medium tomatoes, roasted and chopped small 3 cloves garlic, roasted and chopped small 1 medium yellow onion, roasted and chopped small 1 small zucchini, roasted and chopped small 2 teaspoons lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup […]

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Grilled Herbal Pomegranate Lamb Sausage with Figs and Green Salad

Serves 6-9 (makes 6-9 sausages) INGREDIENTS For the Sausage 2 pounds lamb, cubed into ½-inch cubes ½ pound pork fat or lamb fat 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup red wine 1⁄3 cup fresh mint leaves 1⁄3 cup feta cheese, crumbled and par frozen 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon salt 1 […]

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Grilled White Eggplant with Peanut Sauce and Cilantro Red Pepper Relish

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 small white eggplants (about 1 pound each) cut into ½ inch thick slices the long way Sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 shallot, chopped fine 2 red chilis, deseeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 tablespoon peanut butter 2 tablespoons tamari 2 tablespoons yuzi rice vinegar Juice […]

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Guatamalan Pollo en Peppian Tacos (Chicken Tacos with Pumpkin Seed Sauce)

Makes 20 tacos INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 chicken breast, skinless 2 chicken thighs, skinless 2 chicken legs, skinless ½ large white onion (half reserved), chopped 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup green pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 whole allspice berries 3 […]

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Guatamalan Red Chili Pork Chuchitos (Tamales)

Makes 20 tamales INGREDIENTS For the red chili pork 2 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 red chile, torn into pieces 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 pound pork butt 1 teaspoon salt 1 fresh bay leaf 2 […]

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Hand Pounded Pesto

Pesto, simply translated means pounded. It is one of the Lingurian regions most prized ingredients and traditionally hand pounded. Today many use food processors or blenders but you can still find devoted traditionalists who hand pound it proving that the taste is still superior with this method due to the increase of released essential oils […]

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Heirloom Squash & Chili Mint Salad

Serves 2 Ingredients 2 zucchinis, cut into ribbons (using a mandolin) ½ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon fresh red chili, deseeded and chopped superfine 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted Salt Directions In a mixing bowl mix […]

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Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

with Basil Oil Drizzle & Anchovies Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1 clove garlic ½ cup plus extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon salt Squeeze of lemon (optional) 6-8 tomatoes, sliced or wedged 6-8 pieces fresh mozzarella cheese (equivalent to the tomato size) 10-12 anchovies, whole of halved Maldon sea salt Directions […]

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Heirloom Tomato and Pesto Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS 1lb Pasta, cooked 2 gloves Garlic, minced 4 medium Zucchini, chopped 1½ lbs. Heirloom tomatoes, chopped 2 cups fresh Basil leaves Juice of one large Lemon ½ cup Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste PREPARATION In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, sauté garlic, add zucchini and season with salt, […]

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Herb Mashed Cannellini Beans

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 10 cloves garlic (skin on) 1 fresh rosemary sprigs 3 fresh thyme sprigs Extra virgin olive oil Salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1¾ cups chicken broth Freshly ground pepper Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped […]

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Herbal Spring Rolls

Makes 12 rolls Ingredients 12 rice paper wrappers 1 head boston lettuce leaves, white parts removed 2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch matchsticks 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch matchsticks ½ cup scallions, chopped fine ½ cup semi ripe mango, cut into 1-inch matchsticks ½ cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves […]

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Herbed Beet Greens and Gorgonzola Risotto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 cups water 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter Tops of 2 bunches of beets, chopped, stems included 1 cup Arborio rice ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped 1 cup red wine ¼ cup gorgonzola cheese, buttermilk blue, crumbled Walnuts, toasted, for garnic PREPARATION In a […]

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Herbed Calamari with Chive Blossom Garlic Aioli

Serves 6-8 Ingredients Vegetable oil for deep frying (about 2 cups) ¼ cup lemon juice ½ cup buttermilk 1 pound squid with tentacles, cleaned and sliced into thin rings ½ cup flour ½ cup cornmeal ½ cup breadcrumbs (fine) 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, […]

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Herbed Garlic Pita Toasts with Minty Cucumber and Yogurt

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Pita 4 pita rounds, each cut into 8 triangles 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine Salt For Dip 1 large cucumber, peeled, cut in half, seeded, grated, and strained 2 cups Greek […]

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Herbed Gremolata

Makes approximately ½ cup Ingredients ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh marjoram, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 3 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon maldon salt ½ teaspoon red chili flakes Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all […]

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Herbed Lamb Kabobs with Garlicky Mint Yogurt & Mustard Mint Pesto

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup red onion, chopped fine 2 pounds ground lamb 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh […]

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Herbed Lamb Kabobs with Garlicy Mint Yogurt

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup red onion, chopped fine 2 pounds lamb, cubed ½ pound pork fat, cubed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground corriander 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 2 tablespoons […]

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Herbed Tapenade

Serves 15 INGREDIENTS ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 yellow pepper, chopped fine 1 orange pepper, chopped fine 1 cup black olives, chopped fine 1 cup walnuts, chopped fine 1 small jar capers 3 small anchovy fillets 1 […]

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Herby Anchovy Garlic Dressing

Serve over baby romaine leaves with hearty herb croutons

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Hoisin-Drenched Vegetable Medley

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1½ tablespoons canola or peanut oil 1 bunch scallions, sliced thin (reserve ¼ cup to garnish) A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 small chili, sliced thin 1 red bell pepper, sliced 1 cup snow peas 1 cup snap peas 2 tablespoons mirin […]

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Hongos y Ajo (Mushrooms & Garlic)

Garlicky mushrooms make a simple yet elegant appetizer.

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Indian Summer Ratatouille

This version of the traditional fresh Provencal vegetable stew is both easy and tasty as well and utilizes the best of the late summer/early fall bounty!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Italian Wedding Soup with Spring Greens

Serves 6 Ingredients For chicken pesto meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 1 cups fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fien ½ cup pine nuts, chopped 8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 egg For the soup […]

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Italian Wedding Soup with Spring Greens and Italian Herb Gremolata

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For chicken pesto meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 1 cup fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ cup pine nuts, chopped 8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 egg For the soup […]

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Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Tacos

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped ½ habañero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ tablespoon lime zest ½ tablespoon orange zest ½ teaspoon allspice, ground ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated ½ tablespoon black pepper, ground ½ teaspoon […]

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Jewel Yam & Al Blue Potato Hash

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 large sweet potato, cut into ¾ inch cubes 4 purple potatoes, cut in ¾ inch cubes 2 thick slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium onion, cupped 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 green onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine Salt […]

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Kelp Noodles Pad Thai and Almond Sauce

Serves 2-4 Ingredients Pad Thai mixture 1 carrot, julienne 1 red pepper, filled, julienne ½ red cabbage, thinly sliced or mandolin ¼ cup snow peas, cut thinly on diagonal 1 spring onion, sliced thin 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons tamari 1 shallot, sliced thin 1 small red chili, minced 2 tablespoons coconut nectar 2 […]

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Lahori Chicken Curry with Whole Spices & Potatoes

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS A 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 to 10 pieces and skinned 3 medium red boiling potatoes, peeled and quartered ¾ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper Salt 1½ medium onions, roughly diced 5 garlic cloves A 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut in half crosswise 3 tablespoons canola oil A 1-inch […]

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Lamb Chops with Preserved Lemon-Mint Chili Chimichurri or Cucumber Pomegranate Salsa

Serves 6 Ingredients 12 baby lamb chops, French cut and ½ inch thick Salt Pepper Mint oil (½ cup extra virgin olive oil infused with ½ cup fresh mint leaves) Chimichurri or Salsa (recipes follow) Directions Preheat broiler to High. Arrange the baby lamp chops on a sheet pan or in a baking dish. Sprinkle […]

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Lamb Kefta with Herbed Yogurt

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1 pound ground lamb 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup red onion, chopped super fine ½ cup fresh mint, chopped fine ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup Kashi Whole Grain […]

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Laotian Beef Salad

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ pound very lean (94% lean, plus), ground beef ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice ½ cup of roasted rice powder ½ cup finely chopped Spanish onions ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro ½ tablespoon ground Thai chili peppers (or paprika for the less […]

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Laotian Spring Rolls

Makes 12 rolls INGREDIENTS 1 cup finely chopped yellow onions 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup grated carrots ½ cup finely chopped mushrooms ¼ cup scallions, sliced ½ tablespoon salt ½ tablespoon black pepper 1 cup (8 ounces) ground beef 1 cup chopped, boiled, drained, and air-cooled mung-bean vermicelli noodles 2 eggs 12 spring roll […]

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Late Summer Garden Chicken and Herbed Dumplings

Everyone’s favorite chicken & dumplings gets a big garden boost from late summer goodies in this healthy recipe!

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Lemon Aioli

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 egg 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar ½ teaspoon salt Directions In a blender or food processor, place egg, zest and juice and chopped garlic. Whirl until garlic is smooth. With the motor […]

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Lemon Zest-Thyme Butter

Makes ½ cup butter Ingredients 1⁄3 cup butter, softened 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 medium yellow onion 1 shallot, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest ½ cup fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 teaspoon maldon salt Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well until […]

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Lentil and Bulgur Salad (Green Lentils)

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 clove garlic, grated on microplane ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups French green lentils, cooked and cooled 1 cup bulgur wheat, cooked and cooled 1 small red onion, chopped fine 2 stalks celery, chopped fine ½ English cucumber, seeded and chopped fine […]

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Lomo Saltado

Gustav Pierson discovered this traditional Peruvian dish on our recent trip to visit the organic fair-trade growers. The dish takes roots in Peru but with Asian (chifa) influences. The dish is basically a stir fry with French Fries and rice. The beef is typically marinated in vinegar and soy sauce and then stir fried with onions, peppers and tomatoes. This is Gustav’s version of the dish he now makes at home!

Gustav

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Malay Chicken

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of canola oil 3 chicken thighs (with the skin on the bone) 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup julienned ginger 1 yellow onion, halved and then sliced into lengthwise pieces 1½ tablespoon dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon preserved black beans ½ cup boiled/hot water 1 tablespoon fish sauce ½ teaspoon […]

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Manchurian Cauliflower

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS About 2 quarts corn or canola oil, for frying 3 eggs 2⁄3 cup cornstarch Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 large or 2 small heads cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup ketchup Cayenne pepper to taste Cooked white rice, for […]

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Mango-Sage BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This is the perfect special occasion addition with a no fuss recipe. Sure to be a crowd pleaser, it is a sweet & spicy and herbalicious treat. You will need party size buns, too.

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Massaman Beef Curry

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound beef, sliced or cubed (about 1 inch-chunk or sirloin is best) 2 teaspoons grated ginger 1 can 14 ounces unsweetened coconut milk 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce of tamari 1 tablespoon canola oil or peanut oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped small 1 small shallot, chopped […]

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Massaman Thai Curry Paste / Gaeng Massaman

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 5 small fresh red chilies 5-6 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped fine 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt 2 tablespoons galangal root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons lemongrass bulb, cleaned and trimmed and chopped fine 2 tablespoons lime zest 2 […]

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Mediterranean Lentil & Bulgur Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup lentils, cooked 1 cup cracked bulgur wheat, cooked 1 medium cucumber, peeled, deseeded and chopped medium 1 red bell pepper, chopped medium 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine ½ cup lemon juice ½ cup […]

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Mexican Herbed Chicken Albondigas Soup

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1 pound ground chicken Zest and juice of 2 limes ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 tablespoon dried cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten For the Soup Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine […]

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Mexican Spiced Walnut and Tomato Salsa with Collard Green Wrap

Serves 3-4 Walnut meat Ingredients 1½ cups raw walnuts (soaked and dehydrated) 1½ teaspoons ground cumin ¾ teaspoon ground coriander 2 tablespoon nama shoyu ¼ of dried chipotle, soaked 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ jalapeño, seeded and finely diced 1 green onion, sliced in very thin slices ½ cup sun dried tomatoes in oil, finely […]

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Mint Butter

Makes ½ cup butter Ingredients 1⁄3 cup butter, softened 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 shallot, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest ½ cup fresh mint, chopped fine 1 teaspoon maldon salt Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well until a smooth butter paste […]

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Moroccan Chicken Curry Pot Pies with Puff Pastry

Exotic Middle Eastern spices give these individual chicken pot pies, a sultry edge, while filling your kitchen with intoxicating scents!

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Mushroom Herb Filling

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons yellow onion, chopped superfine 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine 1 cup brown mushrooms, chopped fine ¼ cup red pepper, chopped fine Salt Pepper 1 tablespoon each of fresh chives, parsley and thyme, chopped fine ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated 1 egg white, for brushing tops […]

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Mussels with IPA & Thai Red Curry & Lime

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped fine Zest of 1 lime 1 small red onion, chopped fine 3 tomatoes, chopped medium Juice of 2 limes 2-3 tablespoons red curry paste ½ cup IPA beer ½ stick butter 1 teaspoon maldon […]

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Negro Modelo Cocktail (Mexico)

For the beer drinkers who can’t decide between beer or a cocktail, we offer a house favorite, it’s like a heavy meal with a spicy and boozy kick! Highlighting our fresh cilantro and homemade Tabasco.

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Nicaraguan Baho (Beef Steak Cooked in Banana Leaves)

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound beef brisket, cut into strips 3 cloves garlic 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 green pepper, sliced thin 1 medium white onion, sliced thin Juice of 5 limes 1 tablespoon salt 1 ripe plantain, sliced ½ pound yucca, cubed Banana leaves Directions In a large bowl, mix together beef, garlic, tomatoes, […]

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Nissa’s Lasagna

Makes one large lasagna Ingredients Olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 medium yellow, onions, chopped small 2 medium carrots, chopped small 2 medium green zucchini, chopped small 1 cup broccoli florets, cut super small 4 medium tomatoes, chopped small ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved) ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped […]

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Not-so-dull Dal

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 3 dried red chiles Pinch asafetida (optional) 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 1½ cups washed masoor dal or yellow […]

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Olive Oil Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds carrots 2 medium turnips (about ½ pound) 2 medium parsnips (about ½ pound) 2 medium red onions (about ½ pound) 2½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or unsalted butter 1 teaspoon organic brown sugar ½ teaspoon sea salt 8 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar […]

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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 […]

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Paches de Guatemala (Guatemala Potato Tamales)

Makes 8 tamales INGREDIENTS 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 2 green onions, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine 1 cup water Salt 6 tablespoons lard or margarine 1 pound potatoes, cooked and mashed 2 cups masa harina 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground […]

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Paella Valenciana

Paella Valenciana is essentially the mother to all other forms of paella. Authentic Paella Valenciana is hard to find, but, when you do, you will find it to be as exquisite as paella gets. You can omit the snails in this recipe, but the paella will not be authentic. You can find the snails in cans at most specialty grocery stores.

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Panamanian Sancocho

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 chicken breast, 1 chicken wing, 1 chicken thigh and 1 chicken drumstick Salt Pepper Vegetable oil (avocado oil preferred) 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 bunch green onions, chopped fine 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped fine 1 cup yucca, chopped in ½ inch squares 1 […]

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Panko Crusted Asparagus Spears with Citrus Aioli

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons citrus champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 bunches (about 12 pieces per) asparagus, ends trimmed 1 cup white Japanese-style breadcrumbs (Panko) Directions Preaheat oven to 450°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In […]

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Parsley Chive Butter

Makes ½ cup butter Ingredients 1⁄3 cup butter, softened 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 medium yellow onion 1 shallot, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped fine 1 teaspoon maldon salt Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all of […]

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Passover Roasted Leg of Lamb

Serves 10-12 Ingredients ½ cup fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon cloves, whole 1 tablespoon cardamom seeds 2 tablespoons coriander, whole 1 tablespoon cumin powder 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 6 pound leg of lamb, trimmed of fat 6 garlic cloves, chopped fine 2 medium yellow onions, divided into 12 wedges or cubes 2 […]

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Pasta Basil Pine Nut Pesto over Zucchini

Makes 1 cup (sauce) Ingredients 3 fresh basil leaves, tightly packed ½ cup of spinach 5 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons flax oil 4 tablespoons white miso ½ tablespoon garlic, minced ½ teaspoon salt, use less at first ½ cup pine nuts Directions Put the basil and salt in the food processor. Pulse a few […]

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Pea & Lemon Risotto with Mint Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper Mint Butter (Recipe follows) Directions In a medium sized saucepot, […]

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Pea & Mint Tortellini in Herbed Brodo

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the spring pea and mint tortellini Olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 cup fresh peas, steamed soft and mashed 2 teaspoons lemon zest ¼ cup grated pecorino 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Fresh pasta sheets For the herbed brodo 1 (¼ pound) piece Parmigiano-Reggiano 6 cups chicken […]

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Perfectly Steamed Asparagus with Citrus-Garlic Salt Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound (about 30-40 medium spears) fresh green asparagus, ends trimmed 1 teaspoons lemon zest, plus 2 teaspoons extra Salt ¼ cup butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 teaspoon orange zest 1 teaspoon coarse salt Maldon salt Directions Bring 2 inches of water […]

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Peruvian Ceviche

Ceviche is the national dish of Peru, with records of the dish ranging back over 2000 years. Recipes for ceviche are diverse throughout the world and there is a great deal of argument about where ceviche originated and which country and culture has the “best “recipes. What we know of Peruvian ceviche and Peruvian seafood in general is that it is fresh, simple and clean and has been influenced over the years by the Asian culture that has been predominant in Peru. There are a couple of distinguishing characteristics when it comes to Peruvian ceviche, and besides for fresh parsley in addition to fresh cilantro the distinguishing marks are what it is served accompanied with; cold sweet potato, cold corn on the cob and of course the Peruvian staple Cancha or toasted cornnuts.

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Pescado Frito

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 ½ -2 pounds whole fish (sea bass, snapper) 1 clove garlic, mashed 1 chili, chopped fine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon coarse salt ¾ cup whole-wheat flour ¼ cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper Vegetable oil Lime wedges Directions In the body of the fish cut shallow criss-cross […]

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Pesto Pasta Carbonara

Serves 4-6 A classic recipe herbalized, just the way summer basil likes it! Ingredients 10 ounces orecchiette or small shell pasta or pasta of choice, cooked ¼ cup fresh pesto (using herbs and pesto of your choice) 2 eggs (room temperature) ½ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated 6 slices thick cut bacon 2 cloves garlic, […]

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Pinchos Morunos

Serves 10 Ingredients 2 pounds pork butt or shoulder, fat trimmed 2 teaspoon sweet Spanish paprika 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 teaspoons oregano (dried) Salt to taste Spanish extra-virgin olive oil Directions Cut pork into 1 ½-inch cubes. Put pork into a glass or ceramic bowl. Sprinkle paprika, garlic, oregano and salt over pork […]

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Pistachio Tarragon Pesto Chicken Skewers

Serves 8 Wine Pairing: Syrah Ingredients ½ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted natural pistachios 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 medium garlic clove, peeled ¼ cup olive oil 16 1-inch pieces red onion (1/3 inch thick) 16 1-inch squares red bell pepper 8 lemon slices, halved 1 […]

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Pork Fried Rice

Serves 4-5 Ingredients Oil (sesame, canola or peanut) 1 pound pork loin, cut into small ½-inch cubes Flour for dusting pork Salt/pepper 2 carrots, chopped small (diced) 1 red bell pepper, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger, chopped fine 4 scallions, sliced 4 cups rice, cooked and cold Soy sauce Sriracha […]

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Potage of Spring Greens, with Green Garlic and Mint

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cups onions, finely chopped 6 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole Salt 1 small potato, peeled and diced 1 bunch dandelion greens 1 large bunch arugula 4 cups vegetable stock or water 1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach ½ cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup […]

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Quinoa and Turkey Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 cup quinoa 1 pinch salt 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 4 pieces turkey sausage (favorite variety) 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ bunch (about 10 big leaves) Swiss chard or kale, chopped 1 handful fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 cup goat milk feta, cubed Salt Freshly […]

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Ramp & Wild Mushroom Crostini

Makes 15-20 crostinis Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 9-10 ramps, cleaned and trimmed, chopped fine 1 cup fresh morel mushrooms or other wild mushrooms, cleaned and chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon white wine 1 […]

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Ramp & Wild Mushroom Crostini

Makes 15-20 crostinis INGREDIENTS Olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 9-10 ramps, cleaned and trimmed, chopped fine 1 cup fresh morel mushrooms or other wild mushrooms, cleaned and chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon white wine 1 teaspoon salt […]

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Rice Pilaf with “Standing Spices”

Serves 6 to 8 INGREDIENTS 2 cups basmati rice 4½ cups cold water 2 medium red onions ¼ cup canola oil, plus about 1 cup for deep-frying 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 8 green cardamom pods A 2½-to-3-inch piece cinnamon stick, broken in half ¼ teaspoon whole cloves ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds […]

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Rigatoni Amatriciana

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 4 ounces Pancetta, cubed 1 yellow onion, finely sliced 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 teaspoon red chili flakes Salt and pepper 1 (28 ounce) can of Italian peeled tomatoes, crushed with hands 1 pound rigatoni, cooked ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped ¼ cup grated Pecorino cheese, for garnish DIRECTIONS In a […]

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Roast Chicken with Lemon & Compound Herb Butter and Roasted Vegetables

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 3 to 4-pound chicken 2 small lemons, quartered For Compound Butter 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped 2 to 3 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil […]

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Roasted Garlic & Herb Spanish Style Potato Stew

Garnish with fresh parsley. Serves 4.

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Roasted Lamb with Eggplant, Cucumbers, Mint, Anchovy, and Yogurt

INGREDIENTS 1 cup yogurt Lemon juice, to taste Olive oil 2 cucumbers, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup mint leaves 2 large eggplant, diced and salted 2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped ½ teaspoon chili flakes 5 cloves garlic, only 1 clove finely chopped 1 lb. lamb loin salt and pepper, to taste 1 large sprig […]

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Roasted Spring Vegetable Salsa and Whole Wheat Chips

Makes 2-3 cups salsa Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 small spring onions, chopped fine ½ cup fennel bulb, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 3 spears of asparagus, chopped fine ½ cup fresh peas ½ cup carrots, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine ½ cup fresh […]

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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Make 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2½ pounds plum tomatoes, cored, quarter and deseeded 2 yellow onions, peeled and quartered 5 cloves garlic, peeled ½ cup fresh basil, stems and leaves (chop leaves and reserve) 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped Salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 cups vegetable […]

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Romano Beans with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Tapenade

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound Romano beans, cleaned and cut into 3 inch sections (steamed to aldente) 1 pint cherry tomatoes (all different varieties) lightly grilled and sliced in half 2 tablespoons chopped garlic Juice of one lemon ¼ cup olive oil Sea Salt course Cracked Black Pepper Olive Tapenade (recipe follows) PREPARATION Mix beans, […]

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Root Vegetable Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche and Honey-Crisped Walnuts

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 pound onions, roughly chopped (about 4 cups) 4 to 6 peeled garlic cloves 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger Sea salt or kosher salt 2 pounds assorted winter root vegetables, such as rutabaga, carrot, parsnip, turnip, celery root, and sunchokes, […]

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Root Veggies with Garlic Maple Herb Butter

Serves 1-2 INGREDIENTS 1-2 servings of root vegetables of your choice (i.e. parsnips, carrots, celery root, beets) chopped fine 1 small leek, sliced 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon maple syrup Salt Pepper 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme and rosemary, […]

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Root Veggies With Thyme, Garlic, & Leeks

You can put virtually anything in a foil packet dinner – whatever inspires you at the market or in your ‘fridge. To get your creative juices flowing, here’s a few ideas to play around with. Simple and delicious!

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Rosemary and Plum Grilled Pork

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 boneless pork loin chops Salt/pepper 3 plums (black preferred), deseeded, and chopped 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped superfine 2 cloves roasted garlic ½ cup red wine ½ cup water 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves Directions Season the pork loin chops with salt and pepper and set aside. […]

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Rosemary Plum (Prune) Red Wine Glaze

Our obvious choice would be fresh plums, but keeping within the seasonal approach we had to use dried prunes for this glaze. It still makes a bold attempt and to our delight this deep, rich and velvety glaze is surprisingly perfect. The sultryness of this glaze is exceptional and using a brush of rosemary to apply glaze only heightens the overall experience! Excellent with pork as well as with roasted potatoes!

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Rosemary-Garlic Pork & Potatoes with Caramelized Apples

If you can believe it, there are several thousand varieties of apples, which can only mean one thing, more apples to choose from when designing your apple centric menu! These unforgettable seasonal recipes are made for entertaining guests, so turn on your oven, get out your peeler and start cooking up this seasons greatest menu!

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Rustic Artichoke Soup

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 leeks (white and light green parts only), chopped small 1 onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine Hearts of 6 large artichokes cut in quarters 3 medium size white potatoes (Yukon gold), peeled and chopped 8 cups vegetable stock 1 fresh bay leaf 3 sprigs of […]

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Rustic Artichoke Soup

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 leeks (white and light green parts only), chopped small 1 onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine Hearts of 6 large artichokes, cut in quarters 3 medium size white potatoes (Yukon gold), peeled and chopped 8 cups vegetable stock 1 fresh bay leaf 3 sprigs of […]

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Sage & White Bean Crostini

Serves 5-6, Appetizer Portions INGREDIENTS ½ pound white beans, kidney, or navy 1 tablespoon lemon zest Salt 3 cloves garlic ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 6 fresh sage leaves, chopped ¼ cup lemon juice 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 large baguette, sliced PREPARATION Clean the beans, making sure all debris is removed. Place beans […]

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Salmon, Baby Bok Choy, Sake, Herbs and Citrus

Serves 1-2 INGREDIENTS 1-2 servings salmon filet (we recommend wild caught) Salt Pepper 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon orange zest 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 tablespoons sake 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 baby bok Choy, chopped 5-6 shitake mushrooms, whole 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 teaspoon lemon grass 1 […]

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Salsa Rojo (Red Sauce)

Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium dried red chilies, seeded and chopped (stems included) ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped ½ a poblano pepper, seeded and chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped ½ tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves 1 clove garlic, chopped ½ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon cumin […]

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Salt Baked Baby Potatoes with Spring Herb Pesto

Ingredients 1 pound baby bliss potatoes 3 tablespoons spring garlic stem, chopped 2 cups fresh basil leaves ¼ cup cashews ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup parmesan, grated 4 cups kosher salt, extra for seasoning Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Pour 4 cups of salt into a baking dish. Evenly spread the potatoes […]

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Santorini Chicken Soulvaki

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Santorini Roasted Eggplant

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Santorini Roasted Eggplant

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 4 medium baby eggplants, cut in half 2 medium red onions, cut in half 3 medium tomatoes, cut in half 1 red pepper, cut into thick long strips ¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped Olive oil Salt and […]

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Santorini Shrimp

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Santorini Shrimp

Serves 6 Ingredients Olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined ½ cup Santorini Dried Tomatoes, chopped Juice and zest of 1 lemon ½ cup white wine 1 pound tomatoes, chopped Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 3 […]

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Santorini Tzaziki

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Santorini Tzaziki

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 medium sized cucumber, peeled out but not deseeded and chopped fine 1 cup Greek Yogurt 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup fresh dill, chopped ½ cup fresh mint, chopped Juice of 2 lemons Salt and pepper Directions In a small bowl mix together the cucumber and yogurt until combined. […]

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Sausage Parsley Fennel Meatballs with Tomato Cream Sauce

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, ground 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon red chili flakes ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons milk Olive oil For the Tomato Cream Sauce 1 (12-ounce) can plain tomato sauce 1 (12-ounce) container heavy whipping cream PREPARATION […]

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Sauteed Baby and Thai Eggplants with Basil and Peppers

Serves 6 Ingredients Sesame oil Canola oil 1 red chili, deseeded and chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 red pepper, cut into 2 inch thin strips 1 orange pepper, cut into thin strips 1 yellow pepper, cut into thin strips 8 eggplant (small baby and thai style) halved […]

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Sauteed Baby Artichokes with Garlic and Mint

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 16 baby artichokes, trimmed, stems left on if possible, halved and rubbed with lemon 6 cloves garlic, peeled 2 sprigs fresh thyme ¾ cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped Sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Warm the oil […]

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Sauteed Scallops with Summer Succotash

INGREDIENTS 1 cup green beans (cut into diamonds) 1 cup corn kernels 1 cup diced zucchini 3 cloves garlic, smashed 4 large scallops Sherry vinegar Frantoia extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup chopped tarragon ¼ cup chopped basil Maldon sea salt, to taste PREPARATION In separate pans, sauté green beans, corn, and zucchini (each with […]

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Seafood Fusilli and Creamy Lobster Sauce with Shaved Fennel and Lemon Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound pasta dough, cooked For lobster sauce 2 tablespoons butter 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 cup white wine 2 lobster bodies, cut in half vertically (Your fishmonger should be able to provide you with lobster bodies at no charge) 2 cups heavy cream 6 to 8 […]

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Seafood Spaghetti with Herbed Lemon Cream Sauce

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter, plus 1 additional tablespoon of butter 5 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 shallots, chopped fine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon chili flakes 3 squid bodies (calamari) cleaned and sliced into thin rings ½ pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed ½ pound baby scallops 2 teaspoons […]

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Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Chili and Mint and Toasted Pine Nuts

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 4-5 Summer Squash, cut into ribbons (using a mandolin) 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped ¼ cup olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons fresh red chili, deseeded and chopped superfine 4 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted Directions In a mixing bowl mix together the squash, garlic, […]

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Sheppard’s Pie

This mashed potato crusted “pot pie” is brought to us by the British and their love of rich protein filled dishes in the dead of cold damp winters.

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Shredded Chicken Mole Verde Tostadas

Makes 15 tostadas INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 chicken breast, skinless 2 chicken thighs, skinless 2 chicken legs, skinless ½ large white onion (half reserved), chopped 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup green pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 whole allspice berries 3 […]

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Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto with Parsley Chive Salt Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup fish stock 1½ cups asparagus stock (made from the asparagus ends and water) 1½ cups asparagus spears (about 1½ bunches) 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup long grain brown rice ½ white wine 1 cup […]

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Shrimp and Crab Fresh Corn Enchiladas with Salsa Verde & Red Sauce

Serves 6 Salsa Verde INGREDIENTS 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed, cut in quarters 3 poblano chili peppers, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 1 cup water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves ½ cup half-and half Juice of 1 lime PREPARATION Place the tomatillos, poblano peppers, cumin, salt, and water in a medium […]

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Shrimp Remoulade

Serves 8 Ingredients For the Old Bay Steamed Shrimp 4 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1 cup vinegar 1 cup water 2 pounds shrimp, in shells For the Remoulade Sauce 1½ cups mayonnaise ¼ cup diced celery ½ cup sliced green onions 2 tablespoons minced garlic ½ cup Creole mustard (such as Zatarain’s) ¼ cup chopped […]

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Shrimp Scampi Masala

Serves 6 to 8 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup lemon juice (from about 1 lemon) 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 pounds large or extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined 12 scallions (white and light green parts only), thinly sliced 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped ½ teaspoon ground peppercorns 8 ounces capellini or angel hair pasta or thickly sliced […]

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Shrimp with Sweet Basil, Purple Eggplant and Peppers

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons mirin 2 tablespoons soy sauce A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 1 purple eggplant, cubed 1 red bell pepper, chopped ½ cup water 1 small chili, chopped fine 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 […]

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Sichuan-Style Green Beans

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS ½ cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons mirin 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons black soy sauce 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1½ pounds green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 2 scallions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 small chili, sliced thin DIRECTIONS […]

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Sicilian Style Herbed Meatballs

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1 pound ground beef 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, ground 8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) ½ cup fresh basil, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) ½ cup fresh marjoram, chopped fine (2 […]

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Simple Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil

This is a truly decadent yet unbelievably simple recipe that captures the essence of slow roasted tomatoes together with basil. Serve over warm crusty bread or pasta, chicken or fish. It is also excellent over fresh steamed broccoli or green beans.

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Smoked Spiced Eggplant

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 large eggplant 3 tablespoons canola oil 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 large red onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 2 garlic cloves, ground to a paste in a mortar and pestle 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) 1 tablespoon ground coriander ½ […]

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Smokey Eggplant Mousse

One of the truly most decadent dishes I have ever tasted in Israel is the many versions of eggplant mousse. A longtime fan of baba ganoush, I was skeptical a few years ago when I tried my first version of this classic Middle Eastern staple in a mousse form. I am not the biggest fan of French technique cooking; I find the raw grittiness of food in a more pure form typically attracts me greater than dishes that are over concocted. But even so, I am willing to try anything (except liver), and so I did. To my amazement, I fell in love with eggplant made into a mousse. There is something so luxurious about the texture and taste. There are several different version of the dish of course and I typically and happy with most, some more lemony, others more cuminy, while my favorites tend to be smoky and herbaceous tasting with lots of sumac and paparika. I guess the point to all of this is don’t underestimate the mousse and certainlyy let’s keep eating baba ganoush, but don’t overlook a smokey eggplant mousse if you come across one and this recipe is my best recollection of the best I have had, combined with hot grilled flat bread you can sit in complete luxury even all alone, and indulge in this one of a kind dish.

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Spaghetti Squash with Parsley Pesto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 medium spaghetti squash ½ cup walnuts or peacans, toasted 2 garlic cloves 2 cups fresh parsley leaves ¼ to ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Juice and zest of one lemon ½ cups Asiago cheese, grated Salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION Preheat oven to 375°F. With a knife, slice three […]

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Spanish Seville Squid Cocktail

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds cleaned squid, sliced in rings 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest Olive oil ½ medium Spanish onion, sliced thin ½ cup red bell peppers, slices thin ½ cup orange bell peppers sliced thin 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (gold ones especially nice) 1 cup Spanish black olives, pitted […]

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Spicy Gumbo with Purslane Bishop’s Elder & Sassafras Leaf

Makes 4 servings Wild puslane (Portulaca oleracea) takes the place here of the okra used in traditional gumbo recipes. It has similar thickening properties, but adds a flavor all its own. Closely related to celery, bishop’s elder (Aegopodium podograria) replaces that vegetables here. The filé powder stirred into traditional gumbos is made from dried powdered […]

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Spicy Italian Sausage

Makes 9 sausages INGREDIENTS 2 pounds pork butt, cubed into ½-inch cubes ½ pound pork fat, chunk bacon or fatback 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh marjoram, chopped fine 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon cracked […]

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Spicy Italian Sausage and Olive Linguini

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 3-4 links of spicy Italian sausage (taken out of casings) (recipe follows) 1½ cups parsley, chopped fine 1 cup black olives, sliced 1 (12 ounce) can plain tomato sauce 1¼ cup heavy whipping cream 1 pound […]

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Spicy Italian Sausage Baked with Tomatoes & Potatoes

Serves 6 (makes 6-9 sausages) INGREDIENTS For the Sausage 2 pounds pork butt, cubed into ½-inch cubes ½ pound pork fat, slab bacon, or fatback 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh marjoram, chopped fine 1 […]

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Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Basil Calzone

Makes 4-6 calzones Ingredients 1 Ger-Nis Calzone Dough Recipe 2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, deseeded and chopped Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 fresh red chili pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup fresh basil leaves 2 cups […]

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Spinach & Herb Meatloaf

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS 2 pounds extra lean ground turkey 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped fine 2 sprigs onions, chopped (including green parts) 1 cup fresh parsley leaves 2 tablespoons lemon thyme or regular thyme 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper ¼ – ½ cup bread crumbs 2 eggs 1 tablespoon […]

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Spinach and Fresh Herb Risotto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 cup vegetable broth 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1½ cups baby spinach ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped ½ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh marjoran, chopped 1½ cup Arborio rice 1 cup […]

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Spring Carrot Soup with Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche

Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 tablespoons canola or olive oil 1 clove garlic, chopped fine Zest of 1-2 limes (reserve half of the cream fraiche) 3 medium carrots, chopped, peels on 1 cup water Juice of ½ a lime Salt Black pepper Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche, to garnish (recipe follows) Directions In a heavy bottomed soup pot […]

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Spring Garlic Bread Sticks

Makes 24 bread sticks Ingredients Basic Pizza Dough (Ger-Nis) 1 cup spring garlic, chopped 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup parmesan, grated 1 tablespoon red chili flakes Maldon salt (flake sea salt) Directions Pre-heat oven […]

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Spring Greens & Fennel Salad with Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 cups spring greens 1 fennel bulb, sliced thin 3 tablespoons fresh dill leaves 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard 2 tablespoons honey 1 clove garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons lemon juice Salt/pepper Directions In a large […]

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Spring Greens Garlic Risotto

Risottos are an Italian delight!

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Spring Herbal Osso Bucco & Herbed Gremolata

Serves 4-6 This lovely & lively dish is perfect for a chilly spring day, perfectly fresh yet warming with loads of fresh herbs and spring vegetables. Ingredients 4-6 cross-cut veal shanks (osso bucco tied with kitchen string) ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine ¼ cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped […]

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Spring Pea and Mint Ravioli with Garlic Mint Butter and Pecorino Lemon Zest Shavings

Serves 6 Ingredients For the spring pea and mint ravioli Olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 cup fresh peas, steamed soft and mashed 2 teaspoons lemon zest ¼ cup grated pecorino 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 Ger-Nis fresh pasta recipe For the garlic mint butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine […]

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Spring Pea Risotto with Prosciutto and Basil & Mint Butter

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the pea risotto 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 5 slices of prosciutto cut in small pieces 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper For the basil & mint butter […]

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Spring Vegetable Minestrone with Herb Pesto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For spring vegetable minestrone 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 3 carrots, chopped medium 3 celery ribs, chopped medium 5 asparagus stalks, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup green beans, trimmed and […]

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Spring Vegetable Minestrone with Herb Pesto

Serves 6 Ingredients For spring vegetable minestrone 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 3 carrots, chopped medium 3 celery ribs, chopped medium 5 asparagus stalks, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup green beans, trimmed and […]

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Spring Vegetable Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 pounds beets 1 fresh bay leaf 4 spears asparagus, cut into 1-inch spears 1 orange, segmented, juices reserved 1 small red onion, half moons 1 pound thick-cut bacon, cut into ¼ inch lardon (optional) 8 ounces baby arugula ½ teaspoon spring garlic, minced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 sprigs […]

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Squid Stewed with Chickpeas and Peppers

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 cup diced white onions 8 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped 1 pound dried chickpeas (soaked overnight) 2 cups canned tomatoes, strained and chopped 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon pimento or smoked paprika 1 tablespoon red chili flakes 2 cups white wine Water 1 pound squid, […]

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St. Louis Style Ribs

Serves 6 This recipe is a slow poached rib recipe with the seasonings that are normally incorporated into a dry rub in the poaching liquid, creating simple and succulent ribs! Ingredients 4 Spanish onions, chopped 12-15 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons paprika 3 teaspoons mustard Seeds 1-2 sprigs of fresh […]

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Stewed Squid with Salsa Verde

Serves 6 Ingredients 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh red chili, chopped 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 pounds fresh squid, cleaned and sliced thick 6-8 plum tomatoes, chopped 1 cup chickpeas, cooked 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves 2 teaspoons salt ½ […]

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Summer Herb Chimichurri, Grilled Potato Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped ¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium shallot, chopped 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons lemon zest ½ -3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon smoked […]

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Summer Sausage and Herb Cassoulet

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ tablespoon lemon zest 2 pounds cranberry beans, shelled 1 cup white wine 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock ½ cup fresh thyme leaves ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper […]

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Summer Squash Soup with Basil-Mint Pistou

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 medium zucchini, chopped 2 patty pan squash, chopped 1 yellow zucchini, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups onion broth or light vegetable stock ½ cup fresh basil leaves ¼ […]

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Summer Squash Soup with Mint Pesto

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 medium zucchini, chopped 2 patty pan squash, chopped 1 yellow zucchini, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups onion broth or light vegetable stock ½ cup fresh basil leaves ¼ […]

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Sundried Tomato & Herb Chicken Sausage Pizzas

Makes 3 10-inch pizzas INGREDIENTS 2 pounds boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cubed ½ pound pork fat, cubed (optional) 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium yellow onion, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped ½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine 2 tablespoons salt Casings, of your choice Canola or olive […]

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Sweet Chili Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ¼ cup rice wine vinegar 1 cup roasted red pepper puree 2 teaspoons garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons red chili paste 1 tablespoon lime juice 4 tablespoons hot water 2 tablespoons light brown sugar Salt Directions In a mixing bowl whisk together all ingredients until […]

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Sweet Corn Aioli

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 2 egg yolks 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon citrus champagne vinegar 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels 1 teaspoon salt Directions In a blender or food processor, place egg and garlic. Whirl until garlic is smooth. […]

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Sweet-and-Sour Eggplant Pickle

Makes 1 quart INGREDIENTS 1-pound Japanese or small Italian eggplants, or 1 large (1¼ to 1½ pound) eggplant, stemmed 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup rice wine vinegar 1½ cups loosely packed light brown sugar 1 cup canola oil ½ tablespoon chopped garlic ½ tablespoon chopped fresh ginger 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper DIRECTIONS If using Japanese […]

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Swiss Chard & Caramelized Onion Lasagna

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons Swiss chard, rinsed with stems removed, chopped 6 yellow onions, sliced thin 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium shallot, chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped fine (Save 1 tablespoon) 5 sprigs thyme, chopped 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 cups milk, warmed ½ cup grated Asiago cheese ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 4 tablespoons […]

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Tapenade Aioli

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoon capers, drained 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper ¾ cup mayonnaise Directions In a mixing bowl mix together all ingredients until smooth. Serve atop a herby beef burger!

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Tashi

Tashi is the Cyprus version of tahini with yogurt and a good amount of garlic. It is usually eaten with bread.

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Thai Coconut Scallop Ceviche

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds of Nantucket Bay Scallops 2 teaspoons salt Juice and zest of 3 limes ½ cup coconut milk 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon lemon grass bulb, chopped into a paste 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped into a paste 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped into a paste 1 tablespoon raw sugar 1 or […]

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Thai Cucumber Salad with Roasted Peanuts

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 english cucumbers, peeled and chopped fine 1 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 red chili, chopped fine ½ cups fresh mint, chopped Juice of 2 limes 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon rice […]

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Thai Green Coconut Curry & Vegetables

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon canola oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium red onion, sliced thin 1 red bell pepper cut into 2 inch thin strips 1 medium carrot cut into 2 inch thick strips 1 medium sweet potato, cubed in small cubes 1 thai green […]

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Thai Green Curry Paste / Gaeng Keow Wan

Makes 1 cup curry paste Ingredients 5-10 small fresh green chilies (10=HOT) 5-6 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped fine 3 teaspoons coarse sea salt 2 tablespoons galangal root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons lemongrass bulb, cleaned and trimmed and chopped fine 2 tablespoons […]

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Thai Red Curry Paste / Gaeng Phet

Makes 1 cup curry paste Ingredients 5-10 small fresh red chilies (10=HOT) 5-6 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped fine 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt 2 tablespoons galangal root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons lemongrass bulb, cleaned and trimmed and chopped fine 2 tablespoons […]

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The Spicy Bloody Mary

Makes 1 pitcher of bloody mary mix Ingredients 4 cups tomato juice 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 1½ tablespoons fresh horseradish grated 2 cloves garlic, pressed through a garlic press (juiced) 2 tablespoons Ger-Nis Tabasco 1 teaspoon celery seeds 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon citrus champagne vinegar Juice of 2 lemons […]

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Tofu Vegetable Pho

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the broth 2 medium onions, chopped large 3 cloves garlic 1 shallot, chopped large A 1-inch piece of galangal, peeled and chopped A 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped 2 small carrots, cut into large pieces 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 3 star anise […]

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Tomato Basil Frittata Cups

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 eggs ¼ cup of your preference of milk (dairy, soy, rice, or almond… unsweetened and plain) ½ pint of grape tomatoes, halved 1 handful of basil, chopped 1 clove of garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped ¼ cup parmesan Salt & pepper 1 teaspoon olive oil Cooking spray Directions Preheat […]

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Tomato Croquettes

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Tomato Croquettes

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cup plum tomatoes, chopped (include juices) ¼ cup Santorini Dried Tomatoes, chopped ½ cup yellow onion, chopped fine 2 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped 2 small red chilies, roasted and chopped 1 teaspoon lemon zest Salt and ground […]

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Tortilla Española

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 lb potatoes (doesn’t matter what variety), sliced in ¼-inch thick slices and in half ¼ cup olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 4-5 cloves garlic, sliced thin ¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped fine 6 eggs Salt and pepper PREPARATION Place the potato slices in a large sauce pan […]

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Turkey Jerky (travel dog treats)

Makes 3 cups of treats Ingredients 2 pounds turkey breast, sliced thin 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon honey 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari ¼ cup water 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped fine Directions Pound the sliced turkey breasts with a meat pounder until thin. Set aside. In […]

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White Bean, Onion and Rosemary Soup

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ pound (about 1½ cups) cannellini beans, soaked overnight and drained 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large yellow onions, sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 3 sprigs of fresh thyme 1 sprig of fresh rosemary 2 fresh bay leaves 4 cups vegetable broth or water Salt Pepper Extra-virgin olive oil DIRECTIONS […]

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Whole Wheat Linguini with Parsley Lemon Almond Pesto & Roasted Almonds

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS ¼ pound whole-wheat linguini, cooked 2 cups fresh parsley leaves 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup almonds, raw 1 tablespoon lemon zest ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil Salt ½ cup almonds, whole and roasted DIRECTIONS Cook the pasta as per pasta directions. In a blender place parsley, garlic, almonds, lemon […]

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Whole Wheat Rigatoni and Vegetables in a Ginger, Soy and Honey Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound whole wheat pasta dough, cooked For sauce Olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 6 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2″ piece of ginger, peeled and julienned 1 red pepper, cored and chopped 1 bunch collard greens, leaves and stems (reserved), chopped ½ pound brown mushrooms, sliced 1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 […]

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Wild Mushroom & Tallegio Pizza

Makes 1-12 inch pizza Ingredients 1 Ger-Nis Pizza Dough Recipe 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon truffle oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 cups wild mushrooms, chopped ½ pound Tallegio cheese, sliced 2 cups rocolla leaves (wild arugula) Maldon salt Directions Preheat oven to 500°F. Roll our pizza dough into 12 inch circle and […]

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Wild Mushroom Herb Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup mixed wild mushrooms, sliced and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, […]

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Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Porcini Cream Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For ravioli ¼ cup dried porcini mushrooms 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small shallot, chopped fine 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 cups mixed mushrooms, chopped fine Salt and pepper Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped fine ½ cup fresh ricotta […]

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Winter Minestrone

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 red onion, chopped medium 3 stalks of celery, chopped small 2 medium carrots, chopped small 1 medium red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small 1 medium yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped small 1 (28-ounce) can stewed tomatoes ½ cup fresh basil, chopped fine ½ […]

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Winter Squash Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For soup 3 pounds winter squash (such as kabocha, acorn, or butternut), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large or 2 medium Spanish onions, chopped (2 cups) Sea salt or kosher salt 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves, […]

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Yellow Gazpacho Cocktails with Grilled Cilantro Pesto Shrimp & Avocadoes

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 15 medium yellow tomatoes cut into little pieces, making sure to retain liquid 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped 2 medium cucumbers, peeled ¼ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 15 shrimp, […]

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Zucchini Cakes

from Culinary Herb Center Class- A Night of Mezzes with Miriam Restaurant

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