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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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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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 â…“ 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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Baked Egg & Goat Cheese in Brioche Cups with Tomato Herb Salsa

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 mini brioche rolls ½ cup melted butter 6 eggs Salt/pepper 3 ounces goat cheese 3 tablespoons fresh chives Tomato herb salsa (recipe follows) Directions Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut off the tops of the brioche rolls and scoop out a small portion of the inside, enough for a cracked egg […]

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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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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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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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Calçotada

Catalan cuisine!

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Caramelized Onions

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons onions, red or yellow, sliced in rounds and separated 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine 2 tablespoons Madeira, port or sherry (optional) Pinch of salt Directions In a large sauté pan heat the butter and the oil to a medium […]

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Carbonada Criolla

Argentine creole stew of meats, fruits and vegetables.

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Cauliflower Soup with American Paddlefish Roe

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 medium leek, white and pale green only, sliced thin 1 large Spanish onion, peeled and sliced thin 2 sticks unsalted butter ¼ cup white wine 1 head cauliflower, trimmed, core removed and chopped (5 florets reserved and thinly sliced for garnish) Kosher salt ½ oz. best quality American paddlefish roe Best […]

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Cilantro & Roasted Jalapeno Pumpkinseed Pesto with Aged Cheddar & Pickled Red Onions

Makes 2½ cups pesto and 3 cups of pickled onions Ingredients For the Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Jalapeno Pesto 1½ cups fresh cilantro leaves 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon lime zest Juice of 2 limes 3 roasted jalapeños, deseeded, peeled and chopped ½ cup pumpkin seeds 1½ teaspoons salt ¼-½ cup olive oil For the […]

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Classic Italian Lentil Soup (Brown Lentils)

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 Spanish onion, chopped small 2 small carrots, peeled and chopped small 2 celery, chopped small 2 tablespoons thyme 1 (15 ounce) can whole plum tomatoes 4 cups vegetable (onion based) broth 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup brown Italian lentils 2 fresh bay leaves Parmigiano Reggiano […]

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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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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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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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Herbed Home Fries

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 lb (about 5-7 potatoes) Yukon Gold or Red Potatoes, cut into cubes 1 onion, chopped Olive oil Salt Freshly ground pepper ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped ¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350ËšF. […]

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Honey Roasted Onion Tart with Thyme and Topped with Fresh Fig (or Plum)

Serves about 48 Wine Pairing: Tournant Rosé Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed 3 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces ¼ cup honey ¼ cup dry white wine 2 large sweet yellow onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds ¾ cup crème fraîche ½ teaspoon fine sea […]

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Jerk chicken Slaw

Serves 6 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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Jerk Chicken Slaw

Serves 6 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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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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Kale & Apple Sausage Pot Pie with Apple Parmesan Whole-Wheat Phyllo “Beggars Purses”

Here is a great seasonal family meal, filled with nutrition and fit for a fancy potluch. Don’t be frightened by the beggar’s purses either – they’re a cinch.

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Kottbullar

Kottbullar, Swedish meatballs are one of the best known of all the Swedish delicacies.

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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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Meatballs with Pomegranate Sauce

Makes 30 mini meatballs INGREDIENTS ½ small onion, finely chopped ½ tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes ½ cup shelled pistachios, finely chopped ½ tablespoon cumin 2 tablespoons bread crumbs 1 tablespoon salt ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped ½ lb ground lamb ¼ cup fresh tarragon, roughly chopped ½ lb ground turkey ½ tablespoon […]

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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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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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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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Parathas Stuffed with Potato, Chiles, and Cilantro

Makes about 12 Parathas INGREDIENTS 1 cup whole wheat flour plus 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, or 2 cups chapati flour Salt 1 to 1¼ cups water 1½ pounds boiling potaotes, boiled in their skins until tender (25 to 30 minutes) and cooked ½ cup very finely chopped red onion 1 fresh hot green chile, […]

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Persian Herb Stew

Here is one of Kfir’s family recipes for these little wonders. One of my favorite things about Persian or Iranian cooking is the HUGE use of fresh herbs so this recipe is one of my personal favorties as well!

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Pickled Chili Ginger Mint Cucumbers & Red Spring Onions

Makes 2 cups

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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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Pumpkin Maple Soup with Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 large onion, chopped 1 teaspoon all spice 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped ½ teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg 2 (2-pound) pumpkin peeled, seeded, chopped (about 6 cups) ½ cup whipping cream 4 cups vegetable broth ¼ cup maple syrup 2 star anise Salt and freshly […]

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Pumpkin Sage Risotto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1¾ cups chicken broth 1¾ cups water 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup fresh sage leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups fresh pumpkin, peeled and seeded, cut into ¼-inch cubes ¾ cup Arborio rice ½ cup Parmesan Reggiano, grated 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Freshly grated nutmeg […]

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Purple Majesty Potato Latkes with Tomato Cumin Sour Cream

Makes 20 medium latkes. INGREDIENTS 5-6 medium blue potatoes, washed, peeled and grated 1 medium white onion, grated 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped fine 2 eggs beaten ½ cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper vegetable oil PREPARATION In a large mixing bowl, combine […]

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Roast Pumpkin Soup with Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large carrots, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 (2-pound) pumpkin, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 6 cups) and roasted 6 cups vegetable broth 3 whole star anise 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice ½ teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg ½ cup heavy cream ¼ cup […]

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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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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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Sicilian Basil, Onion and Tomato Salad

Tomato and basil recipes are easy and always foolproof because it is difficult to mess up this perfect pair; they complement each other no matter what. Enjoy the bounty of basil and tomatoes and let summer’s best pairing satisfy you beyond measure!

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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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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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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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Tarragon Red Onion Peach Salsa

Summertime salsas have come a long way from the tomato, onion and cilantro salsa of our past. Spicy, smooth, sweet, cool, sultry, tangy, and down right sassy; that is how we like our summer salsas.

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Torte de Jamon Iberico y Sevollas Rojas (Red Onion & Iberico Ham Tart)

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 medium red onions, sliced thin in rounds 1 sheet puff pastry, pre made 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw 8 to 10 slices Iberico ham 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water and pinch of salt Salt and […]

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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 Pot Pies with Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit Tops

A southern spin on the classic pot pie! Who doesn’t love biscuits and cheddar, with a mix of turkey pot pie!

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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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Zucchini Cakes

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

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