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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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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Bell Pepper Spicy & Dirty Martini

A spicy, dirty, yet fresh tasting variation of the dirty martini, alive and filled with a daily dose of vegetables!

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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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Cabbage & Bean Salad with Spicy Pesto Vinaigrette

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup red cabbage, shredded ½ cup carrots, grated 1 red pepper, sliced thin 1 orange pepper, sliced thin 1 cup sliced radishes 1 cup baby greens 1 red chili pepper (fresh) and chopped 2 cups cannellini beans ¼ cup champagne vinegar Juice and zest of one lemon ¼ cup olive oil […]

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Chicken Paillards with Grilled Peach & Pepino Salsa

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless skinless Salt/pepper 2 medium peaches, pitted and chopped fine 1 medium Pepino melon, seeds removed, peeled and chopped fine (1 cup chopped honeydew melon can be substituted) 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 2 teaspoons jalapeno or Serrano pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine […]

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Chicken, Peppers and Pesto Sauce

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 chicken thighs, boneless skinless Salt Pepper 1 red pepper, sliced thin 1 yellow pepper, sliced thin 1 orange pepper, sliced thin 1 red onion, halved and sliced thin 1/2 cup freshly made pesto (recipe follows) Directions Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken on […]

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Deep Beef Stew

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1″ chunks Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup Wondra flour Grapeseed oil as needed 1 large or 2 small white onions, diced large 2 large carrots, sliced in half lengthwide and cut into ½” half-moons 2 turnips, diced medium (same size as potatoes) 2 […]

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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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Fall 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 heirloom beans, pre soaked and par boiled 1 cup white wine 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock ½ cup fresh thyme leaves ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves 2 tablespoons fresh marjoram leaves 2 […]

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Ger-Nis Garden Potato Salad

Serves 12 Ingredients 6 cups cooked potatoes, cubed (all colors blue, red, and white) 2 cups radishes, chopped 2 cups celery, chopped 1 cup red onions, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup orange bell pepper, chopped 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped 1 cup fresh dill, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 cup […]

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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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Haitian Sauce Ti-Malica

Makes approximately 1 ½ cup Ingredients Canola or vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped fine 1 clove garlic, chopped fine 2 shallots, chopped fine 2 scotch bonnet peppers (habaneros) destemmed and deseeded and chopped ½ green bell pepper, chopped fine ½ red bell pepper, chopped fine 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup water ½ teaspoon […]

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Huevos Ranchero’s de Nissa

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Avocado or canola oil 1 medium red onion, chopped ½ jalapeño, deseeded and chopped ½ red pepper, chopped small ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved 6 eggs Salt Ger-Nis Tabasco ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Avocado (optional) ¼ cup cotija cheese Corn tortillas, warmed Directions In a medium sauté pan, heat […]

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Nectarine Green Bell Pepper Salsa

Makes 2-3 cups Ingredients 2 nectarines, not fully ripe, firm, deseeded and chopped small ½ red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small ½ red onion, chopped small 1 serrano chili, deseeded and chopped fine ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine Juice of 2 limes 1 teaspoon salt […]

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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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Panamanian Salsa Chombo

Makes approximately 2 ½ cups Ingredients 4-5 Aji Chombo peppers (scotch bonnet peppers), stems removed ½ inch piece of fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced 1 small yellow onion, chopped ½ cup water 1 cup white vinegar ½ cup yellow mustard 2 tablespoons salt Directions Place all ingredients in medium saucepan and bring to a boil, […]

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Roasted Tomatillo, White Onion & Jalapeño Salsa

Makes 2-3 cups Ingredients 10-12 medium tomatillos, quartered 1 medium white onion, peeled and quartered 2-3 jalapeños, cut in half and deseeded 2 pablano peppers, cut in half and deseeded 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cumin Juice of 1 lime ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Place tomatillos and onions […]

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Smoky & Fiery Chipotle Sauce

Makes 2-3 cups Ingredients 1 can chipotle in adobo sauce 3 dried ancho chilies, crushed and stems removed 2 dried meco dried chipotle peppers (light colored), crushed and stems removed 3 dried black morita dried chipotle peppers (dark colored), crushed and stems removed 1 tablespoon ground cumin powder 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons salt […]

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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, sliced 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 Corn Fritters with Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 3/4 cup all purpose flour ¼ cup course corn meal 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs ¾ cup milk or buttermilk 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lime zest ½ cup poblano pepper, chopped fine 2 teaspoons Serrano peppers, chopped superfine 4 cups sweet corn kernels (fresh) 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped super […]

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Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 2 roasted red bell peppers, deseeded and peeled 2 teaspoons lime zest ¼ cup lime juice ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar Directions Blend all ingredients in a blender until a smooth sauce is formed.

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Tandoori Toasted Vegetables with Cucumber Mint Chutney

Serves 4 Ingredients Olive oil or canola oil 6-8 baby potaotes, halved 2 cups cauliflower florets 2 medium carrots, chopped large 1 red bell pepper, chopped large 1 green bell pepper, chopped large 1 red onion, chopped large 1 medium yellow onion, chopped large Salt & pepper 1.5 ounces of Ger-Nis’ tandoori spice mix (recipe […]

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Tangy Muhammara (Red Pepper & Walnut Dip)

Ingredients 1 cup walnuts 3 to 4 cloves garlic ¼ cup breadcrumbs 2 red peppers, roasted and pureed 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses 1 teaspoon lemon juice Salt to taste ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried mint (or 1 […]

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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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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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