Beef Pho

Serves 6-8
INGREDIENTS
For the broth
2 medium onions, chopped large
A 1-inch piece of galangal, peeled and chopped
2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
3-5 pounds of good beef bones, preferably leg and knuckle
1 pound beef chuck, cubed
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
3 star anise
1 cardamom pod, shell removed
3 cloves
10 cups water
2 tablespoons salt
¼ cup tamari
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Chicken Pho

Serve 6-8
INGREDIENTS
For the broth
2 medium onions, chopped large
A 1-inch section of galangal, peeled and chopped
A 2-inch section of ginger, peeled and chopped
3-5 pounds of chicken pieces, wings and other bones
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
3 star anise
1 cardamom pod, shell removed
3 cloves
10 cups water
2 tablespoons salt
¼ cup tamari
¼ cup fish sauce
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Gingito (Dominican Republic)

Another sweet and peppery addition to the mix. Ginger and basil combine well in this deep dark powerful vixen of a drink!

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Grapefruit Ginger Spritzer with Red Basil

Start off the afternoon or evening by greeting your hard-working guests with a fresh and fruity spritzer, setting the tone for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation.  The goal is to provide an oasis within your home, be it a small apartment or a home in the country, the atmosphere should feel tranquil and peaceful.  As the day progresses, food will nourish the soul, so keep it light to keep your quests floating and feeling great all day long.  Get inspired by your mood to create a menu that includes a sweet & savory salad, flaky white fish and a creamy yogurt inspired dessert all peppered with fresh herbs for a green, earthy flavor.

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Red Basil Ginger Almond Cinnamon Pesto

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 cups fresh red basil leaves
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
½ cup almonds, toasted
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup Almond oil
Salt
PREPARATION
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until everything is incorporated.
Season with salt to taste.

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Red Basil Iced Tea

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
5 Bags Earl Grey Tea
8 cups water
1 cup Red Basil Ginger Simple Syrup, recipe follows
PREPARATION
Brew Earl Grey Tea in 8 cups of water, steep and cool. In a pitcher over ice, add tea and Red Basil Ginger Simple Syrup.
Red Basil Ginger Simple Syrup
INGREDIENTS
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
½ cup red basil leaves
1 tablespoon peeled ginger [...]

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Red Basil Peach Syrup

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients

½ cup red basil leaves
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 ripe peach, chopped

Directions

Combine the basil, sugar, water and peaches in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about five minutes. Take off heat, cool and blend until smooth.

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Red Basil White Stone Fruit Sangria

Serves 6-9

Ingredients

1 cup red basil peach syrup (recipe follows)
2 bottles white wine, sauvignon blanc or chenin blanc or white table wine
1 cup Cointreau
1 peach, sliced
1 apricot, sliced
1 plum, sliced
1 nectarine, sliced
¼ cup raspberries
2 cups soda water

Directions

Combine the red basil peach syrup, wine, and cointreau in a large pitcher and stir well. Add the fruit and [...]

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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 salt
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine, stems removed
¼ cup fresh [...]

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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
1 cardamom pod, shell removed
3 cloves
10 cups water
¼ cup dried shitakes
2 tablespoons salt
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Watermelon Red Basil Granita

All over the world one of the greatest pleasures we share is a mutual love for ice cream, granitas and sorbets. We all crave frozen treats as soon as the weather gets warm and even without the warm weather sometimes!

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