Apple, Blue Cheese and Bacon Salad

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 head of butter leaf lettuce (or mesclun mix), leaves roughly torn 1 to 2 tart apples, seeds removed, chopped medium 2 oz, Oregon sweet blue cheese, crumbled by hand 3 pieces thick-cut bacon, cooked and chopped 1 medium red onion, sliced in rounds Red Wine Vinaigrette, recipe follows Salt and freshly […]

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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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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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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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Crispy Okra Salad (Kararee Bhindi)

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS Canola oil 1-pound okra, stemmed and thinly sliced lengthwise ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 1 medium or 2 small tomatoes, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves Juice of ½ lemon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1½ teaspoons chaat masala DIRECTIONS Heat 2 inches of oil in a […]

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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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Fennel, Orange & Mint Salad

Served 6 INGREDIENTS 2 fennel bulbs with fennel fronds 3 navel oranges ½ red onion, sliced thin ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped fine 1 teaspoon honey ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Maldon salt Freshly ground pepper DIRECTIONS To prepare the fennel, cut off the top stalks and […]

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Fontina Prosciutto Panini with Caramelized Onions & Fig Compote on Dark Wheat

Ingredients 2 sliced of Dark Whole Wheat bread 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened 2 slices fontina cheese, sliced semi thick 2 slices prosciutto 2 tablespoons red caramelized onions (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon fig compote (recipe follows) Directions On the insides of the bread slices place on one side fontina cheese and on the other the […]

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Fresh Herb Fennel Crusted Tuna, Scallops & Shrimp Seafood Stew

Serves 6-8 Ingredients Olive Oil 1 pound tuna roast (ask your butcher for uncut tuna steaks-you need 1 large piece) 1 pound medium or small scallops 1 pound peeled shrimp Zest and juice of 3 lemons ¼ cup fennel seeds ¼ cup peppercorns ¼ cup coarse sea salt 1 teaspoon red chili flakes ½ cup […]

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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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Garden Flounder Ceviche

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds Flounder fillets, sliced in thin strips or cut into small cubes 1 medium zucchini, chopped super fine 1 medium carrot, chopped super fine ½ medium red onion, chopped fine 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 teaspoon red chili, chopped fine 1 small shallot, chopped fine 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon […]

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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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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Ricotta, Olives, and Herbs

INGREDIENTS 1 cup ricotta cheese ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1 pint cherry Tomatoes, halved 1 large red onion, sliced 1 cup fresh basil leaves ¼ cup fresh mint leaves ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley ½ cup pitted green olives (ideally calabrese or something equally briny) Red wine vinegar […]

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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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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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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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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-Mint Striped Bass Ceviche

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds striped bass fillets, cut into thin slivers or strips 2 teaspoons salt Juice of 2 lemons 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon orange zest ¼ cup fresh orange juice ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, citrus flavor preferred 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced thin 1 cup black cured […]

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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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Mexican Herbed Chicken & Albondigas Soup with Winter Greens

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 2 limes, zest and juice ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup red pepper, chopped fine 1 tablespoon dried cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten Soup Olive oil, for sautéing 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, […]

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Panamanian Ceviche

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 pounds red snapper filets, cut into bite sized pieces 1 medium red onion, chopped fine 1 red pepper, chopped fine 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped fine ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Juice of 5 to 6 limes 1 tablespoon salt (maybe more to taste) Directions Mix all ingredients gently […]

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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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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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Pickled Ginger Red Onion Cucumbers

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup water 1 cup rice wine vinegar, flavored with ginger if you can find ¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup chopped fresh mint 1 large euro cucumber washed & sliced thin (peels on) 2 cayenne or red chili peppers sliced thinly, seeds removed (Serrano chili’s can be substituted) […]

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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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Red Onion Apple Caraway

Ingredients ¼ red onion, chopped fine 1 cup apples, chopped 2 teaspoons caraway seeds 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup Manchego cheese, shredded 1 egg white, for brushing tops of pop tarts 2 tablespoons soy or rice milk (vegan option), for brushing tops of pop tarts Directions In a bowl, combine all […]

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Red Onion, Apple & Brie Tart

Makes 24 small tarts Ingredients 1 sheet puff pastry, rolled out on a baking sheet and cold 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups red onion, sliced 1 cup apples, sliced 1 cup brie 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves Salt/pepper Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan over medium heat, and butter. Cook […]

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Apples & Mint

Here is a simple & tasty way to enjoy winter’s hearty vegetable with a new and unique twist optimizing our love of herbs and seasonal ingredients, brightening us up in the dead of dark winter.

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Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Serves 4 Ingredients ½ cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 cup chicken breast, cooked and shredded 1 cup red grapes, haled ½ medium red onion, chopped ¼ cup fresh tarragon, chopped Whole grain toast Directions In a medium bowl whisk together the […]

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Thai Chicken & Coconut Green Herb Curry Soup

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Olive oil, for sautéing 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped 2 green chilies, chopped 1 tablespoon lemongrass, chopped fine 3 limes, zest and juice 1 large red onion, chopped 4 chicken breasts sliced into thick, long slices about 1 inch wide and the length of the breast 2 large […]

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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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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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Zesty, Free Range Chicken Burger

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound chicken breasts (free Range) cut into cubes 1 teaspoon salt Zest of 1 lime Juice of 2 limes ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine ¼ cup red peppers, chopped fine ¼ cup cilantro, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine 1 tablespoon cumin powder Directions Grind all ingredients in […]

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