Basic Marinara

One of the three basic pizza sauces.

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Broccoli With Red Peppers, Basil, Garlic & Lemon Juice

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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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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Calçotada

Catalan cuisine!

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Chilled Tomato Soup

Ingredients 8-10 medium heirloom tomatoes, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons sea salt 4 tablespoons heavy cream 6 large basil leaves Garden caviar (recipe follows) Directions Puree all ingredients in […]

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Chive and Red Pepper Loose Scramble

Eggs…

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Cucumber and Onion Salad

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 long regular or English cucumbers 2 Vidalia or other sweet onions 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar A pinch of fresh black pepper or crushed red pepper ¼ cup chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, mint, basil, or tarragon DIRECTIONS Slice the cucumbers and onions as thin […]

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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 Caviar

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped superfine ½ medium green zucchini, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon yellow onion, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons red peppers, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon fresh red chili, chopped superfine (optional) 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh mint chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped superfine […]

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Ger-Nis Cobb Salad With Creamy Herbal Ranch Dressing

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 slices turkey bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled 1 cups turkey breast, cooked and cubed small 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped small 1 cup blue cheese crumbles 1 avocados, ripe but firm, cubed small 1 red peppers, chopped small 1 medium red onion, chopped small 1 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered 2 cups […]

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Herbacious Olives

Serves 10 INGREDIENTS ½ cup olive oil Zest and juice of 2 lemons ¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped ¼ cup fresh thyme, chopped ½ tablespoon mustard seeds ½ tablespoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 4 cups of mixed olives PREPARATION Place all ingredients, except olives, in small saucepan over medium-low heat, until warmed […]

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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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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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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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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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Red Pepper, Crab & Corn Pies

Makes 8 pie pockets Ingredients 2 roasted red peppers, deseeded and chopped 1 cup lump crab meat 1 cup fresh corn kernels 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine Savory Herb Curd (recipe follows) Savory Pie Dough 1 egg beaten Coarse Salt Directions Pre-heat oven to 375 ° F .Roll […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Cilantro Cumin Seed Hummus

Serves 10 Makes 3 cups Ingredients 2 cups of chick peas, canned or soaked overnight and cooked (reserve ½ cup cooking liquid) 2 cloves garlic, chopped ⅓ cup tahini 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil ⅓ cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 roasted red bell pepper, peeled, […]

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Southern-Style Collard Greens

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS Smoked ham hock (optional) 2 bunches fresh young collards, washed free of any grit 1 onion, chopped medium 1 tablespoon bacon grease or vegetable oil ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 red chili pepper, or ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper ½ cup water, plus more as […]

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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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