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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Arugula, Tomato & Lemon Preserves on Ciabatta

Ingredients Ciabatta bread Arugula leaves Tomato slices Goat cheese Salt & pepper Lemon preserves (recipe follows) Olive oil Directions Place arugula leaves on both side of the bread and place a tomato on one side and a tablespoon of lemon preserves on the other. Place a dollop of goat cheese on and season with salt […]

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Baked Herbal Goat Cheese with Tomatoes and Kalamata Olive Bread

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine ½ teaspoon salt 4 ounces goat cheese Cracked black pepper Chopped herbs for garnish Directions Pre heat oven to 375°F. In a mixing bowl mix together tomatoes, […]

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Basic Marinara

One of the three basic pizza sauces.

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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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Beef and Guinness Pie

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 2 pounds beef chuck, cubed into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons canola oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 carrots, peeled and chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 […]

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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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Carimanolas with Panamanian Salsa Chombo

Makes 24 Ingredients 5 cups yucca, boiled and mashed Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon salt, plus more 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 1 pound lean ground beef 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons […]

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Cauliflower Tabouli with Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower, cut up in pieces ¼ cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely diced ¼ cup red onion, finely diced 1 cup cucumbers, seeded and diced ¼ cup hemp seeds 2 bunches of flat parsley, finely chopped 1 handful of […]

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Cavatelli with Seared Squid, Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Baby Arugula and Black Olives

4-6 servings Ingredients For the Cavatelli 1 pound all-purpose flour, or Italian OO flour 1 pound whole-milk ricotta, drained/hung in cheesecloth overnight 4 ounces semolina 3 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, freshly grated Water, just enough to make a firm dough For the Sauce 10½ ounces baby arugula, long stem ends removed 8 ripe plum tomatoes, […]

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Chicken Cacciatore

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 4 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in 2 chicken wings, skin on, bone in Sea salt Black pepper ½ cup flour (for dredging) Olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped medium 2 medium carrots, chopped medium 2 ribs of […]

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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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Cod en Papillote

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 ear sweet corn kernels 1 medium tomato, chopped small 2 medium carrots, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 3 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine Zest of 2 lemons 4 tablespoons butter ¼ cup white wine 6 pieces cod, 3-4 ounces each 6 sqaure pieces […]

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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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Curried Black-Eyed Peas

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup canola oil 4 whole cloves ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns 6 green cardamom pods 1-inch piece cinnamon stick 3 whole dried red chiles ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 2 bay leaves 1½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 large red onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste […]

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Curried Cauliflower Yogurt Chicken

Serves 4-6 The yogurt in this curry creates a mild and cool flavor, very herbaceous and not too spicy! Ingredients Olive Oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fine 1 serrano chili peppers, deseeded and chopped (optional) 1 medium red onion, chopped coarsely 1 […]

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Eggplant Caviar with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Serves 8 Ingredients 1 large eggplant 2 medium tomatoes, chopped medium 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces Greek Yogurt ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh lemon juice Directions Preheat oven […]

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Eggs in Herbal Purgatory

Serves 6 This quick and easy dish has its origins in Naples and originated as a means to use up leftover sauce at breakfast time. The eggs are essentially cooked in the tomato sauce, hence the purgatory! Many cultures all over the world utilize this Italian idea, this recipe has more of the Middle Eastern […]

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Empanadas de Pulpo (Octopus Pie Pocket)

In Spain, canned and jarred octopus is a luxury. To use it in empanadas is a delicious way to enjoy the delicacies of the Valencian waters, even from afar. Empanada dough is slightly sweet and thick in texture and does a brilliant job of absorbing the sauces form the inside without becoming soaked.

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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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Fettuccini Nero Al Mar

Serves 4-6 This recipe is inspired by two experiences actually, my trip to the Lingurian coast and my many trips to Al di La in Brooklyn and my many Sepia Al Nero meals I have had right here in my own backyard. I often try to recreate Anna’s dishes and with an okay amount of […]

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Fresh Guacamole

Makes approximately 3 cups INGREDIENTS 6-8 avocados, ripe and soft, but not mushy ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine ½ cup tomatoes, chopped fine ½ cup white onions, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon cumin powder Salt 5-6 limes PREPARATION In a large mixing bowl mash avocados one by one […]

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Fresh Guacamole

Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 4 avocados, ripe and soft, but not mushy ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped fine ¼ cup white onions, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon cumin powder Salt Juice of 3 limes DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl mash avocados one […]

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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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Fresh Herb Pappardelle with Summer Beans, Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs

Serves 6 Ingredients ¼ cup each basil, parsley, mint, tarragon, marjoram, chopped Plus an additional 1 tablespoon of each for the sprinkle Olive oil Pinch of dried crushed red pepper 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 2 cups fresh summer shelling beans, shelled and cooked until tender 1 small fennel bulb sliced thin 2 tablespoons fresh […]

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Fresh Tomato or Pizza Sauce

Makes 3-4 cups tomato sauce and 2 cups pizza sauce. Ingredients 6 medium tomatoes chopped 1/4 cup chopped garlic 1/4 cup chopped yellow onions 1/2 cup red wine 1 teaspoon chili flakes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons black pepper 1 cup chopped fresh oregano 1 cup chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup […]

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Makes approximately 3 cups INGREDIENTS 3 cups red cherry tomatoes, chopped fine 2 medium yellow tomatoes, chopped fine ½ cup white onion, chopped very fine ½ cup red bell peppers, chopped very fine ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon cumin Juice of 3-4 limes Salt […]

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 3 tomatoes, chopped fine ¼ cup white onion, chopped very fine ¼ cup red bell peppers, chopped very fine ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped fine ½ teaspoon cumin Juice of 2 limes Salt DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl […]

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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 Tomato Clam Fritters with Lemon Aioli

Makes about 30 fritters Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 cups clams, chopped (canned) 1 egg ¼ cup milk ½ cup tomatoes, chopped fine 2 tablespoons tomato puree ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine Oil for […]

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Garden Tomato Clam Fritters with Lemon Aioli

Makes about 30 fritters Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 cups clams, chopped (canned) 1 egg ¼ cup milk ½ cup tomatoes, chopped fine 2 tablespoons tomato puree ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine Oil for […]

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Green Beans With Fresh Herbs, Chopped Tomatoes & Red Onions

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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Grilled & Stuffed Cuttlefish

Serves 4 Ingredients 4 medium cuttlefish, cleaned and kept whole ½ cup fresh shelling beans, cooked ½ cup fresh tomatoes, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped ½ cup breadcrumbs ¼ cup pecorino cheese, finely grated 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon fresh pesto Salt and […]

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Grilled Eggplant Rolls with Tomatoes and Zucchini Mint Salsa

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 2 large globe eggplants, sliced thin, long ways Salt & pepper Olive oil 3 medium tomatoes, roasted and chopped small 3 cloves garlic, roasted and chopped small 1 medium yellow onion, roasted and chopped small 1 small zucchini, roasted and chopped small 2 teaspoons lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup […]

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Guatamalan Red Chili Pork Chuchitos (Tamales)

Makes 20 tamales INGREDIENTS For the red chili pork 2 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 red chile, torn into pieces 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 pound pork butt 1 teaspoon salt 1 fresh bay leaf 2 […]

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Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

with Basil Oil Drizzle & Anchovies Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1 clove garlic ½ cup plus extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon salt Squeeze of lemon (optional) 6-8 tomatoes, sliced or wedged 6-8 pieces fresh mozzarella cheese (equivalent to the tomato size) 10-12 anchovies, whole of halved Maldon sea salt Directions […]

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Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serves 4 Ingredients 8-12 heirloom tomatoes, various varieties 8-12 pieces seedless watermelon sliced ½ inch thick and in wedges 2 cups feta cheese, sliced in sticks or wedges 12 fresh basil leaves, chifonade White balsamic vinaigrette (recipe follows) Baby arugula (garnish) Directions On individual serving plates create a stacked salad using the heirloom tomatoes, watermelon […]

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Heirloom Tomato and Pesto Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS 1lb Pasta, cooked 2 gloves Garlic, minced 4 medium Zucchini, chopped 1½ lbs. Heirloom tomatoes, chopped 2 cups fresh Basil leaves Juice of one large Lemon ½ cup Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste PREPARATION In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, sauté garlic, add zucchini and season with salt, […]

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Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo

Makes 3 cups Ingredients 2 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes, chopped fiine ½ cup white onion, chopped very fine ½ cup red bell peppers, chopped very fine ½ cup cilanro leaves 1-2 jalapeño peppers, chopped fine and deseeded 1 teaspoon cumin Juice of 3-4 limes Salt Directions Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until […]

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Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo

Makes 3 cups Ingredients 2 cups heiloom cherry tomatoes, chopped fine ½ cup white onion, chopped very fine ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped very fine ½ cup cilnatro leaves 1-2 jalapeño peppers, chopped fine and deseeded 1 teaspoon cumin Juice of 3-4 limes Salt Directions Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until […]

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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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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Ricotta, Olives, and Herbs

Serves 5-7 people 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 olive (ideally calabrese or something equally briny) […]

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Herbed Portabella Quiche

Makes 1 mini quiche Ingredients 1 large potabella mushroom stem removed 2 eggs, beaten 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine Salt/pepper 2 tablespoons half and half 2 tablespoons gruyere cheese, grated 1 tablespoon parmesan […]

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Herbed Tomato Salsa

Makes 1 cup of salsa Ingredients Olive oil ½ medium yellow onion, chopped fine 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked Directions In a medium sauté pan, heat […]

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Herbed Tomato Soup with a Poached Egg

Poached eggs are cooked in a vat of slowly cooking liquid, but they are not boiled.

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Indian Summer Ratatouille

This version of the traditional fresh Provencal vegetable stew is both easy and tasty as well and utilizes the best of the late summer/early fall bounty!

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Italian Antipasti Plate

Serves 10 Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted 9 cloves garlic, roasted 20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly 2 cans artichoke hearts, halved 1 cup black brine cured olives ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped ½ cup […]

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Italian Antipasti Plate

Serves 10 Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted 9 cloves garlic, roasted 20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly 2 cans artichoke hearts, halved 1 cup back brine cured olives ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped ½ cup […]

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Lahori Chicken Curry with Whole Spices & Potatoes

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS A 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 to 10 pieces and skinned 3 medium red boiling potatoes, peeled and quartered ¾ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper Salt 1½ medium onions, roughly diced 5 garlic cloves A 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut in half crosswise 3 tablespoons canola oil A 1-inch […]

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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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Mussels with IPA & Thai Red Curry & Lime

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped fine Zest of 1 lime 1 small red onion, chopped fine 3 tomatoes, chopped medium Juice of 2 limes 2-3 tablespoons red curry paste ½ cup IPA beer ½ stick butter 1 teaspoon maldon […]

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Nacatamales (Nicaraguan Tamales)

Makes 15 tamales (large) Nacatamales are similar to Mexican tamales but they are quite large and filled with a potato, rice, corn, vegetable and herb mixture and are typically served on holidays and special occasions. This recipe makes ½ size portions of the traditional tamale. Ingredients For the tamale dough 2 cups masa harina 2 […]

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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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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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Pa Amb Tomaquet

Serves 10 Ingredients 1 loaf country bread, cut into ½ to ¾ inch slices (preferably from a round loaf) 2 cloves garlic 2 ripe tomatoes Extra-virgin olive oil Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cut bread on a baking sheet and lightly toast the, just until the crumb is somewhat abrasive. Cut the garlic crosswise […]

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Paches de Guatemala (Guatemala Potato Tamales)

Makes 8 tamales INGREDIENTS 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 2 green onions, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine 1 cup water Salt 6 tablespoons lard or margarine 1 pound potatoes, cooked and mashed 2 cups masa harina 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground […]

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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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Parmesan Tomato Herb Straws

Makes about 24 straws Ingredients 1 package puff pastry (one large sheet) Flour 1 egg beaten ½ cup sundried tomato, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon basil, chopped superfine ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated Maldon salt Directions On a floured surface roll out the puff pastry and brush with the beaten egg until the dough is moist. […]

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Patatas Bravas

Serves 10 Ingredients For the potatoes 4 large Russet potatoes Salt, to taste For the salsa brava ⅓ cup tomate frito, recipe follows ½ tablespoon white vinegar ½ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon ground cumin Cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce to taste 2 cups olive oil or canola oil Directions Parboil the potatoes with their skins […]

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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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Peruvian Blue Potato Latkes

These latkes are colorful, vibrant and have a spicy tang that gives them a special kick.

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Pickled Green Beans

Ingredients ½ pound green beans, trimmed ½ cup water ¾ cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon horseradish 1 medium tomato, crushed 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon zest Directions Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook green beans until tender or about 3-4 minutes. Place in an ice bath until completely chilled. […]

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Pico de Gallo

Makes approximately 2 cups INGREDIENTS 1 medium red onion, chopped fine ½ jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine 2 medium tomatoes, flesh removed, chopped fine Juice of 2 lemons Dash of cumin 2 teaspoons maldon salt PREPARATION In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and let stand for […]

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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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Roasted Tomato & Red Lentil Soup with FIRE HOT Yemini Zhug

Serves 6 Ingredients ½  teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon rainbow pepper corns 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1-2 cups red cherry tomatoes, halved 4 cloves garlic, chopped course 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 2 teaspoons smoked paprika ( Turkish variety if you can get your hands on it!)2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups […]

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Roasted Tomato-Basil, Zucchini, Goat Cheese Tart

Makes one tart Ingredients 1 sheet puff pastry 3 large tomatoes, chopped large and roasted 2 medium zucchini, sliced and roasted 10-12 basil leaves 8 ounces goat cheese Salt Savory Black Pepper & Basil Glaze (recipe follows) Directions Preheat oven to 375 ° F. Roll out the puff pastry and lay on a flat baking […]

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Romano Beans with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Tapenade

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound Romano beans, cleaned and cut into 3 inch sections (steamed to aldente) 1 pint cherry tomatoes (all different varieties) lightly grilled and sliced in half 2 tablespoons chopped garlic Juice of one lemon ¼ cup olive oil Sea Salt course Cracked Black Pepper Olive Tapenade (recipe follows) PREPARATION Mix beans, […]

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Salsa Acapulceno

Makes 2-3 cups Ingredients 4 roma or plum tomatoes, chopped small ¼ cup capers ½ cup green olives, pitted and chopped 1 small white onion, chopped small 2 teaspoons lemon zest 4 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, […]

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Salsa Rojo (Red Sauce)

Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium dried red chilies, seeded and chopped (stems included) ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped ½ a poblano pepper, seeded and chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped ½ tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves 1 clove garlic, chopped ½ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon cumin […]

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Santorini Dried Tomatoes

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Santorini Dried Tomatoes

Makes 1 pound of dried tomatoes Ingredients Olive oil 1 pound Santorini tomatoes (or very good quality cherry tomatoes), sliced in half 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped Directions Preheat the oven to 170°F. On a greased or lined baking sheet, […]

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Santorini Roasted Eggplant

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Santorini Roasted Eggplant

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 4 medium baby eggplants, cut in half 2 medium red onions, cut in half 3 medium tomatoes, cut in half 1 red pepper, cut into thick long strips ¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped Olive oil Salt and […]

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Santorini Shrimp

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Santorini Shrimp

Serves 6 Ingredients Olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined ½ cup Santorini Dried Tomatoes, chopped Juice and zest of 1 lemon ½ cup white wine 1 pound tomatoes, chopped Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 3 […]

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Savory Indian Crepes with Tomato-Shallot Chutney (Cheelas)

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For the crepes 1 cup chickpea flour (besan) 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon carom (ajowan) 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper ¾ cup water 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1½ teaspoons canola oil For the chutney 1 tablespoon canola oil […]

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Seco de Carne

Traditionally this dish was made with llama, vension, or other game, but it is now most commonly made with lamb, goat, or beef.

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Shrimp and Crab Fresh Corn Enchiladas with Salsa Verde & Red Sauce

Serves 6 Salsa Verde INGREDIENTS 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed, cut in quarters 3 poblano chili peppers, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 1 cup water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves ½ cup half-and half Juice of 1 lime PREPARATION Place the tomatillos, poblano peppers, cumin, salt, and water in a medium […]

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Shrimp Remoulade

Serves 8 Ingredients For the Old Bay Steamed Shrimp 4 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1 cup vinegar 1 cup water 2 pounds shrimp, in shells For the Remoulade Sauce 1½ cups mayonnaise ¼ cup diced celery ½ cup sliced green onions 2 tablespoons minced garlic ½ cup Creole mustard (such as Zatarain’s) ¼ cup chopped […]

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Sicilian Stuffed Tomatoes

Italy is known for being a country filled with food influence and amazing cuisine and Sicily definitely holds its own in this area. There is a wide range of food power on this tiny island due to its proximity to its surrounding countries, Africa, Spain and Greece…

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Smoked Spiced Eggplant

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 large eggplant 3 tablespoons canola oil 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 large red onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 2 garlic cloves, ground to a paste in a mortar and pestle 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) 1 tablespoon ground coriander ½ […]

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Solo Fish Dinner of Mackeral, Fennel Olive & Herbs with Lemony Spring Potatoes

Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 small whole mackerel, cleaned and deboned if possible Salt/pepper 1 small fennel bulb, sliced thin ¼ cup calamata olives, pitted and sliced 1 lemon (half sliced and the other juiced) Baby spring potatoes, cut in half 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved […]

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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 Italian Sausage Baked with Tomatoes & Potatoes

Serves 6 (makes 6-9 sausages) INGREDIENTS For the Sausage 2 pounds pork butt, cubed into ½-inch cubes ½ pound pork fat, slab bacon, or fatback 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh marjoram, chopped fine 1 […]

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Spicy Tomato Salad

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 medium red onion, chopped 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped 1 cup baby lettuce ¼ cup avocado oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon jalapeño, chopped superfine 2 teaspoons Ger-Nis Tabasco Salt Directions In a mixing bowl, toss together onions, tomatoes, cilantro and baby lettuce. In […]

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Spinach Ricotta Tortellini with Lemon Olive Oil, Black Pepper Tomatoes

Serves 6 Ingredients For the tortellini 2 cups fresh spinach, steamed and chopped 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ cup ricotta cheese 1 teaspoon salt 1 Ger-Nis fresh pasta recipe For the lemon olive oil, black pepper tomatoes ¼ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons […]

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Spring Greens Pizza Bianca with Goat Cheese & Tomatoes

Makes 1-12 inch pizza Ingredients 1 Ger-Nis Pizza Dough Recipe 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons coarse salt ¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped fine 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup fresh spinach 1 cup fresh Swiss chard, chopped 1 cup fresh dandelion greens, chopped 1 cup crumbled goat cheese 1 […]

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Spring Herbal Osso Bucco & Herbed Gremolata

Serves 4-6 This lovely & lively dish is perfect for a chilly spring day, perfectly fresh yet warming with loads of fresh herbs and spring vegetables. Ingredients 4-6 cross-cut veal shanks (osso bucco tied with kitchen string) ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine ¼ cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped […]

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Spring Spelt Ratatouille With Roasted Tomato Sauce

Serves 8 Ingredients Olive oil 6 cloves garlic, chopped coarsely 2 medium spring onions, chopped fine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 medium carrot, chopped medium 1 medium fennel bulb, sliced thinly 1 cup snap peas 1 cup asparagus spears ½ cup fresh fava beans (shelled, cooked and subskins removed) 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black […]

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Spring Vegetable Minestrone with Herb Pesto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For spring vegetable minestrone 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 3 carrots, chopped medium 3 celery ribs, chopped medium 5 asparagus stalks, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup green beans, trimmed and […]

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Spring Vegetable Minestrone with Herb Pesto

Serves 6 Ingredients For spring vegetable minestrone 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 3 carrots, chopped medium 3 celery ribs, chopped medium 5 asparagus stalks, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup green beans, trimmed and […]

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Squid Stewed with Chickpeas and Peppers

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 cup diced white onions 8 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped 1 pound dried chickpeas (soaked overnight) 2 cups canned tomatoes, strained and chopped 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon pimento or smoked paprika 1 tablespoon red chili flakes 2 cups white wine Water 1 pound squid, […]

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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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Summer Garden Portobello Quiche

Makes 1 mini Quiche Ingredients 1 large portabella mushroom, stem removed 2 eggs, beaten 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine Salt/pepper 2 tablespoons half and half 2 tablespoons gruyere cheese, grated 1 tablespoon parmesan […]

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Sundried Tomato & Herb Chicken Sausage Pizzas

Makes 3 10-inch pizzas INGREDIENTS 2 pounds boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cubed ½ pound pork fat, cubed (optional) 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium yellow onion, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped ½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine 2 tablespoons salt Casings, of your choice Canola or olive […]

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Tomato Basil Frittata Cups

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 eggs ¼ cup of your preference of milk (dairy, soy, rice, or almond… unsweetened and plain) ½ pint of grape tomatoes, halved 1 handful of basil, chopped 1 clove of garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped ¼ cup parmesan Salt & pepper 1 teaspoon olive oil Cooking spray Directions Preheat […]

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Tomato White Wine Fish Sauce

Ingredients 1 pint cherry or plum tomatoes 1 cup white wine 1½ cup fish stock 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped 1 lemon juice and zest Directions Heat a large sauté pan on a medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Let tomatoes roast in the pan until the […]

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Traditional Andalusian Gazpacho

from Culinary Herb Center Class- Summer Gazpacho

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Traditional Andalusian Gazpacho

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 15 medium tomatoes, cored and cut into small pieces 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine ¼ cup sherry vinegar ½ cup olive oil (Spanish) ¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped fine 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 cup dry bread crumbs, rinsed in water Flat […]

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Vegetable, Bean, and Cheese Burritos

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped medium 1 red bell pepper, chopped medium 1 poblano pepper, chopped medium 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped fine 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 teaspoons salt ½ cup white rice 1 cup water 1½ cups […]

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Warm Lentil Salad with Coconut and Tomato

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2½ tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds (optional) 1 teaspoon yellow split peas 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 whole dried red chiles 8 fresh or 12 frozen curry leaves, torn into pieces (optional) 1⁄8 teaspoon asafetida (optional) 1 fresh hot green chile, cut corsswise into thin slices 1 red onion, […]

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Whole-Wheat Pesto Mozzarella Panini

Serves 6 Ingredients Whole-wheat bread Fresh mozzarella slices Tomato slices Salt Basil sauce (recipe follows) Olive oil Directions Place basil sauce on each side of the bread slices and on the basil sauce place sliced mozzarella and tomato, season with a little salt. Combine the slices to form a sandwich and brunch the top side […]

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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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