Adzuki Bean Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cups adzuki beans, cooked ½ cup arame sea vegetables 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 green onion, sliced super thin ¼ cup yuzu rice vinegar or plain rice vinegar 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 tablespoon orange […]

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Beet Stem Cake

“I don’t see why a person couldn’t add a handful of diced pears, cubed apples, you name it – maybe even swiss chard. This recipe is easy to use and creates a cake that tastes of Christmas. It also has worked a treat as a breakfast slice, instead of a granola bar. Somehow I believe that if my great-Grandma saw me using beetroot in cake, she’d be very pleased. In regard to this recipe, I did find that the batter needed a little longer time in the oven.”
Aloha!
Courtesy of Anna Lissiman

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Blackberry Mole

About 6 servings Ingredients 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 heaping tablespoons shelled, skinless peanuts 2 tablespoons whole raw almonds 2 heaping tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds (green) 2 heaping tablespoons raw pecan pieces 1 ounce Ancho chili, cleaned, stemmed, seeded (reserve seeds) 1 ounce pasilla chili, cleaned, stemmed, seeded (reserve seeds) 2 garlic cloves, peeled 3 […]

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Carrot Cilantro Ginger Latkes with Lemongrass Chili Mint Yogurt

Cool, healthy, and refreshing, these carrot latkes are incredibly fresh and zesty!

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Chipotle-Herb Sloppy Joes

This is a sure fire south of the border specialty because it is spicy, zesty, and as fresh as can be. It’s also super easy yet decadent. You will need party size buns, too.

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Classic Potato Latkes with Garlic Chive Sour Cream

Here is a traditional potato latke recipe with just a hint of modernization and garlic chive sour cream sauce for serving.

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Fried Artichokes Jewish Style

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 24 baby artichokes, trimmed 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying Salt and Red Pepper flakes Chopped Parsley Grated parmesan (optional) Lemon wedges DIRECTIONS Pour the oil in to a heavy pot and place over high heat. When the oil reaches 250 degrees, lower the heat. Fry the artichokes in batches for 3-4 […]

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Herbed Calamari with Chive Blossom Garlic Aioli

Serves 6-8 Ingredients Vegetable oil for deep frying (about 2 cups) ¼ cup lemon juice ½ cup buttermilk 1 pound squid with tentacles, cleaned and sliced into thin rings ½ cup flour ½ cup cornmeal ½ cup breadcrumbs (fine) 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, […]

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Kale & Apple Sausage Pot Pie with Apple Parmesan Whole-Wheat Phyllo “Beggars Purses”

Here is a great seasonal family meal, filled with nutrition and fit for a fancy potluch. Don’t be frightened by the beggar’s purses either – they’re a cinch.

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Laotian Beef Salad

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ pound very lean (94% lean, plus), ground beef ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice ½ cup of roasted rice powder ½ cup finely chopped Spanish onions ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro ½ tablespoon ground Thai chili peppers (or paprika for the less […]

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Lili’s Vegan Banana Muffins with Pecans & Dark Rum

Makes 12-18 muffins INGREDIENTS Dry 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon allspice Wet 4 overripe bananas, smashed ¾ cup melted earth balance (or vegetable oil) 2 eggs-worth Ener-g brand egg replacer 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract ½ dram […]

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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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Mango-Sage BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This is the perfect special occasion addition with a no fuss recipe. Sure to be a crowd pleaser, it is a sweet & spicy and herbalicious treat. You will need party size buns, too.

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Middle Eastern Spiced Sweet Potato Herb Latkes with Curry Mint Sour Cream

Bring a touch of the Middle East into your Hanukah celebration with these spiced latkes!

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Moroccan Chicken Curry Pot Pies with Puff Pastry

Exotic Middle Eastern spices give these individual chicken pot pies, a sultry edge, while filling your kitchen with intoxicating scents!

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Pan-Seared Trout

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 4 6-8 ounce rainbow trout fillets (skin on), or two whole cleaned trout* Salt and pepper All purpose flour, for dredging Vegetable oil or butter for searing 1 onion, sliced 1 lemon, sliced Fresh parsley and thyme sprigs ¼ cup white wine 2 tablespoons butter DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Season the […]

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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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Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Makes 1 loaf INGREDIENTS 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon all spice ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room temparature 1⁄3 cup water 1½ cups sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin puree ½ vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Makes 1 Loaf INGREDIENTS 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon all spice ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room temperature 1⁄3 cup water 1½ cups sugar 1 cup sugar pie pumpkin puree, pre-roasted ½ cup vegetable oil […]

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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 Jalapeno Poppers with Cilanrto

These faux poppers allow you to concentrate on the party and not on the difficult job of stuffing jalapeños while yielding greater taste satisfaction!

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Rosemary Potato Latkes with Rosemary Apple Chutney

This is a semi-traditional potato latke recipe with a modern version of applesauce to go with it.

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Sheppard’s Pie

This mashed potato crusted “pot pie” is brought to us by the British and their love of rich protein filled dishes in the dead of cold damp winters.

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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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Spicy Cherry Pretzel Knots

Makes 30 knots INGREDIENTS For the knots ½ cup warm water (105° to 115°F) 1¼ teaspoons active dry yeast ¼ cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons golden brown sugar (packed) ¾ teaspoon sugar 1½ teaspoons vegetable oil ¼ cup spicy mustard 1⁄3 cup dried cherries, chopped fine 2 cups bread flour 1½ teaspoons salt Nonstick vegetable oil […]

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Spicy Gumbo with Purslane Bishop’s Elder & Sassafras Leaf

Makes 4 servings Wild puslane (Portulaca oleracea) takes the place here of the okra used in traditional gumbo recipes. It has similar thickening properties, but adds a flavor all its own. Closely related to celery, bishop’s elder (Aegopodium podograria) replaces that vegetables here. The filé powder stirred into traditional gumbos is made from dried powdered […]

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Spicy Moroccan Cauliflower Latke with Preserved Lemons and Mint Marmalade

These are Moroccan inspired latkes with a tangy mint sauce adds interest and an exotic twist.

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Three Bean Pork & Green Chili

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the Rub 2 tablespoons cumin 2 tablespoons green chili powder 2 tablespoons salt 3 pounds pork butt, cubed in 1-inch pieces For the Chili Vegetable oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 1 jalapeño, seeded, pith removed, and chopped 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed and chopped 3 poblano chilies, roasted, peeled, seeded, […]

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Turkey Pot Pies with Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit Tops

A southern spin on the classic pot pie! Who doesn’t love biscuits and cheddar, with a mix of turkey pot pie!

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