Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli – 4 servings I like both of these veggies in creamed soups and in raw salads. I wasn’t enthused about having the usual cooked version until I tried them this way. Easy and delicious, even the kids like it. You can do it with just broccoli or cauliflower or both. Make […]

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Pear Salad with Leeks and Goat Cheese

Pear Salad with Leeks and Goat Cheese Serves 8 2-3 leeks, washed thoroughly and finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced 4 pears, halved and cored 8 ounces fresh goat cheese Olive oil 8 cups baby greens, spinach or arugula Balsamic vinaigrette – recipe follows Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sauté […]

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Crispy Chorizo Quesadillas

Crispy Chorizo Quesadillas with Guacamole– easy and delicious! Serves 8-10 for appetizers, 3- 6 for a main course. 6 flour tortillas 1lb cooked chorizo sausage, get the kind that looks like ground beef in the meat department, cook in sauté pan. 3 scallions, thinly sliced 12 oz freshly grated pepper jack cheese or other cheese […]

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Immune Boosting Soup

Immune Boosting Soup This is a great soup to have on hand if everyone around you seems to be sick. You can give some to them and have some for yourself. Remember to wash those hands, wipe down commonly used surfaces like keyboards, light switches, TV controls and telephones with diluted vinegar, eat lots of […]

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Apple Cranberry Crisp

Apple Cranberry Crisp 2 cups cranberries 3 cups sliced, peeled apples ¾ cup granulated sugar, packed 1 tbs fresh lemon juice ¼ tsp salt 1 cup quick cooking oats ¾ cup brown sugar ½ cup flour 5 tbs cold butter Combine fruit, granulated sugar, lemon juice and salt. Put into a buttered baking dish. Combine […]

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Lemon Soup with Lamb Mint Meatballs

Lemon Soup with Lamb Mint Meatballs Different and delicious on a cold winters night. Meatballs 1 egg beaten ½ cup panko breadcrumbs 2 cloves minced garlic Zest of ½ lemon 1lb ground lamb 1 tbs chopped mint (optional) 2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped 1 tbs dried oregano Dash of Tabasco Salt and pepper to taste […]

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Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread

Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread Tasty, easy and great for parties.  1-15 oz container ricotta cheese 6 oz gorgonzola cheese, crumbled ½ tsp dried thyme ½ tsp dried rosemary ½  tsp cracked black pepper 1 tbs honey Crackers or baguette slices Sliced apples or pears, or thinly sliced dried apricots Walnuts (optional) Beat ricotta in […]

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New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder 3- 6 ½ oz cans minced clams 5 slices bacon chopped into pieces 4 medium potatoes diced into bite size pieces 2- 3 stalks of celery, diced 1 large onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups clam juice reserved from cans, supplemented with water, clam or chicken broth 2 cups […]

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Kale Apple Waldorf Salad

Kale Apple Waldorf Salad I tweaked this recipe from www.wholefoods.com, a great resource for easy, healthy dishes. 4 cups packed finely chopped raw kale, preferably dinosaur kale 2 large red apples, such as Fuji or Honey crisp, cored and chopped, divided 1 cup thinly sliced celery 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped, divided 1/4 cup […]

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Spiced Nuts

Spiced Nuts – great for gifts! 1 egg white, beaten until foamy ¼ cup sugar 1 tsp salt ½ tsp chili powder ¼ tsp ground allspice ½ tsp ground cumin 1 tsp cayenne pepper – more or less depending on heat tolerance 2 ½ cups mixed nuts or single nut of choice Preheat oven to […]

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Baked Apples with Oatmeal Streusel

Baked Apples with Oatmeal Streusel 4 large, tart apples 3 tbs walnuts 3 tbs raisins or other dried fruit, (I like apricots) ¾ cup oatmeal ¾ cup flour 2/3 cup brown sugar packed 1 stick cold butter, cut into cubes 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp ginger Pinch of salt Core apples and cut a small […]

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White Bean and Roasted Eggplant Hummus

White Bean and Roasted Eggplant Hummus 1 ½ lbs eggplant, trimmed and cut into small chunks Olive oil Salt and pepper 1 15oz can white beans, drained and rinsed 1/3 cup loosely packed, fresh parsley 3 tbs fresh lemon juice 2 cloves minced garlic Red pepper flakes (optional) Preheat oven to 450. Oil a baking […]

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