Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies

¾ cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar ½ cup packed light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 3/4 cups rolled oats 1 cup raisins 1 cup chocolate chips Preheat oven to 375 degrees In a large […]

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Cauliflower Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Cauliflower Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Cauliflower Salad 3 cups chopped cauliflower, (could substitute with broccoli) ½ finely diced carrot ½ cup red bell pepper, diced into small chunks ¼ cup sliced basil Lightly toss above ingredients, add dressing, and enjoy. Dressing: 2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 teaspoons honey or agave 1 teaspoon […]

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Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Walnuts

Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Walnuts

1 lb. fresh green beans trimmed 4 shallots peeled and cut into thin slices 6 cloves garlic minced olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup parsley chopped 1/4 cup crushed walnuts. 1 teaspoon lemon zest Preheat oven to 425 F. Toss first five ingredients in a bowl and put them in a single […]

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New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp

1-pound raw shrimp, tails on ¼ cup Worcester sauce 2 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning 1 tsp minced garlic 1 stick butter cubed French bread to accompany Combine shrimp, Worcester, lemon, seasoning, and garlic and cook in a skillet over medium heat just until shrimp turn pink, reduce heat and a […]

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Citrus Rosemary Thyme Olives

Citrus Rosemary Thyme Olives

  4 cups mixed olives of your choice 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary removed from stem and chopped, can substitute with dried 2 tablespoons lemon juice Zest of 1/2 lemon 3 cloves garlic minced fine 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground pepper, to taste Combine […]

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Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe

Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe

Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise 1 4-oz. jar diced pimiento, drained 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1- 2 teaspoons finely diced onion or shallot 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 8-oz. block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded 1 8-oz. block cream cheese, shredded Mash together ingredients in a bowl. Serve with crackers or […]

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Chicken with Wine and Mushrooms

Chicken with Wine and Mushrooms

8 rinsed and patted dry chicken thighs and legs (my favorite) or 4 breasts Flour for dredging and thickening 1 medium onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, sliced and diced 4-6 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup sliced mushrooms, (I like shiitakes for their immune-bolstering effects and hearty flavor) Cooking oil 1 cup wine – your […]

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Butternunt Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

1 medium butternut squash 1 13,5 oz can of coconut milk 1 tbs butter Cooking oil 1 onion sliced thin 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground coriander Salt and pepper to taste 4-5 cups of chicken or veggie broth Yogurt and cilantro for garnish Preheat oven to 375. Lightly pierce […]

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Stuffed Zucchini

Print Stuffed Zucchini Great luncheon or side dish. Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 4 medium zucchini save the overgrown, woody ones for compost ornaments. 1 – 1 ½ cup day-old breadcrumbs 1 small onion diced ½ cup diced red pepper 3-4 cloves garlic diced Olive oil Seasonings – salt pepper, dried thyme, marjoram, […]

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Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts

Print Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts My favorite way to have green beans. Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 2 cups fresh green beans cleaned – (stem tip snapped off) 3 garlic cloves minced ½ cup walnuts 2 tablespoons butter Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Steam beans until tender but […]

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Greek Salad with Lemon and Oregano

Print Greek Salad with Lemon and Oregano Add chicken or shrimp for a full meal deal. Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 1 medium cucumber chopped into small cubes 1/2 green or red bell pepper chopped 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved 1/4 cup Kalamata olives 1/4 small red onion thinly sliced Juice […]

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Herb Cheese and Butter

Print Herb Cheese and Butter Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese or butter at room temperature could also use goat or feta cheese 4-5 cloves of roasted garlic optional 2 scallions minced ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon chopped chives 2 teaspoons herb mix or fresh herbs of choice […]

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