Sunday, 3 December 2017

Wild Rice and Vegetable Casserole




 4 Tbsp butter
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 carrots
2 stalks celery
8 oz. button mushrooms
1/2 tsp salt
Freshly cracked pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried sage
4 Tbsp flour
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup whole milk
salt, to taste
4 cups cooked wild rice blend
3 oz. fried onions

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Loaded Zuppa Toscana




INGREDIENTS

6 slices bacon uncooked
1 pound bulk/ground spicy Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped (approx. 1 ½ cups)
3 stalks celery, chopped (approx. 1 ½ cups)
4-6 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 pounds/3 medium russet potatoes chopped into bite size cubes
1  15 oz. can cannellini beans rinsed and rained
1  15 oz. can can sweet corn rinsed and drained
1  15 oz. can creamed corn
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
3 cups milk
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
1 tsp EACH dried parsley, salt
1/2 tsp EACH dried basil, dried oregano
1/4 tsp EACH dried thyme, pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste (optional if you like heat)

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2-3 cups half and half
4 cups loosely packed  fresh chopped spinach or kale

Garnish (optional)

remaining bacon in directions
fresh parsley
Parmesan cheese

Smoky Potato Chickpea Stew




INGREDIENTS
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 onion
1 Tbsp curry powder
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
pinch red pepper flakes
15 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
2 russet potatoes (1.75-2 lbs total)
15 oz can chickpeas
4 cups vegetable broth
1/4 lb. fresh kale, chopped


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Carrot and Currant Salad

2 tablespoons currants
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon boiling water
2 large carrots, peeled, halved lengthways, very thinly sliced

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil



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    Tahini Dressing

    1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
    1/3 cup water
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    2 cloves garlic, peeled
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1/2 tsp salt

    Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

    2/3 cup olive oil
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup honey
    1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 teaspoon dried minced chopped onion
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds

    Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette




    Fruit Salad

    2 sweet apples, chopped like Honeycrisp or Fuji
    2 pears, chopped
    3 kiwis peeled, sliced and quartered
    2 bananas, sliced
    1  15 oz. can  mandarin oranges in WATER, drained OR 3 mandarin oranges/peeled, separated
    pomegranate arils from 1 pomegranate
    1/2 cup dried cranberries

    Honey Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

    2 tablespoons lime juice
    1 tablespoon honey
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds

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