Guacamole

Ingredients 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled 1 lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 medium onion, diced 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 1 clove garlic, minced Directions In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to […]

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Instant Brown Rice

Make a large batch of brown rice per package instructions.  Cover a muffin tin with cling wrap and fill each cup with brown rice.  Freeze and put the individual servings into freezer bags. To serve.  Add a tablespoon of water and microwave.  Or add some water and heat in a saucepan.

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French Artichoke in Garlic and Wine Sauce

Ingredients: 4 large globe artichokes 8 T butter 2 T minced shallots 1 T minced garlic 1 t tarragon 1 t basil 1 C chicken stock 1 C dry white wine freshly ground black pepper freshly ground nutmeg lemon juice water (as needed) Recipe: Trim stems and leaves of choke.  Cut off top 3/4 inch […]

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Butternut Squash w/Spinach and Blue Cheese

Serves 4 Ingredients 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles 3 tablespoons lemon juice Salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 (5-ounce) package baby spinach 4 cups cubed and roasted butternut squash, warmed

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Macaroni salad with sharp cheddar and chipotle

Right now I am really loving chipotle flavored things… Ingredients: Salt and Pepper 1/4 C minced red onion 1 celery rib 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 1 1/2 C mayonaisse 1 lb elbow macaroni 1 1/2 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons minced canned […]

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Parcooked rice and zucchini

Ingredients: 1) 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 2) 1 cup of long-grain white rice (or brown) 3) salt and pepper 4) 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter 5) 2 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced thin 6) 1 cup frozen corn kernels 7) 3 scallions, sliced thin Directions: Combine 1 cup of broth, rice, and 3/4 […]

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Hash Brown Casserole

Ingredients: 2 20 oz packages of fresh hash brown potatoes or one 32 oz frozen package salt and pepper to taste 1 can of cream of chicken soup 2 Cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 Cup of Sour Cream 1 small chopped onion 1 stick melted butter Directions: Thaw potatoes if frozen. Mix all ingredients […]

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Grilled Corn on the Cob

Ingredients: 6 T sour cream 1 tsp fresh lime juice 1/4 tsp chipolte chile powder or ancho chile powder 1/4 tsp coarse kosher salt 8 ears of corn with husks 2 limes, quartered Directions: Mix sour cream, lime juice, chile powder, and coarse kosher salt in small bowl to blend. Prepare grill (med heat). Remove […]

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Shell Pasta Salad

Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 lb small or medium shell pasta (prepared as directed) 1/4 lb baby spinach or arugula washed and torn into pieces 6 oz crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, quartered 2 Tbsp each thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes and basil leaves 2 Tbsp red-wine vinegar 3 Tbsp olive oil Cracked black […]

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