Borani – cold spinach and yogurt salad

Ingredients

1 package frozen spinach
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp finely grated onion
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp fresh mint, minced

How to prepare

1) thaw spinach, squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
2) combine remaining ingredients with spinach until well incorporated.
3) refrigerate for a half hour and serve.

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Cream Of Artichoke Soup

Ingredients

1 can artichoke hearts
1 cup juice from artichokes
water (add if necessary)
10 oz can chicken broth
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
2 cup light cream

How to prepare

Simmer artichoke hearts, broth, lemon juice, onion, green onion, thyme and pepper with one cup fluid from artichokes, approx. 20 min. Blend in cream and correct seasonings if necessary. Serves 4 to 6

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Tomato fritters

Ingredients

4 cups fresh tomatoes – chopped
2 eggs
Salt
Pepper
Flour
Vegetable oil for frying

How to prepare

Peel and chop very ripe tomatoes into thumbnail size pieces add salt and pepper to Taste add eggs and mix well add flour 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each Addition until you have a thick batter. Batter should pour from a spoon, but be Thicker than pancake batter heat 1/2″ vegetable oil in skillet over medium-high heat Spoon batter into patties and fry until golden brown on each side remove from pan And drain on paper towel.

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Corn and roasted pepper soup

Ingredients

2 medium onions, chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 stick butter
1 large red bell pepper, chopped, roasted
2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped, roasted
2 large tomatoes, chopped and preferably roasted
4-1/2 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
5-6 cups rich chicken broth
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp sweet paprika salt to taste 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
3 sprigs epazote

1-1/2 tbsp grated cheese per bowl (queso fresco, monterey jack)
6 corn tortillas, cut & fried to make chips
1/2 poblano or anaheim chile per bowl, roasted, peeled, cut into strips
avocado wedges for garnish

How to prepare

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Carrot-Mushroom Loaf

Ingredients

1 cup chopped onion
4 1/2 cup grated carrots
1 lb chopped mushrooms
5 eggs
2 cloves garlic
1 cup fresh, wholewheat breadcrumbs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/4 cup butter
salt
pepper
basil
thyme

How to prepare

Crush garlic into melting butter. Add onions and mushrooms and saute until soft. Combine all ingredients (saving half the breadcrumbs and cheese for the top). Season to taste. Spread into buttered oblong baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Dot with butter. Bake at 350 F. for 30 min. covered, then 5 uncovered, or until browned. from the Moosewood Cookbook. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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Vegetarian red beans and dirty rice

Ingredients

2 cup brown rice
1 1/2 cup chopped red onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup finely diced carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
2 tsp chili powder
3 3/4 cup vegetable stock
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cup cooked red beans
1 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

How to prepare

Place medium-sized pot over med heat add the rice, onion, garlic, carrots, Celery, jalapeno, cumin, coriander, and chili powder, and heat for 3 to 5 mins, Stirring almost constantly, until lightly browned in another pot, bring the stock And bay leaf to a boil and add to the rice mixture cover the pan, lower the heat, And simmer for 15 mins add the beans, tomatoes, corn, and salt stir, cover, and Simmer for 15 more mins, or until the liquid is absorbed remove from the heat and Add the parsley and cilantro makes 8 cups, serves 6 to 8.

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Starbucks’ date scones

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup bran
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter; chilled
1 egg
2/3 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup chopped dates

How to prepare

Combine the all-purpose and whole wheat flours, the bran, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar. Cut in the butter. (or combine in a food processor, just until crumbly.) Add the egg, buttermilk and dates; do not overmix. (if the dough seems too sticky to work with add a couple more tbsp flour.) Shape the dough into a rectangle about 1″ thick on a floured surface. Cut into 12 triangles. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet in a preheated 350-degree oven about 25 minutes. Cool on a rack
yield: 12 servings

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Boston Market’s Creamed Spinach

Ingredients

3 tbsp margarine or butter
3 tbsp flour
2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1 med onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced

12 tbsp butter
2 pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
salt and pepper

How to prepare

Combine flour and butter in saucepan; heat and stir to make roux. Add milk (more if necessary) and cheese. In another pot, saute onion and garlic in butter; add spinach. Cook for 10 min., or until spinach is hot and onion is translucent. Add white sauce and mix thoroughly. Add salt and pepper.
NOTE: You can make this ahead and reheat in a casserole (sprinkle with buttered breadcrumbs).

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Zucchini and tomatoes

Ingredients

6 to 8 medium zucchini, sliced
1 tsp dried basil
14 oz can whole peeled tomatoes (with juice)
salt & pepper
1 large onion, chopped
3 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup cracker crumbs
butter (about 1 tablespoon)

How to prepare

Cut the tomatoes in small pieces and mix together everything except the crumbs and butter. Place the mixture in an oiled baking dish of a size to take the vegetables mounded up, as they will shrink quite a lot in cooking. Top with the crumbs and dots of butter and bake at 375f. For about 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and the crumbs are brown. For 6 servings

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