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We are certainly not vegetarian, but we try to be flex-itarian. That means that once a week, we try to come up with a meal that is almost all veggies, but still satisfies our animal instinct.

Orange Citrus Salad

by January 8, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Chef Notes Avocado creama – Avocado, fresh mint, salt, EVOO, pepper, Sour cream, lemon juice – Muddle stick in blender – Refrigerate up to 24 hours pickled onion rings (Hot vinegar, sugar, 2 minutes) Grapefruit, oranges, SLICES Add Kalamati olives and garlic olives Roasted beets Drizzle with avocado creama Read more »


by October 10, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Corn from 1 ear of corn 1 zucchini 1 avocado – diced Tomatoes Red onion VINAIGRETTE 1 tsp Dijon mustard zest and juice from one lime 5 mint leaves – chopped 4 basil leaves – chiffonade strips 3 TBL EVOO – Emulsified into the other ingredients salt and Read more »

Israeli CousCous

by October 2, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Israeli couscous (about the size of a small pea) is a larger pearl than standard (North African) couscous, which is about the size of a grain of rice. INGREDIENTS 2 T EVOO – to fry PREPARE COUSCOUS 1 C Israeli couscous 3/4 C chicken stock (alt: vegetable stock) 1 Read more »

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

by July 9, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 12-20 Fresh Brussels Sprouts – halved 1 TBL EVOO 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Garlic 1 tsp Ginger 1 tsp Siracha 1 TBL Soy 1 tsp Red chili flakes 1/4 C Water 1/4 C Sugar STEP BY STEP Toss sprouts with EVOO and salt Bake sprouts Read more »

Gazpacho Andalucia

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INGREDIENTS 3 large tomatoes – rough chopped 8 cloves of garlic 1 jalapeño pepper (deseeded) 1 onion – rough chopped 1 red bell pepper – rough chopped 2 cucumbers – rough chopped 1 day old rustic loaf of bread ( not sponge bread ) STEP BY STEP Read more »

Grilled Pizza Salad

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First, let me say “This is not a pizza.  It is a salad.”  That being said, much about this recipe brings to mind a pizza. First ( hmmm… actually second ) obtain your pizza dough.  Either buy ready-made pizza dough, or make it yourself.  It’s not too hard.  Look at Read more »

Burger Salad

by June 30, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 80/20 Ground Chuck or your own home-ground meat – Cooked to your liking SALAD FIXIN’S Salad Base: Iceburg lettuce Butter lettuce Red sail lettuce Salad Toppings – Diner’s choice – Ordered on Top or Served on the side: Onions – fresh or caramelized Grated cheddar cheese or Swiss Read more »

Raw Spaghetti Sauce

by June 16, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This can be used for Spaghetti, Farfalle, Bucatini, Pappardelle… pretty much any pasta. INGREDIENTS PASTA of your choice 4 C fresh tomatoes (deseeded) 3 garlic cloves 1/2 tsp salt 6-8 basil leaves Optional: 1 packet crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 C EVOO Optional: 1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese Optional: Read more »

Fava Beans

by May 15, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Gila Farm Cooperative CSA Delivery Newsletter April 3rd 2012 Pick up produce Tuesdays at 5227 N. 7th St. between 4:00 and 5:30pm Week three of ten week CSA Spring Season. Fava Beans!?  What’s that? Fava beans, also known as broad beans, are one of the Read more »

Sauteed Zucchini

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INGREDIENTS Zucchini or squash – Cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 TBL Butter 1 TBL Olive oil 2 tbl Lemon juice 1/2 tsp dried dill STEP BY STEP Heat butter in your fry pan Add oil – this will keep the butter from burning Toss chopped zucchini Read more »

Chicken Lettuce Wrap

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INGREDIENTS About ½ pound chicken Fresh head of butter lettuce or romaine (not iceburg) Spices to taste – See list of alternate ingredients below.  Don’t use more than 5 total, or you will not be able to distinguish the tastes. ginger juice (grated and squeezed) Cabbage finely shredded Peanuts Read more »

Judy’s Counter Kraut

by April 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Juy’s Counter Kraut Cabbage (sliced thin) sea salt 1. Shave cabbage thin. Discard hard core. 2. Pack tightly into glass jar sprinkling 1 tsp with each handfull (approx 2 TBL per quart jar) 3. Add distilled water to cover 4. Place lid on loosely. 5. Stand jars in tray (or Read more »

Iceberg Disk Salad

by April 21, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1 C mayo or Miracle Whip 1 TBL white wine vinegar 6 oz bleu cheese 1 fresh head of iceberg lettuce tomato, bacon, crushed black pepper and cheese to finish STEP BY STEP Put mayo and vinegar in a bowl and whisk together Mix in crumbled Read more »

Backyard Baked Beans

by April 19, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons Jim Beam whiskey 2 tablespoons sugar 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3⁄4 cup chopped onion (1/2 medium) 1⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 tablespoons molasses 2 (15 ounce) cans small white beans, drained (See note) 1 tablespoon dry mustard Read more »

Things to Research

by March 5, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This page is not iPhone compatible.   – 400 BC – About the Reasons for Vegetable Growth   The Natural History of Plants, (περὶ φυτικῶν ἱστοριῶν α’-θ’ ) a nine books work (with the following topics): 1. The anatomy of plants 2 – 5. Wooden Read more »

Cucumber Salads – Several Recipes

by January 8, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Cucumber Salads INGREDIENTS Cucumber Other ingredients vary between recipes HINTS Use a mandolin to get nearly paper thin slices of cucumber When thin the green skin is very edible, and gives a nice crunch If you don’t like the skin, use a zester to artfully remove much Read more »

Robert’s Jalapeño Ketchup

by June 16, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Before we begin… The Jalapeño Puree (aka Chili Sauce)  takes about six months to age, so you might want to make several jars of the puree.  This will can very well. This condiment will last you a few months 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce Read more »

Mu Shu Vegetables

by April 6, 2015 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 3 inch piece of ginger – grated and juice squeezed into a bowl 2 garlic cloves – minced 4 scallions – sliced and minced 1/2 onion – cut into thin strips 1 hand of cilantro and parsley 8 oz shitake mushrooms – sliced 1 large red bell pepper Read more »

Make your own Ricotta Cheese

by April 1, 2015 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1/2 gallon whole milk . Organic is better . Homogenized and Pasteurized is OK . ULTRA Pasteurized is not OK 1 tsp salt 12± leaves of basil Separation Agents 1/3 C lemon juice and 1/3 C vinegar  (or 1/2 C rennet) Texture Agent up to 1/2 C heavy Read more »

Classic and Custom Salad Dressings ~~ 8

by November 1, 2014 » Add the first comment.

This page contains fairly simple recipes for making many of the classic dressings from scratch. Why make your own? Making many basic dressings is easier than running to the store to buy a bottle of a commercial brand. The one catch: pre-measure all your ingredients so you can be whisking Read more »