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Avocado and Eggplant Velouté (soup)

by October 12, 2017 » Add the first comment.

This is a popular dish in many African countries. Velouté is one of the FIVE MOTHER SAUCES Cut off green stem of eggplant Coat outside with EVOO Poke full of holes (lots) Bake at 450º for about 35 minutes – till blackened Let cool down until you can touch it Read more »

Basic Tomato Soup

by September 16, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 1/2 onion – caramelized 1 TBL butter 1 TBL tomato paste 3 cloves of garlic – chopped – lightly caramelized Small handful of basil 1 TBL ketchup 1 C white wine 4 Fresh Heirloom tomatoes Salt and pepper to taste Step by Step Turn stovetop to Read more »

Italian Wedding Soup

by December 15, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 1 TBL EVOO 1/2 onion – diced 1 carrot – julienne strips 4 leaves Tuscan Kale – chopped 1/4 C white wine 2 C beef stock 1 LB meatballs – see below Step by Step Sweat onions, carrots and Tuscan kale – All chopped – in Read more »

Pasta Fagioli

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Ingredients 1 TBL EVOO 1/2 Onion – chopped 4 cloves Garlic – minced 1 stalk Celery – chopped 1 pkg Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 1/2 C white wine 2 C chicken broth ± 2 C tomatoes 1 C Elbow macaroni or other pasta 1 can Cannelloni beans Parsley and/or Read more »

Sicilian Bread Soup

by July 18, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Abot 4 C Left-over pieces of rustic bread.  Basic white sponge bread will be a disaster if you try to use it. 6 cloves whole garlic To taste: red pepper, salt, pepper 2 TBL EVOO 1/2 C carrot 1 C onion 1/2 C celery 1 can peeled tomatoes Read more »

Gazpacho Andalucia

by July 9, 2016 » Add the first comment.

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 »

Cantaloupe Soup

by June 22, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1 Cantaloupe – Peeled, deseeded and cubed 1 C Philly Cream Cheese 1/2 ± passion fruit puree Small piece of peeled ginger 1 dash Tabasco A few mint leaves OPTIONAL:  Thinly sliced Prosciutto OPTIONAL:  A dollop of sour cream STEP BY STEP Blend first five ingredients Read more »

Tomato Bisque

by May 22, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 2 C tomato – pieced 1/2 Vidalia onion – sliced thin 1/4 C chopped carrot 1/4 C chopped celery 1 TBL tomato paste 1 bay leaf – to be removed at step 10 3 TBL Butter 1 C Stock 1/2 C Water 1/2 C Milk – use for Read more »

Sauteed Zucchini

by May 15, 2016 » Add the first comment.

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 »

Grandma’s Basic Chili

by May 13, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1 LB hamburger 1 can kidney beans – drained 1 can diced or chopped tomatoes – not drained 1/4 C sugar 1/4 tsp ground cloves STEP BY STEP Brown the hamburger Add the beans and tomatoes Bring up to a simmer Add sugar and cloves Simmer Read more »

Lentil Soup

by March 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 1  C dry lentils 2 C distilled water 2 C beef stock Step by Step Heat above to boiling and simmer 5 minutes Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour 1 bottle lager beer 1/2 C diced celery 1/2 C diced carrots Read more »

Corn Chowder

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INGREDIENTS 1/2 LB sausage 2 C raw potatoes (diced) 1 onion (diced) 3 C milk 1 can whole kernel corn STEP BY STEP Crumble and fry sausage in a heave skillet Remove and set aside on paper towel or newspaper Fry onions in sausage fat When onion Read more »

Cream of Broccoli Soup

by March 23, 2016 » Add the first comment.

1 small onion (pieces) 1 TBL Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 box frozen chopped broccoli 1 C chicken broth 1 tsp nutmeg 1 TBL butter 1 can mushroom soup 1 C sour cream or 1 C heavy cream with 1 tsp sugar or 1 C sweetened condensed milk Read more »

Shepherd’s Pie Baked Potato

by March 9, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Start out just as if you were making a twice-baked potato. Scrub four russet potatoes (high starch – good for baking) Poke a few holes in the top of the potato to let the steam escape. Bake the potato for about 40 minutes at 400º Cut the top off Read more »

Mushroom Soup

by March 1, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Feeds four Prep time 20 min Cooking time 35 min Total time about an hour 1 TBL EVOO 5 C cremini mushrooms – cleaned, stemmed, quartered 1 onion – half chopped, half minced 1 TBL AP flour 1 tsp celery salt Dash cayenne pepper – powder or sauce Dash Read more »

Cucumber and Green Tomato Soup

by July 2, 2013 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS One and a half cucumbers seeded One hand flat leaf parsley One hand fresh cilantro Two medium green tomatoes Juice from two lemons Two cloves grated garlic Two jalapeno chili peppers – seeds and membranes removed Two ribs finely chopped celery One Vadalia onion  . Preferably chopped and Read more »


by May 31, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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INGREDIENTS 1 eggplant 1 zucchini 2 C cubed winter squash 1 Vidalia onion 4 cloves garlic 1 stalk celery 1/2 CU green olive 1/2 CU black olive 1/2 C golden raisins 1 can diced tomatoes (drained) 2 TBL capers 1/4 C apple cider vinegar 1/4 C white balsamic vinegar Read more »

Meat and Veggie Stock

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INGREDIENTS Left-over chicken parts from a whole chicken Left over rib bones, chicken hearts, liver, etc. 3 bay leaves 1 onion – chopped 2 stalks celery – chopped 1 carrot – chopped 2 QT distilled or filtered water You always want to use filtered water, because as the Read more »

Chicken and Dumplings

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Before we begin… This recipe is pretty easy, and you can make it even easier by buying a pre-cooked chicken. This particular recipe is shown a bit differently than the rest of our recipes. You can even cut corners more by using Pillsbury crack and cook dinner rolls for Read more »

Butternut Squash Soup

by May 26, 2013 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1/4 C EVOO 1 tsp salt 1 butternut squash 1 acorn squash 1 entire stick of butter 1 onion 1 Granny Smith apple 1 C pumpkin puree 4 C chicken stock 1/2 C heavy cream (at the end) 1/2 tsp nutmeg scant black pepper STEP BY STEP Read more »