Soups & Salads

Chicken Soup with Fennel, Chickpeas, and Chard

January 17, 2018 Featured Recipe

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  This simple but luscious soup has all the basic elements of minestrone: broth, beans, and veggies. If you can find it, erbette chard is delicious to use. It’s sweet and nutty flavor adds a silky texture when cooked. You can even substituted curly kale. 1 large bunch of green chard (about 13 ounces) 2 […]

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Galician Garbanzo Soup

November 7, 2017 Featured Recipe

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Sometimes we obsess with searching for new recipes online or in the latest cookbook. Here is a great example of an old favorite that is delicious, filling, and healthy. Oh, and it is easy to make as well. Pair it with a Spanish Rice and roti bread. 3, 15-ounce cans chick peas 4-1/2 cups water […]

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Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Sage

October 20, 2017 Recipes

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Sugar pie pumpkins are also known as pie pumpkins or sugar pumpkins. Don’t just leave them for decorations, sugar pie pumpkins are well suited for cooking. They have a more thick and dense flesh than jack-o-lantern stile pumpkins. A bit sweeter than other pumpkins, they are low in calories and fat, and provide a wealth […]

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Fattoush

September 15, 2017 Featured Recipe

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A traditional Lebanese salad, the Fattoush is made with toasted, or fried, flat bread. Here we use pita bread. By coating the pita with olive oil prior to toasting, it won’t tend to get soggy once the dressing is added. To transform this into a ‘full meal’, simply add some shredded chicken or shrimp and […]

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Vietnamese Quick Chicken Pho

August 18, 2017 Featured Recipe

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Rice noodles and shredded chicken, served in a comforting hot broth, then topped with delicious garnishes, ensures this easy-to-make Vietnamese style phò is a family favorite. 12 ounces wide, flat noodles, medium width, or rice vermicelli 4 cups canned chicken broth, plus 4 cups water 2 Tbsp fish sauce 3 slices unpeeled fresh ginger 1 […]

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Tabouli

July 18, 2017 Featured Recipe

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A classic bulgur salad that is made with garlic, parsley, lemon and mint, is perfect for personalizing with cucumber, bell peppers, and even garbanzo beans. 1 cup dry bulgur wheat 1-1/2 cups water, brought to a boil 1-1/2 tsp salt, to taste 1/4 cup lemon juice – fresh squeezed if possible 1/4 cup olive oil […]

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Summer Pasta

July 15, 2017 Featured Recipe

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Quick, easy and delicious are the key words when it comes to making summer meals. That’s why this Summer Pasta recipe from Rosanna Bowles’ Coming Home cookbook is a favorite around out house. 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb cherry tomatoes, halved 10 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped, plus more whole leaves for garnish […]

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Multi-Bean Salad

May 25, 2017 Featured Recipe

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This festive colorful salad is good with cornbread and any soup. Also try serving at room temperature over hot rice (you can melt some cheese into the rice) with steamed tortillas. Try making the salad with a combination of 1 cup each: pinto, kidney, black, and garbanzo beans. Dry beans need to soak at least […]

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Nana’s Dressing

January 11, 2017 Recipes

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Make a springtime salad. Go for a walk, and bring a basket. Look for Miner’s Lettuce growing in the shade. Snap the stem carefully. The whole leaf and stem are good to eat and full of vitamin C. Take your basketful home. Wash it well and toss with Nana’s Salad Dressing. Actually, Nana’s Salad Dressing […]

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Kale Slaw

September 26, 2016 Featured Recipe

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There are so many ways to enjoy this super food that we enjoy it all year round. This recipe pairs kale with delicious mix of crunchy red cabbage, a bit of spice and a hint of ginger. 1 head green kale, torn from stems and chopped 2-3 carrots, grated 1/4 red cabbage, cut in thin […]

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