Month: March 2006

  • Kale Snacks

    I have made a triple batch of this, and still had it disappear in 10 minutes. It’s a little labor-intensive, but it serves as a wonderful alternative when you’re craving potato chips. 1 large bunch of kale Vegetable or olive oil 3 T finely grated parmesan Fine salt or garlic salt Preheat the oven to…

  • Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Orzo

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    1 cup orzo 2 T chopped flat-leaf parsley 4 t olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 t salt 1/4 t ground ginger 1/4 t cayenne 2 8-oz jars tomato sauce (no salt added) 1 T honey 1 lb cooked chicken breast strips 1. Cook the orzo according…

  • Cynthia’s Sangria

    We enjoyed this version of sangria during a south-of-the-border potluck aboard Wind Dancer. It’s sweeter than my traditional Schulte Sangria, and it goes down like adult Kool-Aid. The mandarin oranges and pineapple at the bottom are delightful! Serve this at your next Cinco de Mayo party. 1 can mandarin orange segments 1 can pineapple chunks…

  • No more pressure cooker explosions

    When Barry and I first encountered a pressure cooker, it was in the kitchen of our very capable friend, Barbara deLackner. It was the old aluminum “jiggle-top” kind, but Barbie used it often without problems. She taught us how to use it safely while were were living with her on Hill Farm, outside Portland, Oregon.…

  • Sesame brown and wild rice

    3 T unhulled sesame seeds 1/2 C wild rice 1 C brown rice 2-3/4 C water, boiling 1 T tamari 2 t sesame oil Heat the pressure cooker over medium-high heat and toast the sesame seeds and wild rice (do not add oil) until the seeds begin to darken and pop. Add the brown rice…

  • Dhal Dip

    A pressure cooker recipe… 1 T olive oil 1 t butter 1 small onion, chopped 2 t ginger, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and minced 1/2 garam masala 1/4 t turmeric 1/2 t dry mustard 1 C yellow split peas 2 C water 1/4 C yogurt or sour cream 2…

  • Spiced chickpea snacks

    This is a pressure cooker recipe, although you can do it with canned chickpeas or cook them in a pot instead. 1 C dried chickpeas Soak peas overnight in water, drain. 4 C water 1 small onion, peeled 1 bay leaf Cook the chickpeas with the water, onion, and bay leaf in a pressure cooker…

  • Filipino Corned Beef Hash

    1 T vegetable oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 onion, diced 1 tomato, chopped 1 large potato, diced 12-oz can corned beef In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute until soft. Stir in tomatoes and potatoes, cook for 10 minutes until potatoes are done. Flake the…

  • Nothing to lose but a few pounds

    I called a couple of friends last week to invite them for dinner. “Come on over tonight,” I said. “Barry’s making curried chicken with apples and mango chutney.” They arrived promptly that evening, anticipating some gourmet chow. Then I almost blew it. “It’s a new recipe from that cookbook, over there,” I said, blithely. “The…

  • Tropical kiwi banana sauce

    2 ripe kiwis 2 ripe bananas 2 T butter Pinch salt 3 T sugar 1/2 C orange juice 1/2 C milk or half and half (for a really decadent version, leave out the orange juice, and use 1 C half and half and a splash of rum) Peel and slice the bananas. Peel the kiwis,…