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Appetizers

Spicy Mint-Pickled Vegetables

9/27/2013 meps 0

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch by 1/4-inch strips 1 C cauliflower, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 C jicama, peeled and cut into 1-inch by 1/4-inch julienne pieces 1 red Thai chile or red […]

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Asian

Cold Sesame Noodles

9/27/2013 meps 0

Reminiscent of a dish I fell in love with 25 years ago. It was called “dan dan mein,” but when I later tried to order it in another Chinese restaurant, they told me that simply […]

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Alcoholic

Sangrita (a tequila chaser)

9/27/2013 meps 0

This sounds like an intriguing beverage to take to Burning Man…or maybe I just need to go to Mexico again! 1 C fresh-squeezed orange juice 1/2 C fresh-squeezed lime juice 2 T grenadine 1 t […]

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Casseroles

Spinach-Lasagna Roll-Ups

9/6/2013 meps 0

I am always wondering what to do with leftover lasagna noodles. This inspires me to make a half-recipe when I have a partial box in the cupboard. Another name for this is “Mock Manicotti.” 12 […]

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Appetizers

Falafel

7/4/2013 meps 0

1-3/4 C dried chickpeas 2 cloves garlic 1 small onion, quartered 1 t ground coriander 1 T ground cumin Dash cayenne 1 C chopped fresh parsley 1 t salt 1/2 t pepper 1/2 t baking […]

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Middle Eastern

Couscous with olives and garbanzo beans

6/24/2013 meps 0

14 oz chicken broth (if you use canned, use low-salt) 10 oz couscous 15-oz can garbanzo beans, drained 1 C chopped red onion 1/2 C chopped pitted Kalamata olives 1/2 C chopped parsley 5 T […]

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Appetizers

Ouzo-flamed cheese

6/11/2013 meps 0

These are intended to be an appetizer, but they would also be a great thing to put on a bed of lightly-dressed greens as a meal-sized salad. 1 C flour 1 lb kasseri or romano […]

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Crockpot/Slow Cooker

Crockpot Lasagne

4/7/2013 meps 0

I just discovered that it’s super-easy to make lasagne in a slow-cooker! I’ll have to rework this to come up with a vegetarian version. 1 lb ground beef 1 large onion, diced 29-oz can tomato […]

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Mexican

Chile-meatball soup

2/21/2013 meps 0

Meatballs 2 large poblano chiles 1 lb ground beef 1/2 C grated zucchini 1/4 C grated onion 1/4 C panko 1 large egg, beaten 2 minced garlic cloves 1 T ground cumin 1 t oregano […]