Recipes

Butternut Squash Soup – Afghan Style

We had a virtual blast preparing this soup as part of KindSoups efforts to deliver food to those in need.  Each week for the past year, we’ve been cooking together via Zoom, making enough soup for our own family’s dinner, plus enough to freeze and deliver meals for friends who may be hitting a rough patch and…

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Cilantro Lime Garlic Chicken and Mango Kabobs

MAIN DISH This is a delicious light barbecue option. It was my first venture into grilling fruit, and I will definitely be experimenting more with this during the summer. It’s early in the season for peaches, but even totally unripe peaches worked well and developed flavor as they cooked. The ripe mango was even better when…

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Apple Pear Soup

This is a great recipe for using those Harry and David pears that are delicious, but may go bad before you get to eat them all, or the last couple of apples in the bag. It is light and a mix of sweet and savory. INGREDIENTS: 1TBSP butter, marjarine or olive oil 1 TBSP olive…

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Easily Adaptable Indian Cooking

A healthy diet is so important for your longterm health.  Below and in future posts, I will share some healthy recipes that you can adapt easily to the ingredients you have on hand. Here’s a video with personal attestations of the importance of a wholesome plant-based diet. Some basic ingredients for Indian food are: Cumin seeds Mustard seeds…

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Cooking during a Pandemic—Recipes using shelf stable ingredients: black bean and tortilla pie, lentil soup with sweet potatoes

During this time of Covid-19 when I am cooking a lot and trying not to go to the grocery store too frequently, I really appreciate my recipes that contain shelf-stable ingredients. I stock up on what I need and pull it all out when it’s time to cook!  The black bean and corn tortilla pie…

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Grilled Tuna with Pineapple-Orange Salsa

MAIN DISH GRILLED TUNA WITH PINEAPPLE-ORANGE SALSA (serves 4)  Ingredients:  1 cup pineapple chunks, drained ¼ cup orange juice 1 tbsp. chopped sweet onion (e.g. Vidalia, Walla Walla) ½ cup chopped red bell pepper 24 oz. tuna steaks 2 tsp. garlic powder 2 tbsp. low-sodium teriyaki sauce  COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Combine pineapple, orange juice, onion, and red pepper…

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Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing – in general, mix 1 part vinegar with 2 or 3 parts olive oil; if it’s a strong-tasting vinegar, go more toward 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with fruit-flavored vinegars, such as apricot and lime and using them with minimal oil; but plain balsamic does…

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Asian Salmon Steaks

MAIN DISH From Washington Post – Women’s League Cyber Kitchen Ingredients: 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce2 Tbsp dark soy sauce, lo sodium1 tsp sesame oil1/4 tsp five-spice powder2 tsp honey1 clove garlic, crushed1 tsp fresh ginger, grated4 5-6 oz salmon steaks or salmon fillets, washed and dried; Directions: Preheat broiler.Place all ingredients except salmon in a…

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Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Vegetables

MAIN DISH From epicurious.comThese are DELICIOUS – especially the shallots – which are stronger anti-oxidants than other onions!Serves 12 Ingredients: 2 lbs shallots, halved or quartered4 Tbsp olive oil4 lbs butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into ¾ inch cubes4 large red bell peppers, cut into ½- thick strips2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut…

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Teriyaki Flank Steak

MAIN DISH TERIYAKI FLANK STEAK – adapted from The Washington PostThe key to this is the sake which makes the meat incredibly tender! Ingredients: 1/4 cup lite soy sauce1/4 cup sake or dry sherry (I prefer Haiku brand Sake)2 Tbsp brown sugar3 cloves garlic, minced2 Tbsp grated ginger root2 Tbsp peanut oil1 1/4 pounds flank steak…

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