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How to make Pickles (or Pickle any Vegetable!)

1 pound  fresh vegetables, such as cucumbers, carrots, green beans, summer squash, or cherry tomatoes 2 sprigs  fresh herbs, such as thyme, dill, or rosemary (optional) 1 to 2 teaspoons  whole spices, such as black peppercorns,…

Purple Sweet Potato Recipes

Crispy Oven Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries • 4 medium purple sweet potatoes • 1/2 tbs of olive oil • 1 tsp of sea salt • 1 tsp of black pepper • 1 tsp of garlic powder • 1/2 tsp of paprika powder Preheat oven to 200°C/…

Penne with Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes

Penne with Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes 1 (16-oz.) package whole wheat penne pasta 8 oz green beans, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 pt. small tomatoes tomatoes, halved 3/4 cup Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette (below) 1/4 cup chopped…

Quick Easy Pickles

Quick Easy Pickles 8 garlic cloves, sliced (or you can use scapes) 2 handfuls handfuls fresh dill 2 bay leaves 1 tsp peppercorns 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp dill seeds 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional) 1/2 tsp celery…

Zucchini with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Zucchini with Yogurt Dill Sauce 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill 1 small clove garlic, grated 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound zucchini 1 tablespoon…

Parsley and Spring Garlic Roasted Salmon

Parsley and Spring Garlic Roasted Salmon 1 large (2 to 2 1/2 pound) salmon fillet, bones and skin removed Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup good olive oil 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 3-5 spring…

Warm Chickpea, Red Onion and Broccoli Salad

Warm Chickpea, Red Onion and Broccoli Salad ½ pound (1 heaped cup) dried chick peas, soaked for 6 hours or overnight in 1 quart water Salt, preferably kosher salt, to taste ½ pound broccoli crowns, broken into florets ½ small…

Raw Beet Salad

Raw Beet Salad 1 pound beets 1 large shallot Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, or to taste 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or other good strong vinegar About…

Avocado and Shrimp Chopped Cabbage Salad

Avocado and Shrimp Chopped Cabbage Salad 5 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil or extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped fresh…

Fried Potatoes and Onions

Fried Potatoes and Onions 4 large gold potatoes 1 large onion, sliced thin 4 tablespoons butter (or more if required) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder 1⁄2 teaspoon dried dill…

Lentils with Cucumbers, Chard and Poached Egg

Lentils with Cucumbers, Chard and Poached Egg 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar 4 large eggs 2 cups cooked black lentils, green lentils, or chickpeas (from about 1 cup uncooked) 2 scallions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons coarsely…

Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce 1 salmon fillet (about 2 pounds) 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning 1 teaspoon onion salt 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings 6 lemon slices 1/4 cup butter, cubed DILL…