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Mirepoix Recipes

Mirepoix Base A common, quick way to cook mirepoix is to brown the onions and carrots together on medium-high heat (sauté) and then add the celery, cooking until soft. This develops a deeper flavor profile, and is especially delicious in soups.…

Turkey Burgers with Green Garlic and Parsley

Turkey Burgers with Green Garlic and Parsley ½ medium onion 1 bulb green garlic (about 4 ounces) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 ¼ pounds lean ground turkey 2 tablespoons ketchup …

Avocado Club Sandwich with Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

Avocado Club Sandwich with Marinated Portobello Mushrooms 2-4 portobello mushroom caps 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons (gluten free) tamari 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 2 cloves garlic, minced …

Tomato and Mozzarella Quesadillas with Basil

Tomato and Mozzarella Quesadillas with Basil 8 8-inch flour tortillas 12 ounces grated or sliced mozzarella 2 tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices ½ teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black…

Rainbow Chard Recipes

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts 1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard, stalks cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces (keep stalks and leaves separate) 2 tablespoons pine nuts 2 tablespoons olive oil …

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Tomato Basil Bruschetta 6 or 7 ripe tomatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs.) 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons) 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1-teaspoon balsamic vinegar 6-8 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced* or chopped 1-teaspoon…

Grilled Sicilian Eggplant Parmesan

Grilled Sicilian Eggplant Parmesan 2 Eggplants cut into ½ inch slices Handful coarse, kosher salt 1 jar tomato sauce 1 8 oz. block Mozzarella ½ cup Ricotta cheese ½ cup Parmesan cheese Handful fresh basil 2 tablespoons…

Corn, Tomato, Red Onion, Thyme and Mushroom Risotto with Chicken

Corn, Tomato, Red Onion, Thyme and Mushroom Risotto with Chicken 2 small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (8 to 10 ounces total) 3 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon…

Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Basil Oil

Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Basil Oil For the basil oil 2 cups fresh basil, plus more for garnish 1 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil For the salad 6 cups cold cubed watermelon (from about 4 1/2 pounds watermelon), rind…

Cucumber, Tomato, Quinoa and Feta Salad

Cucumber, Tomato, Quinoa and Feta Salad 1/2 cup quinoa 1/4 cup feta, crumbled 1/2 cucumber, chopped 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 green onions, green and white parts chopped 1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes, sliced, or 2-3…

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…

Basic, Italian and Greek Grilled Eggplant Ideas

Basic Grilled Eggplant 1 large globe eggplant (about 1 lb.), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more as needed Kosher salt Prepare a medium-high charcoal or gas grill fire. Brush both sides…