Curried Vegetable Stew

2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups baby carrots 1 medium eggplant, peeled and diced 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1 large red bell pepper, diced 14 oz. can stewed or diced tomatoes, undrained 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1-2 jalapenos, seeded and minced 1-2 teaspoons curry powder,… Continue reading Curried Vegetable Stew

Individual Orange and Chocolate Bread Puddings

8 slices good quality American white bread 2 tablespoons butter, softened ? cup orange marmalade 3 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate (or chocolate chips) 2 large eggs 2 cup milk ? cup heavy cream 1/3 cup granulated sugar ? teaspoon vanilla extract Heat oven to 375. Lightly butter four small ramekins. Remove crusts from bread and… Continue reading Individual Orange and Chocolate Bread Puddings

Macaroni and Four Cheeses

3 cups whole milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 bay leaf ? cup all purpose flour salt and pepper to taste pinch of nutmeg ? teaspoon Tabasco sauce 5 ounces Gruyere, coarsely grated (about 1 ? cups) 8 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (about 2 cups) 1 pound penned rigate pasta… Continue reading Macaroni and Four Cheeses

Goat Cheese Fritters with Shallot Vinaigrette

4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature 4 ounces goat cheese at room temperature 1/4 cup chopped chives salt and pepper ? cup crushed almonds ? cup Panko breadcrumbs 2 eggs 1 cup flour oil for frying For Shallot Vinaigrette: ? cup chopped shallots ? cup white wine or rice vinegar ? cup olive oil… Continue reading Goat Cheese Fritters with Shallot Vinaigrette

Grilling Vegetables: Sweet Potatoes

Seasoning: 1 cup apple juice or cider, 3 tablespoons butter, 2 teaspoons maple syrup, pinch of allspice, cinnamon, salt and pepper 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled Boil potatoes until they are tender enough to pierce with a paring knife, about 12-15 minutes. Drain and allow to cool. Combine remaining ingredients in saucepan and stir over… Continue reading Grilling Vegetables: Sweet Potatoes

Grilling Vegetables: New Potatoes

Seasoned oil: 6 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil, 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano, 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary, salt and pepper 4 cups new potatoes Boil potatoes until you can pierce them with a skewer (about 4-6 minutes ? don?t let them get too soft) Combine remaining ingredients.… Continue reading Grilling Vegetables: New Potatoes

Grilling Vegetables: Summer Squash and Zucchini

Seasoned oil: 6 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 1 clove garlic minced, 1 tablespoon minced oregano, pinch salt Brush grill with oil. Brush 4 zucchinis or summer squashes cut into 1/3 inch rounds with seasoned oil. Place directly on grill in a single lay and cook over high heat, turning occasionally, until… Continue reading Grilling Vegetables: Summer Squash and Zucchini

Grilling Vegetables: Eggplant

Seasoned Oil: ? olive oil, ? cup white wine or balsamic vinegar, ? cup Greek-style dried oregano, 1 clove garlic One eggplant Slice one eggplant into 1/3 inch rounds, discarding the base and stem. Brush grill with oil. Brush eggplant with seasoned oil. Place directly on grill over medium heat and grill 7-12 minutes turning… Continue reading Grilling Vegetables: Eggplant

Grilling Vegetables: Corn on the Cob (In the Husk)

4 ears of corn, unhusked 4 tablespoons butter seasonings: ? teaspoon each dried basil and oregano, salt and pepper Peel back but do not remove corn husks on each ear. Remove the silk. Blend butter and seasonings. Spread seasoned butter on each ear of corn and close husk over it. Wrap each ear in aluminum… Continue reading Grilling Vegetables: Corn on the Cob (In the Husk)

Grilled Vegetable, Nectarine and Feta Kebabs

? pound eggplant cut into 8 1-inch cubes ? teaspoon salt 8 small new potatoes (about ? pound 2 onions, quartered 2 red bell peppers, seeded, de-ribbed and cut into 8 squares 1 small unpeeled cucumber cut into 8 thick slices 8 large mushrooms 2 nectarines, quartered 7 oz. feta cheese, cut into 8 cubes… Continue reading Grilled Vegetable, Nectarine and Feta Kebabs

Curried Cauliflower Cheese Soup

1 tablespoon canola oil 2 tablespoons water 1 large onion, chopped 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1 medium head cauliflower, finely chopped Light vegetable stock as needed 2 teaspoons curry powder or to taste 1 cup milk, or as needed 1 cup green peas 1 tablespoon dried dill 1 cup firmly packed grated mild… Continue reading Curried Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Cucuracha

Pour 1 oz. Tia Maria into a cordial glass Top with cream, do not mix Dust cream with cinnamonThis is a drink we had at a restaurant in Madrid.

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Creole Seasoning

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried thyme for gumbo, use about one tablespoon of file for every two to three tablespoons of Creole seasoning