Herbed Salad Dressing for Salad Lovers
1/4 c. rice vinegar  1-2 T. lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best) 1/2 t. sugar  1/2 t. Dijon-style mustard  2-3 T. freshly chopped herbs (I use basil, parsley, thyme, oregano or chives) 1/2 c. good light olive oil  2 garlic c

Green Beans with Tomatoes and Basil
1 1/2 lbs green beans, cooked Salt and Pepper to taste  1 garlic clove, diced (or substitute chopped garlic scapes!) 1 T. chopped fresh basil or 1 t. dried basil  1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 T. chopped fresh parsley or 1 t. dried pa

Garlicky Tomato-Eggplant Sauce
1/4 c. olive oil 1/2 t. salt  10 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 c. dry red wine  3/4 c. finely chopped onions 2 c. cherry tomatoes 3 c. peeled, cubed eggplant  Freshly ground pepper 1 c. minced fresh parsley 3 T. freshly grated Par

Garlic Bread with Zing
1 cup butter, softened  4 to 6 cloves garlic, smashed  1 tablespoon minced basil leaves Freshly ground pepper to taste  1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves  1 loaf French bread   Combine butter, garlic, basil, pep
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Garlic and Greens Pizza
PIZZA CRUST: French bread cut in half lengthwise or pre-baked pizza shell  1/3 c. sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)  1/2 c. boiling water  4 large garlic cloves, minced or pressed  3 T olive oil  4 packed cups coars

Easy Italian Eggplant
I pound eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch slices  1 15 oz. can tomato sauce  2 cloves garlic, minced  1 medium onion, chopped  1 teaspoon each fresh basil and oregano  1/4 cup Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheese, grated  

Couscous with Chickpeas, Edamames and Tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil  1 cup fresh or frozen shelled edamames (soybeans)  1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper  4 garlic cloves, minced  2 1/4 cups water, divided  1/4 cup chopped fresh basil  1 (16-ounce) can chickpea

Cherry Delights with Pasta
20-25 cherry or 10 - 15 Roma tomatoes cut in half  IN BLENDER WHIZ TOGETHER:  1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil  1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped  4 big garlic cloves, minced  2 tsp balsamic vinegar 1/2 - 1
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4 medium tomatoes  4 T. olive oil  Chopped fresh basil leaves  Mozzarella  Salt and pepper and capers (optional)   Thinly slice tomatoes and slice mozzarella. Alternate tomatoes and mozzarella on a serving plate, then s
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Basil Pesto
3 packed cups basil leaves  3 large cloves garlic (or use garlic scapes instead!)  1/2 cup pine nuts 3/4 c. (packed) parmesan cheese  3/4 c. chopped fresh parsley  1/2 c. olive oil  1/4 c. melted butter  Salt to t
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Raspberry Turkey Salad
1-1/2 cups vanilla yogurt  2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint OR 1 drop mint extract  1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup honey  2 Tbsp. raspberry vinegar  1 lb. box farfalle pasta  2 cups asparagus, cut into 2" pieces OR 2 cups

Spaghetti Squash with Feta, Arugula and Pine Nuts
3 lbs spaghetti squash, halved and seeded (about one medium squash)  1 large bunch arugula, washed and chopped 1 clove garlic  1 T. virgin olive oil  4 oz feta, crumbled or cut into cubes  3 T. pine nuts  Sea salt and b

Roasted Shallots, Tomatoes and Arugula Salad
6 medium shallots, peeled and cut into fourths  1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar  1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard  Salt  4 medium firm, ripe tomatoes, cut into fourths  1 cup arugula leaves, washed and dried

Arugula, White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Salad
SALAD: 3 cups torn arugula leaves  1/2 cup chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers  1/3 cup vertically sliced red onion  1 (16-ounce) can navy beans, rinsed and drained  DRESSING:  1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar &

Arugula Pesto
1 bunch arugula or about 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. loose  1/2-1 cup walnuts  1/2-1 cup parmesan cheese (grated) 2 small cloves  Garlic  1/2 cup Olive oil  Salt, to taste   Wash and chop the arugula (You may want to start w
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Roasted Beets, Apple and Fennel
5 medium beets, peeled and thinly sliced 5 small to medium apples, cored and quartered 2 heads fennel, trimmed and sliced ½ cup honey Dijon salad dressing ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt Grou
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Parsnip and Apple Soup
1 large boiling potato  2 parsnips (about 1/2 pound), peeled and chopped fine  3 shallots, chopped fine (about 1/4 cup)  1 leek (white and pale green part only), trimmed, halved lengthwise, washed well, and chopped fine  1 gra
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Mixed Fresh Greens with Curried Dressing
2 quarts fresh assorted greens  2 T. white wine vinegar  1 T. vermouth  1 scant tablespoon Dijon mustard  1 T. soy sauce  1/4 t. ground cumin  1/2 t. curry powder  1 t. sugar  1/4 t. freshly ground pepp

Farm Apple Cake
1 cup oil 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 eggs 1 teaspoon nutmeg  2 cups sugar 5 cups raw, peeled, thinly sliced apples  2 cups sifted flour 1 cup chopped nuts  1 teaspoon salt 3 Tablespoons lemon juice  1 teaspoon baking soda &
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Creamy Squash Soup
1 squash (acorn, butternut or kabocha) about 2 cups cooked  3 tablespoons butter, margarine or vegetable oil 3 1/2 cups water  2 cups chopped onions 1 1/2 cups milk OR 1 cup heavy cream  1 small carrot, diced  1/8 teaspoon c

Butternut Squash Soup with Cider Cream
5 T. butter  2 1/2 lbs butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (about 6 cups)  2 c. chopped leeks  1/2 c. chopped peeled carrot  1/2 c. chopped celery  2 small Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopp

Apple Pie with Green Tomatoes
2 1/2 to 3 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples 2  1/2 to 3 cups thinly sliced green tomatoes  1/2 to 2/3 cup white or brown sugar  1/8 t. salt  1 to 1 1/2 T cornstarch  1/4 t. cinnamon  1/8 t. nutmeg  P
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Cucumber Salsa
This fresh and crisp recipe for salsa combines sour cream, yogrut, and fresh herbs with chopped cucumbers. Serve it with grilled fish, or with taco chips for dipping. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup sour cream 1 cup plain lowfat yogurt 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4

Bruscetta with Eggplant
Ingredients: 1 lg eggplant, in 1/2"" slices 1 sm red pepper 1 T extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced to a paste* 1 tsp balsamic vinegar (NOT regular vinegar) 1/4 C chopped Italian parsley Salt and pepper, to taste 1 baguette Ital

Brinjals (Eggplant, Ceylon Style)
Ingredients: 1 clove of garlic, peeled 2 eggplants, peeled 3/4 C bread crumbs 3 T grated onion 3 T chopped parsley 1/8 tsp powdered ginger 1/8 tsp. turmeric 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1/4 C melted butter Directions: Rub a casserole dish with the ga
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