Delicious Recipes

Couscous, Fresh Cilantro and Lemon Juice

Makes 6 servings     2 tablespoons olive oil     3-6 garlic scapes, minced     1/2 teaspoon turmeric     1 2/3  cups water     1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel     1/2...

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Cilantro Spread

Try with a platter of grilled vegetables or thickly sliced ripe tomatoes. Both are great on rice noodles or rice, and you might like to try the peanut version with grilled eggplant. Remember to keep your hands away from your face when you are handling hot chile...

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Chilled Cucumber Soup

Ingredients: 1 cucumber  1 clove garlic  1 quart buttermilk  1 knife tip ground cumin  1 Tablespoon fresh dill, chopped  Salt and pepper to taste  Dark bread Directions: Peel and seed cucumber. Cut slices in finger-thick chunks. Put in...

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Chilled Cucumber-Mint Soup

4 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 4 cups) 1 to 2 cups water 2 cups plain yogurt (or 1 cup plain yogurt combined with 1 cup sour cream) 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed Several fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill 1...

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Chard Stuffed with Lemon Rice

(Serves 8 as a side dish or 4 as a main course) Salt 8 large chard leaves, stems cut away at the bottom 1 C arborio rice 1 large egg yolk 1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest 2 tbsp. lemon juice (preparation tip: remember to zest the lemon before...

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Fairytale Eggplant in Ginger-Garlic

3-5 fairy tale eggplant, sliced in half lengthwise 3 tablespoons water 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons sake 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch knob fresh ginger, minced Cornstarch Sugar Heat the oil in a large pan....

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Roasted Eggplant, Garlic and Chickpeas with Swiss Chard

1 large sweet onion, chopped 1 sweet pepper, chopped 1 medium eggplant, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes 6-9 cloves of garlic, minced 1 cup chickpeas (use can or use dried chickpeas, soaked in water for 24 hours) 1/2 tsp kosher salt 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided...

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Swiss Chard Side Dish

("It will seem like a ton of swiss chard, but it shrinks a lot during cooking" says Elinor Brook) 1 Lb swiss chard (1 bunch) 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp heavy cream 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan Salt and Pepper Preheat the oven to 400F. Wash chard leaves in...

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Cucumber and Sweet Onion Salad

3 slicing cucumbers, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced on the diagonal 1 medium sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced 1/2 cup fresh dill, coarsely chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar Coarse salt and ground...

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Pan Fried Cucumber with Perilla

2 Large Slicing Cucumbers, peeled, sliced in half lengthwise, seeded, and cut crosswise into 1/4" slices 3-4 Cloves of garlic chopped 2 tsp Premium quality light soy sauce 1-2 tsp Clear Chinese Rice vinegar 1/2 tsp white sugar 2 dried chilies de seeded 1 Tb Chili...

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Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Thin-skinned English cucumbers, with or without the peel, work well in this salad. serves 6 4 - 5 large vine-ripened tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1/2 teaspoon table salt  3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil  2 tablespoons lemon...

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Cucumber-Carrot Pinwheels

* whole cucumbers, unpeeled * whole carrots, peeled Cut cucumber in 3" lengths. Hollow out seeded middle section. Push a carrot into the hollowed out center of the cucumber. Slice the cucumber/carrot wheels into 1/2-inch slices. You end up with a cucumber slice...

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