Sweet Potatoes gratin

Written by Chacha on May 27th, 2012 in Holiday Recipes, Recipe, Side Dishes, Sweet Potato | No Comments

Yields: 6 servings Ingredients 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch thick 2 tart apples, such as Pink Lady, peeled, cored, and sliced 1 large ripe but firm pear, peeled, cored and sliced Salt to taste 2 tablespoons mild honey, such as clover (substitute agave nectar for vegans) 2 tablespoons walnut oil, plus more for greasing the […]

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Stuffed Portobellos

Written by Chacha on May 27th, 2012 in Mushrooms, Recipe, Side Dishes | No Comments

Yields: 6 servings Ingredients 1 large yellow onion, small dice 1 cup cashews 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for brushing 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup cooked brown rice (or grain of choice) 1 can lentils, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1/2 cup vegetable broth 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves plus extra for garnish […]

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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Written by Chacha on May 27th, 2012 in Fruit, Recipe, Salad | No Comments

Yields: 4 servings Ingredients 2 medium ruby grapefruit 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 medium Hass avocados, cut in half and pits removed Fresh chervil Directions With a sharp knife, peel the grapefruit down to the flesh, removing all the rind and pith. Cut the sections free, slicing […]

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Apple Slaw

Written by Chacha on May 27th, 2012 in Apple, Cabbage, Onions, Recipe, Salad, Slaw | No Comments

Yields: 4 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 heaping teaspoon Dijon or other good-quality mustard, or to taste 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 2 cups shredded red cabbage 2 medium Granny Smith or other tart, crisp apples, cored and shredded 8 radishes, chopped 1 small red onion, finely chopped Salt and freshly ground Black […]

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Brie and Apple Mini Quiches

Written by Chacha on May 27th, 2012 in Appetizer, Quiche, Recipe | No Comments

Yields: 30 mini quiches. Ingredients 30 mini phyllo shells (two 1.9-ounce packages) 1/2 medium apple, peeled and finely diced 5 large eggs 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt Pinch of freshly ground pepper Pinch of ground nutmeg 4 ounces Brie (1/2 small wheel), cut into 30 squares Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Arrange phyllo shells on a […]

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Crispy and Delicious Asparagus and Potato Quiche

Written by Chacha on May 27th, 2012 in Appetizer, Quiche, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 8 to 10 Ingredients 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks Sea salt 1 pound asparagus spears, woody ends removed 8 ounces filo pastry 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup freshly grated Lancashire cheese 1/2 cup freshly grated Cheddar 3 large eggs 1 (8-ounce) container heavy cream Freshly grated nutmeg Freshly ground black pepper Directions Put potatoes into […]

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Sausage Quiche

Written by Chacha on May 27th, 2012 in Appetizer, Quiche, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 8 to 10 Ingredients 2 (9-inch) pie crusts, fitted to two 9-inch glass pie plates 2 pkgs (12 oz. each) breakfast Sausage Patties 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese 6 eggs 2 cups milk Salt and freshly ground black pepper taste 1 small sweet red pepper, thinly sliced 1 small green pepper, thinly sliced Directions […]

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Artichoke Quiche

Written by Chacha on May 27th, 2012 in Appetizer, Quiche, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 8 to 10 Ingredients 1 (9-inch) pie crust, fitted to a 9-inch glass pie plate 1 box frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted and drained, or 2 cans artichoke hearts, well drained and quartered 1/2 lb. mozzarella cheese, shredded 5 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt Directions Preheat oven to 375 F. […]

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Teriyaki Barbecue Chicken

Written by Chacha on May 27th, 2012 in Barbecue, Grilling, Meats, Poultry, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 8 Ingredients 16 chicken thighs For the marinade: 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup honey 1 cup good-quality Chardonnay wine 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic 5 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Directions Whish together all marinade ingredients in a large bowl. […]

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