Broccolini Walnut Au Gratin

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  Ingredients: Olive oil cooking spray 8 ounces shredded sharp or extra sharp Cheddar cheese, divided 1/2 cup coarsely chopped California walnuts 1/4 cup finely crushed croutons 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup minced red onion 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk 3/4 cup chicken broth Garlic salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 1/2 […]

Black Olive Chip Cookies

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Ingredients Hojiblanca olives 2 ¼ cups pastry flour ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾  cup brown sugar 1 cup butter or margarine 1 egg 1 teaspoon baking soda Procedure: Sieve the flour and add the baking soda. On the other hand, mix the butter (at room temperature) with the sugar. Add the egg and stir to […]


Grilled Applewood Smoked Pork Chop with Pressed Hard Cider Sauce

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Ingredients: 1 gallon Water 1 cup Kosher salt 1/3 cup Apple syrup 8 Bay leaves 12 smashed whole garlic cloves – skin on 2 tbsp. Black peppercorns 1 large bunch Italian parsley Grated zest of 2 large lemons Procedure: Boil for 1 minute, pull from heat and cool completely before putting the pork in the […]


Naan Bread Pizza

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Ingredients 1/2 cup California walnuts 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 7 tomatoes, sun-dried 2 tablespoons water 2 Naan flatbreads 1/2 cup zucchini, thinly sliced 1/2 onion, thinly sliced, caramelized 1/3 mushrooms, sliced 8 cherry tomatoes, sliced 1/4 cup artichokes, canned, sliced 1/3 cup mozzarella, low-fat, grated Procedure: Combine walnuts, Parmesan cheese and sundried tomatoes with […]


Tzatziki Lamb Burger

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Ingredients 1-1/4 pounds ground American Lamb 1 small cucumber 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1/2 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt and pepper, to taste Sugar, pinch 1 shallot, finely chopped Olive oil, as needed 4 buns 4 tomato slices Procedure: Grate cucumber on the large-hole side of […]


Watermelon Jerky

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Ingredient: Fair amount watermelon, cut into 6″-8″ strips about 1/2″ thick  Procedure: Place watermelon strips in dehydrator for 8 hours. Can take 8-12 hours, or up to 24 hours depending on climate. The watermelon crisps after cooling. Make thicker slices for a fruit leather roll-up type snack. Make thinner for crisped watermelon chips. Recipe Courtesy […]