Month: June 2007

Blueberry Ginger Ice Box Pie

Ingredients: 5 cups fresh blueberries 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon butter 1 inch knob fresh ginger, grated juice of 1/2 lemon zest of 1/2 lemon 1 10 inch graham cracker crust* *You can make your own graham cracker crust or you can cheat and […]

Zucchini and Rice Stuffed Eggplant

Ingredients:2 eggplants, sliced longways1 onion, minced1 zucchini, chopped1 carrot, diced1 1/2 cup prepared rice1 tablespoon fresh thyme1 tablespoon olive oiladditional olive oilsaltpepper optional: parmesan or asiago cheese for sprinkling Directions:Preheat the oven to 350. Using a ice cream scoop, scoop out the insides of the eggplant, leaving a 1/2 to […]

Creamy Cucumber Salad with Thyme

Ingredients:16 oz low fat sour cream4 medium to large cucumbers, sliced or diced3 tablespoons thyme, minced1 teaspoon celery seed3 bulbs of green onions OR 1 small onion, mincedsaltpepper Directions:In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover tightly and refrigerate 1 hour to 1 day before serving. The cucumbers might release […]

Tuna Pasta Salad with Spinach and Parsley

Ingredients: 12 oz canned albacore tuna, thoroughly drained 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped carrots 1/4 cup wilted fresh or defrosted and drained frozen spinach 1/8 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons capers 2-5 tablespoons mayonnaise (to taste) 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons […]

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients:4 cups plain greek style 2% yogurt*3/4 cup sugarzest of 2 key limes1 tablespoon key lime juice Directions:Mix together all of the ingredients until the sugar dissolves. Pour into a ice cream maker and churn until thick, about 30 minutes. Freeze in a freeze safer container or serve immediately for […]

Basil Asiago Pesto

Ingredients:2 cups fresh basil4 cloves garlic1/3 cup asiago cheese (the longer aged, the better)1/4 cup toasted pinenuts 1/3 cup olive oilsaltpepper Optional garnish:8 oz sauted sliced mushrooms Directions:Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, pulse until a thick paste forms. Toss with 1 lb cooked pasta. Garnish with […]

East Meets Southeast Barbecued Pulled Pork

Ingredients:2 lb pork loinFor the sauce:1/2 cup chili sauce1/4 cup rice wine vinegar1 tablespoon sake1 tablespoon dark soy sauce1 tablespoon light soy sauce1 tablespoon chile paste (Sambal Oelek)1 tablespoon grated ginger1 tablespon grated garlic1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper1 teaspoon liquid smoke1 teaspoon chili powder1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground star anise […]

Rhubarb Soda

Directions:4 stalks rhubarb, chopped1 cup sugar1 cup water club soda Directions:In a small pan, bring the rhubarb, sugar and water to a boil. Lower heat and stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved and the mixtures has reduced into a light syrup, about 10 minutes. Strain through a mesh strainer […]

Baked Doughnuts Three Ways: Vanilla Bean, Green Tea & Chocolate

Ingredients:5 cups flour, plus more for kneading1 2/3 cup warm milk3/4 cup sugar plus more for dipping1/4 oz instant yeast2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled PLUS 3 additional tablespoons (set aside) 2 eggs2 teaspoons vanilla CHOOSE ONE: 3 tablespoons matcha (green tea powder)5 tablespoons dutch process cocoa2 tablespoons vanilla paste […]

Chunky Spinach, Artichoke & Onion Dip

Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped 8 oz frozen chopped spinach 8 oz frozen artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped and defrosted 18 oz low fat sour cream* 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon paprika Directions: In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add […]