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Six Flavor Summer Somen Salad with Cucumber and Green Onion

Ingredients: 150 gram package somen noodles 4 scallions, chopped 1 cucumber* sliced 4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sake 1 tablespoon miso (your choice) 2 inch knob fresh ginger, finely grated sesame seeds to taste Directions: Cook somen in boiling water […]

Pear Ginger Muffins

Ingredients: 2 pears, diced (about 2 cups, I used Scarlet pears)1 3/4 cup flour3/4 cup brown sugar1/3 cup sour cream (reduced fat is okay)2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg2 inch knob fresh ginger, grated*2 eggs […]

Virtuous Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup oil 1/4 cup flaxseed meal 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda pinch salt 1 egg Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease and flour `1 12-well […]

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 […]

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients:2 eggs2 cups shredded zucchini1 3/4 cup flour1 cup buttermilk2/3 cup sugar1/2 cup oil1/2 cup cocoa1/3 cup chopped pecans2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon cloves1/2 teaspoon allspice Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or line* 12 wells in a muffin tin. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix […]

Tuna Salad

Ingredients:6 oz canned albacore tuna, thoroughly drained1 shallot, minced2 stalks celery, minced2 carrots minced1 tablespoon capers2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise1 tablespoon Goddess Dressingjuice of 1/2 lemon Directions:Place all ingredients in a large bowl, mix to combine. Serve on long, crusty rolls with tomato and lettuce or as a melt with […]

Spicy Cheddar Muffins

Ingredients:3/4 cup flour3/4 cup grated extra sharp cheddar3/4 cup milk1/2 cup cornmeal2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon cracked black pepper1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper pinch of salt pinch of sugar Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease 10 wells in a muffin tin. In a large bowl, mix together […]

Carrot Spice Muffins

Ingredients:2 cups shredded carrot1 1/2 cups flour1/2 cup whole wheat flour1 1/4 cup sugar1 cup applesauce1/2 cup oil2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger2 teaspoons vanilla2 teaspoons baking soda2 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon allspice1/4 teaspoon cloves1 teaspoon mace1/4 teaspoon salt3 large eggs Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or line 20 wells […]

A Sauce of Two Fishes

Ingredients:32 oz can whole tomatoes, hand crushed1/4 cup olive oil1/4 cup chopped parsley6 oz can tuna, drained and flaked10 anchovy fillets6 canned or jarred artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped4 cloves garlic, mincedred pepper flakes Directions:In a large sauce pan, heat oil. Add garlic and saute until golden. Reduce heat to low […]

Cheerios Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

Ingredients: 5 cups Cheerios dry cereal 4 cups marshmallows* 1 tablespoon butter 3 oz semisweet chocolate chips Directions: Grease or spray a 9×13 inch baking pan. In a large pot, melt butter and marshmallows together, stirring** near continuously. When the marshmallows are almost totally melted, add the chips. Stir once […]