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Honey Glazed Dumsticks

Photo: Renée DeLano Ingredients 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 cup Honey (Immune System Booster, Anti-Oxidant & Anti-Bacterial Properties) 2 tablespoons Organic Molasses unsulphured (a good source of Potassium, Ca 1/2 cup Turbinado Raw Sugar 1/4 cup Soy Sauce 5 Fresh Rosemary Sprigs (Potent Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Agent) 5 Garlic Coves, halved (Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Bacterial Agent) []

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Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

Photo: Drew Munro Ingredients 8 ounces sashimi grade ahi tuna filet 2 mediums yams, peeled and roughly chopped 2 roasted red peppers, cut into thin strips 2 avocados, sliced 1/4 cup sauce lemon juice balsamic reduction olive oil butter salt and pepper 2 large belgian endive 1 cup organic pea greens Preparation 1Preheat oven to []

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Sparakopita

Photo: Maria Marcella Galvan Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, peeled and minced 12 ounces (325 g) fresh spinach, well-washed and towel dried salt and freshly-ground pepper 10 ounces (230- 250 g) feta cheese 2 tablespoons finely-chopped flat leaf parsley of freshly-grated nutmeg 1 large egg, at room temperature lemon juice 16 sheets []

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Tropical Steel Cut Oatmeal

Photo: Noelle Ferrada Kelly Ingredients 1 cup Steel Cut oats 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup goji berries 1 tablespoon cacao nibs 1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut 1 tablespoon Trader Joe’s Peanut BUtter w/ roasted flaxseed 2 tablespoons Coconut milk 1 tablespoon agave nectar Preparation 1Soak oats in 1 cup water for 30 minutes.2After soaking []

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Colorful, Crunchy Apple and Chicken Salad With Fresh Mint and Basil

Photo: Kristi Rimkus Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 4 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes) 1 tablespoon white wine or rice vinegar 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 4 scallions (white and light green parts), thinly sliced 2 Granny Smith apples (peeled, if desired), []

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Crème De Brie Mango-Cranberry Crostini

Photo: Corrinne Ingredients 20 thin (1/4 inch) slices French baguette 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 package (5 oz.) Alouette Crème de Brie, Original 1/4 cup purchased mango chutney 2 tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint leaves, if desired Preparation 1Heat oven to 375° F.2Arrange baguette slices on large ungreased cookie sheet. Brush []

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Maple-Glazed Apple Cookies

Photo: Natalie (Perrys’ Plate) Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened (4 oz or one stick) 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup milk 2 cups flour 1 egg 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups chopped apple Glaze: 1 tablespoon melted butter 1 cup powdered sugar []

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Fish Pie With Fresh and Smoked Salmon

Photo: Katie Lerum Zeller Ingredients 2 mediums potatoes 1 tablespoon horseradish 1 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoons milk 8 ounces fresh salmon 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns 4 ounces smoked salmon, either wet or dry smoked 8 ounces Savoy cabbage, sliced 1 onion, chopped 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup []

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Hungarian Cucumber Salad By Laszlo

Photo: Laszlo Bodi Ingredients 5 tablespoons White sugar 2 cups water 1/2 cup vinegar 3 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced 1 clove of garlic, chopped (optional) 1/4 cup fresh dill salt and pepper to taste Preparation 1For the dressing, use a small bowl to dissolve the sugar in water. Add vinegar and complete the []

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Strawberry Mango Green Tea Limeade

Photo: Susan Keefe Ingredients 1 cup of strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 cup of mango, peeled and cubed 1 cup lime juice 4 cups brewed green tea, chilled 1/4 cup simple syrup Preparation 1In a blender or food processor puree and blend the strawberries, mango, lime juice and simple syrup.2Pour puree over ice in a []

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Fresh Mediterranean Shrimp and Avocado Pita Pockets

Photo: Kristi Rimkus Ingredients 6 ounces low fat Greek Yogurt 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons basil, chopped 1/2 pound salad shrimp, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup green onion, sliced 1 small roma tomato, chopped into small pieces 1/2 inch medium avocado, chopped small pieces 1/4 []

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Soybean Koftas With Tomato Sauce

Photo: Thecoffeebreak Ingredients For koftas: 150 grams soybeans 1/2 of red onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 potato 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley Salt, pepper to taste 4 teaspoons of butter 50 grams of breadcrumbs For tomato sauce: 1 can of tomatoes 1 garlic clove, minced 1 onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon garam masala []

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Classic Coconut Layer Cake

Photo: Kat Green Ingredients CAKE 3 cups sifted cake flour (measure after sifting) 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar, sifted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons coconut extract 4 lg. eggs, room temperature 1 cup milk or half and half COCONUT BUTTERCREAM FROSTING 1 []

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Slow Cooker 15 Bean and Ham Hock Soup

Photo: Kristi Rimkus Ingredients 20 ounces 15 bean soup mix, soaked overnight and rinsed (I used Hurst’s) 64 ounces low sodium vegetable broth 4 cups water 1/2 pound ham hock 3 large bay leaf 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, chopped 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 2 dashs []

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Braised Chicken Stew (Pollo Guisado)

Photo: Carla Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds chicken (thighs or legs) salt and pepper achiote oil adobo 1 packet sazon 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/2 cup sofrito (link above) 1/2 cup alceparrado or olives (pimento stuffed) and 3 tablespoons capers 1 teaspoon each cumin, oregano, marjoram, and c 1 bay leaf 8 ounces tomato sauce 1 []

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