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From the Pat Montella Mysteries

From the Pat Montella Mysteries

I write mystery novels and my protagonist loves to cook. Here are some of Pat's recipes. More can be found at www.elenasantangelo.com

(8 Recipes) Created by ELENASAN

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Grandma Montella's Zucchini Sauce
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Cookbook creator says: From BY BLOOD POSSESSED. One of Miss Maggie's favorites.

Submitted by ELENASAN

Carbs: 3.5g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 18.8
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Cookbook creator says: From POISON TO PURGE MELANCHOLY. Nothing poisonous in this, though. Even the tansy has been removed. Just yummy stuff left.

Submitted by ELENASAN

Carbs: 31.6g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 5.5g | Calories: 147.7
Cacciatore topping for grilling
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Sometimes the trick to grilling is in the topping. Saute those garden veggies to make this dish, especially good over grilled chicken or turkey.

Submitted by ELENASAN

Carbs: 6.6g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 1.1g | Calories: 70.4
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I call this my winter recipe, to use when I can't get fresh tomatoes. I make it different each time--sometimes with ground turkey, or gluten free sausage, or white lima beans, or extra onions. Whatever's around the house. The main taste is from the fennel seed.

Submitted by ELENASAN

Carbs: 2.7g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 0.3g | Calories: 15.3
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At the end of the summer, when the tomatoes are ripening too slowly or not evenly, or going bad too quickly, I'll stew them to use as a sauce, salsa or just a side dish. Works with green tomatoes, too. The meatier the type of tomato, the better, but any kind will do.

Submitted by ELENASAN

Carbs: 1.9g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 0.3g | Calories: 23
Gluten-free Pesto
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You can make this recipe with basil or cilantro, and with any kind of nut (the original recipe called for pine nuts--I used walnuts). Great on plain rice crackers or thin with water or lemon juice and put over rice pasta as a cool summer sauce.

Submitted by ELENASAN

Carbs: 0.8g | Fat: 6.6g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 72.6
Incredible! 5.0/5
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My mom used to make pies of this custard for all the holidays, so it's my ultimate comfort food. Without the pie shell, it's so easy (not to mention completely gluten-free), that I now make it whenever I have extra ricotta and want a dessert.

Submitted by ELENASAN

Carbs: 11g | Fat: 2.7g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 3.6g | Calories: 81.5
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This is a traditional stew made at the end of the summer season. Usually it contains bell peppers, tomato, eggplant and zucchini, plus anything else you want to add, but you can changes ingredients according to your taste. In this recipe, the secret is in the fennel seed.

Submitted by ELENASAN

Carbs: 2.1g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 0.3g | Calories: 20.8
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