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huevos a la cubana

Basic Spanish (or Catalan) comfort food for breakfast, lunch or dinner, according to Chef Jose Andres. Traditionally served with a sausage link (not included hence the vegetarian categorization), and using white rice (though recipe healthed up with brown).

Macaroni and cottage cheese

Variations on Slim Gourmet Mac and Cheese from Cooks.com, although their caloric calculations are much lower, probably from calculating this as a side dish. I like to bake this over spinach and/or add diced cooked ham for a heartier main dish. Great with a simple salad in warm weather or bowl of hearty tomato, black bean or pumpkin soup when it's chilly outside.

sweet and tangy pork apple cabbage stirfry

This combines several pork recipes, including an Alsatian stew (without potatoes). Great over brown rice with a nice scoop of black beans on a cold day with a green salad or bowl of pumpkin soup to bring out the contrasts.

sweet and tangy pork apple cabbage stirfry

This riff combines several pork recipes, including an alsatian stew. It's wonderful over brown rice with a nice scoop of black beans and a green salad or bowl of pumpkin soup to bring out the contrasts.

sweet and tangy pork apple cabbage stirfry

This riff combines several pork recipes, including an alsatian stew. It's wonderful over brown rice with a nice scoop of black beans and a green salad or bowl of pumpkin soup to bring out the contrasts.

gourmet pumpkin leek soup

A hearty soup lightened from a recipe posted by the Center for Disease Control, which credited Ida Rodriguez of Melissa's Variety Produce, although the CDC's caloric estimates are twice this Spark variation (from doubling wine and adding sour cream as well)

Fresh fig muffins

Great seasonal breakfast with low-fat cream cheese, or add in walnuts or dried fruit.

easy and lemony fig jam

Figs are sweet, but most recipes add sugar. By using the no-sugar pectin, added sugar can be cut drastically, although admittedly it has high fructose corn syrup instead. The acidity of lemons is needed for safe canning.

hawaiian ham chili

great use for leftover ham. Modification of a recipe from Furmano's tomato products, which suggests serving over rice. A green salad would also be nice.

Citrusy cantaloupe cucumber soup

healthy and fun start to a meal, or as a smoothie substitute


Very Good (1 rating)
Eggplant, Sweet potato and spinach tamil style

Adapted for American sizes/availability from a recipe attributed to Narasihman from Bangalore by an Australian blogger known to Twitter as Ganga108. It's a recipe from the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, whose capital city was formerly known as Madras and now again known as Chennai. This very tasty and fairly dry curry is great over brown rice with a salad, dal or another bean dish, and fresh yogurt and chutneys/pickles.

tuna lentil rice salad

a cool way to get your fiber and fish as well as summertime flavors

shiso cucumber apple salad

Shiso (a/k/a perilla or beefsteak plant) is fundamental to Japanese and many other southeast Asian recipes. It comes in green or purple varieties. Its distinctive smell (related to basil and mint) and high vitamin content led to medicinal uses as well. Let it go to seed in your garden and you'll have plenty for years to come! This is a modification of a Sunset magazine recipe from 2000.

cucumber shiso salad

Shiso (a/k/a perilla or beefsteak plant) is fundamental to Japanese and many other southeast Asian recipes. It comes in green or purple varieties. Its distinctive smell (related to basil and mint) and high vitamin content led to medicinal uses as well. Let it go to seed in your garden and you'll have plenty for years to come!

garden mackerel salad

Modified from fishingworks.com website. Great summer recipe for that spare mackerel can in the cupboard plus garden's bounty.

Chicken tomatillo mexi-lasagne

Easy, hearty and budget friendly cassarole with the lemony taste of tomatillos. Perfect with a simple green salad or salsa fresca.

easy hominy chili

Chili with beans but not tomatoes. Modification of a Better Homes and Gardens recipe (East Texas Surprise).

gumbroit

New Jersey personality Produce Pete calls this Gumbroit. It's a stovetop version of the turkish guvec, like a ratatouille light on the tomatoes and with green beans. Okra's optional; I loved this with white eggplant.


Very Good (2 ratings)
simply watermelon lemonade

easy and refreshing blender recipe

chopped salad

Cool and easy main dish salad for hot summer days. Revised from California Pizza Kitchen and other internet recipes.

Colorful Black-eyed Peas and Greens

Great for New Year's or a simple supper. Simplification of a Floridian chowhound's pressure cooker recipe

fresh cranapple relish

uses fresh satsuma mandarins or clemantines


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