WILTED SPINACH SALAD WITH WARM FETA DRESSING

WILTED SPINACH SALAD WITH WARM FETA DRESSING

so easy & gooooood!

1 9-ounce bag fresh spinach leaves
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium red onion, halved, cut into 1/3-inch-thick wedges with some core attached
1 7-ounce package feta cheese (light), coarsely crumbled
2 tablespoons Sherry wine vinegar

Place spinach in large bowl. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet [...]

THAI CHICKEN COCONUT SOUP

THAI CHICKEN COCONUT SOUP

4 ounces cellophane noodles
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1–2 red Thai (or jalapeño) peppers, seeded and finely chopped (plus slices for garnish)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon grated ginger
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon (or lime) juice
4 tablespoons Thai fish sauce, divided
1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, sliced (3 cups)
2 [...]

BEER MARINATED HANGER STEAK

I had to post this, it’s the German in me…

BEER MARINATED HANGER STEAK

beer marinated…

Serves 6:

1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 cup dark lager beer (such as bock, märzen, or Samuel Adams Black Lager)
2 1/2 [...]

COUSCOUS SALAD WITH ARTICHOKES, ZUCCHINI AND GOLDEN RAISINS

Something new:  I made up this recipe last night.  It tasted great, just let me know if you need more directions or anything.
I bought all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s, so it’s easy shopping for you.

Enjoy!

WHOLE WHEAT COUSCOUS SALAD WITH ARTICHOKES, ZUCCHINI AND GOLDEN RAISINS

Mmmm!

Serves 2-4:

1 cup whole wheat couscous
1/2 cup water
4 [...]

VEAL SHOULDER WITH PORCINI, GARLIC & ROSEMARY

VEAL SHOULDER WITH PORCINI, GARLIC & ROSEMARY

yum!

Serves: 8

1 3/4-ounce package dried porcini mushrooms
8 large garlic cloves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 5-pound veal shoulder clod roast, tied to hold shape
1/4 cup olive oil
2 pounds meaty veal neck bones
4 cups canned low-salt chicken broth
1/2 cup [...]

WASABI SESAME AVOCADO SALSA

WASABI SESAME AVOCADO SALSA

smooth & spicy

For about 4 cups:
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)*
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher
salt
1 teaspoon wasabi paste (horseradish paste)*
2 cups coarsely chopped trimmed watercress (leaves and tender stems from 2 medium bunches)
4 green onions, [...]

MANGO-RADICCHIO CAPRESE WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE

MANGO-RADICCHIO CAPRESE WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE

fresh!

Serves 4:

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil plus 8 whole large basil leaves
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
8 radicchio leaves, thick ends trimmed
2 large mangoes, peeled, halved, thinly sliced
8 1/4-inch-thick slices fresh mozzarella cheese (from one 8-ounce ball)

Blend chopped basil, oil, and vinegar in mini processor until most of [...]

HUMMUS & FETA WHOLE WHEAT SANDWICHES

HUMMUS & FETA WHOLE WHEAT SANDWICHES

Great for lunch at the office!

For 2 servings:

Hummus
1 14-to 15-ounce can organic garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1 garlic clove, peeled3 tablespoons (or more) fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeño chile

Sandwiches
4 5×3-inch slices whole grain bread
1 Persian cucumber or one 4-inch [...]

GRILLED SCALLOPS & NECTARINES WITH CORN TOMATO SALAD

GRILLED SCALLOPS & NECTARINES WITH CORN TOMATO SALAD

Serves 6:

Dressing
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime peel
1/8 teaspoon (generous) chili powder
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of Sea salt (or fleur de sel*)

Salad
24 large sea scallops, side muscles removed, patted dry
3 firm but ripe nectarines (white or yellow), each cut into 6 wedges
Olive oil, [...]

TROPICAL FRUIT YOGURT WITH GRANOLA & CRYSTALLIZED GINGER

FRESH TROPICAL FRUIT YOGURT WITH GRANOLA & CRYSTALLIZED GINGER

mmh, fresh breakfast!

Serves 2:

1 1/2 cups diced peeled tropical fruit (such as pineapple, mango, and kiwi)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger plus additional for garnish
1 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt
1 cup granola (with nuts and dried fruits, if [...]

MAHI-MAHI WITH BLOOD ORANGE & AVOCADO SALSA

MAHI-MAHI WITH BLOOD ORANGE & AVOCADO SALSA

light & easy

1 blood orange, Cara Cara orange, or regular orange
1/2 cup 1/3-inch cubes avocado
1/3 cup chopped red onion
2 teaspoons minced red jalapeño
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 6-ounce mahi-mahi fillets

Using small sharp knife, cut peel and white [...]

RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE ANGEL CAKE

RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE ANGEL CAKE

treat yourself!

For 6 cakes:

Cake
Vegetable oil cooking spray
8 large egg whites1 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

Filling
1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves

Frosting
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 pint fresh raspberries

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.