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Asparagus & Prosciutto Rolls

March 14, 2011

Asparagus & Prosciutto Rolls INGREDIENTS 18 Thick & Trimmed Asparagus Spears 2 Teaspoons Salt 6 Slices Imported Italian Prosciutto (such as Prosciutto di Parma) 4 Ounces Fontina Cheese – Cut Into Thin Slices 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter – Melted Freshly Ground Pepper Bring about 2 inches of water to a...

Sangria

March 12, 2011

Sangria Sangria has been important to Spanish culture for many centuries.  This wine punch has gained international popularity and is easy to make at home.  Versions of Sangria have held a planting of the Iberian Peninsula’s vineyards around 200 BC.  As Spain’s soil and weather are particularly well suited for...

Curried Cauliflower Soup

March 8, 2011

Curried Cauliflower Soup INGREDIENTS 1 Chopped Onion 1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger 2 Cups Cauliflower Florets 1 Tablespoon Curry Powder 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper 1 Cup Coconut Milk Chopped Cilantro For Garnish Place onion, ginger, salt & pepper in a medium sized pot along with 3...

Broccoli Rabe With Garlic

March 3, 2011

Broccoli Rabe With Garlic INGREDIENTS 4 Large Thinly Sliced Garlic Cloves ¼ Cup Olive Oil 2 Bunches (about two pounds) Broccoli Rabe – Trimmed & Cut Into 2 Inch Pieces Salt & Pepper To Taste In a large skillet, cook the garlic in olive oil over medium heat until the...

Greek Salad

March 1, 2011

Greek Salad INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Ripe Tomatoes 1 Thinly Sliced Small Red Onion 1 Seeded & Sliced Green Bell Peppers 1 Sliced Small Cucumber 5 Ounces Cubed Feta Cheese 8 Black Olives 6 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pinch of Dried Oregano Salt & Pepper to Taste Cut the tomatoes...

Wine Poached Ginger Pears

February 27, 2011

Wine Poached Ginger Pears INGREDIENTS 4 Medium Firm Pears 4 Pieces Crystallized Ginger (1 inch size) 1 Cup Red Wine 1 Cup Water 2 Tablespoons Honey 3 Thin Strips Lemon Peel ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon Peel the pears, leaving the stems intact.  Use a corer or sharp knife to remove...

Chicken Caesar Salad

February 9, 2011

The Original Caesar Salad During Prohibition, a popular spot for a night out was Caesar’s Palace in Tijuana, Mexico.  On the evening of July 24, 1924, Caesar Cardini had just about run out of food.  He improvised by putting together a salad with what was on hand: romaine lettuce, olive oil,...

Angel Food Cake

January 17, 2011

Angel Food Cake INGREDIENTS 12 Egg Whites 1 ½ Teaspoon Cream of Tartar 1 ½ Cups Sugar – Divided 1 ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract ½ Teaspoon Almond Extract 1 Cup Sifted Cake Flour ¼ Teaspoon Salt You Can Either Top With Fruit or Frost Preheat oven to 375° F.  You...

Tomato Basil Soup

January 16, 2011

Tomato Basil Soup INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Ripe Tomatoes (Cut in Half Lengthwise) ¼ Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper 2 Cups Chopped Yellow Onion (About 2 Onions) 6 Minced Garlic Cloves 2 Tablespoons Butter ¼ Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes...

Low Fat Reuben Sandwich

January 5, 2011

Low Fat Reuben Sandwich INGREDIENTS 8 Slices Dark Rye or Pumpernickel Bread ¼ Cup Nonfat Thousand Island Salad Dressing 8 Ounces Thinly Sliced Low Fat Corned Beef, Turkey or Chicken ½ Cup Sauerkraut (rinsed & well drained) 1 Cup (4 ounces) Shredded Low Fat Swiss Cheese Lay out the bread...

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