Recipes

Cavolo Nero in Umido (Kale Simmered in Broth)

Kale Simmered in Broth

                    In Italy, lots of  simmering & stirring is involved in cooking.  You can feel  the love and attention that goes into the dishes. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy  kale -simmered in a broth until tender  & rich in flavor. The kitchen will smell […]

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Mole con Pollo

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I have visited various regions of Mexico &  have observed different styles of Mole preparation. I created a recipe omitting some commonly used ingredients- like lard, stale French bread &  flour  used to thicken the mole salsa. Instead, I relied on the use of  this overlooked dried fruit..the ” pasa de uva ” or dried […]

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Spanish Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo) with Herbs

Sopa de Ajo

  By Susan Gouveia My favorite  things to grow are garlic & herbs. Here is a recipe that I adopted while  living in Spain. I served this at my first Garden Goddess Dinner. 4 slices of bread, crusts cut off 2 cloves of garlic 1 Tb olive oil 2 Tb butter 6 cups of water […]

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Fava Leaf Pesto

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Ingredients: 2 c  fava leaves, stems removed 1/4 c pine nuts 1/3 c Parmesan cheese 1/4 c olive oil 2 tbs lemon juice 1 garlic clove 1/4 tsp salt cracked pepper to taste Mince garlic in the food processor. Add the fava leaves, pine nuts, salt, and lemon juice. With food processor running, slowly add […]

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Garden Gazpacho

Garden-Gazpacho

Refreshing! Great way to use your garden harvest. Serves 2-4 In a food processor combine the following ingredients: 2 lg tomatoes 1 cucumber 1 cup watermelon 1 handful parsley 1 clove of garlic 1/3 cup chopped  red or white onion 1 jalapeno pepper The rest of the ingredients are up to you depending on your […]

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Yam & Cashew Dip

Yam Dip

Original recipe by Susan Gouveia Ingredients: 1 medium yam diced, 1/2 c raw cashews soaked overnight, 1/4 c dried golden raisins soaked w/ cashews, 1 lemon squeezed, 1 tbs apple cider vinegar, 2 tbs olive oil, 1 tbs fresh ginger, 1 tsp curry powder, salt, pepper, cayenne to taste. water, 1 clove of garlic, or […]

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Seaweed & Yam Salad

Seaweed & Yam Salad

Ingredients: 1 small yam (grated), 4 oz rehydrated/soaked seaweed, 4 tbsp rice vinegar, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp salt, sesame seeds & parsley for garnish Preparation: Grate yam. Add to soaked & drained seaweed. Add rice vinegar, maple syrup & salt. Mix and garnish with sesame seeds & parsley

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Zucchini Bisque

Zucchini Bisque

I don’t measure for most of my recipes so you need to base on the amount of people you are cooking for. 1. Saute approx 1/2 c. of each: onion, carrot 2. Add 1 c zucchini & 1 jalapeno 3. Saute until golden. 4. Add broth of your choice. Cook for approx 10 minutes 5. […]

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Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna

1. Butter or oil your cooking dish. 2. Layer thin slices of zucchini (I did about 1/4 inch) with your sauce of choice. 3. For separate additional layers, I used: basil & shiso leaves. In addition, I mixed 2 eggs with shredded carrots & sautéed onions, spices for a layer. 4. I topped with more […]

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Pomegranate Salsa

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Ingrdients: juice from 1 large pomegranate or ¼ cup POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice 2-3 large pomegranates 3-4 tsp chopped jalapeno pepper ¼ cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper 4 tbsp chopped cilantro 1 tbsp granulated sugar 1 tsp rice vinegar Preparation: 1. Score 2-3 fresh pomegranates and place in a bowl of water. Break […]

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