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Ethnic

Arroz con Pollo (Spanish style)

11/13/2013 meps 0

I grew up eating a lot of Cuban Arroz con Pollo, a dish my mother learned when she lived in Florida. As a child, I naively assumed that all Arroz con Pollo was Cuban. But […]

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Appetizers

Asian grilled eggplant

5/14/2012 meps 0

I don’t know anybody who just “sorta” likes eggplant. Either you love it or you hate it. We love it. Take a big purple eggplant. Wash it and cut off the stem end. Cut it […]

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Meat

Baked Chicken Breast Divan

10/2/2005 meps 0

1/4 c. butter 4 chicken breasts, boned, skinned & split 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. paprika 2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen broccoli spears, cooked & drained (substitute spinach for Chicken Florentine) 1 (10 1/2 oz.) […]

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Casseroles

Baked Lasagne

10/20/2011 meps 0

I think this is my Mom’s original lasagne recipe from the 1970’s. I found it in brother Stevie’s recipe collection, typed onto 2 yellowed index cards. 1-1/2 lbs ground beef 2 t minced parsley 1-1/2 […]

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Meat

Baked Lemon Chicken

10/2/2005 meps 1

1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast halves (4 halves) 1 egg white 1 teaspoon water 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) Chinese Lemon Sauce (see below) Chopped […]

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Meat

Baked lemon-cinnamon chicken

8/21/2007 meps 0

8 large chicken thighs (bone-in, skin on) Salt and pepper 1 t cinnamon 1 t cumin powder 1 t Hungarian paprika 1/4 C fresh lemon juice (this is about 2 large lemons) Grated rind of […]

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Tried and tested

Baked macaroni and cheese

5/3/2006 meps 1

Serves 6 to 8. 8 oz macaroni 2 C shredded rat cheese (cheddar, colby, or co-jack) 3 eggs 1-1/3 C milk 1/2 t salt Dash cayenne pepper 1/2 C bread crumbs Paprika Boil the macaroni […]

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Appetizers

Baked Oysters Espy

12/25/2006 meps 0

This is nice and spicy, and a great way to fix oysters for folks who don’t usually enjoy them. 12 medium oysters, shucked 1/4 C catsup 1-3 t Tabasco sauce 1 T Worcestershire sauce 2 […]

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Meat

Baked Ranch Chicken

10/2/2005 meps 0

1 envelope ranch dressing mix 1 cup Italian bread crumbs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted 6 to 8 boneless chicken breasts In a shallow dish combine dressing mix, bread […]

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Meat

Baked Tarragon Chicken

9/19/2005 meps 0

1/2 C. sour cream 1/4 C. white wine 2 T. Dijon mustard 2 t. dried tarragon 4 boneless chicken breasts salt and pepper to taste Blend sour cream, wine, mustard and tarragon. Place the chicken […]

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Seafood

Balsamic glazed salmon fillets

3/2/2007 meps 0

4 6-oz salmon fillets 1 C balsamic vinegar 2 t olive oil 1 t lemon juice Salt and pepper Place the salmon in an ovenproof baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for […]

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Meat

Barbecued Hamburger Mix (aka Sloppy Joes)

11/26/2004 barry 0

4 medium onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 cups chopped celery tops 4 pounds hamburger 1 tablespoon salt (go a little light) 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 12-ounce bottles catsup […]

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Barry's family

Barbecued Lima Beans

3/8/2009 meps 0

Even lima-haters will enjoy this. It’s a family favorite from Barry’s Mom. 1/2 lb salt pork 2 C dried lima beans 5-1/2 C water 2 T vegetable oil 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic, […]

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Vegetarian

Barbecued Soybean Burgers

2/17/2014 meps 0

2 C cooked soybeans (1 C dry) 2-3 T barbecue sauce (you can substitute ketchup mixed with hot sauce) 1-1/2 C  dry bread crumbs or matzo meal 1 T salt Black pepper to taste Small […]

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Barry's family

Barbecued Spareribs

12/25/2006 meps 0

The original recipe for this came from Harrison’s Restaurant, in Grandview (Columbus), Ohio. Good barbecued spareribs are made in two basic steps: Cooking the ribs and then applying the barbecue sauce. First, cook the ribs […]

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South Beach

Barley and Mushrooms

12/5/2006 meps 0

1/2 oz dried porcini mushrooms 1 C hot water 3 T olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 oz portobello mushroom caps, chopped 1 bunch scallions, diced 2 13-oz cans vegetable broth 1 C pearl […]

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Meat

Beef Noodle Pie

11/12/2005 meps 0

1/2 lb lowfat ground beef (or substitute ground turkey) 1 small onion, diced 8 oz can stewed tomatoes (not drained) 8 oz can tomato sauce 1/2 t Italian seasoning 6 oz uncooked fettuccine 2 eggs, […]

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Meat

Beef Stew Stroganoff

10/31/2011 meps 0

From Stevie’s collection. 6 oz wide egg noodles, uncooked 24-oz can beef stew 4-oz can sliced mushrooms, drained 1/2 C sour cream 2 T chopped green onion Cook noodles according to directions and drain. Meanwhile, […]

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Ethnic

Bife a Portuguesa – Portuguese Steak

11/13/2013 meps 0

4 large peeled garlic cloves, 2 crushed with a cleaver and 2 cut lengthwise into halves 1 T red wine vinegar 1 t salt Fresh-ground black pepper 4 beef tenderloin steaks, sliced about 3/4 inch […]

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Vegetarian

Black Bean and Beet Burgers

7/4/2013 meps 0

A lifetime vegetarian friend of mine, who shall remain nameless, has known me since my literal salad days, when I was a vegetarian, too. He sometimes makes snide comments about the fact that I eat […]

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Appetizers

Blood orange shrimp escabeche

5/16/2012 meps 0

This multi-purpose dish can be an appetizer, a salad, or even a summer main dish. Serves 6 1 C freshly-squeezed blood orange juice 1/2 C fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, finely minced (divided) Pinch […]

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Indian

Bombay-Style Chicken

12/5/2006 meps 0

1 C yogurt 1 t curry powder 1 t cardamom 1 t paprika 1 t dried cilantro 1-1/2 lbs chicken breast Salt and pepper Stir together the yogurt, curry powder, cardamom, paprika, and cilantro. Place […]

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Meat

Bourbon Baked Beans

3/8/2008 meps 0

These are addictive, and the wonderful aroma will fill the house. 1 lb bulk sausage or 1/2 lb bacon 4 16-oz cans baked beans 1 16-oz can crushed pineapple, drained 1 12-oz jar chili sauce […]

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Asian

Braised Quail Eggs with Tofu

7/3/2006 meps 0

1/2 lb firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch slices 6 T vegetable oil 10 mushrooms 8 hard-boiled quail eggs, peeled (you can find these canned in Oriental groceries, or used about 3 regular eggs, quartered) 1 […]

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Brazilian

Brazilian Fish in Coconut Milk

7/22/2012 meps 0

4 white fish steaks, about 9 oz each Juice of 2 limes 2 garlic cloves, minced Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped Salt 1 onion, diced 2 green bell peppers, seeded and diced 2 tomatoes, diced […]

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Breakfast

Breakfast Lasagna

9/6/2013 meps 0

Serves 10-12. 1 pound bacon, diced 1 large onion, diced 1/3 C flour 1 t salt 1/2 t pepper 4 C milk 12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained 12 eggs, hard-boiled and sliced (for a […]

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Barry's family

Brownsville Shrimp and Rice

3/14/2008 meps 0

Serves 6. 1 lb medium frozen shrimp, peeled, or 3 cans (4-1/2 oz) shrimp, drained 1 C sliced celery 1 C chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 2 T butter or oil 1-lb can diced […]

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Barry's family

Cajun Jambalaya in the slow cooker

1/8/2006 meps 1

This flavorful recipe comes from Julie Miller, Barry’s sister. We had it with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, but Melinda’s XXX would be even better. Serves 8. The smaller amounts allow it to fit in a […]

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Campfire

Campfire-grilled salmon

7/3/2007 meps 0

This also works with halibut (and probably lots of other kinds of fish). Take a big sheet of foil and place a pound of salmon on it. Place lemon slices, onion slices, crushed garlic, tomato […]

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Dips

Caponata

11/7/2006 meps 0

1 large eggplant 2 T olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, diced 1/2-1 t salt 3 T tomato paste 1/4 C red wine vinegar (you can also use a mixture of cider […]

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Ethnic

Caribbean Callaloo Pork Stew

5/8/2006 meps 0

1 pound fresh greens (callaloo, kale, collards, or chard) 4 C chicken broth 10-oz box frozen okra, thawed 1/2 pound boneless pork loin, in 1-inch cubes 1 onion, diced 1 bay leaf 1 jalapeno pepper, […]

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Dairy-free

Carmelized Onion Veggie Burgers

7/4/2013 meps 0

Makes 4 burgers. 1 large onion, chopped coarsely 5 oz sliced mushrooms 2 T garlic, minced Salt and pepper 2 T maple syrup 2 T balsamic vinegar 1 C rice flour 2 T cornstarch 1/4 […]

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Brazilian

Caruru (a Brazilian ritual dish)

10/17/2005 meps 0

On the 27th of September, Brazilians celebrate the festa of São Cosme e São Damião by eating carurú, a shrimp and okra stew. When people say they are having a carurú, they mean they’re serving […]

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Appetizers

Ceviche

1/15/2007 meps 0

Pronounced “say-VEECH-ay,” this South American dish refers to raw fish marinated in a mixture of acid juices (lime, lemon, sour orange, or vinegar) and salt. The acid in the marinade causes the fish to become […]

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Asian

Chap Chae

7/14/2004 meps 0

Korean mixed vegetables with cellophane noodles, from PCC newsletter Serves 4 to 6 5 dried black mushrooms (shitake) 1 C hot water 4 T soy sauce 2 t sugar 1/2 t garlic, finely chopped 4 […]

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Vegetarian

CHEESE PIE (GREEK)

7/14/2004 meps 0

14 oz feta cheese 3 1/2 oz gruyere cheese 3 eggs 9 oz yogurt 1 c flour 1/2 tsp baking soda or powder 7oz butter Beat eggs in bowl, add butter and yogurt and mix. […]

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Side Dishes

CHEESE PUDDING

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Stevie’s files, circa 1981 5-8 sliced buttered wheat bread, cut in cubes 3/4 lb grated cheddar cheese 4 eggs, lightly beaten 2 C milk 1/2 T salt and pepper 1/2 T dry mustard 2 […]

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Meat

Cheesy Baked Chicken

10/2/2005 meps 0

In countries where turmeric it is used regularly in curries, fewer people get Alzheimer’s Disease. As a result, I put turmeric in just about anything I can think of! 4 boneless chicken breasts 3 T […]

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Meat

Cheezy Baked Chicken

11/17/2007 meps 0

2 chickens, cut into pieces 1/2 C oil 6 oz cheese-flavored saltines, crushed 2 t seasoned salt Place cracker crumbs in a pie plate and stir in the seasoned salt. Pour the oil into another […]

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Ethnic

Chicken a la Budapest

11/13/2013 meps 0

I loved sitting at the counter and listening to Bob and Philip Wilson talking about cooking. This was one of Bob’s recipes, and I captured it with my new smartphone so Philip and I could […]

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Meat

Chicken and asparagus in red sauce

1/31/2006 meps 1

2 chicken breasts 3/4 C Italian dressing (homemade is best, do not use lowfat) 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1/2 lb asparagus, cut in 1-inch pieces 3 T tomato sauce Marinate the chicken […]

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Meat

Chicken breasts with olive-lemon topping

9/16/2007 meps 0

2 cloves garlic 1/2 C pimiento-stuffed green olives, drained 1/2 C fresh parsley 1 t minced lemon peel 1 T fresh lemon juice 4 boneless chicken breasts, pounded to a thickness of 1/2-inch 1-1/2 T […]

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Meat

Chicken Capri

12/5/2006 meps 0

1 C lowfat ricotta cheese 1/2 t oregano 1/4 t salt 1/4 t pepper 4 boneless chicken breast halves 1/2 t garlic powder 2 T olive oil 1 C crushed tomatoes 4 slices mozzarella cheese […]

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Casseroles

Chicken casserole

10/20/2011 meps 0

From my brother Stevie’s extensive collection of casserole recipes. 1 chicken cut into pieces 1-1/2 C Minute rice 1 pkg onion soup mix 1 can cream of celery soup 1 can cream of mushroom soup […]

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Casseroles

Chicken Casserole

10/31/2011 meps 0

From Stevie’s collection, in his handwriting: Oil dish first 1/3 C long grain rice (optional: mix nuts in with rice) 1/4 C chopped onion 2 T chopped green pepper 1 chicken breast split lengthwise 1 […]

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Appetizers

Chicken Fingers Dijon

7/2/2006 meps 0

This is intended as a finger-food appetizer, but you could also serve it as a main dish, with the chicken pieces over a bed of salad greens and the dip as dressing. For an Italian […]

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Favorites

Chicken Fingers Parmesan

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 chicken breasts (about 1-1/3 lbs, boneless) 1/2 C bread crumbs 1/2 C parmesan, grated 1 t basil 1 T olive oil 1 14-1/2 oz can tomatoes, chopped 1 6-oz can tomato paste 1/3 C […]

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Meat

Chicken Mole

12/5/2006 meps 0

This originally came from a South Beach cookbook, and it’s hard to believe it’s diet food. We’ve substituted pork chops for the chicken occasionally, and I documented the vegetarian version with a much better name: […]

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Meat

Chicken Ranch Pizza

7/14/2004 meps 0

1/2 C ranch dressing 3 oz cream cheese, softened 2 T tomato paste 1 C cooked chicken 1/2 C roasted red pepper strips, rinsed and drained 2-1/4 oz sliced ripe olives, drained 1/4 C chopped […]

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Favorites

Chicken Salad, Hot

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 chicken, boiled and boned (10 oz boned) 1 can cream of chicken soup 2 2/3 cups crushed potato chips 2 hardboiled eggs, cut up 1 cup diced celery 1 tsp onion, minced 3/4 cup […]

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Meat

Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

7/14/2004 meps 0

This recipe was annotated for Charles Mickelson by Gerie Ventura. I love her sense of humor! 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves salt and pepper to taste 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp butter 14 […]

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Meat

Chicken with grapes (djej bil einab)

6/28/2006 meps 0

1-1/2 in fresh ginger 1 t ground cinnamon 4 chicken breasts 1/2 C butter 1 T olive oil 8 oz green seedless grapes, halved Squeeze the ginger in a garlic press to extract the juice […]

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Meat

Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

7/14/2004 meps 0

From the Silver Palette Cookbook 1 C chopped herbs – mint, dill, parsley 2 cloves of garlic, minced 6 boned chicken breasts 2 lemons 4 T butter Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix herbs in […]

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Meat

Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 chicken breasts, boned 1/4 C sherry wine vinegar 1 t dried tarragon 1/4 C salad oil salt and pepper 2 T lemon juice 1 C ice water 3 Granny smith apples, medium-sized 1/2 C […]

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Meat

Chili

10/31/2011 meps 0

My brother Stevie was legendary for his chili. He never needed a recipe, but I found this reminder among his recipes: Gr. beef, drain fat Onions Gr. pepper Jalapeno Tomato sauce Noodles Crackers Chili powder […]

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Meat

Chili Cheese Squash

7/14/2004 meps 0

From the newspaper — annotated “yummy!” 4 Delicata or 2 acorn squash (about 2 lbs), cut in half lengthwise and seeded 2 C cooked turkey or chicken, cut in 1/2-inch pieces 8 dried apricots, cut […]

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Meat

Chili verde

5/11/2006 meps 0

3 lbs boneless pork butt 1 T oil 1 onion, diced 6 cloves garlic, chopped 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped (with seeds) 1 t oregano Salt and pepper 2 4-oz cans whole green chilies 1 lb […]

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Favorites

Chillaquillas

8/23/2004 meps 2

I fixed this for our friend Wally of Gypsy Wind last night. I referred to it as “Mexican Lasagna.” After his first couple of bites, Wally asked, “What is Mexican Lasagna?” Barry replied, “Chillaquillas.” Wally […]

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Meat

Chipotle chicken salad

2/5/2007 meps 0

Serves 6. 2-lb roasted chicken, cooled 1 onion, diced 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 C cilantro leaves 1 T canned chipotles in adobo 1/3 C olive oil 1/3 C lime juice 3/4 […]

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Appetizers

Chipotle Shrimp

6/24/2013 meps 0

4 T butter, divided 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 lbs uncooked shrimp, large unpeeled 2 t minced canned chipotle chiles (adobo) 1/4 dry white wine 1 T minced parsley Melt 3 T of the butter […]

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Meps' family

Chris’ Spinach Lasagna “Surprize”

10/31/2011 meps 0

This is a recipe card from my brother Stevie’s collection. I do not exactly understand what the items in parentheses mean though — they are not referenced in the instructions, so maybe they’re just optional? […]

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Meat

Cincinnati Chili

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Erika Reithmiller-Bol, when we stayed with them in Denver in 1993 2 lbs ground beef 4 medium onions, chopped 1 clove garlic 2 t vinegar 1 12-oz can tomato paste 2-3 T chili powder […]

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Meat

Cioppino

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Pat Ingrassia. I have no idea how many this serves, but it looks like a lot. First, The Base: 1 large onion, cut in 1/2 inch chunks 1 lb. carrots, cut in attractive, bite-sized […]

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Casseroles

Clam Pie

3/16/2014 meps 0

2 pints clams, shucked and minced (save the clam juice) 1 C Stovetop stuffing 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 T oil, butter, or bacon grease 1/2 C dry white wine or chicken stock 1/2 C […]

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Meat

Coconut-Pecan Chicken Fingers

12/24/2006 meps 0

This can also be made with shrimp. 1-1/2 C plain fat-free yogurt 1 C sweetened coconut flakes 1 C panko (Japanese bread crumbs) 3/4 C finely-chopped pecans 1-1/2 lbs boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch […]

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Seafood

Coconut-Pecan Shrimp

12/24/2006 meps 0

This can also be made with chicken. Above: The ingredients and the finished product 1-1/2 C plain fat-free yogurt 1 C sweetened coconut flakes 1 C panko (Japanese bread crumbs) 3/4 C finely-chopped pecans 1-1/2 […]

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Asian

Coconut-Tamarind Chicken

11/21/2006 meps 0

This is based on a recipe from Bali for chicken braised in coconut milk. 1 T olive oil 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 t grated fresh […]

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Asian

Cold Sesame Noodles

9/27/2013 meps 0

Reminiscent of a dish I fell in love with 25 years ago. It was called “dan dan mein,” but when I later tried to order it in another Chinese restaurant, they told me that simply […]

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Gluten-free

Cornmeal pizza with pink beans

5/3/2010 meps 0

1 C yellow cornmeal 1-1/3 C cold water 1/4 C plus 2 T grated parmesan 1 T olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, sliced thinly 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 green pepper, seeded and […]

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Meat

Crabs – how to cook and clean a blue crab

7/14/2004 meps 0

This technique works for East coast blue crabs, where you don’t have paralytic shellfish poisoning. For Dungeness crabs, we consider it safer to kill the crabs first and clean them, removing all the organs before […]

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Meps original

Cranberry chickpea stew

1/31/2006 meps 0

Soak 1/2 C garbanzo beans in water for at least 6 hours. Drain. In the pressure cooker, saute half an onion with some garlic. Add the garbanzos with just enough stock to cover. Pressure cook […]

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Meat

Creamy Chicken Paprikash

12/5/2006 meps 0

This is like a chicken version of beef stroganoff. 8 oz whole wheat linguine 4 boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 1/2 t salt 1/4 t pepper 2 t oil 1 large onion, chopped […]

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Cajun

Creole chicken breasts

10/22/2007 meps 0

1/4 C onion, diced fine 1/4 C red or green bell pepper, diced fine 3 cloves garlic, minced 14 oz can diced tomatoes, not drained 2 t Worcestershire sauce 2 t apple cider vinegar 2 […]

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Meat

Crispy baked chicken

5/8/2006 meps 0

Tastes like fried chicken! 1/4 C mayonnaise (can use reduced-calorie) 1 t Dijon mustard 2 t grated lemon zest 1/2 t salt 4 drops hot pepper sauce 1 3- to 4-lb chicken, cut in eights, […]

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Appetizers

Crispy Coconut Tofu Squares

5/8/2006 meps 0

1 onion, diced 1 t whole black peppercorns 2 thumb-size pieces of ginger, in small chunks 1/4 C tamari 1/4 C rice vinegar 2 T miso 4 C water 1-lb block of tofu, pressed for […]

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Casseroles

Crock Pot Chicken Casserole

10/20/2011 meps 0

This is a very simple crockpot recipe from Stevie’s collection: Chicken breasts Cans of cream of chicken soup Sour cream Place chicken and soup in crock pot and cook 6 to 8 hours. Add sour […]

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Meat

Crock pot stroganoff

10/20/2011 meps 0

1 lb steak, cut in strips 1/2 C onion, diced 1 can golden mushroom soup 1/3 C water Celery or green peppers – optional 1/2 C sour cream Put all ingredients except sour cream in […]

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Italian

Crockpot Lasagne

4/7/2013 meps 0

I just discovered that it’s super-easy to make lasagne in a slow-cooker! I’ll have to rework this to come up with a vegetarian version. 1 lb ground beef 1 large onion, diced 29-oz can tomato […]

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Asian

Cruisers’ Pad Thai

2/5/2014 meps 0

This is a very loose approximation of Pad Thai that can be made from items that keep a long time aboard a boat with no refrigeration. 8-10 oz rice stick noodles or thin spaghetti 2 […]

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Cuban

Cuban Black Beans

7/14/2004 meps 0

(From my 1940’s Key West Cookbook, I think) 1 pound black beans 3 cloves garlic 1 sweet pepper 2/3 C olive oil 2 bay leaves salt 1 T vinegar Soak beans overnight. Wash and place […]

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Cuban

Cuban Dinner (aka Picadillo)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This one comes from Meps’ Mom, Esther. It’s an old, old family favorite, but after Mom died, she only left a list of ingredients and no quantities. Most of her recipes were that way, just […]

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Cuban

Cuban Sandwich

12/2/2005 meps 0

I always wondered how they made these…the secret must be the weight on top when you bake them. Makes 2 (but I could eat ’em both). 1 loaf Cuban or Italian bread 2 T mayonnaise […]

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Breakfast

Curried Tofu Scramble

4/8/2009 meps 1

This morning, I diced up peppers and onions and crumbled tofu, planning to make a Provencal Tofu Scramble. But to my surprise, when I started rummaging in my spice bin, the scramble went in a […]

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Meat

Deep-dish pizza

1/31/2006 meps 1

Crust: 1-3/4 C flour 1/4 C cornmeal 1/2 t salt 1/2 pkg dry yeast 1/2 C water 2 cloves crushed garlic 3 T olive oil Filling: 1/2 lb of shredded cheese, a mixture of provolone, […]

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Meat

Easy artichoke chicken

11/23/2008 meps 0

1 T olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 roma tomatoes, diced 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 1 T dried basil 2 T lime juice 1 C cooked, diced chicken (or 1 large can) 1 can […]

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Favorites

Easy BBQ Chicken Over Rice

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 onion 1 pound boneless chicken, diced 14 oz can chicken broth 1-1/2 C instant rice 1/4 C catsup 1 T brown sugar 1 T lemon juice 1 T vinegar 1 t worcestershire sauce Garlic […]

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Seafood

Easy Shrimp Creole

12/5/2006 meps 0

2 strips low-fat bacon or Canadian bacon 1 onion, diced 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 14-oz can diced tomatoes 1 bay leaf 1/2 t pepper […]

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Favorites

Easy Tamale Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is from the cookbook Where’s Mom, Now That I Need Her? It’s the only cookbook Barry had when he first started living alone. If you like recipes that use canned soup, I highly recommend […]

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Tried and tested

Enchanted Cauliflower Garden

1/19/2006 meps 0

I’ve always been a big fan of Mollie Katzen’s Enchanted Broccoli Forest, both the cookbook and the recipe itself. But what if you happen to have cauliflower instead? It’s not an Enchanted Cauliflower Forest, since […]

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Favorites

Enchiladas

9/13/2007 meps 0

Makes one 9×12 pan with 12 enchiladas. Sauce: 2 T olive oil 1 C chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2 T chili powder 2 t cumin Salt, pepper 2 C tomato puree 1 C stock […]

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Meps original

Fake em out vegan chili

7/24/2008 meps 0

I invented this recipe, and I practically faked myself out — when you combine the toasted TVP with the chilis, it turns into the color and consistency of ground beef. 1 C TVP 6 large […]

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Appetizers

Falafel

7/4/2013 meps 0

1-3/4 C dried chickpeas 2 cloves garlic 1 small onion, quartered 1 t ground coriander 1 T ground cumin Dash cayenne 1 C chopped fresh parsley 1 t salt 1/2 t pepper 1/2 t baking […]

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Favorites

Fideo Delicioso

8/12/2005 meps 0

Eating in Mexican restaurants, one comes to the conclusion that all Mexican food involves rice and tortillas. When my mother-in-law introduced me to a Mexican pasta, called fideo, I was surprised. “I’ve never seen that […]

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Asian

Filipino Corned Beef Hash

3/20/2006 meps 0

1 T vegetable oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 onion, diced 1 tomato, chopped 1 large potato, diced 12-oz can corned beef In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and […]

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Salads

Fish Ambrosia

2/19/2014 meps 0

1 pound fish fillets, cut in 1-inch cubes 1/2 C mayonnaise 2 T lemon juice 1/2 C shredded coconut 1/2 C diced celery or water chestnuts (optional) 2 t sugar (optional) 1 medium pineapple, cut […]

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Middle Eastern

Fish Baked in Tahini

5/5/2006 meps 0

A recipe from Palestine and Jordan, from the cookbook From the Land of Figs and Olives. 1/2 C cooking oil 2 lbs fish fillets, cut into 2-inch cubes 4 potatoes, peeled and sliced 5 T […]

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Middle Eastern

Fish Salad (Sudan)

5/5/2006 meps 0

4 T butter 2 lbs firm-fleshed fish fillets (such as cod, haddock, salmon, or bass) 1 C shredded cabbage 5 tomatoes 1/2 t cumin Salt, pepper 6 T lemon juice 1/2 C olive oil 1 […]

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Seafood

Fish Stew for Two

7/14/2004 meps 0

This would be good with shrimp or scallops, too 2 T olive oil 1 small green pepper, diced 1 small onion, diced 1 large clove garlic, minced 14-oz stewed tomatoes 1 T tomato paste 1-1/2 […]

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Seafood

Fish stew over couscous

2/28/2009 meps 0

Serves 6 to 8 2 T olive oil 1 large onion, large dice 6 cloves of garlic, minced and divided 2 t cumin 1 t salt Ground black pepper to taste 28-oz can diced tomatoes […]

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Cajun

Fried Artichoke Po’Boy

5/8/2006 meps 0

A vegetarian alternative to the oyster po’boy. Are artichoke hearts an aphrodisiac, like oysters? 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, rinsed and well-drained 2 eggs 1/2 C milk 1/2 C flour 1 t onion powder 1/4 […]

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Meat

German Hot Noodle Salad

9/6/2013 meps 0

Similar to German potato salad, but a pasta salad instead. 1 package wide egg noodles 3 bacon strips, diced 1/4 C onion, diced 1 T sugar 1 T flour 1/4 t salt 1/8 t ground […]

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Meat

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

4/14/2006 meps 0

I always thought stuffed food looked like way too much work. This recipe changed my mind. It’s great for impressing your friends at a dinner party. 3 oz goat cheese 3 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, minced […]

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Casseroles

Goulash

10/20/2011 meps 0

From Stevie’s collection — a stained index card probably typed by Mom. There’s a certain familiar character to things typed on the old manual family typewriter as I was growing up. 1/2 lb ground beef […]

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Appetizers

Gourmet cornbread pizzas

2/7/2011 meps 0

6 slices bacon 1 package corn muffin mix (8.5 oz) 2/3 C flour 1 t chili powder 1 egg 1/4 C milk 3 tart apples, cored and sliced thinly 1/3 C crumbled blue cheese Fresh […]

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Meat

Granny Dameron’s Black-Eyed Peas

7/14/2004 meps 0

From the Gene Hovis cookbook, with my pressure cooker adaptation. 1 lb black-eyed peas 1/4 lb slab of lean bacon, in 1/4-inch cubes (about a cup) 1/2 C finely chopped red or green pepper 1/4 […]

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Meat

Grapefruit chicken

5/8/2006 meps 0

Serves 2. Although Barry doesn’t like grapefruit, so I don’t know who I’d share it with. Someday I’ll make this for myself and eat the leftovers, too! 1 grapefruit 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 2 […]

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Appetizers

GRAVLAX

9/11/2005 meps 0

3 parts sugar 1 part salt 1 part black pepper Fresh salmon fillets (1 lb serves 6 people) Line a 9×13 glass dish with salmon, skin side down. Combine the sugar, salt, and pepper and […]

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Meps original

Greek tuna over zucchini strip “pasta”

11/12/2006 meps 0

This came about because I needed a South Beach-acceptable substitute for pasta, which I was craving. In this recipe, the zucchini takes the place of pasta. The only problem is that unlike pasta, the zucchini […]

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Meps original

Green beans in “cheesy” yeast sauce

4/17/2010 meps 0

Nutritional yeast may not taste just like cheese, but in this dish the flavor can only be called “cheesy.” We had it over quinoa and amaranth, but it would be nice to have bread to […]

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Meat

Green chili-stuffed pork chops

6/12/2007 meps 0

4 1-inch thick boneless pork chops 1/2 C chopped green onions 1/3 C fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 4-oz can mild diced green chilis 1/2 C grated Monterray Jack cheese 3 cloves garlic, diced 1 […]

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Indian

Green sauce (not really a sauce)

8/5/2010 meps 0

This is actually a side dish or a vegetarian main dish. Tastes great with lentil dal. Nancy Bacon, who modified this from Yamuna Devi’s Broccoli and Spinach Puree, calls it “mainlining vegetables.” It’s a staple […]

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Meat

Grilled chicken salad with beets

3/16/2006 meps 0

For the dressing, whisk together: 3/4 C mango nectar (you can substitute orange juice) 2 T wine vinegar 1 T honey 1 T olive oil 1/4 t salt Set aside. For the chicken, you need: […]

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Meat

Grits Casserole

12/2/2005 meps 0

My mother’s note on this one said “1/2 it.” That’s because the recipe says it serves “10 to 12.” 1 pound sausage 1/2 C chopped peppers 1 C chopped onion 1 C chopped celery 1 […]

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Asian

Ground Pork and Pineapple Salad

7/3/2006 meps 0

1 lb lean ground pork 2 T water 1-1/3 cooked shrimp (tiny bay shrimp are fine) 2 T lemon juice 2 T fish sauce 1/4-1/2 t cayenne 2 T finely sliced onion 2 T green […]

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Appetizers

Gyoza

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Cecily Hiatt at Expeditors: about 1 lb ground turkey or ground chicken about 1/2 smallish head of green cabbage can of water chestnuts, drained about 2 t grated fresh ginger, or 1 t powder […]

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Seafood

HALIBUT CHEEKS VERMOUTH

7/14/2004 meps 0

1/2 lb halibut cheeks 2 T butter 2 T dry vermouth 1/2 lemon pinch fresh dill, finely chopped salt pepper Melt butter in pre-heated saute pan. Add vermouth and the juice of the half lemon. […]

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Seafood

HALIBUT TONSINA

9/11/2005 meps 0

This looks like it would serve an army, but the cookbook didn’t indicate how many servings it makes. I figure you could probably cut it by a factor of four and still serve 4 to […]

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Casseroles

Hamburger and vegetable casserole

10/20/2011 meps 0

1 lb hamburger 1 small onion 1 medium potato 1 large carrot 1 small can of mushrooms 1 can Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese soup Brown hamburger. Slice potato, carrot, and onion. Add these ingredients along with […]

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Favorites

Holy frijole mole

3/13/2009 meps 1

This stuff is awesome. You can substitute tofu or cooked potatoes for the beans, or just eat the sauce over rice. Or skip the rice and just eat it with a spoon. It’s that good. […]

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Meat

Hopping John – pressure cooker version

2/8/2009 meps 0

Makes two 400-calorie servings. 1-1/2 oz diced salt pork 1 onion, coarsely chopped 1/2 large green pepper, coarsely chopped 1/2 C dried black-eyed peas 1 C water 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 C cooked brown […]

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Breakfast

Impossible Quiche

7/14/2004 meps 0

I once lost track of my friend, Tara Narcross. When I Googled her name, I found this Impossible Quiche recipe. That’s how I knew I’d found the right Tara, since she introduced me to Impossible […]

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Indian

Indian Cauliflower and Peas

7/23/2009 meps 0

At a house-sitting gig, I perused Yamuna Devi’s excellent cookbook, The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking. Then I scrounged the fridge and found almost all the ingredients to make “Gobhi hari matar sabji” or Sauteed […]

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Appetizers

John Wayne’s Cheese Casserole

7/14/2004 meps 0

I always thought of this as a vegetarian main dish, but you could also make a half recipe and serve smaller squares as an appetizer. You could also use jalapenos instead of mild green chilies. […]

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Indian

Keema

6/21/2006 meps 0

2 T oil 1 onion, diced 1/2 lb ground lamb or veal 1/2 lb lean ground beef Salt and pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 T fresh ginger, grated 1 […]

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Asian

Kelaguen manok (Guam chicken lemon salad)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is arguably the best recipe on this whole website, and possibly the simplest! 1 whole chicken, cooked, cooled, and deboned* 1/2 C finely chopped red onion 4-6 lemons, juiced 1/2 t dried red pepper […]

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Indian

Lemon Rice

7/28/2009 meps 0

1 C cooked rice 2 T butter 1/2 C cashew pieces 1 t black mustard seeds 1 t salt 1/2 t turmeric 1/3 C lemon juice 3 T minced fresh parsley Toasted coconut for garnish […]

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Seafood

Lemony Salmon Casserole

12/2/2005 meps 0

When we sailed aboard Indigo this summer, we had lots of cans of salmon aboard. We ate salmon patties a number of times, because that was all we knew to do with canned salmon. Next […]

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Meat

Lentil Chorizo Stew

5/5/2006 meps 0

Do you ever leave French bread sitting on the counter in a paper bag, and it gets hard as a rock? This solves that problem. The following instructions are for cooking the stew in a […]

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Salads

LENTIL/WALNUT SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

Cook lentils with carrot, onion, and bay leaf until soft. Discard vegetables. Toss drained lentils with vinaigrette dressing while still hot. Let sit overnight. Add scallions, walnuts, chopped red peppers, and parsley. Also good with […]

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Cuban

Linda’s Cuban-Style Pork

5/6/2006 meps 0

(Note from Meps: As of this writing, in May 2006, I’ve heard that people who live in Cuba are not allowed to eat beef. They raise cattle and serve the beef to tourists, but Cubans […]

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Asian

Mango Chicken

7/3/2006 meps 0

Vietnamese “Thit Ga Voi Xoai” 1 lb boneless chicken, diced 1 large carrot, cut in matchsticks 1/2 sweet red pepper, cut in strips to match the carrot 1/2 green pepper, cut in strips 4 oz […]

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Cuban

Margaret’s Sausage and Rice Dish

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is my low-fat version of arroz con chorizo, a well-known Cuban dish. 2 jars pimientos 1 lb smoked turkey sausage 16 oz basmati rice 28 oz water 2 onions Oil 1/2 tsp bijol (Cuban […]

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Meat

Meat Loaf

10/20/2011 meps 0

I just realized that although I have done serious journalistic research into the subject of meatloaf, I did not have a single meatloaf recipe on the Foodie Gazette. I will rectify that oversight with the […]

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Asian

Meps’ Korean Bibimbap

7/26/2011 meps 0

One caveat: I have no Korean heritage, so this may not be very authentic. However, it’s delicious, and it’s close enough to authentic to keep me from going into withdrawal when I can’t get to […]

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Baked

Mock Mincemeat Pie

11/22/2005 meps 0

The ingredients for this came from The New Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook, but I’ve modified the instructions. I always use a food processor for this one, even if I have to borrow one, as I did […]

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Favorites

Mom’s Pot Pie

12/18/2009 meps 1

The Mom referred to is Odessa Simpson, who taught me to make this awesome dish in her 150-year-old kitchen. This is comfort food at its very best — rich, heavy, simple Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. It […]

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Brazilian

Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian fish stew)

5/7/2006 meps 0

Pronounced “moo-KECK-ah de PESH-ee.” I pronounce it “yummy.” When we traveled to Brazil, our friends insisted that we acclimate our digestive systems for a few days before eating this very rich dish. Once they let […]

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Meat

Moroccan chicken and eggplant stew

6/4/2007 meps 0

Don’t be put off by the long list of spices — this recipe is actually pretty easy, and ends up with maximum flavor for a short cooking time. It’s beautiful, too, just the thing to […]

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Meat

Moroccan Chicken and Lentils

5/16/2012 meps 0

1 pound dried lentils, cooked and drained 1 C plus 2 T olive oil 1/2 C red wine vinegar 3 T cumin (divided) 2 t salt (divided) 2 T plus 2 t chili powder 2 […]

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Meat

Moroccan Cous Cous

2/24/2006 meps 1

When we lived in Washington D.C., we loved to have a 7-course meal at Marrakesh. This recipe reminds me of one of those 7 decadent courses. 3-1/2 pounds of chicken pieces 3-1/2 T butter, divided […]

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Meat

Moroccan Lamb with Apricots

6/28/2006 meps 0

1-1/2 lb lean lamb, cut in cubes 2 cloves garlic, crushed 5 T orange juice 4 T olive oil 1 T fresh cilantro leaves, chopped 1 T fresh mint leaves, chopped 1 t ground cumin […]

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Greek

Moussakas me Melitzanes

7/14/2004 meps 0

4-5 eggplants 1 lb 2 oz ground meat 2-3 tomatoes 1 C olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped 1 bay leaf 1 clove garlic 1/2 C grated parmesan flour 3 C bechamel sauce (I use […]

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Meat

Mrs. Wilkes Savannah Red Rice

12/2/2005 meps 0

Serves 4 as a main course 4 strips bacon 2 green bell peppers, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped 2 C cooked rice 1 16-oz can stewed tomatoes 1 C tomato sauce 1 t Tabasco sauce […]

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Side Dishes

MUSHROOM CASSEROLE

7/20/2004 meps 0

100 fresh mushroom caps Butter Garlic salt 1 quart whipping cream 4 egg yolks 4 scant T flour 100 thin toast rounds (I think she means crackers) Paprika 1/2 C bourbon Salt and pepper Lightly […]

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Breakfast

Mushroom popover

6/23/2006 meps 0

Adapted from Mollie Katzen’s Giant Mushroom Popover, from Vegetable Heaven. 1 T butter 1/2 C finely minced onion 3/4 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 t salt 2 T dry sherry or […]

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Seafood

NEWPORT FISH TACOS

7/20/2004 meps 0

1/4 C nonfat sour cream 1/4 C nonfat mayonnaise 2 T chopped cilantro 1 t chili powder Olive oil spray 1 T lime juice 1 t extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 lb fish fillets (cod, mahi-mahi, […]

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Greek

NOODLES, METSOVE STYLE

7/14/2004 meps 0

(Hylopites Metsovou) 1 lb 2 oz egg noodles 4-5 diced tomatoes 9 oz bacon 2 chopped onions 2 cloves garlic 3 1/2 oz olive oil salt & pepper Grated kefalotyri or parmesan Cut bacon into […]

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Appetizers

Nora’s Secret Meatballs

3/19/2008 meps 0

For the whole story on this one, see Nora’s Secret Horror d’Hoover Recipe. The text below is copied verbatim from her comment on the above article. “O.K., O.K., here is the award winning family secret […]

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Favorites

North African Chickpea Stew

1/23/2005 meps 0

1 T olive oil 1/2 C dried chickpeas, soaked 1 medium onion, chopped 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 1/2 C water 1-1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp ground […]

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Vegetarian

ONION CHEESE PIE

7/14/2004 meps 0

An original recipe from Gretchen Tomlinson Use a frozen piecrust, and bake it for half the time indicated on the package. Fill with: A 28-oz can of diced tomatoes with garlic, drained Lots of sauteed […]

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Meat

Original Brunswick Stew

11/25/2012 meps 1

At the 2012 Brunswick, Georgia “Rockin’ Stewbilee,” this was one of my two favorite stews. So imagine how excited I was when Tom Bullock, a volunteer with the hospital, sent me his recipe! You can […]

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Meat

Oven-Fried Chicken with Almonds

12/5/2006 meps 0

1 C whole wheat bread crumbs 1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 C finely chopped almonds 2 T chopped parsley 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 t salt 1/4 t thyme Pinch of black pepper 1/4 […]

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Meat

Overnight Chicken Divan

12/2/2005 meps 0

From my parents’ good friend, B.J. King (the B.J. stands for Billie Jean, but she’s not that Billy Jean!) 8 chicken breast halves 1 t salt Simmer 1 hour or until tender. Remove – cool […]

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Appetizers

Oyster Pie

11/17/2007 meps 0

This is a Southern recipe, so timing and quantities are a bit approximate. Also, that second word is pronounced “pah.” It works well as a light supper entree, or you can cut it into smaller […]

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Meps original

Pan-seared tuna

6/22/2007 meps 0

Years ago, I bought a 12-oz bottle of Floribbean Key Lime Oil at an airport on my way home from Florida. Once I got it home, I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I […]

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Meat

PAN-SIMMERED PORK CHOPS

7/14/2004 meps 0

Serves 2 3/4 T Hungarian paprika 2 T flour salt and pepper 2 pork chops (3/4 lb), 3/4-inch thick 2 T shortening 5 oz apple juice Pinch sugar Dash of balsamic or cider vinegar Combine […]

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Favorites

PAPAS CHORREADAS

8/23/2004 meps 0

From Laurel’s Kitchen 4 medium potatoes 1/2 lb fresh green beans (can substitute other veggies — frozen peas or spinach, even canned beats) 1 T butter 1 medium onion, chopped 4 green onions, chopped 1 […]

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Italian

Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce

7/14/2004 meps 0

Via January 1989 e-mail from Pat Bullen (she brought this to a Christmas lunch potluck at work, and we all demanded the recipe) This is a very easy, versatile recipe that can be expanded for […]

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Vegetarian

PEASANT MACARONI AND CHEESE

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 1/2 t butter, divided 3 oz whole wheat macaroni, uncooked (1 C) 2 C shredded cabbage (1/4 small head) 1/4 chopped onion 1 oz coarsely chopped mushrooms (1/2 C) 1 small clove garlic, crushed […]

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Asian

Philippino Pork Adobo

5/8/2006 meps 0

1-lb boneless center-cut pork loin, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes 1 C water 1/4 C cider vinegar 2 T soy sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small bay leaf 1/4 t salt Combine all ingredients […]

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Cuban

Picadillo (Cuban Recipe — Pre-Castro)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Actually, this is a slightly updated version written after we served it at our wedding. The original recipe is under Cuban Dinner. 1. Make small meatballs. Use 1 lb lean ground beef. Small amount of […]

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Appetizers

PIG-IN-A-BLANKET

7/18/2004 meps 0

1 package of 10 all-beef hot dogs 1 package of 10 wop biscuits Preheat oven to 375. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. For each “pig,” flatten a biscuit into a rectangle. Wrap it […]

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Appetizers

Pizza on a boat barbecue

1/29/2008 meps 0

Eleven years ago, I clipped an article by Nonnie Thompson out of Cruising World magazine, entitled A Passion for Pizza. The author, who cruised with her family aboard a Shannon ketch named Bittersweet, admitted that […]

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Seafood

POACHING A FISH

9/11/2005 meps 0

For a good chunk of salmon: Place skin side down in cold liquid. Bring to a simmer (not a boil) and simmer very low for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit — it […]

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Meps original

Pomegranate Wheat Berry Salad

2/16/2014 meps 0

1 C wheat berries 2 C water Seeds from 1 pomegranate 1/2 C walnuts, chopped 1 T butter 1 t cinnamon 1 t cumin Salt and pepper to taste Cook the wheat berries in the […]

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Casseroles

Poor man’s casserole

10/20/2011 meps 0

A handwritten recipe from my brother Stevie’s collection: 1 lb ground beef 3 med. potatoes sliced 1 med. onion sliced 1 can garden peas 1 can creme (sic) chicken soup Sliced carrots Tomatoes Brown ground […]

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Meat

Pork and tequila tacos

5/11/2006 meps 0

Serves 4 2-1/2 lbs ground pork 7 cloves of garlic, minced 1 t sage 1-1/2 t fennel 1/4 t powdered cayenne 1/4-1/2 t red pepper flakes 1-1/2 t salt 2/3 C tequila Combine all the […]

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Barry's family

Pork Curry Hot Pot

9/16/2011 meps 0

2 lbs lean boneless pork, (cut into 1 inch cubes) (I use leftover pork or other meats) 2 T margarine/olive oil (unnecessary if already cooked) 1-1/2 C sliced onion 1 C chopped peeled raw apples […]

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Meat

Pork in Mole Sauce

11/21/2006 meps 0

2 lbs pork chops, cut into cubes or strips Salt and pepper 1 T olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 T chili powder 1/2 t […]

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Dairy-free

Potato Enchiladas with Tomato-Chile Sauce

5/16/2012 meps 0

This comes from a Bon Appetit recipe. It’s especially intriguing because it has no meat and no dairy, something that is often found in enchiladas. Enchiladas 1-1/2 lb potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces […]

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Favorites

POTATO, PANIR, AND PEA CURRY

7/14/2004 meps 0

Indian recipe from Molly Katzen’s cookbook 1 T butter 1 t mustard seeds 1/2 t caraway seeds 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 T sesame seeds 1/2 t ground cumin 1/2 t tumeric 1/2 t ground […]

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Appetizers

Potato-Apple Latkes

6/24/2013 meps 0

I’m not sure how to categorize these. I grew up thinking of latkes as breakfast food, but they’d be great as appetizers or a vegetarian main dish, too. 2-1/4 pounds russet potatoes 2 small firm, […]

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Asian

Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef

10/25/2017 meps 0

I haven’t used my pressure cooker for a couple of years. This recipe makes me glad we have been reunited! 2 lbs flank steak, cut into thin strips 1 T coconut oil 6 cloves garlic, […]

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Meat

Pressure-Cooker Beef Stew

12/3/2013 meps 0

1 lb small/new potatoes, scrubbed or peeled (about 8) 1 lb beef stew meat 2 large onions, peeled and cut into quarters 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch chunks 1 sweet potato, peeled […]

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Breakfast

Provençal Tofu Scramble

5/8/2006 meps 0

I was going to make this for breakfast, but something completely different happened. Try Curried Tofu Scramble, if you’d like something different with your tofu. Serves 2 1-lb firm tofu, pressed (see below) 1 T […]

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Meat

Quick and Easy Brunswick Stew

12/30/2004 meps 2

This is a small recipe, just for two people, that I developed for camping. It’s not very sophisticated, and a far cry from the gallons and gallons served by volunteers at the Brunswick, Georgia “Rockin’ […]

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Seafood

QUICK AND EASY FISH DINNER

9/11/2005 meps 0

Whenever I get fresh fish, I always struggle with what to do with it. Poach, pan-fry, bake? This solution sounds wonderful and easy. ———– Heat a can of coconut milk with some Asian sweet chili […]

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Seafood

QUICK AND SPICY SCALLOPS AND PEPPERS

7/14/2004 meps 0

From the author of the Rotation Diet 2t olive oil 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced 1 chopped scallion 2T dry white wine 2T lemon juice […]

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Meat

Quick curried chicken salad

12/4/2006 meps 0

2 T mayonnaise 1/3 C yogurt 1/2 t Madras curry powder 1 apple 1 T olive oil 1 lb chicken breast, cut in bite-sized pieces 2 cloves garlic, chopped handful raisins handful walnuts Salad greens […]

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Pressure cooker

Quick risotto with tuna and tomatoes

9/29/2005 meps 0

Here’s an admission: I am always looking for a way to get Barry to eat canned tuna. It’s cheap and high protein, but he usually turns his nose up at tuna casserole or tuna salad […]

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Meat

Rainbow Salad

12/30/2004 meps 0

Beautiful, and easy to make while camping. I invented this someplace in Wisconsin, I think, based on what was in the food box and the fact that it was too cold to get out of […]

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5/2 fasting diet

Rainbow Vegetable-Turkey Stir Fry

10/1/2013 meps 0

Makes 2 250-calorie servings. If you’re not on a diet, serve it over rice. Normally, I wouldn’t bother documenting a stir-fry recipe. I just chop up whatever’s on hand, throw it into the pan, and […]

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Cajun

Red Beans and Rice (From Dave Cash)

7/14/2004 meps 2

* 3 lbs dried, soaked red beans * uh uhnion, chopped * Gramps, the green bell pepper, chopped * several good shakes of chili powder * a nice bit of cumin * enough Hungarian paprika […]

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Favorites

Red Beans and Rice (Pressure Cooker)

7/14/2004 barry 2

1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil 4 small onions (1 large or 2 medium), medium chopped 1 Green Pepper, chopped 1/2 Bulb Garlic, coarsely minced 2 T Chili Powder 1 t Cumin 1 1/2 T Hungarian Paprika […]

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Asian

RED RICE (FROM GUAM)

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces 1 med onion, chopped 2 C water, divided 2 T achiote seeds (try Asian markets) 2 C rice, uncooked 1 t salt 1/2 frozen peas Saute bacon […]

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Ethnic

Ripe plantain pie with meat

2/4/2006 meps 0

The original of this can be found at an excellent site: www.stephencooks.com . Stephen says that this recipe, Pastelón de Plátano, was adapted from Rice and Beans and Tasty Things: A Puerto Rican Cookbook, by […]

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Favorites

Roasted Veggies

7/14/2004 meps 0

Put vegetables in oiled roasting pans, deep enough to make stirring easy. Check and stir often. Toss with dressing or balsamic vinegar, or serve with various dips and peanut sauce. Vegetable Temp Time Process Yellow […]

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Meat

Rosas Rojas En El Mar (Halibut)

4/23/2005 meps 0

From Galeria’s Restaurant, 611 Broadway Ave. East, on Capitol Hill, in Seattle. The name translates to” Red Rose of the Sea.” 2 lbs. halibut cut into 1″ strips Juice of 4 limes Pinch of salt […]

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Favorites

Russian Carrot Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 T butter 1 C chopped onion 1/2 t salt 1 lb carrots, sliced 1 T flour 1 1/2 cup firm cottage cheese 1/2 cup grated white cheese 1 egg, beaten black pepper 1 t […]

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Indian

Saag Paneer

9/20/2007 meps 1

3 lbs spinach, divided 2 T oil 1 t cumin seeds 1 t chili powder 1 t garlic, chopped 1 t ginger, chopped 1 large onion, diced finely 2 t chickpea flour (besam) 1 pound […]

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Meat

SAGE MOOSE BRAISED IN WINE

9/22/2004 barry 1

From an article on cooking with sage in the St. John’s Telegram in Newfoundland, Canada 5-lb moose roast or 4 large, thick moose steaks 1 tsp. each salt and pepper pinch cayenne pepper 1/4 cup […]

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Italian

Salmon Risotto

7/14/2004 meps 0

1T olive oil 1C chopped onions 1-1/2C Arborio rice 3-1/2C chicken broth 1/4C Italian parsley 1/2lb salmon fillet, cut in 1 inch pieces 1/3C grated Parmesan Salt & pepper Heat oil over medium heat, saute […]

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Appetizers

Sandwiches: How to build a better sandwich

7/14/2004 meps 0

With walnut-raisin bread, try: Roasted chicken, chutney, and mache, with creamy ricotta or hoop cheese Carrots, jicama and fennel, mixed with tiny uncooked green peas and a light mayonnaise laced with yogurt Tuna salad with […]

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Meat

Savory stuffed pork chops

10/22/2007 meps 0

Serves 4-6. 6 thick pork chops 2 C Progresso seasoned bread crumbs 1/2 C celery, finely diced 1/2 C onion, finely diced 3/4 t poultry seasoning 3/4 t salt 1/8 t fresh-ground black pepper 1/2 […]

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Non-refrigerated

Scalloped Salmon Casserole

11/17/2007 meps 0

2 C canned salmon 1/4 C butter 1/4 C flour 1-1/2 C milk 1 bay leaf 1/4 t salt 1/4 t pepper 1 T minced parsley 1 T onion flakes 2 beef bouillon cubes 1/2 […]

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Favorites

Scott’s Chili

7/14/2004 meps 0

Barry’s family’s chili recipe, for years 2 lbs. hamburg 1 large onion, chopped 1 can (40 oz) red kidney beans, undrained 1 t. ground thyme 2 3 T. chili powder 1/2 t. garlic powder 1 […]

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Meat

SEA SCALLOPS WITH BACON AND HAM

9/29/2005 meps 0

1/4 cup chopped bacon, about 4 slices 1/4 cup minced ham 1 onion, diced 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/4 cup flour 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce 12 ounces fresh or frozen scallops, thawed 3 […]

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Casseroles

Seafood Pie With Tomatoes

3/16/2014 meps 0

2 pints clams, steamed and chopped (you can substitute canned clams, oysters, or mussels) 5 slices bread 2 T butter 1 C milk 1 medium onion, diced 1/2 t Worcestershire 3 eggs, beaten 1 large […]

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Meat

Seleq (Saudi Arabian Lamb with Rice)

5/6/2006 meps 0

2 lbs of lamb, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3 onions, chopped 2 T cilantro, chopped Salt and pepper 2 C milk 2 C rice, rinsed 2 T butter, melted Place meat, onions, cilantro, salt, and […]

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Salads

Serenata de bacalao

2/4/2006 meps 0

You’ll find the original for this recipe at www.stephencooks.com, a wonderful amateur-cooking site with commentary and photographs for each recipe. 1 lb salt cod 2 yellow onions, sliced in crescents 2 sweet peppers, red or […]

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Meat

Sesame Baked Chicken

12/5/2006 meps 0

1 egg, lightly beaten 2 T vegetable oil 1 t toasted sesame oil 1 T water 1 T soy sauce 1/2 t salt 1/4 t pepper 2 T oat bran 1/4 C sesame seeds 1-1/2 […]

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Tried and tested

SHEPHERD’S PIE (VEGETARIAN)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Part I: 2 large potatoes 1 T butter salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup yogurt 1/2 cup freshly-minced chives 1/2 cup freshly-minced parsley Part II: 1 1/2 T butter 1 1/2 cups chopped onion […]

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Salads

SHRIMP AND GOAT CHEESE SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

3/4 lb raw shrimp in shell, or less if shelled 4 T mayo 1/2 t Hungarian paprika Salt and white pepper 1/2 C slivered radishes 2 oz crumbled goat cheese Lettuce Boil shrimp 5 minutes, […]

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Favorites

Shrimp Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Meps’ Dad, Henry Schulte, who got it from his mother, Freda. 1 lb medium shrimp, cooked and peeled (if you use large shrimp, cut them in half) 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1/2 sweet (Vidalia) […]

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Asian

Simple Thai Coconut Curry

1/26/2016 meps 0

This is a pattern recipe, which means you can make it a bunch of different ways, and it will always be yummy. But it also means that the instructions are a little bit vague, similar […]

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Mexican

Simplest pinto beans

2/23/2010 meps 0

This is what I use instead of refried beans for tacos or burritos dinners. It makes enough for two people, as long as there are plenty of tortillas and cheese and other toppings. Soak 1 […]

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Salads

Soba salad with feta

2/5/2007 meps 0

10-oz pkg soba noodles 10-oz package frozen peas 1/3 C diced scallions 1/4 C olive oil 2 T lemon juice 2 t soy sauce or tamari 1 t sugar 3/4 t salt 3/4 t black […]

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Barry's family

Southwest Beanpot

7/14/2004 meps 0

Sharon and Dave’s new favorite version of chili 2 lbs ground beef 1 onion, chopped 2 T flour 1-2 T chili powder 1 t cumin seed 1/2 t salt 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 8-oz […]

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Meat

SOY SAUCE MARINADE FOR BARBECUE

7/14/2004 meps 0

3/4 C soy sauce 1/3 C pickapeppa sauce 1/3 C Worcestershire 1/4 C red wine 1/4 C red wine vinegar 3 T brown sugar 1-1/2 T oil, preferably sesame 2 garlic cloves, minced 2-1/2 lbs […]

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Vegetarian

SOYBEAN BURGERS

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 can (15 ounces) cooked soybeans 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbs tomato paste 1 Tbs minced ready-to-use garlic 1/2 tsp oregano 3/4 tsp basil 2 tsp onion powder 1/2 cup oatmeal, uncooked 1/2 cup […]

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Italian

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

7/14/2004 meps 0

Serves 6 6 slices raw smoked ham – proscuitto, westphalian, country-smoked pork, or Canadian bacon 2 T olive oil 1 lb spaghetti 6 eggs Cracked black pepper Parmesan cheese, freshly grated Boil 3 quarts of […]

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Favorites

Spaghetti Carbonara

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 lb spaghetti 1/2 lb bacon 3 eggs, beaten 1/4 C parmesan 1/2 C gruyere or swiss 1/4 C whipping cream salt & pepper Cook spaghetti. Fry bacon til crisp, drain and crumble. Reserve 3 […]

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Appetizers

SPANAKOPITA

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 lb 2 oz psinach 1/2 C dill 6 green onions 1 1/2 C olive oil salt & pepper Saute onions until transparent, add shredded spinach. Cook 15 minutes over mideium heat, add dill, salt, […]

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Baked

Spicy andouille and cheddar bread pudding

1/31/2006 meps 0

I’ve recently gotten involved with the Omnificient English Dictionary of the English Language, or OEDILF. One of my more inspired submissions was a definition in limerick form of the word “andouille.” That inspired me to […]

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Seafood

Spicy halibut with capers

5/8/2006 meps 0

2 t olive oil 1 onion, sliced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 2 T capers 1/4 t salt 1/4 C parsley, chopped 1 t oregano 1-1/4 […]

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Meat

Spicy Pumpkin Chicken with Rice

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 t vegetable oil 1/2 lb boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch strips (about 2 breast halves) 1 C green bell pepper strips 1/4 C chopped green onion 1 1/3 C mild chunky salsa […]

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Appetizers

Spicy Sweet Potato Latkes

6/24/2013 meps 0

Makes about 48 small latkes. 2-1/4 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and grated 1-1/2 C diced onion 3 ggs 6 T flour 1-1/2 t cumin 1/4 to 1/2 t cayenne 3/4 salt 1/4 t pepper Put […]

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Vegetarian

SPINACH LASAGNA

7/14/2004 meps 0

(Makes 12 servings) 12 Lasagna Noodles 2 Boxes Chopped Spinach 2 Cloves Crushed Garlic 1 Tb. Olive Oil 1 1/2 Cups Ricotta Cheese 2 eggs 1 tsp nutmeg 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese About 36 oz […]

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Casseroles

Spinach-Lasagna Roll-Ups

9/6/2013 meps 0

I am always wondering what to do with leftover lasagna noodles. This inspires me to make a half-recipe when I have a partial box in the cupboard. Another name for this is “Mock Manicotti.” 12 […]

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Grilling

Steak marinade

10/20/2011 meps 0

1 t garlic powder 1 T brown sugar 1/2 t ginger 1 T oil 1/2 t pepper 2 T water 1/4 C soy sauce Tenderize steaks with meat tenderizer if desired. Combine above ingredients and […]

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Meat

Stevie’s Beef Stew

10/31/2011 meps 0

This was a handwritten recipe from my brother Stevie’s collection. Just like Mom, the instructions are kinda sketchy. He was an excellent cook who didn’t really need recipes. Stew beef – onion – tomatoes – […]

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Meat

Stevie’s chili heat cauldron

12/8/2006 meps 0

When I was growing up, my brother Stevie’s ability to enjoy spicy food was legendary. Then I discovered Szechuan and Thai and Indian food. Now I like my chili 4-star hot, too, and I’m excited […]

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Appetizers

Sticky Rice

1/9/2006 meps 1

This is a Dim Sum favorite, also known as nor mei gai. I’m not sure how to categorize it, because I’ve never had it except at Dim Sum. 3 C glutinous rice (sweet rice) 8 […]

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Vegetarian

Stove-Top Cheese Pie

3/16/2014 meps 0

These instructions are for making it on the stovetop with a heavy cast-iron pan, but you can also do this in the oven. Combine in a bowl: 1 C flour 6 T butter Dash salt […]

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Meat

Stovetop Artichoke Chicken

12/5/2006 meps 0

4 T extra virgin olive oil 4 boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness 16-oz bag frozen small whole onions 13-oz can chicken broth 1 T balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper 10-oz package frozen […]

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Casseroles

Stovetop Eggplant Casserole

10/31/2011 meps 0

In a skillet: 1 lb hamburger 2 celery stalks 2 sliced medium onions 1 C Ragu spag. sauce 1/2 C water 1 t oregano 1 t chili powder 1 med. eggplant 3-4 slices swiss cheese […]

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Appetizers

Stromboli

7/14/2004 meps 0

Dough (makes 2): 1-1/4c water 2T butter 1t salt 2t pepper 1-1/2t sugar 3C flour 2-1/2t yeast Meat filling (makes 1): 1/4C provolone, mozzarella, salami, Italian ham Spinach filling (makes 1): 1 pkg frozen spinach, […]

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Appetizers

Stuffed green bananas

2/7/2006 meps 0

You could also try this with little unripe finger-sized bananas, for an unusual appetizer offering. 6 large green bananas or plantains 8 oz ground beef or turkey 1 onion, chopped 1 egg, beaten Salt Without […]

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Seafood

Successful Crab Casserole

12/2/2005 meps 0

This is typical of my mother’s recipes, which rarely included even this much detail. I wonder at the title — if this one was successful, were there others that were not? 1 onion 1 green […]

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Meat

Supper in a pumpkin

1/31/2006 meps 0

If pumpkins aren’t in season, you could stuff this into winter squash instead. 4-lb pumpkin 1-1/2 lbs lean ground beef or chicken 1/3 C chopped green pepper 3/4 C chopped celery 3/4 C chopped onion […]

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Meat

Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Orzo

3/29/2006 meps 0

1 cup orzo 2 T chopped flat-leaf parsley 4 t olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 t salt 1/4 t ground ginger 1/4 t cayenne 2 8-oz […]

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Dips

Swiss Fondue

7/14/2004 meps 0

For Barry’s family, this was a New Year’s Day tradition. For each serving: 1/3 lb Gruyere cheese, grated 6-1/2 T Rhine wine 1 t corn starch 1-1/2 t Kirschwasser (cherry brandy) clove of garlic freshly […]

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Meat

Swiss Steak

10/20/2011 meps 0

1-1/2 lbs round steak 1 can Beefy Mushroom soup 1/2 C canned tomatoes, chopped 1/4 C chopped onion Pound steak and cut into serving pieces. Brown steak. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours. […]

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Meat

Swiss Steak

12/31/2013 meps 0

A clipping from my mother’s cigar box of recipes and other paper treasures. I remember she made this very often, but until now, nobody had her recipe for it. 2 T fat 1-3/4 lb round […]

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Favorites

TAMALE PIE

7/14/2004 meps 1

Easy and impressive, from the “Where’s Mom” cookbook 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 C minced onion 2t garlic powder 1 8-oz can tomato sauce 1/2 C milk 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 6-oz can whole […]

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Casseroles

The Dreaded Orgasmic Chicken Broccoli Casserole

10/20/2011 meps 0

From my brother Stevie’s extensive collection of casserole recipes: Chicken – cooked – diced Broccoli – cooked Premium Saltines – crunched up Cream of Mushroom Soup Cheddar Cheese Add fresh veggies – onion, green pepper […]

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Meps original

Tofu Cacciatore

11/29/2006 meps 0

This is based on a recipe in the South Beach Diet Cookbook, but as usual, I’ve made substantial modifications. Still, I wanted to keep the original clever name — cacciatore means “hunter-style,” but there’s no […]

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Breakfast

TRICOLOR HASH

7/14/2004 meps 0

A Barry original 1 potato, cubed 1 sweet potato, cubed 2 onions, chopped 1 lb ham, cubed 4 green onions, diced 2 cloves garlic 3 T oil 1 T turmeric 2 t cumin 2 t […]

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Meat

TROPICAL SPINACH SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is amazingly versatile — also good as a stir-fry, and you can make another version with cabbage instead of spinach. 1 20-oz can Dole pineapple chunks in juice 3 slices of bacon, cooked and […]

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Appetizers

TSP Italian Meat Balls

7/14/2004 meps 0

For use with textured soy protein (TSP) or textured vegetable protein (TVP): * 1/4 cup tomato sauce * 3 Tbs water * 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce * 2/3 cup dry textured soy protein * 1/2 […]

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Salads

Tuna and snow pea salad

3/2/2007 meps 0

This is similar to the Fresh Tuna Salad with Simple Lemon Dijon found in the South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook, but I’ve substituted snow peas for the green peas. 2 T lemon juice […]

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Seafood

Tuna Barbecue

2/19/2014 meps 0

You can serve this on a bun with coleslaw or baked beans, just like beef or pork barbecue. 1 can tuna, drained 1 T Worcestershire sauce 1 T wine vinegar 1 t chili powder 1 […]

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Casseroles

Tuna Casserole

10/31/2011 meps 0

From Stevie’s collection, probably typed by Mom: 2 C uncooked egg noodles 1 small chopped onion 2 T oil 1/2 C chopped parsley 1 C white cabbage, shredded 1 C fresh or frozen peas 1 […]

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Casseroles

Tuna Fish Cheese Pie

12/31/2013 meps 0

A handwritten recipe card from the collection of Esther Schulte, my mother. I have typed it exactly as she wrote it, flaws and all. 2 tlbs. oleo 4 tlbs. flour 2 C hot milk & […]

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Non-refrigerated

Tuna risotto

1/31/2006 meps 0

1 large ripe tomato 1 large clove of garlic 6-oz can tuna in olive oil 2 T olive oil 1 C arborio rice 2 C bottled clam juice (you can substitute white wine for up […]

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Favorites

TUNA-APPLE MELT

7/14/2004 meps 0

An amazing tuna breakthrough! Amazing, because even tuna haters like it. The original called for celery instead of apple, but the apple is what makes it special. 1 medium onion 1 medium apple 12 oz […]

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Middle Eastern

Tunisian chickpea soup (lablabi)

6/28/2006 meps 0

This version is a simple chickpea soup. For a richer version and more traditional way of serving, see Lablabi or Leb-Lebi (Tunisian chickpea stew). 6 T olive oil 10 garlic cloves, crushed 12 oz chickpeas, […]

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Holidays

Turkey Cheese Pie (Julie’s Version)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This was my sister’s attempt to re-create an old family favorite. A few years after she shared this, I found a copy of the original Turkey Cheese Pie recipe. 3 onions 1-1/4 cup turkey pieces […]

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Favorites

Turkey Cheese Pie (Original Version)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Original Esther Schulte (Meps’ Mom) version from 1972, rediscovered in my brother Stevie’s recipe files in 2003. I copied this verbatim, even the cute misspellings — it had been typed, with a typewriter, on an […]

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Meat

TURKEY PITA FLORENTINE

7/14/2004 meps 0

Ready in 20 minutes – serves 8 (really?) A pound, or a little more, ground turkey 10-oz package frozen chopped spinach 1-1/2 C (6 oz) grated cheddar cheese 1/3 C catsup 1/3 C mayonnaise 4 […]

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Appetizers

Turkey Swedish meatballs

3/2/2007 meps 0

3/4 t salt 1/2 t allspice 1/4 t black pepper 1 lb ground turkey breast 1 T olive oil 3/4 C chicken broth 3 T sour cream (lowfat) 2 T chopped parsley Mix together the […]

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Vegetarian

TVP Crumbles

7/14/2004 meps 0

* 2 cups TVP * 2 cups boiling water * 4 tsp vegetarian “beef” bouillon powder (Frontier, Harvest Direct, etc) * 1/4 tsp Liquid Smoke (optional) * 1 tsp sugar * 3 tsp oil Bring […]

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Most Requested

TVP Meatloaf (vegan)

7/14/2004 meps 1

For a slightly richer alternative that uses eggs, try this TVP meatloaf recipe: TVP Meatloaf II. 1/2 C onion 1 T olive oil 1 1/2 C textured vegetable protein granules 1 t Basil 1/2 t […]

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Meps original

TVP Meatloaf II

4/24/2007 meps 1

This tasty, high-fiber version calls for eggs as a binder. For a vegan version, see: TVP Meatloaf (vegan). 1-1/2 C TVP or TSP 1 to 1-1/2 C boiling water 1 large onion, diced 1 T […]

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Side Dishes

TVP Pilaf

7/14/2004 meps 0

The best of the recipes that feature TVP; this one doesn’t try to pretend like it’s meat. Makes 3 cups 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. cumin seeds 3 cardamom pods 1 bay leaf 1 […]

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Breakfast

TVP Sausage (Vegetarian)

5/8/2006 meps 0

1-1/2 C TVP or TSP 1-1/4 C steaming hot water 2 eggs 1/2 C cold water 1/2 lb block of tofu, pressed for at least 1 hour and drained 2 T garlic, chopped 1 T […]

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Tried and tested

TVP Tofu Burgers

1/14/2007 meps 0

I just tried this out, and I give it a thumbs-up. The result is similar to a homemade Garden Burger, and they brown well and stick together without any egg for binder. 3/4 C boiling […]

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Casseroles

Upside-down crockpot chicken “pot pie”

4/3/2013 meps 0

This is reminiscent of store-bought pot pies with pastry. 4 boneless chicken breast halves, diced 10 medium-sized red potatoes, cut into quarters 8 oz package baby carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 C chopped celery […]

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Appetizers

Vegan Cashew Cheddar Cheese

9/20/2007 meps 0

1/2 C + 2 T raw cashews 1/4 C nutritional yeast 1 t onion powder 1 t salt 1/2 t garlic powder Pinch white pepper 1-3/4 C plain, unsweetened soymilk 1 oz agar flakes 1/4 […]

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Restricted diets

Vegan Faux Cheese Sauces

9/20/2007 meps 0

1/2 C nutritional yeast 1/2 C unbleached white flour 1 t garlic salt 1 t onion powder 2 C water 1/4 C margarine or coconut oil In a saucepan, mix the dry ingredients and very, […]

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Restricted diets

Vegan Faux Ricotta with Tofu

9/20/2007 meps 0

A vegan filling for lasagna, ravioli, manicotti, or any Italian recipe calling for ricotta cheese. 1 lb firm tofu, pressed to remove most of the moisture (for tips on pressing tofu, see Provencal Tofu Scramble) […]

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Appetizers

Vegan Tofu Cheese Cubes

9/20/2007 meps 1

This is a good appetizer or snack, or use the cubes in Indian Saag Paneer. 12 oz firm tofu 2 t agar powder 1/4 C water 1 t sugar 2 T extra-light olive oil 1-1/2 […]

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Brazilian

Vegetarian Feijoada

6/21/2006 meps 0

Like Cuban black beans, feijoada is nothing special to look at. But a visit to Brazil opened my eyes to the colorful presentation of this dish. Consider colorful tablecloths, banana leaves, or the edible garnishes […]

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Mexican

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

10/28/2005 meps 0

This came about while looking for a tortilla soup recipe that could be served to someone who is allergic to chicken. 1/2 onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or green), […]

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Appetizers

VEGGIE SAMMICH

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Stevie’s files, circa 1981 8 oz cream cheese 1/4 chopped celery 1/4 chopped bell pepper 1 tsp lemon juice 3/4 C grated cheese 1 chopped medium onion mayonaisse (sic) Mix well. Yum yum.

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Asian

Vietnamese Chicken with Cashews

7/3/2006 meps 0

Vegetable oil 2 small dried chilis 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 lb boneless chicken, diced 1/2 t sugar 1 T oyster sauce 1 T fish sauce (Nuoc Mam – can substitute soy sauce if you […]

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Appetizers

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

12/27/2005 meps 0

I learned about these from my Korean friend, Chong Lee. She told me that all the filling ingredients are approximate — you can use a variety of meats, shrimp, and vegetables. The key is fresh […]

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Asian

Vietnamese Pork au Caramel

7/3/2006 meps 0

1/4 C sugar 3 T water 1 lb boneless pork, cut into large cubes 3 daikon, peeled and sliced 1/2 onion, diced 1/3 C fish sauce Black pepper Carmelize the sugar in a wok over […]

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Favorites

Walnut crusted chicken

9/7/2006 meps 0

This is a South Beach “Phase One” appropriate recipe that takes inspiration from Saudi Arabian Chicken with Walnuts. We were amazed at how juicy and tender the chicken pieces were. 1 C walnuts (either whole […]

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Vegetarian

Walnut-chickpea burgers

3/15/2011 meps 0

1 C chopped walnuts 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 1/3 C bread or cracker crumbs 1-2 t garlic or seasoned salt 1 t Hungarian paprika Dash Liquid Smoke Pinch of cayenne 1 T […]

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Favorites

WARM POTATO SALAD WITH HAM AND VEGGIES

7/14/2004 meps 0

Combine: Cooked potatoes Beets Steamed green beans and/or fresh spinach Cubed ham (can substitute turkey or chicken) Toss with dressing of: Garlic Oil Vinegar Salt Pepper Prepared mustard Mayonnaise

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Meat

WHITE LIGHTNING CHILI

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 T olive oil 3-5 cloves garlic, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2-3 serrano or any hot chilies, chopped, or 1 C hot salsa 1-1/2 lbs lean ground turkey Salt 1 t cumin 1 t dried […]

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Casseroles

Wild Rice and Cheese Casserole

3/16/2014 meps 0

4 C boiling water 1 C brown rice 1 C wild rice 1 large onion, chopped 14-oz can small black olives 1 green pepper, chopped 1 C chopped walnuts 4 C grated Cheddar or Colby […]

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Dips

Wine-Swiss Cheese Fondue

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is great for a New Year’s Day brunch, or a romantic evening for two. 1 garlic clove, halved 1-1/2 C dry white wine or sauterne 4 C (1 pound) swiss cheese (we always used […]

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Meat

World’s easiest slow cooker recipes

1/31/2006 meps 0

These were created for my brother, Hank. He has trouble reading recipes and chopping vegetables, but he’s always looking for new ways to use his slow cooker. Each of these can be cooked on low […]

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Meat

Yankee Hash

10/20/2011 meps 0

From my brother Stevie’s recipe collection. It looks like one that our Mom typed on an index card for him. 1 C celery, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 C brown rice 2 T oil […]

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Dairy-free

Yummiest Vegan Stuffing

1/3/2016 meps 0

1 loaf of whole wheat bread, cut or torn into 1-inch cubes (I use scissors for this) 2 green bell peppers, seeded and cut into chunks 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks […]