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Black Bean Quinoa Chili

I found this recipe on line last week and immediately intrigued by the cooking instructions: put all ingredients in a pot and boil for an hour. The result is as fantastic as it is easy! Thanks to Lee Hersh and her Fit Foodie Finds blog for sharing this with the Ginhill family! 3 can black…

Scented Rice

1 cup rice 1.5 cups water 1 tsp. salt 4 whole cardamom pods 4 whole cloves 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 raisins (optional)   Scented rice is served with chicken curry.  Mix all ingredients in a pot deep enough so the rice does not boil over.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low for…

Rupen Rao’s Chicken Curry

Rupen Rao is a well known local chef, restaurant owner, and teacher. This recipe includes great advice on some basic techniques unique to Indian cooking. This recipe will serve 4-6 people.Rupen says, “When one makes the basic chicken curry, its a gateway to learning the base of Indian cooking, which is: 1) Add fat, saute…

Welch Frying Pan Cookies

Ingredients 3½ cups flour 1¼ cups sugar 1 Tablespoon salt 3 teaspoons ground nutmeg 3 teaspoons baking powder ½ cup shortening, at room temperature ½ cup butter, at room temperature ½ cup raisins 2 eggs ¼ cup milk Directions Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the shortening and butter into the dry ingredients to make a soft…

Nutty Granola

Ingredients 3 cups regular oats 1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup chopped almonds 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup sunflower seeds ½ cup honey ½ cup canola oil ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon Directions Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Heat honey gently until it is very liquid, then combine honey, oil, cinnamon,…

Shrimp and Grits

Ingredients 1 cup coarsely ground grits 2 cups water 2 teaspoons salt 2 cups whole milk 2 pounds uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined Salt to taste 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 1 lemon, juiced 1 pound andouille sausage ¼ lb country ham (or cured ham or bacon) cut into small cubes 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 yellow bell…

Walnut Endive Salad

Ingredients 1 small garlic clove, minced and mashed into a paste with ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon mayonnaise ¼ pound piece of Parmesan, diced into 1/8-inch cubes (about 1 cup) ½ cup finely chopped celery 1 cup walnuts, toasted lightly lightly and chopped fine ¼ cup finely chopped…

Grits Pound Cake

Ingredients Cooking spray 1 tablespoon stone-ground white cornmeal 2 cups sugar, divided 2/3 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 large egg yolks 1 cup low-fat sour cream 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup stone-ground white cornmeal ½ cup stone-ground white or yellow grits ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda 5 large egg whites Preparation Preheat oven to 325°. Coat a 10-inch tube pan with…

Fish Pie Picardie

Ingredients 1½-2 lbs haddock or other firm white fish 8-10 large scallops 12-15 medium/large shrimp 1 cup milk 2 Tablespoon butter 2 Tablespoon canola/vegetable oil (not olive oil) 1 cup cider  (you can replace the cider with 1 cup white wine or 1/3 cup sherry or calvados and 2/3 cup water) ¼ cup flour ½ teaspoon salt…

Beans and Greens

Ingredients Bunch kale, stemmed and washed in two changes of water 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 2/3 cups white beans (¾ pound) or dried lima beans, picked over and soaked for at least four hours and drained 1…

BBQ Sauce

Ingredients ¾ cup vinegar 1½ cup water 1½ teaspoon pepper 1½ Tablespoon salt ½ cup brown sugar 2 Tablespoon prepared mustard ½ teaspoon cayenne 3 thin slices of lemon 3 onions, sliced 1½ cup ketchup ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce Directions Mix all ingredients except ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the ketchup…

Carrot and Coriander Soup

Ingredients 1Tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 1 lb carrots, washed and sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground coriander 2 pints vegetable stock 3 Tablespoon chopped fresh coriander A squeeze of lemon juice Freshly grated nutmeg to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper Single cream to serve if liked Directions…

Shrimp Creole

Ingredients 2 lbs. peeled and deveined shrimp or mixed seafood (frozen shrimp or seafood may be substituted but it should be thoroughly thawed and drained) 2 Tablespoons butter 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 ribs of celery, finely chopped 1 small green pepper, finely chopped 2 Tablespoons Creole Seasoning 2 Tablespoons tomato paste 2…

Beans and Greens

Ingredients 1 bunch kale, stemmed and washed in two changes of water 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 2/3 cups white beans (3/4 pound) or dried lima beans, picked over and soaked for at least four hours and drained…

Potato, Mushroom, and Spinach Casserole

Ingredients 2-3 lbs fingerling potatoes ½ to ¾ lbs sliced mushrooms (white, cremini, or a variety) 1 lb fresh spinach 1 medium onion, chopped (substitute one leek) 3 Tablespoon olive oil 1½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 4 cloves garlic (or 1½ inches of grated garlic in the tube, available in the produce section of most grocery stores) 8 oz ricottta…

Turkey Sage Pasta Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 cup vegetable stock 1 large pinch saffron 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, 1/3 thinly sliced, remaining finely chopped 1 lb. italian sausage made with turkey, bulk or casings removed 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 handful fresh sage leaves 1/2 cup dry white wine Kosher salt 1 pound tubular pasta (elbows, penne, cavatappi)…

Jambalaya

Ingredients 2½–3 lbs boneless chicken, cut up 3 teaspoons salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 lb. smoked sausage 1 cup rice (or cooked pasta) 32 oz. stewed tomatoes ¼ teaspoon garlic powder or crushed garlic ¼ teaspoon thyme Cayenne pepper to taste (optional) Preparation Cover chicken with water (at least 2 cups). Add salt and pepper.  Bring…

Rum Cake

Glaze Ingredients 1 stick butter or margarine ¼ cup water 1 cup sugar ½ cup rum Preparation Combine all ingredients in heavy sauce pan Boil for 5 minutes With spoon, put glaze on cake slowly, allowing some of the glaze to soak in Cake Ingredients 1 box yellow cake mix 1 small box instant vanilla…

Serbian Beef

Ingredients 1 lb. beef (top/bottom, round), cubed 1 onion, chopped 2 cups, rice 4 cups, water or beef broth 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons parsley 3 tomatoes (or 1 can tomatoes for cooking) 1 small can mushrooms ½ teaspoon each salt, curry, garlic, pepper Tabasco sauce to taste Preparation Put 2 tablespoons oil…