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Shrimp Curry Salad

1 pound steamed, peeled shrimp 1 cup golden raisins 5 green onions, sliced (white part) 1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped 1/2 cup no-fat mayonnaise 2 teaspoons. curry powder 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot Freshly ground pepper to taste Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl. 4 servings.

Fall Soba Soup

8 dried shiitake mushrooms 1/2 pound soba (buckwheat noodles) or other Asian noodles 8 cups bouillon (see note) 1 tablespoon Thai Spice Paste 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/2" cubes 1...

Roasted Veggie Soup Starter

If you do this 3 or 4 times a year, you will always have the makings of great soups, veggie stews or chili on hand. Your choice -- any or all: Onions Celery Peppers-red, green Carrots Fennel Turnips Garlic Potatoes Sweet potatoes Winter squash Mushrooms etc. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice or chop all the vegetables into about ½" pieces. Pile into a large roasting pan. Roast, uncovered,...

Southwestern Bean Salad

2 cups cooked brown rice or barley 1 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups frozen corn kernels 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, or to taste 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves (if you don't like cilantro, use flat Italian parsley) 1 minced jalapeno pepper, or a pinch of cayenne, to...

Seafood Spanish Rice

2 large onions, chopped 2 bell peppers, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced, to taste 6 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups bouillon 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon oregano 1 cup uncooked brown rice or barley 1 to 2 pounds seafood of your choice: squid rings, shrimp, fish fillets cut into bite size...

Creamy Carrot Soup

1 large onion, chopped 2 pounds carrots, chopped or shredded in a food processor 6 cups bouillon 1 tablespoon ground coriander pinch cayenne, to taste 1 cup quick-cooking or rolled oats freshly ground black pepper to taste chopped cilantro or Italian parsley for garnish (optional) Combine all ingredients, except the cilantro or parsley, in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce...

Chick Pea Gumbo

Chick peas crop up everywhere in my recipes -- in curries, soups, salads and pasta sauces. Here, they are combined with okra and the other classic gumbo ingredients for a hearty dish with a southern flair. 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, cut up 1 dried red pepper, crumbled 1...

Vietnamese Fisherman’s Soup II

4 cups fish stock 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 3 green onions, sliced 1 6" piece lemongrass, crushed, or grated rind of one lemon 1/4 t. hot pepper sauce 2...

Hawaiian Slaw

1 medium head cabbage, shredded 6 carrots, shredded or grated 1 16-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot 1 teaspoon. fennel seeds (optional) 1/2 cup mayonnaise Combine the ingredients and chill.  8 servings

Tomatoes with Pepper Salsa

1 green or red bell pepper, chopped fine 6 green onions, minced (white part) 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup cilantro or Italian parsley leaves, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced, or to taste ½ teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 very ripe tomatoes Romaine lettuce leaves, torn into bite size pieces 2 cups bean sprouts Combine all ingredients...

Basic Kasha (Buckwheat Groats)

1 cup kasha 2 cups bouillon Bring the bouillon to a boil, stir in the kasha and return to boiling. Reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the kasha is tender and the liquid is absorbed. If you wish, you can toast the kasha in a dry frying pan before...

Corn-off-the-Cob Chowder

1 onion, chopped 10 ears fresh corn 4 cups chicken bouillon 1 teaspoon oregano pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 1 red bell pepper, chopped freshly ground black pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or flat (Italian) parsley (optional) Saute the onion in 1/2 cup of the bouillon for 5-10 minutes, or until softened. Meanwhile, cut the kernels off the...

Lima Bean Soup

2 onions, chopped 6 medium red potatoes, chopped 6 cups bouillon 1 teaspoon dried thyme pinch cayenne, to taste 4 cups frozen baby lima beans 1 cup chopped cilantro or flat parsley (save a little for ganish) 2 cups plain yogurt Black pepper Roasted red peppers, cut in strips (optional) Olives (preferably Greek-style), pitted and cut in chunks (optional) Bring the onions, potatoes, bouillon, thyme...

Chuckwagon Beans

1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup canned tomato sauce 1 teaspoon bouillon granules or 1 bouillon cube 2 tart apples, cored and cut into bite-size pieces 1/4 cup dried cherries or golden raisins 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste (or use artificial sweetener to taste) 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring, or to...

Algerian Vegetable Casserole

3 cups bouillon 2 onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 red potatoes, diced 1 small sweet potato, diced 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, cut in pieces 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/4 teaspoon harissa, or bottled hot sauce, to taste 2 small zucchini, sliced 1 6-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained 1 16-ounce can chick peas, undrained 1/4 cup chopped Italian...

Fruity Pebbles

3 cups mixed dried fruits of your choice 1 cup finely chopped pecans grated rind of 1 lemon 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ, plus more for rolling 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons chocolate-orange liqueur (optional) Chop the fruits in a food processor or chopping bowl to blend. Combine the fruit mixture with the remaining ingredients. Shape into small (½") balls...

Speedy Creole Bean Stew

2 cups bouillon 1 16-ounce bag frozen onion-pepper mix 1 bag baby spinach leaves (or use frozen spinach) 1 teaspoon liquid smoke seasoning 1 teaspoon Cajun spice mix pinch cayenne, or to taste 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup bulgur 1 16-ounce can kidney beans 2-4 tablespoons rice vinegar Bring the bouillon, vegetables and spices to a boil in a large pot. Stir in...

Italian Lentil Soup

1 cup lentils 6 cups bouillon 2 onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced pinch cayenne, or to taste 1 teaspoon oregano 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup bulgur 1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 2 10-ounce bags baby spinach leaves (or use frozen spinach) Freshly ground black pepper to taste Combine all ingredients but the spinach and black pepper...

Spicy Garden Pea Soup

6 cups bouillon 2 onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, pressed 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric pinch cayenne, or to taste 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 2 cups canned Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 4 cups fresh or frozen green peas Freshly ground black pepper Bring the onions, garlic, seasonings and bouillon...

Mexican Vegetable Stew

3 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, sliced 1 sweet red pepper, cut in strips 1 green pepper, cut in strips 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups bouillon 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or hot pepper sauce, to taste 2 medium red potatoes, diced 1 medium sweet potato, diced 2 cups...

Popeye’s Special

1 cup lentils 6 cups bouillon 2 onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced pinch cayenne, or to taste 1/2 t. oregano 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup bulgur (see note), or one cup of any cooked whole grain such as barley or brown rice 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1 28-oz. can plum tomatoes, chopped 1 lb. spinach, torn in pieces Freshly ground black pepper to...

Mediterranean Salad

4 large ripe tomatoes, diced 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced 1 sweet onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped Combine all ingredients and chill at least 20 minutes. 4 servings Note: Check the yogurt label to be sure that it has live culture to get the benefits of beneficial...

Lemony Lentil-Spinach Soup

8 cups bouillon 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 cups lentils 1 medium red potato, cut in 1/2" cubes 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin pinch cayenne, to taste 1 10-ounce bag baby spinach leaves Juice of one lemon Freshly ground pepper Put the bouillon, onion, garlic, celery, lentils, potatoes and spices in a large pot and bring...

Mother’s Spinach Salad

For the Dressing: 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons prepared Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon celery seed freshly ground pepper to taste For the Salad: 1 10-ounce bag baby spinach leaves 4 clementines or small tangerines, peeled and sectioned OR 1 cup canned mandarin orange sections, drained 1 bunch green onions, white part only, sliced thin 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Stir the dressing...

Split Pea and Barley Stew

1/2 cup uncooked barley 1 cup split peas 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups bouillon 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander pinch cayenne, to taste 2 carrots, chopped 2 medium red potatoes, cut in 1/2" pieces juice of 1 lemon 1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley freshly ground black pepper yogurt for garnish (optional) Bring the barley, split peas, onion, garlic, bouillon and spices...

Kamut Biryani

1 lb. kamut, steamed with 1 tablespoon garam masala spice mix or 1 t. each cinnamon, ground cloves and ground coriander (Recipe uses 4 cups of the cooked kamut; leftovers make great salads) 1 sweet onion, chopped 1...

Mushroom Nibbles

1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil 1 onion, sliced thin 1 teaspoon garlic salt 2 teaspoons dried parsley or oregano 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional) 2 8-ounce boxes small button mushrooms (or large ones cut in quarters) Combine all ingredients except the mushrooms in a pot and bring to a boil. Add the mushrooms, reduce...

Orange Lentil-Root Veggie Soup

1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot 6 cups bouillon 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon tumeric pinch of cayenne, to taste 1 cup orange lentils 4 carrots, sliced 4 parsnips, sliced (or substitute 4 more carrots) 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced juice of one lemon Yogurt for garnish (optional) Bring the onion, garlic, gingerroot and 1/2...

Morning Mush

Contributed by eZine reader Dr. Robert Rodensky, who notes that it may look a little disgusting but it's delicious! Dry ingredients: 1/4 cup Bran Buds 1/4 cup mixed nuts and seeds 1 teaspoon flaxseed (whole, crushed or ground; optional) Moist ingredients: 1/3 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) 2 teaspoons dark cocoa powder 1/4 cup cooked whole grains (barley, brown rice, wheatberries, oats,...

Three Sisters Soup

The "Three Sisters" are corn, beans and squash, which were grown together by American Indians. The beans climbed on the corn stalks and returned nitrogen to the soil, and the low-growing squash vines shaded all the roots and kept weeds from sprouting. They can all be combined in one pot of delicious soup! 3 pounds...