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Summer Vegetable Curry

2 Vidalia onions (or other sweet onions), chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 cup bouillon+ 1 extra teaspoon of bouillon granules 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon tumeric pinch cayenne or to taste, ...

Shellfish Creole

1 onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup bouillon 1 cup canned Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 1 teaspoon oregano pinch cayenne, or to taste 4 cups cooked brown rice or barley 1 pound cooked lobster, crab or shrimp, or surimi, in bite-size pieces 1 cup frozen peas 1/2 cup sliced pimento-stuffed olives lime slices for garnish Hot pepper sauce...

Cold Red Bell Pepper Soup

3 large red bell peppers 4 leeks, sliced (white part only) 2 cups stock 2 cups buttermilk Pepper to taste Roast the peppers over a gas flame or broil until the skin is charred. Place in a paper bag and allow to cool. Peel the peppers, remove stems and seeds, and cut into chunks. Bring stock to a boil,...

Hummus

1 16-ounce can chick peas, drained 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup tomato sauce Juice of one lemon 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground caraway Pinch cayenne, to taste 2 tablespoon fresh cilantro or parsley leaves, chopped Black pepper to taste Puree all ingredients in a blender. Serve as a dip for raw vegetables. Yield: about 2 cups

Diana Cooks her Extra-Quick Chili

Watch Diana put together the fastest possible pot of chili, to serve over your cooked brown rice or other whole grains for a one-dish meal. Add a tossed green salad if you like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLwzlND5wn0 Now that you've seen how easy it is, try the recipe yourself! Extra Quick Chili

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...

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...

Smoky Bean Pot

2 onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 green peppers, chopped 2 cups bouillon 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 tablespoons mild paprika pinch cayenne, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke 2 tablespoons tomato paste 4 medium potatoes, cut in chunks 2 carrots, sliced 1/2 pound portobello mushrooms, cut in chunks 1 16-ounce can pink beans or kidney beans, drained 1 10-ounce bag frozen corn-black bean...

Quick Shrimp Curry

Shrimp curry from one of Diana's mother's favorite recipes

Dave’s Zucchini “Pasta” with Shrimp

3-4 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 4 anchovy filets (optional) 1/2 pound peeled shrimp 1/2 cup chopped onions 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into small pieces 2 medium zucchini, "spiralized" into pasta (see note below) or cut into matchstick strips Fresh oregano to taste, or about 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Freshly ground black pepper to taste Shredded parmesan cheese (optional) Heat the...

Moroccan Onion Relish (for fish steaks)

Note: This relish is delicious with broiled, baked or steamed fish. Try it with halibut or salmon steaks or the seafood of your choice. Serve with lemon wedges. 2 pounds onions, peeled, halved and cut crosswise into thick slices 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Pinch of ground allspice or cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground...

Mediterranean Clams and Beans

1 large onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 cup bouillon 1 cup white wine (optional; substitute more bouillon if you wish) 2 cups canned tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon oregano 1 clove garlic, minced, or 1 teaspoon garlic paste pinch cayenne or Tabasco sauce to taste 1 16-ounce can small white beans or pink beans, drained 1 or 2...

Ratatouille with Baby Potatoes

Easy, healthful recipe for Ratatouille with baby potatoes

Mussels with Tomatoes & Basil

4 pounds mussels 1 cup white wine or bouillon 2 cloves garlic, pressed 6 ripe tomatoes, and chopped OR 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up) 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves Freshly ground pepper Scrub the mussels and remove their beards. Discard any with cracked or open shells. Bring the wine, garlic and tomatoes to a boil in a...

One-Arm Seafood Chili

Even with your arm in a cast, you can serve a tasty, healthful meal in half an hour. No chopping; open all the packages with scissors. 2 26-ounce boxes chopped tomatoes (such as Parmalat brand - see note) 2 cups bouillon 1 teaspoon oregano 1 tablespoon mild chili powder pinch cayenne, to taste salt to taste 2 16-ounce bags frozen Tex-Mex...

Kamut-Lentil Salad

1 cup dry green or brown lentils (see note below) 6 cups bouillon 2 cups cooked kamut, barley or other whole grain of your choice 1 bunch green onions, sliced (white parts only) 1 red bell pepper chopped 1 cup sliced baby carrots 1/4 cup light Italian dressing 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin pinch cayenne or a dash of hot sauce, to taste lettuce...

Banana Rice Pudding

4 ripe bananas, sliced 2 cups cooked brown rice, oats or barley 1/4 cup almond milk or plain yogurt 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon dessert spice blend or cinnamon Combine the bananas and whole grains ingredients in a microwaveable dish.  If the grains or bananas are cold, microwave the mixture for a minute or two to take the...

Moroccan Chickpea and Barley Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup diced prosciutto or other cured ham (optional) 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup chopped celery 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 6 cups bouillon 3/4 cup barley 1/4 teaspoon harissa, or more to taste (see note #1, below) 3 15-ounce cans chick peas or 4 cups of cooked chickpeas (see note #2) Juice of one...

Quick Moroccan Vegetable Stew

2 cups bouillon 1 cup whole wheat couscous 1 bag frozen onion-pepper mix 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables (i.e., broccoli, carrots & cauliflower) 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained 1 15-ounce can chick peas, undrained 2 teaspoons bouillon granules or crushed bouillon cubes 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 teaspoon Harissa Sauce or bottled hot pepper sauce, to taste lemon wedges for garnish...

Syrian Egg-Tomato Stew

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste 1/2 cup pitted green olives (good ones from the deli section if possible), cut in halves or chunks 6 eggs Salt and pepper to taste (optional) Cooked brown rice,...

Spaghetti Squash Soup

1 spaghetti squash 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 6 cups bouillon 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, broken up pinch cayenne pepper, to taste 1/2 cup chopped Italian (flat) parsley Freshly ground pepper to taste Harissa or bottled hot pepper sauce such as Tabasco(optional) Prepare the spaghetti squash in the microwave or oven (see below -- I recommend using your microwave). Meanwhile, put...

Grecian Garbanzo Stew

2 onions, chopped 1/2 cup bouillon 2 carrots, sliced 1 28-oz. can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained 1 tablespoon Greek Spice Blend (or 2 teaspoons oregano plus 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind) ...

Fruity Seafood Salad

1 7-ounce packet salmon or tuna, 2 cups cooked shrimps, or other cooked seafood of your choice 1 small fresh pineapple cut in bite-size pieces, or 1 can pineapple tidbits, drained 1 small cantaloupe, cut in bite-size pieces 1 cup grapes 2 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced 1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1/4 cup rice vinegar, or to taste Lettuce...

Spinach-Artichoke Dip or Dressing

1 10-ounce bag spinach leaves 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 can white beans, drained 1 bunch green onions, sliced (white part) 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves or flat-leaf parsley, chopped pinch cayenne, to taste juice of one lemon 2 6-ounce jars marinated artichoke hearts, chopped fine (including the liquid) Place all ingredients except the artichokes in a blender or food processor and...

Quinoa Tabbouleh

1 12-ounce box quinoa 5 cups bouillon 1 red onion, chopped 2 large, ripe tomatoes, chopped 1 cup chopped Italian (flat) parsley, or a combination of parsley and mint juice of 2 lemons 1 cup plain yogurt 2 teaspoons ground cumin Freshly ground pepper, to taste Bring the bouillon to a boil in a pot, stir in the quinoa and return to boiling....

Fall Fruit Curry

1 cup bouillon or water 1 teaspoon mild curry powder 1 teaspoon apple pie spice or dessert spice blend 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoons brown sugar, or sweetener to taste (optional) 4 tart apples, cored and cut in bite-size pieces 2 pears, cored and cut in bite-size pieces 2 cups fresh or frozen peaches, cut in bite size pieces 1...

Seafood Kabobs

Don't overcook the shrimp; they dry out quickly. 1 pound medium or large shrimp, peeled 1 pound halibut steaks (or other firm white fish), cut in 1" cubes 1/2 pound sea scallops 2 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks (reserve the juice) 1 box cherry or grape tomatoes 2 green peppers, cut into 1" squares Lemon wedges Freshly ground pepper Cooked wild rice...

Two-Bean Cabbage Slaw

1 16-ounce can red kidney beans, drained 1 16-ounce can chick peas, drained 1 small head cabbage, slivered 1 small onion, chopped 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped 1 tablespoon fennel seeds Peppercorn ranch or other light dressing of your choice Combine the vegetables and chill. When ready to serve, stir in the dressing to reach the consistency you like. 6-8...

Cuban Mango Salad

1 small sweet onion, chopped 2 mangoes, peeled and chopped 1 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups cooked, chilled brown rice or barley 1/2 cup chopped cilantro or Italian parsley 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 teaspoon ground cumin Bottled hot pepper sauce to taste Combine all ingredients and chill. 4-6 servings

Southwest Paella

1 large onion, chopped 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1/2" chunks 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups chicken or fish bouillon 2 tablespoons mild chili powder or southwestern spice blend 2 teaspoons oregano pinch cayenne, to taste 1/2 pound spicy Italian sausage (poultry, seafood or meat) 1 28-ounce can crushed Italian plum tomatoes 1 pound cleaned squid, cut in 1/4" rings 1 pound...