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Louisiana Oysters and Shrimp

4 cups water 2 bay leaves 1 pound shrimp 1 onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 green pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste 2 teaspoon fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 3 cups okra or green beans, cut in bite-size pieces (fresh...

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) ...

Peach Chutney

1 29-oz. can sliced peaches in syrup 1 cup raisins 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup vinegar 1 teaspoon ground cumin pinch cayenne, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 10 black peppercorns 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds Drain the syrup from the peaches into a large saucepan. Cut each peach slice into 3 or...

Curried Fruit Salad

1 cup seedless grapes, halved 1 orange, or 2 tangerines, peeled and sectioned 2 bananas, sliced 1 tart apple, cored and chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1/2 cup golden raisins 2 T....

Tofu Caesar Salad Dressing

4 garlic cloves, peeled 2 tablespoons Dijon style prepared mustard 1 package (12 ounces) tofu ΒΌ cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce or Asian fish sauce, or more to taste 1 teaspoon freshly...

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...