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Zucchini Spaghetti Recipe

Ingredients:
4 small zucchini
1/2 pound cooked italian sausage links, cut up
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 large garlic clove, pressed
Several leaves of fresh basil, torn
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon oregano

Instructions:

Slice the unpeeled zucchini into ribbons, using a vegetable peeler and turning the squash as you go.

Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; when warm, add the pressed garlic. Saute briefly, then add the tomatoes and oregano. Let the sauce simmer uncovered for a few minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a skillet; when it’s hot, add the zucchini.

Stir for several minutes until the zucchini is soft and the edges are clear. Add salt and pepper to taste, then mix in the sauce. Add the sausage and stir well. Stir in the basil.

Scatter the Parmesan over the top.


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Broccoli and Sesame Seeds Recipe

Ingredients:
1 large head of broccoli
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper
¼ cup vegetable stock or water
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:
Cut the broccoli into florets. Pare the stems and cut them crosswise into thin slices.

Heat a large frying pan or wok over medium heat. Add the sesame seeds and cook, stirring almost constantly, about 1–2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Add the oil, soy sauce, and hot pepper to the pan and stir combine. Add the broccoli and stir-fry for about 2 minutes.

Pour in the vegetable stock (or water) and cover. Cook for about 2 minutes longer, or until crisp-tender. Stir in the sesame seeds and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.


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Steamed Brussel Sprouts with Garlic Recipe

Ingredients:
15 Brussels sprouts
1/2 stick butter
1 tablespoon chopped garlic

Instructions:

Cut the Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise, so each half still has a stalk-bit to hold it together. Steam the sprouts for 10 minutes. Cut the stems off.

Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a saucepan and mix in the sprouts. Mix in the garlic. Cook for 2 minutes over low heat.

Serve warm.

Servings: 2


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Celery Stuffed with Bleu Cheese and Cream Cheese Recipe

Ingredients:
6 large ribs of celery
1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
Heavy cream
Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Clean the ribs of celery and cut them into 3- to 4-inch pieces.

Mix the crumbled bleu cheese with the cream cheese, adding a little cream to make it smooth, if necessary. Add a little salt and pepper to taste.

Stuff into celery, and serve.

Yield: 18 pieces


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Celery with Sesame Recipe

Ingredients:
4 stalks celery
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoon sake
pinch of Stevia
4 teaspoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted and crushed
ground dried chili peppers

Instructions:

Cut celery into 2-inch segments. Cut each segment into lengthwise 1/4-inch strips.

Heat the oil in a frying pan over high heat and add the celery. Stir fry until just tender, about 1 minute.

Add the sake and Stevia and stir until the liquid has evaporated. Add the soy sauce and stir until the liquid is almost gone. Stir in chili pepper to taste.

Transfer to a dish and sprinkle with the sesame seeds ( Crush Sesame seeds by putting in a small plastic bag and roll with a rolling pin until crushed.)

Goes well with Japanese Foods

Serves 4


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Collard Greens Recipe

Ingredients:
2 lbs collard greens, tough stems discarded, leaves chopped
2 tablespoon medium onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons bacon fat
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon dark sesame oil
Chili pepper flakes, a pinch
Salt, a couple pinches

Instructions:

Use a large skillet with a tight fitting cover. Melt bacon fat and heat olive oil on medium heat. Sauté onion until transparent, a couple of minutes. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 20 seconds.

Mix in the greens, sesame oil, chili pepper flakes, and salt. Cover and cook until tender, 8-10 minutes.

Serve with barbecue sauce.

Serves 4.


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Roasted Peppers and Eggplant Frittata Recipe

Ingredients:
10 eggs
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cups finely chopped peeled eggplant
1 (12- to 13-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained & chopped
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

Whisk eggs, butter, cream, salt and pepper in medium bowl until well-blended.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in large ovenproof nonstick skillet (needs to be oven proof) over medium heat until hot. Cook and stir eggplant 5 to 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in bell peppers.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet; heat until hot. Pour egg mixture over vegetables. Cook, covered, over medium to low heat 12 to 15 minutes or until almost set, occasionally lifting edges with spatula and tilting skillet to allow uncooked egg to flow to bottom of skillet.

Heat broiler. Uncover skillet; sprinkle frittata with cheese. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges.

8 servings.


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Eggplant Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:
1 medium sized eggplant
6-8 slices cheese with pepperoni, mozzarella, etc.
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano


Instructions:

Slice the eggplant lengthwise, about 1/2″ thick. (Use the rest of the eggplant for something else).

Grill for 4-5 minutes until eggplant slices become crispy. Put a sheet of cheese on each. When melted, sprinkle on basil and oregano. Serve warm.

Servings 3-4 depending on size of eggplant.


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Grilled Tofu with a Mediterranean Chopped Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
14 ounces extra-firm tofu, preferably water-packed
Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Instructions:

Preheat grill.

Whisk lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of this mixture for basting.

Drain and rinse tofu; pat dry. Cut the block crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices and place in a shallow glass dish. Add remaining marinade and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or for up to 8 hours.

Meanwhile, make Mediterranean Chopped Salad.

Lightly oil the grill rack. Drain the tofu, discarding marinade. Grill the tofu over medium-high heat, basting occasionally with reserved lemon juice mixture, until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side

Serve immediately, topped with the salad.

Makes 4 servings


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Japanese Cucumber Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cucumber
3 tablespoon vinegar
3 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package Stevia
dash salt
dash white pepper
dash ginger
Alternative: Add 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil for an additional flavor.


Instructions:

Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Use a spoon and scoop out the seeds so that each looks like a cucumber canoe. Now cut the cucumber horizontally into 1/4″ to 1/2″ half moons.

Put half moons into a bowl and add in all remaining ingredients. Mix. Put into a container, seal, and shake well to mix again. Put this in the fridge for a few hours to marinate.

You can eat the cucumber plain, or over your favorite salad mixings.

Makes 2 servings


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