Onolish Muffin Tin Lasagna!

Bechamel Creamy Goodness Sauce: 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour (I have even used whole wheat flour) 1 1/2 cups reduced fat milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tsp of minced garlic Lasagna Muffins: 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 lb italian sausage (out of casing) 1 tsp of […]

Jalapeno Bacon Jam

7 slices of bacon (about 1/2 pound) 1 or 2 or 3 jalapeno peppers, seeds and ribs removed* 1/2 onion 1/2 green bell pepper 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tsp. salt 2/3 cup strong coffee (brewed, not grounds) Heat cast-iron skillet on medium […]

Ma Po Tofu

1.5 tbsp of hot bean paste 1.5 tbsp of shoyu 1 lb tofu (cubed) 1 tbsp of cooking oil 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 chopped shallot (optional) 1/2 lb ground pork 1 cup chopped vegetables (peppers, mushrooms, whatever leftovers you have) 1/2 tbsp white ppper (optional) 1 tbsp hoisin 1 tsp […]

Watercress Pesto

1 cup pecans or walnuts or almonds 2 T. sunflower seeds 2 cups packed watercress 1 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup olive oil juice of one lemon OR 4 T. plus from bottle 3 garlic cloves salt + ground black pepper Dry toast the nuts and seeds in a pan (put in toaster […]

Basil Pesto

2 cups packed fresh basil leaves, washed and drained well and patted dry 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup olive oil plus a tablespoon or more if it seems dry 1 or more garlic cloves 1/4 nuts (pine, almond, or walnut) 2 T. dry roasted sunflower seeds Adapted from Sunset’s Italian Cook Book […]

Cold Cucumber Soup

4 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, cut into large dice (about 3 cups) 1 serrano pepper, about the size of an adult woman’s baby finger 2 or more cloves of garlic, chopped 1 cup broth,vegetable or chicken 2 cups plain Greek yogurt Salsa Combine the cucumbers, pepper, garlic, broth, and yogurt in a food processor, and […]