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Sweet Potato Soup

Here is a recipe for Sweet Potato Soup that my friend Anne Roos made and was so delicious I asked her to share it with us. Ingredients 2 tbsp. oil 1 c. onion, chopped & sauté slightly 1 c. carrots, chopped 4 c. sweet potatoes, chopped 1 rounded tsp. mild Indian curry paste 1 tsp. […]

Phil’s Orchard Sandwich

This is one that Phil Keaggy introduced me to, and here in Tennessee it is best in the short season when the fresh peaches come in from Georgia. At this time of year, the peaches are so sweet that you don’t need any sugar. Ingredients Fresh multi-grain bakery bread (or home-made!) Fresh tree-ripened peaches in […]

Poached Salmon with Apple Cider Cream Sauce

Word is beginning to spread that I tour as somewhat of a gourmet! This is one of the beautiful courses my hosts, the Douglas family, served on October 26, 2007 in Ashland, VA. It is served with basmati rice and fresh asparagus and rates as one of my favorites! Submitted by Jack Douglas Ingredients 2 […]

Sea Scallops a la Ventana

In Big Sur, CA. we had the pleasure of hiking through some of the most beautiful scenery, followed by truly fine dining. Here is a simple recipe graciously shared by Ventana Restaurant. Ingredients Fresh sea scallops Canola oil and olive oil White Wine Sliced mushrooms Butter Truffle oil (optional) Instructions Sear scallops in a mixture […]

Tomato Badh a la Tech Support

Whenever I’m put on hold on with tech support waiting for something to download, I ask for Indian recipes. This one was from 20-year old, Karehit from Chennai. This recipe easier than most and uses ingredients that I can find here. Ingredients 1 tomato 1 onion Chili powder (to taste) Salt (to taste) Bread 2 […]

Chez Keith’s Magic Marinara on Penne

Here is one from our former webmaster, Keith, that has its roots in a dish prepared by his Italian neighbor when he was growing up. She made this dish as a casserole but he has turned it into a pasta sauce. He’s made it hundreds of times for his family who still enjoys it to […]

Deep Chocolate Cake with Chocolate/Raspberry Glaze

OK, I’m not usually big on chocolate cake, but this one was served to me by the folks at Future Studios in Sedona, AZ (most of the volunteers from a friendly local vegan community). The recipe is derived from the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. Ingredients 1 1/2 c. unbleached white flour 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa […]

Muriel’s Marvelous Asparagus

This is probably the only dish I prepare in a microwave, but it works so well, and is a great last-minute addition of elegance and color, and is a lovely compliment to any dinner. Ingredients Small bunch asparagus 1 tbsp. hazelnut oil (or other nut oil, or olive oil) 1/2 tsp. sea salt Instructions Cut […]

Java Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

We had a lovely dinner at this restaurant in CA and the executive chef/owner Paul Sainoi serenaded us on the Thai instrument that his grandfather gave him. This is his grandmother’s recipe. “Thank you very much for dining with us. See you on your next trip! Have a great season.” – Paul Sainoi Executive Chef and Coowner […]

Hippy Cookies

I’ve made these for my friends at home, in CA, and in England (baking soda is bicarbonate of soda there!) Basically, I put everything I put in my oatmeal in the morning and bake it into a cookie with bananas to sweeten and hold it together! Ingredients 3 c. bananas, smashed 2 c. raisins 4 […]