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Balsamic-braised onions

Serves 4-6

  1. 2tb olive oil
  2. 2tb butter
  3. 1lb cipollini onions, peeled
  4. 2 fresh herb sprigs or bay leaves
  5. 1tsp brown sugar
  6. 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  7. 1/2 cup water or stock
  • Cook 1-3 for 5-7 minutes. Add 4-7 and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Serve.
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Rice pilaf for 2

Serves 2

  1. 1-1/4 cups water
  2. 1tb butter or olive oil
  3. 1 shallot
  4. 3/4 cup long-grain rice, rinsed and dried
  5. 1/4tsp salt
  6. 1/8tsp pepper
  • Bring water to a boil. Meanwhile, cook 2-3 for 2 minutes. Add rice and cook for 2 minutes. Add water and 5-6, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
  • Take off-heat, fluff and cover for 10 minutes. Serve.

Tagliatelle with artichokes, parmesan and lemon-chili bread crumbs

Omit anchovy to make vegan

Serves 6

  1. 4 cups artichoke hearts, quartered
  2. 6tb olive oil
  3. 2/3 cup bread crumbs or 2 processed slices of bread
  4. 3/8tsp red pepper flakes
  5. 1-1/2tb lemon zest
  6. 4 cloves garlic
  7. 1tsp oregano
  8. 2 anchovy fillets
  9. 1/2 cup white wine
  10. 1lb tagliatelle
  11. 1/2 cup parmesan
  12. 4tb parsley
  • Soak artichokes in fresh water for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 2tb oil in a 12in skillet and toast bread crumbs for 3-5 minutes. Add 1/4tsp red pepper flakes and continue toasting for 1-2 minutes. Add 1tb lemon zest and set aside.
  • Dry artichokes and brown in 1tb oil for 7-9 minutes. Add 6-8 and remaining red pepper flakes for 1 minute. Deglaze with wine and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, cook and drain tagliatelle, reserving 1-1/2 cups cooking water. Add tagliatelle back to pot with 1 cup cooking water, 11-12, remaining lemon zest and oil and artichoke mixture. Add remaining water as necessary, top with bread crumbs and serve.

 

Slow cooker cuban black beans

Omit ham hock to make vegan

Serves 6

  1. 6 cups water
  2. 1lb black beans
  3. 12oz ham hock
  4. 2 bay leaves
  5. 1 onion
  6. 1 green bell pepper
  7. 6 cloves garlic
  8. 2tsp dried oregano
  9. 1/2tb cumin
  10. 1/2 cup cilantro
  11. Juice from 1 lime
  • Cook 1-4 on high for 8-9 hours.
  • Meanwhile, microwave 5-9 for 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain beans, discarding bay leaves and reserving 1-1/2 cup liquid and ham hock. Add liquid, veggies and 1/3 of beans to slow cooker and mash. Shred hock and add to slow cooker along with remaining beans and 10-11. Beans can rest for up to 2 hours on warm setting at this point. Serve.

Slow cooker baked beans

Omit pork to make vegan

Serves 6

  1. 1 onion
  2. 6oz salt pork or bacon, cut into 1/2in pieces
  3. 1/2tsp salt
  4. 6 cups water
  5. 1lb navy beans
  6. 2 bay leaves
  7. 5tb molasses
  8. 4tb brown sugar
  9. 1tb soy sauce
  10. 4tsp cider vinegar
  11. 2tsp dry mustard
  • Microwave 1-3 for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to crockpot with 4-6 and 2tb each 7-8. Cook on high for 8-9 hours or until tender.
  • Drain, reserving 3/4 cup liquid and discarding bay leaves. Return to crockpot with remaining ingredients on high for 10 minutes and serve.

Gazpacho

Serves 4

  1. 2 8oz tomatoes, cored, pulp chopped and fruit cut into 1/4in pieces
  2. 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4in pieces
  3. 1 cucumber, seeded and cut into 1/4in pieces
  4. 2 shallots
  5. 2 cloves garlic
  6. 4tb sherry vinegar
  7. 2 cups tomato juice
  8. 6 ice cubes
  9. 2tb olive oil
  10. 4tb parsley
  • Combine 1-6 and rest for 5 minutes. Add 7-8 and chill 4 hours – 2 days. Discard any ice, top with 9-10 and serve.