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  • Lentil Soup with Chorizo
    Lentil Soup with Chorizo

    Ingredients Lentil Soup with Chorizo: 2.5 pint chicken stock 7 oz. chorizo chopped into small cubes 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 2 cloves of garlic chopped finely 7oz. yellow lentils (or red) pepper Salt 2 shallots 2 tsp of smoked paprika 1 tbsp of sunflower oil 2 tsp of tomato purée Instructions: Method In a large pan, heavy bottomed pan heat the oil on a medium high heat and add the shallot and garlic. Fry for a minute or so allowing the shallot and garlic to soften. Add the chorizo and stir through giving it about 30 seconds to give off its colour and flavour. If you are using raw chorizo you may wish to give it a little bit more time here. Remember though, it will have enough time to…

  • Penne Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese
    Penne Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese

    Penne Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese             Ingredients: 8 oz of penne pasta (I used Trader Joe’s High Fiber Pasta) 4 cups of water 1 cup low sodium chicken broth 5 cups broccoli florets (I used frozen) 1/2 Tbsp. basil leaves 1/4 tsp. ground pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 tsp. Parmesan cheese Instructions: In a large pot add water and bring to a boil. Then, add pasta and cook until done about 6 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the broth, basil, black pepper, garlic, and broccoli in a large skillet over medium heat bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the broccoli is tender-crisp. Add the pasta to the broccoli mixture and toss…

  • White Wine Vinegar Spanish Boquerones
    White Wine Vinegar Spanish Boquerones

    Boquerones are small, fresh anchovies. Accompanied by crisp, fresh Spanish bread, a glass of ruby-red wine or refreshing Asturian cider, they are a delight to eat. Methods for preparing boquerones tend to vary slightly. However, the basic principles are always the same. You first have to clean and fillet the fish, which is simple enough, but rather tedious until you get the hang of it. Next, you soak the fillets, either in white wine vinegar or a mixture of half vinegar and half water. The vinegar will clean and bleach the fish and also soften any remaining little bones. Some people sprinkle the fish with salt; others feel that the fish is salty enough already. The fish has to be left for a…

  • Pomegranate Mediterranean Style Salad
    Pomegranate Mediterranean Style Salad

    For many, warmer weather means eating lighter and healthier. Here’s a quick, new recipe for a Summer Delight Salad. The sliced almonds help to give it a Mediterranean accent. Ingredients: 3/4 cup pomegranate 8 cups torn spinach or mixed greens 1 cup grilled chicken breast (optional) 1/3 cup sliced red onion raspberry vinaigrette dressing Directions: In large bowl, toss half the pomegranate and the next 4 ingredients. Arrange onto salad plates; top with grilled chicken and remaining pomegranate. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad. Makes 4 to 6 salads. Pomegranates are nutrient dense, vitamin rich and have long been used to add flavor and crunch to dishes from different parts…

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