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Mushroom Goulash

The origins of goulash have been traced to the 9th century, to stews eaten by Magyar (Hungarian) shepherds. Before setting out with their flocks, the shepherds prepared a portable stock of food by slowly cooking cut-up meats with onions and other … Continue reading

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Savory Ojai Pasties

So what’s a pasty? No, it’s not what Carol Doda wore. The best way to describe a pasty is to say it’s a pot pie without the pot. They are thought to have been the culinary invention of the Cornish in … Continue reading

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Grilled Tofu with Coriander and Jalapeño Marinade

Here’s another summer grill recipe I think you’ll like. It combines the complementary flavors of cilantro, coriander and jalapeno in an easy-to-make marinade that is wonderfully absorbed by the tofu. Grilling adds another layer of flavor. Who says tofu can’t be … Continue reading

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Quinoa Risotto

Quinoa has been called the soul food of the Andes. It is pronounced “keen-wah” and comes from Peru and Bolivia. To the altiplano Indians who live in this region it is a nutritional super food and more valuable than gold.

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Hearty Chili Bean Soup (slow cooker)

I first developed this as a chili for the many chili cook-off events in which I used to participate. Our son, Robert, helped serve at the cook-offs. Although the chili never won any awards, it was unique, interesting, and a … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is an upside-down tart of apples or other fruit. According to the website WhatsCookingAmerica, legend has it that Tarte Tartin originated in France:

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Chanterelle Mushrooms with Dry Sherry

Chanterelle mushrooms are a good source of protein and fiber in addition to containing a substantial amount of B vitamins, copper, and other minerals. One cup of raw mushrooms has about 20 calories. Perhaps best of all, this mushroom goes well … Continue reading

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