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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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Avocado-Papaya Salad

One-fifth of a medium avocado, according to a Hass avocado website, has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals making it a, “good nutrient choice.” Papayas are very low in calories and contain no cholesterol. They are rich … 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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