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  • Banh Mi Sandwich

    Ingredients 3 to 4 french rolls ¼ daikon julienned or white carrot 1 carrot julienned 2 tbsp of rice vinegar 1 cucumber 1 jalapeno 1 large sprig of cilantro ½ red onion Pork marinade 2 thin pork cutlets 3 tbsp honey 2 tbsp dark sesame oil 1 tbsp coriander seed 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 tsp garlic diced 2 tsp ginger 1 tbsp chili flakes Spicy Mayo 2 tbsp Mayo 1 tbsp […]

  • Greek Beef Pita Pizzas

    3/4 lb. ground beef 1/4 cup onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, grated 2 cups pasta sauce 1/3 cup olives (black, green or Kalamata), chopped 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 6 white or whole wheat 10” whole pita bread rounds 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup baby spinach, chopped 2 large tomatoes, seeded, chopped 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup parsley, chopped Salt and Pepper, to taste   Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.   In a large skillet up […]

  • Rum Vanilla Creme Brulee

    Ingredients 1 tbsp vanilla extract 4 cups heavy cream 1 tbsp rum 2/3 cup granulated sugar Pinch of salt 12 large egg yolks 12 teaspoons of granulated sugar   Instructions   1. Combine 2 cups of the heavy cream, ⅔ cup sugar, rum and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a light boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.   2. Remove from heat and let stand 10-15 minutes.   3. Preheat steam oven to 275ºF […]

  • Greek Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

    Greek Burgers 1 lb. lean ground beef 2 garlic cloves, diced 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried dill 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons white or red onion, diced 4 hamburger buns, any kind Salt and Pepper, to taste Tzatziki Sauce 3 cups Greek yogurt 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove, minced 1 large cucumber, peeled, diced 1 tablespoon fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill Salt and Pepper, to taste Suggested Toppings Tomato slices Lettuce For […]

  • Beef and Veggie Summer Pasta

      Beef and Veggie Su mmer Pasta 16 oz. pasta, any shape 1 lb. lean ground beef 1/3 cup olive oil, divided 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1” pieces 1/2 lb. yellow squash, chopped 1/2 lb. zucchini, chopped 1/2 white or yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves 3-4 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves removed 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 3/4 cup beef stock 1/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated Fresh basil leaves, torn Salt and Pepper, to taste   Cook pasta […]

  • Watermelon, Avocado, Feta Salad with Mint

    3 pounds watermelon, cut into 1-inch chunks ¼ red onion, thinly sliced ¼ cup roughly chopped mint 3 ounces arugula 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 lime, zest and juice 3 tablespoons EVOO Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper 1 avocado, diced 3 ounces feta cheese   Add all ingredients except avocado and cheese to a large bowl and toss until watermelon is evenly dressed. Transfer salad to a wide shallow bowl or platter and top with avocado and feta. […]

  • Beef Taco Rollups

    1 lb. lean ground beef  1 cup white onion, diced 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 tablespoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans (or any beans, drained, rinsed) 2 cups Mexican blend or cheddar cheese, shredded 10-12 small or medium flour tortillas Salt and Pepper, to taste Suggested Toppings: Lettuce Salsa Cheese Chopped Tomatoes Chopped green onions Chopped cilantro Sour […]

  • Cumin Grilled Steak Quesadillas

    Ingredients Flank Steak 1 Sirloin Steak 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp chili powder ¼ tsp tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tsp coarse black pepper 1 tsp brown sugar   Homemade Flour tortilla 2 cups all purpose flour ½ tsp salt ¼ cup vegetable shortening 1 tsp baking powder ½ cup warm water (may possibly need to add more, up to 3/4 cup)   Quesadilla Ingredients ¼ cup queso blanco ¼ cup shredded pepper jack ¼ cup sharp shredded cheddar Cilantro for garnish […]

  • Beef BLT Sliders

    1 lb. ground beef 1 large egg 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons dried ranch seasoning 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce 12 dinner rolls, split 12 small slices cheddar cheese (size of the roll) 12 slices bacon, cooked, cut in half 1/2 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded 3 Roma tomatoes, cut into 12 slices Decorative toothpicks Salt and Pepper, to taste   Turn oven onto broil.   In a large […]

  • Greek-Seasoned T-Bone Steaks with Cucumber and Tomato Salad

    2 beef T-Bone or Porterhouse Steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 1 pound each) 1 medium lemon 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning 1 medium cucumber, cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin slices (about 2 cups) 2 cups halved grape tomatoes 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese Salt and pepper   Grate peel and squeeze 1 tablespoon juice from lemon. Combine Greek seasoning and lemon peel. Reserve 2 teaspoons mixture for salad. Press remaining mixture evenly onto beef steaks.   Place […]

  • Marinated White Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Mediterranean Couscous Salad

      2 lbs pork tenderloin ½ cup vegetable oil 1⁄2 cup white balsamic vinegar 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 1⁄2 teaspoons fresh minced basil 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon of kosher salt Mediterranean Couscous: 1 (16 oz.) package couscous 2 cups of veg stock stock 2 cups halved grape tomatoes 2 cups jarred cucumbers 1 1/2 cups chopped kalamata olives, pits removed 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil Dressing: 1/2 cup blood orange olive oil Juice of […]

  • Beef and Orzo Stuffed Peppers

    1/3 cup orzo pasta 4 bell peppers, any color 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 small onion, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, leaves removed from stem 1 teaspoon dried basil 3 garlic cloves, diced 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped 1/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese, shredded Salt and Pepper, to taste   Heat oven to 425°F.   Prepare orzo as directed on package.   For the pepper, cut in half leaving stem (cut through the stem). Remove […]