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These Are Sandwiches?

Cucumber-Sandwiches

Today is a brief departure from the usual form of my recipes. Usually I give a specific ingredient list, detailed instructions and nutritional data. Today, I am just going to give you an idea.Where you take it will be solely

Posted in Cucumber, Easy, Sandwich, Vegetables

Smoked Salmon, Cucumber and Yogurt Bites

Salmon-and-Cucumber-Bites

Smoked Salmon Cucumber and Yogurt BitesMakes approximately 30-40 1 loaf cocktail rye bread (2″ square slices)1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (non-fat, if you want, which is what I had on hand)1 -2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced into thin wheelsSmoked salmon

Posted in Appetizer, Cucumber, Easy, Salmon, Yogurt

Walnut-Pear Bleu Cheese Salad

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Walnut-Pear Bleu Cheese Salad with Maple-Mustard VinaigretteServes 2 A double-handful of mixed greens1/2 of a ripe pear, thinly sliced1/2 of a cucumber, thinly sliced1 tablespoon walnut pieces1 tablespoon bleu cheese crumbles Place greens in a bowl. Add dressing, toss to

Posted in Balsamic, Bleu Cheese, Cucumber, Nuts, Pears, Salad, Side DIsh, Vegan, Vegetarian, Vinegar

Homemade Pickles

Pickles

Homemade PicklesServes: 48 spears 2-4 one quart jars with lids. 12 small pickle cucumbers (approximately 4 inches long)1 medium onion, peeled and sliced 3 cups white vinegar4 cups water1 tablespoon sugar2.5 teaspoons kosher salt2 teaspoons black peppercorns2 teaspoon dill seed2

Posted in Cucumber, Side DIsh

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian-Chicken-Salad

Asian Chicken SaladServes 2 Remember Last Friday’s recipe? The Grilled Chicken and the Hoisin BBQ sauce? Well, this recipe uses 2 left over chicken quarters and the remaining Hoisin BBQ sauce. Skin the chicken and remove the bones. Roughly chop

Posted in Asian, Cabbage, Chicken, Cucumber, Salad

Grilled Stuffed Lake Trout

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Grilled Stuffed Lake Trout (served with a Creamy Cucumber Salad)Serves 2-4 2 whole trout, cleaned (each about 12-16 ounces)Fresh herbs Preheat your grill for 5 minutes on high heat.  Use a wire brush to remove any previous residue. Prepare your

Posted in Basil, Cucumber, Fish, Grilled, Rosemary

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs, Creamy Cucumber-Olive Salad and Herbed Polenta

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Oven Roasted Chicken ThighsServe 4 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 cup red onion, diced3 garlic cloves Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag, seal and refrigerate for 2-4 hours, turning occasionally. Preheat oven to 400. Place chicken

Posted in Chicken, Creamy, Cucumber, Feta, Garlic, Olives, Polenta, Side DIsh

Summer Quinoa Salad

Summer-Quinoa-Salad

Summer Quinoa Salad Serves 8 (1/2 cup portions) 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa1/2 cup red onion, diced1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, minced1 large bell pepper (any color) minced1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, then diced4 tablespoons red wine vinegar2 tablespoons olive oil1/2

Posted in Cucumber, Peppers, Quinoa, Salad, Side DIsh

Two Different Bean Salads

Four-Bean-and-Chickpea-Salads

Chickpea SaladServes 10 (1/2 cup portions)1 cup dried chickpeas (or 3 cups canned)1 large cucumber, seeded and diced1 cup diced red bell pepper2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced1 tablespoon olive oil2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1.  Prepare dried beans according

Posted in Beans, Cucumber, Garlic, Onion, Peppers, Salad, Side DIsh

Asian Chicken Salad

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Asian Chicken SaladServes 2 (as a BIG main course salad) or 4 (as smaller side salads) 4 cups chopped Napa cabbage1 cup chopped snow pea pods1 cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded and chopped1 cup fresh bean sprouts1/2 cup bell pepper (red or

Posted in Asian, Cabbage, Chicken, Cucumber, Ginger, Peppers

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