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BLT Pasta Salad

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BLT Pasta SaladServes Approximately 16 (one cup portions) 1 pound shell pasta8 slices of thick-cut bacon (ideally, low sodium)1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved (or quartered)2-3 cloves garlic, minced5 ounces fresh arugala1 bunch green onions, sliced, greens and whites Bring a

Posted in Arugala, Bacon, Easy, Garlic, Light, Pasta, Salad, Side DIsh, Tomato

Pan Seared Chicken, Roasted with Cherry Tomatoes and Olives

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Pan Seared Chicken, Roasted with Cherry Tomatoes and OlivesServes 6 1 tablespoon olive oil6 chicken thighs, skin-on, but excess trimmed2-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1/4 onion, diced1-2 pounds cherry (or grape) tomatoes, halved1/4 cup Kalamata olives, halved1/4 cup green olives, halved.

Posted in Chicken, Garlic, Olives, Roasted, Tomato, Wine

Baked Cod, Garlic Sauteed Spinach and Baked Fries

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Baked Cod with Garlic Spinach and Baked Fries This is an easy meal, that will be ready to eat about 45 minutes after you put the potatoes in the oven. Meals like this are healthy, easy, inexpensive (especially if you

Posted in Baked, Cod, Easy, Fish, Fries, Garlic, Healthy, Potato, Spinach

Classic Borsh (you might call it Borsht)

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BorshServes Many! (Approximately 24 portions, 1 cup each)Some people and cookbooks call this “borscht”. My Ukrainian-born friend who gave me this recipe says that it is supposed to be “borsh.” She was a Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces, and

Posted in Beer, Beets, Cabbage, Garlic, Russian, Satisfying. Warm, Soup, Stew, Ukrainian

Angel Hair Pasta and Fried Eggs

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Angel Hair Pasta and Fried Eggs Basic Instructions, you can vary as you wish: Boil pasta. While pasta boils, saute mashed garlic in olive oil until fragrant. Toss in panko, let the crumbs toast a bit. Remove to a bowl,

Posted in Easy, Eggs, Garlic, Olive Oil, Panko, Parmesan, Pasta

Christmas Dinner

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I had never made a boneless New York Strip roast before, and I broke my cardinal rule of party planning (never make a dish for the first time the day of the party.) Fortunately, as you can see above, all

Posted in Beef, Carrots, Feast, Garlic, Grilled, Peas, Potato, Roasted, Salad

Grilled French Bread Pizzas–Four Ways

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Grilled French Bread Pizzas, Four WaysEach pizza serves 2 or more, depending on if used as a meal or appetizerFrench bread loaf, 12 inches (approximately)Your choice of toppings (your options are infinite.) I used (from top to bottom): Cheesy Garlic

Posted in Bacon, Beef, Cheese, Garlic, Grilled, Mushrooms, Olives, Onion, Pizza

Garlic-Olive Oil Paste for Steaks

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Garlic Paste (it really isn’t a paste, but it isn’t a sauce either.)Enough for a 1.5 pound steak 2-4 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped (I used 2 large cloves)1 tablespoon olive oil1 teaspoon coarse salt (Kosher or the

Posted in Garlic, Grilled

Bacon-Spinach Mashed Potatoes

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Bacon-Spinach Mashed PotatoesServes 6 (approximately 1/2 cup or 4 ounces by weight) 3 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered1 teaspoon olive oil3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced1/4 cup (2.5 ounces by weight) Fage Greek yogurt2 tablespoon real bacon bits

Posted in Beef, Garlic, Potato, Roasted, Side DIsh, Spinach, Vegetables

Somali Bizbaz Sauce

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I found this recipe while listening to a podcast of American Public Radio’s The Splendid Table, and made a few minor changes to suit my personal tastes. This is based on a common Somali condiment.  It is creamy with a

Posted in Cilantro, Garlic, Lime, Sauce

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