Recipes

Zucchini and Tomato Casserole
     From Mom Cantelmo's Kitchen:  This wonderful casserole comes from a book that I love quite a bit, The Unabridged Vegetable Cookbook by Nika Hazelton.  Your going to love this.6 Servings1/4 cup olive oil1 small onion

Swiss Chard with Oil and Lemon
      From Mom Cantelmo's Kitchen:  Swiss chard is a much loved green in Italian families.  This version is a favorite way the Romans prepare and enjoy Chard.4 Servings  (In our family we'd have to double this

Beet Bruschetta
      From Mom Cantelmo's Kitchen  This is a great starter for Summer get togethers.  We toast some good Italian bread, sliced thin, and enjoy great conversation with close friends. In addition to its great taste it

Creamy Italian Squash Soup
     This soup comes from the kitchen of Mom Cantelmo.  It's a good tasting soup served either warm or room temperature.  It's on Dad's top five soup list.1/4 cup olive oil4 cloves fresh carlic, about 2 teaspoons minced1

Bruscetta with Eggplant
Ingredients: 1 lg eggplant, in 1/2"" slices 1 sm red pepper 1 T extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced to a paste* 1 tsp balsamic vinegar (NOT regular vinegar) 1/4 C chopped Italian parsley Salt and pepper, to taste 1 baguette Ital

Brinjals (Eggplant, Ceylon Style)
Ingredients: 1 clove of garlic, peeled 2 eggplants, peeled 3/4 C bread crumbs 3 T grated onion 3 T chopped parsley 1/8 tsp powdered ginger 1/8 tsp. turmeric 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1/4 C melted butter Directions: Rub a casserole dish with the ga
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Pickled Eggplant with Mint and Honey
Ingredients: 1 pound small eggplants, blossom ends trimmed, cut into rounds about 3/8 inch thick 1 tablespoon kosher or other coarse salt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup extra-virgin o
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Eggplant Caponata
Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, unpeeled,cut in 1/2 inch cubes 1 large onion, chopped 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped 6 ripe tomatoes, chopped (or 1 large can crushed tomatoes) 1/2 cup chopped green olives 3 cloves minced garlic 1/3 cup extr

Morroccan Eggplant Dip
Ingredients: 1 large (about 1-1/2 pounds) eggplant 3 Tablespoons olive oil One 8-ounce can tomato sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped 1 Tablespoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons su

Cucumber Salsa
This fresh and crisp recipe for salsa combines sour cream, yogrut, and fresh herbs with chopped cucumbers. Serve it with grilled fish, or with taco chips for dipping. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup sour cream 1 cup plain lowfat yogurt 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
1 1/2 pounds fresh tomatillos 5 fresh serrano chiles 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1/2 cup fresh cilantro 1 large onion, coarsley chopped 2 teaspoons coarse salt Preheat broiler. Remove husks from tomatillos and rinse under warm water to remove stickin

Green Beans and Roasted Red Onions
2 1/4 lb medium red onions (about 5) 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed and cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces Put oven rack in middle positio
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Shrimp, Avocado, & Tomatilla Salad
Boil 1 pound of shrimp, cool and remove the shells.Marinate in 1/4 cup lime juice for 1 hour. Drain and combine with: 1/4 pound diced tomatillos,6 sliced green onions, 2 chopped jalapenos, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 2 cloves chopped garlic, a coarsely

Green Salsa
1/2 cups diced tomatillos 1/2 cup minced scallions 1 1/2 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic 1/3 cup finely chopped poblano 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro 2 Tbsp lime juce 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp of water Mix it up and ENJOY!

Strawberry Tomatillo Crisp
4 cups coarsley chopped, husked tomatillos approximately 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 3 tsp cornstarch 15-20 nice ripe strawberries, cleaned and sliced 4 TBSP unsalted butter 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans 1 tsp cinnamon
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Green Enchiladas
3 poblano peppers Roast and peel. Scrape out seeds. 3-4 tomatillos 1/2 cup water Remove and discard dry husks, cut tomatillos into quarters and place in microwaveable bowl with water. Microwave on full power until tender, 3-4 minutes. (Tomatillos

Roasted Eggplant Cilantro Dip
2 medium eggplants (peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes) Soak in a bowl of cold water for 20 minutes. Drain. Place in a single layer on a baking pan. 2-3 cloves garlic (peeled) 1 TBSP olive oil Add to baking pan. Stir to coat eggplant with oil and spr

Summer Garden Ratatouille
2 onions (chopped) 4 cloves garlic (minced) 1 bay leaf Saute in 3 TBSP olive oil about 5 minutes. 1 medium eggplant (chopped) 1 1/2 TBSP fresh basil (chopped; or 2 tsp dried) 1 TBSP fresh rosemary (chopped; or 1 tsp dried) 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp fres

Beets and Caramelized Onions with Feta
Active time: 20 min Start to finish: 45 min 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (preferably whole-grain or coarse-grain) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons olive oil 1 lb onions (2 medium), quartered lengthwi
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Green Chile Stew
8 C. Water (chicken broth is better) 3 C. Chopped Green Chile (charred skins -- (6 to 8) removed) 2 C. chopped fresh onion) 1 C. Chopped Tomatoes 2.5 tsp. Salt 5 cloves fresh garlic pinch dried Oregano or teaspoon fresh 1 lbs. Pork Loin (any c
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