Posts Tagged ‘fresh’

Grapefruit Rounds with Halloumi Cheese & Mint Dressing

Grapefruit and cheese might seem like an unlikely pairing but trust me, this combination is a taste bud sizzler!  Halloumi is from the island of Cyprus and is a semi-hard, brined cheese made traditionally from sheep’s milk.  It has a high melting point and is perfect for grilling or frying in a pan.  We love…

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Warm Cauliflower and Herbed Barley Salad

I try to make a conscious effort to include fiber-rich foods in our daily diet.  Legumes such as navy beans, dried peas, lentils, barley, black beans, garbanzo (chick) beans, kidney beans, soy beans etc. are rich in fiber.  Fiber has an important role to play if you want a healthy body.  It helps with weight…

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Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Tomatoes

Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Tomatoes

I finally got the chance to make my first batch of fresh mozzarella!  Beecher’s in the Flatiron District sell kits from Urban Cheesecraft and it was in the summer that I picked one up but never got around to trying it until now.  Their deluxe DIY Cheese Kit allows you to make mozzarella, chèvre, paneer,…

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roasted tomato & mozzarella salad

This recipe knows no time.  It’s just as perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner.  With an introduction like that, it’s a winner to serve any time of the day!  This dish is from her latest cookbook Fast, Fresh, Simple.  I became an instant fan of Donna Hay with her book, The New Cook back in…

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Grilled Maitake Mushrooms

Last Sunday after church John and I strolled around the Upper West Side of Broadway to explore the area.  We were searching for a place to eat lunch when I spotted the Columbia Greenmarket.  The Greenmarkets of NYC are the creation of GrowNYC which began in 1970 (born on the first earth day).  Their markets…

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Fig, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Salad

Originally posted in 2007 this recipe has come to light again because Kitchen Daily (Huffington Post) liked my photo for their fig roundup.  I received an email from Joe, the associate editor of Kitchen Daily wanting to know if it was ok to include my photo in their feature about figs.  As you can imagine…

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Roasted Chicken Breasts with Haloumi and Honey

Fresh, Fast, Simple.  That’s name of Donna Hay’s latest cookbook and it certainly is for those looking for easy weeknight meals when timing is everything.  I’ve made a few dishes from her book and two words always come to mind – fresh and flavorsome.  Halloumi (haloumi) is a traditional Cypriot cheese and is now made…

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