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faux restaurant recipes
January 7, 2009, 9:38 pm
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mexi ranch dressing: combine the following and allow to chill for flavors to set:

1/2 c. light mayo, 2 tb minced onion, 2 tb diced tomato, 1 tb buttermilk, 1 tb white vinegar, 2 tsp fresh cilantro, 1 tsp canned chopped mild green chiles, 3/4 tsp paprika, 1/5 tsp sugar, 1/4 salt, pinch each of dill, cumin, and pepper

dessert sauce for walnut-white chocolate brownie

1/2 c. butter, 1/2 c. powdered sugar, 1/4 c. cream cheese, 2 tb maple syrup, salt

avocado ranch dipping sauce (great for chickpea burgers)

half a smashed avocado, 1/4 c. mayo, 1/4 c. sour cream, 1 tb buttermilk, 1.5 tsp white vinegar, salt, dried parsley, onion powder, dill, garlic powder, pepper.

bruschetta

mix together except parmesan.  chill until ready to serve and then bake at 350 with parmesan on top.

3 firm roma tomatoes finely chopped, 1 tb fresh basil, 2 tsp minced garlic, 2 tsp diced sun-dried tomatoes, 2 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, salt.  bake on ciabatta bread slices with dried parsley on top.

minestrone soup: saute olive oil, onion, cucchini, green beans, celery, and garlic until softened.  add all but spinach and pasta and cook for 20 minutes.  add spinah and pasta and cook 2o more minutes.

3 tb olive oil, 1 small white onion, 1/2 zucchini, 1/2 cup green beans, 1/4 cup minced celery, 4 tsp garlic, 4 c. veggie broth, 2 cans kidney beans, 2 cans small white beans, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1/2 c. julienned carrot, 2 tb. oregano and parsley ,salt, pepper, basil, thyme to taste, 3 c. hot water, 2 bay leaves, 4 c. fresh spinach, 1/2 c. seashell pasta.

Pasta/Bean/Beef Soup (brown ground beef, drain, add onion, carrot, celery, garlic and saute).  add remaining except for pasta, simmer 1 hour.  cook pasta seperately and then add to soup.

1 lb. ground beef, 1 onion, 1 large carrot, 3 stalks celery, 2 gloves garlic, 2 cans diced tomatoes, 1 can kidney beans (with liquid), 1 can great northern beans (w. liquid), 1 can tomato sauce, 12 oz. v-8, 1 tb white vinegar, and to taste, salt, oregano, basil, black pepper, thyme.

Ranch Dressing

1 tsp Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix with Buttermilk Recipe, 1 c. mayo, 1/2 c. buttermilk, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/8 tsp paprika, 1/8 garlic powder.

Mashed Cauliflower (faux potato): steam cauliflower until tenderwhen cooled, put into food processor with 1/2 c. water, then put into a medium saucepan, dissolve cornstarch in water and add to cauliflower, add ingreds to cauliflower and stir and cook until thick.

1 head cauliflower, 3/4 c. water, 1 tb cornstarch, 1/3 cream or milk, 1 tsp granulated sugar, 3/4 tsp salt, pepper, garlic pwder and onion powder.


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