Category Archives: From the Kitchen

Tomato Rice

At this time of year I get loads and loads of tomatoes from my neighbor. So many that to prevent them from spoiling I chop them up and freeze them to use throughout the year. I’ve made so many tomato based recipes that taste fabulous just from that one wonderful ingredient – garden fresh tomatoes. Having exhausted a lot of tomato recipes I ventured to try something new with my current batch of tomatoes – an Indian style tomato rice.

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Thai Basil and Fresh Mint Fried Rice with Chinese Braising Greens

There is something about fresh aromatic Thai basil fried rice that makes me happy. Thai basil has an amazing aroma that creates a feel good sense, as does fresh mint. The beauty of this rice is that its packed with both. Really an easy dish to make with delicious results.

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Chile Rellenos with ZUCCHINI & PANEER

This recipe for chiles rellenos comes from Andrea Serrato, who sells an exquisite version of the dish out of her home in East Los Angeles. Ms. Serrato learned to make it from her mother, Rose Serrato, who fills big chile poblanos simply with queso ranchero, fries them in a cloudlike batter and simmers them in a garlicky salsa roja.” NY times Cooking

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Radish and Bleu Cheese Toast

An easy, delicious, decadent toast with pungent bleu cheese and quick pickled radish. Add in arugula leaves and a soft boiled egg if you like and serve it for a light lunch, or cut them into bit size pieces for appetizers. Tastes awesome with a chilled glass of white wine. Easy, delicious, and decadent. Give this a try!

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