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Recipe: Minestrone Soup

Recipe: Minestrone Soup

Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 c. minced onion (about 1 small onion) 1/2 c. chopped zucchini 1/2 c. frozen cut Italian green beans 1/4 c. minced celery (about 1/2 stalk) 4 tsp. minced garlic 4 cups vegetable broth 2 (15 oz) cans red kidney beans, drained 2 (15 oz) cans small white beans or great Northern beans, drained 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes 1/2 c. carrots, julienned or shredded 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsely 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 tsp. dried basil 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 4 cups hot water 4 cups fresh baby spinach (optional) 1 cup small shell pasta Instructions Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat in a large stock pot. Saute onion, celery, garlic, green beans, and zucchini in the oil for 5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent. Add vegetable broth to pot, plus drained tomatoes, beans, carrots, hot water, and spices. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Add spinach... Read the rest of this article »

Recipe: Cafe Rio Pork Salad

Recipe: Cafe Rio Pork Salad

To build your salad, you start with a flour tortilla, add a smidge handful of cheese, a spoonful or two of black beans, a spoonful or two of rice, as much pork as you think you can get away with, pile on shredded romaine lettuce, a couple of spoonfuls of pico, some guacamole if you have it, the tomatillo dressing and then homemade tortilla strips Total Prep-time: 18 hours, technically. But most of that is just waiting for the pork to cook. I’d say active cook time for the entire meal was perhaps an hour, maybe 1 hour 15 mins. Lots of this meal (dressing, pico) can be made before-hand and kept in the fridge until it’s time to eat. Café Rio Salad Ingredients Tortilla – you can make your own, mine came from a package. Cheese – it is a good idea to warm on the tortilla so the cheese is a little melty. Beans – black or pinto (mine came straight out of the can, warmed in the microwave with a little garlic powder and green Tabasco sauce). Rice – don’t be stingy... Read the rest of this article »

Recipe: Mexican Layer Dip

Recipe: Mexican Layer Dip

This is a yummy recipe for a colorful seven layer dip. This recipe is perfect for the side dish of a Mexican style main course. This recipe made enough for the five families in our dinner group. Ingredients 12 oz. Can refried beans 12 oz Dean’s Zesty guacamole dip 2 lg chopped tomatoes 4.25 oz can chopped black olives Sour cream spread: 1 pint Sour cream, 1/2 pkg taco seasoning, 1/2 c Mayo Cheddar cheese, grated Green onions, sliced thin Instructions Layer ingredients in the above order in a 9X13 glass casserole dish. Cooking time (duration): 15 mins Number of servings (yield): 15 VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)VN:F [1.9.22_1171]Rating: 0 (from 0 votes) Read More →

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