Rachel Ray’s Chickpea Salad

2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 small red onion finely chopped 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped A few ribs celery and leafy tops, chopped* 1 clove garlic, minced or grated then grinded into a paste with salt 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons rosemary, finely chopped, a few sprigs…

Baba Ganoush (eggplant spread/dip)

1 large eggplant 1⁄4 cup tahini, plus more as needed 3 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice, plus more as needed 1 pinch ground cumin salt, to taste 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1⁄4 cup brine-cured black olives, such as Kalamata   Prepare a medium-hot fire…

Gazpacho from foodnetwork.com

Makes 4.5 cups 2 1/2 pounds vine-ripened or canned tomatoes, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped 2 large garlic cloves, minced and mashed to a paste with 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar, or to taste…

Butternut Nut Butter Soup from rivercottage.net.

Serves 6. 1 Butternut Squash 1 tsp unsalted butter 1 large onion, chopped 1 small medium-hot chili pepper, de-seeded and chopped, or a pinch of dried chili flakes 1 inch ginger root, grated 1 large garlic clove, crushed 1 small garlic clove, chopped 1 quart chicken or vegetable stock 8 ounces peanut butter Juice of…

Eggplant Farm-esan

2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon water 2 cups breadcrumbs ½ cup grated parmesan cheese 2 eggplants, peeled and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices 1/2 cup torn fresh basil 2 lemon squash, sliced (optional) 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 (16-ounce) container ricotta cheese 1 large…

Tomato Sauce

3 lb. tomatoes, halved and seeded 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 cup finely diced onion 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 tablespoon finely chopped oregano leaves 1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme leaves 1 cup white wine   Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In 2 (13 by 9-inch) pans…

Kentucky Hot Brown (4 servings, allrecipes.com)

½ cup butter ½ cup all-purpose flour 3 cups milk 6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste 2 pounds sliced roasted turkey 1 large tomato, sliced 8 slices bread, toasted ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese 8 slices crispy bacon Melt the butter in a saucepan…

Tomato Pie

2 1/4 pounds assorted heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1 sweet onion, chopped 1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground pepper, divided 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/2 cup assorted chopped fresh herbs (such as chives, parsley, and basil) 1/2 cup freshly grated Gruyère cheese 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1/4 cup…

Lemon Squash Boats

5 lemon squash 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling 2 Italian sausages, casings removed (about 8 ounces) 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/4 cup Parmesan tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Preheat the oven to 350 degrees…

Cold Cucumber Soup from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

Serves 4 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup yoghurt or crème fraiche 2 cloves garlic, mashed 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon finely chopped mint or dill (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Place cucumbers, stock, cultured cream, garlic and lemon juice in food processor and blend until smooth….

Lacto-Fermented Salsa adapted from culturesforhealth.com

Makes about 1 quart. 1 medium onion, diced 2 large tomatoes, diced (or 2 pints cherry tomatoes, diced, or a combination thereof) 1 medium green pepper, diced 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 bunch cilantro, chopped Lemon or lime juice, to taste 2 tsp. salt Optional 1-2 jalapeños, diced ¼ cup whey, pickle brine, or…