Spicy Lamb and Sun-dried Tomato Sausage

Ingredients 6 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, lean and fat ground 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped ¼ cup of olive oil (preferably from the sun-dried tomatoes) ½ cup onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 ½ tablespoons garlic, finely chopped 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped (can substitute parsley) 2 tablespoons fresh mint, choppedMore »

Butternut Squash Bisque

Butternut Squash Bisque

Ingredients 5 pounds butternut squash, deseeded & roasted 2-1/2 medium onions, diced 13 cup garlic, chopped 5 carrots, julienned 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg 1-1/4 quarts heavy cream 3 bay leaves 1 ounce fresh thyme, chopped 78 ounces chicken stock 2-1/2 ounces butter Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Instructions Lightly oil the deseeded squash and roastMore »

Veggie Planet Caesar Salad

Veggie Planet Caesar Salad

Ingredients 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped? 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved? 1 cup pitted kalamata olives? ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese Tofu Caesar dressing (recipe follows) Tofu Croutons (recipe follows) Instructions Combine lettuce, tomatoes, olives and croutons in a large bowl. Add cheese and dressing, tossing well to coat. Add croutons; serve immediately. Tofu CaesarMore »

Grilled Vegetable Wraps

Ingredients 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons prepared olive tapenade 1 medium zucchini 1 red, yellow or orange bell pepper, quartered 2 red onion slices, about 1/4-inch thick Olive oil Salt and pepper 2 cups Romaine lettuce, shredded 1/2 pound fontina cheese, grated 2 large plain flatbreads Instructions Combine mayonnaise and tapenade; stir to blend. SetMore »

Meatball Grinder

Meatball Grinder

Ingredients 6 hoagie rolls 16 ounces marinara sauce 16 ounces meatballs 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 3/4 cup mozzarella, shredded 1/4 cup provolone, shredded Grated Parmesan, to taste Instructions 1. Mix marinara, oregano, salt and pepper in large sauce pan. Bring to low boil over medium heat. Add meatballsMore »

Prosciutto & Melon Salad

Ingredients 1 cup fresh arugula, patted dry2 wedges of honeydew melon, seeded, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes2 thin slices of prosciutto di Parma, each slice cut into 2 strips, lengthwiseExtra-virgin olive oilFresh lemon juice Instructions Arrange the arugula in the center of a chilled plate. Place the cubes of melon around the base of theMore »

Squid Salad

Ingredients 3 pounds squid, cleaned, rinsed, body sac cut into ¼-inch rings, tentacles cut in half¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup oil-cured black olives, pitted and coarsely chopped 1 cup roasted red bell peppers, chopped 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 3 ribs of celeryMore »

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Ingredients 6 large, firm eggplants (7-8 pounds total weight) Olive oil 2 quarts prepared and seasoned tomato sauce 2 pounds mozzarella cheese, shredded 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese Dried oregano to taste Instructions 1. Trim the ends of the eggplant (don’t peel), and make lengthwise slices about ¼-inch thick. Brush each slice with olive oil andMore »

West Coast Chopped Salad

Ingredients 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped into 1/8-inch wide strips 1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped into 1/8-inch wide strips 10 bail leaves, chopped 12 ounces mozzarella, shredded 6 ounces sharp cheddar, cut into small cubes 2 pounds Roma tomatoes, diced 1 cup honey ham, diced 1 cup turkey breast, diced 1/4 cup red onion, choppedMore »

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 pound tortellini, cooked al dente 1 cup cooked (if frozen; rinsed if bottled) artichoke hearts 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 cup Nicoise or oil-cured olives (pitted) 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 pound dead-ripe Roma or plum tomatoes, chopped coarse 1 cup torn radicchio 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup extra-virgin oliveMore »