Salads/Sandwiches/Soups

Picnic Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 pound cooked pasta, such as seashells 1 cup chopped green pepper 1 cup chopped cucumber 1 cup chopped broccoli 1 cup white sugar 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup prepared mustard 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions Prepare and reserveMore »

Spicy Beef

Ingredients 15 pounds of chopped meat, rendered in the oven ½ cup of olive oil 3 pounds onions, peeled and diced 1 cup garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons ground cumin 4 tablespoons chili powder 4 bay leaves 2 tablespoons of salt 1 tablespoon of pepper 1 #10 can of ground tomatoes 1 #10 can ofMore »

California Avocado and Grilled Shrimp BLT Sandwich

Ingredients 1 cup olive oil3 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped48 (#3) shrimp, 16 count, cooked, peeled and deveinedSalt and freshly ground pepper to taste1 cup mayonnaise24 1-inch thick egg bread slices6 (#3) California avocados12 Roma tomatoes, sliced lengthwise48 peppered bacon slices, cooked crispButter lettuce leaves, as needed Instructions In a large bowlMore »

Vegetable Grinder

Ingredients 1 French or Italian sandwich roll split lengthwise 1 slice grilled or roasted zucchini ½ roasted or grilled red bell pepper 4 halves (two whole) roasted plum tomatoes 1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing 4 large, whole basil leaves 2 slices provolone cheese Instructions Assemble sandwich, arranging the ingredients in the order listed.

Grilled Vegetable and Italian Cheese Panini

Ingredients 4 teaspoons olive oil 4 teaspoons Balsamic vinegar 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch lengthwise slices 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 14-inch lengthwise slices 2 red bell peppers, cored and quartered lengthwise 4 sandwich rolls or other bread 1/2 cup Olive Asiago Tapenade (recipe follows) 4 ounces Stella Asiago cheese, sliced 4 ounces StellaMore »

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Ingredients 2 cups thinly sliced zucchini 2 cups thinly sliced carrots 1 red onion, sliced and separated into rings 1 cup button mushrooms, halved 24 cherry tomatoes, halved 2 green onions chopped 1/2 cup sliced celery 1 cup white-wine or white balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon celeryMore »

Pizza Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 pound cooked pasta, such as rotini 1 cup sliced pepperoni 1 cup sliced provolone cheese 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup Italian dressing 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 cup sliced green pepper Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions In a large bowl, add cooked pasta. CutMore »

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 »