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Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini from Olive & Basket

This recipe is by Olive & Basket in Frederick MD. Find more at oliveandbasket.com Ingredients 1 Baguette, cut in 1/2 inch slices 1 pint Strawberries, fresh, sliced Goat cheese (ricotta or mascarpone cheese are great substitutions) 3 Tbsp. ( 1 Tbsp for bread, 2 Tbsp, for Goat Cheese) Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Basil EVOO Traditional Balsamic Reduction Vinegar Basil, fresh, chopped Black Pepper Directions Preheat broiler and position oven rack to highest position. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Toast under broiler, watching closely and rotating pan as needed for even browning, about 2-3…

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Quinoa Vegetable Meatballs from Fresh Balance Nutrition

This recipe is by Nutirtionist Jennifer Cohen Katz RDN LDN CC. You can find more about it at freshbalancenutrition.com Ingredients 1 ¼ cup cooked quinoa, divided 2 Tablespoons olive oil ½ medium yellow onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed 8 ounces container bella mushrooms, sliced 1 cup spinach, sliced 1 egg ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ cup chickpea flour ⅓ cup fresh dill 1 teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 tablespoons tamari ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon pepper Directions In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add onion and sauté 5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add garlic and mushrooms. Sauté 5-8 minutes until the mushrooms are tender. Stir in spinach until wilted. Remove from heat and set aside. Preheat the oven to…

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Dairy-Free Cashew Cheese with White Wine

INGREDIENTS 1 cup raw cashews, soak 3 hours or overnight ¼ cup water 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons Linganore Terrapin Wine 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup nutritional yeast ½ teaspoon sea salt  ¼ teaspoon pepper FLAVOR OPTIONS ½ cup roasted red peppers, chopped ⅓ cup green onion, chopped DIRECTIONS Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. Place in a high-powered blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. For Flavored Versions Roasted Red Pepper – omit water; add chopped red pepper and pulse or blend into cashew cheese base. Green Onion – pulse chopped green onions into cashew cheese base.

BLACKENED SHRIMP AND CRAB RISOTTO

This recipe was created by George Gregorakos, Chef and Owner of  The Big Crab Cakes INGREDIENTS 1 pound large raw shrimp 1 pound crabmeat  2 tablespoons Blacked seasoning  1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon paprika Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 8 cups (2 quarts) low-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small white onion, diced 4 cloves garlic sliced thin  2 cups arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup finely chopped Italian parsley leaves, divided DIRECTIONS Rinse the shrimp and pat them very dry. Drizzle with the oil, sprinkle with the…

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