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What you need:

3 to 4 lbs of peeled, cored, and quartered apples. (Make sure you use a good cooking apple like Golden Delicious, Granny Smith or similar)
4 strips of lemon peel  (use a vegetable peeler to strip 4 lengths)
Juice of one lemon, about 3-4 Tbsp
3 inches of cinnamon stick
1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
up to 1/4 cup of white sugar
1 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of salt

What you do:

Put all ingredients into a large pot. Cover. Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon sticks and lemon peels. Mash with potato masher.
Ready to serve, either hot or refrigerated.

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What you need:

3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp smoked paprika (preferably hot)
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 pound kale or Swiss chard, stemmed and chopped
1 10 oz  package frozen black-eyed peas
Brown rice, for serving (optional)

What you do:

Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the onion,  pepper, celery, garlic, 3 tbsp water and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper.

Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften, about 8 minutes.

Add the soy sauce and paprika and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Stir in the vegetable broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot, then cover and bring to a boil.

Add the greens and black-eyed peas to the pot. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with the rice.

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What you need:

6 oz sliced turkey kielbasa Sausage
1 large onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1 lb fresh kale, washed, or 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped kale, thawed and drained
2 tins (13 3/4 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 cups water
2 carrots, sliced
1 tsp dried leaf marjoram, crumbled
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup uncooked long-grain white rice

What you do:

Saute kielbasa , onion and garlic in oil in large pot over medium-low heat until tender, about 10 minutes.

If using fresh kale, cut off stems and slice into 1/2-inch pieces. Keep stem pieces separate. Coarsely chop fresh leaves.

Add to the pot the chicken broth, 4 cups water, carrot, marjoram, salt, pepper and sliced fresh kale stems or frozen kale, if using. Bring to boiling. Lower heat; cover and cook for 15 mins longer. If using fresh kale, add the leaves at this point along with the rice to the pot. Bring to boiling. Lower the heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the rice is tender.

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What you need:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
2 cups of chicken broth
1/2 yellow onion
1/4 cup of plain tomato sauce
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Roma tomato, diced
1 tsp cumin powder
1 chipotle pepper, diced
1/4 cup of frozen peas
salt, to taste

What you do:

Begin by getting a medium pot onto the stove, on medium heat. Add in the olive oil, and let it come to temperature. Add in the uncooked rice, and mix into the warmed oil. Mix from time to time, until your rice becomes a light, nutty brown. Once the rice begins to color, toss in the garlic, mix well, and let it cook within the rice for about a minute. Next toss in the rest of the ingredients, excluding the peas, and mix well. Reduce the heat to simmer, cover, leaving only a bit of space for steam to escape, and cook for about 20 minutes.

Do not lift the lid, just let it do its thing for the 20 minutes. Lift the lid, and gently stir, lifting from the bottom. Toss in the peas, and mix again. The rice will quickly cook the peas. The goal is to have super tender, not mushy rice.

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What you need:

8 oz /230g  boneless, skinless  chicken breast
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 oz  / 28 g chopped garlic
pinch salt
pinch black pepper

3 hearts romaine lettuce chopped

2 lemons juiced
2 ripe avocados, halved and scooped from skins with a spoon, then 1 inch (2.5 centimeter) diced
2 vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and 1 inch diced
1 red onion, chopped
10 oz /270 g blue cheese crumbled
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch salt
pinch black pepper

What you do:

Heat a grill pan , frying pan or nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Coat chicken breasts with 2 teaspoons oil, chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Grill or pan-fry chicken 6 to 7 minutes on each side. Look for some browning. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 mins.

In a small pot, cover eggs with cold water and bring water to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, cover the pot and turn off the heat. After the 10 mins, cool eggs under cold running water. Peel and chop.

Brown chopped bacon in a skillet over medium high heat. Drain bacon on paper towels.

Chop 3 hearts of romaine lettuce and place in a large serving platter or salad bowl. Dress chopped lettuce with the juice of 1 1/2 lemons. Drizzle the remaining 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil over lettuce. Season greens with salt and pepper, to taste.

Toss diced avocados with juice of remaining 1/2 lemon, to prevent browning.

Halve chicken breasts and chop the meat.

To serve, arrange rows of chopped chicken, chopped hard boiled egg, crisp bacon bits, diced avocado, diced tomato, chopped red onion and crumbled blue cheese on top of either 4 individual portions of dressed romaine or 1 large serving platter.

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What you need:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1 medium onion, diced small
2 heads of broccoli, just the florets cut off
4 cups chicken stock
4 cups milk
4 cups or 16 oz cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
salt and fresh cracked pepper (go a little heavy on the pepper)

What you do:

place the  broccoli in a saucepan. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are very tender, about 15 –to 20 minutes.

In a large saucepan or soup pot, add butter and onion. Add salt and pepper. Saute over low heat until onions are tender. Add flour and cook for 2 -3 minutes.

Add milk and whisk constantly until mixture starts to come to a boil. Then add chicken stock and vegetables. Add nutmeg. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes. Then remove from heat.

Stir in cheese until melted. Don’t bring to a boil again because it may separate.

Serve hot with crusty bead.

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What you need:

1 (8 ounce) / 230 g  packet angel hair pasta
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion ( finely chopped )
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
2  boneless chicken breast halves,  cubed and cooked
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
22g Parmesan cheese

What you do:

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook angel hair pasta until it is al dente, (around 8 to 10 minutes). Drain then set aside.

In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat, then Saute the onions and garlic. Stir in the tomatoes, chicken, basil, salt and hot pepper sauce.

Reduce heat to medium, and cover skillet. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot and tomatoes are soft.
Toss sauce with hot cooked angel hair pasta to coat.

Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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What you need:

3 oz / 75g fresh watercress ( finely chopped)
3 oz / 75g fresh spinach ( finely chopped)
3 tbsp creme fraiche
4 tsp tomato paste
4 eggs
small knob of butter.

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4

In a bowl , mix together the watercress, spinach , creme fraiche & tomato paste.
Divide the mixture between 4 ramekins (or something similar)
Crack an egg on top of the mixture in each pot ( in the middle) then dot with butter.
Place the dishes in a large oven proof dish then bake in the oven for between 7 – 10 mins or until the white is set & the yolk soft still.
Serve hot.

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What you need:

4 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
Kosher salt
3 large garlic cloves (crushed)
2 tbsp ground cumin
2 tbsp tomato paste
3/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
2 bay leaves
2 15-ounce tins of chickpeas, rinsed, drained
1/2 cup chopped drained roasted red peppers from a jar
2 tbsp (or more) fresh lemon juice
2 cups 1″ cubes country-style bread
3 tbsp coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

What you do:

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt; add to the saucepan and cook, turning once, until browned, 8–10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Reduce the heat to low and let oil cool for 1 minute then add the  garlic and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 30–60 seconds. Add the cumin, tomato paste, and red pepper flakes then stir until a smooth paste forms…( about 1 minute). Add the cooked chicken with any accumulated juices, along with bay leaves and 4 cups water. Scrape up any browned bits. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer,  occasionally stirring, until the chicken is tender (about 20 minutes).

Transfer the chicken to a plate.

Add chickpeas to pot then bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Tear all the chicken off the bones and  add to stew. Add the red peppers. Stir in remaining 2 tbsp of  oil and 2 tbsp of  lemon juice and simmer for 1 minute. Season with salt and more lemon juice, if desired.

Divide bread cubes among bowls. Ladle soup over. Garnish with parsley.

Serve hot.

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What you need:

1 lb / 450 g  pork loin, sliced into pieces
1 small tin  pineapple chunks
1 large onion diced
1 red & 1 green  peppers, sliced into strips
2 tbsp of soy sauce
3 tbsp of peanut oil
4 tb of cornflour
3 tbsp of ketchup
1 tbsp of sugar
1 tsp of salt
3 cloves of crushed garlic

What you do:

In a saucepan boil the pork in 2 cups of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt until tender, then drain (keeping the pork stock for later).
Blend 2 tbsp of cornflour and soy sauce then coat the pork with the cornflour mixture.
Fry the pork in a lage frying pan  until golden brown then set aside.
Dissolve the remaining 2 tbsp of cornflour on 1/2 cup of pork stock – set aside.
Sauté garlic and onions on oil, then add the  peppers, pineapple chunks (including the syrup), ketchup, sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and the dissolved cornflour. Stir  continously until sauce thickens.
Pour over fried pork .

Serve with rice.

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