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Grilled Eggplant Dip This recipe (which I borrowed from Bobby Flay) is a fun, summer appetizer. Instead of roasting an eggplant in the oven, grill it to get a smoky taste. Serve with pita bread to start a summer time dinner party. Ingredients 1 red bell pepper¼ cup canola oil Salt & Pepper taste1 large eggplant, ends trimmed,…… Continue reading Grilled Eggplant Dip

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Creamy Polenta & Grilled Polenta w/ Sautéed Mushrooms Polenta is a kind of cornmeal mush that originated in Northern Italy as peasant food. But in the US, it’s served at upscale restaurants as a gourmet dish. The reality is somewhere in the middle. It can be a basic porridge, not a lot of flavor, or a high end, kicked version that has…… Continue reading Creamy Polenta & Grilled Polenta w/ Sautéed Mushrooms

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Tuna Tartare w/Sesame and Ginger Don’t be afraid to prepare raw fish. Go to a store that carries sushi-grade tuna and work quickly when you are cutting the fish. This recipe is easy and tasty. The Asian flavors of ginger, soy, jalapeno and lime juice accentuate the clean, silky taste of the tuna, and topping with sesame seeds gives…… Continue reading Tuna Tartare w/Sesame and Ginger

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Grilled Pizza with Shaved Asparagus and Arugula (Appetizer #2)

The second appetizer from our Grilling  Dinner Party is a Grilled Pizza. If you have never grilled pizza dough before, you may think it would just sag and drip all over the grill when starting to cook it. The opposite is true. As soon as the dough hits the hot grill, it begins to puff…… Continue reading Grilled Pizza with Shaved Asparagus and Arugula (Appetizer #2)


Great Vegetarian Meal

Every once in a while, we need to take a break from eating meat. But what to serve? Here are a couple of recipes together that form a nice meal. The first recipe is a Pan Roasted Asparagus soup, taken from the NY Times Cooking Section. ( It takes less than an hour to prepare.…… Continue reading Great Vegetarian Meal