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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Make Veggie Noodles

Make Veggie Noodles


Need low carb or gluten-free noodles?  A perfect alternative to regular pasta noodles is making noodles from vegetables like zucchini, yellow squash and carrots.  A fun way to make these healthy noodles is to use a spiralizer or spiral slicer.  Pair these noodles with a meat sauce, marinara sauce, pesto sauce or cream sauce such as an Alfredo sauce to make a tasty and satisfying pasta.  

Fresh Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Fresh Ricotta Cheese Recipe

GOURMET APRIL 2006
YIELD  
Makes about 2 cups

INGREDIENTS

    • 2 quarts whole milk
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • Special equipment: large sieve, fine-mesh cheesecloth


PREPARATION

    1. Line a large sieve with a layer of heavy-duty (fine-mesh) cheesecloth and place it over a large bowl.
    2. Slowly bring milk, cream, and salt to a rolling boil in a 6-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Add lemon juice, then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring constantly, until the mixture curdles, about 2 minutes.
    3. Pour the mixture into the lined sieve and let it drain 1 hour. After discarding the liquid, chill the ricotta, covered; it will keep in the refrigerator 2 days.

Ina Garten's Gazpacho

Ina Garten's Gazpacho


Ingredients



Directions

Roughly chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions into 1-inch cubes. Put each vegetable separately into a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until it is coarsely chopped. Do not overprocess!
After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large bowl and add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving. The longer gazpacho sits, the more the flavors develop.