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Escarole and Beans

1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss in escarole, turning to coat with oil. Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes, or until tender.

2. In a separate skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Stir in garlic. Pour in beans with juices, and simmer until creamy, about 10...

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

So fast and easy to prepare, these shrimp are bound to be the hit of the barbeque. And, weather not permitting, they work great under the broiler, too.

1. Preheat grill for medium heat.

2. In a small bowl, crush the garlic with the salt. Mix in cayenne pepper and paprika, and then stir in olive oil and lemon juice to form a paste. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with garlic paste until...

Korean Beef

Korean Beef

Published in Meat

Korean barbecue usually refers to the Korean style of grilling beef, pork, chicken, or other types of meat. This homemade version is true to the style, and easy enough for the average cook to make at home.

Combine the soy sauce, vinegar, scallions, sugar, ginger, sesame oil, and pepper flakes in a bowl. Whisk well to blend. Reserve 1/4 cup and set aside. Pour the rest into a plastic bag wit...

Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Are you looking for a refreshing and sweet salad? This strawberry and spinach salad is a treat for the senses! This is the perfect meal for the person on the go, or to serve on the side. If you are planning ahead, you may want to make the dressing ahead of time (up to 12 hours), and toss just before serving.

1. In a large bowl, toss together the spinach and strawberries.
2. In a med...

Hummus

Hummus

Published in Appetizers

This unique recipe for hummus is an easy and quick dip that is a healthy snack. You might want to substitute cumin for the black pepper. This will make it less spicy, but the cumin still adds a complex flavor. Try this on cucumber slices, crackers, or chips!

1. In a blender, chop the garlic. Pour garbanzo beans into blender, reserving about a tablespoon for garnish. Place lemon juice, t...