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dill dip

I got up from my computer to grab some dip and crackers only to find that my dip had expired. Frustrated, I opened the fridge to see what I could whip up, and came up with this dip! It is great with crackers or veggies.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup onion, grated or pureed
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 tbs crumbled parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbs finely chopped chives (or use dill to make this a dill dip)
  • 1/2 cup thick blue cheese, caesar or ranch salad dressing

Directions:

  1. Use a grater to grate zest from the lemon into a bowl. Once you’ve gotten about as much zest as you can, cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl.
  2. Grate onion into the bowl and use a garlic press to add the garlic. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.

NOTE: If the dip is too flavorful, add more dressing until it has calmed down to your liking.

Enjoy!

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Red Bell Pepper Tomato Bisque

You can easily make a can of tomato soup into delicious tomato bisque. This recipe is wonderfully easy and very yummy. Feeds two people.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans concentrated tomato soup (~20 ounces)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp basil or oregano
  • 1 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Whisk or stir the tomato concentrate, milk and spices (basil/oregano, pepper) in a pot and turn the burner on high (once it begins to bubble reduce to low).
  2. While the soup is heating, cut the remaining ingredients into similar sized chunks and put them into a quisinart until you have an smooth mixture with no chunks. Add this mixture to the soup and stir. (If, like me, you don’t have a quisinart, you can use a garlic press. Although more laborious, I enjoy a smooth soup so it is worth it! If you have neither you can just chop ingredients finely.)
  3. Let the soup simmer for a minute or two and you are ready to serve.

NOTE: If you enjoy a bit of spiciness then add some crushed red pepper (the spicy kind from the spice rack).

Red Bell Pepper Tomato Bisque

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I love mushrooms, and portobellos are just big enough to make a meal out of. Really it looks more “piled” than “stuffed,” but adding veggies makes portobellos perfect for lunch!

Stuffed & Baked Portobello Mushroom Ingredients

Stuffed & Baked Portobello Mushroom Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 large portobello mushroom
  • 1/2 of a tomato
  • a few slices of onion
  • a clove of garlic
  • 1-2 tablespoons of butter
  • lemon zest
  • Shredded cheese (mozzarella, parmesan, or virtually any cheese you could grate will work)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat a oven or toaster oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the portobello mushroom on a baking sheet or dish, stem up.
  3. Cut very thin slices of butter and place them around the inside of the mushroom.
  4. Peel a clove of garlic and mince or put through a garlic press. Sprinkle it around the inside of the mushroom, over the butter.
  5. Slice a tomato and place around the stem.
  6. Grate some lemon zest over the tomatoes.
  7. Sprinkle your choice of shredded cheese over the whole thing.
  8. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. A fork will easily slide in when it is done.

Enjoy!

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