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Sean’s Spaghetti Sauce

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Sean started making this family favorite soon after he moved into my Richmond condo.  They’re both Keepers…we eloped a couple years later in 1994.

We have fond memories of us and another newlywed couple watching the Canucks vs. the Bruins in the Stanley Cup final during our St. Kitts honeymoon. Too bad the other bride wasn’t a hockey fan !  

I’ve made some minor tweaks to this easy recipe.  I add Hot Peppers on hand and skip the Cheddar. I don’t like the orange colour or the extra fat. Sean’s Spaghetti Sauce is easily used for Lasagna, just add extra Italian Seasonings, a bit of ground Fennel and chopped Sausage.  Layer your Lasagna pan with sauce, GF bake ready lasagna noodles, sauce, cottage/ricotta cheese mixture containing pesto sauce and egg, grated Mozzarella and repeat a few more times.  Top with homemade Béchamel sauce or GF Alfredo sauce.  Top with more grated cheese and parmesan.  Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes.

Simply turn out a great Chili by making Sean’s Spaghetti Sauce.  Then add 2-3 Tbsp Chili Powder, 1 can of drained and rinsed Red Kidney Beans, Mixed Beans and/or Brown Beans, 1-2 Tsp Cocoa and more chopped Hot Peppers.

To make this recipe even better…use fresh ORGANIC GARLIC !  It’s a difference-maker.

 


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Pickled Eggs Galore

It all started at Costco, I saw this humungous jar of 24 Strub’s Pickled Eggs made with Vinegar, Water and Sugar…for 12 bucks WoW!  I remember seeing these rubbery treats at bars too.  Intrigued, I found Elise Bauer’s recipe and tried 3 of the 4 variations.

My FAV is combining the Curry and the Jalapeno recipes together.  The hard part is waiting a week for the flavours to penetrate into the egg…the easy part is reusing the brine for a second batch.  Click on this Pickled Eggs Galore PDF to see the five versions.

This post is dedicated to my dear friend Olive Warrior, she thinks this treat is Da Bomb !


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Guacamole

Holy Guacamole !  Food Network’s Alton Brown of Good Eat’s fame has a really good recipe for Game Day !  Great with The Better Chip Beets and Sea Salt tortilla chips.  Spinach & Kale and Jalapeno are good choices too.

I didn’t change the recipe one iota.  But if you want to double or triple the recipe, just click on this guacamole link to download a PDF.

To prevent browning, use barely ripe Avocados and press saran wrap on the surface of the dip and seal around the edges.  The Good Eat’s Guy says to let it sit for 2 hours at room temperature before serving.  Good Luck with that, I’m diggin’ in.

 

 


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Zucchini Latkes

When zucchini’s are plentiful,  it’s time to make Zucchini Latkes as a side dish or Chocolate Zucchini Muffins for a snack.  The original Latke recipe has two parts zucchini to one part potato.  Tasty Yukon Gold potatoes with a 1:1 ratio works too.  For extra OOMPH, I add cayenne and chopped  jalapeno.  It’s nice to have roast garlic in olive oil on hand.  I  put extra garlic in the veggie mixture.  Then I brush the frying pan with the infused oil.   Fried food is a real treat once in a while.  See Comment below for a healthy shortcut.

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Zucchini Latkes

If you have any leftovers, they go great with eggs the next morning.