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I’ve never tried this with an alternate type (soy) of yogurt but I’m sure it would work just the same.

Basil Flavoured1 cup yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoon dill
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon mint
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Garlic/Dill Flavoured
1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh dill, snipped or 1 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Combine all ingredients in dish and serve.

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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 cup chopped green pepper
3 garlic cloves, chopped fine
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin ground
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 can 14oz Stewed Tomatoes
1 can 14oz Kidney Beans (or 1 cup dried and soaked overnight)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 cup chicken or turkey stock, or water from cooked kidney beans
1 cup turkey or chicken meat, diced

1. In a large pot, cook the onion and green pepper over medium high heat, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for a minute or two more. Add more olive oil if needed.

2. Add tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, stock (or bean water) and bring to a boil.

3. Add the chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, oregano, salt, pepper, basil, and turmeric.

4.  Add cooked meat.

5. Bring mixture to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for an hour.

6. Salt to taste. Add 1 to 3 teaspoons of sugar to take the edge of the acidity of the tomatoes if desired.

Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped red onion, and or sourcream.

Serve alone, over rice, or with corn bread.

Serves 4

Time Saving Tip
– Put bolded items (above) chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, oregano, salt, pepper, basil and turmeric in a small ziploc bag.

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This is our absolute favourite marinade for salmon and prawns. I usually double the recipe in order to have enough marinade to coat the salmon pieces.

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed

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3/4 pound hamburger (or bison hamburger)
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 16-ounce can tomatoes, cut up (excellent with stewed tomatoes)
1 16-ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained (or 1 cup dried red kidney beans cooked until soft)
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce (optional)
1 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a large saucepan cook hamburger, onion, green pepper and garlic till meat is brown. Drain fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer for 20 minutes. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

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cooked vegetable (see below)
1 ½ cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon flour (1 t tapioca, arrowroot, wheat)
seasonings based on above vegetable (see chart, below)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup rice milk

In a blender container or food processor bowl combine the cooked vegetable and ¾ cup of the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process about 1 minute or till smooth. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan put oil, flour, seasonings, salt, and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir till slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook 1 minute more. Stir in vegetable mixture and remainng broth. Cook and stir till heated through. If necessary, add additional milk to make of desired consistency. Season to taste.
Serves 3 or 4 side-dish servings.

Acorn Squash
Scrape flesh from peel after cooking.
¼ t ground ginger or ground cinnamon

Asparagus
3 cups cut asparagus or one 10-ounce package frozen cut asparagus
½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Broccoli
3 cups broccoli flowerets or one 10-ounce package frozen cut broccoli
1 teaspoon snipped thyme or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

Brussel Sprouts
2 cups brussel sprouts or one 10-ounce package frozen brussel sprouts
1 teaspoon snipped marjoram or ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed

Butternut Squash
3 cups butternut squash, mashed
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Carrots
2 ½ cups sliced carrots or loose-pack frozen crinkle-cut carrots
1 tablespoon snipped parsley
1 teaspoon snipped basil or ¼ teaspoon dried basil, crushed

Cauliflower
3 cups cauliflower flowerets or one 10-ounce package frozen cauliflower
½ to ¾ teaspoon curry powder

Celery
2 ½ cups sliced celery
1 teaspoon snipped dillweey or basil or ¼ teaspoon dried dillweed or basil, crushed

Green Beans
3 cups cut green beans or one 10-ounce package frozen cut green beans
1 teaspoon snipped savory or ¼ teaspoon dried savory, crushed

Mushrooms
5 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
½ teaspoon snipped thyme or 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed, and, if desired,
1 tablespoon dry sherry

Onion
2 ½ cups chopped onion
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce (contains wheat and soy, I believe) and
1 clove garlic, minced

Peas
2 ½ cups shelled peas or one 10-ounce package frozen peas
1 teaspoon snipped sage; ¼ teaspoon dried sage, crushed
2 teaspoon snipped mint; or ¼ teaspoon dried mint, crushed

Potatoes
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed, or 1 ¾ cup mashed, cooked potatoes
1 teaspoon snipped dillweed or ¼ teaspoon dried dillweed

Pumpkin
Scrape flesh from peel after cooking.
¼ t ground ginger or ground cinnamon

Spinach
16 cups fresh spinach or one 10-ounce package frozen spinach
½ teaspoon snipped tarragon; 1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed; or 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Sweet Potato
1 ¾ cup roasted sweet potato
1/8 t. curry powder
3 shakes of nutmeg

Zucchini
3 cups sliced zucchini or yellow summer squash
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

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