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Appetizers & Snacks Italian Recipes Vegetarian

Garlic Scapes with Pesto Rosso

Enjoy these fresh summer greens lightly grilled and dipped in a unique, flavourful sundried tomato pesto from Sicily, known as Pesto Rosso. Garlic scapes are the green tops or flower stems of hard-neck garlic plants.  They develop in late spring or early summer and are usually removed in order to redirect the plant’s energy towards…

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American Appetizers & Snacks Italian Recipes Vegetarian

Barbecue Flatbread Pizza

The wonderful thing about pizza is that almost everybody loves it. Why order take out when you can have a hot, crisp thin crust pizza, cooked outdoors where the party is, in just minutes.

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Appetizers & Snacks Middle Eastern Recipes

Yabrak – Stuffed Grape Leaves

Middle East style grape leaves stuffed with rice, lamb and spices then simmered until tender.

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Appetizers & Snacks Gluten Free Mexican Recipes Vegetarian

Pico de Gallo – Traditional Mexican Salsa

If you’ve been to Mexico, then you know the routine when first sitting down in most restaurants.  The waiter takes your drink order then while you are looking over the menu, you are offered some fresh salsa with nacho chips and limes.  This is the perfect appetizer with a cold beer or margarita after a…

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Appetizers & Snacks Italian Recipes

Bruschetta

Garden-fresh tomatoes and basil are the stars of this popular dinner party appetizer.

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Appetizers & Snacks French Precooked Ingredients Recipes Seafood Soup

Easy Shrimp Bisque

You’ve just asked your party guests to sit down for the main meal when you scan the appetizers and see that you have an uneaten shrimp ring and a partly eaten veggie platter. Before these prepared treasures sit out too long, put them in the fridge so that you can give them a reprieve and…

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Appetizers & Snacks Mexican Recipes Vegetarian

Guacamole – Traditional Mexican

This popular Mexican appetizer of avocado, onion, lime, cilantro and jalapeno whips up in minutes.  It’s always a hit with vegetarians and the health conscious too. While usually served with tortillas or corn chips, try it as a dip for bite size sweet peppers, celery and cucumbers. When buying avocados, make sure they are ripe…

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Appetizers & Snacks Breakfast French Recipes

Quiche Lorraine

For some people, quiche makes a hearty breakfast or the perfect brunch fare but for those who call the Alsace-Lorraine region along the French-German border home, quiche is rarely eaten for breakfast. While Alsatian cuisine can be found in larger cities across France, you’ll discover a unique blend of cultures, languages and cuisines with a…

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Appetizers & Snacks Canadian Recipes Vegetarian

Dill & Garlic Pickles

In mid-summer, grab some baby cukes and fresh dill weed from the farmer’s market and you’ll have pickles throughout the winter.