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Kale, Quinoa, Pineapple and Black Bean Salad

It's a mouthful alright - and we didn't even list all of the ingredients!   Here’s a perfect quick side dish everyone will love, and it's a healthy alternative to heavy beans or pasta salads.  Our Golden Masala Balsamic and Smoked Olive Oil make it unique. No need for lots of spices, because our balsamic combines various chili, ginger, oregano, cinnamon, cumin and other spices.  It is warm but not spicy hot.  Ingredients 1 bunch chopped black or red kale, about 4 cups   1 cup quinoa (cooked per the package instructions) 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple (or mango) 1 (15 oz.) can organic black beans 1 1/2 cups chopped grape tomatoes 1/2  cup Golden Masala Balsamic  1/3 cup lime juice 2 tbsp Smoked Olive Oil ...

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Corn Slaw

BBQ'ed corn gives cabbage coleslaw a hint of smoke along with sweet crunchiness that you will love as a summer side dish.  Ingredients 3 Corn cobs left in husk and rinsed.2 Red chili peppers, washed, seeded and cut in half   Olive oil for brushing peppers 2 cups cabbage, shredded3 carrots, julienned1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 T chopped cilantro leaves1 T chopped mint leavesSalt and black pepper Dressing 2T lime juice 3T Peach white balsamic vinegar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup Arbosana extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup cilantro leaves   Preparation  Can be done a day ahead on coals: Brush both sides of red pepper with olive oil. Char with skin side down. Remove from heat and dice. (Can be done simultaneously with #1 above). Place...

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Melon Ball Salad

Light, quick and different.  We interchange our ingredients for maximum creativity on your end.  Your guests will think you are brilliant... then they'll ask where you got the amazing balsamic and salt!   Salt on fruit?  Sounds crazy - but try it for pumped up fruit flavor.   INGREDIENTS 1 Honeydew Melon 1 Cantaloupe 4 tablespoons Peach White Balsamic OR Lemon White Balsamic 3 tablespoons mint leaves, thinly sliced 1 1/2 tablespoons basil leaves thinly sliced Sriracha Sea Salt or  Asian Ginger Sea Salt - a pinch or 2 to taste 1 Avocado, sliced   PREPARATION  Using a melon baller - scoop out both melons into a large serving bowl.  Gently mix in the basil, mint and balsamic.  Finish with sliced avocado on...

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Black-Eyed Pea and Beet Salad

We love black-eyed peas on New Year's Day.  This recipe is one way to lighten the New Year's meal.  Even better - enjoy this recipe all year round.  If red Belgian endive can't be found, frisee makes a great alternative. INGREDIENTS 1 cup dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and picked over 3 large garlic cloves, 2 of them crushed and left in the skin, 1 of them minced 1 onion cut in half 1 bay leaf Salt to taste 1 medium fennel bulb (about 1/2 pound), trimmed, quartered, cored and sliced very thin across the grain 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup Lambrusco Red Wine Vinegar 1/3 cup Picual extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon dried tarragon Freshly ground black pepper to taste ⅓...

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German Potato Salad (Vegan, or not)

Ingredients 2 pounds quartered small red or gold potatoes (skins on) 1/3 cup Tuscan extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup Lambrusco Red Wine Vinegar 5 sliced scallions 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1 tablespoon mustard (we prefer spicy brown or Dijon) 1 teaspoon toasted caraway seeds 1 pound bacon or vegan bacon (cooked and crumbled) - optional 2 stalks celery chopped - optional, but we love the crunch 2 hard boiled eggs sliced - omit if vegan Salt Cracked Pepper Cover potatoes with cold salted water, bring to a boil, and cook until tender; drain and transfer to a large bowl.  Blend all remaining ingredients together - except for  egg. Drizzle over potatoes and toss. Gently blend in egg, reserving a few slices of egg...

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