Zucchini Vinaigrette

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: April 18, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 1 hour to allow for cooling.

A tasty little side dish, And another way to use zucchini.

Zucchini Vinaigrette

Zucchini vinaigrette
8 small zucchini
1 tsp. sea salt
1 large onion
6 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. clear honey
paprika
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley

Wash zucchini and slice into rounds about 1/4” thick
Bring a little water to a boil in a saucepan. Add salt and zucchini.
Allow to simmer gently for about 5 minutes until zucchini is tender but not soggy.
Drain and set aside to cool.

Meanwhile slice onions finely and set aside.
Mix oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard and honey to make a vinaigrette dressing.

About half an hour before serving, arrange onions slices and zucchini in individual bowls.
Pour vinaigrette over vegetables.
Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

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Mackerel with Sorrel or Gooseberry Sauce

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: March 15, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 20 minutes

I’ve been having a little trouble getting this done properly.  Sorrel is not an herb I am familiar with, though I am learning from Barbadian friends. Nor is it common in supermarkets yet. But I finally found some in dried form.  Not quite what the recipe calls for, but I’ll try again in the summer to get fresh.  And to do the gooseberry version properly.

Mackerel in Sorrel Sauce

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Frozen Strawberry Mousse

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: May 17, 2014
Yield: 2-3 servings
Time needed: Just a few minutes to make, but needs a few hours in the freezer

Making this brought the old Mother Goose rhyme back to my head.

Curly Locks, Curly Locks, wilt thou be mine?
Thou shalt not do dishes, nor yet feed the swine,
but sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam
and feed upon strawberries, sugar and cream.

Curly Locks would have swooned at this combination of “strawberries, sugar and cream”, though actually honey is used in this version.  And it gets frozen for a delightfully cool treat on a hot day.  Haven’t seen one of those this year yet.  No matter, it tastes great unfrozen too.  And you can eat it sooner.

Frozen Strawberry Mousse

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Cold Chicken à la Hay

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried:November 5, 2017
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time needed: 3-4 hours cooking time depending on size of chicken + cooling time. Best to cook a day ahead of serving. I allowed 1/2 hour per pound and that worked well.

I was not at all impressed with this dish. The chicken itself was very tender, and if the point was to make it especially for sandwiches or salads, it would do fine. But serving it with a very plain, unseasoned cream sauce made for a virtually tasteless meal. Perhaps good for a person needing a very bland diet for some reason.

The name “Hay” refers to Dr. William Howard Hayes, a Pennsylvania doctor of the late 19th and early 20th century who developed and promoted a diet that came to be known as the Hay System and had many devotees among the foodies of the day.

Cold Chicken à la Hay

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Vegetables with Ground Beef

Source: Food Combining for Health
Made: November 12, 2013
Yield: 3-4 servings
Time to make: 2 hours, mostly simmering time.

A nice satisfying stew.  I really liked this. And except for a tiny ½ teaspoon of potato flour it is pretty much devoid of starch, so it’s a good paleo choice.  With extra time, it would work well in a slow-cooker. Actual preparation prior to simmering only takes 15 minutes or so.

Vegetables with Ground Beef

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