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.

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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Chicken with Lemon

Source: Food Combining for Health
Made September 18, 2013
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time to prepare: 1 hour

This is a wonderful way to cook chicken.  Although it is done in the oven, the wrappings mean it is steamed rather that roasted.  I used my covered clay cooker rather than wrappings, but that worked well too.  I brought in freshly-picked greens (arugula and basil, as well as the parsley stuffed into the chicken) from the garden to serve with it.

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Almond Balls

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: May 27, 2013
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 10 minutes  (or time to skin the almonds)

This is a nice and easily made cheese ball.  One addition I would make to the instructions is to grind the toasted sesame seeds so they don’t catch in your teeth and are easier to digest.

Almond Balls

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Celery Root Soup

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: April 17, 2012
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 10 minutes or less

A delicious and simple one-vegetable soup.  This sort of lunch was a mainstay of my diet when recovering from surgery. Celery root is one of my favorite vegetables for a plain soup.  One can use the same technique with potato, sweet potato, carrots, parsnips and squash.

Celery Root Soup

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