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Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella Sandwiches

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Ingredients:

1 lb. prosciutto (sliced thin)

1 lb. fresh mozzarella (sliced)

3 tbs. olive oil

1 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

8 rolls (of your choice)

Directions:

1. In a bowl, mix olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. Stir well.

2. Cut open rolls. On the inside of the roll, brush a little olive oil.

3. Place prosciutto on roll and a slice of mozzarella on top.

4. You can drizzle a little olive oil on top of the mozzarella, if you wish.

*Suggestion: Serve sandwiches with a variety of different olives.

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Ingredients:

6 large portobello mushrooms  (stem and gills removed)
6 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1 cup grated Parmesan
3 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley leaves
2 tbsp. freshly chopped basil leaves
6 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  1. Toss the portabellas in the balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup of olive oil, sea salt and pepper, to taste. Arrange the mushrooms on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

2. While the mushrooms are cooling mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan, parsley, basil and               the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil.

3. Stuff the bread crumb mixture into each mushroom. Return mushrooms to oven for 7 minutes. Remove from oven. Put a slice of mozzarella cheese on top. Return to oven for about 5 minutes. Cheese should be melted and bubbly.

*Optional: You can put some sauteed peppers on top, if you wish. (See photo.)

 

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Grilled Chicken With Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

Ingredients:

4 thick boneless chicken breasts (thin enough for a sandwich)

2 large tomatoes (sliced)

1 lb. piece fresh mozzarella (sliced)

4 pieces of fresh basil

olive oil (to drizzle over tomatoes)

sea salt

Directions:

1. Marinate chicken breasts with your favorite marinade. (a simple olive oil and balsamic vinegar is always good)

2. Grill chicken on each side for 5-6 minutes. (Chicken should be white on the inside when cooked.)

3. On your favorite bread, layer tomatoes and mozzarella on the grilled chicken. Sprinkle with a little sea salt. Drizzle a little olive oil on the tomatoes. Put a basil leaf on top.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

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Turkey Munster Focaccia Sandwich

 

Ingredients:

focaccia bread (enough for 4 sandwiches)

1/2 lb. sliced ham

1/2 lb. sliced munster cheese

1/2 cup fresh spinach (rinsed and drained)

1/2 cup roasted red peppers (sliced)

2 tbs.olive oil

1 tbs. balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Cut focaccia into thick slices.

2. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir well.

3. Drizzle a little oil on each slice of bread.

4. Layer ham, munster cheese, fresh spinach and roasted red peppers.

5. Put together and enjoy.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

Broccoli Stuffed Potato Skins

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Ingredients:

1 lb. of broccoli (boiled until tender and drained well) Then chop broccoli.

4 large baking potatoes (Russet Potatoes) wash potatoes and put an X on top with a knife

1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)

1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

1 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

2 tbs. olive oil

Ingredients:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1. Bake potatoes for an hour or until soft. Let cool and cut in half. Scoop out the inside.

2. In a large bowl, add potatoes and all ingredients. Mix well.

3. Restuff potatoes and drizzle a drop of olive oil on top of each one.

4. Put stuffed potato skins on baking pan and return to oven for 10-12 minutes. Cheese should be melted and bubbly. (see photo)

Serve hot.

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Italian Salad

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Ingredients:
1 lb. mixed greens (rinsed and drained well)
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup of red roasted peppers (cut in thin slices)
1 cup fresh mozzarella (grated)
1/2 cup black olives (sliced)
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup artichoke hearts
Directions:
1. On a large platter, place mixed greens. Put all ingredients on top. (See photo.)
2. Serve with a simple Italian dressing. Mix well and serve.

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Ingredients:
8 chicken cutlets
2 cups roasted peppers
8 slices fresh mozzarella
8 large pita breads
1 cup fresh basil
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup grated cheese
olive oil
sea salt
Directions:
1. In a large skillet put 1 tsp. of olive oil. Cook chicken cutlets for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle a little sea salt. (Turn over a few times.) Set to the side.
2. In a food processor, put basil, grated cheese, garlic and 3 tbsp. of olive oil. Mix well.
3. Take 2 pita breads. Put a teaspoon of pesto on both. Spread evenly.
4. Put 2 chicken cutlets on pita bread. Put 2 slice of mozzarella. Put a few roasted peppers on top. (Repeat and make 3 more paninis.)
5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
6. Put pitas on a baking pan and bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, until pita is crisp and mozzarella has melted.
*If you have a panini maker, use that. But for those who don’t, the oven is just as good.

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Ingredients:
1 lb. fresh escarole (rinsed, drained and chopped)
4 chicken cutlets
2 tomatoes (sliced)
1 lb. piece fresh mozzarella (sliced)
1 cup chick peas
1 cup marinated mushrooms
1 tbs. olive oil
1 lemon (juiced)
1 tsp. sea salt
Directions:
1. Marinate chicken cutlets in olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt. Let marinate for at least an hour refrigerated.
2. Grill cutlets on both sides for about 4-6 minutes. Let cool and slice into thin pieces.
3. In a large bowl place escarole. Place sliced chicken cutlets, sliced mozzarella, chick peas, marinated mushrooms and tomatoes on top.
*You can use a dressing of your choice or use a little olive oil and lemon juice on top.

Stuffed Spinach Ricotta Shells

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Ingredients:

1 lb. box macaroni shells (for stuffing)

1 lb. ricotta cheese

1 egg’

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 lb. piece of mozzarella cheese (shredded)

2 cups fresh spinach (chopped)

tomato sauce

Directions:

1. Boil pasta shells (according to box directions) Drain well.’

2. In a large bowl, add ricotta cheese, 3/4 lb. of the mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, egg and spinach. Mix well.

*Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

3. In a large baking pan, coat the bottom with tomato sauce.

4. Begin to stuff each pasta shell. Place in pan.

5. Put tomato sauce on top of pasta shells, and spread remaining 1/4 lb. shredded mozzarella cheese on top.

6. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. You want cheese melted and bubbly.

Ingredients:
2 cups brown rice
2 cups of water
2 cups vegetable stock
1 head of broccoli (cut into pieces)
2 orange bell peppers (seeds removed and sliced) *can be red or yellow peppers
2 cups spinach (washed and drained)
1 red onion (sliced)
2 cups fresh mozzarella (shredded)
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
4 tbs. olive oil
salt and pepper
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
1. In a pot, put brown rice, water and vegetable stock. Add a pinch of salt. Put cover on pot and cook on a low heat. Cook for about 30 minutes. Remove lid to check that all liquid has absorbed and that the rice is fluffy. Put rice in a bowl and refrigerate to cool.
2. In a large baking pan, put all vegetables (except spinach) and garlic. Pour 4 tbs. of olive oil on top. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir well and bake in oven for 20 minutes. Add spinach and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Vegetables should be almost cooked, but not mushy. Remove from oven.
3. Remove brown rice from refrigerator. In a large deep baking pan, make a layer of brown rice in the bottom of the pan. The layer of brown rice should be about 1 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly on top. Put all baked vegetables evenly on top. Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
Serve hot.

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Ingredients:
1 lb. cooked spaghetti
1 1/2 cups fresh ricotta
1 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella (shredded)
1 cup thinly sliced pepperoni
2 eggs (beaten)
4 tbs. olive oil
salt and pepper
Directions:
1, Boil spaghetti to desired tatse. Drain, pour cold water over spaghetti. Drain well.
2. In a large bowl mix ricotta, mozzarella, pepperoni, a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well.
3. Mix the beaten egg into the cooled spaghetti. In a large frying pan, put olive oil. Put half the spaghetti in pan. Put all ricotta, mozarella, pepperoni mixture on top. Spread it out.
4. Put remaining spaghetti on top.
5. On a medium heat, cook on one side for 10-12 minutes. After 8-10 minutes, using a dish, flip over and put back in pan. Cook on other side for another 8-10 minutes. You want it to be crispy on the outside. (See picture) Serve hot.
Optional: If you have a cast iron pan, you can bake it in the oven. 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes.