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Roasted Red Pepper Polenta

Place the red peppers over high flame on the stove top burner, fire roast the red peppers until the skin turns black on all sides. Remove the roasted red peppers from the burner and place into a medium bowl, cover with plastic wrap, allow the peppers to steam for 10 minutes. Take the roasted red

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Grilled BBQ Short Ribs

*if you don’t have a pressure cooker you can do this in a large Dutch oven and cook for 2 1/2 hours in the oven at 350 degrees F. If you don’t have a large pressure cooker, you can sear the short ribs in a large cast iron pan before building in the pressure cooker.

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Shaved Kale and Root Vegetable Salad

Red Wine Vinaigrette: In a medium mixing bowl, add the red wine vinegar, shallots, garlic, salt and pepper and whisk together well. Take the extra virgin olive oil and slowly whisk into the middle of the red wine vinegar mixture, this is to create an emulsion, incorporate all of the extra virgin olive oil. Stir

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Hurricanes By The Pitcher

For the simple syrup: Using a vegetable peeler, remove 2 long strips of lemon peel (trying to avoid too much of the white pith as this makes it bitter). Combine with water, sugar and lemon juice in a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow

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Jicama Black Bean Salad

Prepare the salad: Combine the jicama, black beans, red pepper, cilantro, lime zest and juice and oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve on top of the baby kale.   Yield: 2 cups Time: 10 minutes

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Plantain Pancakes

Prepare the plantain pancakes: In a large mixing bowl add the plantain pieces, mash with a fork until smooth and slightly chunky. Add the onion, ginger, scallions, onion, buttermilk and salt. Whisk together then add the cornmeal, flour and butter, whisk until just combined. Cover and place into refrigerate 30 minutes.   Fry the pancakes:

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