One Bowl Wonders: balsamic

Rocky Mountain High

By Gina Caputo

Rocky Mountain High
At the special request of the US Probation Officers of Wyoming, I have created a One Bowl Wonder recipe that would work well with elk, since many of them hunt for their family's food. The early fall flavors of this bowl would also be amazing with vegan meatballs made from chickpeas and mushrooms! And since Colorado's Palisade peaches are in season, I couldn't resist including them too!

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Picnic Pasta Salad

By Gina Caputo

Picnic Pasta Salad
This pasta salad is a perfect choice for bringing to a potluck or serving at your own cookout - its guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser and you can use gluten free pasta or make two half batches, one with regular and one with gluten-free. The avocado is the crown jewel, adding that creamy goodness that both you and the noodles adore!

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Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

By Gina Caputo

Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 cloves pressed garlic
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 - 1 tsp sea salt
  • 5 cracks of black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

Helpful Tool:

  • Magic Bullet mini blender

Instructions:

  1. Put the first 5 ingredients into the magic bullet
  2. Whizz for 5 seconds
  3. Add 3 Tbsp of EVOO
  4. Whizz for 10 seconds
  5. Add remaining 3 Tbsp of EVOO
  6. Whizz for 15 seconds

Note: You can make this dressing in a bowl with a whisk. Just drizzle the oil in gradually (about 1 Tbsp at a time) and whisk vigorously between drizzles!

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