"Recipes from the Chef's Kitchen"

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GreenFare Organic Cafe
408 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 689-0506
www.greenfare.com


Gwyn L. Whittaker - CEO (right)
Justin Matthews - Executive Chef (left)



Tomato and Bean Salad

Ingredients:
(Yield 4 Servings)
1)   1/2 cup diced Celery
2)   cup diced Cucumbers
3)   2 cups diced Tomatoes
4)   1 Red Onion, diced
5)   2 Red, Yellow, Orange, or Green Bell Pepper, diced
6)   1 tablespoon chopped fresh Basil
7)   1 can White Beans (Great Northern, Cannellini, Navy), drained and rinsed
8)   1 tablespoon fresh Lime Juice
9)   1 teaspoon Rice Vinegar
10) Salt, to taste

Preparation:
1)   In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and set aside for 15 minutes
       or more to allow the flavors to develop.
2)   Add salt and serve at room temperature.



Pasta Primavera

Ingredients:
Yield 6 Servings)
1)   12 cups Penne
2)   2 cups diced Carrots
3)   1 cup Crimini Mushrooms
4)   1 diced Onion
5)   2 cups chopped Broccoli
6)   1 cup diced Red Bell Pepper
7)   1 1/2 tbs. fresh Garlic
8)   2 cups low sodium Vegetable Broth
9)   1/2 cup raw Cashews
10) 1 cup Soy Milk
11) 1/2 cup Oat Flour
12) 2 cups Green Peas
13) 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
14) 2 tbs. fresh Basil
15) 2 tbs. fresh Oregano
16) 1 cup halved Cherry Tomatoes

Preparation:
1)   In a medium pan, bring water to a boil.
2)   Then add the pasta and cook according to the directions on the
       box.
3)   When the pasta is slightly al dente, remove from heat, drain and
       set aside.
4)   While the pasta cooks, in a large saute pan, sweat the broccoli,
       carrots, onion, red pepper and garlic on medium heat for 10
       minutes.
5)   Keep them covered and stir occasionally.
6)   Then stir in the vegetable broth and simmer for another 10 minutes.
7)   Grind the cashews in a spice grinder to form a cashew powder.  A
       coffee grinder or blender would also work.  Either way, make sure
       the appliance is completely dry.
8)   Stir in the soy milk, oat flour and cashew powder.  Make sure to
       stir occasionally to prevent the oats from clumping together.
9)   Add the peas, black pepper and dried herbs.
10) Simmer for 10 minutes, continuing to stir occasionally, until the
       oats and cashews create a creamy sauce. 
11) Mix in the pasta and tomatoes,
12) This is best served right away.
13) This is also delicious chilled as a pasta salad.




Orange and Fig Salad

Ingredients:
1)   2 cups Orange (seedless) chopped
2)   4 fresh Figs, washed and quartered
3)   1-2 tablespoons chopped Dates
5)   teaspoon freshly grated Nutmeg
5)   1 tablespoon finely grated Orange Zest
6)   (optional) grind of Black Pepper/sprinkle of crushed Fleur De Sal

Preparation:
1)   Combine the orange, figs,dates, nutmeg, grated orange zest in a medium
       bowl and mix gently.
2)   Set aside at room temperature for at least 30 minutes or up to 6 hours. 
3)   Sprinkle with the optional pepper and salt, if you like, just before serving.




Good Eating!!!