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Portland’s Green Elephant: Appetizer Recipe

Portland’s Vegetarian Bistro, Green Elephant, was featured in Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine issue Number 8. Here they share with us a very popular appetizer from their inventive menu. Fried Brussels Sprouts & Wild MushroomDan Sriprasert and Bob Wonsaichua, Green Elephant, PortlandCanola oil for deep frying1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half1 Tablespoon...CONTINUE READING

Maine Pumpkin Bread

“This is a great old Maine recipe, moist and spicy. The bread actually tastes even better the day after it is baked.”—Laurie Bennett Downeast Maine Pumpkin BreadLaurie Bennett, allrecipes.com 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin purée4 eggs1 cup vegetable oil⅔ cup water3 cups white sugar3½ cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking soda1½ teaspoons salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1...CONTINUE READING

Maine Wild Blueberry Pie

It’s Maine wild blueberry season, and here is another great Maine blueberry pie recipe! Maine Wild Blueberry PieHarraseeket Inn, Freeport ½ cup sugar½ cup brown sugar5 Tablespoons tapioca½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon cinnamon8 cups Maine wild blueberries Combine all ingredients and pour into your favorite pie crust. Top with second pie crust (or make lattice pattern),...CONTINUE READING

Orzo Vegetable Salad

Heading to a cookout and need something to share? Tangy lemon dressing over cool orzo and vegetables is everything you want in a summer dish. Orzo Vegetable Saladtasteofhome.com½ cup uncooked orzo pasta 3 plum tomatoes, chopped1 cup marinated quartered artichoke hearts, chopped1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach 2 green onions, chopped½ cup crumbled feta cheese1...CONTINUE READING

Curried Cauliflower Jacket Potatoes

In London, we ran into “jacket potatoes” in all the little sidewalk restaurants and sandwich shops. The British fluff up a whole baked potato and pour over it things like chicken and cheddar cheese or baked beans and sausages, resulting in a tasty square meal similar to our own stuffed baked potatoes. I devised this...CONTINUE READING

Lunch Box Sushi

I came up with this idea because sushi for lunch is often requested at my house. These came out great, and I love using shrimp instead of crabmeat in this recipe. Lunch Box Sushiadapted from Alison Lewis’s 400 Best Sandwich Recipes 1 teaspoon wasabi powder2 Tablespoons soy sauce2 cups cooked sushi short-grain rice, cooled2 Tablespoons...CONTINUE READING