Mindy Kobrin

CRISP APPLE MOJITO

1 shot or rum or vodka 1 shot De Kuyper sour apple liqueur 1 dash of fresh lime juice ½ tsp sugar syrup Fresh mint leaves Skewered green apple slices, thinly sliced In a cocktail shaker, muddle together sugar syrup and fresh mint leaves. Add lime juice, rum or vodka…

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SPICY VIETNAMESE BAGUETTE

Prepared in 20 minutes or less. 2 16-inch baguettes, halved horizontally 2 lbs lean ground beef ¼ cup safflower oil ¼ cup shallot, finely chopped 2 tbs lemongrass, chopped ¼ cup Thai red-curry paste, found at Asian markets and Whole Foods 1 tsp chopped garlic 2 cups ketchup ½ cup…

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SWEET POTATO PUREE

Prepared in 40 minutes or less. Ingredients 2 lbs (3 large) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 1 onion, chopped ½ cup chicken or vegetable stock 2 Tbs tahini, ground sesame seed paste found in markets near sesame oil ¼ tsp curry…

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ROASTED PUMPKIN AND ARUGULA SALAD

Prepared in 55 minutes or less. Ingredients 1 small pumpkin or butternut squash (about 2 pounds) 2 Tbs fresh marjoram leaves 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1½ tsp kosher salt 1 tsp ground coriander ¼ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground cumin ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 Tbs fresh lemon…

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