Pasta with Smoked Mozzarella, Roasted Peppers, Tomatoes and Basil

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Ingredients:

  • Salt
  • Extra Virgin Oil Olive
  • 8 ounces smoked mozzarella, cubed
  • 3 to 4 PRZ Roasted Peppers
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, leaves torn
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pound fresh pasta, cooked
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the broiler. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs.
  2. Follow directions for PRZman Roasted Peppers (By broil until charred, 20 minutes. Transfer the peppers to a bowl, cover and set aside about 5 minutes.) See details and pictures here. Slice cooled peppers and set aside.
  3. Heat a dry skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and garlic to pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Toss sliced roasted peppers, sliced cherry tomatoes, basil, smoked mozzarella and cooked pasta to pan for 1-2 minutes. Season the pasta with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle with a tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve Hot.

Grilled Romaine Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette and Asian-Marinated Tofu

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Ingredients:

Tofu:

  • 1/2 block of extra firm tofu, drained and sliced into 1 inch strips
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger
Salad:
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, halved
  • 6 large kale leaves, torn
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 asparagus spear, sliced in 1 inch pieces
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 scallions, sliced thin (both green and white parts)
  • 4 leaves if basil, torn
  • pinch of red-pepper flakes
  • Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Smoked salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat an indoor cast-iron grill over medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, whisk together all tofu ingredients besides tofu in a shallow bowl. Marinate the tofu for about 10 minutes.

Combine all the salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt pepper.

Throw the tofu and salad ingredients on the grill at the same time and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.

Transfer to a large bowl and toss with champagne vinaigrette and sprinkle parm on top.

Serve warm and enjoy!