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Chef Gene’s Pinto Bean Salad

Ingredients 1-1/2 cups dried pinto beans, soaked overnight and drained 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 medium onion, diced 1 red pepper, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro For the vinaigrette 1/4 cup malt vinegar ( or any other vinegar of choice) 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup olive oil 1 large garlic clove, … Continue reading “Chef Gene’s Pinto Bean Salad”

Chef Gene’s Summer Salad

Ingredients 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber 1 cup diced fresh tomato 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup sliced onion 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil ( more to taste) Directions Toss cucumber, tomato, olive oil, red wine vinegar, onion, salt, basil, and white pepper together in a large … Continue reading “Chef Gene’s Summer Salad”

Chef Gene’s Apple/Rosemary Porkchops

 2 lbs  (about 5)  Fuji or other sweet-tart apples  2 tablespoons butter, melted 4 pork loin chops 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion thinly sliced 1/2 cup apple juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves Directions Step 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Marinate pork loin chops with apple juice and rosemary leaves for … Continue reading “Chef Gene’s Apple/Rosemary Porkchops”

Fast Food May Be Your Last Food

It’s a sunny Thursday morning as I set up my table, sign in sheet, and prescription box in the parking lot of Health Right Clinic, when I am immediately  assaulted by the smell of grease heating up in the fry bins of the fast food restaurant (which shall remain unnamed) looming across the street.  It is disheartening to say the least, but I … Continue reading “Fast Food May Be Your Last Food”