Holiday Celebration Menu
Dominican Hospital

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Christmas Vegetable Soup with Rosemary & Sage


Spinach Salad with Onion Confiture,
Mushrooms, Toasted Almonds,
and Cinnamon- Lemon Vinaigrette


Yam Salad with Toasted Pecans and Cranberries


Roast Turkey with Apple Cranberry Relish


Spiced Pumpkin Hazelnut Bread



Christmas Vegetable Soup
Makes 4 quarts

Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 Tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 med size, small diced yellow onion
1 med size, small diced red Pepper
1 med size, small diced yellow pepper
2 each, small diced carrots
2 each, small diced celery
1 med size, small diced green squash
4 each, small diced tomatoes
1 cup red wine
2 quarts vegetable stock
½ cup brown Rice
1/2 cup chopped celery leaves
1 bunch chopped parsley
½ bunch rough chopped sage
1 sprig chopped rosemary
Chives 1 bunch chopped
Sea salt and Pepper To Taste

Method:
Heat 8-quart pot over medium heat, add olive oil.

When oil is hot, add garlic, onions, peppers, carrots, celery, and squash. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until soft.

Add tomatoes and wine, reduce the liquid by simmering for five min.

Add vegetable stock and rice and simmer until rice is tender (close to an hour).

Season with fresh herbs, celery leaves, and sea salt., Serve.

Some nutritional benefits:
Contains a significant amount of many water and fat soluble vitamins.
Good source of soluble fiber, Minerals, and slow release complex carbohydrates, low glycemic index.
Low fat, no cholesterol and low sodium.

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Spinach Salad with Onion Confiture

Onion Confiture:
2 large red onion, sliced very thin
½ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup brown rice syrup
Combine ingredients in small sauté pan and sweat until onions are translucent and tender.

Eggs:
3 each Eggs, hard boiled, peeled and cut into quarters.
Place eggs into salted simmering H20 cook for six min. turn off let sit in H20 for 10 min.

Mushrooms:
1T. Olive oil
8 oz. Mushroom, thinly sliced and sautéed
Sauté mushrooms in olive oil for 3-5 min until soft. Set aside.

Almonds:
2 oz. Sliced or slivered almonds, (toast in 325 degree oven for 12 minutes)

Spinach:
10 oz. Baby spinach leaves

Method:
Toss spinach leaves in Lemon Vinaigrette, place in middle of platter.
Arrange mushrooms, egg quarters, and confiture around spinach.
Sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Some Nutritional Benefits:
Good source if iron, selenium and zinc. Good source of protein, fiber and vitamin C.

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Yam Salad with Toasted Pecans and Cranberries
Serves: 6

Step one:
1T Whole grain mustard
2T Maple syrup
½ cup Lemon Juice
2T Olive oil
1T Walnut oil
1t. Cinnamon
1/2t nutmeg
1/2t Sea salt

Step two:
2 each Shallots, minced
2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 bunch Parsley, chopped
1 bunch Chive, chopped
2T Sage, chopped

Step three:
2 each Yams, peeled and diced, cooked until just tender.
2 each Parsnips, peeled and diced, cooked until just tender.
1 each Butternut squash, peeled and diced, cooked until just tender.
3 oz. Pecans, toasted
4 oz Dried Cranberries

Method:
Whisk step one ingredients together in medium mixing bowl.
Add step two ingredients and let stand for 30 min.
In large mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.
Cover platter with greens of choice.
Place mixed yam salad in middle of platter.

Some nutritional benefits:
Contains many antioxidants, vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin A.
High in soluble fiber, good source of selenium, zinc, and omega three fatty acids.

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Pumpkin Bread

Wet Ingredients:
1 cup Pumpkin, cooked and pureed
2 Eggs
¾ cup Canola, Olive or grape seed oil
1 medium Banana
1 cup Brown rice syrup
½ cup Brown Sugar
¼ cup Molasses
1 T Vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:
1 ¾ cup Organic all-purpose flour
1 ¾ cup Organic whole wheat flour
1 t. Salt
1 t. Baking soda
1 t. Baking powder
1 t. Cinnamon
½ t. All spice
1 t. Ground ginger
½ t. Nutmeg
1 cup Hazelnuts, chopped

Method:
Preheat oven to 375.
Cream/mash banana with fork in mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients and mix well.
In another bowl, sift flour with spices, salt and baking powder.
Combine wet and dry ingredients do not over mix.
Fold in the nuts.
Bake in lightly oiled loaf pan at 375 degrees for 1 hour and fifteen minutes.
Cool and remove from pan. Slice and serve.

Some Nutritional Benefits:
Good source of iron, beta-carotene, protein and potassium. Low glycemic index. High fiber, good source of essential fatty acids.

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