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Cheesy Lentils Chef Marshall O'Brien

Cheesy Lentils

Serves 10-15  Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups vegetable or chicken broth, low sodium 1 3/4 cups dry green lentils, rinsed 1 cup yellow onion, chopped small 1 1/2 cups carrots, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 – 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained 1/2 […]

Fennel with Roasted Red Pepper Chef Marshall O'Brien

Fennel with Roasted Red Pepper

Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups fresh fennel bulb, thinly sliced 1 cup roasted red pepper, diced 1/2 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fennel fronds 1/4 teaspoons salt Directions: Cut fennel into manageable sized chunks then thinly slice. Toss all ingredients together, and let sit over night in refrigerator. Serve at room temperature with crackers, […]

Parmesan Greens Chef Marshall O'Brien

Parmesan Greens

Substitute spinach or use baby kale for this easy and very delicious recipe. Serves 2-4 Ingredients:  1 bunch fresh chard or beet greens – the beets can be roasted and put in a salad or eaten as a side dish. ¼ Cup white onion, small chop 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 1 entire whole green […]

Watermelon Salsa Chef Marshall O'Brien

Watermelon Salsa

Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 4 c seeded and diced watermelon (any variety or color) 1/2 cup minced onion                               ½ cup minced fresh cilantro 1 Tbsp. minced jalapeno pepper       ½ tsp. salt 1 Tbsp fresh garlic clove, minced   […]


Orono Kid’s Cooking Celebration

Thank you all for making the Orono Foundation Great Gathering Event a delicious success! Here's the recipes we created today. Cool Quinoa salad Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 1 cups quinoa 2 cups water 1 cup Grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half ¼ cup Fresh mint, chopped  ¼ Cup fresh parsley, chopped  2 Tbsp or more […]

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Recipe: Roasted Edamame Cauliflower

Beautiful contrasting colors with the edamame, cauliflower and a dash of turmeric. Wonderful roasted as instructed, or as a hot stir-fry would be delicious as well.  Serves 6 Ingredients 2 2/3 cups Cauliflower, flourets 1 1/3 cups Edamame 3/4 cups Onions, diced 2 Tbsp Garlic, minced 1/2 Tbsp Italian herb blend (basil, thyme, oregano, etc)  2 […]

Citrus Tilapia Tacos Chef Marshall O'Brien

Recipe: Citrus Fish Tacos

When it's citrus season, use Cara Cara, Clementines or any other juicy orange-like fruit for this light and refreshing taco. I prefer soft shell corn tortillas but the choice is yours. Enjoy!   Serves 4 Preparation Time: 35 minutes   Ingredients: Salsa: 1 orange, peeled, pith removed, small chop 1 avocado, small dice* 1 large […]

super green smoothie chef marshall o'brien courtesy pfk

Recipe: Super Green Smoothie

  Super it is with good, healthy fats, fiber and most importantly flavor!   Serves 4 Preparation Time: 10 Minutes   Ingredients: 2 cups 1% milk 1 banana, peeled, cut in half ½ avocado, pitted, peeled 1 cup spinach, gently packed  1 cup green apple, cored, chopped 3 Tbsp. ground flax seed 2 Tbsp. honey […]

brussels sprouts chef marshall o'brien

Recipe: Simply Brussels Sprouts

A quick toss of olive oil and salt is all you need to make these beauties dance in your mouth. Enjoy them any time of the day with just about anything. Serves 4 to 5 Ingredients 1 pound Brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed if needed, cut in half 2 Tbsp olive oil 4 pinches (about 1/8 […]

curry green lentil soup chef marshall o'brien

Curry Green Lentil Soup

Lentils are delicious, delightful, inexpensive and packed full of nutrition. Add them to soups, stews, salads, loafs – whatever you wish – it'll be divine. Start by trying my tasty lentil soup recipe. Green Curry Lentil Soup Serves 6+ Ingredients: 1 cup onions, chopped small 1 cup potatoes, chopped small 1 bay leaf 2 cups […]

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