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Hello Culinary Campers!  I am super-excited about what you have to look forward to in this weeks camp agenda!  My neighbor, Rena, was chatting me up at the local coffee trough…She requested more vegetarian themed recipes/cooking videos.  In answering this request…I had to do some research on vegetenarianism!  The following is some information adapted from a piece that Jolinda Hackett wrote for About.com.  It captures “The Bubble” on vegetarianism and types of vegetarians…I would also like to thank my dear friend Lydia down in Fort Myers Beach, FL for also differentiating vegetarian types for me.

1)-Pescatarian-People who do not eat meat or animal flesh, but will eat fish.

2)-Flexitarian/Semi-vegetarian-Those who eat a mostly vegetarian diet, but occasionally eat meat.

3)-Lacto-Ovo-People who do not eat beef, pork, poultry, fish, shellfish or animal flesh of any kind, but do eat eggs and dairy products.

4)Vegan-Vegans do not eat meat of any kind and also do not eat eggs, dairy products, or processed foods containing these or other animal derived ingredients such as gelatin.

     Now that we have shed some light on vegetarian diets…You, Rena and the rest of our esteemed camp following, can expect something pescatarian…I promised my friend Anna that I would do something innovative using a Kashi brand product in a recipe. So…be looking for Kashi Cereal Breaded Shrimp with a home made cocktail sauce!  I will create/shoot this segment today!  Then…in the next day or two, I will use polenta, fresh spinach, wild mushrooms and pine nuts for a tasty, original recipe/video for my vegan camp attendees!  These will be quick and easy!  Most importantly…Healthy!!!  Healthiest regards-Coach Curt

Cook that delicious strata in a 350-degree, preheated oven for 40 minutes!  By the way; prep time on this is as fast as you can crack 6-eggs and slice some bread and a tomato! I noticed that clean-up was less than 2 minutes!  Healthiest regards, Coach Curt

Gentlemen Campers…For tomorrows’ video…you should gather/acquire the following: A dozen eggs-1/2lb-shredded cheddar(orange)baguette or loaf of French bread-2-medium tomatos-1-oz-fresh basil-red onion. And:a cheap white wine for cooking-1 pint half&half…a bottle of champagne-Orange Juice and fresh berries! Here is the scenario…On Mother’s Day…Your Sweetie/Significant Other will be sleeping in while you GUYS…put together a VERY simple Breakfast Strata and Berry Laced Mimosas! It’s Mother’s Day so reach for good wholesome organic ingredients!  I will post video to walk you through this tomorrow…YES…I will, again, be there for you!  Healthiest regards, Coach Curt           P.S….Shhhhh! It’s a surprise!

12 oz.-bag Eddie’s Spaghetti Organic Pasta-Cook for 9 minutes(see video…)

3-4lb-organic chicken-simmer for 1 hour w/5 or 6 bay leaves.

1-cup fresh diced mango

For the Dressing…2-cups mayonnaise…8oz-organic coconut milk…2-8oz cans

crushed pineapple…1/4 cup minced chives…1and1/2 cups pineapple juice

1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes…4 Tblsp-good quality curry powder…garnish with

chopped cilantro-toasted coconut-black sesame seeds and lime wedges!

See video for technique coaching!  Campers…This is the final recipe for your new salad!  I made a few changes based on what the salad becomes after overnight ingredient marrying!  If you already made this…drop in extra 12oz can of crushed pineapple and 1and1/2 cups pineapple juice!-Healthiest regards-Coach Curt

Here we go again in the camp kitchen!

Into the blender goes…..
4 tablespoons ginger
4 tablespoons garlic
4 tablespoons shallot
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup soy(or teriyaki sauce…)
1/2 cup water
spin all of the above on high speed for 20 seconds
Turn off machine and add the following:
3/4 cup coconut milk
2/3 cup organic peanut butter
1/3 cup agave syrup
juice of 1/2 lime
Blend the above on high speed for twenty seconds-remove plug handle of lid and start adding 3 cups of canola oil in a slow/steady stream.
turn off machine and add:
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
4 tablespoons chopped cilantro(roughly)
Turn on high speed for about 10 seconds-You are done and have just produced your own Thai Peanut Salad Dressing that has no “stabiizers”, high fructose corn syrup(HFC), preservatives or any of the other “funky things” listed that should make most us ask “What in the heck do think that would do to the average human over an extended period time!?”