Oscar’s Okra Salad

Servings: 4 to 6 Source: Oscar Levy  INGREDIENTS 1/2 pound Okra (small, whole)  1 Vidalia onion  1 tablespoon red wine vinegar  3/4 tablespoon olive oil  1 splash lemon juice  1 dash tabasco  1 tablespoon white wine vinegar  DIRECTIONS Pierce okra (leave whole). Boil with white wine vinegar until bright green. Blanch. Chop onion finely. Marinate okra, onion, vinegar & oil (refrigerate overnight). Season with lemon … Read more

Vegan American Goulash

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 110 min Total Time: 2 hours  Servings: 6  Source: Paul Harsha, adapted from a recipe by Ben Fink  INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp. olive oil 3 tbsp. smart butter 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped (1/4 inch dice) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 lb. plant based ground beef 1/4 cup red wine 2 tsp. garlic powder … Read more

A somewhat backwards Xmas Eve dinner

Due to last minute popular demand (read my father-in-law), I’m making ham this year.  So all  the sides got changed around as well.  And I’m making the Harsha Family Midwestern Oyster Stew, guaranteed to be delicious even when you’re not near a coast.  I’m near one, but TRADITION! The rest of the meal is Marion … Read more

Crayfish Étouffée

Adapted from “Cooking with Entergy” Serving Size: 4 Note:  The Entergy original started with 1.5 sticks of butter, had no garlic or tomatoes, and different seasonings.  I made it more like my grandmother’s… but may put the butter back. Ingredients: 1 stick butter 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup bell pepper, chopped 1 cup yellow onion, … Read more

Oscar’s Crayfish Dip

Crayfish Dip ——————————————————————————– Recipe By: Oscar Levy Serving Size: 12 Ingredients: 3/4 pound Crayfish tails, chopped (frozen works fine) 1 bar Cream cheese, cut in 1″ cubes Tony’s to taste, at least a teaspoon 1 splash lemon juice 1 dash tabasco Directions: 1. Put cream cheese and 2/3 of crayfish in blender.  Blend until smooth and creamy. … Read more