“Faux Tuscan” Plate

On a warm Summer day, start cooking early in the day. By the time you’re hungry for lunch, you’ll be well on your way to creating some wonderful dishes. For this “Faux Tuscan” Plate, I begin by chopping:
1/2 cup white sweet onion
1/2 cup radishes
1/4 cup parsley

1/4 cup basil

Then, in a bowl, prepare the dressing by whisking:
1 tsp dijon mustard
Juice of one lemon
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt/pepper
Turmeric (to taste)
5 chopped garlic cloves

I buy organic cannellini beans in a can. For this recipe you’ll need two cans (15oz/ea). Drain and add to bowl and add all chopped veggies and herbs. Mix well.

Presentation:
2 lg spoonfuls of bean salad
Slice avocados and place on top
Slice heirloom tomato as garnish
Saute Japanese eggplant and mushroom with chopped ginger and garlic. Add 2 tbsp homemade marinara. Use it as a glaze after eggplant and mushrooms are very tender. Place eggplant on the plate and carefully add mushrooms on top.
A crusty bread accompanies for those consuming wheat.

Bon appetit!

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6 Responses to “Faux Tuscan” Plate

  1. The Boy says:

    Looking Great Donna !!! Keep Smiling in the Sunshine !!!
    You Are The Angel Of Love !!! Really Great Dish Too !!!

    The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – The Walker Brothers
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9wV7QWyXf8

    Oh Baby, Please, Come Back Home To Me, Back Into My Heart
    I Can’t Stand It, All Alone, With This Empty Heart Of Mine
    I, Can’t Stand, To Go On, Without Your Love
    I, Don’t, Want To, Go On Without You

    Dusty Springfield “I, Don’t, Want To, Go On Without You”
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    First Love
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    Darling Please Don’t Take My Love
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    Look Back And Smile
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    One Wonderful Moment you were mine
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVrjTcwNxQA

    Young And Foolish girl
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  2. Nowhere Man says:

    Oh Donna ! So tasty and delicious thanks sweetie !

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    Tribute to a Beloved Woman of Man
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    Going Nowhere – Jel Elliff – Nowhere Man
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    A Man Wants To Be With A Woman
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    Hard To Say I’m Sorry – Chicago
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    The Secret Way You Hold My Hand
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  3. Sixties Dancer says:

    So Sweet Donna ! Looks Really Yummy !

    Every time you leave me !
    My heart breaks into !
    You will never be alone !
    Half the world is waiting to love you !
    Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia, Rumba – 2011 Tokyo Dance Finals
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    Hey Baby Let’s Dance – Chris Montez
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNLXxDMxe18

  4. The Mindbenders says:

    The Lady Loves Me – Elvis Presley and Ann Margret
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AGjidBLgMM

    I’m not gonna wait around for you to cheat on me !
    A Boy Like You – Toni Wine – Who me ?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEumaJfGCbQ

    A Groovy Kind Of Love – The Mindbenders
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddcIunulJi4

    We’re The Millers – No Ragrets !
    You know what I’m saying ! – Not Me !
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjkLKKgOMRY

    60s Free Style Dancing – The Whiskey A Go Go
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItTGFd_HGmE

    Every time you leave me !
    My heart breaks into !
    You will never be alone !
    Half the world is waiting to love you !
    Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia, Rumba – 2011 Tokyo Dance Finals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0dYHv2A37s

    Hard to believe that your leaving ! Tokyo
    Hard To Believe – Donna Loren – I can only hope that you stay !
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    If your feeling sad and lonely call me ?
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  5. Sweet Memories says:

    We Can Sweat To The
    Rhythm Of Love Till The Morning Sun – Dirty Dancing Reversals
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    These Arms Of Mine – DWTS 2010 Winners – Derek Hough and Jennifer Grey
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCxQMa_2djw
    I’m The King Of the World
    I can see the Statue-Of-Liberty already
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItjXTieWKyI
    Our flying speed will be 24mph=39kph=21knots
    Trust Me To Fly My Love – You’re The Queen Of The World
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7xddcpYlz8
    All’s fair in love and war !
    Can he still be your friend ?
    A no good boy loves you Nina !
    Why are you delusional about a boy ?
    I was in a daze, and I was in your good grace !
    I’m sorry for your drunk comments; it’s making me annoyed !
    Boy- Nina Nesbitt – Your leaving your footprints on my heart you no good boy !
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8bMODpjy1M
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cO6o0Tpjus
    Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBmAPYkPeYU
    Woman In Love – Carola Haggkvist
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArOiQxUMWJ0
    Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmakK7BSRnE
    Woman In Love – Donna Loren
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuKLC0V13w0
    I’ll Remember You – Elvis Presley
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_GgBtVAcgY
    You Better Leave My Baby Alone – Wanda Jackson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIbQ75_2Ulg
    It’s so easy to be happy thinking about you !
    Love You Too – Jenna Bryson – Baby you got a hold on me !
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clvxz_KsFIg
    My Mother said, “But Honey, he’s not our kind!”
    My teachers all laughing as preachers of equality!
    Saying girl, “Why don’t you stick to your own kind?”
    They say, “I can’t see you anymore baby!”
    Society’s Child – Janis Ian – I can’t see you anymore baby!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW_rYLoIR08
    Poetry In Motion – Pernilla Wahlgren
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UlGFEHV4qs
    Tell Me You Get Lonely – Frankie Ballard
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZU63GZ38yA
    I Walk The Line – Jody Miller – because your mine !
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    Christina Stripe – Singing Sensations 2008 of Barberton, Ohio
    Black Velvet – Christina Stripe – in that little boy’s smile !
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    Erin McCamley – Quota Idol 2009 in Wooster, Ohio
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    Pocketful Of Rainbows – Elvis Presley & Juliet Prowse
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    Love Me – Donna Loren singing her favorite Elvis Presley song
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqa7B2StPPw
    Memories – Elvis Presley – of your love is always on my mind !
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDtK0Cgaouc

  6. Sixties Music Fan says:

    Oh Donna

    Now that looks so tasty, thank you so much
    Sweet and Savory, looks so Delicious to me

    Sixties Popular Music Explosion Remembered
    From a Sixties Soda-pop-bottle Pop Culture
    Soda-Pop Soda-Southern Pop-Northern
    Thou Shall Not Steal – Dick and Dee Dee
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifisoOIqmlg
    Turn Around – Dick and Dee Dee
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmKYzHEKjMk
    Blue Turns To Gray – Dick and Dee Dee
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M44ElQkoIm0
    Where Did All The Good Times Go – Dick and Dee Dee
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMn1MnWdA28
    Heartbeats – Dick and Dee Dee
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep9zCCWXbVE
    Lighting Strikes – Dick and Dee Dee
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZZZEUqBzEA
    Wishin’ and Hopin’ – Donna Loren
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J50FNmU3L-0
    I Know A Place – Donna Loren
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NGRg_ltWJM
    Yesterday’s Gone – Chad and Jeremy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ZJTbuFxjk
    A Summer’s Song – Chad and Jeremy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8AR_ovbwXI
    Send In The Clowns – Jody Collins
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIqx5_w-dnk
    Both Sides Now – Judy Collins
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8jGFu7ys64
    You Were On My Mind – We Five
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29uNvGHsRlc
    Poet – We Five
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQtOhvQh-Po&list=PL37A73FF5E3D270FE
    Turn Turn Turn – The Seekers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gIU2yuvn7E
    I’ll Never Find Another You – The Seekers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsgXbSUMzR4

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