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Featured Recipes


Watermelon Salad

Submitted by Laura Darms,


1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon Tabasco

½ teaspoon pepper



One 8-pound seedless watermelon

½ pound (2 cups) feta cheese, crumbled

Half small red onion thinly sliced.

1 cup coarsely chopped mint leaves


Cut watermelon into 1” chunks. Then add feta, red onion and mint leaves. Mix and store in refrigerator.


For making dressing whisk together the oil, lemon juice, salt, Tabasco and pepper. Add dressing to salad just before serving.




Sathya's Chai Tea

1 serving

Source: A traditional Sufi recipe from Sathya Kaur Khalsa



Per Cup:

10 ounces Spring or filtered water

3 Whole cloves

4 Whole cardamom

4 Black peppercorns

1 3" Stick cinnamon

1 1" slice Fresh ginger

¼ teaspoon Black tea, regular or decaf

Milk, soy milk, or almond milk



Simmer, covered, all ingredients except black tea and milk for 10-15 minutes.

Add black tea.


Add milk, soy milk, or almond milk (unsweetened).


It will keep in refrigerator for about a week.

Serve hot or cold