Category Archives: Sides and Salads

Southwest “Stir Fry”

The recipe was inspired by my friend Cara … several years ago she introduced me to Black Bean Sweet Potato Burritos, one of my favorite vegetarian dishes.  The other day I was in the mood for them, but wanted something … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Buttermilk Brown Bread

 A classic St. Patrick’s Day menu item in my family was Irish Soda bread. My Mom has a great recipe which I will make and post later this week, but I was interested in trying something different. I came across … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Baked Cabbage with Apples and Bacon

I have to admit that I do not like cooked cabbage … I tried it many times and am never a fan.  I like cabbage raw, but really not cooked.  So I am always looking for a recipe that involved cooked … Continue reading

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Sautéed Green Beans – Chinese Restaurant Style

One of my favorite take-out dishes is spicy sautéed string beans or green beans, but every time I order it, I cringe because I know those innocent healthy beans have been doused in oil and what should be a healthy … Continue reading

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A Hint of India: Roasted Root Vegetables and Chicken

To describe this meal as Indian would be a gross misstatement, but it certainly has a hint of India.  Even better, it has minimal prep time and leaves the house smelling wonderful.   The meal was inspired by a visit to … Continue reading

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Using a Bounty of Produce: Pickles, Salads, and Bread

Remember that Summer Challenge with the neighborhood coop?  Well, I have not posted about it much, but have been ordering on a regular basis. I thought I would recap what came in this week’s basket and how I used it. … Continue reading

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The Cook Book Challenge: Onion Tart

Part of last weekend’s cooking included a wonderful onion tart.  The tart was inspired by 5 pounds of Vidalia onions and the need to check another book off the list.  This cook book was Vegatables by James Peterson (  I … Continue reading

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