Category Archives: Savory Side Dishes and Salads

Quinoa Stuffed Squash

I actually saw a picture of this dish in a magazine ad sometime last year. It was so visually appealing that I remembered it all spring and summer, waiting for all the pumpkins and squash to turn up in fall. Could I have found the squash I wanted earlier in the year? Probably. But I wouldn’t have wanted to for the same reasons I don’t ... Read More »

Sichuan-Style Veggies

If for no other reason than to prove that I do, in fact, eat things other than cake, I decided to mention these veggies. Actually, the better reason for mentioning them is the sauce. An issue of EatingWell from February of this year had a great article about stir frying. They offered two easy to make sauces and six dishes that could all be prepared ... Read More »

Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes

Frying is the theme of this 18th edition of Is My Blog Burning, hosted by Linda of At our table. Now, I am not a big fryer. Don’t get me wrong, fried food tastes good. Great even. But I want and like to eat healthy when I’m eating at home. Last year, I had a great dinner at B. Smith’s restaurant in New York. I ... Read More »

Grilled Corn on the Cob

As much as I have always loved fresh, locally grown sweet corn, I never loved it as much as I do now. What changed? I started grilling it. The sugars of the corn intensify the flavor and it takes less time than boiling! I think I first saw this on Good Eats, but I’m not entirely sure. It has been a smash hit, not only ... Read More »

Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuits

Not being from the South, I will state that I am not an authority on biscuits. In fact, most of the biscuits I have eaten in my life have been the kind you might find in the refrigerated section of the market. I probably have never had an authentic Southern biscuit. They look tasty, though, so I set about to make some. If you have ... Read More »

Spring Side Salad

This salad was on the cover of this month’s Fine Cooking magazine. Though I didn’t purchase the magazine, I definately took note of the great colors in the salad. How could I resist making something so beautiful? Blanched grean beans, fresh sweet corn (or frozen), sliced red onions and halved plum tomatoes, dressed with a drizzle of vinagrette and a good sprinkle of salt and ... Read More »

Quinoa Salad

Cooking with unfamiliar ingerdients can be a challenge since you don’t know what to expect. Perhaps there will be unforseen complications in the cooking process. More common, at least for me, is the fact that it can be difficult to season something when you don’t know what it’s natural flavor is. You can always slather on some sort of thick, cheesey sauce, but if you’re ... Read More »

Fast and easy bbq chicken salad

You will need: a chicken breast, preferably grilled or bbq’d tomatoes an orange baby spinach Chop chicken, tomatoes and orange. Toss with salad and leftover bbq sauce from chicken. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Read More »

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