Eggplant’s one of the “cleaner” veggies, so I don’t necessarily buy it organic. It’s perfect in this recipe; add the cooked mix to omelets, salads, etc. YUM!
Posts Categorized: 6. Sides, Sauces, & Such
I was sorting through old food pics and found this colorful one of pesto. Seemed apt to post the recipe, if only to enjoy all the bright colors of summer in the picture- before summer fades!
A bit of Papaya Salsa can dress up a fish fillet, or get tossed into rice; add a side green salad topped with chopped Macadamias, in keeping with the tropical theme. Delicious!
New Deli Stuffing: What’s the secret? Use sweeter bakery bread, not generic (bad texture) & not dry (from pkg.). Use lots of fresh herbs; add to sauteed onion & celery. Simple & good!
Bake or slow-cook yams, for more flavor & nutrients than when cooked in a pot of water. Mix with egg, cream, olive oil, & vanilla. Add nutty streusel topping… yum!
Fresh green beans & caramelized onion, topped w/almonds for crunch make for a gluten-free, healthy version of “green bean casserole”. No MSG from canned stuff, either!
It’s time to prepare for Thanksgiving, and this is an easy, do-ahead recipe for cranberry chutney. Similar to the simple recipe on the bag o’ cranberries, only classier.
Lots of folks are a bit nervous about making gravy. My aunt asked for my help with her gravy one year. The scary thing was, she only had “wondra flour”, which was not a good choice for gravy!
Slowly stir boiling water into corn meal (vice-versa of traditional way). Bake or microwave to finish (stirring a few times). Then add other ingredients- so easy! (And so good…)
The following recipe uses whole-grain buckwheat noodles that have a great texture (not too heavy, as some whole grain pastas can be). Eden makes a 100% buckwheat soba noodle, which would even be gluten-free (some other brands include wheat flour as well). The sesame seeds can be white or brown (unhusked are healthier than white…