Archives: Vegetarian

Fresh Corn Salad

September 12, 2018 | By andrea | Comments Off on Fresh Corn Salad | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Fresh summer corn is definitely one of life’s simple, old-fashioned pleasures. I will drive way out of my way to a local farm stand to buy farm fresh corn in the summer. This simple summer salad  is easy to make but full of fresh seasonal flavor: sweet, crisp-tender corn, fresh basil, plus a little zing • Read More »

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Summer Bean Confetti Salad with Pickled Red Onion Vinaigrette

July 10, 2018 | By andrea | Comments Off on Summer Bean Confetti Salad with Pickled Red Onion Vinaigrette | Filed in: Fresh Produce, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This recipe for Summer Bean Confetti Salad with Pickled Red Onion Vinaigrette is a great example of simple summertime cooking: it’s fresh, it’s easy to make, and it tastes good! The recipe would also be really easy to double or triple if you needed more than four servings. The only type of beans I could • Read More »

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Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad

January 2, 2015 | By andrea | Comments Off on Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This hearty salad is packed with good-for-you greens, lightly toasted nuts, and a lemony vinaigrette…delicious! Don’t be frightened off by the brussels sprouts here — they’re raw so you don’t get the stinky, cabbage smell. In fact, just pretend the brussels are little cabbages (which they are) and that you’re making a slaw. Although Tuscan • Read More »

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Herb Deviled Eggs

June 21, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Appetizer, Eggs, Recipes, Side Dish, Snack, Vegetarian.

I never met a deviled egg I didn’t like. Seriously, I  love all versions of this classic summer potluck staple! This particular version sports tangy dill pickles, Dijon mustard and white wine vinegar, a punch of flavor from fresh herbs, and a bit of heat from cayenne pepper. Feel free to add more dill and/or chives if • Read More »

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Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions

June 17, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions | Filed in: Potatoes, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

“These potatoes look gourmet!” exclaimed Husband as I handed him his Father’s Day dinner plate that included a grilled rib-eye, these Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions, and steamed green beans drizzled with a little olive oil. I love roasted potatoes anyway, but the addition of frizzled onions and fresh herbs takes the deliciousness to another level! As you • Read More »

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Green Bean Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

June 8, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

I first had this salad years ago in a dinner group I was part of. It was an amazing start to a great meal. The salad is both beautiful and delicious, with a variety of flavors and textures: sweet and juicy tropical mango (or papaya), crisp tender green beans, salty feta, dry roasted pistachios, and a tangy, easy-to-make apricot vinaigrette.  The vinaigrette • Read More »

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Coconut Rice

May 19, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Vegetarian.

Fragrant, steamed jasmine rice is good—but jasmine rice made with coconut milk and fresh ginger is even better! This is a great side dish for Asian-themed meals, and could even be paired with some Caribbean and Latin American dishes. It’s super easy to make and a step up from plain ol’ rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro if • Read More »

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Beet Salad with Pickled Onions and Feta

May 18, 2013 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

If you like beets you’re going to LOVE this salad: Earthy steamed beets tossed with a simple vinaigrette, tangy pickled red onions, salty feta, and fresh parsley…AWESOME! It’s definitely a restaurant-quality salad (actually better than most beet salads I’ve had in restaurants)! My beet-loving dad remarked after tasting it, “Now THIS is a beet salad!” That’s high • Read More »

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Tomato Chile Salsa

April 30, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Tomato Chile Salsa | Filed in: Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Snack, Vegetarian.

If you’ve never made your own salsa, it’s time you step out and give it a whirl. Not only is fresh salsa super easy to make but it tastes much, much better than the jarred stuff. Plus, you’ll be the star of the party when you walk in with a bowl of this fresh, smoky • Read More »

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Thai-Style Cabbage Salad

January 28, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This fresh-tasting, super easy salad makes a great side dish for an Asian meal! I love the salty-sweet-sour combination of flavors and the punch of fresh herbs…delicious! I’ve made the salad a variety of ways. Sometimes I substitute lime for lemon, or green onions for the red onions. I’ve also made it with both mint • Read More »

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