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Basmati Rice with Sweet Onions and Summer Herbs

August 25, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Basmati Rice with Sweet Onions and Summer Herbs | Filed in: Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Vegetarian.

This easy basmati rice pilaf is flavored with sauteed sweet onions and fresh herbs…simple yet delicious! I recently served it with Cedar-Planked Salmon and Grilled Veggies…a perfect summer meal! Basmati rice is a fragrant variety of long grain rice grown in India and Pakistan. The cooked grains of rice are long and slender, and have a nutty flavor. • Read More »

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Green Beans with Caramelized Red Onion and Mushroom Topping

November 22, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This green bean dish is a far cry from the traditional green bean casserole that we all grew up with. Here, the green beans are crisp tender and topped with a sauteed mushroom and caramelized onion mixture. The combination is excellent and makes a perfect holiday side dish. If you don’t like mushrooms then skip ’em • Read More »

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Zucchini Caponata

September 6, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Italian, Recipes, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

If you’re looking for a way to use up some of that summer zucchini, try this recipe for Zucchini Caponata. The combo of zucchini, tomatoes and olives makes a great topping for grilled bread or a quick, fresh sauce for cooked pasta. I bet it would also be really good as a topping for grilled chicken • Read More »

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Greek Salad Salsa with Toasted Pita Chips

August 26, 2010 | By andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Dip, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Snack, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

I took this awesome Greek-inspired salsa to a pool party recently. Dang, it’s good! I chose to make it because it’s super easy and I had all the makings for it. It’s a perfect summertime appetizer!!! I followed the recipe for the salsa except that I didn’t have the fresh oregano so I used a little • Read More »

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Feta Wheat Berry Salad

July 21, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Feta Wheat-Berry Salad, which is basically a Greek salad with the addition of wheat berries, is one of my favorite summer recipes. Wheat berries are whole kernels of wheat without the hull, are an excellent source of fiber, and have a chewy texture when cooked. My folks went through a health food kick when I was growing • Read More »

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Basil-Lemon Pesto

April 20, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Condiment, Dip, Recipes, Sauce.

There’s nothing like freshly made pesto! This particular recipe fills your whole kitchen with the wonderful fragrance of basil, garlic, lemon and parsley…Yumm! The pesto only takes a few minutes to make and freezes well (always a bonus!). I’ve tried this pesto tossed with hot pasta and with grilled chicken…both are excellent! It would also be great in pasta • Read More »

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Pesto

January 12, 2010 | By andrea | Comments Off on Pesto | Filed in: Italian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce.

The first time I tasted pesto was in a small restaurant in San Francisco called Restaurante Parma. I was in my late teens-early twenties and on a vacation with my family. Always being the adventurous eater, I ordered the pesto pasta even though I didn’t really know what it was. I’d never tasted anything like it before; there was • Read More »

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