Archive for the ‘Vegetables’ Category

Garden Fresh Gazpacho

Between my CSA and family/friend vegetable gardens summer’s bounty is overflowing in my kitchen.  It is another hot hot day, I need lunch and I have tons of fresh vegetables… obviously I need to make gazpacho. Now my normal go-to gazpacho is really simple, I just chop up all my veggies in the food processor [...]

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Mushroom and Shallot Quiche

This week my daughter’s preschool class had a mom’s brunch. I signed up to make a quiche. I love quiche. In fact, every year on my birthday I request my mom’s spinach and onion quiche. It’s creamy, it’s cheesy and it comes in a pie crust. I can eat it for breakfast, for lunch, as [...]

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Steamed Cabbage, Carrots, Celery & Onions

This is a great side dish. It’s healthy, it’s tasty and it’s easy. Everything you could ask for. To save time, you can buy the coleslaw mix for the cabbage. Recipe: Steamed Cabbage & Veggies Ingredients 1 cup Carrots, chopped 1 cup Celery, chopped 1 Onion, chopped 1 1/2 cups Cabbage, shredded 1 cup Hot [...]

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Sour Cream and Chive Smashed Potatoes

I used to feel that making mashed potatoes was too much of a process for a quick dinner. But I love this quick way of making smashed potatoes. It’s one pot and super easy and quick. It only takes about 15 minutes. Recipe: Sour Cream & Chive Smashed Potatoes Ingredients 4 Red Potatoes 2 tbs [...]

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Spicy Shrimp Noodle Bowl with Cucumber Salad

This is another dish that caught my eye in the latest Cooking Light magazine that I had to add to my menu plan this week. I paired it with Cucumber Salad per Cooking Light’s suggestion. I loved it. It was a great weeknight dinner. Quick, tasty, healthy and not too heavy. Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Noodle [...]

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Moroccan Night: Lamb Tangine over Roasted Vegetable Couscous

Last Sunday, we had Moroccan Night. I bought a boneless leg of lamb from BJs and decided to make a Lamb Tangine, which is basically a Moroccan lamb stew. The lamb is slow cooked so the meat is very tender. They are made with a blend of spices that lend themselves to an aromatic, flavorful [...]

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Daring Kitchen Challenge October 2010: Mediterranean Stuffed Grape Leaves

This month our hostess, Lori of Lori’s Lipsmacking Goodness, has challenged The Daring Cooks to stuff grape leaves. Lori chose a recipe adapted from The New Book of Middle Eastern Food (a Borzoi Book by Claudia Roden, published by Alfred A. Knopf). This is an interpretation of that recipe. Recipe: Mediterranean Stuffed Grape Leaves Ingredients [...]

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Cucumber-Carrot Ribbon Salad

This is simple light salad goes well with Thai food. The colors of the carrot and cucumber make it very attractive. It would have been enhanced with the addition of Black Sesame Seeds. I used shredded carrots because I had them. You can also use a whole peeled carrot and make “ribbons” by running your [...]

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Roasted Patty Pan Squash

On my last visit to the Lancaster Farmer’s Market, I could not resist buying these Patty Pan Squash. I have always loved them for their delicate flavor and they are so cute! Patty Pan are also referred to as Scallop Squash. They come in white, green and yellow and are really a summer squash. I [...]

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Crispy Oven Baked Fries and a Trip to Lancaster County Farmer’s Market

This past Saturday my kids and I visited the Lancaster County Farmer’s Market in Wayne, PA. While there, I sampled delicious cheeses, tasty smoked meats, coffee and pastries, bought fresh produce and meat. The market is chock full of local delicious goodies. Susannah Foo even has a dumpling stand there, where I could not pass [...]

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