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Category: Vegetables

Kung Pao Tofu

Kung Pao Tofu

I go meatless whenever I run out of meat in my fridge, which has been pretty frequently nowadays. Now that my kids are out of the house and in school, I have ample time to finish an endless to do list I’ve written because I […]

Bean Burrito Bowls

Bean Burrito Bowls

For all the recipes I have, I’m a pretty lazy individual. And at least once a week my family enjoys beans and rice because I forgot to defrost meat, or go to the grocery store. We started with plain old black beans and rice for […]

Bok Choy and Shiitake Stir Fry

Bok Choy and Shiitake Stir Fry

I’ve always been hesitant to document what I think are unworthy recipes because if I didn’t take hours to prepare it, it may not look good enough to you. That logic hasn’t really worked for me yet. I’ve noticed that some recipes are extremely popular […]

Japanese soy vinegar pickled cucumbers

Japanese soy vinegar pickled cucumbers

I wanted something a little different than the typical pickled cucumbers to accompany some Asian dishes I’ve been making. These Japanese pickles use a combination of soy sauce, vinegar, water and sugar. They are great as a simple cold side dish, or on top of […]

Okra Tempura

Okra Tempura

I don’t know if there’s any way to convert okra haters to okra lovers. The slimy texture and the way it slides down your throat a little too easily, the fuzzy exterior and how it pricks your skin when handling them, the way it makes […]

Home Fried Potatoes

Home Fried Potatoes

These home fried potatoes were made as a side dish to accompany the Eggs Benedict my cousin (from thesweetandsourbaker.com) and I made during my trip up to New York. They can be a side dish for any meal though, if you’re looking for something a […]

Fried Eggplant Stacks

Fried Eggplant Stacks

Layers of eggplant, sauce, cheese and basil are repeated until about 6 stacks are made. The breaded, cheesy eggplant is so meaty and flavorful that you won’t miss eating meat anytime soon.

Loaded Scalloped Potato Casserole

Loaded Scalloped Potato Casserole

Layers of sliced potatoes, chopped bacon, green onions and shredded cheddar cheese, with a browned and crispy top layer of cheddar and breadcrumbs.