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Category: Vegetables

Chinese stir fried green beans with garlic

Chinese stir fried green beans with garlic

In my opinion, Chinese cooking takes the same amount of care and effort in preparing their vegetable dishes as they do with their meat dishes. Their most simple preparations can make vegetable dishes hold its own against any main entrée. One of my favorite side […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I plan on making roasted Brussels sprouts as one of the sides. This is far easier than my other Brussels sprouts recipe and yields the same crispy, golden brown result. If you haven’t gotten the taste of […]

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

  Since moving to Georgia, we’ve joined a farmer’s market co-op for a weekly basket of fruit and veggies. In our basket this week was a bunch of kale. Two things come to mind when I think of kale: Zuppa Toscana from the Olive Garden, […]

Bacon wrapped asparagus

Bacon wrapped asparagus

These are ridiculously easy to prepare. And they make great side dishes. I used the skinny asparagus because I like the taste of them more than the thicker ones. I bundled about 5-6 asparagus with one strip of bacon, sprinkled with pepper (don’t worry about […]

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

I used to be a brussels sprouts hater. It was the one food I couldn’t stand, next to cabbage. My first experience with miniature little lettuceheads was at a dinner at my parents’ friends’ house. They also served lobster. So it was actually a night […]

Caprese Stuffed Tomatoes

Caprese Stuffed Tomatoes

Instead of making the usual Caprese salad by layering fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil together, I decided to try something different. I scooped out the tomato guts, sautéed them with garlic, olive oil and basil. I then removed the guts from the heat and added […]

Rösti

Rösti

I’ve been trying out more simple recipes nowadays. This one requires potatoes, salt and butter. The directions couldn’t be any simpler either; boil potatoes, peel and shred, pan fry and salt. Rösti is a Swiss potato pancake. The dish is similar to hash browns or […]

Beer Battered Veggies.

Beer Battered Veggies.

Beer battered veggies. I never made them before. I usually use tempura, Panko, or Italian seasoned breadcrumbs when deep frying veggies.  Reason being that beer batter is thicker and ends up mushy if not done right. Add more flour if you find that the veggies […]