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Category: Vegetables

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.

Ridiculously Easy Roasted Broccoli

Ridiculously Easy Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli is ridiculously easy to make because almost everyone has these common ingredients on hand in order to make this recipe.

Chinese Stir Fried Green Beans

Chinese Stir Fried Green Beans

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 entree. 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 the […]

Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John

I had this dish at a friend’s house called Hoppin’ John in Upstate New York this past Christmas, and found out it was a southern dish. Ironically, since we rarely go out to meals here in Georgia, I had never heard of Hoppin’ John until […]