Category Archives: Veggies

Nicely Spiced Eggplant

First things first. This recipe can be vegetarian, so Ima classifying it that way, but… even though it is quite good as a vegetarian main course or side dish, it is also, without a doubt, so much better when you … Continue reading

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Kimchi Sauté

We were having friends over for an afternoon of wine and conversation, and somewhere or another, the nice folk at Bon Appétit had provided me with a recipe that seemed tailor made to this crowd: Kimchi-Style Sautéed Cabbage. No doubt … Continue reading

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Marinated Asparagus

This, is an amazingly simple, but totally tasty recipe. Serve it as a munchie, a snack, a salad, or a side dish. Add sliced onion, Feta or blue cheese, nuts, dried cherries, cubes of salami, it is really all very, … Continue reading

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Balsamic Marinated Grilled Asparagus

We like asparagus most any way, but this recipe, where the asparagus is marinated in balsamic vinegar and oil with garlic and shallots before being grilled is one of my new top ten faves. I used a fig balsamic vinegar … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice Salad

I belong to a Facebook group called “Recipe Clippings.” It consists of folk sharing images of recipes – usually old ones – they’ve come across that they think look interesting. That’s how I came across the original recipe for this … Continue reading

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Fresh Relish

So… the only thing pickled about this fine relish is the avocado, which in and of itself is a lovely thing. Still and all, I’m gonna stick with calling this a Fresh Relish instead of, say, a salsa – mostly … Continue reading

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Chickpea “Crab” Cakes

Also known as… falafel. This recipe, from the very nice folk at Food Network, made for a fine vegetarian dinner – yeh, I know, the cakes are fried – but compare this to fried chicken or a steak, and I … Continue reading

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Drunken Cabbage

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! This tasty recipe for cabbage cooked until crsip tender in beer with mustard and spices will be a sure hit at any gathering! I’ve adapted a recipe from Food Network’s Michael Symon; using … Continue reading

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Marinated Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli and cole slaw are not two of my husband’s favorite things. Ermmm, unlsee the broccoli is served with a lot of melted cheese on top. So… when I came across a recipe for a marinated broccoli cole slaw, and … Continue reading

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Mexican Street Corn – at Home

Sooo… Is this a side dish? An appetizer? A snack? “All of ’em, Katie!” This wicked simple (and wicked tasty) take on the corn on the cob you can get from street vendors here in Chicago (and, I am guessing, … Continue reading

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