Tag Archives: veggies

Caponata

Back in the day, at my first job out of school, I worked with a great group of ladies from a large Italian East Boston family, and they loved food. Helen and Jebby were the first to introduce me to … Continue reading

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Snap Peas With Red Pepper, Honey, And Sesame

Last week, I participated in a really cool deal from a local family farm: I ‘attend’ an event on facebook, and, on the designated day (Tuesday, for my farm folk) I show up, pay $10, and receive a bag of … Continue reading

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Sriracha Ranch Mac & Cheese Salad

Just in time for summer gatherings around the grill or smoker, here’s a macaroni salad with a little sumpin’ sumpin’ extra: Sriracha, ranch dressing, maple roasted bacon; and, of course, that staple of macaroni salads everywhere; Kraft Dinner. ?!? Oh, … Continue reading

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Parfait! French Peas

When I was a kid, peas came in a silver can with “Le Sueur” on the front, and my very favorite way to eat them was with Minute Rice and La Choy sauce. Hey, what can I say; it was … Continue reading

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Buffalo Cauliflower

A cousin in Canada posted a picture of Buffalo Cauliflower on his faceplace page, and I immediately began looking at recipes on da Google. I’ve adapted one I found just a wee, tiny bit: roasting the cauliflower on a rack … Continue reading

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Blistered Green Beans

Tiny haricots verts (thin green beans) are cooked with sliced sweet onion in peanut oil, then tossed with a zippy soy sauce until heated through and lightly blistered. This recipe, based on one from the nice folk at Southern Living, … Continue reading

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Parfait! Oven Fried Zucchini Sticks

It is next to impossible to pass up an oh so tempting platter of battered and fried veggies, so, why not give in? Especially when these veggies are battered (just a bit) and then baked to a pretty darned tasty … Continue reading

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Snap Pea Stir Fry

We were planning a low key New Year’s Eve dinner, Tamari and Sriracha and Tuna Steaks with home made Sriracha and Lime Mayonnaise, and Rich was poking around the produce section at Target looking for a likely veggie side. Hmmm. … Continue reading

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Marinated Broccoli Salad

My very favorite mom-in-law (Doris, from The Doris Project) makes a very nice broccoli salad, loaded with cheese and raisins and red onion and mayonnaise and, if I recall correctly, bacon (everything goes better with bacon). I love it, but … Continue reading

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Green Bean, Feta, and Balsamic Salad

I came across a recipe on BigOven for a balsamic green bean salad, and it looked like just the thing to use up a big hunk o’ Bulgarian Feta cheese in the fridge and at least half a bag of … Continue reading

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