Category: Side Dishes

Spinach, Mushrooms and Sweet Potato

This vegetarian recipe for two is low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin C and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin K.  Just in case you were wondering. I whipped this tasty dish up last night for myself.  I was in the mood for […]

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Chick-Peas with Mustard Greens and Sweet Potato

This is a complete well-balanced vegetarian meal that takes just about 35 minutes to bring together.  Chick-peas with Mustard Greens and Sweet Potato is a mild tasting meal.  The tender chunks of sweet potato go very well with the earthy tastes coming from the chick-peas and greens. Although, I used mustard greens in this recipe, […]

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Bok Choi with Northern Beans

Finding recipes for bok choi is a little disappointing.  Most everywhere I looked had bok choi served up as an Asian dish.  That’s cool; I like Asian cuisine.  I was just hoping to see it being used in a variety of recipes.  Stir frying seems to be the popular way of cooking.  But I can tell […]

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Roasted Acorn Squash

You know, I’d love to tell you about all the other ingredients that go with roasted acorn squash.  Except, I enjoyed this winter squash roasted in it’s simplest form so much, that I ate the whole thing in two meals, all by myself.  Do you see in the photo above how the acorn squash looks […]

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Spinach and Squash Recipe

This is one of those easy squash recipes that comes from adding a little of this and a little of that.  If it weren’t for my love of bacon, I could easily be a vegetarian.  Piling my plate high with vegetables is my favorite meal any day or night.  And I could definitely eat this […]

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Crispy Fried Okra Recipe

Whenever it’s fresh okra season, the first family favorite recipe I cook is crispy fried okra.  Truly fresh picked okra is tender, tender.  And when quickly fried, okra will crunch and dissolve in your mouth like popcorn. The trick to cooking good, crunchy, fried (not greasy) okra is having enough cooking oil in the pot […]

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Roasted Turnips

Roasted turnips are a easy as baking potatoes.  In fact, when I cooked up these turnips, I took the opportunity of having a hot oven and baked potatoes for another meal. Now, if you’ve never eaten roasted turnips, I’ll tell you.  I find them to taste very similar to cooked cauliflower.  In the photo above, […]

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How to Pressure Cook Green Beans and New Potatoes

Folks, there’s nothing hard or scary about using a pressure cooker.  I’ve heard others (folks that have never cooked with a pressure cooker) carry on urban legends about exploding pots.  I say, “bah humbug!”  Pressure cookers are no different than any other appliance you properly use and care for in your kitchen.  Once you’ve read […]

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How to Bake Perfect Baked Potatoes

Not matter how you eat it, on the side of a fresh grilled steak or as the main event on your veggie plate, baked potatoes are down right soul satisfying.  They’re so friendly with all the other food groups, too.  Baked potatoes work so well with zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, onions, a variety of peppers, […]

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Simple Sauteed Asparagus

I lurv asparagus right up there with spinach.  Don’t you?  I have eaten it snapped off fresh, coming out of the ground.  Of course, I prefer it sauteed in good extra virgin oil with a few cloves of garlic and seasoned with fresh ground pepper.  *mouth watering* HERES ALL IT TAKES 1 bunch asparagus 2 […]

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Creamy, CHEESY Broccoli Rice Recipe

TRY MY NEW Vegan Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole – It’s WAY BETTER! This cheesy broccoli and rice recipe was a BIG HIT with the family.  It made a perfect side to a batch of crispy, chicken.  It, also, made a filling vegetarian lunch the next day.  I thought it was even better the next […]

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Mustard Greens, Mushrooms and Yellow Pepper

Mustard greens have a stronger flavor compared to, let say, spinach and collard greens.  It’s described as pungent and bitter with a dominating mustardy flavor.  However, cooked with other vegetables, mustard greens lend a zippy mustard taste that can pick up the flavor of blander vegetables or greens.  Mustard greens are the source of the […]

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Grilled Fresh Zucchini

Grilled fresh zucchini can be eaten alone, on the side, or my favorite way, as a topping on grilled pizza.  It can be prepared ahead and eaten at room temperature or hot from the grill.  Anyway you slice it, it’s takes about 10 minutes to cook on a gas grill and it’s super easy to […]

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Fresh Okra and Tomatoes

Okra is in season around these parts of Texas.  The most common okra recipes involve frying it up.  And while I love the salty crunch of good fried okra, it’s not my favorite favorite.  Okra cooked with stewed tomatoes and onions is what I crave this time of year.  My Memaw called it ‘Okra Gumbo’.  […]

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Cheesey Zucchini and Squash

Cheesey Zucchini and Squash goes WAY BACK for me.  I started eating it as a filling with pita bread, back in the days when I lived single and poor in Fort Worth.  I would eat cheesey zucchini & squash when I grew tired of egg salad sandwiches.  Those two recipes kept me going. Today, I […]

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