Tag: garlic

Mediterranean Baked Rice

HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Serves 4 to 6 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain rice 2 3/4 cups water 1 roasted red bell pepper 1 tablespoon oil packed sun-dried tomato, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons black olives, chopped 3 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh […]

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Roasted Vegetable Salad

Serves 4 1 large beet 2 carrots 1 parsnip 1 rutabaga 8 to 10 garlic cloves, peeled 2 tablespoons oil 4 – 6 cups Napa Cabbage, Bok Choi, Belgian endive Molasses-Mustard Vinaigrette salt and fresh ground pepper Heat the oven to 450ºF.  Lightly oil a half sheet pan. Peel and dice the beet, carrots, parsnip […]

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Quick Vegetables and Rice Dinner

Aside from all the chopping, most stir-fry dinners are pretty quick to pull together.  Agreed?  Well, this one involves a little chopping and one cut into a bag of frozen vegetables.  I only had an onion, a zucchini and one carrot as my fresh vegetable choices.  (It’s time to go shopping.) Thankfully, I like to […]

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Yellow Split Pea Dahl

This is my first Indian dish.  And it’s not half bad. ;D  The whole reason I made it was to try the taste of yellow split peas.  I’ve not cooked any yellow split peas recipes before.  Yellow split peas, I’ve learned, are also called yellow lentils.  Lentils come in different sizes and colors: yellow, green, […]

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Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Apples

This sweet potatoes recipe comes to us from Laura C., a loyal reader of SimpleDailyRecipes.com. Laura says: “I served the sweet potatoes with slices of meatloaf (which my husband makes and is amazingly delicious) and green beans. Excellent.” Amended – from “Martha Stewart” 4 large sweet potatoes (approx. 2 lbs), pierced with the tines of […]

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Super Fresh Broccoli Soup

Have you been looking around for really fresh tasting broccoli soup recipes? Well, I found one creamy, bright broccoli soup recipe that I think is a winner.  The original recipe comes out of a fairly new cookbook, Dishing Up Maryland by Lucie L. Snodgrass. (Click here to read the Amazon Reviews.)  I dig this book […]

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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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Apple, Orange and Sweet Potato Salad

I KNOW this salad sounds funky.  When you read through the ingredients list, your natural reaction will be to  pass on this recipe.  You’re going to think, “Jill’s gone off her rocker.  There’s no way my family is going to eat this.”  I had the VERY SAME THOUGHTS.  When I took the extra salad over […]

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Sweet Potato and Red Bell Pepper Soup

Sweet Potato and Red Bell Pepper Soup tastes fantastic hot, room temperature, and cold.  This simple soup recipe so easy to bring together.  If you’re using a freshly picked sweet potato that has not had time to cure and sweeten, this soup will have a mild carrot flavor married with the red bell pepper.  The […]

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Smoky Black Bean Soft Tacos

This is the kind of food I could eat EVERYDAY and never grow bored.  I like this black bean taco recipe for its fresh and smoky flavors and that little kick of heat in each bite. AND, AND, there’s barely any cooking involved.  It’s just mix, mix, mix, set aside, warm, fill, and CHOW DOWN. […]

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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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Main Street Farmers Market Caviar

So FRESH, so hard to stop eating.  I could skip the chips and eat it with a spoon or on top of anything grilled.  D HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Chunky salad bits 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained & rinsed 1/2 (11 ounce) can sweet corn 2 small ripe tomatoes, chopped 3/4 cup seedless […]

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Zucchini Pancakes

These simple zucchini pancakes make a great side dish. They’re light and low in carbs and are absolutely delicious! HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Makes 20 small pancakes 2 medium zucchini, grated 2 shallots, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh chives 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 2 eggs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 6-8 […]

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Holy Guacamole!

Oh yea, it’s as good as it looks and zesty too! I found this delicious and simple guacamole recipe in one of my favorite children’s books, Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds. Of course, I did alter it a bit to suit my fancy and it turned out beautifully and all the chicken’s said, “Ole!” […]

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