Posts tagged as meatless

Late Summer Dinner: Fresh Corn Pudding

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 30, 2010 at 2:58pm

It’s traditional to serve corn pudding alongside a crusty roast or ham, and of course it’s delicious that way. But I like it best as the star of the meal, served like a souffle with simply sauteed vegetables. (Try diced zucchini, sauteed in a little butter with garlic, with halved cherry tomatoes and fresh thyme…

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chipotle Butter

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 25, 2010 at 4:06pm

I include this recipe here today in honor of the Great Minnesota Get Together, aka the Minnesota State Fair, which begins tomorrow. The grilled corn at the State Fair is sick it’s so good. Don’t watch while they drench – drench! – it in melted butter and you’ll enjoy it completely. When I was a…

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Zucchini Pancakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 12, 2010 at 11:20am

You might be looking for new, delicious ways to use zucchini right about now. How did I know? Crazy right, how I read your mind? I’m good that way. These savory pancakes are hardly new, but they are certainly delicious. Filled with fresh herbs and salty bits of feta cheese, the pancakes pop hot off…

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Summer Appetizer: Smoky Chipotle Guacamole

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 18, 2010 at 3:12pm

If you’ve eaten at Barrio Tequila Bar lately (and if you haven’t, you should…), you’ll recognize this guacamole presentation, with sliced jalapeños and radishes. I copied it because I’m absolutely smitten with the extra crunch and heat of the raw vegetables – as if I needed yet another reason to love guacamole. Or anything at…

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Summer Appetizer: Bite-Size Tomato Tarts on a Parmesan Crust

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 16, 2010 at 3:04pm

Here’s a new twist on an old favorite, turning this lovely 101 Cookbooks tomato tart into little tomato tart canapés. Don’t worry, I didn’t mess with that perfectly buttery, cheesy crust. Oh no. I just baked it in a flat rectangle instead of in a tart pan, then cut the still-warm crust into bite-size squares….

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Summer Saturday Lunch: Gazpacho, and Poached Eggs Over Potato-Green Pepper Pancakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 3, 2010 at 11:48am

Have I got a gazpacho recipe for you.  This version is smooth and creamy (without cream), made crunchy with a garnish of minced cucumber, green pepper, tomato, and croutons.  Serve it icy cold for summer in a bowl.             Or cup – sip it while you fry a few potato…

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Newly Minted: Almond-Mint Pesto, Gin & Tonic with Grapefruit & Mint

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 16, 2010 at 1:24pm

If mint over-runneth your garden – chives too, for that matter – then this pesto is for you.  It’s surprisingly mild, luscious with toasted almonds and olive oil (no cheese).  It makes a quick, lovely dinner, especially tossed with fresh tomatoes (as written) or a handful or two of your favorite lightly sauteed vegetables.  (My…

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Silken Tofu with Soba Noodles

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 30, 2010 at 8:19am

This is a quickie lunch or dinner idea, very basic but satisfying and packed with flavor. Remember when I first posted Mark Bittman-via-Jean-George’s ginger fried rice and commented that I’d be riffing on the delicious theme for years to come? Well here’s one riff. I was so taken with the crave-worthy combination of leeks sauteed…

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Leftovers for Lunch: Black Bean & Rice Burritos

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 15, 2010 at 12:39pm

When I serve rice for dinner, I make extra so I have leftovers for a delicious, easy lunch. Even still, given how much rice my family can put away, that means sneaking some out of the pot and into the fridge before we eat. I use the stolen rice the next day to make myself…

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Favas + Asparagus = Spring!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 9, 2010 at 6:09pm

Fava beans are back in the markets and that means Spring! I bought a bunch at Whole Foods, as well as a bunch of asparagus, and sauteed the two with a little garlic, in perhaps a little butter, and ate them – fresh and earthy – over creamy polenta. Pure Spring comfort, eaten with a…

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