Posts tagged as side dishes

Mushrooms, Fresh and Dried

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 18, 2009 at 6:13pm

Since I have no access to wild mushrooms anywhere in or near my very metropolitan yard, I’m limited to the expensive selection at the grocery store. One way I stretch my mushroom dollar is to include a mix of dried mushrooms with the fresh. The dried version is much cheaper than its fresh counterpart, yet…

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Orange-Glazed Salmon and Grilled Artichokes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 20, 2009 at 6:44pm

I mentioned here the delicious grilled artichokes we had in Santa Barbara – well, as often happens, the dish triggered a bit of a hankering and I decided to make them tonight.  I googled “balsamic” and “grilled artichokes,” because I could tell the version we had was seasoned with balsamic vinegar, and I found the…

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It’s Not So Hard to be Humble

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:26am

Toasted breadcrumbs, duh! (Slaps head…) Why do I always forget about them? So easy, so incredibly delicious, and quite light to boot, since one piece of bread and a couple of teaspoons of olive oil make enough garnish for three servings of eggs or vegetables or pasta or fish or potatoes. In fact, there are…

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Canned

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 12, 2009 at 10:33am

Unlike Mark Bittman*, I think canned beans are fantastic. Especially at this time of year, when produce is a bit blah, and a pan of rib-stickin’ beans is exactly what I’m hungry for. And talk about a fast, nutritious meal – abracadabra, lunch is ready in 10 minutes, and yay! It’s not yet another sandwich….

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