Posts tagged as side dishes

Spiced Fresh Cranberry Relish Mold

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:12pm

Poor cranberries. No one really ever eats them, despite tradition, even when made from scratch. I think it’s because Americans are unaccustomed to the delights of chutney-eque condiments. Which is a shame, given the palate-cleansing powers of a tangy, acidic punch on a plate of buttery, rich foods.This recipe is as old school as I…

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Crispy Crushed Potatoes with Preserved Lemon

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:29am

Apparently potatoes are the most-consumed vegetable in the US, thanks to fast food French fries. I’d put fries in my top five most favorite foods, but that statistic still depresses the starch out of me. As someone who spent my teen years eating more than my fair share of McDonald’s fries, I’m glad to say…

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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 22, 2013 at 7:38pm

I’m always trying to find things to douse in Cedar Summit cream, because let’s face it, I’m obsessed with the gloriously grass-fed stuff. Given a giant bag of darling little baby Brussels from the farmers market, and a hankering for my fave cauliflower gratin, I present the easiest, coziest Brussels dish in the world. I…

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Tostones (Fried Plantains) with Pineapple Salsa

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 16, 2013 at 3:00pm

I had such a hard time deciding what to focus on for this post. The pineapple salsa, so gorgeous with fish, also gorgeous made with ripe-right-now peaches? Or the tostones (twice-fried plantains), which are so easy to make, although if you’d rather have fresh corn tortillas, those would be heavenly too? Or the black bean…

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Turkish Zucchini Pancakes…Again!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 10, 2013 at 9:49pm

I first posted this recipe three years ago, but given my recent pancake obsession, I decided it was time for them to return. Since my post, I’ve made them gluten-free with King Arthur gluten-free all-purpose flour and grain-free with chickpea flour. Both fantastic! Zucchini bread is a family favorite, but if you’re looking for a…

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Morel Flan

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 2, 2013 at 9:48pm

Sometimes, when the weather is dark and cold, and so is life in general, one just needs to get the hell out of town. Both circumstances were true back in April, when my lovely friend Kathy Yerich suggested a road-trip down to southern Indiana for the Brown County Morel Mushroom Festival. I’ve written about Kathy…

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Thai-Style Fried Not-Rice (Grain-free, Gluten-free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 10, 2013 at 9:18am

If you, like I, set strange challenges for yourself like to eat vegetables for three meals a day as often as possible, you will adore this recipe. It’s a flavor- and color-packed way to start a day, but of course would make a terrific lunch or dinner. In my mind it exists in the realm…

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Hash Browns

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 29, 2013 at 1:56pm

As I put together this post, I took a quick little poll on Facebook, asking for my friends’ top three favorite foods. I was assuming that crispy potatoes in their various forms would solidly make the list. I can’t be alone in my obsession with salty french fries, roasted potatoes, or potato chips…right? Not right!…

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Baked Garlic with Rosemary & Blue Cheese

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 15, 2013 at 1:31pm

I’ll confess, I meant to get this recipe to you before New Year’s Eve. But in the crush of the holidays, and illness, it did not happen and…well, Happy New Year? The good news is that New Year’s Eve is not the only winter night to invite friends for dinner, and this easy appetizer is…

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Chickpea Soup

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 4, 2012 at 12:07pm

Braise a pot of beans one day, eat well for the next several. It’s the laziest, most delicious way to fill a week with food that I can imagine. Day 1 eat a bowlful of beans, on their own or alongside a roast or spooned over rice. Day 2 fry some beans until crispy and…

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