Posts tagged as side dishes

Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage (Paleo-Friendly, AIP-Friendly)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 25, 2011 at 1:19pm

This dish is inspired by a roasted squash dish I had at 112 Eatery a few years back. If you love butternut squash as much as I do, I suggest planning to have this as an entree, perhaps with a salad. It is not a light dish, although it doesn’t have to be heavy if…

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Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 4, 2011 at 10:37am

I’ve had my eye on this recipe ever since I acquired the lovely cookbook Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi. If you’re looking for mouth-watering ways to add vegetables to your life, this is your book. Not only are the recipes clever and inspired, the photography is simply stunning. Earlier this summer I took a cup of…

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Tomato Tart Round III: This Time, Gluten-Free + A Tomato Party!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 21, 2011 at 6:07am

I should have titled this post, How to Beat a Recipe to Death. Seriously. This is the third time I’ve posted a variation on it but hey, a winner is a winner, and this one is A Winner. It originated with the lovely blog 101 Cookbooks and I’ve just continued to play with it. The…

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Grilled Corn Salsa

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:27pm

Sweet is good, but salty-sweet is better. As Minnesota State Fair goers know, grilling makes corn even cornier, drying the kernels a bit and concentrating their flavor to sweet, chewy heaven. Sliced off the cob, tossed with crunchy onion, fresh cilantro, a squirt of lime – and salt of course! – this salsa is just…

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Olive Oil & Cafe Levain

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:22am

I was honored to throw a small amount of time toward the beautiful #BigEVOONight event that Minnesota Food Blogger Will Hsu planned with Chef Adam Vickerman and Mike Forbes of California Olive Ranch. Held last Wednesday, July 6, at Cafe Levain, the event featured a gorgeous, seasonal menu planned around California Olive Ranch’s incredible extra-virgin…

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Green Beans with Pork & Black Bean-Garlic Sauce

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:33am

Transform green beans into a spicy, salty meal. A little pork, a little black bean-garlic sauce…a lot of sticky-savory deliciousness. Green Beans with Pork & Black Bean-Garlic Sauce Serves 4 as a side dish, 2 as a main course 1 lb. green beans, trimmed 1/4 lb. pork sausage or ground pork (I used pork breakfast…

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Saute of Tomatoes & Okra with Bacon

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:18am

Make this. You will not be able to stop eating it. Add cayenne pepper and the perfect amount of salt and you REALLY will not be able to stop eating it. Spoon it over polenta…and forget it. Gone. Saute of Tomatoes and Okra with Bacon Adapted from The Gift of Southern Cooking by Edna Louis…

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Shooting the Kitchen: Piccolo

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 22, 2011 at 6:39pm

Photo by Susan Powers Oh burrata, is there anything better? Here’s a weird thing – the night before the Piccolo shoot, without having any idea of what Chef Doug Flicker was preparing, I dreamed about burrata! It was a lovely dream, about poking open the solid mozzarella exterior to reveal the creamy fresh mozzarella interior……

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White Bean Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 9, 2011 at 12:50pm

If you love cookbooks, and don’t own Sunday Suppers at Lucques by Suzanne Goin, add it to your list. Everything in it is delicious, fresh, approachable. Some of the recipes are longish, but not terribly complicated, and hey, sometimes greatness takes a little effort. I’m down with that. Like this bean gratin. It’s quite simple,…

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Cabbage Salad with Toasted Coriander Mayonnaise

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 27, 2011 at 6:11pm

Toasted coriander seeds are the flavor of the season for me. My obsession kicked off with Daniel Klein’s recipe for chilled carrot soup, when I prepared the coriander yogurt garnish. I’ve toasted coriander seeds many times before, but this time, the warm-fresh fragrance off the hot pan swirled straight into my brain—on a day I…

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