Posts tagged as vegetables

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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Gazpacho

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 13, 2011 at 3:00pm

How do you like your gazpacho? Smooth or chunky? Spicy or sweet? I’m such a gazpacho lover that I like it any way, honestly, and mix it up every time that I make it, depending on my mood and what I have on hand. This version is a combination of elements from two friends’ recipes:…

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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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Tour de Farm Chicknic at Riverbend Farm, July 31, 2011

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 2, 2011 at 10:29am

Sweaty, delicious partying is in full swing in Minnesota, whee! Given our short al fresco season, we are maniacal about eating outside, mosquitoes be damned. From food trucks to farmers markets, patios to farm dinners, food just tastes better in the hot sun. I’m personally full to bursting with beautifully prepared local food, courtesy of…

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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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Savory Pancakes Part II: Bánh Xèo (Vietnamese Savory Pancakes)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 14, 2011 at 1:35pm

Naturally gluten-free, bánh xèo are simple, savory crepes made from rice flour and coconut milk. Served warm and filled with cool, crisp vegetables, herbs, and drizzled with a spicy-salty sauce, they will blow your mind with flavor and texture achieved with very little effort. Bánh Xèo (Vietnamese Savory Pancakes) Adapted from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi…

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Grilled Asparagus Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 10, 2011 at 7:19am

The play of hot against cold, tender against crunchy, preferably with a salty-sweet vinaigrette, hits enough texture and flavor notes to transform a simple salad into a meal. Use this recipe as a formula to play with all summer long, as other vegetables come into the market. Grilled Asparagus Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette Serves 2…

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Pickled Carrots (To Eat on Everything)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 31, 2011 at 9:15am

Food obsessions. I have them. You might know this since I tend to write about them. The latest is all things pickled, particularly non-cucumber things like beets, cauliflower, and my current holy grail: Carrots. What is it about pickled carrots? It started when I wrote about Corner Table’s CSK box, which included a jar of…

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