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Indian

Aalu ka Rita “Yogurt with Potatoes”

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 cups plain yogurt 2 potatoes, boiled and cut into small pieces 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon garam masala Please put yogurt and potatoes (with an ‘e’) in a bowl and mix […]

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Breakfast

Aebleskiver

4/3/2012 meps 0

Aebleskiver (pronounced able-skeever) are the strangest pancakes I’ve ever eaten…also the most delicious! They’re Danish, and I was introduced to them by my friend Philip Wilson, who is a) tall and b) of Danish descent. […]

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Ethnic

Ajoblanco

11/9/2006 meps 1

When I was searching for Andalusian soup recipes, I found this authentic recipe from that region. It sounds very, very rich and wonderful, and you could use it as a sauce instead of a soup. […]

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Appetizers

Almond and Rice-Stuffed Dates

6/18/2006 meps 1

3/4 C water 2-1/2 T ground rice (you could probably substitute plain Cream of Rice cereal) 3/4 C plus 2 T blanched almonds, finely minced 1/2 t ground ginger 2 t sugar 1/2 oz butter […]

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Mexican

Ancho Chile Salsa

1/29/2008 meps 0

5 dried ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded 5 sun-dried tomatoes (not the oil-packed kind) 1 C dark brewed coffee 3 oz pitted prunes 2 T toasted slivered almonds 1 chipotle chile in adobo 1 T […]

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Baked

Arepas (cornflour patties)

12/8/2013 meps 0

These are native to Colombia and Venezuela. 2 C yellow masa (corn) flour 1 t salt 3 C boiling water 3 T peanut or vegetable oil Preheat the oven to 400 F. In a large […]

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Ethnic

Arroz con Pollo (Spanish style)

11/13/2013 meps 0

I grew up eating a lot of Cuban Arroz con Pollo, a dish my mother learned when she lived in Florida. As a child, I naively assumed that all Arroz con Pollo was Cuban. But […]

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Brazilian

Avocado Cream

7/22/2012 meps 0

3 ripe avocados 1/2 C + 2 T sugar Juice of 1 lime 6 T milk Pinch salt 3 T port wine Peel and chop the avocados. Place in a small bowl and sprinkle with […]

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Brazilian

Bahiana Bolo

8/5/2010 meps 0

This cake recipe is supposed to be a very authentic version of the bolo made in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. My memories of Bahiana food are mainly the ultra-fresh seafood, vegetables, and fruits, but as I […]

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Casseroles

Baked Lasagne

10/20/2011 meps 0

I think this is my Mom’s original lasagne recipe from the 1970’s. I found it in brother Stevie’s recipe collection, typed onto 2 yellowed index cards. 1-1/2 lbs ground beef 2 t minced parsley 1-1/2 […]

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Appetizers

Basil Polenta Squares

7/2/2006 meps 0

Polenta is all the rage these days. It’s fun to see what chi-chi restaurants do with it, considering that Southern “grits” have been around forever and never achieved such a level of sophistication. This is […]

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Breakfast

Basque Piperade

12/25/2006 meps 0

Basque piperade is a delicious egg dish, a specialty of the region of France that borders Spain. Because of the proximity of the two countries, many recipes of the region show a Spanish influence. 1/2 […]

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Asian

Batter-Fried Bananas

7/3/2006 meps 0

A Vietnamese dish that’s supposed to go well with frog legs. 1/2 C self-rising flour 1-1/4 C flour 1/4 t baking powder 1 egg white, beaten until stiff Vegetable oil 4 bananas Combine the flour […]

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Asian

Beef Pho (Pho Bo)

7/3/2006 meps 0

The word “Pho” is pronounced as if it’s a question, even though, for me, the answer is always “Yes!” Quantities on this recipe, which was taken from Vietnamese Cooking, by Paulette Do Van, are a […]

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Indian

Beets, Indian Style

7/14/2004 meps 0

I can’t remember where I found this, but the instructions were a little too terse: Saute some Indian spices with 1 T ground rice. Add grated beets. Simmer in coconut milk until beets are soft […]

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Appetizers

Best Baba Ghanouj

3/18/2009 meps 1

The ingredient list for this one is simple! It’s the slightly unusual method of preparation that makes it awesome. If you want a more Americanized Baba Ghanouj, where the eggplant contributes more texture than flavor, […]

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Ethnic

Bife a Portuguesa – Portuguese Steak

11/13/2013 meps 0

4 large peeled garlic cloves, 2 crushed with a cleaver and 2 cut lengthwise into halves 1 T red wine vinegar 1 t salt Fresh-ground black pepper 4 beef tenderloin steaks, sliced about 3/4 inch […]

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Indian

Black Pepper Rice

7/28/2009 meps 0

1 C basmati rice 8 C water 1 T lemon or lime juice 3 T butter 1 bay leaf 1 t salt 1-1/2 t fresh cracked black pepper Lemon or lime wedges for garnish Bring […]

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Asian

Black rice pudding

2/5/2007 meps 0

Black rice is also known as “forbidden rice.” It’s a whole grain with an excellent nutritional profile. I’ve just run across a version on FatFree Vegan Cooking made in the pressure cooker — it only […]

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Brazilian

Bolinho de Estudante

7/22/2012 meps 0

Another version of gluten-free Brazilian “doughnuts.” 1-1/2 C tapioca flour 1/3 C sugar 2/3 C grated coconut 1 C milk Pinch salt 1/2 to 1 C water Oil for deep-frying Cinnamon Powdered sugar n a […]

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Cuban

Bollos

7/14/2004 meps 2

Cuban/Key West fritters, similar to Brazilian Acaraje. Pronounced “BOY-oes.” 1 lb black eye peas 1 t salt 3 cloves garlic 2 bird peppers (small extremely hot peppers) Soak beans overnight and in the morning, slip […]

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Indian

Bombay-Style Chicken

12/5/2006 meps 0

1 C yogurt 1 t curry powder 1 t cardamom 1 t paprika 1 t dried cilantro 1-1/2 lbs chicken breast Salt and pepper Stir together the yogurt, curry powder, cardamom, paprika, and cilantro. Place […]

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Asian

Braised Quail Eggs with Tofu

7/3/2006 meps 0

1/2 lb firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch slices 6 T vegetable oil 10 mushrooms 8 hard-boiled quail eggs, peeled (you can find these canned in Oriental groceries, or used about 3 regular eggs, quartered) 1 […]

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Brazilian

Brazilian Fish in Coconut Milk

7/22/2012 meps 0

4 white fish steaks, about 9 oz each Juice of 2 limes 2 garlic cloves, minced Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped Salt 1 onion, diced 2 green bell peppers, seeded and diced 2 tomatoes, diced […]

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Alcoholic

Caipirinha

5/8/2006 meps 0

The quintessential Brazilian cocktail. Pronounced ky-pee-REEN-ya. 1 lime 1 T sugar 1 shot cachaça (the ones in Brazil were so strong, I suspect a “shot” means about 4 ounces!) Ice Cut the lime into 4 […]

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Barry's family

Cajun Jambalaya in the slow cooker

1/8/2006 meps 1

This flavorful recipe comes from Julie Miller, Barry’s sister. We had it with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, but Melinda’s XXX would be even better. Serves 8. The smaller amounts allow it to fit in a […]

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Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Candied Dill Pickle Chips

10/18/2009 meps 0

Take a jar of hamburger chips — just the regular pickle,s not garlic or kosher dills. Drain them. Cover with granulated sugar and refrigerate for at least two weeks. You can add more sugar halfway […]

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Ethnic

Caribbean Callaloo Pork Stew

5/8/2006 meps 0

1 pound fresh greens (callaloo, kale, collards, or chard) 4 C chicken broth 10-oz box frozen okra, thawed 1/2 pound boneless pork loin, in 1-inch cubes 1 onion, diced 1 bay leaf 1 jalapeno pepper, […]

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Brazilian

Caruru (a Brazilian ritual dish)

10/17/2005 meps 0

On the 27th of September, Brazilians celebrate the festa of São Cosme e São Damião by eating carurú, a shrimp and okra stew. When people say they are having a carurú, they mean they’re serving […]

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Brazilian

Caruru — simple version

6/21/2006 meps 0

What makes this carurú (pronounced kah-ruh-ROO) simple is the use of the food processor, and the fact that it’s just an okra side dish. It’s not special, like the ritual version that’s served in Brazil […]

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Appetizers

Ceviche

1/15/2007 meps 0

Pronounced “say-VEECH-ay,” this South American dish refers to raw fish marinated in a mixture of acid juices (lime, lemon, sour orange, or vinegar) and salt. The acid in the marinade causes the fish to become […]

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Asian

Chap Chae

7/14/2004 meps 0

Korean mixed vegetables with cellophane noodles, from PCC newsletter Serves 4 to 6 5 dried black mushrooms (shitake) 1 C hot water 4 T soy sauce 2 t sugar 1/2 t garlic, finely chopped 4 […]

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Ethnic

Chicken a la Budapest

11/13/2013 meps 0

I loved sitting at the counter and listening to Bob and Philip Wilson talking about cooking. This was one of Bob’s recipes, and I captured it with my new smartphone so Philip and I could […]

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Favorites

Chicken Fingers Parmesan

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 chicken breasts (about 1-1/3 lbs, boneless) 1/2 C bread crumbs 1/2 C parmesan, grated 1 t basil 1 T olive oil 1 14-1/2 oz can tomatoes, chopped 1 6-oz can tomato paste 1/3 C […]

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Asian

Chicken Hot and Sour Soup

1/15/2006 meps 0

This hot and sour chicken soup is a variant of our favorite Chinese soup, Sour and Pungent Soup. You can thicken this if you like with cornstarch, or slowly stir a beaten egg into the […]

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Appetizers

Chicken kebabs with mint

6/28/2006 meps 0

2 T lemon juice 1-1/2 t olive oil 2 T chopped fresh mint or 1 T dried 2 garlic cloves, finely minced Salt and pepper 1 lb boneless chicken breast, cut across the grain into […]

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Meat

Chicken Mole

12/5/2006 meps 0

This originally came from a South Beach cookbook, and it’s hard to believe it’s diet food. We’ve substituted pork chops for the chicken occasionally, and I documented the vegetarian version with a much better name: […]

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Asian

Chicken Pho (Pho Ga)

7/3/2006 meps 0

Not necessarily a Vietnamese traditional dish, but one that’s becoming very common around Seattle. This is a wonderful excuse to save your chicken bones and make homemade stock. You could also use fish stock and […]

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Meat

Chicken with grapes (djej bil einab)

6/28/2006 meps 0

1-1/2 in fresh ginger 1 t ground cinnamon 4 chicken breasts 1/2 C butter 1 T olive oil 8 oz green seedless grapes, halved Squeeze the ginger in a garlic press to extract the juice […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chickpea Flour Goodies

8/6/2009 meps 0

3/4 C buter 2 C chickpea flour 2 T coconut 2 T chopped walnuts 1/4 t nutmeg 3/4 C brown sugar, packed Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the chickpea […]

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Mexican

Chile-meatball soup

2/21/2013 meps 0

Meatballs 2 large poblano chiles 1 lb ground beef 1/2 C grated zucchini 1/4 C grated onion 1/4 C panko 1 large egg, beaten 2 minced garlic cloves 1 T ground cumin 1 t oregano […]

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Meat

Chili verde

5/11/2006 meps 0

3 lbs boneless pork butt 1 T oil 1 onion, diced 6 cloves garlic, chopped 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped (with seeds) 1 t oregano Salt and pepper 2 4-oz cans whole green chilies 1 lb […]

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Favorites

Chillaquillas

8/23/2004 meps 2

I fixed this for our friend Wally of Gypsy Wind last night. I referred to it as “Mexican Lasagna.” After his first couple of bites, Wally asked, “What is Mexican Lasagna?” Barry replied, “Chillaquillas.” Wally […]

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Asian

Chinese Radish Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 1/2 cups red radishes 1 t. salt 1 cup ice water 1 T. soy sauce 1 t. sugar 1 t. sesame oil 1 t. vinegar Wash radishes and trim ends. Make cuts 1/16 of […]

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Meat

Chipotle chicken salad

2/5/2007 meps 0

Serves 6. 2-lb roasted chicken, cooled 1 onion, diced 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 C cilantro leaves 1 T canned chipotles in adobo 1/3 C olive oil 1/3 C lime juice 3/4 […]

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Asian

Coconut rice

2/5/2007 meps 0

1-1/2 C white rice 1-1/2 C water 1 t sugar 3/4 t salt 1 C coconut milk, well-stirred Rinse rice. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine with water, sugar, salt, and coconut milk. Bring to […]

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Asian

Coconut-Tamarind Chicken

11/21/2006 meps 0

This is based on a recipe from Bali for chicken braised in coconut milk. 1 T olive oil 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 t grated fresh […]

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Asian

Cold Sesame Noodles

9/27/2013 meps 0

Reminiscent of a dish I fell in love with 25 years ago. It was called “dan dan mein,” but when I later tried to order it in another Chinese restaurant, they told me that simply […]

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Middle Eastern

Couscous with olives and garbanzo beans

6/24/2013 meps 0

14 oz chicken broth (if you use canned, use low-salt) 10 oz couscous 15-oz can garbanzo beans, drained 1 C chopped red onion 1/2 C chopped pitted Kalamata olives 1/2 C chopped parsley 5 T […]

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Desserts

Cracker Pudding

10/18/2009 meps 0

I’ve modified this to make 4 flavorful half-cup servings, and I’ve simplified the instructions as well. The original recipe is at the bottom. 2 C milk 3 T sugar 1/2 C crushed saltine crackers 1/2 […]

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Holidays

Cranberry Wobbler

10/17/2009 meps 0

This is a favorite holiday dish from Odessa. 1-1/2 C ground cranberries 1/2 C sugar 2 3-oz packages Jello orange or lemon 1/4 t salt 2 C boiling water 1-1/2 C cold water 1 T […]

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Desserts

Creamy almond-rice pudding

8/6/2009 meps 0

1/2 C blanched almonds 1/3 C basmati rice 1 C boiling water 4 C half and half 2/3 C sugar Dash of rosewater 1/4 toasted sliced almonds 1/2 C blueberries or dried cherries Stir the […]

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Cajun

Creole chicken breasts

10/22/2007 meps 0

1/4 C onion, diced fine 1/4 C red or green bell pepper, diced fine 3 cloves garlic, minced 14 oz can diced tomatoes, not drained 2 t Worcestershire sauce 2 t apple cider vinegar 2 […]

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Appetizers

Crispy Coconut Tofu Squares

5/8/2006 meps 0

1 onion, diced 1 t whole black peppercorns 2 thumb-size pieces of ginger, in small chunks 1/4 C tamari 1/4 C rice vinegar 2 T miso 4 C water 1-lb block of tofu, pressed for […]

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Italian

Crockpot Lasagne

4/7/2013 meps 0

I just discovered that it’s super-easy to make lasagne in a slow-cooker! I’ll have to rework this to come up with a vegetarian version. 1 lb ground beef 1 large onion, diced 29-oz can tomato […]

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Asian

Cruisers’ Pad Thai

2/5/2014 meps 0

This is a very loose approximation of Pad Thai that can be made from items that keep a long time aboard a boat with no refrigeration. 8-10 oz rice stick noodles or thin spaghetti 2 […]

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Cuban

Cuban Black Beans

7/14/2004 meps 0

(From my 1940’s Key West Cookbook, I think) 1 pound black beans 3 cloves garlic 1 sweet pepper 2/3 C olive oil 2 bay leaves salt 1 T vinegar Soak beans overnight. Wash and place […]

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Cuban

Cuban Dinner (aka Picadillo)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This one comes from Meps’ Mom, Esther. It’s an old, old family favorite, but after Mom died, she only left a list of ingredients and no quantities. Most of her recipes were that way, just […]

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Cuban

Cuban Sandwich

12/2/2005 meps 0

I always wondered how they made these…the secret must be the weight on top when you bake them. Makes 2 (but I could eat ’em both). 1 loaf Cuban or Italian bread 2 T mayonnaise […]

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Dips

Cucumber dish

5/1/2007 meps 1

This reminds me of an Indian “raita,” used to cool your mouth alongside super-hot curries. Or a Greek “tzatziki.” Karen, of s/v Panta Rhei, brought it to the PSCC “Horror d’Hoover” contest. From “Recipes for […]

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Indian

Cucumber Raita

7/28/2009 meps 0

2 cucumbers 1/2 T salt 1-1/2 C plain yogurt (you can substitute up to 1/4 C sour cream for part of the yogurt) Pinch of cayenne or paprika 2 T chopped fresh mint leaves 1 […]

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Dips

Dhal Dip

3/23/2006 meps 1

A pressure cooker recipe… 1 T olive oil 1 t butter 1 small onion, chopped 2 t ginger, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and minced 1/2 garam masala 1/4 t […]

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Favorites

Easy Tamale Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is from the cookbook Where’s Mom, Now That I Need Her? It’s the only cookbook Barry had when he first started living alone. If you like recipes that use canned soup, I highly recommend […]

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Ethnic

Ecuadorian Tomato Soup with Bananas

2/15/2006 meps 0

Sopa De Tomates Con Platanos (Ecuador) Serves 4-6, but you can halve it easily Barry says, “This is just about the best tomato soup I’ve ever eaten.” 1 large can tomato puree 4 bananas, peeled […]

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Favorites

Enchiladas

9/13/2007 meps 0

Makes one 9×12 pan with 12 enchiladas. Sauce: 2 T olive oil 1 C chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2 T chili powder 2 t cumin Salt, pepper 2 C tomato puree 1 C stock […]

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Appetizers

Falafel

7/4/2013 meps 0

1-3/4 C dried chickpeas 2 cloves garlic 1 small onion, quartered 1 t ground coriander 1 T ground cumin Dash cayenne 1 C chopped fresh parsley 1 t salt 1/2 t pepper 1/2 t baking […]

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Favorites

Fideo Delicioso

8/12/2005 meps 0

Eating in Mexican restaurants, one comes to the conclusion that all Mexican food involves rice and tortillas. When my mother-in-law introduced me to a Mexican pasta, called fideo, I was surprised. “I’ve never seen that […]

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Asian

FIERY PICKLED VEGETABLES

7/14/2004 meps 0

Similar to kim chee, but a lot simpler Makes 30 3T servings 1 small head Napa cabbage, cut into pieces 1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces and quartered 1/2 pound green beans, […]

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Asian

Filipino Corned Beef Hash

3/20/2006 meps 0

1 T vegetable oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 onion, diced 1 tomato, chopped 1 large potato, diced 12-oz can corned beef In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and […]

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Middle Eastern

Fish Baked in Tahini

5/5/2006 meps 0

A recipe from Palestine and Jordan, from the cookbook From the Land of Figs and Olives. 1/2 C cooking oil 2 lbs fish fillets, cut into 2-inch cubes 4 potatoes, peeled and sliced 5 T […]

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Middle Eastern

Fish Salad (Sudan)

5/5/2006 meps 0

4 T butter 2 lbs firm-fleshed fish fillets (such as cod, haddock, salmon, or bass) 1 C shredded cabbage 5 tomatoes 1/2 t cumin Salt, pepper 6 T lemon juice 1/2 C olive oil 1 […]

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Cajun

Fried Artichoke Po’Boy

5/8/2006 meps 0

A vegetarian alternative to the oyster po’boy. Are artichoke hearts an aphrodisiac, like oysters? 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, rinsed and well-drained 2 eggs 1/2 C milk 1/2 C flour 1 t onion powder 1/4 […]

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Cookies & Candies

Frosted Drop Cookies

10/18/2009 meps 0

2 C sifted flour 1 t baking powder 1/4 t salt 1/2 t vanilla 1/4 C milk 1 egg white 3/4 C butter 1 C powdered sugar 1 egg yolk Sift together flour, baking powder, […]

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Ethnic

Gazpacho

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Jeanie Shaw, who has been like a sister to me since I was 13. This version of gazpacho is kind of like a liquid salad, and I find it hard to stop eating it […]

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Asian

Gingered Cucumber Salad with Seaweed

11/2/2013 meps 0

1/4 C wakame 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and sliced ultra-thinly (I use a peeler for this) 2 t ginger, sliced ultra-thinly 1 shallot, sliced Place the dried seaweed in water and soak for 10 minutes. […]

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Dips

Good Baba Ghanouj

5/6/2006 meps 0

I used to like this recipe, but then I found a better way to do it, one that really showcases the eggplant. See “Best Baba Ghanouj.” This version is more like hummus-with-eggplant. However, if you […]

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Mexican

Grandmother’s Frybread Recipe

7/14/2004 meps 0

Not my grandmother…not sure whose grandmother this is referring to! Ingredients * 1 package of dry yeast (quick rising is okay) * 2-3 cups warm water * 2 tablespoons instant potatoes * 2-3 cups warm […]

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Asian

Green Beans with Crushed Garlic

7/3/2006 meps 0

A Vietnamese side dish. 1 T vegetable oil 1 onion, finely diced 4 cloves garlic, chopped 3 large green chilis, seeded and sliced 1 t ground coriander 1/2 t ground cumin 2 large ripe tomatoes, […]

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Meat

Green chili-stuffed pork chops

6/12/2007 meps 0

4 1-inch thick boneless pork chops 1/2 C chopped green onions 1/3 C fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 4-oz can mild diced green chilis 1/2 C grated Monterray Jack cheese 3 cloves garlic, diced 1 […]

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Indian

Green sauce (not really a sauce)

8/5/2010 meps 0

This is actually a side dish or a vegetarian main dish. Tastes great with lentil dal. Nancy Bacon, who modified this from Yamuna Devi’s Broccoli and Spinach Puree, calls it “mainlining vegetables.” It’s a staple […]

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Dips

Green tomatillo salsa (salsa verde)

1/29/2008 meps 0

15 tomatillos, husked and finely chopped 3 serrano chiles, finely minced 1 bunch cilantro, finely minced 2 T lime juice 2 t sugar 1 t salt Combine ingredients and allow flavors to blend for a […]

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Middle Eastern

Greens with tahini

2/5/2007 meps 0

1 clove garlic, chopped 3 T tahini 1-1/2 to 2 T lemon juice 1/4 t salt 3/4 C water 15 oz loosely packed greens, such as spinach, swiss chard, or dandelion greens 2 T toasted […]

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Asian

Ground Pork and Pineapple Salad

7/3/2006 meps 0

1 lb lean ground pork 2 T water 1-1/3 cooked shrimp (tiny bay shrimp are fine) 2 T lemon juice 2 T fish sauce 1/4-1/2 t cayenne 2 T finely sliced onion 2 T green […]

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Appetizers

Gyoza

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Cecily Hiatt at Expeditors: about 1 lb ground turkey or ground chicken about 1/2 smallish head of green cabbage can of water chestnuts, drained about 2 t grated fresh ginger, or 1 t powder […]

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Middle Eastern

Harissa (chili paste)

6/28/2006 meps 1

2 oz dried red chilis, soaked in hot water for an hour 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 t coriander seeds 2 t cumin seeds 2 t caraway seeds Pinch salt 1/4 C olive oil, divided […]

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Favorites

Holy frijole mole

3/13/2009 meps 1

This stuff is awesome. You can substitute tofu or cooked potatoes for the beans, or just eat the sauce over rice. Or skip the rice and just eat it with a spoon. It’s that good. […]

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Dips

Hummus

5/6/2006 meps 1

1 can chickpeas 1/2 C tahini 6 T lemon juice Salt 2 T olive oil 1 T finely chopped parsley or mint Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid. Blend the chickepeas, 1/4 C of the […]

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Indian

Indian Cauliflower and Peas

7/23/2009 meps 0

At a house-sitting gig, I perused Yamuna Devi’s excellent cookbook, The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking. Then I scrounged the fridge and found almost all the ingredients to make “Gobhi hari matar sabji” or Sauteed […]

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Cookies & Candies

Indian Coconut Fudge

8/6/2009 meps 0

1/2 C honey 1/2 C peanut butter 1/2 C finely chopped dates 2/3 C powdered milk (not reconstituted) 1/2 T rose water or orange extract 1-1/2 C coconut Combine honey, peanut butter, dates, and powdered […]

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Baked

Indian Dosas

7/28/2009 meps 0

2/3 C split urad dal, without skins 1-1/2 C basmati rice 1/2 T salt 3/4 C butter or oil Wash and sort the dal and soak it in 3 C cold water for 4 hours. […]

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Asian

Japanese spinach salsa

1/29/2008 meps 0

4 C fresh spinach, packed 1 T water 1 T pickled ginger, julienned 1/2 t red chili powder 1/2 C daikon radish, julienned 1 T rice wine vinegar 1/4 C toasted nori, julienned 1 T […]

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Greek

Kalamata Olive Spread

7/2/2006 meps 0

This is almost too simple. 3 C Kalamata olives, pitted 1/3 C olive oil In a food processor, coarsely chop the olives. Then turn on the machine and add the olive oil in a steady […]

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Indian

Keema

6/21/2006 meps 0

2 T oil 1 onion, diced 1/2 lb ground lamb or veal 1/2 lb lean ground beef Salt and pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 T fresh ginger, grated 1 […]

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Asian

Kelaguen manok (Guam chicken lemon salad)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is arguably the best recipe on this whole website, and possibly the simplest! 1 whole chicken, cooked, cooled, and deboned* 1/2 C finely chopped red onion 4-6 lemons, juiced 1/2 t dried red pepper […]

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Middle Eastern

Khissoo (Moroccan Carrot Salad)

5/6/2006 meps 1

6 carrots, grated 1/4 C sugar 4 T lemon juice 4 T olive oil 1 t orange blossom water or rosewater Combine all ingredients and allow to chill for at least an hour.

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Appetizers

KIM CHEE

7/14/2004 meps 0

2/3 lb Chinese or Napa cabbage 1/2 lb daikon radish, peeled and sliced diagonally, 1/4 inch thick 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced diagonally, 1/4 inch thick 1 medium turnip, peeled and sliced diagonally, 1/4 […]

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Asian

Kim chee relish

1/29/2008 meps 0

4 C chopped bok choy or Napa cabbage 4 C water 2 T salt Bring the water and salt to a boil drop in the greens. Cook for 30 seconds and drain well in a […]

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Appetizers

Korean Bean Sprouts

7/26/2011 meps 1

8 oz bean sprouts 1 t salt 1/4 C sliced scallions 1 T toasted sesame seeds 1 T toasted sesame oil In a saucepan with a lid, bring about a half cup of water to […]

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Appetizers

Korean Seasoned Spinach

7/26/2011 meps 1

1 pound fresh, cleaned spinach 2 T toasted sesame seeds 2 T toasted sesame oil 1 clove garlic, minced fine 1 t salt In a stockpot or large dutch oven, boil about 8 cups of […]

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Asian

Korean Seasoned Spinach

11/2/2013 meps 0

Whenever I go for Korean food, where they fill the table with 25 tiny bowls of different side dishes, this is my favorite one: 1 lb cleaned spinach 2 T roasted sesame seeds 2 T […]

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Asian

Korean Tangy Red Pepper Sauce

11/2/2013 meps 1

2 T Korean red pepper paste 1 T rice vinegar (can substitute cider vinegar) 1 t honey 1 T apple juice or water 2 t dark sesame oil Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl. […]

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Indian

Lemon Rice

7/28/2009 meps 0

1 C cooked rice 2 T butter 1/2 C cashew pieces 1 t black mustard seeds 1 t salt 1/2 t turmeric 1/3 C lemon juice 3 T minced fresh parsley Toasted coconut for garnish […]

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Articles

Let them eat (king) cake

1/7/2006 meps 0

On the feast of the Epiphany, January 6th, my husband’s mother baked a cake. Not just any cake, though — a king cake. It came from a fancy mix we’d picked up a couple of […]

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Cuban

Linda’s Cuban-Style Pork

5/6/2006 meps 0

(Note from Meps: As of this writing, in May 2006, I’ve heard that people who live in Cuba are not allowed to eat beef. They raise cattle and serve the beef to tourists, but Cubans […]

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Asian

Mango Chicken

7/3/2006 meps 0

Vietnamese “Thit Ga Voi Xoai” 1 lb boneless chicken, diced 1 large carrot, cut in matchsticks 1/2 sweet red pepper, cut in strips to match the carrot 1/2 green pepper, cut in strips 4 oz […]

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Cuban

Margaret’s Sausage and Rice Dish

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is my low-fat version of arroz con chorizo, a well-known Cuban dish. 2 jars pimientos 1 lb smoked turkey sausage 16 oz basmati rice 28 oz water 2 onions Oil 1/2 tsp bijol (Cuban […]

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Appetizers

Maza (Middle Eastern Appetizers)

5/6/2006 meps 0

Maza (also spelled mezza) is the Middle Eastern version of Spanish tapas or Chinese dim sum. It’s served as an appetizer to a fancy meal for a guest, or as a small meal in itself. […]

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Asian

Meps’ Korean Bibimbap

7/26/2011 meps 0

One caveat: I have no Korean heritage, so this may not be very authentic. However, it’s delicious, and it’s close enough to authentic to keep me from going into withdrawal when I can’t get to […]

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Bread machine

Mexican King’s Bread

7/22/2007 meps 0

Place ingredients in a bread machine, in the order indicated by your manual, and press start. 2/3 C milk 1/4 C butter 1 T rum 2 eggs 1/4 C sugar 1 t salt 1 t […]

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Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Mincemeat Pie Filling

10/18/2009 meps 0

This makes enough for one or two pies. It’s a farmhouse recipe, no precise quantities. The hamburger provides “umami” flavor that offsets the sweetness. About 2 lbs of hamburger A lot of raisins About as […]

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Favorites

Minestrone

1/19/2006 meps 2

This is my favorite “save my butt in an emergency” recipe. You can leave out some of the vegetables or substitute what you have on hand. I once even made it with canned carrots and […]

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5/2 fasting diet

Miso-Ginger Consomme

10/1/2013 meps 0

2-inch piece of fresh ginger 6 C water 1/2 C white miso 4 C sliced mushrooms Optional: Fresh spinach or other greens, diced tofu 2 sliced green onions 1/2-1 t tamari Finely grate the ginger […]

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Cookies & Candies

Mock Milk Fudge

7/28/2009 meps 0

1/2 C unsalted butter, softened 2/3 C powdered sugar 1-3/4 C milk powder 1 t milk or cream 1/2 t vanilla, orange, or almond extract Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Using your hands, work […]

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Beverages

Mojito (Cuban cocktail)

4/28/2006 meps 0

This is the appropriate cocktail to serve with Cuban meals such as picadillo (also called Cuban Dinner), black beans and rice, or arroz con pollo. For a non-alcoholic choice, try a Virgin Cuba Libre: Coke […]

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Favorites

Mom’s Pot Pie

12/18/2009 meps 1

The Mom referred to is Odessa Simpson, who taught me to make this awesome dish in her 150-year-old kitchen. This is comfort food at its very best — rich, heavy, simple Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. It […]

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Brazilian

Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian fish stew)

5/7/2006 meps 0

Pronounced “moo-KECK-ah de PESH-ee.” I pronounce it “yummy.” When we traveled to Brazil, our friends insisted that we acclimate our digestive systems for a few days before eating this very rich dish. Once they let […]

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Bread machine

Moroccan Anise Bread

7/22/2007 meps 0

Place ingredients in a bread machine, in the order indicated by your manual, and press start. 1-1/3 C water or milk 1/4 C butter 2/3 t salt 1/4 C sugar 1 t anise seed 3 […]

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Meat

Moroccan chicken and eggplant stew

6/4/2007 meps 0

Don’t be put off by the long list of spices — this recipe is actually pretty easy, and ends up with maximum flavor for a short cooking time. It’s beautiful, too, just the thing to […]

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Meat

Moroccan Chicken and Lentils

5/16/2012 meps 0

1 pound dried lentils, cooked and drained 1 C plus 2 T olive oil 1/2 C red wine vinegar 3 T cumin (divided) 2 t salt (divided) 2 T plus 2 t chili powder 2 […]

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Meat

Moroccan Cous Cous

2/24/2006 meps 1

When we lived in Washington D.C., we loved to have a 7-course meal at Marrakesh. This recipe reminds me of one of those 7 decadent courses. 3-1/2 pounds of chicken pieces 3-1/2 T butter, divided […]

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Meat

Moroccan Lamb with Apricots

6/28/2006 meps 0

1-1/2 lb lean lamb, cut in cubes 2 cloves garlic, crushed 5 T orange juice 4 T olive oil 1 T fresh cilantro leaves, chopped 1 T fresh mint leaves, chopped 1 t ground cumin […]

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Middle Eastern

Moroccan parsley, onion, and lemon salad

6/28/2006 meps 0

1 large bunch parsley, coarsely chopped 1 medium red onion, sliced thinly 4 large lemons, peeled, seeded, and diced Salt and pepper Toss all the ingredients together and chill. This goes well with fish. You […]

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Greek

Moussakas me Melitzanes

7/14/2004 meps 0

4-5 eggplants 1 lb 2 oz ground meat 2-3 tomatoes 1 C olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped 1 bay leaf 1 clove garlic 1/2 C grated parmesan flour 3 C bechamel sauce (I use […]

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Ethnic

Muffulata (Olive Relish)

12/6/2013 meps 0

I found this yellowed clipping in an old file with no idea where it came from. There are many spellings of the word, including “muffuletta,” “muffuleta,” and “muffaletta.” We fell in love with muffaletta sandwiches […]

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Barry's family

Nona’s Cheesecake

1/16/2007 meps 0

This recipe comes from Barry’s great-grandmother via his cousin Sandy Langdon, of Traverse City, Michigan. “Cousin,” in this case, is kind of a simplified term — Sandy is both Barry’s first-cousin-once-removed and his second-cousin-once-removed. I’m […]

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Greek

NOODLES, METSOVE STYLE

7/14/2004 meps 0

(Hylopites Metsovou) 1 lb 2 oz egg noodles 4-5 diced tomatoes 9 oz bacon 2 chopped onions 2 cloves garlic 3 1/2 oz olive oil salt & pepper Grated kefalotyri or parmesan Cut bacon into […]

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Middle Eastern

North African Bulgur Salad

6/28/2006 meps 0

1-1/2 C bulgur 1-1/4 C boiling water 4 T olive oil 3 T lemon juice 2 T chopped fresh mint 3 T chopped fresh cilantro Salt and pepper 1 red bell pepper, grilled, peeled, and […]

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Appetizers

North African Orange Salad

6/28/2006 meps 0

6 oranges, peeled and thinly sliced horizontally 12 fresh dates, pitted and thinly sliced 4 T slivered almonds or pine nuts, toasted 1-2 T orange or rose flower water Ground cinnamon Place orange slices on […]

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Cookies & Candies

Oatmeal Whoopie Pies

10/17/2009 meps 0

2 C brown sugar 2 C oatmeal 3/4 C margarine 2 eggs 1/2 t salt 2 C flour 1 t cinnamon 1 t baking powder 2 t soda in 1 T boiling water Cream together […]

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Holidays

Odessa’s Filling

10/18/2009 meps 0

While we were working on pot pie, talk turned to Thanksgiving traditions. Odessa turned to me and asked, “Do you stuff your turkey?” “Sometimes — if we cook it outside on the grill, we don’t. […]

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Brazilian

Olho de Sogra (Mother-in-Law Eyes)

7/6/2007 meps 0

1 C water 1-1/4 C sugar, divided 1 C grated coconut 2 egg yolks 1/2 t vanilla 1 lb prunes, pitted Whole cloves In a medium saucepan, simmer the water with 1 C of sugar […]

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Cookies & Candies

Ouzo cookies

2/3/2011 meps 1

Make a double batch of Powdered Sugar Cookies. Use 1 T Ouzo instead of the vanilla. After the cookies have cooled, glaze them with a mixture of Ouzo and powdered sugar. (Mix about 1/2 C […]

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Appetizers

Ouzo-flamed cheese

6/11/2013 meps 0

These are intended to be an appetizer, but they would also be a great thing to put on a bed of lightly-dressed greens as a meal-sized salad. 1 C flour 1 lb kasseri or romano […]

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Appetizers

Ovos recheados (stuffed eggs)

7/22/2012 meps 0

Here’s a completely different approach to eggs for an appetizer. Instead of making the usual deviled eggs with mayonnaise, this version uses bread crumbs, cheese, and butter — and they’re served hot. 8 eggs 2 […]

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Dips

Palestinean Olive Dip

5/6/2006 meps 1

2 C green olives, pitted and rinsed 2 T tahini 2 T chopped fresh cilantro 1 T lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/8 t cayenne Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth. Place on […]

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Favorites

PAPAS CHORREADAS

8/23/2004 meps 0

From Laurel’s Kitchen 4 medium potatoes 1/2 lb fresh green beans (can substitute other veggies — frozen peas or spinach, even canned beats) 1 T butter 1 medium onion, chopped 4 green onions, chopped 1 […]

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Brazilian

Passion Fruit Mousse

1/31/2006 meps 0

This stuff is awesome! Thanks to Almuht Dear-Jossy for the recipe. 1 C concentrated passion fruit juice (you can find this at stores specializing in Brazilian products) 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 1 can […]

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Italian

Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce

7/14/2004 meps 0

Via January 1989 e-mail from Pat Bullen (she brought this to a Christmas lunch potluck at work, and we all demanded the recipe) This is a very easy, versatile recipe that can be expanded for […]

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Desserts

Pastéis de Nata (Custard Cream Pastries)

7/24/2007 meps 0

This recipe is the closest I can come to the famous Pastéis de Belém, those wonderful, flaky custard tarts we enjoyed in Lisbon. The original recipe is from Portuguese Cooking, published by Bonechi. For a […]

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Middle Eastern

Peanut Salad from Sudan

5/6/2006 meps 0

2 C unsalted peanuts, ground as fine as cornmeal 1/4 C water 2 diced tomatoes 1 onion, diced 1/4 C olive oil Pinch cayenne Juice of 1 lemon Salt Add the water to the ground […]

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Asian

Peanut sauce

4/1/2006 meps 1

Serve this with Vietnamese spring rolls, or as a topping for steamed or stir-fried vegetables. 1/2 C peanut butter, preferably the kind with just peanuts and salt 1 T honey (if you use sweetened peanut […]

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Middle Eastern

PERSIAN SWEET-AND-SOUR CHICKEN SOUP

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 large onion, diced small 4-5 T butter 1 T ground coriander 1 1/2 t each cumin, cayenne, cinnamon 3/4 C long-grain rice 1/2 C finely chopped pitted prunes 1/3 C finely chopped dried apples […]

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Asian

Philippino Pork Adobo

5/8/2006 meps 0

1-lb boneless center-cut pork loin, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes 1 C water 1/4 C cider vinegar 2 T soy sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small bay leaf 1/4 t salt Combine all ingredients […]

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Cuban

Picadillo (Cuban Recipe — Pre-Castro)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Actually, this is a slightly updated version written after we served it at our wedding. The original recipe is under Cuban Dinner. 1. Make small meatballs. Use 1 lb lean ground beef. Small amount of […]

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Cookies & Candies

Pistachio Fudge

8/6/2009 meps 0

1/2 C sugar 1 C water 3 T butter, separated 1/4 t ground cardamom 1/2 C ground pistachios 1-2/3 C powdered milk (not reconstituted — just the powder) Splash of rose water Boil water and […]

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Appetizers

PITA APO TA YANENA

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 lb 9 oz grated gruyere 9 oz butter 3 eggs 1 lb 2 oz milk Pastry: 3 C flour, 1 C yogurt, 5 T butter, salt, water Place flour in bowl, add yogurt, melted […]

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Breakfast

Poached eggs in piperade

9/16/2007 meps 0

A Basque version of our old favorite, Barbie’s Breakfast. Serves 2 2 T olive oil 1 small onion, coarsely chopped 1 C chopped bell pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 large plum tomatoes, seeded and […]

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Asian

PONZU SAUCE

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 grapefruit 1 orange 1 lime 1/4 C sugar 1/4 C soy sauce 1/4 C rice vinegar Use a zester to remove the colorful outer rind from the citrus fruits and save it. Juice the […]

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Meat

Pork and tequila tacos

5/11/2006 meps 0

Serves 4 2-1/2 lbs ground pork 7 cloves of garlic, minced 1 t sage 1-1/2 t fennel 1/4 t powdered cayenne 1/4-1/2 t red pepper flakes 1-1/2 t salt 2/3 C tequila Combine all the […]

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Meat

Pork in Mole Sauce

11/21/2006 meps 0

2 lbs pork chops, cut into cubes or strips Salt and pepper 1 T olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 T chili powder 1/2 t […]

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Dairy-free

Potato Enchiladas with Tomato-Chile Sauce

5/16/2012 meps 0

This comes from a Bon Appetit recipe. It’s especially intriguing because it has no meat and no dairy, something that is often found in enchiladas. Enchiladas 1-1/2 lb potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces […]

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Favorites

POTATO, PANIR, AND PEA CURRY

7/14/2004 meps 0

Indian recipe from Molly Katzen’s cookbook 1 T butter 1 t mustard seeds 1/2 t caraway seeds 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 T sesame seeds 1/2 t ground cumin 1/2 t tumeric 1/2 t ground […]

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Appetizers

Preserved Yogurt Cheese Balls

5/6/2006 meps 1

Pour a quart of yogurt into a white cotton or cheesecloth bag. Tie the bag and suspend it from the faucet over a sink overnight, until the contents are firm. This is labana, yogurt cheese. […]

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Alcoholic

Quentão

12/27/2005 meps 1

I learned how to make this by watching Eduardo Mendonça of Show Brazil! make it at a São João celebration near Seattle. I had a summer cold at the time, and when I tasted it, […]

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5/2 fasting diet

Rainbow Vegetable-Turkey Stir Fry

10/1/2013 meps 0

Makes 2 250-calorie servings. If you’re not on a diet, serve it over rice. Normally, I wouldn’t bother documenting a stir-fry recipe. I just chop up whatever’s on hand, throw it into the pan, and […]

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Cajun

Red Beans and Rice (From Dave Cash)

7/14/2004 meps 2

* 3 lbs dried, soaked red beans * uh uhnion, chopped * Gramps, the green bell pepper, chopped * several good shakes of chili powder * a nice bit of cumin * enough Hungarian paprika […]

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Asian

RED RICE (FROM GUAM)

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces 1 med onion, chopped 2 C water, divided 2 T achiote seeds (try Asian markets) 2 C rice, uncooked 1 t salt 1/2 frozen peas Saute bacon […]

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Ethnic

Ripe plantain pie with meat

2/4/2006 meps 0

The original of this can be found at an excellent site: www.stephencooks.com . Stephen says that this recipe, Pastelón de Plátano, was adapted from Rice and Beans and Tasty Things: A Puerto Rican Cookbook, by […]

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Meat

Rosas Rojas En El Mar (Halibut)

4/23/2005 meps 0

From Galeria’s Restaurant, 611 Broadway Ave. East, on Capitol Hill, in Seattle. The name translates to” Red Rose of the Sea.” 2 lbs. halibut cut into 1″ strips Juice of 4 limes Pinch of salt […]

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Indian

Saag Paneer

9/20/2007 meps 1

3 lbs spinach, divided 2 T oil 1 t cumin seeds 1 t chili powder 1 t garlic, chopped 1 t ginger, chopped 1 large onion, diced finely 2 t chickpea flour (besam) 1 pound […]

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Brazilian

Salada de Xuxu (chayote salad)

7/22/2012 meps 0

The first time I saw a chayote, I was almost 40 years old. It was in a grocery store in New Orleans, and there were enormous heaps of them for sale in the produce department, […]

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Middle Eastern

Salata Jaza’iriya (Algerian Salad)

5/6/2006 meps 1

2 sweet bell peppers, seeded and chopped 4 tomatoes, diced 1/2 C sliced cucumber 1 small red onion, sliced 1/2 C black olives, pitted and halved (Kalamata-type, not canned black olives) 6 anchovy fillets, chopped […]

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Middle Eastern

Salatat Taheena (Tahini salad)

5/6/2006 meps 0

5 tomatoes, finely diced 1 cucumber, peeled and diced 1/2 C finely chopped parsley 3 T tahini 1/4 C lemon juice 4 cloves garlic, crushed Salt 1 T dried mint Mix tomatoes, cucumber, and parsley, […]

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Asian

Salmon Cucumber Seaweed Salad

3/15/2012 meps 0

This Asian-influenced salad is so awesome…I could eat the whole thing by myself, even though it makes two servings. It would be good on a sandwich, or over rice, too. 2 T dried wakame 1 […]

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Italian

Salmon Risotto

7/14/2004 meps 0

1T olive oil 1C chopped onions 1-1/2C Arborio rice 3-1/2C chicken broth 1/4C Italian parsley 1/2lb salmon fillet, cut in 1 inch pieces 1/3C grated Parmesan Salt & pepper Heat oil over medium heat, saute […]

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Favorites

Salsa

7/14/2004 meps 0

Throw together in food processor or blender 2 green onions 0 3 small green chili peppers? (1 pepper is 1 alarm, 2 is 2 alarm, etc) 1/2 cup parsley 1 cup cilantro 1 tsp salt […]

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Meps original

Salsa verde

7/1/2017 meps 0

Also known as green salsa or tomatillo salsa. 6 tomatillos, cut into 2-inch pieces 6 large sprigs of cilantro Grind up in blender. You should not need to add water, but if it is too […]

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Appetizers

Samak Miqlee (Middle Eastern Fish Rolls)

5/5/2006 meps 0

Serves 6 to 8 2 lbs white fish 1 carrot, sliced 2 onions, chopped 10 black peppercorns 3 slices white bread, crusts removed (can substitute 3/4 C breadcrumbs) Milk 1 egg 1 t ground coriander […]

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Cookies & Candies

Sand Tarts (Rollouts)

10/17/2009 meps 1

There’s a dark brown knot on the wooden board the family uses to roll these out. If you can’t see the knot through the dough, then you haven’t rolled it thinly enough. If you roll […]

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Alcoholic

Sangrita (a tequila chaser)

9/27/2013 meps 0

This sounds like an intriguing beverage to take to Burning Man…or maybe I just need to go to Mexico again! 1 C fresh-squeezed orange juice 1/2 C fresh-squeezed lime juice 2 T grenadine 1 t […]

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Brazilian

Saudades

7/22/2012 meps 0

I haven’t tried to make these, but if I ever come across sago flour, I will. They are Brazilian cookies of Portuguese origin, said to have a texture between a macaroon and a meringue. You […]

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Cookies & Candies

Scottish shortbread

1/3/2009 meps 0

Make this recipe on Thanksgiving weekend and serve it on Christmas eve. 3/4 lb butter, softened 1-1/4 C sugar 2 eggs 4 C flour Preheat oven to 350 F. Blend the butter, sugar, and eggs […]

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Meat

Seleq (Saudi Arabian Lamb with Rice)

5/6/2006 meps 0

2 lbs of lamb, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3 onions, chopped 2 T cilantro, chopped Salt and pepper 2 C milk 2 C rice, rinsed 2 T butter, melted Place meat, onions, cilantro, salt, and […]

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Middle Eastern

Shata (Hot Spice Sauce from Sudan)

5/5/2006 meps 0

According to the cookbook From the Lands of Figs and Olives, by Habeeb Salloum and James Peters, this is one of the five components of every main meal in the Sudan. 1/2 C lemon juice […]

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Asian

Simple Thai Coconut Curry

1/26/2016 meps 0

This is a pattern recipe, which means you can make it a bunch of different ways, and it will always be yummy. But it also means that the instructions are a little bit vague, similar […]

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Mexican

Simplest pinto beans

2/23/2010 meps 0

This is what I use instead of refried beans for tacos or burritos dinners. It makes enough for two people, as long as there are plenty of tortillas and cheese and other toppings. Soak 1 […]

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Greek

Skordalia (garlic potato sauce)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Peel 18 oz potatoes and boil in plenty of water. Drain and puree, then season with salt. Add 4-5 cloves finely minced garlic, 4-5 T olive oil, 2-3 T vinegar. Serve cold.

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Grilling

Snowshoe flatbread

8/5/2010 meps 0

This flatbread is similar to nan, common in Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan. You can also make it with a higher proportion of whole wheat flour. 2-1/2 C warm water 1 t yeast 1 C whole […]

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Brazilian

Sonhos

7/22/2012 meps 0

These are kind of like gluten-free doughnuts. 1 C milk 1 T sugar 1/4 t salt 1 level C tapioca flour 4 egg yolks Oil for deep-frying 2 T powdered sugar 1 t cinnamon In […]

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Mexican

SOPA DE FIDEO

8/12/2005 meps 0

For my comment on fideo, see Fideo Delicioso. 3 T vegetable oil 5 oz dry fideo noodles 1/2 C chopped onion 2 cloves minced garlic 1/8 t ground cumin 1-1/2 t salt 2 large tomatoes […]

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Italian

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

7/14/2004 meps 0

Serves 6 6 slices raw smoked ham – proscuitto, westphalian, country-smoked pork, or Canadian bacon 2 T olive oil 1 lb spaghetti 6 eggs Cracked black pepper Parmesan cheese, freshly grated Boil 3 quarts of […]

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Favorites

Spaghetti Carbonara

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 lb spaghetti 1/2 lb bacon 3 eggs, beaten 1/4 C parmesan 1/2 C gruyere or swiss 1/4 C whipping cream salt & pepper Cook spaghetti. Fry bacon til crisp, drain and crumble. Reserve 3 […]

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Appetizers

SPANAKOPITA

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 lb 2 oz psinach 1/2 C dill 6 green onions 1 1/2 C olive oil salt & pepper Saute onions until transparent, add shredded spinach. Cook 15 minutes over mideium heat, add dill, salt, […]

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Greek

SPANAKORYZO (SPINACH RICE)

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 lbs 4 oz spinach 1 1/2 C long grain rice 3-4 green onions, chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped dill 2 C olive oil 2 lemons Saute onions in oil. Wash spinach, shred roughly, and […]

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Asian

Spicy Cucumbers in Red Pepper Dressing

7/26/2011 meps 0

2 cucumbers, seeded and thinly sliced 1 t salt 1 T toasted sesame seeds Red pepper dressing (recipe follows) Red pepper dressing (whisk or shake all ingredients together): 1-2 T Sriracha hot sauce 1 T […]

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Appetizers

Spicy Mint-Pickled Vegetables

9/27/2013 meps 0

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch by 1/4-inch strips 1 C cauliflower, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 C jicama, peeled and cut into 1-inch by 1/4-inch julienne pieces 1 red Thai chile or red […]

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Asian

Spicy Thai tomato-coconut soup

1/24/2008 meps 0

Serves 4 28-oz can tomato puree 2 T olive oil 1 onion, diced fine 14-oz can coconut milk 1-1/2 T Thai red curry paste 2 T lime juice Handful of fresh basil leaves 1 C […]

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Casseroles

Spinach-Lasagna Roll-Ups

9/6/2013 meps 0

I am always wondering what to do with leftover lasagna noodles. This inspires me to make a half-recipe when I have a partial box in the cupboard. Another name for this is “Mock Manicotti.” 12 […]

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Indian

Sprouted Mung Bean Sauce

7/28/2009 meps 0

3 T chickpea flour 1-1/2 C water 2 C yogurt, stirred until smooth 1 t salt 1 sugar 1/2 t turmeric 1 t ground coriander 1/4 t fenugreek seeds 1 C sprouted mung beans 1-1/2 […]

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Appetizers

Sticky Rice

1/9/2006 meps 1

This is a Dim Sum favorite, also known as nor mei gai. I’m not sure how to categorize it, because I’ve never had it except at Dim Sum. 3 C glutinous rice (sweet rice) 8 […]

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Appetizers

Stromboli

7/14/2004 meps 0

Dough (makes 2): 1-1/4c water 2T butter 1t salt 2t pepper 1-1/2t sugar 3C flour 2-1/2t yeast Meat filling (makes 1): 1/4C provolone, mozzarella, salami, Italian ham Spinach filling (makes 1): 1 pkg frozen spinach, […]

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Asian

Sweet Asian chili sauce

5/8/2006 meps 0

Similar to Vietnamese “Nuoc Cham.” 1-1/2 t red pepper flakes 1 clove garlic, grated 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C rice vinegar 2 C water 1 T fish sauce (optional) Combine ingredients in a small pan […]

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Appetizers

Szechuan green beans

2/2/2007 meps 0

Two people can eat an entire pound of green beans this way! 1 T canola oil 1 T dark sesame oil 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed 6-8 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 t coarse salt […]

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Middle Eastern

Tabouli salad

5/6/2006 meps 0

1 C bulgur wheat 2 C boiling water 2 tomatoes, diced 1 bunch green onions, chopped 3 T fresh mint, chopped 2 Cups fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 C lemon juice 1/4 C olive oil Black […]

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Favorites

TAMALE PIE

7/14/2004 meps 1

Easy and impressive, from the “Where’s Mom” cookbook 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 C minced onion 2t garlic powder 1 8-oz can tomato sauce 1/2 C milk 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 6-oz can whole […]

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Asian

Tamarind Sauce

5/8/2006 meps 0

If you’ve never tasted tamarind, it’s kind of like Nature’s version of Sour Patch Kids. 1/2 C tamarind pulp 1 C cilantro leaves 1 T brown sugar 2 t seasoned rice vinegar 1 T white […]

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Asian

Teriyaki Sauce

1/10/2006 meps 0

We have a friend, Gary Barnett, who is a gourmet chef. Not that he works in a restaurant, but I’ve eaten his fine cuisine, and to call Gary an amateur would just be wrong. For […]

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Dips

Tomatillo guacamole

5/11/2006 meps 0

2 tomatillos 2 avocados 1 T fresh lime juice Dash salt Remove the papery skins from the tomatillos and dice them. Peel, seed, and chop the avocados. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, mashing […]

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Mexican

Tortilla Soup

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C chopped onion 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 to 4 Anaheim or poblano chili peppers, seeded and chopped 1 T cumin seed 2 T oil 1-1/2 C corn (about 3 ears) 3 med tomatoes, […]

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Middle Eastern

Tunisian chickpea soup (lablabi)

6/28/2006 meps 0

This version is a simple chickpea soup. For a richer version and more traditional way of serving, see Lablabi or Leb-Lebi (Tunisian chickpea stew). 6 T olive oil 10 garlic cloves, crushed 12 oz chickpeas, […]

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Favorites

Tzatziki

7/14/2004 meps 0

Grate 1 cucumber, mix with 1 lb yogurt. Add 4-5 cloves finely minced garlic, 4 T olive oil & 2 T vinegar, plus salt and pepper.

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Bread machine

Ukrainian Black Bread

7/22/2007 meps 0

Place ingredients in a bread machine, in the order indicated by your manual, and press start. 1-2/3 C strong coffee 1-1/3 t molasses 2/3 t salt 2-2/3 C rye flour 1-1/3 C bread flour 2-1/2 […]

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Indian

Vegetable Raita

7/28/2009 meps 0

2 C plain yogurt, preferably not non-fat 2 C diced crisp mixed vegetables, diced (consider bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, radishes, jicama, fennel, tomato, or peas) 1 T coriander seeds 1 T cumin seeds 1/2 T […]

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Brazilian

Vegetarian Feijoada

6/21/2006 meps 0

Like Cuban black beans, feijoada is nothing special to look at. But a visit to Brazil opened my eyes to the colorful presentation of this dish. Consider colorful tablecloths, banana leaves, or the edible garnishes […]

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Mexican

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

10/28/2005 meps 0

This came about while looking for a tortilla soup recipe that could be served to someone who is allergic to chicken. 1/2 onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or green), […]

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Asian

Vietnamese Chicken with Cashews

7/3/2006 meps 0

Vegetable oil 2 small dried chilis 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 lb boneless chicken, diced 1/2 t sugar 1 T oyster sauce 1 T fish sauce (Nuoc Mam – can substitute soy sauce if you […]

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Appetizers

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

12/27/2005 meps 0

I learned about these from my Korean friend, Chong Lee. She told me that all the filling ingredients are approximate — you can use a variety of meats, shrimp, and vegetables. The key is fresh […]

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Asian

Vietnamese Pork au Caramel

7/3/2006 meps 0

1/4 C sugar 3 T water 1 lb boneless pork, cut into large cubes 3 daikon, peeled and sliced 1/2 onion, diced 1/3 C fish sauce Black pepper Carmelize the sugar in a wok over […]

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Cookies & Candies

Woopie Pies

10/17/2009 meps 1

I copied the original recipe card that said “woopie,” which I suspect was misspelled. It should probably be “whoopie,” but I already had a whoopie pie recipe on the F-G. This version, however is an […]

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5/2 fasting diet

Zucchini-Kidney Soup with Tomatoes

2/21/2014 meps 0

This has a wonderful blend of flavors, and it’s only 600 calories for the entire pot. It’s a filling lunch or a perfect dinner for two people on a diet. 3 T bacon bits 1 […]