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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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Favorites

Amazing Garlic Rice with Amaranth

4/23/2010 meps 1

The texture of this dish is amazing because it’s so creamy. But you can make it without the amaranth, using a whole cup of rice instead. It’s worth it for the taste of the garlic […]

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Favorites

Apple Cranberry Relish

7/14/2004 meps 0

Ingedients for Apple-Cranberry relish 1 c fresh cranberries 1 large eating apple, peeled and cored and chunked 1/2 med. orange, with rind, quartered, seeds removed 1/4 lemon, with rind, seeds removed 1/4 c raisins 2 […]

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Side Dishes

Apple Cranberry Sauce

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 tart apple 4 T frozen apple juice concentrate 1/2 t ground ginger 1/4 t cinnamon 1 C cranberries 2 T sugar 2 T dark rum Peel, core, and slice the apple. Combine with the […]

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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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Appetizers

Asian grilled eggplant

5/14/2012 meps 0

I don’t know anybody who just “sorta” likes eggplant. Either you love it or you hate it. We love it. Take a big purple eggplant. Wash it and cut off the stem end. Cut it […]

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Pressure cooker

Asian wheat berry salad

9/5/2007 meps 0

Makes about 5 cups 3/4 C wheat berries (you can substitute spelt if you like) 2-1/2 C water Dressing: 2 T soy sauce 1 T sesame oil 2 T vegetable oil 2 T rice vinegar […]

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Side Dishes

BAKED MACEDONIA

7/20/2004 meps 0

3 T butter 3 T flour 2 T chopped onion 1 can tomatoes 1 C cooked rice 1 small can corn 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced or chopped 2 T lemon juice 1 t worcestershire […]

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Desserts

Balsamic-mint marinated strawberries

10/9/2007 meps 0

Big thanks to David Merwin for serving this on Sunday…it was the talk of the party! 1/4 C balsamic vinegar 1/4 C sugar Big handful of fresh mint 1 lb strawberries, hulled and quartered Mix […]

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Side Dishes

Banana rice

2/7/2006 meps 1

2 cups white rice 12 ripe bananas 1 can coconut cream Salt Peel and slice the bananas. Place them with the rice in a pot. Add water to 2 inches above the rice and boil […]

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Salads

Banana, tamarind, and mint salsa

1/29/2008 meps 0

4 bananas, peeled and finely chopped 1/4 C tamarind paste 2 T seeded and minced red pepper 1 T fresh mint, minced 1 T brown sugar 1 T fresh lime juice Combine all ingredients. This […]

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Barry's family

Barbecued Lima Beans

3/8/2009 meps 0

Even lima-haters will enjoy this. It’s a family favorite from Barry’s Mom. 1/2 lb salt pork 2 C dried lima beans 5-1/2 C water 2 T vegetable oil 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic, […]

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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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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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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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Appetizers

Blood orange shrimp escabeche

5/16/2012 meps 0

This multi-purpose dish can be an appetizer, a salad, or even a summer main dish. Serves 6 1 C freshly-squeezed blood orange juice 1/2 C fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, finely minced (divided) Pinch […]

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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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Salads

Broccoli Bacon Salad

9/11/2005 meps 0

Barry just looked over my shoulder as I typed this. “Yum! That sounds good,” he commented. He doesn’t even like broccoli! I guess he likes bacon more than he dislikes that green stuff. 5 C […]

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Side Dishes

BROCCOLI CROWN (AKA SPINACH CROWN)

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 pkgs broccoli (or substitute spinach) 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 stick (1/4 C) butter 1/4 C flour 1 tsp seasoned salt 1 C milk 3 eggs 1/2 C mayonnaise 1/4 C parsley 1. Cook […]

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Salads

Brown rice salad with dried fruit

9/29/2005 meps 1

1 C brown rice 1/3 C dried fruit (cherries, golden raisins, or diced apricots or apples) 1/2 C brandy 3 T balsamic vinegar 3 T olive oil Salt to taste Black pepper to taste 3/4 […]

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Side Dishes

BULGUR PILAF

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 T butter 1 minced clove garlic 1 T pine nuts 1/2 C bulgur 1 C beef broth Salt and white pepper Saute garlic and pine nuts in butter. Add bulgur and saute for a […]

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Salads

Caesar potato salad

5/17/2012 meps 1

3 anchovy fillets 2 cloves of garlic 3 T olive oil 2 T lemon juice 2 t Dijon mustard 1 t hot pepper sauce 1/2 t Worcestershire sauce 1/3 C mayonnaise 2 pounds red-skinned potatoes, […]

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Campfire

Campfire-roasted onions

7/3/2007 meps 0

If you’ve ever eaten a deep-fried “blooming” onion, you’ll find this to be a relatively healthy variation. You can do them in a campfire or use a charcoal barbecue. 2 large sweet onions, such as […]

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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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Meps original

Carmelized Carrots

7/26/2011 meps 0

This is so simple, it’s hardly a recipe. It’s the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to a carrot. Julienne or slice 4 large carrots. In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of sesame […]

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Side Dishes

CARMELIZED CORN

10/9/2005 meps 0

Canned yellow corn is supposed to be best for this recipe. 3 C corn, fresh, frozen, or canned 3 T butter (for frozen or canned) or 1 T butter (for fresh) 4 shallots or 1 […]

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Meps original

Carrots in rhubarb sauce

4/26/2010 meps 0

6 medium carrots, in 1/2-inch dice 3 large stalks rhubarb, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 tsp lemon zest 1 C water 4 cloves garlic, minced fine Salt to taste Cook the carrots, rhubarb, lemon zest, […]

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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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Favorites

CASHEW RICE WITH PEAS

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C basmati rice 1/2 C roasted cashew pieces 1/2 C peas 2 T ghee (or butter) pinch of turmeric pinch of hing (onion/garlic substitute) 1/2 t salt 1-3/4 C water Wash rice. In a […]

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Side Dishes

CHARLESTON CABBAGE (1897 RECIPE)

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 small head cabbage 1 T sugar 2 T vinegar 1 T butter 1/2 C cream 1 small egg Cut cabbage as for serving. Steam or boil it until tender. Beat egg well and add […]

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Side Dishes

CHEESE PUDDING

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Stevie’s files, circa 1981 5-8 sliced buttered wheat bread, cut in cubes 3/4 lb grated cheddar cheese 4 eggs, lightly beaten 2 C milk 1/2 T salt and pepper 1/2 T dry mustard 2 […]

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Side Dishes

Chowchow

7/14/2004 meps 0

16 green med tomatoes 1 med head cabbage 6 med onions 6 green bell peppers 6 red bell peppers 1/4 c picling salt 6 C distilled white vinegar (5% acidity) 2 C granulated sugar 2 […]

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Side Dishes

CHOWCHOW (MOM’S)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Green tomatoes Small head cabbage 1/2 doz onions 2 green peppers (optional) Grind up. 1/2 gal vinegar Sweeten with sugar, salt, whole mixed spices in bag. Boil liquids, add veggies, and return to a boil.

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Holidays

Christmas Eve Salad

7/23/2013 meps 0

From Karen Barnaby, Vancouver Sun, 2012 There are as many variations of this as the people who make it. Some versions have bananas, pineapple and peanuts. What seems to be constant are the beets and […]

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Meps original

Cilantro brown rice

10/23/2007 meps 0

2 C brown rice 3-1/2 C water 2 T olive oil 2 T lime juice 1 t grated lime rind, or 1/2 t Key Lime oil 2 t sugar 1 t salt 1 C cilantro, […]

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Side Dishes

Cilantro rice

2/5/2007 meps 0

1-1/2 C long-grain white rice 2 C water 1-1/2 t kosher salt 1 C cilantro leaves 1/2 C white onion, diced 1/4 C chopped scallions 1-1/2 T chopped jalapeno, including seeds 1-1/2 T fresh lime […]

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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

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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Meps original

Corn on the Cob

8/23/2005 meps 0

The easiest way to cook corn on the cob: Take an ear of corn and pop it in the microwave. Do not remove either the husk or the silk! It will be done after 5 […]

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Holidays

Corn Pudding

11/24/2006 meps 0

A Thanksgiving favorite. 1 can creamed corn 1 can whole kernel corn 1 C evaporated milk 3 eggs 2 T butter 2 t honey 2 T flour Combine all, put in a greased casserole dish. […]

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Holidays

Corn Pudding (aka Corn Puddin’)

11/24/2006 meps 0

A Thanksgiving favorite, and also Ed Willson’s favorite: 2 C corn 1/3 C sugar 1 t salt 2 eggs, beaten 2 C milk 3 T melted butter 1/2 t nutmeg In a medium bowl, sprinkle […]

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Holidays

Corn Pudding with Cornmeal

11/24/2006 meps 0

A Thanksgiving favorite. 6 T butter 3/4 C cornmeal 1 C boiling water 3 eggs 2 C milk 2 t baking powder 1 t salt 1/2 t pepper 1 C corn kernels Preheat oven to […]

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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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Favorites

Cowboy Caviar

7/14/2004 meps 1

Originally from a Sunset Magazine clipping, but I’ve changed it to make it my own. Then I changed it some more. I’ve even made it with pinto beans and anasazi beans, instead of black-eyed peas. […]

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Side Dishes

Cranberry stuffing

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 1/2 cups cranberries, coarsely chopped (grinder, blender, etc.) 4 cups cooked wild rice 1/3 cup melted butter 3 4 T. sugar 2 T. grated/chopped onion 1 t. salt (less) 1/2 t. sweet marjoram 1 […]

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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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Meps original

Cranberry-Cherry Sauce

12/31/2009 meps 0

In a prior life, when I had a freezer, I bought extra bags of cranberries in the fall and froze them to use all year. This past year aboard Flutterby, I missed my frozen cranberries. […]

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Side Dishes

CREAMED MUSHROOMS

10/9/2005 meps 0

This would also be good with a mixture of fresh and dried mushrooms. 1-1/2 oz dried exotic mushrooms (shitake, morel, cremini, or porcini) 1/2 C sherry 4-5 slices of bread, toasted, buttered, and cubed 1 […]

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Desserts

Creamsicle (Orange-Vanilla) Fluff

6/11/2014 meps 0

I came up with this recipe for a 1970’s-themed book club potluck. It’s very much in keeping with the “fluffy salads” of the 70’s. They were so sweet, they were actually desserts that were served […]

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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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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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Meps original

Easy polenta with oysters and capers

3/16/2006 meps 0

1 t salt 1-1/2 C water 1/2 C dry polenta (corn grits) 1 small can oysters in spring water 1 T capers, divided Bring water and salt to a boil. Slowly stir in the polenta, […]

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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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Barry's family

Fluffy Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

16 oz. cottage cheese 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed 20 oz. crushed pineapple, drained 6 oz. pkg. any flavor gelatin Combine everything and chill.

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Sauces

Fondue recipe from occupied France

11/4/2007 meps 1

From Horned Pigeon, by George Millar, published 1953. The book tells the story of Millar’s World War II capture in North Africa and imprisonment in Italy and Germany. In 1943, he escaped from the Germans […]

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Side Dishes

Fried Green Bananas

2/17/2014 meps 0

6-8 hard green bananas 3 T oil or butter 1/2 t salt 1/4 t pepper 1 medium onion, diced Use a sharp knife to peel the green skin from the bananas. Slice them into 1/4-inch […]

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Breakfast

GARLIC CHEESE GRITS CASSEROLE

7/20/2004 meps 0

1 C grits, cooked 1-1/2 T worcestershire sauce 3/4 lb or more grated cheese 1 stick butter 1 clove of garlic, grated dash of tabasco 2 egg whites Cook grits to a thick, but not […]

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Appetizers

Garlicky Mushrooms

7/3/2006 meps 0

A fine finger food when served with toothpicks…also a great side dish. 50 button mushrooms 1/2 C butter 2 T extra-virgin olive oil 1 T diced onion 8 cloves garlic, minced Handful parsley, minced Clean […]

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Meat

German Hot Noodle Salad

9/6/2013 meps 0

Similar to German potato salad, but a pasta salad instead. 1 package wide egg noodles 3 bacon strips, diced 1/4 C onion, diced 1 T sugar 1 T flour 1/4 t salt 1/8 t ground […]

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Appetizers

Gingered Borscht Shots

6/11/2013 meps 0

This was originally published as an easy appetizer for a summer party. You can put a couple of tablespoons into shot glasses and place them in a bowl filled with ice, like vodka shots. Or […]

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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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Side Dishes

GOLDEN PEPPER PICKLES

7/14/2004 meps 0

6 medium onions 2 gold peppers 2 red peppers 1 yellow pepper Sprinkle with 1/4 cup salt and let sit for 12 hours. Drain, rinse. 3 cups vinegar 3 1/2 cups sugar 15 whole cloves […]

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Meat

Granny Dameron’s Black-Eyed Peas

7/14/2004 meps 0

From the Gene Hovis cookbook, with my pressure cooker adaptation. 1 lb black-eyed peas 1/4 lb slab of lean bacon, in 1/4-inch cubes (about a cup) 1/2 C finely chopped red or green pepper 1/4 […]

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Holidays

Green Bean Casserole

10/31/2011 meps 0

I found this in my brother Stevie’s recipe collection. It’s one of my Dad’s favorite recipes to make, too. 1 10-3/4 oz can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 C milk 1 t soy sauce Dash […]

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Meps original

Green beans in “cheesy” yeast sauce

4/17/2010 meps 0

Nutritional yeast may not taste just like cheese, but in this dish the flavor can only be called “cheesy.” We had it over quinoa and amaranth, but it would be nice to have bread to […]

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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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Side Dishes

Green beans with lemon zest and bitters

2/5/2007 meps 0

1-1/2 lb green beans, trimmed 2 T olive oil 3-4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 t finely grated lemon zest 1/4 t Angostura bitters 3/4 t salt 1/4 t black pepper Steam beans until crisp-tender and […]

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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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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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Grilling

Grilled carmelized eggplant

6/4/2009 meps 0

This serves 2, but I could probably eat the whole thing myself. 1 large eggplant 2 T honey 2 T olive oil 2 T balsamic vinegar 2 cloves of garlic, minced or grated Salt and […]

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Side Dishes

HERB STUFFING

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Sharon Stellrecht 3 quarts slightly dry bread cubes 1 t. sage 1 t. thyme 1 t. rosemary 1 1/2 t salt 1/3 c.snipped parsley about 12 mushrooms,sliced 1/3 c.chopped onions 6 T. butter or […]

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Meps original

Herbed roasted turnips

1/31/2006 meps 0

I recently ran a Google search for “roasted turnips with herbs,” and nothing came back. So I decided I’d better publish this one, for all you herb and turnip fans. This treatment also lends itself […]

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Side Dishes

HOPPING JOHN

7/14/2004 meps 0

AKA Hoppin’ John, a relative of Limpin’ Susan. From 1940’s Key West cookbook. 1 pound black eye beans 1 C rice 1 large onion 2 small red peppers 1/4 pound fat pork 2 C water […]

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Breakfast

Hot Shredded Wheat

2/17/2014 meps 0

Heat about an inch of water in a small pan and dissolve a teaspoon of salt in it. Carefully dip some shredded wheat biscuits into it (they’ll fall apart if you handle them too much). […]

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Breakfast

How to cook amaranth

2/21/2007 meps 0

Barry shuffled out to the kitchen in his bathrobe and peered into the just-opened pressure cooker. “What’s that?” he asked. “It’s amaranth,” I replied, stirring a little salt into the light brown porridge. “I thought […]

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Equivalents and substitutions

How to Make Cottage Cheese

2/17/2014 meps 0

Start with the basic ingredients for Sour Cream (http://www.foodiegazette.com/how-to-make-sour-cream). Instead of letting it sit until the consistency of jelly, wait a while longer, until it’s even stiffer (like jello). Cut into 1- or 2-inch cubes […]

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Appetizers

Ideas for some exotic salsas

1/29/2008 meps 0

These are just ideas to spark the imagination, no measurements or instructions. Some were inspired by Mark Miller’s Great Salsa Book. Mango Ginger Lime Cayenne Seared pineapple Red bell pepper Chipotle Orange juice Lime juice […]

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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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Appetizers

Kale Snacks

3/30/2006 meps 0

I have made a triple batch of this, and still had it disappear in 10 minutes. It’s a little labor-intensive, but it serves as a wonderful alternative when you’re craving potato chips. 1 large bunch […]

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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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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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Appetizers

Korean-style greens

3/6/2011 meps 0

1 T cooking oil 1 lb spinach or other fresh greens (chard, radish greens, kale, or mustard greens all work), washed and dried with a towel (I like to chop the stems and include them, […]

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Side Dishes

Limping Susan

1/9/2006 meps 1

Limpin’ Susan is a Southern relative of Hoppin’ John. 3 slices of bacon, chopped 2 C okra, sliced 1 C rice 1 C water Fry bacon and okra in a skillet. When the okra is […]

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Salads

Marinated Carrots

10/18/2009 meps 0

5-6 C sliced carrots, cooked and drained 1 can tomato soup 1/2 C salad oil 3/4 C vinegar 1 t worcestershire sauce 1 medium onion, sliced thin 1 t dry mustard 1 t salt 1 […]

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Restricted diets

Mashed Cauliflower

12/30/2004 meps 0

For a while, this was the most searched-for recipe on this site. I recently read a copy of the South Beach Diet, and I realized then that this is similar to Agatson’s “Surprise South Beach […]

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Side Dishes

MASHED POTATO IDEAS

7/14/2004 meps 0

2-1/2 lbs potatoes 1 medium cabbage 3 leeks 1 C chicken broth Cook and mash all together 1-1/2 C dried mushrooms 1/2 lb fresh mushrooms 3 lbs potatoes Soak dried mushrooms in boiling water (2 […]

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Favorites

Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole

11/27/2004 meps 1

Just had this for Thanksgiving 2004. Wow! Very sweet, with a crunchy, decadent topping. Everybody had seconds. (Thanks, Julie Miller!) 3 C sweet potatoes, drained (40 oz can or 2 29 oz cans) Heat and […]

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Salads

Melon-mint tabouli

2/5/2007 meps 0

A refreshing, slightly sweet alternative to the traditional version. 1 C boiling water 3/4 C bulgur 1-1/2 C fresh mint leaves, finely minced 1/3 C olive oil 3 T lime juice 1 C diced honeydew […]

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Appetizers

Mosaic Potatoes

7/14/2004 meps 0

Many years ago, my mother clipped an article from Southern Living with a full menu telling what to serve at a properly modern Southern wedding. I salivated over the photos of elegant cheese wheels and […]

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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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Side Dishes

MUSHROOM CASSEROLE

7/20/2004 meps 0

100 fresh mushroom caps Butter Garlic salt 1 quart whipping cream 4 egg yolks 4 scant T flour 100 thin toast rounds (I think she means crackers) Paprika 1/2 C bourbon Salt and pepper Lightly […]

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Meps original

No-cook Lentil Salad

2/17/2014 meps 0

From The Best of People and Food Cookbook, edited by Barbara Davis Soak 1-2 C of lentils in water for a minimum of 4 hours — or longer. When they are soft enough to enjoy, […]

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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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Side Dishes

Oven-roasted tomatoes

1/29/2008 meps 0

Preheat oven to 250 F. Cut roma or plum tomatoes in half and place them on a cookie sheet, cut side up. Sprinkle with a little salt and roast for about 3 hours. Store in […]

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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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Side Dishes

Parmesan-crusted asparagus

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 lb asparagus (about 40 thin spears) 1 T olive oil 1 oz parmesan cheese curls Fresh ground pepper Balsamic vinegar Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place asparagus in a single layer on a […]

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Salads

Pat Tegler’s Bean Salad

2/14/2012 meps 0

My Dad came home from a potluck raving about this wonderful, simple, and healthy bean salad. He literally came home and reeled the recipe off to me without having it written down! I can’t wait […]

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Breakfast

Peach marmalade

10/15/2006 meps 0

1 small orange 1 lemon 1/4 C water 3 lb peaches 1- 3/4 oz powdered fruit pectin 5 C sugar Cut orange and lemon in quarters; remove seeds. Slice crosswise thinly. In medium saucepan, combine […]

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Breakfast

Pear lime marmalade

10/15/2006 meps 0

5-1/2 C pears, peeled, cored, and chopped 1 T lime zest (about 2 limes) 1/3 C lime juice (about 2 limes) 2 1/3 C sugar 1 T grated ginger (optional) Place all ingredients in a […]

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Appetizers

Pickled carrots

10/2/2007 meps 0

1-1/2 C water 1/4 C balsamic vinegar 1 t salt 1 T mustard seeds 1 t fennel seeds 2 T honey 1-1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced 8 cloves garlic Combine water with vinegar, salt, […]

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Appetizers

Pickled onions

10/2/2007 meps 0

1 huge or 2 medium red or sweet onions, sliced very thinly Boiling water 1/4 C cider vinegar 3/4 C water 2 T honey 1 t salt 1 t whole peppercorns 1/4 t ground cloves […]

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Side Dishes

Pickled Pears

10/15/2006 meps 0

6 lbs pears, peeled,cored and halved 2 t ascorbic acid, in a large bowl, mixed with enough water to cover the pears (to prevent browning) 4 C water 1 t pickling spices 1 t whole […]

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Side Dishes

PINEAPPLE SQUASH

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 lbs winter squash (can be a mixture) 1 C pineapple juice 2 T maple syrup 2 T lime juice 1 T finely grated fresh ginger 1 t curry powder 1/4 t cayenne powder 1/4 […]

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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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Meps original

Pomegranate Wheat Berry Salad

2/16/2014 meps 0

1 C wheat berries 2 C water Seeds from 1 pomegranate 1/2 C walnuts, chopped 1 T butter 1 t cinnamon 1 t cumin Salt and pepper to taste Cook the wheat berries in the […]

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Appetizers

Potato-Apple Latkes

6/24/2013 meps 0

I’m not sure how to categorize these. I grew up thinking of latkes as breakfast food, but they’d be great as appetizers or a vegetarian main dish, too. 2-1/4 pounds russet potatoes 2 small firm, […]

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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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Barry's family

Rhubarb with asparagus and mushrooms

7/28/2007 meps 1

This is a very unusual rhubarb recipe: A vegetable side dish, instead of a dessert. All the other rhubarb recipes I’ve seen call for tons of sugar to temper the sourness. Instead, this one uses […]

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Sauces

Roasted coconut topping

1/29/2008 meps 0

 Very hot! 1 C dried unsweetened coconut 1 T sugar 2 T peanut oil 2 cloves garlic, sliced 5 oz shallots, peeled and sliced 1 T pure red chile powder (New Mexican red) 1-1/2 t […]

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Appetizers

Roasted eggplant with dried apricots

10/18/2007 meps 0

These came out awfully dry — in the future, I plan to simply roast the eggplant with olive oil and then serve it with some sort of apricot, lemon, and chicken stock-based sauce. 1 lb […]

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Favorites

Roasted Veggies

7/14/2004 meps 0

Put vegetables in oiled roasting pans, deep enough to make stirring easy. Check and stir often. Toss with dressing or balsamic vinegar, or serve with various dips and peanut sauce. Vegetable Temp Time Process Yellow […]

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Breakfast

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

5/8/2006 meps 0

1-1/2 lbs red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 2 T olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 6-inch sprig fresh rosemary, stem removed, leaves chopped Coarse salt Freshly ground pepper Put the potatoes in a medium […]

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Side Dishes

SAUSAGE (OR OYSTER) STUFFING

7/14/2004 meps 0

16 c. bread cubes(sitting out for a day) 1/2 c dried parsley 4 t. basil 2 t. salt 2 t. paprika 1/2 t. nutmeg (if you want the giblets and neck in the stuffing, cook […]

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Side Dishes

Sauteed Cabbage with Black Pepper

12/10/2013 meps 0

Serves 4 1/2 large head of cabbage 1 T olive oil 1 small onion, sliced thin 1/8 t salt 2 cloves garlic, minced fine 1-1/2 t coarse-ground black pepper 2 t butter Remove the core […]

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Appetizers

SAUTEED CHERRY TOMATOES

7/14/2004 meps 0

(serves 6) 3 pints cherry tomatoes 6 T butter and olive oil, combined (or all butter) Salt and pepper Garlic and herbs (optional) Melt butter. Add tomatoes. Shake and roll ’em around for 5 minutes, […]

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Salads

SAVORY TOMATO RING

10/9/2005 meps 1

1 small package of lemon instant Jello 14-oz can of whole stewed or diced tomatoes 1 C boiling water 2 T vinegar Pour boiling water into gelatin mix and stir for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes […]

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Salads

SEEDED BEET SALAD

9/11/2005 meps 0

Every fall, Barry’s parents’ house is drowning in apples from the orchard and beets from the garden. Since they also grow plenty of scallions, I’m looking forward to making this salad a lot. 1/2 t […]

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Favorites

Sesame brown and wild rice

3/24/2006 meps 1

3 T unhulled sesame seeds 1/2 C wild rice 1 C brown rice 2-3/4 C water, boiling 1 T tamari 2 t sesame oil Heat the pressure cooker over medium-high heat and toast the sesame […]

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Appetizers

Shrimp Olive Aspic

12/2/2005 meps 0

My mother used to torture me with this when I was a kid. I didn’t hate the aspic, just the celery. Now that I’m a grownup, I can make it the way I like it […]

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Meps original

Simple fruited rice pilaf

3/15/2012 meps 0

3/4 C brown rice 1/4 C wild rice 1 T golden raisins 1 T dried cherries 1 onion, diced finely Scant 2 C water Pressure cook for 20 minutes at high pressure. Remove from heat […]

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Favorites

Simple steamed eggplant salad

2/22/2011 meps 0

This can be served cold or warm. I always eat it warm, because I love it too much to wait. 1 eggplant, peeled and cut into 1- or 2-inch pieces 1/2 to 1 C water […]

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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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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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Appetizers

Spicy Sweet Potato Latkes

6/24/2013 meps 0

Makes about 48 small latkes. 2-1/4 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and grated 1-1/2 C diced onion 3 ggs 6 T flour 1-1/2 t cumin 1/4 to 1/2 t cayenne 3/4 salt 1/4 t pepper Put […]

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Recipes

Spinach Souffle

3/23/2010 meps 1

As far as I’m concerned, this was the winning recipe at the Beaufort Backstreet Pub’s first (hopefully annual) Meatloaf Off. It’s totally creamy and decadent and rich, and you can easily double or triple it […]

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Desserts

St. Joseph’s Day Rice

3/19/2015 meps 0

Photo and recipe courtesy of the creative, brilliant, and huggable Mary Bolter of Spokane, Washington. 2-1/2 C uncooked white rice 2-1/2 C water 1/2 t Saffron 1 C toasted whole almonds, chopped 1 C honey, […]

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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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Side Dishes

Stovetop roasted corn kernels

1/29/2008 meps 0

This only works with fresh corn kernels, cut from the cob. Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat until almost smoking. Place just enough corn in the pan to cover the bottom with one or […]

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Side Dishes

SWEET AND SOUR GREEN BEANS

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 T butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 T sugar or honey 2 T vinegar 1 T soy sauce 1 t dry mustard 1 T cornstarch 1/3 C pineapple juice 3-4 T oil 1 […]

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Holidays

Sweet Potato Casserole

4/18/2007 meps 0

We had this mouth-watering casserole just last week at a dinner party in Vero Beach. It was a hit, along with the marinated pork loin and the broccoli slaw and the custard-topped cake. Eight of […]

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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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Meat

TROPICAL SPINACH SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is amazingly versatile — also good as a stir-fry, and you can make another version with cabbage instead of spinach. 1 20-oz can Dole pineapple chunks in juice 3 slices of bacon, cooked and […]

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Side Dishes

TVP Pilaf

7/14/2004 meps 0

The best of the recipes that feature TVP; this one doesn’t try to pretend like it’s meat. Makes 3 cups 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. cumin seeds 3 cardamom pods 1 bay leaf 1 […]

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Favorites

VERY MUCH MARINATED POTATOES

7/14/2004 meps 0

6 medium (fist-sized) potatoes 2/3 C olive oil 3/4 C red wine vinegar a generous dosage of fresh black pepper 1 1/2 t salt 3 scallions, finely minced 1 small bell pepper, in very thin […]

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Side Dishes

Wild rice and cherry pilaf

9/29/2005 meps 0

I always say HOORAY for anything that gets more whole grains on the table! 3/4 C wild rice, rinsed 3 C chicken broth 1/2 C pearl barley 1/4 C dried cherries, snipped 1 T butter […]

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Side Dishes

YAM AND CASHEW CASSEROLE

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes or yams, scrubbed 1 t cinnamon 1/4 t salt or to taste 1 egg About 1/4 C pineapple juice About 1/4 C apple juice 1/4 C granulated sugar, or to […]

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Dairy-free

Yummiest Vegan Stuffing

1/3/2016 meps 0

1 loaf of whole wheat bread, cut or torn into 1-inch cubes (I use scissors for this) 2 green bell peppers, seeded and cut into chunks 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks […]