Archive for the ‘Side Dishes – Starch’ Category

Martha Stewart’s Macaroni and Cheese

We decided to celebrate “World Vegetarian Day” yesterday with a hearty vegetarian entree. This macaroni is cheesy and crusty and saucy and flavorful and not terribly difficult or time-consuming. I grated the cheese and tore up the bread a little earlier in the day, to get it to come together even more quickly. I also […]

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Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:42 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Vegetarian

Bacon and Butternut Pasta

This was really yummy, but we are a household (mostly) of veggie-loving folks. If you already love kale and butternut squash, you’ll love this pasta (the nutty Gruyère and luscious crème fraîche are a fantastic and classic combination). If you don’t, this recipe isn’t going to be the one to convert you (try this or […]

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Posted on September 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Mustard-Roasted Fish, Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli, Dill Fingerling Potatoes

Recipes here. I made all of the recipes out of this episode of Ina Garten’s show, except for the dessert, and they were all wonderful. I’ve always had good luck with her recipes and I really did have this on the table, start-to-finish, as Ina promised, in one hour.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 5:47 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Menus, Seafood, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Uncategorized

New Potato Salad

This potato salad (recipe here) is one from Ina Garten. Every single one of her recipes that I’ve ever made has turned out beautifully and was delicious; that chick knows her stuff! I made this batch with Yukon Gold potatoes, because that’s what I had on hand today, but it really is better with new […]

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Posted on August 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Favorites, Gluten Free, Salad, Side Dishes - Starch, Vegetarian

Giada’s Gnudi

Quite possibly the least attractive dish that I’ve ever made… But…wholesome, healthy and hearty, tasty and quick and easy to make. It looks HORRID. It is something that I would NEVER serve to company, but it was good. If, after that resounding endorsement, you’re still interested in making it, the recipe is here.

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Posted on May 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Vegetarian

Black Bean Salsa from our friend A.F.

Black Bean Salsa /> 1 16 ounce bag frozen sweet corn, thawed to room temperature and drained 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 3 cans black beans, rinsed and drained (or 2 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight, cooked until tender and drained) 1 large (or 2 small) white onion, finely chopped one 10-ounce package cherry or […]

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Baked Orzo with Fontina and Peas

Baked Orzo with Fontina and Peas This is a great Giada recipe (recipe here). That girls never steers me wrong. Every one of her recipes that I’ve tried has turned out well. If you use veggie stock, instead of chicken stock, this recipe would be vegetarian, but my vegetarian daughter was out for the evening, […]

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Posted on December 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Vegetarian

Blueberry Farro Salad

Recipe here. Yum.  Definitely not for everyone, but if you LOVE blueberries and you LOVE Indian flavors, as my vegetarian daughter does, you will love this salad.  When I saw this recipe, I knew it had her name on it.    

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Posted on December 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Salad, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Couscous Salad with Chickpeas

Recipe here. Very quick, easy and tasty.  I used halved grape tomatoes, instead of the chopped, ’cause we like those.  Loved the subtle mint and cinnamon flavors.

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Posted on December 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Side Dishes - Starch, Snacks, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Who Needs Lettuce? Greek Farro Salad

Greek Farro Salad 3/4 cup farro, cooked according to package directions, drained, rinsed and set aside to cool 1 and 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and slice into bite-sized half-moons 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, halved 4 ounces fresh feta cheese, cut into large dice […]

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Posted on December 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Salad, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies