Archive for the ‘Side Dishes – Veggies’ Category

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

Seared Scallops and Herb Butter Sauce

These scallops (recipe here) were really easy and tasty. I don’t know why, though, the recipe says to use a separate saucepan to make the sauce. I would take advantage of all of the crusty caramelizing in the shallot pan and just make the sauce in there. I suppose since this sauce is kind of […]

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Posted on September 20, 2012 at 8:20 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Menus, Pasta, Seafood, Side Dishes - Veggies

Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Very simple, elegant and tasty side dish. Recipe here. Served this to my brother and his sweet family with Herb-Roasted Pork Tenderloin and The Pioneer Woman’s Crash Hot Potatoes.

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Posted on September 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Bread and Butter Pickles

These pickles (recipe hehttp://www.nytimes.com/recipes/12579/Bread-and-Butter-Pickles.htmlre) are SO easy and delicious. They perish quickly, but don’t last long, at least not at our house, so it hasn’t been a problem. I haven’t tried the ketchup and mustard recipes (also included in the article) but am planning to try soon. I do occasionally make my own mayonnaise, which […]

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Posted on September 11, 2012 at 11:21 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Favorites, Misc, Side Dishes - Veggies, Snacks, Spices and Seasonings, 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

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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Saag Paneer

Saag Paneer Recipe here. Saag paneer is one of our favorites dishes when we go out for Indian food, but this is the first time that I’ve made it at home. This recipe was really easy and quite yummy. I skipped the step of chopping the spinach beforehand and just gave the mixture a few […]

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Posted on April 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Gluten Free, Side Dishes - Veggies, Spices and Seasonings, 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

Puy Lentil Galettes

Recipe here. Yum.  Loved these.  A definite make-again.  I acknowledge that the way my family (especially my daughter and I) feels about lentils may not be the norm, but we love them and can’t get enough.  They are delicious (especially the French du Puy variety) and peppery and filling and wholesome and healthy and hearty.  […]

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Posted on December 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Salad, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Awesome Salad (Arugula, Roasted Tomato, Gigante Bean, Sauteed Zucchini and Arugula)

Yum Yum Yum. This is a concoction inspired by a salad that I had once at the Nordstrom Cafe. Basically, just layer slow-roasted tomatoes (I made huge batches of these and keep them in ziploc bags in the freezer – they thaw in seconds and are great in salads, pastas, on bruschetta, etc.), sauteed zucchini, […]

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Posted on December 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Salad, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian