Category: Sides

CHIA FRUIT SNACK

“Seek and you shall find.” I’m a fan of quick, healthy snacks.  Unfortunately, I have trouble finding snacks that live up to my “high” standards.  In a nutshell, my standards include something quick, easy, delicious, and with a low guilt factor.  Enter the bargain store. On one of my excursions to a nearby town to…

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ASIAN MEATBALL SOUP

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”  Lao Tzu This soup recipe grabbed me when I read the ingredients for the meatballs.  However, when the recipe instructed the chef to steam the meatballs I began to lose interest.  However again, the ingredients hinted at some great flavors to…

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TOMATO FENNEL SOUP WITH SAUSAGE

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” This recipe caught my eye because it starts with roasting cherry tomatoes until they burst.  That image made my mouth water.  Besides that, this is one easy recipe.  You know I like those kinds of recipes. INGREDIENTS: 3 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes 2 red onions, cut into…

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CORN CHOWDER BECAUSE

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”  Winston Churchill This soup was the result of combining two different leftovers.  First there were the veggies that needed to be used, so I made a simple carrot, celery, onion soup.  I had some chicken stock as the…

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ROASTING FROZEN VEGGIES

“I shot my first turkey yesterday.  Scared everyone in the frozen food aisle.” The other day I had this craving for roasted veggies but no fresh veggies in the house.  So I asked myself, “Self, is it possible to roast frozen veggies?”  I had a lot of frozen veggies in the house. I would have…

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GLUTEN FREE FLOUR BLEND

“A new life is but a new mind.” This is a recipe from the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook.  It’s the cookbook that includes everything from seasons 2001 to 2017.  Buy it!  It is one of the best cookbooks in the world!  Follow the recipes and you will become known as a god/goddess of the culinary…

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PESTO

“It takes courage to do what you want.  Other people have a lot of plans for you.”  Joseph Campbell The reason I made pesto is a story like “What I did on my summer vacation”.  I put a few, small basil plants in the corner of a flower bed and they had the nerve to…

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QUINOA SUMMER SALAD

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.”  Georgia O’Keeffe A bit of a longer quote than usual but you’ve got to hand it to Georgia.  She knew her own mind.  Love that in a woman. I also love quick and easy food…

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MORE CABBAGE!

“Curiosity is what separates us from the cabbages.”  David McCullough David (see above) needs to get out more. If you remember from my last post, I had almost an entire head of cabbage left to deal with.  Then I got this brilliant, original idea.  I decided to slice the remains of the cabbage into thick…

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OVERNIGHT MUSHROOMS

“All mushrooms are edible, but some only once in a lifetime.” I still have some of those prolific meatballs leftover from the other day.  I guess I didn’t tell you about that but I will need to momentarily because it’s also a story of miracles.  Or I’ve had too much coffee! Anyway, these meatballs have…

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