Category: Sides

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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ALTERED POTATO SALAD

“I’m sorry for the things I said when it was winter.” Tonight I’m going with some friends to a play at an outdoor theater.  The sky is morphing back and forth between partly sunny and partly cloudy, which are basically the same thing if you think about it.  But there were other things to think…

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SASSY POTATO BAKE

“I’m in shape.  Unfortunately, the shape is a potato.” I love this recipe because it does something different with sweet potatoes besides covering them with marshmallows and brown sugar and trying to pass them off as a vegetable instead of a dessert.  Sweetened sweet potatoes belong in a pie shell!  (Good grief.  Someone get her…

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LEMON CAULIFLOWER

“Eat less from a box and more from the earth.” The above quote sounds like something a vegetarian guru would say.  I’m just happy that coffee beans and cocoa come from the earth! Here’s a lovely side dish to give a little variety to your meals.  It’s simple and tasty. INGREDIENTS: 5 T olive or…

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SPICY EGGPLANT

“My goal is no longer to get more done, but to have less to do.”  Francine Jay Mediterranean people reportedly nicknamed eggplant “mad apple,” believing that eating eggplant every day for a month would cause insanity.  Maybe people aspiring to leadership positions should be vetted on their eggplant habits.  Just saying.  On to the recipe!…

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BACON BABY CARROTS

“A messy kitchen is a sign of happiness.” That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Time for another side dish.  This one features carrots and helps you think of all the good vitamins associated with yellow and orange veggies.  This one also features bacon and maple syrup and makes you think that veggies aren’t…

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BACON CABBAGE

“I put bacon on my bacon.” The other day, in a fit of fitness, I bought a container of shredded cabbage, carrots, and kale.  I had all good intentions of chomping my way through raw veggies and see if I could possibly get ready for bathing suit season …  2020.  It’s important to have a…

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LIMEY APPLE SALAD

“Life was much simpler when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits.” This is a refreshing summer salad that would also be tasty with chicken or shrimp or someone to make it for you and wait on you hand and foot.  You might have to settle, however, for just the chicken or shrimp. INGREDIENTS: 3 cups…

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