Category: Sides

VEGAN COTTAGE CHEESE

“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” Gilbert K Chesterton Truthfully, I have nothing against regular cottage cheese.  But I do have something against a block of tofu sitting in the fridge and daring me to do something creative, or at least useful.  This recipe might be a bit of both.…

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JAMBALAYA RICE

“Make every hour a happy hour.” Love this recipe because I happen to have 6 lovely pints of veggie broth that I made the other evening.  And what could be better on a cool fall day than some roasted veggies with a rice dish on the side.  So here’s a great rice dish. INGREDIENTS: 3 T…

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DATE WHIP

“Change in all things is sweet.”  Aristotle I have no idea what Aristotle was talking about but the above quote had the words “change” and “sweet” and I’m trying to change sweet things I eat into healthier sweet things.  Something about cutting down on sugar, which I can really get into if I’m not careful.…

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THE OTHER HOLY TRINITY

“An apron is just a cape on backwards.” No, this is not a blog about religion.  But it is about beliefs.  In some cooking styles there are sacred combinations of veggies and peppers that are believed to bring a dish to peak flavor.  There’s the combination of onions, peppers, and celery for one.  I have…

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ITALIAN BISCUITS

“It’s better to be weird than to be ordinary.” Looking for that little something to spark up an ordinary meal?  Have I got a deal for you!  And it starts with refrigerator biscuits that are paired with some of that amazing pasta sauce that you’ve got in your freezer.  You did try that pasta sauce…

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BACON SOUP

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”  Harry S Truman Today I saw, or noticed, bunches of leaves on the ground.  It’s that time of year.  Time for some soul warming soup.  Did someone say, bacon? INGREDIENTS: 1/2 pound ground beef 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup onion, diced 1/2 cup shredded carrots…

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BRED ON BREAD

“Each day brings its own bread.”  Czech Proverb My dad, once he retired, became the family bread maker.  His breads were delicious because they were always served with love and lots of butter. I also enjoy other breads, especially if they’re sweet and grainy.  One of my favorites is a loaf from Whole Foods known…

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BUTTERMILK CORN BREAD MUFFINS

“Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy.” Here I go again.  Trying to use another one of those vanilla puddings that someone gifted us.  What if I throw in a box of that pudding into some corn bread muffins?  Yes, I’m on a corn bread kick because my husband like cornbread.  Good enough…

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BANANA CORN BREAD

“On average I spend about $80 a year to watch bananas turn brown.” Oh, yes.  I have a plethora of bananas in my freezer.  However, living in my resolution to use up whatever has been languishing in the food department, I searched out recipes. I also had cornmeal and self rising flour.  Would this be…

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