Side Dishes

Pistachio and Avocado Crostini

May 10, 2012 Side Dishes

  I’m posting this recipe a little late in the game. I first sampled these crisp crostini treats at book club some six months ago. Since then, I discovered they’re a popular feature on the menu at Cork, one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. I’ve been meaning to write about them for ages. They are [...]

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Strawberry and Pecan Quinoa with Honey Lemon Dressing

May 3, 2012 Breakfast

This dish may not be much to look at but it is delicious and versatile. It makes a great breakfast or snack. I actually ate several forkfuls before dinner last night. I couldn’t resist. You’ve got sweet, tart strawberries mingling with the buttery pecans and the quinoa is right there binding it all together. Amazing. [...]

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Raw Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

April 26, 2012 Salads

This is probably one of the brightest, most colorful salads I’ve eaten. I love how the vivid orange, red and green make this salad seem so cheery. I also love how this salad gives me tons of energy and really fills me up, though it’s super light. My sister says I can’t call it a [...]

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Lemony White Bean and Tuna Salad

March 20, 2012 Fish

    The unseasonably warm (yet glorious!) weather has caused me to lose my taste for heavy winter foods. I’ve been cracking into lighter fare, so it has been all salads, yogurt and cold noodles for me. And this amazing tuna salad. Simple, lemony and super filling. It’s prefect for lunch/dinner and home/office, it travels [...]

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Estelle’s Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

February 29, 2012 Side Dishes

This recipe comes from my Aunt Estelle who is one of the most colorful characters in our family. She’s a big lady with a strong southern drawl, who lives in rural Mississippi and knows just about everyone in town. She’s also a mighty fine cook. One of the best. Granted, most of her dishes are [...]

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Brown Sugar Collards and Buttery Spiced Carrots

February 23, 2012 Side Dishes

  I apologize for the lack of posts of late. I spent the past eight days visiting my sister in Austin, TX. I hope to get the pictures from the trip posted this weekend- that is if the airline ever finds my luggage (I very regrettably checked all my camera equipment- arg!). Let’s all cross [...]

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Game Day Eats

February 2, 2012 Salads

Maybe you’re hosting this year. Or maybe you’re a guest. Either way, you’ll need sustenance to get you through Super Bowl Sunday. It is like six hours long, after all. Allow me to help with your game day menu. First, start with something light to wake up the palate and tantalize the tummy. Something like [...]

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Mushy Peas

January 22, 2012 Side Dishes

As you well know- if you’ve been reading this blog any time at all- I’m obsessed with British culture. (I’m currently watching the Forsyte Saga, so good!) Including the food. I first tried mushy peas while in London a few years back. At first, I was skeptical. Mushy peas isn’t a flattering name- sounds about [...]

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Sweet Potato Mac ‘n’ Cheese

December 4, 2011 Dinner

Ever since making sweet potato risotto, I’ve been scheming ways to incorporate sweet potato into some of my favorite dishes.  So, when Dreamfields sent me some of their high fiber/low carb penne pasta, I knew exactly what to make.  Macaroni and cheese.  Because sweet potatoes are so creamy, they work well with traditional comfort foods.  [...]

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Stew of Eggplant, Tomato, Onions, and Fennel

November 28, 2011 Fall

I’m not sure that “stew” is the best or most accurate term for this dish. It’s thick with very little liquid, so you can’t really sop it up with bread. And, although it’s made with eggplant, onion, and tomatoes, it’s definitely not a ratatouille. Whatever it is, I’m calling it a stew because the vegetables [...]

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