Category Archives: Side dishes

Fava Bean Dip with Caramelized Onions

Fava Bean Dip with Caramelized Onions

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Forbidden Rice Salad

Forbidden Rice Salad

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Green Curry Butternut Squash Bisque

Green Curry Butternut Squash Bisque

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Black Rice Phyllo Tarts

With Thanksgiving coming soon, I know I’ve been focusing on all the goodies that will grace our table as we sit down to our feast.  But what about  the appetizers?  If you are having company, and dinner won’t be ready right away, appetizers certainly come in handy. Think of all of your poor hungry guestsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Appalachian Pierogi

This is more of a how-to, rather than a recipe.  But I would like to share my basic process of creating a dish that has served my family happily for many years.  There are so many variations on pierogi… but I find this version to be pretty fool-proof.  And, it’s really the only kind IContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Veggie Mash-Up Casserole with Daiya

Yay! I got some Daiya.  I’ve topped pizza, grilled “cheese” sandwiches, eaten it straight from the bag, and each time I have been thoroughly satisfied.  But, I wanted to test out its ‘casserole’ abilities -to see if the “cheese” could be crispy and melty at the same time.  It has been quite a while sinceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pumpkin Apple Ginger Soup

This is by far the best “convenient” soup I have ever made.  The second I tasted it, I knew I would be devouring the entire pot.  I have been on a canned pumpkin binge ever since I made  this pumpkin chili recipe from GlueandGlitter.com.  That particular recipe inspired me to combine everything under the sunContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Jeweled Basmati Rice

This is a simple and elegant dish that will work in just about any circumstance, whether it be a main dish, side dish, or holiday take along.  I was inspired by looking at some beautiful photographs of foods from Iran.  I love the color combination of the pistachios and cranberries, along with the lovely orange-yContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Platskis (Polish for Latkes)

I have got a lot of Polish in me- in lineage as well as culinary preferences.  My mother has blessed me with so many good Polish recipes over the years and had created very fond food memories for me in my childhood.  And what she had taught me had been handed down for generations.  IContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Homestyle Potato Soup

Today is the first day of VeganMofo!!  And to kick off October I wanted to include a recipe for a quick, easy, and lowfat delight that always perks me up during the colder weather: Potato Soup.  This particular potato soup is thick, flavorful, and very filling.  It also keeps well frozen or refrigerated.  So, oneContinue ReadingContinue Reading