From the 8/2009 edition of country living. Great no-cook summer recipe if using leftover rice. I reduced the olive oil to 1 tablespoon from 4. Easy to make, fresh tasting, quick and inexpensive too. You can also double the stuffing and eat the rest as a salad (without the tomato).
Superfast veggie dinner or side dish. Courtesy of Mark Bittman, the Minimalist, from the October 1 2009 NY Times. He's not sure whether to call this a warm salad or a room-temperature noodle dish. I love edamame beans, and buying them frozen is fine for this dish. Pick up a bag of pre-washed spinach for this too. Tossing the spinach with the warm noodles and veggies should wilt the spinach, or stir fry them together in a little water to wilt a bit more. Soba noodles are a staple of Japan. They have a slightly firm texture and nutty flavor.
Made this yesterday, it was very easy and really tasty. It falls into the minimal ingredients category. From Country Living's shorcuts. The article said that Julia Child once said "frozen spinach is certianly one of the great inventions." Well, whatever!? She said that before they came up with rinsed and bagged spinach. I reduced the oil and used lite coconut milk. A great vegan main dish recipe, or serve it with meat for a really easy home made dinner. Use a pan that's oven-proof for easy clean-up, or if you don't have one, transfer to a baking dish. Note that lentils should be cooked first and spinach thawed and drained.
An "I wouldn't change a thing" recipe. My sister gave me this which she got anonymously through a recipe exchange. It was different and really good. Very easy and quick too. Fresh dill is highly recommended. Serve at room temperature; it can be made the day before. Pretty and a potential make-ahead Thanksgiving side dish. Let me know what you guys think of it:)
This recipe was published in the New York Times today. It's a New Orleans recipe that was salvaged from Hurricane Katrina, originally published in the Times-Picayune. It was Judy Laine's recipe, a hurricane survivor whose home was flooded with 10 feet of water and who broke both legs during the storm. It's comforting and very inexpensive. Some bisques are vegetarian, but most all have cream. This doesn't, so I'm not sure why it's called a bisque. It's sweet and hot at the same time. I recommend you use less cayenne and jalapeno if you prefer less spicy. Molasses gives it an appealing and distinctive taste, though I'm sure you could use other sweeteners if you don't have any.
Green beans and tomatoes are a terrific combination which I found out when my BF and I ordered this dish at a middle eastern restaurant a few years ago. It can be found in Italian cuisine as well but I prefer the middle eastern (Lebanese) variety. This is a meatless version which I adapted from a recipe off the internet and like to serve over rice or couscous, making a light meal or more substantial side dish. The idea is to cook until the beans are in between soft and crisp so they have a nice consistency that goes well with the tomatoes. If you have no problem with inauthenticity, sprinkle with parmesan cheese too and you'll get the best of both worlds.
Love the nut and cranberry combination in this dish as well as the two kinds of rices. Found it on a bottle of lemon juice from the grocery store, but that doesn't mean you can't use fresh lemon juice instead. Nice side for Thanksgiving. Cooking time includes a little prep time. If you only have fresh pecans, they can be toasted in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes (while rice is cooking). Wild rice and rice pilafs are classic Canadian fare, so I have posted this for Zaar World Tour 2005 (Canadian).
Fresh, delicious and real quick side dish for spring! Lemon and dill are one of my favorite combos. Other veggies work well in this too, such as broccoli, fennel, snow peas, zucchini, etc. Pick your favorites! Fresh dill is best but you could try substituting dried. I like to serve this at around room temperature but it can also be served warmer or cooler. Use up to 1/2 cup oil but I like to make this lower fat. Adapted from a Williams-Sonoma cookbook.
Soy sauce, sesame oil and rice vinegar make the most wonderful salad dressing with a distinctly Asian flair. Use on any crunchy oriental salad (lettuce, red cabbage, shredded carrots, bean sprouts, radishes, etc.), or any salad period. Particularly tasty on cooked asparagus and spinach too. It's important to use a mild vinegar (such as rice). From an article cut out of the food section of the NY Times.
Try feeding your family some foul mud tonight! The name may be off-putting, but the taste is not. Foul Mudammas is a middle eastern recipe based on a dish available at Alfanoose, a gem of a restaurant in the financial district in Manhattan, where you'll find all the suits from Wall Street lined up for their weekday fix. This dish may or may not be authentic, but the guy who runs this place (and his wife who developed this recipe) are definitely Arabic. Serve as side dish or for lunch in a pita bread. I recommend using the roasted garlic - instructions for how to roast garlic can be found elsewhere on Recipezaar. Using raw garlic will give it more of a bite but won't make it as aromatic. Letting this soak overnight improves the flavor but that's optional.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. From a cookbook of countries along the Danube, this came from Germany. The original recipe called for a tablespoon of salt but I cut it down to a teaspoon (particularly since the sprouts are cooked in broth). Cooking time includes chilling time. I have not tried this recipe yet. Update - tried for Christmas as per Elmotoo's comment. Very pretty with tomatoes, and I thought there was too much vinegar in the dressing so I suggest reducing to 1/4 cup as per current ingredients list.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. From a cookbook of food along the Danube, this recipe is Hungarian. Technically a side dish, not a dessert. Can be served with turkey. (I wouldn't but then I'm a vegetarian.) I have not tried this recipe yet.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. From a cookbook of countries along the Danube. This particular recipe is from Romania, Toolie's country of ancestry (I believe). I've reduced the starting point for the amount of oil (was 1/2 cup), but you can add that amount if you think it's necessary (as you know eggplants are very absorbent). I think the black olives and dill made this dish. I tried this tonight and was very pleased with the taste. Like Bluemoon said, it's not quite a ratatouille but tastes great! Four servings are very filling, so I've changed to 4-6. Be careful with additional salt.
Submitted for Zaar World Tour 2005. This is a Tex-Mex version of the salty dog. If you have access to a sweet Texas red grapefruit, like Ruby-Sweets or Rio Stars, then it's recommended you use it in this recipe. From a special edition of Saveur, The Best of Tex-Mex Cooking. I ordered this at a restaurant once. If you're in the mood, you can double the tequila (hehe).
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. It's from a special edition of Saveur, The Best of Tex-Mex Cooking. They recommend you use 2 cups dried navy beans soaked overnight, but I've altered the recipe and cooking time for canned. I also halved the amount of oil. When I tried this it made a rather soupy stew; if you prefer your stews drier, I suggest cutting back on the broth, and add more if it gets too dry.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Pickled onions are served alongside meat dishes all over Mexico, but you can serve them with anything you want, like me when I make this recipe! Will last in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. The lime juice, zest and grapefruit make something called sour orange juice. I've never heard of it, can't buy it in the store and I wouldn't want to experiment with regular orange juice to make it! The beet juice is used to turn the onions red(der). Serving size is a guess. Chilling time is included in cooking time. From a special issue of Saveur, The Best of Tex-Mex Cooking.
Submitted for Zaar World Tour 2005. This salad is offered in place of the ubiquitous chips and salsa at Casa del Sol in the Mexcan border town of Juarez. It looks like a Mexican version of gardiniera to me! I reduced the olive oil by 1/2 cup. Can be stored in sealed container in refrigerator for one week. Chill time is included in cook time. From a special issue of Saveur, The Best of Tex-Mex Cooking. Have not made yet. I judgmentally put this in the kosher category too.
Submitted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Fruiterias, Mexican fruit stands, serve fruit spiked with chile powder, lime and salt to enhance the flavors. Adding additional sugar or sugar substitute is up to you, according to taste or to how ripe the fruit is. Any fruit would work well in this, but I've mentioned the ones listed in the recipe. From a special issue of Saveur, The Best of Tex-Mex. I have not tried this yet.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. My BF made this dish tonight, with the freshest zucchini and corn on the cob, it was delightful. He reduced the oil from 4 tablespoons to 1, and sprinkled liberally with pepper and omitted the parsley. Simple preparation, outstanding results. From a special issue of Saveur, the best of Tex-Mex Cooking.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. This would make a very pretty "spring" soup. From The Swedish Table by Helene Henderson. She recommends peeling the tomatoes but I probably wouldn't bother. I have not tried this recipe yet.