Banh mi originated as a beautiful adaptation of the classic baguette sandwiches that the French introduced to Vietnam in the early 20th century...sweet-tart, savory, spicy, cool, crunchy. Marinade time required for the pickled veggies. From King5.com station by Lynne Vea.
I love this family recipe because it is wonderfully cheap to make and always saves the day when you have hardly any money left (a great rescue plan especially the last few days before pay day). Its delicious, filling, quick and easy.
This is great for Thanksgiving or any time. What I like about this is I get to have "variety" in one dish. All quantities are plus/minus. Feel free to add other root veggies like turnips, sweet potatoes, etc. People who claim not to like one or more of the roots, simply won't notice they are there. Variation on recipe in an old Woman's Day.
Found this recipe in the Woman's Day magazine, Sept 23. It is from a cook called the Seasonal Kitchen by Serge Dansereau. Linguine is rather similar to fettuccine and I would imagine any long pasta would work well. I've made this and it is delicious, quick and easy. The recipe says that basil can be swopped for parsley, but I think the basil adds another dimension to the recipe that parsley wouldn't. The left-overs, reheated the next day, taste just as nice as when first made. A keeper for sure.
This recipe is from "Easy Vegetarian Cooking - with a month's worth of quick dinner recipes based on Harvard Healthy Eating Plate" - http://amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=vegetarian+recipes%2CB00E1MGU2K
From Vietnam. Found on The Kitchen blog. Posted by Emma Christensen. She says:
"This dish is actually quite elegant in its simplicity. The seasoned noodles are the real star with the crispy pork and other ingredients just there to play back up. It's usually served cold or room temperature, and many versions include either dried or whole cooked shrimp to make it a more substantial meal. I chose to leave the shrimp out of my dish, but please feel free to add them if shrimp are something you like."
Easy! Quick to Make! Delicious! What more could you ask for in a dish?
This could be a light main dish, or a side. You can leave out the chicken, add more or different veggies, make it spicier, or less spicy. Make it your own!
This recipe was adapted from skinnytaste.com (great site). The photo looked so appetizing, I had to make it. I tweaked it a bit, because I thought it would be a little bland. I didn't have leeks, so I used onion instead. But If you have leeks, I would suggest that you use them (I will next time). I have to say, it is one of the most delicious pasta dishes I have ever eaten. I really hope you try this!
This is a great alternative to the heavy green bean casserole. I saw this with peaches in Bon Appetit Magazine. However, use whatever fruit you want. Similar to peaches would be nectarines and mangos......stretch and try another.
I used to consider this something I would eat out as I could not make it at home. No more. I tested a couple recipe variations and it really is easier than you might think. Part of what is so nice is you can freeze part of the loaf and quarter or half pound pieces and pull it out any time. All you have to do is slice and broil for a few minutes.