I have several friends who are allergic to edibles in the onion and garlic families, so I've begun collecting recipes for them. These recipes do not include those which use any seasoning mixes, salad dressing mixes, seasoned breadcrumbs, ketchup/catsup, soup mixes, or worchestershire sauce - all of which almost always contain onions/garlic.
Onion/garlic family: leeks, shallots, scallions, all types of onion and garlic.
Another allrecipes find. She says "This has got to be the tastiest and the most moist cornbread I have ever made. It is the most requested thing I cook, so I am sharing it. Don't let the ingredients fool you. It's unbelievable
When I was a little girl and I would get sick, my Mama (Mary in LA) would always serve me Creamed Peas on Toast. It was light enough for an upset tummy but filling enough to make a sick little girl not be hungry anymore. I never could make it like Mama could until now. I finally figured out where the recipe came from! It is from a book called "The Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedia of Cooking and Homemaking" which was published in 1940. I decide to post this recipe as a tribute to my Mama. Now all mommies can help their daughters sick tummies feel better just like mine did all those years ago. Thanks Mama!
Once upon a time, my husband told me that he didn't like cooked cabbage. "Ah ha," I thought, "a challenge!" So I made a dish based on my "Simmered Leeks" recipe that works so well, and -- let's just put it this way: he changed his mind. He loves it when I make simmered cabbage! A very simple and tasty way to use this much-maligned veggie.
Mom taught me how to prepare this recipe the other evening. I have vague recollections of my mother preparing this. The paprika gives the potatoes a lovely color. Easy to make and delicious side dish, especially with fish! Bear in mind that all measurements are estimated. This is a dry-textured, not creamy potato dish.
I confess to being turnip ignorant. It seems a shame to let a perfectly good vegetable go uneaten for lack of knowledge. Then I found this recipe in "Yamuna's Table", and I became a turnip convert. Try it and join me in having a new appreciation for this humble vegetable.
Whenever I need cooked beets, I don't boil them, I bake them. They're less messy, easier to handle and far tastier. The moisture is inside the beets, not in the boiling water. I've included 2 ways to use them.
I developed this recipe to lure my kids into eating spinach. It worked! Spinach in almost any form is one of their favorite veggies. Big "kids" enjoy these rich, filling potatoes as well, and I often make them for dinner parties. I haven't tried freezing them, but I imagine you could make a batch and stick them in the freezer to keep for another day.
Fried okra is a staple in Texas and the south, and everyone has their own way to make it. The crust can be flour, cornmeal, or a combination of both; my grandmother used cornmeal, my mother uses mostly seasoned flour, my wife uses both at the same time. They are all good to me. In fact, I can't recall ever meeting a plate or bowl of fried okra that I didn't like. It is easy to make.
I got this recipe from a coworker at the salon I work at. I didn't think it would be so wonderful and addictive! It's very creamy and sweet, and a great mix of flavors. It will be the best thing you ever use grapes for (except maybe wine!).
I found this recipe in Organic Gardening magazine when my children were babies. It truly does make absolutely perfect brown rice every time! Never gummy. You can easily substitute it in recipes calling for rice without your family noticing (well, unless they dissect everything with a magnifying glass like my son likes to do)!
*Please note: THIS IS JUST A RECIPE FOR BASIC RICE! It will NOT be fabulous alone! Use it for any recipe calling for cooked rice/ or spiff it up with the addition of garlic, onion, herbs, broth sub for water, etc. etc.
It WILL be bland if served as is!