I love carrot juice and find it pleasant, slightly sweet, and addictive. Good thing because it's healthy. Here carrot juice is transformed to an almost dessert-like experience that is very enjoyable with with or without rum. Found this lovely recipe in Calypso Coolers cookbook.
Great for those hot summer days and nights or anytime (as long as you can find fresh watermelon). Add Malibu rum for an elevated experience when serving it to adults. Without the alcohol is a great treat for kids and adults alike. If you were unfortunate to have a watermelon that lacks in sweetness, fix it up by adding a bit of sugar to correct it to the desired taste. Originally from Good Housekeeping.
The peppery taste of the watercress makes a great balance with the watermelon. Add the onions and the pine nuts and it tastes even better by giving it an added dimension. I enjoyed this salad recently and thought I'd share it here. The best thing about this salad is that the watermelon fills you up and you don't feel hungry after. I'll be making this often especially now (June) and through late August when watermelons are at their best and available without breaking the bank.
Source for this recipe is from an old Country Inns of America Cookbook. For avocado lovers, this will be a delight. The dressing pares very well with the avocado. Note that there may be left-over dressing that can be used on other types of salads. In particular it goes well with a wedge salad. Note that the calories noted are for the full measure of the dressing which isn't used in one sitting, therefore it is incorrect.
In New England, a frappe is first cousin to the milk shake, but usually lighter and frothier. Other fruits such as strawberries, peaches, nectarines, or bananas work equally well, with the sweetness adjusted according to the fruit. This is super good and came from "Parties! Menus for Easy Good Times" cookbook.
Beautifully vibrant looking salad that is also delicious and good for you. As this salad sits the flavors permeate throughout. I use this as a side dish but I have been known to top it over a bed of baby spinach leaves for an enjoyable lunch.
These croutons originally were part of a minestrone soup recipe. The soup was nothing to write home about and not a keeper but the croutons were to die for! I've doubled and quadrupled this recipe because my kids can eat these as if they were potato chips. It is truly scrumptious especially over a "good" soup or salad. This is a great way to use up stale bread.
This creamed spinach version is one I prefer to make because it is very good and it has the added plus in not being as fattening as other versions of creamed spinach. Pares well with many meats, but especially with steak.
Out of necessity because I didn't have this sauce in the house nor did I want to go out to buy it, I searched and found gold on "about.com". This sauce picked up (Recipe #512000) a few notches and I can imagine that it would enhance many an Asian inspired dish. It's good on it's own served as a condiment over rice or noodles, etc.
These sugar snap peas are one of our favorite side dishes. They go very well with different meats such as beef, poultry and even fish. They are also very delicious on their own, which I often eat for a light lunch. The best results are achieved when using fresh. I've used frozen and it is very good, but not to the same level as the fresh.
I've named this chili after my daughter since she was 3 years old. When I first served it to her, I thought "she won't eat it because she's too young to appreciate the bold flavors", but boy was I wrong. She gobbled it up and asked for seconds. And she would do the same each time I made it. It's still a favorite of hers even now that she's a teenager. I've made other chili's, but I always go back to this one.
Since I can remember my mom made this dish. It was one of our favorites and both my sister and I continue to make it for our family. Best thing is that it is quick and easy as can be to prepare. It can be served as a side dish for meat, fish or on its own. Note that the tomatoes are meant to be the star of the dish not the eggs. Hope you enjoy it too.