Posts Tagged ‘White Beans’
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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There are the obvious sources of mealtime inspiration, like cookbooks, food magazines, and food blogs. There are friends’ recommendations, and remakes of restaurant favorites.
But how often do we really go to our moms for recipe advice? (I mean after college anyway…my mom was my cooking guru during undergrad!) (more…)
Monday, November 12th, 2012
This month’s 5 Star Makeover theme is holiday green bean casserole. I know most people have strong feelings one way or the other about this casserole; personally, I love it, but only if it’s fresh. Unlike most Thanksgiving dinner leftovers, this dish seems to lose its magic once re-heated.
At first for this makeover I was planning to do a more gourmet version of this classic side dish (an “ultimate” version, if you will), making everything from scratch – replacing the canned fried onions with homemade mini onion rings, making a lovely velvety béchamel instead of canned mushroom soup, and intensifying the mushroom flavor by using a mix of wild shrooms.
Then I thought about it some more, and did a quick Google search. As you might have guessed, quite a few bloggers have already shared gorgeous versions of homemade (or mostly homemade, which totally counts in my book) green bean casserole.
So onto Plan B. (more…)
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Mike and I always joke that we are much more active in colder months (we are cold-weather people! And just a side note, I am so excited for our first snowfall), and this week was a good example. The past seven days have been crazy busy with entertaining…I’ve made roast chicken, a slow-cooking Moroccan-inspired stew (like this one), and even an autumnal-themed luncheon. Now it’s time for a quiet meal and some quick-cooking comfort food. (more…)
Friday, May 4th, 2012
This salad really couldn’t be simpler, and it’s just the thing I’ve been craving lately: I used a basic vinaigrette to dress white beans, roasted red bell pepper, and a bit of red onion. There’s a sprinkling of parsley, mostly for color, but of course for flavor too, but the real ingredient that makes this salad’s flavor pop is a touch of garlic. Garlic and white beans is a combo you really can’t go wrong with…just be sure you don’t go overboard! (It is raw, after all. :) ) Use a small clove and be sure to grate it on a microplane so you won’t have large chunks of garlic in your salad. (more…)
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
I love cabbage for so many reasons. Of course for its many health benefits (according to Organic Facts, a few of the health benefits include: “treatment of constipation, stomach ulcers, headache, excess weight, skin disorders, eczema, jaundice, scurvy, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart diseases, ageing, and Alzheimer’s disease”…sounds a little bit like a cure-all doesn’t it?), but I have to admit, also because it holds up so well. (more…)
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Is this it?, I asked, bewilderedly looking out the car window at what could have been any dive in any sketchy area of any town. Mike assured me that this was in fact the place. I was pretty excited though, not only because he had promised me several times that no matter what it looks like from the outside, I really would love this restaurant, but also because in my experience, restaurants that look shady on the outside often have the best food.
I like to think of them as best-kept secrets. (more…)
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
One of my favorite things about winter is making soup. With a head of cabbage in it, this soup is healthy and delicious (and even tastier the next day!), and with sausage and beans, it’s also really hearty. Paired with fresh bread, it’s the perfect meal on a chilly night. (more…)