Recipes by Nancy Miyasaki

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Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots by Nancy Miyasaki

I made these carrots to be a sweet, vegetable side to go with the Caribbean Pork we made tonight. I wanted something that would be sweet like plantains, and these did the job perfectly. I adapted this from a Cook's Illustrated recipe, and I think the technique is a good one. They'd be nice as a a side with any grilled meat.

2 votes
Slow cooker pork stew - chile verde

Slow cooker pork stew - chile verde by Nancy Miyasaki

This is an easy and tasty version of chile verde that I adapted from a slow cooker cookbook. This keeps very well for 3-4 days, and honestly tastes as good if not better reheated. You can also serve it inside tortillas as a taco or burrito for a second meal. Enjoy!

3 votes
Easy Cinnamon Apple Strudel

Easy Cinnamon Apple Strudel by Nancy Miyasaki

This is super simple and truly delicious. I made it for John's birthday dinner, since he loves cinnamon apple desserts with vanilla ice cream. It's light and flavorful without being too rich. We finished it all in one night between the six of us. Mmm!

3 votes
Pasta with Tomato and Roasted Eggplant

Pasta with Tomato and Roasted Eggplant by Nancy Miyasaki

A adapted this from a recipe in Alice Waters' Chez Panisse Vegetables cookbook. My other eggplant pasta dishes all call for fried eggplant, which is delicious but messy and time consuming. So I was eager to try a roasted version. I slightly prefer the flavor of the traditional, fried eggplant, but given the reduction in effort I…

2 votes
Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas by Nancy Miyasaki

I adapted this recipe from the Barefoot Contessa and served it for Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful sunset on a beach near Santa Barbara, and these were the perfect accompaniment! They are salty, sweet and a tiny bit sour. They were great with cheese and crackers...and might have been even better with chips and guacamole! Not sure…

4 votes
Buttermilk Banana Bread

Buttermilk Banana Bread by Nancy Miyasaki

I've made dozens of different types of banana bread, and this is one of my favorites. Our kids devoured it! My oldest told me "this is the best banana bread you've ever made, Mom." That's high praise from a 9th grader!

4 votes
Crockpot Split Pea Soup

Crockpot Split Pea Soup by Nancy Miyasaki

We're split pea soup fans and have a number of recipes. But we've never tried it in our slow cooker before. This simple recipe turned out wonderfully. If you're looking for a classic, flavorful split pea soup, this will more than do the trick.

6 votes
Asian Crusted Salmon

Asian Crusted Salmon by Nancy Miyasaki

I'm always looking for interesting new ways to cook salmon that my kids will love. This crusted, blackened salmon was a great addition to my recipe box. I kept it relatively mild, but it could easily be spiced up by adding some cayenne pepper. I thought the indian spices complimented the flavor of the salmon wonderfully. I served…

3 votes
Ground beef and Zucchini Saute

Ground beef and Zucchini Saute by Nancy Miyasaki

I had some fresh zucchini from our garden and I needed something quick to make. I found a recipe online and adapted it to make it a bit more flavorful. This is comfort food...not appropriate for a dinner party, but definitely tasty. If you spice it up and add a dollop of yoghurt on top, it is reminiscent of yummy side dishes served…

3 votes
Homemade Swedish Pancakes

Homemade Swedish Pancakes by Nancy Miyasaki

I love swedish pancakes and have made them for a few years from a mix I bought at Trader Joes. I was out of the mix a few weeks ago, so I tried making them from scratch. It turned out to be incredibly simple and the kids love these as much if not more as the pre-packaged mix. It's also quite a bit cheaper and means one less box I…

5 votes