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Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker

Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker by John Spottiswood

I've loved cuban black beans and rice ever since I lived in Weehawken, New Jersey and ate at the Unica Cafe. This recipe takes some short cuts and uses a rice cooker, but I still think the results are delicious. Try this under any caribbean grilled meat, fish or stew and you won't be disappointed!

5 votes
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Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce by John Spottiswood

My father-in-law has become an amazing cook, and he made this as part of our Easter lunch this year with the fabulous pork tenderloin recipe (see linked below). This version isn't gloppy with extra sauce like you find in many Chinese take out places. It's very flavorful but also relatively light and healthful. He made a TON of it,…

18 votes
42224 views
Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

Lemon & Garlic Green Beans by John Spottiswood

It is rare to have a side dish which everyone keeps reaching for instead of the main dish. That's especially true if its a fairly simple green vegetable side. But these green beans were truly that good. We used packaged, thin french cut green beans from Trader Joes. They are tender and tasty on their own, but I've never had them taste…

8 votes
33840 views
Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice by Sergio Hernandez

10 votes
34781 views
Plum Pineapple Jam

Plum Pineapple Jam by Salad Foodie

I devised this recipe when I wanted a variation of plum jam and thought why not use canned crushed pineapple? The result was beautiful jewel-tone jam with a pleasing fruit combo of flavors and textures. No added commercial pectin here, so if the thought of standing and stirring, oh about a half hour, scares you away, go with the…

2 votes
12510 views
Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, and Onions

Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, and Onions by John Spottiswood

This is a great side dish for roast beef, pork, or lamb. It would also be great with any grilled meat. The recipe is adapted from an America's Test Kitchen recipe that included brussels sprouts and excluded the onions. I love the flavor that the caramelized onions add to the potatoes and to the gravy if you make it, so I think they…

15 votes
28948 views
Corn Souffle

Corn Souffle by Terri Jordan

This is a wonderful corn casserol I make every Thanksgiving and Christmas ...however, this side dish is a compliment to many entrees! I have never met a person that did not like it.

14 votes
42283 views
Ginataang Pakbet

Ginataang Pakbet by ShaleeDP

Thick and creamy veggie dish that family share anytime of the week. Best paired with fried fish or fried meat.

1 vote
7959 views
Easy Pan Fried Tomatoes

Easy Pan Fried Tomatoes by Nancy Miyasaki

This recipe is incredibly easy and really tasty. We're healthy eaters, so frying tomatoes isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But you have got to taste these. Amazing! Disclosure: we used fresh tomatoes from our garden that were really flavorful. You may not get the same results with less flavorful tomatoes. We served with…

11 votes
21639 views
Dumpling Egg Snack

Dumpling Egg Snack by MyWeekend Plan

Your favorite egg is now a snack. Here we have delicious and easy-to-make egg snack recipe you never try before. Check it out now!

1 vote
Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil by John Spottiswood

This is a simple, tasty side dish to add to your menu. I've adapted it from Marcella Hazan's recipes for other vegetables. It tastes GREAT with Brussel Sprouts. Broccoli is good too.

25 votes
63857 views
Cracker Barrel's Hash Browns Casserole

Cracker Barrel's Hash Browns Casserole by Pattie Berriman

8 votes
117207 views
Red beans and rice

Red beans and rice by John Spottiswood

I've adapted this recipe from a number that I have used in the past. You can deviate from this and it is still delicious! Normally, I serve this with a jerk marinated chicken or pork, but it also goes well with grilled fish, steak and many other treats. If you serve it with something that isn't spicy, try adding some of the spices…

47 votes
77575 views
Healthy Baked Potatoes Madness

Healthy Baked Potatoes Madness by ShaleeDP

This is a recipe I learned through word of mouth. I made up the portions of the ingredients according to my taste.

6 votes
25160 views
Green Lentil "Moong" Curry

Green Lentil "Moong" Curry by John Spottiswood

I've made this with green lentils and also with a mix of brown and yellow lentils. It doesn't really matter. They all taste awesome! Healthy and delicious as a side or main dish.

7 votes
10692 views