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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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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
77090 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
28290 views
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
41629 views
Cracker Barrel's Hash Browns Casserole

Cracker Barrel's Hash Browns Casserole by Pattie Berriman

8 votes
116642 views
Millet Meatless Loaf

Millet Meatless Loaf by Micheline

Here is a tasty, meatless, meatloaf subsitute for vegetarians. It is made with the grain millet and can be served with mashed potatoes, tomato sauce or vegan gravy (recipe included).

1 vote
3784 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
33397 views
Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice by Sergio Hernandez

10 votes
34440 views
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
63417 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
24688 views
Golden Oven Roasted Potatoes

Golden Oven Roasted Potatoes by Catherine Pappas

These potatoes go great with anything from a roast to eggs and toast. Enjoy and Love, Catherine

13 votes
12036 views
Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette)

Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette) by ShaleeDP

A tasty and healthy veggie dish. This is a simple way to make kids eat their veggies. Mixing meat with veggies helps them to learn to appreciate vegetable dishes.

1 vote
18869 views
Arancini (Italian Rice Balls)

Arancini (Italian Rice Balls) by lisa

Arancini means "little oranges" in Sicilian and they can be found all over Palermo. Cooked and flavored Arborio rice is formed around a filling of tomato, meat and peas, coated in breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown. When I make them they're about the size of a baseball,but you can make them slightly smaller. . Soft and crispy…

2 votes
24603 views
Green Garlic Aioli

Green Garlic Aioli by Erica Holland-Toll

Fantastic aioli for meats; I use it for my Pan Roasted New York Steak recipe. It makes that dish go from great to something special.

5 votes
13612 views
Authentic Italian Spaghetti Sauce with meatballs

Authentic Italian Spaghetti Sauce with meatballs by Micheline

This is an authentic Italian spaghetti sauce with meat balls recipe given to me by an Italian friend. It is cooked slowly during 6 to 8 hours but the result is well worth the time and effort.

10 votes
47128 views