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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
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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
18778 views
Simple pan fried trout

Simple pan fried trout by John Spottiswood

We use this recipe for both pan fried trout and Kokanee salmon. We recently caught some Kokanee up at Lake Tahoe and made this dish. It is super simple and really delicious!

2 votes
15802 views
Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters by Ryan Fillhardt

15 votes
28788 views
Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos by John Spottiswood

These shrimp are easy to make and absolutely delicious. While I enjoy them in these tacos immensely, they would also be great served over rice with beans on the side. They simply melt in your mouth!

4 votes
11135 views
Creole Style Butter Beans

Creole Style Butter Beans by John Spottiswood

Butter beans (another name for Lima beans) are super healthy and flavorful. I've been looking for a simple and flavorful way to cook these, and after a lot of research I found and adapted this delicious recipe. This is flavorful and hearty enough to make a full meal out of, probably accompanied by a salad or green vegetable and some…

12 votes
7802 views
Ham & Cabbage Hash

Ham & Cabbage Hash by Salad Foodie

This is a fast dinner-in-a-skillet recipe, and a good way to use up leftover ham or roast beef. Lots of vegetables make the meat go further and keep calories, fat, sodium and carbs to a reasonable level. A healthy and homey stand-by recipe for breakfast and/or casual dinners.

3 votes
7686 views
Texas Chili (without beans)

Texas Chili (without beans) by Stan Jenkins

This is a Texas style chili without beans. However, you can add any beans that you like. You can garnish with shredded cheese, diced onions or whole chili peppers.

2 votes
10365 views
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
5645 views
Swai with Lemon-Basil Pesto

Swai with Lemon-Basil Pesto by John Spottiswood

We made this dish with Swai, but it would work equally well with basa, tilapia, catfish, sole, or any other mild and flaky white fish. The pesto is bright and citrusy and contrasts well with the mild, garlicky flavor of the fish. Our kids loved it and all went back for seconds. We served it with fresh artichoke and rice.

3 votes
4840 views
Mandarin Salad

Mandarin Salad by Nancy Miyasaki

This is one of my Mom's classic recipes. It is perfect for a large barbeque or pot luck. I talk it to a block party in San Carlos last night and it was GONE in about an hour. Very good flavors!

2 votes
7762 views
Chicken Jambalaya

Chicken Jambalaya by Robyn Savoie

Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence. It may have been created in Louisiana and may have its origins in Spanish paella, even the French have a similar dish called jambalaia in Provence, southern France. Jambalaya is traditionally made in three parts, with meat and vegetables, and is completed by…

2 votes
5627 views
Green Beans with Basil and Tomato

Green Beans with Basil and Tomato by John Spottiswood

This is an attractive and tasty side dish. The butter, basil and tomato adds a nice flavor boost to the green beans. I've made them with garlic salt and regular kosher salt, both are delicious. If you want to spice it up, add more black pepper or substitute crushed red pepper for the black pepper.

9 votes
5688 views
Tilapia with Sweet Peppers

Tilapia with Sweet Peppers by Salad Foodie

I like the speed with which I can get a seafood dish from pan to table. Only 15 minutes of cooking makes this tilapia main dish perfect for hurried meal times. Add rice or other grain as a side, plus a salad, and ...... ring the dinner bell!

2 votes
7313 views
Stir Fried Frozen Cauliflower

Stir Fried Frozen Cauliflower by Julia Ann Souders

Fresh cauliflower looked so good at the summer's Farmer's Market. I froze several bags, then this winter wondered how to fix it other than boiling to get soggy limp cauliflower. By thawing first, microwaving for about 1 minute and draining well, it was ready for a quick stir fry. Seasoned and enhanced with walnut pieces made a quick…

1 vote
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