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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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Authentic Mohanthal For Diwali - A Traditional Gujarati Sweet - Chickpea Flour Fudge

Authentic Mohanthal For Diwali - A Traditional Gujarati Sweet - Chickpea Flour Fudge by A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine

Know What You Eat: Mohanthal or Chickpea (besan) flour fudge is a Gujarati delicacy most often made during any auspicious occasions like Deepawali | Diwali. It can be described as chickpea (besan) flour fudge spiced with cardamom and topped with sliced…

1 vote
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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…

46 votes
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Healthy chickpea curry with coconut milk

Healthy chickpea curry with coconut milk by Spoonof

Chickpeas are a great source of vitamins and minerals. The trouble with them is that I don’t really like them because of the odd, dry, floury flavor. Salads with chickpeas didn’t fit at all. I have been improvising for a long time, tried various recipes, and finally, I found one that is delicious! This is an Indian curry with…

1 vote
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Pumpkin Cider Oatmeal Muffins

Pumpkin Cider Oatmeal Muffins by Kyle Dalakas

Pumpkin Cider Oatmeal Muffins are the ultimate in fall baking! Simple, delicious and healthy, these are done in 30 minutes! Try this seasonal treat for breakfast or snack time!

1 vote
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Italian Spinach Soup

Italian Spinach Soup by John Spottiswood

Suprise, surprise. Another amazing recipe adapted from Marcella Hazan's Essential's of Italian Cooking. This is one of my bibles. Not only did I love this spinach soup, but all four of my kids did too! Everyone had mutiple servings. We served it with simple sourdough toast, though Crostini (Italian croutons) is what Marcella…

10 votes
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My Old-Fashioned Delicious Red Velvet Cake

My Old-Fashioned Delicious Red Velvet Cake by Nathan Willow

The colorful history of red velvet cake recipe dates back to the 1940s. It is said that the recipe was actually discovered by accident when some vinegar fell into the cake batter, reacted with the cocoa in the cake, and gave a deep red color. Since then, many variations of the red velvet cake recipe from scratch have come up, but the…

2 votes
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Chile Rellenos

Chile Rellenos by Unorthodox Epicure

Chile Rellenos are traditionally cooked in a light, airy batter. While that is a delicious method, Panko provides more contrast in consistency — and seems to absorb less oil.

1 vote
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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…

7 votes
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Pasta with Spinach, Ricotta, Ham

Pasta with Spinach, Ricotta, Ham by John Spottiswood

This is one of our family staples. It is healthy and delicious! Two of our kids say it is their favorite dish. We've adapted it from Marcella Hazan. It's easy to throw together and great the next day too.

10 votes
26210 views
Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli by John Spottiswood

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and it was just a wonderful combination. Don't be worried by the lemon juice and zest. They impart a subtle flavor that adds a nice dimension to this dish.

25 votes
13230 views
Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style by Amos Miller

I have never been a really big fan of cauliflower, but I love potatoes and spices. This dish, known as 'Alu Ghobi', has long been a favorite vegetable side dish in my kitchen. It is simple, easy to make and very healthy for you. One seldom finds a cauliflower dish on the average restaurant menu. But you need not be a…

8 votes
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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.

24 votes
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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
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Ultimate Carrot Cake

Ultimate Carrot Cake by Amos Miller

What a way to eat your vegetables! I work hard, try to eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of exercise and watch my weight. I also absolutely love a great carrot cake, so what are ya gonna do...?. This looks like alot of stuff, but it is just some dry and some wet ingredients. Do not be deterred! Press on! This recipe…

21 votes
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