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Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk

Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk by Mihir Shah

I adapted this from a recipe I found in the San Francisco Chronicle. My parents have told me that eating Black-Eyed Peas for the New Year was good luck. I made these for my New Year's Eve party and they were a big hit. Went really well with the Steamed Salmon I prepared.

6 votes
9860 views
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
7856 views
Salsa

Salsa by Marlyne

This salsa is truly authentic the real taste of Mexico!

2 votes
4212 views
Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna by Salad Foodie

Lasagna laced with garden vegetables makes a healthier pasta alternative to traditional lasagna. Don’t let the list of ingredients daunt you. I just consider it my afternoon therapy session. The veggies are cut in small pieces to layer better between noodles. As usual, this is way better the next day than the first (and even 2 or 3…

2 votes
11257 views
Oven Roasted Vegetables

Oven Roasted Vegetables by Salad Foodie

I enjoy roasted vegetables and have tried several ways of preparing them, but this is the version I keep coming back to. Love the garlic and the way the veggies begin to caramelize.

2 votes
1045 views
Milk Dud Cookies

Milk Dud Cookies by Katherine Martin

I have made a lot of desserts in my day (obviously) but all my housemates said that these were the BEST that I have ever made. The flavor also reminded me of Milk Duds (hence the name). They are amazing straight out of the oven because the caramel is so gooey, but you can also zap them in the microwave for 5 seconds to get the…

1 vote
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Avocado Pasta

Avocado Pasta by Wendi Taylor

Delicious, creamy (with no milk or cream!), and healthy. Makes a great side dish, or top with grilled chicken for a complete meal. Pairs well with grilled chicken, grilled or baked pork chops, baked or sauteed fish, or boiled shrimp.

2 votes
15639 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
7738 views
Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa

Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a delicious quinoa recipe that we served with our garlic lime grilled pork chops. This is flavorful enough that you'll want to serve it with a relatively simple grilled dish. It would go wonderfully with grilled fish, chicken, or steak. Or try it with the pork recipe linked below.

5 votes
3390 views
Louisiana Cornbread Stuffing

Louisiana Cornbread Stuffing by John Spottiswood

This is a pretty spicy stuffing for those looking to add a little kick to their Thanksgiving dinner. It is delicious. I would recommend trying it out with Turkey sometime before Thanksgiving to decide if everyone in your family will like it. It's definitely not your grandmother's stuffing (unless you grew up in Baton Rouge)!

4 votes
8961 views
Grilled Shrimp copyright 2011 art of living,PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati

Grilled Shrimp copyright 2011 art of living,PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati by maria liberati

This is one of my favorite ways to eat shrimp. A healthy recipe and a great substitute for grilled hamburgers. From my best selling book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking and BLOG The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati tm at…

2 votes
4259 views
Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice by John Spottiswood

A Cuban classic, this goes perfectly with all pork dishes, and also with poultry and fish.

3 votes
7580 views
Vegetarian TVP Spaghetti Sauce

Vegetarian TVP Spaghetti Sauce by Micheline

This vegetarian spaghetti sauce is made with Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), a highly nutritious soy product, an alternative to meat. The texture and taste resembles ground beef. You will be pleasantly surprised by the look and taste of this meatless spaghetti sauce. TVP is available in Health Food Stores and is made by Bob's Red…

1 vote
5582 views
Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad by Lyndsey

My favorite side dish to take to picnics or bbq's

6 votes
13666 views
French Rice Salad

French Rice Salad by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a light and flavorful as a main dish or side dish. It's a perfect side for any grilled meat or fish.

5 votes
13172 views