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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
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Garlic Ginger Green Beans

Garlic Ginger Green Beans by John Spottiswood

These are an excellent, healthy side dish to any grilled meat. I highly recommend them with the Chinese BBQ chicken recipe below, but honestly these would go well with just about anything. Unfortunately these were tapped out long before our chicken, so make more than you think you need. They are great the next day too!

6 votes
6284 views
Tom's Creamy Scrambled Eggs

Tom's Creamy Scrambled Eggs by Salad Foodie

This recipe is so simple I was reluctant to post it. But I had never tasted eggs cooked this way before Tom served some to me, and I was hooked. The secrets are to scramble the eggs "soft" so they are very moist, and add the cream cheese right at the end so there are visible streaks throughout. So simple - so divine!

2 votes
3215 views
Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes

Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes by John Spottiswood

I love my wife's traditional swedish pancake recipe. However, I feel much better when I eat a healthy breakfast of oatmeal, so I tried combining the two. I think the combination is wonderful. It still has the chewy, crepe-like texture of the traditional swedish pancake, with just a bit of nutty whole grain texture. Our kids say…

3 votes
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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
9748 views
Citrus Salsa

Citrus Salsa by Salad Foodie

Guaranteed to brighten your taste buds, this salsa makes a healthful snack or appetizer, and is delicious as a topping for fish or fish tacos. No added oil or fat, just veggie and citrus 'deliciousness' here!

3 votes
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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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Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans by John Spottiswood

I'm ashamed to say that though I LOVE refried beans, this is the first time I've ever made them myself. It's just so easy to buy them in a can, or at a mexican restaurant, that I haven't bothered. But this recipe is simple and it is definitely worth the effort in my mind. I figure my kids are the true test, since they aren't that…

7 votes
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Korean potato side dish

Korean potato side dish by John Spottiswood

I always love these sweet and salty braised potatoes when they are served along with kimchi and various other side dishes at korean restaurants. I've always wanted to make them, and grilling Galbi gave me the perfect opportunity. I started with a recipe from maangchi.com and substituted a mix of sugar and mirin for the corn syrup…

3 votes
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FELAFEL SANDWICH (Middle Eastern Fritters)

FELAFEL SANDWICH (Middle Eastern Fritters) by MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO-AYUB

This is one of my favorite "street foods" in the Middle East. It is originated in Egypt as a snack. Here is my version of felafel recipe...

1 vote
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Honey-Ginger Glazed Carrots

Honey-Ginger Glazed Carrots by John Spottiswood

This is a standard side dish for us when we're serving an asian-inspired meal. It's also great with any grilled meat. The honey brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots and the ginger gives a bit of spice to balance the sweetness. Orange zest and juice gives a nice acidity to the dish. If you make this, it will likely become…

2 votes
5926 views
Baked asparagus with balsamic sauce and bulgur

Baked asparagus with balsamic sauce and bulgur by Easy Cook - Laka kuharica

Delicious and healthy dish wonderful in taste and aroma.

2 votes
4148 views
Quick & Easy Fruit Compote with Vanilla Sauce (and a no-added sugar or low-sugar variation)

Quick & Easy Fruit Compote with Vanilla Sauce (and a no-added sugar or low-sugar variation) by Salad Foodie

A fruit compote on the table in 15 minutes? Here's a dessert kids (and kids of all ages) will love. Start with a can of fruit cocktail, add some chopped fruit in season, and make a simple vanilla sauce to top it. (This dessert converts easily to a…

3 votes
4457 views
Guacamole Tex-Mex

Guacamole Tex-Mex by Amos Miller

Super simple - fast - packs just enough punch. It will be the best you ever tasted. Bring on the cervesas, margaritas - and lots of quality tortilla chips! Just like Chipotle - but homemade!

4 votes
9525 views
Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade by John Spottiswood

These are the fantastic potatoes you've probably had in a french bistro...the ones that weren't pommes frites (french fries). They are best served immediately when the crisp exterior contrasts so nicely with the warm, soft interior. We served these with a lentils and sausage recipe that I will post shortly. The combination was…

10 votes
4696 views