Brown Rice, Broccoli and Cheese Bake

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    While not the most appetizing looking dish, this bake had a wonderful flavor and made for a great weekday evening vegetarian main course. The secret is to cook the brown rice the day before.  I use a rice cooker and brown rice take about a hour or so to cook. Fortunately it keeps [...]

A Simple Pot Roast on Christmas Day

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Slow cooking is one of the best ways to enjoy a home cooked after a busy day.  This busy day was Christmas here in Los Angeles where it was a crisp 80 degrees outside.  So we needed something comforting and cozy after opening gifts and sledding. Sledding? Yes, sledding. See we decided to get into [...]

Carrot, Parsnip and Lentil Casserole #SundaySupper

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This is what I was going to make for last week’s #SundaySupper theme celebrating the One Year Anniversary of what “Family Foodie” Isabel started out as a friendly twitter conversation talking about what people were cooking on Sunday evenings. I loved the early chats, since Sunday was a guaranteed day I’d be in the kitchen [...]

#SundaySupper Beer-Braised Beef

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Here in California with temperatures falling into the upper 70s it is getting that time of year for a hearty stew or soup. Alright, so it doesn’t feel like the time of year for a stew. Fortunately, it doesn’t really matter what the temperature is outside. I always enjoy a rich, chunky stew.  The melding [...]

Moroccan Couscous with Saffron

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I’m not much of a celebrity follower.  Though I have come to enjoy one celebrity’s blog covering some great vegetarian food choices and recipes. Actress Alicia Silverston is anything but Clueless when it comes to finding good things to eat. This recipe is a simple roasted vegetable medley with butternut squash, zucchini, carrots and onions [...]

Spinach Salad with Zucchini Patties and Champagne Vinegar Dressing

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This recipe was inspired by a post from blogger Emily Levenson, Zucchini Patties with Tahini Sauce. The zucchini patties are quite versatile and can also be served in a pita with a yogurt sauce or done with tahini dipping sauce and a small side salad. What I really like about this recipe is how quick [...]

Vegetarian Chiles Rellenos

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Mexican dishes offer a lot of options for vegetarian cooks.  There are a ton of recipes for vegetarian or vegan enchiladas, including some I’ve made myself.  Tacos, burritos and quesadillas are all excellent vegetarian options since pretty much everything is simply stuff a tortilla.  Stuffed peppers in dishes like Chiles Rellenos also provide an option [...]

Grilled Steak with Onion Bleu Cheese Sauce

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While grilling a steak with just salt and pepper can be enjoyable, a cheese based sauce can add so much to the meal.  This particular sauce will make you think you are eating at a 5-star restaurant. It is so overtly decadent, yet incredibly simple to make. A sauce with grilled onions, butter, heavy cream [...]

Baja Chicken Tacos from The Savvy Spoon Blog

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I’m discovering several types of food snobs in Texas. There is the Tex-Mex snob who will tell you where to go for the best Tex-Mex, usually in some Texas town you’ve never heard of or one that is at least a 4 hour drive from wherever you are currently. Then there is the BBQ snob.  [...]