Category Archives: Sides

Tomato, Kale, Gruyere and Bread Casserole

If you want something hot, easy and loaded with veggies, give this French-style casserole a try! Here’s what you need: 2 bunches kale, stems removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 cup white wine … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

My dad grows all kinds of delicious fruits and veggies, so when I went to his house this weekend, he provided me with a very large bag of homegrown tomatillos. The below recipe is adapted from a Food Network recipe, … Continue reading

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Carrot, Broccoli and Egg Terrine

Going down the rabbit-hole of reading about “genius” cooking tips online, I came across a list of carrot recipes, which included a Wolfgang Puck recipe for a terrine similar to the one I assembled. Today, I gave it a try. … Continue reading

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Just Cauliflower Soup

Simon randomly requests different vegetables–cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, broccoli. Most recently, he asked for cauliflower, in part because Highlights Magazine had a recipe for cauliflower “popcorn.” Well, we didn’t make that, but when I came across this super simple cauliflower soup … Continue reading

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The You’ll-Never-Buy-Fancy-Granola-Again Granola

For Mother’s Day this year, which typically coincides with my dad’s birthday, we decided to do homemade gifts. For Mom/Grammy, we made homemade granola, since it’s one of her favorite foods. She loved it! So, when we decided we wanted … Continue reading

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Dengu (aka Kenyan Lentils)

For Christmas this year, we were invited to celebrate with a wonderful group of Kenyans. One of my favorite dishes was a simple stew of lentils, tomatoes, cilantro and red onions. I asked the chef for the recipe, and then … Continue reading

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Creamy Dreamy Beans

Perusing Instagram one night, I came across a picture of this delicious looking pot of beans. It led me to a recipe that was, while a bit time consuming, really quite simple and hands off at the same time. And … Continue reading

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Like-Banana-Bread-But-Better Cake

Updated for Like-Banana-Bread-But-Better Muffins We always seem to end up with overripe bananas, which is actually great because then I can make banana bread! I’ve tried several recipes, and this time decided to try a banana cake recipe. We didn’t … Continue reading

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Miso, Sesame and Peanut Butter Soba Noodle Salad

My husband recently went fishing, and thought that he came home with black cod.  I quickly jumped online to find a yummy miso black cod recipe–only to  discover that what he brought home wasn’t actually black cod.  Regardless, I made … Continue reading

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Favorite Watermelon Salad

We were lucky enough to spend the Fourth of July in Lake Chelan at the Foster lake house.  It was a week of fun in the sun, in the water, and with extended family.  We attended the neighbor’s Fourth of … Continue reading

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