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Pesto Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes are one of the simplest, tastiest side dishes. Sprinkle with something and then throw in the oven. There are a million ways to make them and they are all delicious. For such a versitile ingredient, I don’t generally do a lot with taters because they bore me. I like my potatoes in french fry form, so I usually don’t even buy them. While making cornish game hens for the first time, I needed a simple side dish so I grabbed some pesto I had in the fridge and voila, yummy potatoes. I am now thinking of other ways to do this, I think my next try will be with cilantro pesto and maybe a [...]

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts

I don’t need to remind you of my love of Brussels Sprouts. My archives are filled with them, including some of my favorites such as Brussels Sprout Ceasar Salad, Brussels Sprout Hash, and Brussels Sprout Sitr Fry.  In addition to my recipe obsession, I make them pretty much 1-2x per week. Usually this involves throwing them in the over and then consuming a while later, but once in a while I try to tweak the usual formula for something a bit more exciting. To go with the fabulous Bacon Wrapped Roast Pork Loin I made this weekend, I decided a healthy Brussels Sprout side dish was a necessary addition to [...]

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Curried Squash Fries with Spicy Ketchup

Greetings readers! I am blogging today from home since work was cancelled because of the hurricane. I hope you are all dry and safe and have power. We’ve been quite lucky so far (fingers crossed). As much as it’s nice to have a day off, I’m feeling a little stir crazy already. It’s no secret that I am OBSESSED with squash. It is one of my favorite things about fall. Tasty squash is healthy, local and so simple to prepare. Stuck inside on this rainy, hurricane soaked afternoon I had a brainwave: Could I make fries out of squash? I am a fry-oholic. I love fries of all varieties. I [...]

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Jamaican Red Beans and Rice

Hey all! I recently became aware of an issue with my RSS feed when I migrated from Blogger to WordPress. Turns out, if you previously subscribed, you won’t be getting my updates. In order to continue hearing from me, just unsubscribe and then resubscribe to my feed. I apologize for the inconvienence. I wish I could understand half this tech stuff, but I really have no clue what I’m talking about. And now onto the recipe… Called “rice and peas” in Jamaica, this creamy, comforting dish is the perfect compliment to the fiery jerk chicken with scotch bonnet sauce I made this weekend. In addition to being super simple, it’s [...]

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Cambodian Grilled Corn

On Saturday morning, Craig was channel surfing and came upon a really cool looking cooking show. Now. I don’t like cooking shows at all. Cooking television is usually so polished and sanitized. I have trouble relating to celebrity chefs. Perhaps its because most of them come from restaurant backgrounds? I find all my cooking info and entertainment on the internet, courtesy of amazing bloggers and websites. The one exception to my cooking tv apathy is grilling. I love shows devoted to grilling and how to use outdoor cooking methods for all kinds of recipes. I love cooking outdoors and Craig loves to experiment with the grill, so we find ourselves [...]

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

For my Lamb Cookout last weekend I wanted to make a healthy and tasty side dish that could be thrown on the grill. I settled on tasty sweet potato wedges that would compliment the complex flavors of the lamb and provide a high fiber side dish. This recipe is extremely simple. After cutting the sweet potatoes into uniform sized wedges, I par boiled them quickly to start to cook them and then finished them off on the grill. Brush them with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper and you can throw them right on. I added some lime juice and a garnish of fresh cilantro to incorporate [...]

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