Category Archives: Sides

Quick Cooking Tip: Barley and Rice

Whenever we cook rice (which is almost always short grain, brown), we do 2 parts rice and 1 part barley. This started as an accident years ago and turned out to be super-tasty. Next time you’re cooking brown rice, substitute … Continue reading




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Cauliflower Steaks

We love to roast cauliflower florets tossed in olive oil with a bit of salt and garlic powder on it. But this Bon Appetit recipe takes it to a whole new interesting level we’ll have to try soon (although I’m … Continue reading




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The Four Pounds of Cheese Project

A few weeks ago, Jenni Field of Pastry Chef Online learned via National Geographic that the average American purchases 28 pounds of cheese every year but wastes four of them. Inspired to raise awareness of food waste and to work … Continue reading




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Gravy Emergency!

Tonight our dinner plan was leftover meatloaf and reheated roasted veggies (carrots, parsnips, and red potatoes), but since the meatloaf was a bit dry on a reheat a few days ago I decided to whip up a packet of that … Continue reading




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Breaded Parsnips

I haven’t posted much because I’ve been on single-parent duty all week while my husband was out of town for work, plus I had knitting classes with the middle schoolers at my daughter’s school, so there have been a lot … Continue reading




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Roast Chicken Blues Reds

I decided to make a nice big roast chicken dinner on Sunday, so on Friday I took the organic 5lb-ish chicken I had in the freezer out to thaw in the fridge. By Sunday it was mostly thawed, so I … Continue reading




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