Tag Archives: vegetables

Baked Eggplant

My initial idea for this recipe was to cut eggplant into length-wise slices and bake them, then coat them with a thick layer of ricotta cheese mixed with garlic, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella, then roll them up tight, to … Continue reading

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Yes Hammy, that IS Cauliflower! or Mock Garlic Mashed ‘Potatoes’

I have writer’s block.  When you have writer’s block, they tell you to sit with a blank piece of paper and a pencil, or in the year 2011, a computer and some fingers – and just start writing/typing away.  Just write whatever … Continue reading

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Wokkin’ the Swiss Around – part I: Shrimp & Asparagus Stir-fry

As part of our never-ending quest to eat healthy (most days) and try new things, Mr. Cheese and I set out to buy our first wok.  I have to admit, I’d never cooked with a wok before and I was … Continue reading

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Sushi ~ That’s Right, I Made That!

Yes, that’s right Team!  I made sushi.  At home.  It was much more simple than anticipated and oh.so.delicious!!  We picked up little packets of Miso Soup to go with it and some Japanese beer, as well.  I’m not going to … Continue reading

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I’m Strong to the Finish Cuz I Eats my Spinach (Pie!)

That’s right!  Despite the odds and Bluto’s obvious height advantage over Popeye, Bluto always got his ass kicked because Popeye ate his spinach like the good cartoon guy he was.  Spinach is excellent for our bodies, with over 21 vitamins and a healthy dose of iron.  … Continue reading

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Holy Nuts, it’s Jicama Slaw!

I wanted to make jicama slaw last night from scratch, as a new recipe.  I thought it would be the perfect side to our crab cakes and corn on the cob, but my local grocer was out of the stuff and … Continue reading

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How to Make A Lot of Soups!

With the days getting shorter and the summer slowly coming to an end, I am starting to dream of all the yummy soups I will soon cook.  From scratch.  Don’t get me wrong, on a very busy day I can … Continue reading

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Eat with the Seasons

Although a good variety of fruits and vegetables are available throughout the year, they do have peak times or seasons when their flavor is at their absolute height.  Mr. Cheese and I are currently enjoying the edible fruits of our … Continue reading

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Ode to ‘Cukes & Zuchs’ at The Food Network

Hi Team!  Here is my contribution to the Summer Fest 2010 at The Food Network’s celebration of ‘Cukes & Zuchs”.  Several years ago I had a try at making carrot cake, then carrot loaf and just didn’t enjoy the outcome.  … Continue reading

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