Monthly Archives: May 2012

Spicy Thai Noodles

This recipe evolved from one I saw 20 years ago and just altered to suit myself over time; the only things I know for sure the original recipe had were lime juice, crushed red pepper, peanuts, soy sauce, garlic and … Continue reading

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Quinoa Tabouleh

While I’m not a fan of quinoa, I love tabouleh, and quinoa gives the dish some extra texture. Rinse 3/4 cup quinoa in hot water and strain. Put it in a small saucepan with 1.5 cups of water; bring to … Continue reading

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Easiest Potato Soup Ever

My mother-in-law gave me this one, and it’s ridiculously simple. Here’s all you do… peel three or four pounds of potatoes…no bakers, I like Yukon Gold, and dice in 1″ cubes or a little larger. Put them in a large, … Continue reading

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No-Fat Crunchy Cilantro Slaw

This recipe is fast, easy and spicy. It’s definitely not the slaw I grew up with, made of finely ground cabbage and swimming in mayo. This one is light, crunchy, fat-free and vegan. It goes really well with fish tacos. … Continue reading

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Tasty Fish Tacos

I have a friend who says she doesn’t cook, she assembles. This recipe for fish tacos is part cooking, part assembly. Gather your ingredients. 2 tilapia filets 1/4 cup olive oil 1 clove fresh garlic, minced red onion fresh cilantro … Continue reading

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Just a pinch.

You’ll notice that the proportions of the ingredients for most of the recipes here are sort of vague… a little of this, a handful of that, add so-and-so to taste. If you’re baking cakes or anything where some pretty specific … Continue reading

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Perfect cornbread, every time.

Where I come from, we take our cornbread very seriously. By cornbread, I don’t mean that dry, crumbly, hard-to-swallow stuff that’s really only fit to scrub bathtubs with. I mean that lovely, soft slice of heaven that’s so moist you … Continue reading

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Black Bean Avocado Salad

Avocados are plentiful and relatively cheap right now, and they add a richness to a summery bean salad. You may want to put a can of corn (drained) into this; I just didn’t have any in the pantry. Open and … Continue reading

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