Tag: Side

Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe

Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe

I had never had this salad before moving to Washington.  Apparently it’s a potluck staple in the Pacific Northwest.  My mother in law has made this a few times for me and I’ve played around with it quite a bit since.  There are variations of […]

Beef Potsticker Recipe and United Way Hunger Challenge

Beef Potsticker Recipe and United Way Hunger Challenge

I was concerned that this year’s United Way Hunger Challenge was actually going to be a big challenge for me.  I’m not just cooking for Eric and I, we have two teenage boys that eat twice as much as Eric and I put together!  This […]

Shrimp, Blood Orange and Fennel Salad Recipe

Shrimp, Blood Orange and Fennel Salad Recipe

Fennel is such a fun looking vegetable that I’m always interested in finding new ways to use it.  Fortunately I have The Flavor Bible to help me decide what ingredients to use in creating new fennel recipes.  If I had to choose just one cookbook, […]

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I’ve avoided writing about what’s going on in Japan.  I want this site to be fun, informative and full of joy.  Yet it’s hard to make your writing cheerful when your heart is breaking.  I was planning a lighthearted post on picky eaters and vegetables, […]

Apple Cabbage Cole Slaw Recipe

Apple Cabbage Cole Slaw Recipe

Here’s the cabbage salad I promised you last week.  I figure most people know the basics of how to make cole slaw, but in case you weren’t aware, any salad made primarily of shredded cabbage and dressed in a mayonnaise or vinaigrette is typically known […]

Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe

Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe

Have you ever tried a side dish you loved so much that you just wanted to push the main course away and get more of the side?  If you haven’t, you will once you try these vegetables.  This is our favorite side dish (and sometimes […]

Bruschetta Recipe and the South King County Latino Health Fair

Bruschetta Recipe and the South King County Latino Health Fair

On September 25 of this year I took on my biggest cooking challenge ever, so big that I lay awake for three nights wondering if I could pull it off as well as I thought I could or if I would sink like the Titanic.  The […]

Tomato and Green Bean Salad Recipe with a Creamy Vinaigrette

Tomato and Green Bean Salad Recipe with a Creamy Vinaigrette

I try to bring something different to every party, barbecue or get together we’re invited to.  It’s fun to test recipes out on people and, since I love to cook, it’s an easy way to show a thank you to whoever invited us.  When my […]