All posts filed under: Vegetable

Broccoli Casserole

I came across a similar recipe on facebook. After doing some recipe research I came up with my own version. This comes together quickly. Pop it in the oven and you’ll be free to tend to the rest of your meal prepping. Ingredients 4 cups fresh chopped broccoli 1 can cream of chicken soup 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 egg, beaten 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1/4 cup monterey jack cheese, grated 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated 1/4 cup crushed croutons, I used a mixed type with both dark pumpernickel and light croutons. I crushed them myself. First I placed a few handfuls of croutons in a plastic ziplock bag, then I used the back of a stainless steal measuring cup to crush them. (primitive yes, but it worked) Process Preheat oven to 375 Combine the broccoli, cream of chicken soup, mayo, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well. Place mixture into a small casserole dish, I used an 8 x 4 dish Top with the grated cheese Next, sprinkle the top with the bread crumbs …

Simply Cauliflower Mash

I decided to go here again. Why? Because this recipe is Simply that simple. If you’re trying to get your kids or grandkids to eat more vegi’s this is a great thing to start with.  The last recipe I gave you (for cauliflower mashers) had more of an Atkins spin, with heavy cream and all. These are just so good no cream or extra butter needed!  Get those florets started Cook them up Let the blending begin  Nice and smooth  Make consistently yours, add less or more broth depending on your preference.  Don’t forget that butter! Decadence in moderation, it’s a very good thing.  Oh yum! And here you go…  1 head trimmed cauliflower, chopped into florets 1 tsp salt for cooking cauliflower  1 tsp garlic powder for cooking cauliflower 1 tablespoon salted butter 1/2 cup or so cauliflower broth (cooking liquid)  4 oven roasted garlic cloves  1/2 to 1 tsp additional salt  In a med size pot bring 6 cups of water to a boil  Add to the water 1 tsp salt and 1 …

Keto Squash and Peppers

I’ve been doing a modified Atkins thing lately just to drop some vacation pounds. With all the hoopla about the ‘Keto’ diet I decided to call this dish… Keto Squash and Peppers w/Cheese.  I love to enjoy this kinda soupy but feel free to cut down on the chicken stock by a cup or so to make it more of a side dish and less of a soup.  Before moving on I thought I’d share some of my personal history with this dish, my mother made a version of this for years, her famous ‘Calabacitas’. Her version was always so very delicious. One evening while I was in culinary school in the South of France I made my mom’s calabacitas for some of my fellow chefs in training, talk about a hit! Aw, such fond memories. 💖 My mom would use sautĂ©d onions, tomatoes and garlic and many times she’d add a can a corn to her soupy dish too.  Since I’m doing the Atkins/Keto thing I omitted the (fresh) onions, tomatoes and corn and …

War Ton Soup, Sans Wontons 

My momma in law made this delicious version of War Ton soup. We topped our soup with Chinese crunchy noodles and siracha sauce. What a great meal it was. Here’s a recipe if you’d like to make it yourself.  I just know you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!  http://www.food.com/recipe/wor-wonton-soup-7780  My mother in law added tofu to hers, it worked well in this dish.   Happy weekend.  g. 

Eggplant Fries w/or without Truffle Salt 

These are just too good not to make, easy too.  Gather your ingredients Slice the eggplant like this Cut into fry shape  Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper them Experiment with your seasoning choice, or not. I added a sprinkle of truffle salt I had on hand instead of plain salt to one portion.  Present your dish!  Addictingly yummy  Uh huh, so good. Today I enjoyed my eggplant fries with a side of Harry Potter. 😉  Ingredients… eggplant, sliced then cut into fries olive oil olive oil spray (optional) salt, pepper truffle salt or not mayo, flavored or not Process…. preheat oven to 400 place eggplant fries on an oiled cookie sheet, I used an olive oil spray drizzle the fries with olive oil, I used a tablespoon per 1/2 amount of eggplant fries and cookie sheet salt and pepper the fries *or sprinkle with pepper and truffle salt (or use your seasoning choice, with plain salt and pepper. I’m thinking garlic powder would definitely work here)  Toss the fries around Bake for 20/25 …