Green Bean Casserole

The ubiquitous Thanksgiving side dish. It’s really simple, but when you put the right amounts of everything it really makes it great! Serves 8-10 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 1/2c milk or cream 1t soy sauce 6-8 c green beans, preferably sliced diagonally 2-1/2c crispy fried onions (I like to use crispy jalapeƱo pieces … Read more

Naan

During my Indian week at the start of the pandemic, I found a pretty simple recipe for naan that turned out great the first time I made it. But the couple times I’ve made it since, it has tasted more like a pretzel. I possibly didn’t take as much care with the instructions as I … Read more

Black beans and rice

This is a super simple preparation for rice that adds a ton of flavor. Saute a smallish onion (don’t overdo it) + a few cloves of garlic in oil. When they start to soften, add 1c of rice and 1/2t cumin (don’t underdo it!). Add 2c of chicken broth and a can of black beans. … Read more

Jicama Fries

Oh. Em. GEE. These have got to be the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten. Even if they were high-calorie and unhealthy, I’d have to snack on them. But they’re neither of those two things!!! A whole jicama fruit (root? bulb??) has only 250 calories, THIRTY-TWO grams of fiber and more than 200% of the … Read more

Asparagus, Three Ways

Asparagus is super-yummy just tossed in a little oil and salt and roasted at high heat in the oven. But if you’re looking for a little variety, here are a few ways to dress it up: With Brown Butter and Lemon This one isn’t too terribly interesting. It’s basically just adding some lemon juice and … Read more