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Category: Vegetable Sides & Medleys

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My Mother’s Scalloped Potatoes

To save time, I slice the potatoes and chop the onion in a food processor, and warm the milk in the microwave. Makes 8 servings 8 medium potatoes (such as Yukon Gold), peeled and thinly sliced 1 large onion, chopped 2 tbsp all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon or less salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cups hot low-fat milk […]

Ethnicity > Chinese 0

Easy Baked Egg Rolls

In the time it takes to get Chinese take-out, you can roll up your own authentic egg rolls. Don’t be intimidated by the process – if you can wrap a sandwich, you can make these. To save time, I use bagged coleslaw mix for the filling. If you don’t have egg roll wrappers on hand or simply want to enjoy […]

Ethnicity > Canadian 0

Scalloped Potatoes

Kid Approved: Using chicken broth instead of milk or cream helps keep the fat content in check in this traditionally higher-fat side dish. Makes 8 servings Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C) 10-cup (2.5 L) casserole dish, greased   5 large Yukon gold potatoes (about 1-3/4 lbs/875 g), peeled, and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch (0.5 cm) slices 3/4 cup […]

Ethnicity > European 0

Braised Red Cabbage

A lovely German woman once said that braised red cabbage should only have seven ingredients: butter, apple, onion, cabbage, brown sugar, cider vinegar and spice. And when Corrine prepares this recipe, from her mom, that’s exactly what she uses. But she does usually add some salt: “I guess that’s cheating, as it makes eight ingredients.” This flavor and aroma is […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Sauteed Bean Sprouts

4 to 6 servings I Preparation time: 25 minutes I Difficulty: average 500 g (1 lb) fresh bean sprouts 3 tablespoon olive oil 3 spring onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped 1/2 green pepper, diced 1/2 red pepper, diced Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp […]

Ethnicity > East Indian 0

Indian Basmati Rice

Serves 10 I Preparation time: 1 hour I Difficulty: Easy 1 kg (5 cups) basmati rice 125 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil 1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped 160 g (1 cup) onions, finely chopped 1 tbsp cumin seed 1 tbsp caraway seeds 1 tbsp coriander seeds 6 cardamom seeds 1 cinnamon stick 1 L (4 cups) chicken or vegetable stock […]

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Couscous with Orange

Servings: 6 (1/2 cup each) II Start to finish: 20 minutes 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2/3 cup whole wheat couscous 2 green onions, chopped 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel 1 medium orange, peeled, sectioned, and coarsely chopped In a medium saucepan, combine broth and pepper; bring to boiling. Stir in couscous and green onions; […]

Ethnicity > Chinese 0

Stir-Fried Bok Choy

This easy side dish goes well with poultry or fish, especially if they have an Asian flair. Serve with a side dish of brown rice and you’re good to go. Baby bok choy is an amazing, nutrient-dense Asian green that looks really beautiful on a plate. It resembles a miniature version of regular bok choy, but cooks up faster. Makes […]

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Cauliflower with Cheater Cheese Sauce

So how do you get your kids and other vegetable-challenged family members to eat more of Mother Nature’s treats? Add sauces or dips. Seems to work on most of vegetables abstainers I’ve met. Most cheese sauces require you to make a white sauce, then add cheese. My version skips the whole melting-fat-adding-flour-whisking-in-milk part, and goes right to the cheese. It’s […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are delicious as is, but they’re also great with a dollop of fresh ricotta on top. Or use them instead of red tomatoes in a caprese, layered with fresh mozzarella, basil, and EVOO. Or in a BLT sandwich instead of sliced tomato, and on and on and on. Makes 8 to 10 slices 2 firm green or […]

Ethnicity > Chinese 0

Chinese Moo Shu Vegetables

  This vegetarian version of the classic Chinese stir-fry, Moo Shu, uses already-shredded vegetables to cut down on the prep time. Serve with warm whole-wheat tortillas, Asian hot sauce and extra hoisin if desired. 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each II Active Time: 20 minutes II Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided 4 large eggs, lightly […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Thai Beef & Mango Fried Rice

In this healthy fried rice recipe, bell peppers, mango and basil are tossed with savory fish sauce and fresh basil for a delicious one-bowl dinner. If you don’t have leftover cooked rice on hand, be sure to thoroughly cool your rice before adding it to the wok—if it’s too warm, it creates too much steam and sticks to the wok. […]

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Brown Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms

Try this speedy side dish with steak and sun-dried tomatoes and your favourite green vegetable. Serves 6, 1/2 cup per serving II Preparation time: 10 minutes II Cooking time: 18 minutes Cooking spray 8 ounces presliced button mushrooms, (about 2-1/2 cups) 6 to 8 medium green onions, sliced 1 teaspoon bottled garlic or 2 medium garlic cloves, minced 1-1/4 cups water 1 […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash – Spaghetti Schiacciare

Serve with spaghetti and meatballs. Serves 6, 1/2 cup per serving II Preparation time: 5 minutes II Microwave time: 10 to 14 minutes 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1-1/2 pounds), seeds and strings discarded 2 tablespoons water 14.5 ounce can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, drained 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crumbled 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese Put the […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Oriental Celery and Mushrooms

Add cooked shrimp, chicken, or turkey to this side dish and it becomes an entree. Makes 2 servings 1 cup diagonally sliced celery 1 cup sliced shiitake or white mushrooms 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/2 tsp cornstarch Spray 1-quart microwavable casserole with non-stick cooking spray; add celery, mushrooms, onion, and 1 tablespoon water. Cover […]