Recipe for Steamed Beet Greens

Mar 9th, 2010 Posted in Side Dish | 4 comments »
Beet Greens

Steamed Beet Greens

Beet greens have become a favorite side dish of mine. I’d never had them until this year. Every week, I call my maternal grandparents, and my grandma told me about some beet greens she was cooking for dinner. I didn’t even know you could eat them!

The best greens are early-to-midpoint in the beet season. You want them to have been picked just as they sprout up and when they’re small/medium sized. Unfortunately, later in the season, they get too big and began to lose flavor.

Steamed Beet Greens


Beet greens
Salt, to taste

Beet greens only need to be steamed. They take maybe 8-10 minutes until tender and edible. Add some salt while their still warm to bring out the flavor.

Recipe for Kale Potato Frittata

Mar 6th, 2010 Posted in Breakfast | 4 comments »
Kale Potato Frittata

Kale Potato Frittata

Frittata is one of my favorite things to make. It makes as a wonderful breakfast/brunch or dinner. Kind of like an omelet, except I find it more filling. Kale is a great match, both in texture and taste. It really adds something to the egg, onion, and potato mixture. The original recipe, which I’ve made so many times I don’t even look at it anymore.

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Recipe for Stuffed Artichokes

Feb 25th, 2010 Posted in Main Dish | no comment »
Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed artichokes are tasty. However, they are moderately annoying to clean out to stuff, especially compared to how easy the rest of this recipe is. One artichoke is filling for two people. Of course, that depends on how many germs you’re willing to share because I wouldn’t try to cut them in half.

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Recipe for Kale Chips

Feb 22nd, 2010 Posted in Snack | no comment »
Kale Chips

Kale Chips

I have a potato chip obsession, but slowly kale chips, which are far more healthy for you, have been replacing my salty, crunchy cravings. These are easy to make. They also cook super quickly.

I’ve used a variety of kale — green kale, red Russian kale, and Italian kale — and my favorite is red Russian kale as it’s a little sweeter.

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Product Review for Tasty Bite: Kashmir Spinach

Feb 19th, 2010 Posted in Preprepared Meals | no comment »

Every once in a while, I think maybe I can find some good food in a box. For those days I don’t feel like cooking. For sick days. For the times with nothing to take for lunch. I love Indian food so I took a chance when I found this in the natural foods section at Fred Meyer.

Tasty Bite: Kashmir Spinach

Tasty Bite: Kashmir Spinach

This was a take on Palak Paneer with the very Americanized name. It was easy to cook. Looks wise, it’s not too much off from the photo on the box, and it smelled pretty good. However, those can be deceiving with food from boxes.

This was not great. It was soggy, even when I made jasmine rice to go with it. And taste-wise it had little to no flavor. Additionally, it was not filling. I ended up wanting to eat again only an hour later.

Verdict: Don’t Bother

Recipe for Beer Bread

Feb 16th, 2010 Posted in Bread | no comment »
Cheddar and Dill Beer Bread

Cheddar and Dill Beer Bread

Beer bread is great because it’s quick and versatile. You don’t need to wait for it to rise because of the beer’s yeast. You can also throw whatever cheese and/or herb combination that suits your fancy into it. Fresh herbs give a great pop.

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Recipe for Stuffed Fried Bread Dough

Feb 10th, 2010 Posted in Bread, Main Dish | 2 comments »
Stuffed Fried Bread Dough

Stuffed Fried Bread Dough

Stuffed Fried Bread Dough is delicious. It’s really up to you what you stuff it with. I’ve done it with mozzarella, a little basil, tomatoes, and spinach. Jason added some pepperoni to his own. I’m sure you could make some sweet ones too.

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Recipe for Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Feb 7th, 2010 Posted in Bread | 6 comments »
Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

I love baking bread. In the past year or so, it’s become one of my favorite things. It tastes so much better than what you can buy in the store, and it’s less expensive than really good bakery bread. This Honey Bran Whole Wheat is really yummy. Makes excellent sandwich bag.

If you need to save your extra loaves for later, these freeze really well. I wrap them in saran wrap and then foil before putting in a freezer bag.

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Recipe for Eggplant-Almond Enchiladas

Feb 4th, 2010 Posted in Main Dish | 2 comments »

This was a big hit in my house. Jason and I both really loved it and have made it multiple times. It’s also probably the most “it has what in it?” dish. Which makes it really fun to make for guests.

Eggplanet-Almond Enchiladas

Eggplanet-Almond Enchiladas

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Recipe for Spinach-Ricotta Pie

Jan 29th, 2010 Posted in Main Dish | no comment »

As you might know, I love pie. Fruit pies. Meringue pies. Savory pies. Pies remind me of my grandma’s house. She’s a master pie-maker, and as you know, I use her pie crust recipe.

Spinach-Ricotta Pie

Spinach-Ricotta Pie

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