Category Archives: Side Dishes

Risotto


Risotto is a creamy rice side dish or you can eat is as a main dish. It is made from Arborio rice. I made some on Saturday night to accompany Italian Chicken and Indian Ratatouille. Risotto Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading

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A New Way to Eat Chilean Bean & Corn Stew


Don and I had Chilean Bean & Corn Stew this evening for supper. He had the brilliant idea to add a dollop of sour cream to it, and it completely changed the flavor. It is excellent both ways. ~Lois

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Caribbean Sweet Potato Gratin


I love the Moosewood Restaurant cookbooks. This recipe originally came from Moosewood’s New Classics cookbook. The recipe calls for a crumb topping, but I find this to be gritty (maybe because it doesn’t have much oil in it). I leave … Continue reading

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Deviled Eggs


Deviled Eggs are a family favorite. They are easy to make, delicious and very pretty to serve. I like to make them for special occasions, and I even have a special crystal serving dish for Deviled Eggs. When Don and … Continue reading

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Yellow Rice with Raisins


Don and I hosted a gathering for the CISR Senior Manager’s Course on Sunday. It was interesting and fun. We are grateful for all our friends, new and old, who attended! About 25 people came to our house for dinner, … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Vegetable Stew with Chickpeas


Don and I have a house guest from Pakistan, Muhamad Ishaq Israr. We are all learning a great deal about one another. Ishaq is attending Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute. This is the third year we have had SPI … Continue reading

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Pea and Cucumber Salad


This is one of my favorite spring salads. It is very light and flavorful and originally came from the book Reversing Diabetes: Reduce or Even Eliminate Your Dependence on Insulin or Oral Drugs by Julian Whitaker, M.D. This book is not just … Continue reading

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Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Quiche


IDEA Lois and I keep a few cartons of liquid eggs on hand for making quick scrambled egg breakfasts. On one of the cartons was the recipe for Wild Mushroom and Gruyère Quiche. We had some dried porcini and Portobello … Continue reading

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Quinoa, Fruit & Nuts Salad


I enjoy finding and making delicious new recipes. Because I often take these new foods to work where we have some employees with wheat allergies and others who are vegetarian, I also try to find recipes that are wheat-free and … Continue reading

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Pear and Walnut Salad


Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 4 Bosc pears, red are prettiest for this salad 1 cup toasted walnut pieces 3 oz gorgonzola or crumbled feta mixed spring greens or half baby spinach/half baby arugula fresh thyme leaves White Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette 1/4 … Continue reading

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