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Poppadoms

Poppadoms

  Poppadoms were just made for tonight’s Indian Curry Dinner. We absolutely love these in our house! These are made from Indian lentil flour so they are a healthy side to add to your meals. Although not traditional, we use these in place of Naan […]

Oregano Crostini

Oregano Crostini

  To me, crostini or any of its relatives (garlic bread, focaccia, baguette) is one of the best things invented in the culinary world!  It can take the place of pasta and rice and tastes great all on its own!  There really isn’t much that […]

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Olive Oil

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Olive Oil

  Brussels Sprouts are hands down one of my favorite vegetables ever!  I think they get a bad wrap because many people do not know how to cook them to minimize their naturally bitter flavor.  Lately, I have been happy to see the increase of […]

Roasted Broccoli with Fresh Parmesan

Roasted Broccoli with Fresh Parmesan

  Broccoli is one of my all time favorite veggies (next to Brussel Sprouts which is my favorite!)  I have two methods for cooking broccoli and both involve bringing out the great flavors of the broccoli and minimizing that bitterness that can happen when they […]

Roasted Potatoes with Red Peppers and Thyme

Roasted Potatoes with Red Peppers and Thyme

  Roasted Potatoes is one of my favorite side dishes and it can go with some many main courses.  I like to add other veggies to my potatoes for the color, flavor and health benefits!  Not to mention just about any veggie that is roasted […]

Cheater Aioli

Cheater Aioli

This Cheater Aioli is really the easiest condiment you can make for your sandwiches and has the most impact. With 3 simple ingredients, it couldn’t be easier! Homemade “Quick” Aioli 1 cup Mayonnaise 1/2 a lemon 1 garlic clove diced Mix well and add salt […]