Roasted vegetables are appearing on menus everywhere – and with good reason. They are easy to make and the roasting process brings out more flavor than you can even imagine.
I happen to love cauliflower. To be honest, there aren’t many vegetables I don’t like – I am not a big meat eater at all. Anyway, cauliflower has been a favorite my whole life. My mom use to cook it in milk and when it was done she would ladle it into a bowl, add a creamy, yellow pat of butter, and a few twists of pepper. It would come to the table, fragrant, milky steam wafting up from the bowl, the butter melting and creating puddles of color in the whiteness of the dish.
It was beautiful to behold. Continue reading
Names are everything, aren’t they? Doesn’t the name Forbidden Rice Salad just make you want to eat it?
O.k., well it does me so I guess that is just a testament to my rebellious nature.
Sometimes I post things that make me think, What are you doing? They will think you have lost your mind! And then I remember that everyone thinks that anyway…
Carrot puree is highly underrated in my opinion. It should rate right up there with mashed potatoes but for some reason it isn’t. Truth be told, I like it better than mashed potatoes. It’s rich, creamy, and flavorful and it can be cute on the plate if you spend a few minutes with it.
I know.. It is lame…But I think stuff like this is too cute. Continue reading
In the Midwest they have a lovely tradition of calling jello desserts salads. This is to allow you to eat more sweet stuff and pretend that you are practicing healthy eating. “Well, I had four salads….so I can afford a little pie…”
So, if you are looking for a lettuce and celery salad you should probably go ahead and click out now because once you start reading you are gonna want to make this salad…and it won’t be something you can just walk away from. You will be committed.
I was not totally happy with the color but the flavor? Yummy. Cherry, Dr Pepper, pineapple, pecans, cream cheese….dang. What’s not to like?