Category Archives: Veggies

Green Beans with Ground Chorizo

This recipe is so simple but so delicious.  The beans are steamed until just tender, and the chorizo adds all the spice they need. I have trouble getting full-sized green beans tender enough just through sauteeing like I can with … Continue reading

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Crispy Pork Bites with Sauteed Broccoli

This recipe comes in part from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, which, for a while, was my I’m-not-sophisticated-enough-for-The-Joy-Of-Cooking cookbook.  Anyway, I have an older version than the one I linked to, so I don’t know if this recipe is … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprout Prosciutto Bites

One can only eat so many bacon-wrapped dates or chorizo-and-cream-cheese-stuffed jalapeños.  Well, that’s not true but play along, okay?  We were invited to a New Years gathering, and I wanted to try a new appetizer, rather than my (delicious) standby’s. … Continue reading

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Bourbon Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

This recipe uses a similar technique as Cumin Spiced Carrots — cooking/steaming the carrots and parsnips in a liquid that then reduces into a sweet glaze.  This recipe uses bourbon (or whisky) and brown sugar as the liquid, and comes … Continue reading

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Cheesy Smoky Green Bean Casserole

There’s not much difference between this and macaroni and cheese, but with green beans instead of macaroni.  I wanted to include some ham in with the green beans, but since the ham was cooking at the same time, I diced … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onions

My inner child is crying inside because I just enjoyed a dinner of Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.  But seriously why have I never roasted Brussels sprouts before?  Tip to anyone who thinks they don’t like vegetables: Toss them in olive … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus

This recipe is so easy, and I can’t believe how long it took me to realize how delicious roasted vegetables are.

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