Recipe Exchange: Curried Egg Salad

Egg salad was not my favorite food for quite a long time.  I just didn’t see anything really appealing about it.  Then I tried a curried egg salad recipe from 101cookbooks.com.  I decided egg salad was okay in my book, after all. When this recipe exchange came around (with [...]

Cucumber Yogurt Salad

I got this recipe from my dear friend and neighbor, Brigitte.  She always has really good Middle Eastern recipes, and this is no exception.  A delightful and refreshing side, it is perfect with a multitude of main dish options.   1 large garlic clove crushed in 1 tsp salt about [...]

Healthy mashed potatoes

I love mashed potatoes (I put ketchup on mine, people think that’s weird), but I don’t love the pounds of butter and cream that are usually in them.  These have no butter at all, and they taste awesome.  I was too lazy to roast garlic to mix in, so [...]

Yam sticks

There are a few reasons to love yams:  they are low in fat, a good source of fiber and vitamins, and they are a nice pretty orange color to top it all off. Some people prefer their yams mashed up with butter and sugar and topped with mini marshmallows, [...]

Simple Thai cabbage stir fry

I had an entire head of cabbage in the fridge and wanted to try out a new recipe for stir-frying it.  I was making a Thai soup for dinner, so I turned to my favorite Thai cookbook for ideas.  This one is quick, simple, and complements a wide variety [...]

Smoked Eggplant (Baingan Bartha)

This dish is great comfort food, and is pretty simple to make.  I first tried it at an Indian restaurant and fell in love with the smoky flavor and creamy texture.  I serve it over basmati rice, but it would be great with naan too.  If you are new [...]

Yellow Squash Saute with Lemon and Thyme

Summer squash and zucchini are ubiquitous at the farmers market right now.  I bought a bunch last week, intending to grill them over the weekend.  However, between meals out with friends and quite a bit of baking, I just never got around to it.   Last night I was [...]

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