Tag: side dish

Mexicana Couscous

3/4 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 3/4 cup frozen peas 3/4 cup coarsely chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro 3/4 cup couscous Fresh cilantro sprigs (optional) In a medium saucepan cook onion and...

Steamed and Sauteed Kale

1 pound kale — the younger, the better 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup garlic — peeled and thinly sliced (about 5 or 6 cloves) 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon salt piece of lemon rind If the stems are greater than 1/4 inch in diameter, strip the...

Slow Cooker Kasha

3 medium onions — thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup kasha — medium or coarse (buckwheat groats) 1 large egg 8 oz sliced cremini mushrooms — or white button mushrooms 2 1/2 cups broth — (homemade or low-sodium store-bought) Fresh black pepper Kosher salt — (if using...

Nutty Brussels Sprouts

1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, halved 1 tablespoon butter 3/4 teaspoon cider vinegar 3/4 teaspoon maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted Saute Brussels sprouts in butter in a skillet until tender. Add vinegar, syrup, salt and pepper, cook 1 minute longer. Sprinkle with...

Sautéed Cauliflower and Apples

1/4 cup pecans 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small shallot, chopped 1 small head cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into florets (about 5 cups) kosher salt and black pepper 1 red apple (such as Fuji or Braeburn), thinly sliced 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried...

Pear and Red Onion Gratin

1 large red onion 3 cups Bosc pears 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1 cup coarse whole wheat dry breadcrumbs — (see note) 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Fill a large bowl three-quarters full with water; add...

Scalloped Squash and Potatoes

2 cups heavy cream 4 sage sprigs 3 cloves garlic, smashed 2 pounds potatoes, peeled, sliced 2 pound butternut squash, peeled, sliced 2 1/4 cups grated Gruyere cheese Salt and Pepper Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a pan, bring cream, sage and garlic to a boil. Remove from...

Cranberry Filled Acorn Squash

2 medium acorn squash 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 3/4 cup apple juice, divided 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts Cut squash in half; remove seed and fibers. Bake squash, cut side down, in flat pan...

Cheesy Onion Potatoes

6 medium baking potatoes, unpeeled and cubed (about 2 pounds) 1/4 cup butter 1 (1-ounce) envelope onion soup mix 1 1/2 cups (6-ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese 5 green onions, chopped Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place potatoes in a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray....

Fried Red Tomatoes with Milk Gravy

5 or 6 large, ripe tomatoes 3/4 cup flour salt & pepper to taste 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) 1/3 cup cooking oil 1 cup milk Cut tomatoes in slices about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. Dredge both sides in 1/2 cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper. Heat...