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Simple Sesame Noodles. Sometimes, simple is best.

Simple Sesame Noodles

Often, simple is best. Most of the time, simple is best. There are so many wonderful, inherently delicious flavors in the most simple ingredients, and you don’t always have to grind and saute and mix and beat and sear and combine thousands of ingredients to make something utterly delicious. Sesame noodles fall under that umbrella. This is a very simple recipe for yummy sesame noodles. I love them just the way they are. Start by cooking noodles. Next comes the simple sauce/dressing: 1/4 cup soy sauce. These measurements are all approximations; I almost always go in after the fact and taste, adjust, taste, adjust. I’m a rebel. Chop up 3 to 4 cloves of garlic. Now add 3 tablespoons white sugar to the soy sauce. Sweet and savory. Old Fashioned Onion Rings Recipe. How To Roast Any Vegetable — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. I am a firm believer in the power of a roasted vegetable.

How To Roast Any Vegetable — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Not only can virtually every vegetable be cooked in this way — no recipe required — but roasted vegetables are universally pleasurable to eat. Have a picky eater in the house? Want a break from your usual steamed veggie side dish? Southern Creamed Corn Recipe : Patrick and Gina Neely. Creamed Corn Recipe. Honey Roasted Carrots Recipe. Spring Preserves: Quick Radish Pickles. Braised Radishes with Shallots & Bacon — Recipes from The Kitchn. For a long time I avoided radishes, thinking they were only meant to be eaten raw.

Braised Radishes with Shallots & Bacon — Recipes from The Kitchn

I was a little put off by their sharp heat, too. But then, one spring a few years ago, inspired by a bunch of lavender and scarlet Easter egg radishes, I rebelled a bit. Why not cook radishes? In fact, why not braise them? This tangy, bacon-laced recipe was the result, and when it comes to cooking radishes, I've never looked back. Radishes are a quintessential spring and early summer vegetable. And what's braising, again, you ask? Radishes, when braised, still take very little time — a Sunday roast this is not. These aren't as pretty as their uncooked counterparts, of course, but we actually prefer their delicious flavor when cooked and deepened with all these flavors.

Serves 2 to 4 as a side dish Heat the butter and bacon over medium-high heat in a wide, heavy skillet — preferably cast iron. Add the balsamic vinegar and the water — the water should just come up around the sides of the radishes. Cholesterol. Black Bean Salad with Corn, Red Peppers, Avocado & Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette. 5 stars based on 52 votes Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Pinterest This recipe was inspired by one of my readers, Ellen Koh, who sent me a fabulous Mexican Bean Salad recipe.

Black Bean Salad with Corn, Red Peppers, Avocado & Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Orange Glazed Carrots Recipe - Allrecipes.com. How to Roast Red Peppers ~ Roasted Red Peppers. This weeks “How To” Tip: How To Roast Red Peppers.

How to Roast Red Peppers ~ Roasted Red Peppers

Roasting your own peppers is a simple way to enjoy that sweet and smoky flavor you crave! I am crazy for roasted red peppers. CRAZY… for them. Maybe you haven’t noticed as I’ve slyly sprinkled roasted red pepper recipes all over ASP. Recipes like: Garlic Rice. This is a recipe that I have grown up on and have always absolutely loved.

Garlic Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup long-grain white rice 2 Tbsp butter 2 cups chicken broth (or 2 tsp chicken base with 2 cups hot water mixed together) 3 large cloves of garlic, minced or crushed 1/2 tsp garlic salt 1 tsp chopped parsley (this is totally optional, I only add it if I’m trying to make it pretty) Directions: Soak rice in water for one hour. Heat butter in large skillet, add rice. Cook rice until most of the grains are toasted a nice golden color, some a little darker. Meanwhile in a medium-sized casserole dish, add 2 cups chicken broth, garlic, and garlic salt. When rice is finished browning, add to casserole dish with broth mix. Green Bean Casserole. Thanksgiving is just over two weeks away, and boy is my whisk tired.

Green Bean Casserole

I’ve been cooking Thanksgiving dishes to share with you and in the process, I’ve even been storing up things like pie crusts and cornbread for my own spread.

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Quinoa. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese. Taters. Creamed Avocado and Lime Chilled Pasta. If you are feeling that you are running out of creamy pasta recipes, or simply want to try something new, what about this one which is made of creamed avocado.

Creamed Avocado and Lime Chilled Pasta

I like fresh avocado in a big salad or guacamole style, but thought one day it’s a shame not using this super nutritious tropical fruit in other ways. Warm seasons are already around the corner where getting ripe avocados is easier and they get more affordable. Why not give this butter in the field some fun twist? Baked parmesan zucchini, 50 calories for entire recipe! - Where Home Starts.

Parmesan-Roasted Green Beans Recipe. 5 ingredients and 20 minutes – that is all.

Parmesan-Roasted Green Beans Recipe

I LOVE french fries, but I would choose these green beans over french fries any day of the week. There is a little crunch to them but they are FULL of flavor. Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe. The Best Broccoli of Your Life. November 10, 2008 | By Adam Roberts | 370 Comments [Hi, I'm Adam Roberts, The Amateur Gourmet.

Yes! roasted veggies are soo good! – mrshoek

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The Best Broccoli of Your Life

If you enjoy it, and want more posts like it, give me a follow on Twitter or Facebook. You won't regret it. OK, now for the best broccoli of your life.] You know you’ve done something right with broccoli when the person you made it for describes it to someone else the next day as “better than biting into a steak.” Those were Craig’s words and they were a marked change from the first words he uttered about the broccoli, before he bit in: “You made broccoli for dinner? Then he did bite in and his eyes lit up.