Tag Archive: vegetables

Garden Salad

This salad is made entirely of things in my garden. But it is the dressing that is superb – made with leftover herbs.. RECIPE

Cauliflower Cream Sauce

I don’t know why I did this.. My cauliflower was leftover from roasting a whole head, so it was a bit on the al dente side, and already spiced… Add leftover heavy cream… Continue reading

Spicy Cauliflower Head

Don’t judge me. I forgot about a whole head of cauliflower. And lets just say, it is so much fun to roast it whole, with a yogurt crust that gets crunchy golden. Mix… Continue reading

Lime Cauliflower Rice

The leftover florets. They get ignored until they are almost dead.. And I don’t have a food processor, so I used the cheese shredder. Works like a charm. Recipe and Photos

Radish Greens Pesto with Arugula

I love radishes. Love them. But those radish greens often get discarded. Add in some super peppery arugula from the garden and its a new kind of pesto.. Ingredients: 1 cup radish greens… Continue reading

Cucumber Gazpacho

Summer time… Lets just say that I hope you have a compost if you make this refreshing beauty. Ingredients: 4 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped 2 pears, peeled and chopped 1 garlic clove… Continue reading

Bacon Grease Garlic Chicken

My sister feels far away.. She recently told me that she doesn’t ever cook with oil, just bacon grease. And then she moved to a remote African island.Me: What do you do if… Continue reading

Garlicky Greens

When I am anxious or nervous or really excited, I just need to eat garlic. This is one way to use up heavy winter greens and eat them in your sunny backyard.. And… Continue reading

Hunny Bunny Buns

Got leftover carrots? This is the best thing you could ever do with them… Put two grilled carrots on a toasted bun with a drizzle of honey, a squirt of brown mustard, and… Continue reading

Bulgur Salad

I am not used to these spices.. Watch out, it is a lot. You can add all kind of things like feta or nuts- like my inspiration recipe from Celery and Za’atar Tabouli… Continue reading

Dill Pesto Shrimp

You know how it goes.. There was dying dill, which started as pesto, and then Greek yogurt was added, making for creamy, lemony shrimp. And then add hot roasted vegetables.. A little green… Continue reading

Fancy Ceviche Tilapia

There are those days that you defrost fish and then go out to the bar instead. Perfect opportunity for a ceviche lunch. Add some mozzarella cheese. Makes it creamy, and goes well with… Continue reading

Parmesan Encrusted Green Bean Fries

We forgot about these green beans in the fridge, but you just add cheese and they can shine again! Recipe courtesy of PBS and Dashing Dish. We did not have enough Parmesan, so… Continue reading

Antipasto Pasta

Sometimes your work has a party and there is so much food leftover that people throw away. Antipasto, vegetable plates, cheese. Add sauteed garlic and cooked pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Eat for days..… Continue reading

Hungover Weekend Casserole

Think about this. Noodle soup, sausage, rice, and cheese all in one casserole. This one is a Baco family recipe! Not really its intended purpose, but it sure does work for party weekends,… Continue reading

Carrot Pasta

Too many carrots (and time).. Also I live with someone with a pasta maker. Pretty good cooked up with some butter. Or carbonara. 6 medium carrots, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 large… Continue reading

Vegetable Wedding Gratin

This is what happens when you take the bride and groom home and they give you lots of vegetable and cheese party leftovers. Wedding Gratin! RECIPE

Apple Hash

This dinner was a complete accident, after discovering diced apple leftovers from preparing Meg’s birthday apple pie cake last week. Add to store bought spiced hash browns (or shredded potatoes), mix in leftover… Continue reading

Cauliflower Basil Mash

Went to visit my mom and she had this crazy basil plant, and then I came home and remembered my large head of orange cauliflower in the fridge. Add other things you might… Continue reading

Beef Stroganoff

You know the best thing about stroganoff? Sour Cream.Leftover sour cream should never ever go to waste. Also, it is rumored that mushrooms are not even traditional to the Russian original. So just… Continue reading

Sour Cream Chicken & Dumplings

Sometimes I just need to make a whole chicken.. And then we butcher it, and eat it, and stare at the carcass for a while. Throw that carcass in a pot, cover it… Continue reading

Green Spaghetti Monster

A bit odd, but mostly I think because the taste of pureed spinach masquerading as pasta sauce is incredibly unfamiliar.. Ingredients: 1/2 box of spaghetti, cooked 4 tablespoons reserved pasta water 8 oz… Continue reading

Stuffed Tomatoes

Too many Roma tomatoes after a house party and this is a good solution…Cut the tops off, scoop out the insides, chop up the filling and mix it with whatever you have in… Continue reading

Crustless Quiche

This is the leftover zucchini lasagna. I just couldn’t eat it anymore in its original form, so I took the last pieces, put them in small greased pan, poured two scrambled eggs over… Continue reading

Zucchini Lasagna

After purchasing a very large zucchini from the market, it sat in the fridge for way tooo long.. Since I don’t have a mandolin, we used the cheese grater to make long thin… Continue reading

Chicken Cowgirl Stew

The lore says that cowboys would put their leftover coffee into their stew, to make it richer, to add flavor, or simply to not waste it.. I am a coffee lady, but sometimes… Continue reading

Aunt Anne’s Slaw

This coleslaw will last forever, which is good, because heads of cabbage were 25 cents a piece the other day in preparation for Saint Patrick’s Day…. We put it in lunch wraps, baked… Continue reading

Shrimp Stock Soup

I can’t believe I have lived this long without making shrimp stock. I love to get intimate with my food (and I am cheap), so I buy shrimp uncooked/uncleaned when it is on… Continue reading

CauliFlour Pizza Dough

What to do with leftover cauliflower- like if you made these sexy Cauliflower Steaks? Making cauliflower pizza dough is one crazy idea. There are a variety of recipes out there- like Your Lighter… Continue reading

Pickle Flavored Zucchinis

This is my best pickle flavored experiment yet! I have had success with cucumbers and okra, and failure with brussels sprouts, but these zucchinis win.. Here is the trick. We eat pickles, love… Continue reading

Turnip Cream Gratin

My sister came to visit and bought half & half for her coffee. I like my coffee black, so I knew this would linger in the fridge.. I had purchased a turnip for… Continue reading

Collard Greens Zucchini Boats

We had some leftover black eyed peas and collards from New Years Day, and we needed to do something with them before they were dead. The collards were garlickly good- a 101 Cookbook… Continue reading

Roasted Vegetables

Like every other normal person out there, I like to eat cheese and bread over vegetables, and it isn’t that easy to push myself to, you know, not eat cheese. So, when my… Continue reading

Vegetable Cornbread Muffins.

I love cornbread muffins because they are super cheap. And delicious. You know what is good to put into your cornbread mix? Anything.. Here we made them with broccoli.

Pickling Brussel Sprouts

Pickle Juice is your friend! Don’t throw away your pickle juice after you eat all your delicious pickles… Chop up raw vegetables and ‘pickle’ them in the juice for a week. It didn’t… Continue reading