Oven Fried Okra

Oven Fried Okra Serves 4 Takes 15-20 minutes Ingredients 1 12oz package frozen okra 12 ritz crackers 1/2 tsp seasoning salt (I like Tony Cacheries) Instructions Preheat oven to 550 F. Microwave okra for 5 minutes. Stir and microwave another five minutes. Blend the ritz crackers in a food processor. Toss with okra and seasonings….

Curried Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

Curried Quinoa & Chickpea Salad Serves 4 Takes 15-25 minutes Ingredients 1 cup quinoa, dry 1 cup broth 1 10oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies (think Ro*Tel) 1 15.5oz can garbanzo beans, drained 1 tsp curry powder salt/pepper to taste Instructions Place all ingredients into a rice cooker and cook until done. Alternately, cook on…

Simplest Stir Fried Vegetables

Sometimes, I just like things to be simple, quick, and to the point, especially with food.  That’s why when I have a lot of vegetables on hand and I am not sure what to do with them, I default to stir-fried. What’s great about stir-frying is that it doesn’t matter what vegetables you have–all of…

My Newest Addiction: Carrot Fries

As I mentioned last week, I’m not a big fan of raw vegetables. I don’t know why I can’t train myself to find them amazingly delicious, but I just can’t. I like them warm and tender and–barring celery and broccoli–I just don’t like them any other way. Lately, my go-to method of cooking vegetables is…

Ciabatta: The Delicate Dough

I have a new favorite bread: ciabatta. I’ve had it plenty of times before, but not fresh out of the oven, piping hot and ready for me to eat. It was a boring Saturday when I found the recipe on Flipboard. It looked too good to pass up, even if tons of steps were involved. So,…

No Knead Bread in a Jar – Just Add Water!

As you can probably tell by now, I love making things by hand. One of my favorite things is to share that love of homemade goodness with others! That’s why one of my goals for this year is to give mostly homemade items for gifts. Since bread is my BFF, I wanted to find a…