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…

Roasted Garlic Cheddar Bread

Anytime I list off my favorite kinds of bread, people will put a hand on my shoulder and interrupt me, saying, “Did you just say ‘roasted garlic cheddar bread?’” I can practically see the saliva forming when I mention that this one loaf of bread has an entire head of garlic and a quarter cup of…

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,…