Category: Side Dishes

  • TROPICAL SPINACH SALAD

    This is amazingly versatile — also good as a stir-fry, and you can make another version with cabbage instead of spinach. 1 20-oz can Dole pineapple chunks in juice 3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 bunch of spinach, cleaned and stemmed 1/2 C sliced celery or water chestnuts 1/4 small red onion, sliced…

  • TVP Pilaf

    The best of the recipes that feature TVP; this one doesn’t try to pretend like it’s meat. Makes 3 cups 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. cumin seeds 3 cardamom pods 1 bay leaf 1 inch cinnamon stick 4 whole cloves 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups TVP 2 cups water 1/2 tsp. turmeric 3/4…

  • VERY MUCH MARINATED POTATOES

    6 medium (fist-sized) potatoes 2/3 C olive oil 3/4 C red wine vinegar a generous dosage of fresh black pepper 1 1/2 t salt 3 scallions, finely minced 1 small bell pepper, in very thin slices 1/4 C finely minced parsley 1. Scrub the potatoes, slice in half lengthwise, and then into very, very thin…

  • YAM AND CASHEW CASSEROLE

    2 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes or yams, scrubbed 1 t cinnamon 1/4 t salt or to taste 1 egg About 1/4 C pineapple juice About 1/4 C apple juice 1/4 C granulated sugar, or to taste 3 T butter at room temp, divided 1/2 C salted cashews, coarsely chopped Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water…