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Category Archive: Rice

International Recipes for the Olympics plus Tasty Tuesdays

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio are right around the corner, so this week I compiled some fabulous recipes from across the globe to get you in the spirit.   I’d be here all day if I posted recipes from every country that will be participating in the Games, but I did my best …

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Apple Pecan Brown Rice Salad – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

Today is October 20th so it is our monthly Crazy Ingredient Challenge recipe posting day. A group of bloggers choose two ingredients that may not normally be paired together, create a recipe and all post about it on the same day. This month we have Apples and Chives. Be sure to scroll to the bottom …

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20 Recipes for Pancake Tuesday – Fastnacht – Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday is quickly approaching, and depending on where you are from, or your personal tastes, it can dictate the food choices on that last day before the fasting and abstinence begins. In England, Ireland, Australia and Canada it is Shrove Tuesday, with pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes. In German areas it is Fastnacht and gorging on donuts is …

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Authentic Red Beans and Rice: 3 Ways to Prepare

New Orleans classic Red Beans and Rice recipe with three different cooking methods: stove top, pressure cooker and slow cooker. Great for Mardi Gras.

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Photo A Day – Food Theme with recipes

This month Chantelle Elem at Fat Mum Slim changed up her normal Photo A Day prompts and assigned a letter to each day plus the numbers 1 through 5. You can take a picture of ANYTHING that symbolizes the prompt to you. As soon as I saw the list, I knew food was going to be the …

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Lemon Thyme Wild Rice

Here’s another one from Ma’am’s archives for you: Lemon Thyme Wild Rice. This simple side dish takes about 45 minutes to cook because of the wild rice, but that is almost all hands off time. It goes great with beef, chicken or fish. You might also like these posts Salmon and Potato Pancakes plus Tasty …

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Easy Black Beans and Rice

We have been in a food rut lately, especially side dishes. Rice (brown or white), potatoes (baked, fried, mashed) and pasta. YAWN! While converting the old recipes from the original site to the new format, I came across these Easy Black Beans and Rice. This can be made as a side dish as well as …

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Pesto Fries

I remember the first time I had Garlic Fries. I trudged all the way around Qualcomm Stadium asking everyone I saw with them where to find them. Then all the way back to my seat. But, oh my! was it worth it. It almost made up for the Chargers beating my Niners that day. Almost. But, …

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Meatless Main Courses

Are you following us on Facebook? You are missing out if you aren’t. The other day I asked for people’s best Vegetarian / Meatless / Lenten meals and I got some delicious responses. Too bad you missed them.  Just kidding. Of course I am going to share them with you here too. You might also …

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The Creamiest and Easiest Risotto

Risotto is one of those wonderful dishes that traditionally are a bit laborious to make but is worth it in the end. And everyone has an alternative method “guaranteed” to be easier and just as creamy. I have already blogged about two ways of making Risotto: the traditional way of making it on the stove: …

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Jambalaya

An easy one dish meal that can be adjusted to your family’s tastes and cooks in about 30 minutes? Oh! count me in! I know I just posted Shrimp Creole last week, but as I mentioned in that post, we have loved Lousiana cuisine for a long time in my family. And even though the …

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Cold Rice Salad

In 1999, my parents hosted a family reunion for the Lalanne and Vineys families. It was a bit bigger than our usual 4th of July party. And everyone had a blast getting to know each other. Some cousins hadn’t seen each other in decades, and to watch them scamper after each other you’d have thought they were …

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Garlic Garlic Everywhere!

Another year, another missed Gilroy Garlic Festival. Some year maybe M won’t have summer school. But, if any of his campuses are offering him a class to teach at any time, he’ll take it! If you have never been to the Garlic Festival, put it on your Gotta Go list. Great music, fun arts/crafts sale, and INCREDIBLY …

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Summer Side Dishes

It is officially summer here in California as of 10:04 p.m. tonight! To me summer means grill time. Here’s a list of 21 great side dishes to go along with whatever you are grilling up. Salads Caesar Salad Claremont Salad Cold Celery Salad Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad Lime Gelatin with Pineapple and Cheddar Cheese Melon Pineapple Fruit …

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Two Methods for Risotto

Until recently I have never made risotto. Heck, I’d never even tried it. Not because I didn’t think I’d like it, I’d just never had the opportunity or inclination. Then I got a free copy of Cook’s Country magazine and saw a recipe for Creamy Baked Risotto. You might also like these posts Apple Pecan …

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And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight – Super Bowl Party

And they’ll be saying, “Who’s got it better than us? NOBODY!” I have waited 18 years for this, as have the rest of the 49er Faithful. Oh, and I suppose Ravens fans are pretty excited too. But, for the rest of the world that doesn’t care who wins or loses, this coming Sunday is about …

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Isn’t That Conveeeenient.

My mother-in-law has recently been diagnosed with some pretty serious health issues and has had to drastically change her diet. No fried foods, less fat, whole grains, and toughest of all little to no sodium. You know, the way we all should be eating. Besides the dietary restrictions, she hasn’t had any energy to move …

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Money’s scarce and that ain’t funny

Cheap is small and not too steep But best of all cheap is cheap Circumstance has forced my hand To be a cut price person in a low budget land Times are hard but we’ll all survive I just got to learn to economize (Low Budget by The Kinks) I recently read an article in …

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Salads, Soups and Sides for Sizzling Summer Days

Has it been hot where you live? It certainly has been here in Southern California. To keep cool, and use up all of those delightful vegetables from my local CSA, I have been making some great summer soups and salads. All of these recipes are great side dishes or you can make an entire meal …

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That time of year ALREADY?!

  This year is just flying by, I can scarcely believe it is already time for Mardi Gras/Pancake Tuesday and the beginning of Lent. I don’t have to much new to add since I have already posted some ideas for Mardi Gras and a few Pancake recipes as well as some meatless meal ideas in the past. Our Meatless …

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Free E-Guide: Choosing Healthy Fats

As a thank you for signing up for our biweekly newsletter we will send you a copy of 30 Tips for Choosing Healthy Fats in Your Diet. Then every two weeks we will send you delicious recipes and other food related fun.