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Tsimmes

2019-09-24T14:13:28-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Rosh Hashanah, Side Dishes, Vegetables|

This is my version of Tsimmes--a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish dish of stewed vegetables and dried fruits.  It has sweet overtones to evoke a Sweet New Year.  "Tsimmes" is Yiddish for "fuss".  This Tsimmes comes together quickly and is not too "fussy".

Zucchini Pie

2019-11-09T11:09:09-05:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Food Columns, Pies, Tarts and Tortes, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: |

Here is a tasty recipe for a quiche-like vegetable pie that lends credence to the saying “easy as pie.” Once you’ve prepped all the ingredients, you simply place them in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth.  The mixture is then poured into a prepared pie plate [...]

Thanksgiving Cornucopia of Roasted Vegetables

2019-08-26T11:07:36-04:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Food Columns, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

I am often asked for suggestions for Thanksgiving side dishes.  This recipe for roasted  autumn vegetables is one of my favorite side dishes to make for Thanksgiving and other festive autumn and winter get-togethers.  It has a beautiful array or autumn tastes, textures and colors and is a great accompaniment to turkey, chicken or beef.  [...]

Grilled Hamburgers with Fireworks Coleslaw

2019-08-25T17:59:16-04:00July 1st, 2013|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Fourth of July, Meat and Poultry, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , , |

We Americans are an independent lot.  Imbued with free spirits, we embrace  individuality, creativity and self reliance. Since we so admire the self-made, do-it-yourself attribute, a burger bar is the way to go for your July Fourth festivities.   Essentially, you will provide your guests with burgers and all the fixings, so that they can create [...]

Citrus Grilled Halibut with Quinoa and Confetti Corn Timbales

2019-08-25T17:43:43-04:00June 1st, 2013|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Side Dishes, Vegetables|Tags: , , |

Halibut is my go-to fish for grilling season.  It is a mild white fish with a firm, meaty texture that holds up well on the barbecue.  I marinate the halibut in a soy honey mixture infused with citrus juices, and brush on the reserved marinade to glaze the fish while grilling.  I like to serve [...]

Caponata

2019-08-12T14:13:26-04:00August 1st, 2011|Categories: Appetizers, Food Columns, Side Dishes, Vegetarian|Tags: |

Caponata is a classic Sicilian eggplant relish. It has a delightful medley of flavors—sweet and sour, salty and nutty--and is refreshing and delicious especially when it is served during the hot and hazy days of summer. There are as many variations of this dish as there are cooks and recipes may include such ingredients as [...]