Archive For The “Side Dish” Category

… and more Lettuce Wraps

By admin | August 7, 2011

I’ve been on a Lettuce Wrap kick lately.  Take the basic Asian Lettuce Wrap recipe I posted below and flip it a couple of ways: 1) Tofu Wraps: Substitute 1 lb firm tofu, diced, for ground meat.  Add 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 pint sliced mushrooms and 1/2 cup edamame during the cooking process.  Add [...]

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

By admin | July 24, 2011

These Asian Lettuce Wraps were a hit at a recent Kidney BEAN class presented by Kaiser Permanente.  During KIDNEY BEAN, RD Winnie Foley helps renal patients navigate the complex nuances of their diets.  And I, bring those recommendations to life with yummy recipes which we then eat. This basic recipe is the foundation for many [...]

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Basil Squash and Corn Fritters

By admin | July 24, 2011

  1 medium sized zucchini, coarsely grated 2 yellow squash, coarsely grated (minus the seeds) corn cut from 1-2 cobs 2 large eggs 1 scallion, finely chopped 1/4 cup basil leaves, chopped 1/2 cups all-purpose flour salt and freshly ground pepper Put the grated zucchini and squash in a colander set in the sink to [...]

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Black Bean & Raw Corn Salad

By admin | June 21, 2011

After graduating from college I took a road trip, following my Grandma, to Buffalo NY where I was to start my first “real job.”  Along the way we stopped to visit my Aunt & Uncle in Ohio.  Somewhere amidst MILES and MILES of corn, we stopped at a roadside farmstand and bought corn for a [...]

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Cantaloupe Edamame Salad

By admin | June 21, 2011

Originally I was going to use cucumbers for this salad, but there were none in stock, surprisingly.  So I thought what else is juicy with a nice bite, and for some reason cantaloupe popped into my mind and it works really well because it brings sweetness to the salad. 1 Cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and sliced [...]

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