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Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker

Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker

I've loved cuban black beans and rice ever since I lived in Weehawken, New Jersey and ate at the Unica Cafe.…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2013
Advanced
4 votes
16717 views
Watermelon Radish & Green Beans-Snow Peas & Strawberry Cold Salad

Watermelon Radish & Green Beans-Snow Peas & Strawberry Cold Salad

Super summer Cold Salad that is easily prepared, chilled and served.

Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser
Apr 2016
Intermediate
1 vote
347 views
A Baked Potato

A Baked Potato

This is so simple, you'll laugh. It tastes so good, you'll cry. I make this when we are grilling for our guests and friends and they love it. You…

Amos Miller
Aug 2011
Professional
42 votes
27308 views
Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

It is rare to have a side dish which everyone keeps reaching for instead of the main dish. That's especially true if its a fairly simple green…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2015
Advanced
7 votes
1879 views
Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

I have never been a really big fan of cauliflower, but I love potatoes and spices. This dish, known as 'Alu…

Amos Miller
Jan 2012
Professional
8 votes
6493 views
Healthy Baked Potatoes Madness

Healthy Baked Potatoes Madness

This is a recipe I learned through word of mouth. I made up the portions of the ingredients according to my taste.

ShaleeDP
Jan 2014
Intermediate
5 votes
7943 views
Scalloped Potatoes ~ Microwave Quick!

Scalloped Potatoes ~ Microwave Quick!

Scalloped potatoes cooked in 12 minutes? Compare that to the hour-and-a-half baking time most scalloped potato…

Salad Foodie
Jan 2013
Professional
2 votes
4377 views
Mint and Pomegranate Raita (Anar Ka Raita)

Mint and Pomegranate Raita (Anar Ka Raita)

Mint and Pomegranate Raita is a delicious combination of mint, coriander, and pomegranate pearls. The freshness…

Hina Gujral
Apr 2016
Advanced
1 vote
104 views
Szechuan-style Aubergine

Szechuan-style Aubergine

Year of the Dragon! A most Happy and Prosperous and Fortunate New Year to all my Chinese friends! Many years ago - too many - I got a recipe from…

Amos Miller
Jan 2012
Professional
2 votes
3699 views
Cowgirl's Cowboy Caviar

Cowgirl's Cowboy Caviar

Packed with zing and superfood ingredients, this take on Cowboy Caviar is sure to please. Super fresh ingredients send this recipe from a trot to…

Smokinhotchef
Feb 2012
Advanced
2 votes
3105 views
Orange Sauce (for cooked carrots)

Orange Sauce (for cooked carrots)

Are you tired of serving plain carrots? This is an excellent sweet sauce you can serve on top of cooked…

Micheline
Sep 2010
Intermediate
2 votes
2511 views
Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

One of the many veggies I enjoy much.

ShaleeDP
Nov 2013
Intermediate
3 votes
1832 views
Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

Here's a colorful dish made from garden fresh vegetables. The combination of beans, tomato and basil make for…

Robyn Savoie
Mar 2014
Advanced
2 votes
1878 views
Cranberries with Jezebel Sauce

Cranberries with Jezebel Sauce

If you don't care for the tart tang of cranberries - try this. My dear friend, Gail, serves this dish her way frequently and everyone likes it…

Amos Miller
Dec 2013
Professional
4 votes
3926 views
Mint and Coriander Chutney Recipe (Green Chutney)

Mint and Coriander Chutney Recipe (Green Chutney)

Mint and Coriander Chutney Recipe is quick to make chutney that can spice-up any appetizer, especially Indian…

Hina Gujral
Feb 2016
Advanced
1 vote
405 views