Sides

These are some really great side dishes :)! Some of them also make great appetizers or can be eaten as a meal!

Spiced Cranberry Sauce – Recipe

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in Food Journal, Holidays, Sides | 0 comments

Spiced Cranberry Sauce – Recipe

Print PDF Spiced Cranberry Sauce (recipe and instructions with video tutorial follow) - Cranberry sauce is one of those things that for some reason most people don’t make at home from scratch. I’m not quite sure why though so I’ve thought it through and tried to understand. So, I think these may be some of the reasons. Reason one, you’re being bullied by relatives who like the can shaped cranberry sauce and are afraid to show up at their house with something that doesn’t hold it’s shape and also doesn’t need to be sliced.  Or reason number two,...

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Egg Rolls – Recipe

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in featured-slider-post, Food Journal, Sides | Comments Off

Egg Rolls – Recipe

Print PDF The egg roll story/recipe (recipe follows)- I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before, but my step mother is from Thailand. I bring this up now because she is the one who taught me how to make egg rolls. It was the summer after 8th grade. I was living in Los Angeles with my mom and flew to my Dad’s for summer break. I had eaten egg rolls a number of times in the past, I am from Earth after all and was living in L.A., but this is the first time I remember having a homemade egg roll. Not the same. Don’t get me wrong, I have had some delicious egg rolls at...

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Arroz con Gandules-Puerto Rican Rice and Pigeon Peas – Recipe

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Sides | 0 comments

Arroz con Gandules-Puerto Rican Rice and Pigeon Peas – Recipe

Print PDF Arroz con Gandules – (Arroz con Gandules recipe and video tutorial) – Arroz con Gandules or, translated into English, Rice with Pigeon Peas is a traditional and delicious Puerto Rican dish. It is a beautiful example of how Mediterranean food combines so well with Caribbean food. The dish has olives, and capers along with several other ingredients, and is cooked under a banana leaf which adds such a nice flavor! The first time I ever tried this dish was at my in-laws house. My Mother-in-Law, Mirta, is a wonderful cook and made a very tasty dinner of Pernil (pork roast),...

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