Category Archives: Veggies

Garlicky Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

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I was talking to Dena (one of our legal assistants) yesterday about REMCooks.com and going through some of the photos and recipes (she didn’t know I cooked, much less had a food blog :o). She looked at a few of the entrees but stopped when she saw one of the veggie recipes. “I really need some vegetable recipes” she commented as she was bookmarking the blog. I have found over the course of years that many people feel the same way. People always have a favorite main course or dessert but they are stymied when it comes to veggies. So I posted this veggie side dish. This vegetable side dish is is one of our favorites. We hope you give it a try. Continue reading Garlicky Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Asparagus Gruyère Tart

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Baby Lady & I love veggies. If it weren’t for the children, we would eat primarily a vegetarian (not vegan) diet. This dish is a show stopper if you like asparagus. If you don’t, well this dish aint your cup of tea but your guests will love it. You will like this dish because it is exceptionally versatile. It can be served for breakfast, as an appetizer or as a side dish with dinner. It is wonderfully flavorful and definitely worth a try. Continue reading Asparagus Gruyère Tart

Aunt Ginny’s & Mom’s Modified Spinach Casserole

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My Aunt Virginia (Ginny) was a dietician and a health buff. She came up with this recipe for people on a no cholesterol and low fat diet, like her and my Dad. Mom used to make this when we were teenagers and we ate it. Little did we know it was no cholesterol, low fat. It was just darn good. If we had known the truth, we never would have tried it and wouldn’t have liked it if we did. Fake cheese, Blech! When I had children I got the recipe from my mom. It was then that I realized it used fake cheese. So, I put the real stuff back in it. My kids loved it. After we got married, Baby Lady got hold of the recipe and put her spin on it and as she likes to say “kicked it up a notch.” This recipe is her take on Aunt Ginny’s and Mom’s Spinach Casserole with a little kick. It really is good. If you want to put the real cheese back into the recipe, do so but we find it makes the casserole a little oily. Whatever you do, give this a try, especially if you’re on a diet or if have kids who won’t eat vegetables. Given the amount of cheese in the recipe, they’ll eat the spinach. 🙂 Continue reading Aunt Ginny’s & Mom’s Modified Spinach Casserole

Jalapeños en Escabeche

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Super Bowl Nachos! It’s that time of year and the diet goes out the window. It’s been doing that of late. Tasty little treats with crispy tortilla chips, sharp cheddar cheese and Jalapeños en Escabeche. This recipe for pickled jalapeños is the best I have ever eaten and is what makes these Super Bowl Nachos, among other remarkably tasty treats. 🙂

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Spaghetti Squash with Lemon, Onions, Peppers, Capers, Tomatoes & Cilantro

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© 2013 REMCooks.com

Spaghetti Squash is such a versatile, wonderful side dish. There is so much you can do with it. You can roast it, boil it, microwave it or put it in a crock pot and slow cook it. You can even roast the seeds similar to pumpkin seeds. It has a sweet, mild flavor that goes with just about anything.

This recipe is a roasted spaghetti squash seasoned with salt and pepper and finished like a lemon pasta with lemon, onions, peppers, capers, tomatoes and cilantro.  I assure you this is one side dish you want to make. We like to use it as a bed for different fish dishes we make. Continue reading Spaghetti Squash with Lemon, Onions, Peppers, Capers, Tomatoes & Cilantro

Roasted Cauliflower with Red Chile, Cilantro & Lime

Roasted Cauliflower with Red Chile, Cilantro & Lime
Roasted Cauliflower with Red Chile, Cilantro & Lime

With the Tuna Trio yesterday, I’m kinda tuna’d out. So I thought this recipe would be a nice change of pace. This is one of Baby Lady’s favorite recipes and she will be happy I posted it without her asking me to do so.  It is also one of my favorites, too.

Baby Lady & I always eat a balanced meal and are always looking for new ways to fix old favorites. I like Cauliflower and Red Chiles.  When I found this recipe, it  was a match made in heaven. Now before you stop reading, this is not hot. It has a little warmth but this recipe is all about flavor. The cauliflower is SLOW ROASTED at 325 F. Wile you can cook the cauliflower faster at higher temps or using a convection oven, don’t because SLOW ROASTING permits the cauliflower to absorb the chile flavor gradually and turn a lovely golden color as shown in the photo above. There is a sweetness from the slow roasting and caramelization of the cauliflower that you don’t get otherwise, the earthiness from the red chile, smokiness from the cumin and roasted chiles, tang and brightness from the lime and a floral element from the chopped cilantro at the end. This dish absolutely sings. We hope you try it and like it. Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower with Red Chile, Cilantro & Lime

Braised Pearl Onions

I love onions. I like them raw with Barbecue, in salads and sandwiches. If they are wild onions I simply eat them the way the are. I like sautéed onions, caramelized onions, French Onion Soup. I love onions. So does my Dad.

Years ago, when I was much younger and thinner, I fixed Thanksgiving dinner for the family. My Mom and Dad, Aunt, and younger brother would join us for Thanksgiving. Because my Aunt and Dad had certain heart problems and maintained strict diets, I always tried to make something they could eat and enjoy. Then I remembered how much Dad loved onions. It’s when I decided braised onions would be the perfect side for Thanksgiving dinner. I have made them ever since and not necessarily for Holiday meals. They are not only delicious, but they are relatively easy to make and don’t require a whole lot of fussin’ over.

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