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Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole January 7, 2011

Filed under: Sides — skotk13 @ 9:30 pm
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Mix the following in a oven safe dish:

3 cups sweet potato

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup butter

Top with:

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup flour

1/3 cup butter

1 cup pecans

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 mins.

 

Fresh Broccoli Salad

Filed under: Appetizers,Sides — skotk13 @ 9:13 pm
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In a medium sized bowl mix the dressing:
2 Tbs Mayonnaise
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 1/2 tsp sugar (or equivalent sweetener)
Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Adjust sweetness to taste.

Toss in:
2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
4 sliced green onions
1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries
Mix well. Top with sliced almonds just before serving.

Makes 3-4 servings. Keeps up to 2 days in fridge.

 

Grilled Portobello Mushroom with Red Wine Vinaigrette March 6, 2010

Ingredients:

Medium sized Portobello mushroom caps

Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

Baby Spinach

Manchego cheese, thinly sliced or shredded.

Red Wine Vinaigrette (ingredients to follow)

Directions:

Heat Grill to high.  Brush mushrooms with oil.  Season with Salt and Pepper.  Grill cap side down till slightly charred 4-5 minutes.  Turn and grill until cooked 4-5 minutes.  Place mushroom on plate, top with spinach, drizzle with vinaigrette, put cheese on top.

Red Wine Vinaigrette:

1 Small Shallot, finely chopped

1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar (Sherry Vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar)

2 tsp Dijon Mustard

1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

1/4 tsp Kosher Salt

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

Whisk shallot, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl.  Slowly whisk in oil until emulsified.

(courtesy of Chef Bobby Flay)

 

Avocado Puree

Filed under: Sides — skotk13 @ 9:26 pm
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Ingredients:

1 Avacado

2 Tbsp Cream Cheese

½ tsp Garlic Powder

¼ tsp Onion Powder

Squeeze of Lime

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Warm cream cheese to soften.  Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

 

Zucchini Puree

Filed under: Sides — skotk13 @ 9:25 pm
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Ingredients:

2 Zucchini, peeled and chopped

2 Tbsp Cream Cheese

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

¼ tsp Nutmeg

¼ tsp Oregano

¼ tsp Basil

¼ tsp Tarragon

¼ tsp Cloves

¼ tsp Thyme

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.