Hearty meals with no meat required.
A Vegetable Salad
I have boiled, roasted and grilled more tomatoes, peppers and garlic trying to find the perfect salsa I get my favorite Mexican restaurant. While I came up with some pretty good salsas, this is finally it. The color and consistency tipped me off as to where I was going astray. And while I had to move away from the fresh tomatoes, it was worth it.
English muffin pizzas are the ultimate between-meal snack. Ready in minutes and always tasty.
This is a quick easy soup recipe that has been in the family for years.
A classic invention of myself.
Gailan is a great leafy green vegetable that makes for a great stir-fry. Made this for dinner and couldn't wait to have the leftovers the next day for lunch. Serve with rice or tossed with your favorite noodle. I'm not a vegetarian or anything, but like the value and ease of preparation of tofu in place of chicken. Also, if you cannot find gailan, just sub broccoli.
Do not know why she called it Chopped Pickles, no pickles in it, but this is good!
Pickled Watermelon Rinds
This is an American take on Venezuelan "perico" - scrambled eggs.
This is a wonderful one-pan meal that you can add to in many ways. You can substitute refried beans for the meat to make it for vegetarians. You can use any type of cheese, meat, or peppers you want. That is what makes this a excellent meal. It's great the next day reheated. Serve on bed of lettuce and top with sour cream and picante sauce.
This is a classic three bean salad that is good for vegetarians, and meat eaters alike. My four year old will eat it, and she is not crazy about beans. So we named it after her. Allow your three bean to chill and marinate in the refrigerator for up to six hours, you can of course eat this right away. I however find that it is much better after it has had time to soak in all the flavors of the “dressing”.
My Mom's sauce was handed down to her by my Nona (Grandma). It has been in the family forever and now I give it to you. This sauce is the best you will ever taste and the easiest you will ever make. I hope you like it.
These crispy savory cakes are a unique and tasty way to enjoy daikon radish. Like an Asian twist on a modified latke recipe. If you like spiciness and the bitter taste of radish, you'll love this recipe. If not, give it a try anyway. You can use ketchup, sour cream, some miso mayo, jam, whatever floats your boat. Enjoy!
Popcorn done on the stove instead of the microwave. This method first heats the oil to the right temperature, then waiting 30 seconds brings all of the other kernels to a near-popping temperature so that when they are put back on the heat, they all pop at about the same time. With this technique, nearly all of the kernels pop, and nothing burns. Makes 4 quarts, a nice amount for three people, or for two hungry ones.
This is a zesty and rich version of a bean salsa. I make this to take to work for potluck carry-ins and it has always been a favorite.
This is a fresh salsa mix that is easy and takes only minutes! Great with chips, or on tacos, in burritos, etc.
Black-eyed peas bring a Southern flair to a Latin favorite.
This is a really good casserole that is on time either hot, cold, or at room temp. It's easy and always a crowd pleaser.
I got most of this from a magazine and have made a few changes (for the better, I hope). The whole family loves it - even my son who hates vegetables.
This salsa can be made by anyone that owns a decent knife & a cutting board. You don't need to know a thing about cooking, just know how to chop. I've had just 4 people eat the entire batch, it was so good. It tastes even better the next day!