Chevy’s Sweet Corn Tomalito #SundaySupper #Copycat


Last year, I was at Chevy's with my grandkids and one of them asked if I could figure out how to make the sweet corn tomalito they serve with all their dinners. It was a huge favorite of all the kids, and he was clearly trying to steer me away from cooking another quinoa dinner on their next visit. Not that he was eating the quinoa dinner, mind you, he was just trying to broaden my horizons instead of the other way around. I looked high and low for a recipe and found several. As the date ...

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Spinach & Garlic Chickpea Pancakes with Sriracha Yogurt

Chickpea pancakes filled with garlic, scallions and spinach, and topped with Sriracha Yogurt.

I admit that when I first saw this week's Pancake theme with The Food Network's #ComfortFoodFest, I thought about ricotta pancakes studded with blackberries and one of my very favorites - soufflé pancakes scented with lemon and served with a berry compote. And then I remembered how much I love chickpea pancakes, and decided on a healthier, savory flapjack. Chickpea pancakes, made with chickpea flour, are a little edgy here in the States, and frequently associated with vegans or vegetarians, ...

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Baked Artichoke Risotto with Radicchio

Baked Artichoke Radicchio Risotto

Creamy baked artichoke risotto casserole loaded with artichokes and radicchio, topped with lemon-caper breadcrumbs...for the Food Network #ComfortFoodFeast. We're back! The Food Network's #FallFest is now done, and we start a new series called #ComfortFoodFeast as we bundle up by the fire for the cold nights of winter. Risotto is a demanding mistress, but some nights it fits my mood. I add a cup of hot broth to toasted Arborio rice, and relax into a meditation of stirring, attention ...

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6 Tips for Making Perfect Rice

Tips for making perfect fluffy rice

Six tips for making perfect rice every time. If you're looking for the perfect recipe that will give you fluffy rice every time, this post is for you. First, so I don't offend anyone - it's not that I don't like sticky rice. It has its place. The Chinese dim sum dish Lotus Leaf Wraps (Lo Mai Gai) and Filipino Sticky Rice Logs (Suman sa Ibus) come to mind. But my preference, I confess, is for the drier pilafs that sift through my fingers with ease. The cardamom scented Biryani at my ...

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Gluten-Free Mexican Street Corn Fritters

Corn and zucchini fritters topped with kale-avocado-mango salad.

Twist on Mexican street corn: Gluten-free corn and zucchini fritters using corn flour topped with a mango and avocado salsa. These little guys totally rock for a small, summertime dinner party. Just throw the batter together a few hours ahead (although it doesn't have to be made that far in advance), cover the bowl with some plastic, and bring it back out 30 minutes before you plan to cook up the fritters. Just be sure to bring the batter to room temperature for an even cooking. Form ...

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Stuffed Artichokes

Gluten-free, vegan dish of artichokes stuffed with tabbouleh made with quinoa, parsley, mint, and cucumber. To my mother, adventurous cooking meant scrupulously following a recipe in her dog-eared Mama Leone’s Italian Cookbook for veal scallopini. “It  involves cooking with real sherry,” she told us, feeling so 1960s hip. But most dinners in our house were a rotation of roast chicken, grilled steak, pasta, with an occasional stuffed pork chop. Really good food, but a bit ...

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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

1st place contest winner: Crispy tortillas covered with refried beans, spicy salsa, and roasted peppers, all topped with a warm yolky egg.                                                  This week, the Sunday Supper Family is delighted to welcome Davidson’s Safest Choice™ around the family table! As a mostly (wimpy) vegetarian, eggs are a key source of protein for me. For years eggs have been vilified, but more recent studies, and there are quite a few of them now, indicate we may have ...

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Eggplant Sandwich with Roasted Tomatoes and Melted Provolone Cheese

eggplant sandwiches with roasted tomatoes and provolone cheese.

#Secret Recipe Club: Baked eggplant sandwich with balsamic roasted tomatoes and provolone cheese. What a wonderful blog I was assigned this month with the Secret Recipe Club group : Tara's Multicultural Table. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers. Every month, we’re each assigned a blog to look through. We try a few recipes and chose one to post about. But all month long, we keep our assignment a secret until ‘reveal day’. It’s been a lot of ...

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Vegan Lentil and Potato Salad

LR Lentil and Potato Salad slider

Light potato salad mixed with lentils and tomatoes...perfect for picnics and BBQs. After a winter and spring of house remodeling projects, I am so ready for the BBQs, picnics, and casual entertaining that Memorial Day weekend heralds. Well, just as soon as we fix our deck enough to hobble through another year. It’s squishy in a way that no deck should be. The hard truth is that it needs to be completely replaced. But since it’s only about 4 inches above the ground with no real safety ...

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Roasted Cauliflower Head with Quinoa Breadcrumbs

roasted cauliflower with quinoa breadcrumbs, vegetarian main dish

Crispy roasted cauliflower head over a pile of quinoa breadcrumbs, capers & kalamata olives, with a soft-boiled egg on the side. Cauliflower isn’t badass like Serrano peppers, who pack searing heat into long slender bodies. It’s not a vixen like salt, completely dominating dishes if mishandled, not letting other ingredients get a word in edgewise. Nope. Nor a superhero like quinoa, able to leap over tall lists of diseases in a single bound. Cauliflower is laid back mellow. Or so I ...

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(Gluten-Free) Pumpkin Pie Spoon Bread

gluten free, pumpkin pie spoon bread

When I got the November issue of Bon Appétit in the mail, there were a bunch of recipes calling my name. Starting with this one. I'd never made spoon bread, had never even eaten any, and wasn't entirely sure what it was. But I knew beyond the shadow of a doubt I would love it. Seriously, how could you NOT love something called spoon bread. It made me think  soft-spongy-pudding, something anyone over the age of zero is attracted to. There's no yeast and no chemical leaveners, with the only ...

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Lentil and Potato Salad (with Salmon Option)

Summer Potluck salad of lentils, potatoes with optional salmon, cooking for vegetarians and omnivores

Summer potluck lentil and potato salad with red onion, and (optional) grilled salmon...all tossed with a yogurt-dill dressing. Perfect for a picnic!   A lot of my salads tend to be thrown together from the latest scavenger hunt in rarely visited caverns of my refrigerator. Some wilted kale from the bottom of the produce drawer gets thrown in ice water to rehydrate, and make it like new again (sure wish my skin was like that). A last apple is washed, cored and sliced up. If I need a ...

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