Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Prep for speckled trout ala Mummy Lorraine plus Menu ideas and recipes for ground lamb, eggplant, broccoli rabe, speckled sea trout, green beans, vegetables and pesto

Menu ideas and recipes for ground lamb, eggplant, broccoli rabe, speckled sea trout, green beans, vegetables, and pesto Sunday dinner: moussaka The dinner highlight of our week was a moussaka recipe from Bon Appétit. In an attempt to save time, I broiled the eggplant slices instead of roasting them, but I’m not sure I saved …

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Menu ideas and recipes for eggplant, broccoli rabe, black sea bass, vermilion snapper, bok choy, cauliflower and cinnamon

Menu ideas and recipes for eggplant, broccoli rabe, black sea bass, vermilion snapper, bok choy, cauliflower and cinnamon The best eggplant parmesan Yes, I’ll say it. This is the best eggplant parmesan I’ve ever made. This Washington Post recipe broils the eggplant slices instead of frying them,  cuts back on the cheese, and adds a …

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If you’ve stayed away from broccoli rabe because it’s too bitter or weird, this is the recipe for you. Broccoli rabe will always be broccoli’s bitter cousin, and I love it for that, but adding sun-dried tomatoes changes the entire flavor profile. I started the way I always do with broccoli rabe – blanching it …

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I often find myself in the supermarket with a shopping list that says “green veg.” This lack of specificity means I didn’t look in my laptop’s folders: Recipes/Make Next/Sides/Vegetables and Recipes/Cookbook/Sides/Vegetables . Why are you snickering? Doesn’t everyone have folders like that? Nor did I look at my bookmarks, Google Reader’s food blog subscriptions, magazines …

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Many in the culinary world, and even home cooks, look down their nose at Rachael Ray, but I don’t. She is who she is. She doesn’t pretend to be a chef, she knows she’s not. She’s simply a gal who loves food, loves to cook and loves telling stories. You’re either going to like hanging …

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