Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

This healthy cole slaw delivers southwestern flavor without the heaviness of mayonnaise. ~~~ If you’re looking for a dish to bring to a 4th of July cook-out this weekend, I’ve got a contender for you—Southwestern Slaw. Even if someone else brings cole slaw to the party, theirs will probably be full of mayonnaise and not …

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Guacamole and tortilla chips — the only recipe you need for your next party, potluck or game day. Or for lunch! But beware, you’ll forever be on call to bring guacamole once you introduce this recipe to your friends. ~~~ It’s a good day when the guacamole gods are with you. The signs of their blessings: …

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My honey loooooves pickled jalapenos. Every night before dinner he prepares for himself what I call his relish tray – a jar lid full of pickled jalapenos and other pickled goodies. Every now and then, packages of jalapenos and other peppers show up in the Lowes Foods’ discount produce rack selling for pocket change. I’ve …

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The other night I wanted to make something different, but didn’t want to think about it too much. It had to be simplistic, not too fussy, but not boring either. I found this recipe for baked chicken with roasted tomatillo sauce on Serious Eats. They got the salsa recipe from Rick Bayless’s Salsas that Cook. …

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A fabulous no-mayo potato salad recipe with Southwestern flavors like chipotle, bell peppers, tomato, red onion, cilantro. lime and warm spices. ~~~ I love mayonnaise. Too much. However, I live with a mayonnaise hater. He often puts a skull and crossbones on my jar of mayonnaise in the frig. But he’s not the only one; several …

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