Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Last week I had an at-home retreat. I mentioned I was doing a retreat in my previous post, and wrote about my experience yesterday at my other blog, Reid All About It. I didn’t have to cook dinner until Thursday night because my leftovers lasted until then. I thought I’d cook something new and vegetarian …

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My kind of soul food — stacks of eggplant slices with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, basil pesto, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. ~~~ Thou shalt not covet fat shiny purple-black eggplants. Oh, but I do. I know the season is over and wonder where my market is getting theirs, but I love their glossy fullness, the …

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My brother Ed made this for the first time for me back in the 90’s. Ever since, it’s been the dish I make when I have leftover vegetables and cilantro in the refrigerator and a craving for comfort food. I use the word “Thai” here with some literary license. Although I’ve had peanut and sesame …

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This quick relish takes only a little longer than the time it takes you to chop up the vegetables. I love its fresh crunchy taste with a hint of tang and sweetness. I found the recipe on Prudence Pennywise. When it came time to make a quesadilla, I covered the whole tortilla with relish, instead of …

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