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Grocery Girl Pickled Edamame Salad

September 30, 2014 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesMake Ahead MadnessShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Good Source of Protein, Good Source of Fiber

Suggestion: Serve with Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs

Grocery Girl Pickled Edamame Salad
Serves 3
An easy to prepare accompaniment to dinner.
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Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 12oz. Bag Shelled Edamame, Boiled (Follow Package Instructions)
  2. 1/4 Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
  3. 1 TBSP. Sunflower Seeds
  4. 2 TBSP. and 2 tsp. of White Wine Vinegar
  5. 2 tsp. Sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine vinegar and sugar in a small bowl, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Place cooked edamame and red onion in a large enough bowl to contain...
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Thanksgiving Inspiration: Recipe #2

November 14, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianDessertsMake Ahead MadnessShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

I know most families usually have pumpkin, apple, or pecan pies for dessert after Thanksgiving dinner.  My family had the privilege of partaking in my mom’s cranberry pudding, complete with sweet butter sauce. (Don’t skip the butter sauce!) I can easily say, we didn’t miss the pies. Another plus to this dessert – other than the fact that it’s delicious, if you double the recipe, you can bake the cake part of it in a 9″ x 13″ cake pan. This makes enough to feed 8 – 10 people comfortably (probably with leftovers).  The cranberry pudding can also be made a day or two ahead of time; you should keep both the sauce and cake in the fridge until the day of the meal (-both separate from one another and covered).  I hope you enjoy!

Mom's Cranberry Pudding
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Thanksgiving Inspiration: Recipe #1

November 1, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

These herbed fingerling or other small colorful potatoes are are so easy to make, relatively healthy compared to most mashed alternatives, and VERY delicious. Seriously, this is one of my favorite ways to make potatoes these days. The recipe is brought to you courtesy of Mariano’s Grocery Stores.

Herb Fingerling Potatoes
Serves 4
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Total Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. Fingerling or small colorful potatoes - 2 lbs, scrubbed and cut-out any bad spots
  2. 1/8 cup olive oil
  3. 1 TBSP. chopped fresh rosemary
  4. 1 tsp. salt
  5. 1 tsp. black pepper
  6. 1/2 TBSP. minced/grated garlic
Instructions
  1. These potatoes will probably take you about 45 mins...
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Don’t Let Your Salad Go Naked…

August 16, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

give it a fig leaf – or at least some fig dressing. 

Grocery Girl Fig Vinaigrette
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 TBSP. Extra Virgin or Virgin Olive Oil
  2. 1 TBSP. Balsamic, White or Red Wine Vinegar
  3. 1 TBSP. Fig Jam
  4. 1/2 tsp. Salt
  5. Dash of Pepper
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a small Ball canning jar or other container (like the jam container, if you're using the last of it) and shake it. Taste the dressing before you serve it. If you're used to dressings that contain more oil, feel free to add up to 1/2 TBSP. more oil to this recipe.
Notes
  1. I made this dressin...
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Grocery Girl Pineapple and Carrot Bread Pudding A.K.A…

June 15, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

What that character known as the Easter Bunny eats while visiting Hawaii over Christmas. 

I needed to use up some carrots. Also, I happen to really like bread pudding (If you haven’t noticed.) and pineapple bread pudding is pretty top notch in general in my opinion. Springtime makes me want pineapple. (This is not the case for my husband, Peter, but he stated of this tested recipe, “If it weren’t for the pineapple, I’d give it high marks.”)

This bread pudding does NOT need to rest in the fridge overnight. You can make it right before the meal. Also, for people who don’t care for the soft texture characteristic of most bread puddings, the carrot lends this dish a bit of a bite. Enjoy!

Grocery Girl Pineapple and Carrot Bread Pudding
A sweet and economical dish...
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Grocery Girl Quiche: Slightly Spicy, Spinach and Red Pepper

May 3, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page PostsVegetarian  No comments

I could have very easily called these quiches: Recently when I visited my Dad, he really wanted quiche and this is what we had on-hand, quiches. But that didn’t appeal to the practical side of my nature. So, alternatively, the above name is not only shorter, but it also references the quiches’ light, yet still savory quality.  Consider making these quiches for Mother’s Day served along with the accompaniments of your choice; think veggie or regular sausage links, fresh fruit, bacon etc.

Grocery Girl Quiche: Spinach and Red Pepper (Makes 2 Quiches)
Serves 8
Light and yet, still savory quiches.
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Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
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What to Eat When You’re Without a Drawbridge

April 19, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

We’re surrounded by flood water.

Our new temporary moat.

Our new temporary moat.

Thankfully, I went to the grocery store on Wednesday. (Today is Friday.) So we’re pretty well stocked as far as food is concerned. The situation does make me think of having to be resourceful nonetheless, and often resourcefulness leads to creativeness. Hence, the following scrumptious sandwich (complete with detailed instructions) that I made for lunch:

Swedish Honey Roasted Turkey and Peppered Goat Cheese on Rye

  • Sliced Rye Bread
  • Peppered Goat Cheese (Herbed or Plain would also work here.)
  • Deli-sliced Honey Roasted Turkey Breast (I like Sara Lee.)
  • Lingonberry Jam (or Cranberry Sauce)
  • Butter, Margarine, Smart Balance Spread (or the like)

I brought the Smart Balance out of the fridge first, allowing it to warm a little which makes i...

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Grocery Girl Reuben Casserole

March 15, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding Recipes  2 comments

Prep. Time: About 15 minutes    Time in the Oven: 45 minutes     Feeds: 4-6 people comfortably

A while back I posted two different Reuben Casserole recipes, my mom’s and another I had tried.  Recently, I tried yet another recipe that wasn’t too bad. So, I decided to come up with a recipe that’s a combination of all three. The result is a casserole that consists of crispy, buttery, thousand island cheesiness and savory, tummy warming, bread pudding type goodness. You’ll need:

  • 2 Packages of Seasoned Croutons (about 4-5 Cups Worth)
  • 1 lb. Deli-sliced Corned Beef
  • 2 Cups Shredded Swiss Cheese
  • 1 16 oz. can of Bavarian Style Sauerkraut, Drained (The 14 oz. can will do, but your casserole will be less tangy.)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Thousand Island Dressing
  • Butter

1) Preheat the oven the 350 degr...

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The Feeding of the 5000 or How to Feed Your Family That’s Visiting from Nebraska, Breakfast

December 3, 2012 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesMake Ahead Madness  No comments

Here’s another recipe I’ve added to in order to improve upon it. You may find after tasting the finished product that the other 4,999 people are going to have to fend for themselves.

A pastry cutter will be useful to you in making the topping.

I recommend eating this dish with a side of bacon.

Baked Apple French Toast

The French toast:

  • 20 slices of French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling
  • 1 pear – peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 8 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

Arrange 10 slices of bread in a greased 13X9 baking dish. Spread with pie filling, evenly distribute pear pieces over filling, and top with remaining bread...

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Versatile Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

October 19, 2012 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesMake Ahead MadnessVegetarian  No comments

I found this recipe at Mariano’s, my new favorite grocery store, so I have to give them most of the credit for it. However, I’ve added an ingredient of my own choosing that I think is quite additive indeed. For those of you who are familiar with FoodStuffs roasted red pepper dip, this dip will satiate your craving for it. Try serving it as a dip for pita chips, veggies, or over (drum-roll please), roasted fish (think tilapia or the like).

3 TBSP. roasted red peppers (the jarred kind), roughly chopped

1/4 cup mayonnaise (light is fine)

1/4 cup sour cream (again, light is fine)

2 oz. cream cheese (again with the “light” – it’s fine)

1/2 TBSP. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. lemon zest

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/8 tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp...

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