Archive for the ‘Side Dish’ Category

Baked Garlic Cheese Grits

So, so, so good. Breakfast- under catfish- with fried green tomatoes. There is no limit. Baked Garlic Cheese Grits Ingredients 6 c chicken broth 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ tsp garlic powder 2 c gf grits 16 oz cheddar cheese ½ c milk 4 large eggs, beaten ½ c butter 8 oz sharp […]

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Perfect Brown Rice

I murder brown rice. Literally, it tastes like crunchy oats unless I make it this way. Perfect Brown Rice Ingredients 1 ½ c brown rice 2 1/3 c water 2 tsp + 6 tbsp butter, div ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp coconut oil opt. spices & herbs Directions Adjust oven rack to middle position. Preheat […]

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Creamy Polenta

This is the best polenta that you’ll ever have. Creamy Polenta Ingredients 2 c chicken stock 2 c milk 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp cream cheese salt to taste Directions Bring the broth, milk and butter to a simmer. Remove from heat and whisk in polenta. Return to a low heat, stirring constantly. Season to […]

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Mexican White Rice

When you’re at a Spanish restaurant, the white rice that you get tastes nothing like Uncle Ben’s. It’s amazing and flavorful. Mexican White Rice Ingredients 2 ½ c chicken stock 2 tbsp oil 1 ½ c med grain white rice 1 small onion, chop 2 garlic cloves, mince 1 tbsp lime juice 3 tbsp chopped […]

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Cornmeal Crunch

This is a good substitute for cornbread or rolls alongside a good Southern dinner. Cornmeal Crunch Ingredients 1 ½ c cornmeal 4 c yellow onions, chop ¼ c olive oil ½ c parmesan, grated 3 c vegetable broth sea salt Directions Preheat the oven to 400F degrees, racks in the middle. Butter and flour (or […]

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Coconut Rice

Want to flavor up your Asian or island dish? Swap out your white rice with coconut rice. Coconut Rice Ingredients 1 c white rice 13.6 oz coconut milk full fat 2/3 c water Directions Add rice, coconut milk and water to a saucepan. Stirring occasionally, bring to a boil. Cover and let simmer until the […]

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Sticky Garlic Noodles

When you’re in the mood for a quick Asian noodle dish without any fuss, this is a good one. Sticky Garlic Noodles Ingredients 8 oz gf noodles 3 tbsp butter ½ c + scallions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp tamari ½ tbsp. oyster sauce Directions Boil the noodles according […]

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Selu’sa Anista (Cherokee Corn Mush)

Not that dissimilar to a Jhonny Cake, this is a simple, hearty, low budget breakfast that can be dressed up a dozen ways. I prefer it fried with some butter and sugar or a bit of maple syrup. Selu’sa Anista Ingredients cornmeal water 1 tbsp salt Toppings: milk, butter, syrup, sugar, meat, gravy or fried […]

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Bacon Maple Breakfast Potatoes

I could eat hashbrowns by themselves most days. These are even good stirred into eggs. Bacon Maple Breakfast Potatoes Ingredients 3 medium potatoes, skin on 1 tbsp olive oil, + 2 pieces of bacon 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp maple syrup salt pepper old bay Directions Before you do anything, freeze your bacon slices […]

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Simple Artichoke Dip

This is a pretty failproof artichoke dip to make for quick get togethers. It separates if left over time, so serve ASAP. Simple Artichoke Dip Ingredients 14 oz artichoke hearts 16 oz gf mayonnaise 6 oz parmesan cheese Directions Cut the bottoms off of the artichokes and wash the remaining leaves. Chop the artichokes finely […]

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