Monthly Archives: June 2012

Possibly Perfect BLTs

Does my blog need two BLT recipes? Probably not. But these turned out so well.

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Deconstructed BLT Salad

From “Seduced By Bacon”, a bacon-themed cookbook.

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Bok Choy and Mushrooms with Oyster Sauce

We’re eating a lot of bok choy right now because of our CSA. I think the key to this recipe was slicing the bok choy lengthwise into thin strips.

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Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

A fun breakfast from the homemade cookbook that Eve made me. Mine are shaped a bit oddly because I’m not great at pancakes, hehe.

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Beans and Greens

This is an easy side dish that’s good for using up greens and amping up the protein in a vegetarian meal.

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Stuffed Portabellas

I had some leftover ricotta hanging around from those stuffed squash blossoms, so I decided to google “leftover ricotta recipes”. I stumbled on this one from a reader on Chowhound and it was a big hit for Meatless Monday, paired with some white beans and greens (recipe to follow), as well as garlic bread. This would work as a sandwich as well (given I basically ate it with garlic bread in that fashion).

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Straw and Hay Pasta with Bagna Cauda Sauce

I picked up purple cauliflower at the market Saturday (though I may not have, had I realized the $8 price tag earlier…). On Sunday, I was lounging in front of the Food Network and Rachael Ray was making a tasty-looking pasta involving, believe it or not, purple cauliflower. Figured I’d give it a try.

I had two issues with the recipe (which tasted, great, by the way). One was the fact that my anchovies didn’t “melt” as much as Rachael’s did (maybe I should have finely chopped them before adding them to the pan). My sauce also broke because I turned the cream up too high. Neither problem interfered with this being a really nice, almost meatless pasta dish that feeds an army.

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