Gado Gado with Colorful Vegetables

Gado Gado with Colorful Vegetables

Gado Gado is an Indonesian Salad consisting of lightly blanched or steamed vegetables, hard boiled eggs & tofu (or tempeh) - all drizzled with a creamy peanut dressing. I had never actually tasted it until this past weekend when visiting my son and daughter-in-law in Boston. They are great cooks and are always experimenting with exotic ethic dishes. They served us Gado Gado and it was so delicious that I decided to try it myself and put it on the blog. I did a little research first and I noticed that most of…
Broccoli Fritters with a Creamy Dijon Topping

Broccoli Fritters with a Creamy Dijon Topping

When you buy broccoli at the market and want to try something different with it (besides steaming or boiling), this is a delicious recipe to try. It is simple and quick to make once you mix all the ingredients together. These patties are savory and delicious and the creamy dijon topping adds a nice delicate flavor. Ingredients: (makes four patties)  3 - 4 cups of chopped broccoli 1/3 cup of minced red pepper  (set aside a few extra slices for the topping) 3 TB. of minced onion or shallots 1/2 cup of flour…
Hearty Vegetable Stew

Hearty Vegetable Stew

The weather forecast for today called for a blizzard, "Winter Storm Stella", with  12" to 24" of snow predicted for the east coast! Most people chose to stay inside and work from home. While it turned out to be more sleet than snow in NYC, it is still pretty miserable out - cold and windy with lots of precipitation. I am really fortunate because I get to work out of my home most of the time. If the weather is bad like today, I only have to go outside to take my dogs…
Butternut Squash stuffed with Rice & Beans

Butternut Squash stuffed with Rice & Beans

I had a large butternut squash that had been around for a few weeks, so I decided it was time to use it. It was too big to easily cut while raw, so I pierced it in a few places with a knife and popped it in the oven at 350 degrees. With rice and a can of black beans on hand, I came up with this simple, healthy recipe for dinner tonight. While the squash was cooking in the oven, I began making some Abborio rice.  I first chopped about 1/4 cup…