Vegetable Enchilada Casserole with Salsa Verde

8 01 2018

This is a great casserole to make ahead of time. My family ate it for dinner and then the leftovers for lunch the next day. You can use a store-bought salsa verde or make your own with tomatillos or green tomatoes. You can also substitute other vegetables you may have on hand like spinach, broccoli, yellow squash, butternut squash, etc… Adjust your seasonings as you like. You could use chili powder as well if you like or add in more hot pepper if you like it spicy. Experiment. Double the recipe to make a huge casserole to last you for a few days.

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Fresh Corn Cornbread

17 08 2016

I had a craving for soup and fresh cornbread having just spent a few weeks in the South. However, I wanted cornbread that was not too dry or crumbly. I had some wonderful steamed breads in South Africa recently and I was hoping to make a cornbread that turned out as moist. I succeeded. This recipe is delicious. It takes a little time to make the fresh corn puree but it is worth it. The key is also baking it in a cast-iron skillet.

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Bangkok Shrimp with Button Mushrooms

14 09 2010

This recipe uses a Thai Coconut Sauce that is also really yummy with stir fried vegetables.  Make this recipe now while fresh corn is still in season.

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Summer Vegetable Stew on Corn Potato Cakes

15 08 2010
Summer is the best time to get experimental with all the vegetables found in the stores or in your garden. I looked in my refrigerator and found zucchini from my Mom’s garden and some corn on the cob and Russet potatoes. This is what I came up with to use them for an easy summer dinner. I served this with a crispy Caesar Salad.

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Yellow Summer Squash and Corn Bisque

2 08 2010
Oh, the fun of using up random summer vegetables from a garden. I found myself with the dilemma of lots of yellow summer squash which normally does not appeal to two teenage boys. I have found a trick though in disguising vegetables. If you puree them, nobody knows what they are. So my son who swears he hates zucchini and squash ate a big bowl of this soup before I announced the main ingredient was squash. This soup is tasty and easy to make.

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Zucchini, Red Pepper and Corn Enchiladas

31 03 2010
Last night I was playing with guacamole, and I thought these enchiladas would go nicely with the guacamole. They turned out great. This was the answer to some extra vegetables in my refrigerator, so don’t feel you have to use only zucchini, red pepper and corn. Experiment with other vegetables like maybe greens or broccoli. I like the smokiness that the chipotle peppers added to the dish.

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Incan Corn, Potato, Quinoa Risotto (sort of)

13 01 2010

Serves 4 – 5

This is a delicious variation of a risotto. It is a one dish meal eaten in a bowl. The quinoa is a very different texture to the creamy, starchy rice normally found in risotto. Quinoa is extremely nutritious and gluten free. Read the rest of this entry »