Keyword: bell pepper

Father's Day, Game Day, Lunch & Dinner, Oven Dishes

Tasty Lentil Mushroom Meatloaf

I love good, old-fashioned comfort food recipes like this tasty lentil mushroom meatloaf. Being able to make and serve the dishes I was raised on, that our whole family loved, is a delight. Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and corn-on-the-cob sides was a regular meal in my family. When Mister Key Lime and I started following […]

Game Day, Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, Salads, Sides, Vegetables

White Bean Zucchini Salad

This tasty, tangy white bean zucchini salad is refreshing in the fall and winter, or can be the star of your summer picnics and cookouts. It’s made with white beans, zucchini, roasted bell peppers and fresh basil. I’ve tossed this salad with black olives, lemon juice, olive oil and vegan parmesan to add the flavors […]

Appetizers, Condiments, Gluten Free, Italian Cuisine, Snacks, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Giardiniera Italian Pickled Vegetables

We’ve been buying giardiniera (jar-din-AIR-uh) Italian pickled vegetables for years. But, after making these, I will always make it at home. This recipe has a lot of variations to suit your taste or cravings. Vegetables that can be made into giardiniera include cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers (of all colors), onion and celery. Flavor adding garlic […]

Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Sides, Southern US Cuisine, Stove Top Dishes, Vegetables

Southern Butter Bean Succotash

Butter beans and lima beans are the same bean! I couldn’t find canned lima beans, only because they were labeled as butter beans. In the southern U.S. and in the U.K., people often refer to them as butter beans. There is no butter in the beans, it’s just a name. The word “succotash” originates from […]

Cajun Cuisine, Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Sides, Southern US Cuisine, Stove Top Dishes, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

New Orleans Maque Choux

A favorite southern side dish, New Orleans maque choux is comfort food you’ll want to make year round. The recipe name is pronounced “mock shoe,” and the name is thought to be a French interpretation of a Native American name for the dish. This favorite Cajun dish is perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras. This year, […]

Kitchen Basics, Pasta & Noodles, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegetables

Kitchen Basics: Roasting Bell Peppers (or any peppers!)

Roasting bell peppers is an easy way to cook them for adding to sandwiches, salads, pasta or other veggie dishes. There are a few ways to roast peppers, with variations in how to cut the peppers, mostly. You can roast them whole or halved, but I like this method, for a few reasons: 1) It’s […]