Posts Tagged‘Side Dish’

Veal Cutlets with Barley Pilaf

Veal is one meat that I have avoided for a long time, because of how it is raised.  Growing up in a rural community I learned in my late teens how veal came to be and found the practice repulsing.  Some facts about veal that many people might not know; Veal calves are taken from their mothers almost immediately after they’re born. They are placed in 22″ by 54″ crates and tethered to them 24 hours a day. The crates are designed to be so small that the calves cannot step forward or backward or turn around. This makes the…

Arabic Style Rice Pilaf

I’ve always wanted to give this style of rice a shot.  I’ve found that my family is more receptive lately to the idea of rice and other starches in place of bread.  That’s a good thing because I get really tired of so much bread!  This is my first attempt at an Arabic style rice and it turned out good!  As for the vegetables you can use anything you have on hand, or no vegetables at all.     >   In a large saute pan, add 2 tbsp butter, 1 tsp garlic and 1/4 finely chopped onion.  Brown vermicelli…

Moroccan Mini Meatloafs and Spicy Smashed Potatoes

Moroccan Mini Meatloafs and Spicy Smashed Potatoes

I started getting Food Network magazine around Christmas time and really enjoy reading it.  I have found most of the recipes to be fairly basic but fun to look at and figure out ways to change them up.  In the December issue there was a recipe for Skillet Meatloaf and I decided to take that and mix it up a little bit.   This recipe is a bit like a deconstructed briouat.    Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef  1 egg  1/2 c bread crumbs  1 tbsp salt and pepper 2 tbsp cumin  1 tsp hot paprika 1 tbsp garlic powder…