Category Archives: Vegetables/Vegetarian/Vegan

Heavenly Hasselback Potatoes

Heavenly Hasselback Potatoes Thank the chefs at Restaurant Hasselbacken in Stockholm, Sweden for the invention of this yummy potato in 1953. Also known as accordion potatoes, the result is the same: a single potato, sliced into thin wedges but left … Continue reading

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Best Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

These buffalo chicken zucchini boats are so easy to make and taste marvelous! The mozzarella cheese helps to balance the tanginess of the buffalo chicken sauce and the celery adds a nice crunch. If you’re not a bleu cheese fan, … Continue reading

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What’s Up, Doc? Kel’s Honey and Garlic Roasted Rainbow Carrots

This is one of the easiest and tastiest side dishes in the world, especially if you can find mini rainbow carrots that have already been peeled. Consider it for your upcoming Easter holiday feast or later in the year at … Continue reading

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Easy Ethiopian Chickpea Wat

  My meetup group, Raleigh Cooks, recently had a gathering featuring Ethiopian food. I was on a waiting list and got in to the event the day before, finding myself scrambling on what to make since most of the few … Continue reading

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Kel’s Best Barley Salad, Greek Style

  This refreshing and easy-to-make barley salad is great anytime during the year, but especially in the summer when there is an abundance of ripe tomatoes. In the winter, I just substitute romas or cherry tomatoes instead. You can serve … Continue reading

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Kel’s Café Basil and Sweet Pea Pesto

Got basil? More than likely if you grow your own you do, but it’s probably reaching its seasonal end and you’re getting ready to make pesto to freeze and enjoy year round. Or, if you’re like me and have limited … Continue reading

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Kel’s Classic Cobb Salad, A Meal on Its Own

The first Cobb salad I ever had was at the Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn in the early 1990s, shortly after I started working at Duke University. To this day, it is my favorite Cobb salad in … Continue reading

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Kel’s Classic Chana Masala, or Chickpeas With a Kick

Chana = chickpeas. Masala = a blend of ground spices used extensively in Indian cuisine. Mix them together with a few other ingredients for a heavenly vegetarian/vegan side or main dish. So here’s a tip. When you purchase the spices … Continue reading

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Kel’s Cucumber and Pineapple Salsa with Roasted Jalapeños

  When I saw this recipe by Katie Lee in the July/August 2017 issue of Food Network Magazine, I knew I was going to have to give it a try. Of course I tweaked it a bit and substituted jalapeño … Continue reading

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Kel’s Tasty Tossed Niçoise Salad with Vibrant Vinaigrette

If you like tuna, green beans, potatoes, olives, hard boiled eggs and other fixings with a tasty vinaigrette dressing, then this salad recipe, which eats as a meal, will become one of your favorites. It’s great to serve year round, … Continue reading

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