Greek Salad, or Salata, is a recipe that we discovered one Thanksgiving, and we’ve been making it ever since. This Greek Salad is simple and flavorful. It makes a great starter, or side dish to any meal with Mediterranean flavors. It’s also the perfect accompaniment for grilled meat. The combination of flavors are light, fresh, but still robust. I’m telling you. This salad is amazing. […]
Pressure Cooker Collard Greens and Ham is one of those simple southern style suppers that, when served alongside some corn bread, makes a delicious meal. This recipe is one of my leftover makeover recipes. The leftover that was being turned into something new was the bone leftover from our Easter Ham. I have to confess. I didn’t trim the bone very closely before I threw […]
Portabello Burgers were something that seemed logical to try during our 30 days of vegan. People always describe portabello mushrooms as being very “meaty”, so it wasn’t a big leap to plan to marinate and season the mushrooms and put them on the grill. They even almost look like burgers when they’re on the buns. The most important part of this is that these portabello […]
Cauliflower Ceviche was inspired by the green grocer who comes to my work. I was telling him that I was eating vegan for a month, and he asked if I had ever made ceviche with cauliflower. Of course, I was intrigued by the idea, and asked him for details. All of the suggested ingredients were vegetables that I really enjoyed, so I decided to give […]
Southwestern Couscous Salad was born out the the necessity to create a vegan salad to take to work for lunch. I realize that traditional southwestern cuisine doesn’t contain couscous, but I made use of what I had on hand. I had wanted to make a more traditional couscous salad that contained garbanzo beans, and a lemon dressing, but the only recipe that I knew contained […]
Carrot Hot Dogs are something that our friends have repeatedly asked if we have tried during our 30 days of vegan. To be honest, we had never heard of the carrot hot dog, so it wasn’t something we had planned to prepare. We had planned to grill some portabello mushrooms to use in place of burgers, but carrot hot dogs weren’t on our radar. After […]
This recipe for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is a great way to add more vegetables to your family’s diet. We love pasta here at Patty Cake’s Pantry. Whether it’s because of my Italian heritage, or because pasta dishes are a frugal way to feed our hungry family, is up for debate. What’s not up for debate, is that this recipe for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is delectable.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers are an easy way to have a dinner ready when you return home after a busy day at work. This requires a few minutes to put together the ingredients, but it’s well worth the effort. These slow cooker stuffed peppers are awesome.
Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples is a twist on a traditional German side dish. At least, hat’s what a German octogenarian told me. This recipe is our attempt to recreate the dish for her. We modified the recipe for Red Cabbage and Apples that she described by preparing it in a slow cooker to make it a bit less labor intensive.
Sum Gum is a simple and delicious combination of ground beef, green beans, rice, and Asian inspired seasonings, and it’s a perfect simple supper. The best part is that it can all be prepared in one skillet, as long as you have some leftover rice in the refrigerator. I love meals that don’t make a big mess, and they’re a real winner when my family […]