Oswald Rivera

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Category: vegetables (page 1 of 6)

LEMON-GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Brussels sprouts is one of those items that you either love or hate, and usually the latter. Until some years back I was not a fan of this root vegetable (some call it a cabbage).  Then a dear friend gave me a recipe for sauteing brussels sprouts in soy sauce.… Read more...

STUFFED TOMATOES WITH EGGS

 

We all know about stuffed green peppers and, yes, stuffed eggplant. But what about stuffed tomatoes? Not many are aware of the versatility and deliciousness of a stuffed tomato. Here is a recipe that will get you going on that front.… Read more...

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

This is my wife, Holly’s, Fried Green Tomatoes recipe. It’s her family recipe that she had frequently while growing up in Southern Indiana. It’s a hearty, simple no frills version that I’ve gown to love.  The only thing I’ve added is oregano; and I’ve combined olive oil, canola oil and butter for the frying rather than just frying it in Crisco as in the old days.… Read more...

WILD MUSHROOM SAUTE

I want to the local farmer’s market and I came across a species of mushroom I’m not familiar with: ouster mushrooms. Pleurotus ostreatus, also known as pearl oyster mushrooms and tree oyster mushrooms are very popular in Chinese, Japaneses and Korean cuisine.… Read more...

PORTOBELLO BURGERS

On Labor Day I did what most Americans do—which is heat up the old grill and have a barbecue. So, what else is new? With me, it was that I didn’t go the usual burgers and franks route. I decided this time around to grill portobello burgers.… Read more...

CABBAGE WITH SOUR CREAM AND NUTMEG

Cabbage is what I term one of those funny vegetables. About the only time you’ll see it is when it’s stuffed with whatever meat you like or in sauerkraut.  You’ll seldom see it as a meal in itself or even as side dish. … Read more...

SESAME TOFU

I’m always on the lookout for good tofu recipes. Tofu, or bean curd, is something that I discovered in my young manhood. And I’ve been  a fan ever since. To me, Tofu by itself is tasteless. Yet the beauty of it is that it acquires the flavor of whatever seasoning you use.… Read more...

STUFFED MUSHROOMS

In 1940 a little known cookbook came out, Hors d’Oeuvre and Canapés, by the incomparable James Bard. Among its recipes was one for stuffed mushrooms. In 1940 American, stuffed mushrooms were an oddity. To most it must have seemed totally alien.… Read more...

SOPA DE HABICHUELAS CON SALCHICHA (BEAN AND SAUSAGE STEW)

Due to the Covid-19 virus we have stocked up on beans. By that, I mean the dried variety. The are cheap, still plentiful and a healthy food source. Thus we’re always on the lookout for a creative way to use legumes (fancy name for beans).… Read more...

EGGPLANT AU GRATIN

Once in a while I have to go back to classical French cooking. I was not trained in French cuisine. I am a gourmand not a gourmet. What I learned from cooking, I did from experience, coming from a Latino culture where good food and drink is paramount.… Read more...

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