Posts Tagged ‘ veggies ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: There’s No Wrong Way To Make a Smoothie

How Do I Make a Good Smoothie? Dear Betty, I like smoothies. A lot. I’ve thought about making my own at home, but I see all of these recipes that use things like whey protein powder and ingredients that I’ve never heard of. How do I make a good smoothie? – Baffled by the Blender […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Sweet and Sour Refrigerator Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles I love pickles. I probably love pickles more than any person should. I’ve pickled green beans using a proper shelf-stable canning method, and while I like the longevity that the process brings, it’s usually more work than I want to be bothered with on a weekend afternoon. I much prefer the refrigerator pickle […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo TBMA

Caprese Avocado Salad It’s late summer. The tomatoes are at that moment of red, ripe perfection. The basil plant has grown to the size of a tree. Sure, you could make the same old caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella (or burrata, yum!) and basil. This time, branch out. Add avocado. Hey, skip the mozzarella altogether […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad It was 106 degrees at my house, with a “real feel” temperature of 111. (Sometimes I just think that the real feel information adds insult to injury, don’t you?) Nobody was particularly hungry. Nobody wanted a hot meal for dinner. The Tiny Kitchen Assistant reached into the fridge and pulled out a […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Open-Faced German Sandwiches

Croque Madame I’ll be the first to admit that I have no idea if these sandwiches are German in any way, shape or form. What I do know is that I saw them serving something similar at a cafeteria in Germany, and I built my own when I returned. It’s a variation on a croque […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Cornbread Pot Pie

I got this idea on a whim on a chilly, rainy Saturday night and thought I’d throw together a quick, easy pot pie with ingredients from my pantry, combining elements from four or five recipes that I found online. Turns out that while it wasn’t complicated, it wasn’t remotely quick — it took more than […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chole Palak (Chickpeas with Spinach)

For the next installment of our Indian vegetarian cooking series, I bring you chole palak, or chickpeas with spinach. Chickpeas are high in protein, and this makes a complete meal when served with basmati rice or naan. This was the first recipe I made that used a ton of spices that weren’t in my standard […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Vegetable Biryani

As part of my training, I’ve been trying to find new options for meatless meals, meals that don’t rely exclusively on pasta or Mexican (in spite of the fact that I could eat either one daily). After a lunch at a vegetarian Indian restaurant, my husband was on board with this plan. “I have no […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Seasonal Eats: November

The Tiny Kitchen Assistant loves pomegranate. Of course he does. Why wouldn’t he love a fruit that’s a complete pain to prepare? But things have gotten so much easier — and my clothes are much less spattered with red juice blotches — since I discovered the underwater seed removal method. Believe me when I tell […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Seasonal Eats: October

Our summer may have started late in northern California, but we were pleasantly surprised to discover that Corn Man was still selling sweet, juicy corn on the cob even into late September. But now, the seasons are clearly changing. Here’s what’s in store at your local market. Vegetables Artichokes Beets Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Chard […] Read More