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Category Archives: Sides

Sarafina's Kitchen | Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice (Arroz Rojo)

Meagan Sides

Recipe Source 2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes or 4 Roma tomatoes cored and quartered 1 onion peeled and quartered 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 cups long-grain or basmati white rice 4 cloves garlic minced 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, stemmed, seeded, and minced (optional) 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (see notes) 1 tablespoon tomato paste Salt […]

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Broccoli Casserole

Meagan Sides, vegeterian

Delicious, made-from-scratch casserole! With the use of Greek yogurt and whole-wheat breadcrumbs, it’s also a lighter version. Recipe from Kristen’s Kitchen Blog INGREDIENTS 2 ½ pounds broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces (about 8 cups) 6 tablespoons butter, divided 1 cup finely chopped crimini or button mushrooms ¼ cup flour 1 cup milk (whole or […]

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Broccoli Cranberry Salad

Meagan Sides, Uncategorized, vegeterian

24oz fresh chopped broccoli  1/3 c dried cranberries  1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1/2 cup salted and roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) Dressing: 1/3 cup light mayonnaise  3 T Greek yogurt 1 T champagne vinegar  1 T honey Salt and pepper, to taste Soak red onion in cold water for 5 minutes; drain. Combine mayonnaise […]

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Homemade Pimento Cheese | Sarafina's Kitchen

Homemade Pimento Cheese

Meagan Appetizers, sandwiches, Sides

Thank you so much to the folks over at Tabañero for sending me two free bottles of their amazing hot sauce. I use it in a lot of recipes…but this one is my favorite.   8 oz sharp shredded cheddar 4 oz diced pimento; drained 4T mayo 2T green onion 2t garlic powder 5-6 dashes Tabañero […]

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Bread Crumb Salsa | Sarafina's Kitchen

Bread Crumb Salsa

Meagan Sides

  ½ cup + 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and coarsely ground pepper One 1 1/2-pound plain focaccia bread, cut into 1/2-inch pieces ½ cup minced shallots ¼ cup red wine vinegar ¼ cup drained small capers 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme Preheat the oven to 350. Working in batches, pulse the focaccia in […]

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Marinated Mushrooms and Asparagus Salad | Sarafina's Kitchen

Marinated Mushrooms and Asparagus Salad

Meagan gluten-free, Sides, vegeterian

Adapted from FigandFork.com    1 pound of mushrooms, quartered 1 pound asparagus, bottom two inches cut off 1 bunch scallions chopped large 5 cloves garlic, chopped 1 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced thin a small bunch chives, cut one inch long 2 tablespoons capers 2 tablespoons fig balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil Fill a […]

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Sarafina's Kitchen | Spinach Pulao

Palak Pulao (Spinach Pulao)

Meagan Sides, sponsored

Thanks so much to Martine over at Robert Rose for sending me this cookbook! I’m so excited to try more recipes soon. 🙂 from Complete Book of Indian Cooking – Suneeta Vaswani 2 cups Indian Basmati Rice 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 4 tbsp chopped green chiles, preferably serranos 1 tbsp coarsely chopped […]

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Cowboy Beans | Sarafina's Kitchen

Cowboy Beans

Meagan Sides, Slow Cooker

I got this recipe from my Dad.  He made these for Jackson’s birthday party, and everyone went crazy for them.  They’re great for parties and potluck meals.  We served them with brisket and coleslaw. 1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup barbecue sauce 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1/4 […]

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Shrimp Fried Rice

Meagan Main Course, seafood, Sides

Adapted from therecipecritic.com 3 cups cooked rice 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 Tbs sesame oil 1 small white onion, chopped 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed 2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste) 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 Tbsp chopped green onions (optional) Preheat a large skillet or wok to […]

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German Potato Casserole

Meagan Sides

Recipe adapted from kraftrecipes.com 1 can  (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of potato soup 1-1/2 cups  sour cream 3 Tbsp.  white vinegar 1 pkg.  (32 oz.) frozen Southern-style hash browns, thawed 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese 8 slices  cooked bacon, crumbled, divided 6 green onions, sliced, divided 2 cups  French fried onions Heat oven to 350ºF. Mix soup, sour […]

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