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Stuck Pot Rice – An Asian Classic December 18, 2013

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic Asian Dishes, Classic Vegetable Dishes.
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Stuck Pot Rice

Stuck Pot Rice

This is a great dish from Central Asia and has a thousand variations.  It is a wonderfully showy dish for the holidays and makes a great addition to any meal.   Mark Bittman has a number of suggestions in his great book “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian”.   This is my own version and it shows promise.  At a recent dinner party, it was gobbled up. (more…)

Veggies on a Pizza Stone May 18, 2013

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic Vegetable Dishes, Recipes.
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Asparagus Roasted on a Pizza Stone

Asparagus Roasted on a Pizza Stone

Last week we did a post about home made thin crust pizza and I assume all of you who were equipment deficient  (oops, my friend Bob hates that term) have now purchased your pizza stone and paddle, which we will now put to a different use.  It started when I got a cryptic text from son-in-law Patrick saying, “try veggies with a little olive oil roasted on a pizza stone for 12 minutes”.  Since he is a respected Bravado cook (rice dishes being his specialty), I couldn’t ignore him completely. (more…)

An Italian Classic – Eggplant Parmesan August 30, 2012

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic Italian Dishes, Classic Vegetable Dishes, Recipes.
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Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant has been around for a long, long time.  It originated in India maybe 3,000 years ago.  The three largest producers are China, India and Egypt, who produce twenty times more than anyone else.  Few of you have heard of the names of eggplant dishes in those countries, but as we get closer to home, you will all recognize Greek moussaka, French ratatouille, and the most famous of all, Italian Eggplant Parmesan.  Some people say that if God had a favorite dish, it would most certainly be Eggplant Parmesan. (more…)

Some Really Nice Tomatoes August 23, 2012

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic Appetizers, Classic Vegetable Dishes, Recipes.
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Tomato plants are strange.  Nothing happens for a couple of months and then they go crazy.   They suddenly ripen with a frantic, almost feverish, flurry that gives you more product than you can use just as prices at the farm stand fall to their lowest point.  And yet, we continue to grow them.  (more…)

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