Quick and Easy Fried Rice

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Quick and Easy Fried Rice is a yummy side dish that takes just minutes to make!   Excuse me for a minute while I go all nostalgic on you here, but I grew up with this dish, so it's really exciting to share Daddy's Quick and Easy Fried Rice and Eggs with you all. My father made it all the time when I was growing up - and it's no wonder! If you have leftover rice (or you can make extra rice when making some for a different dish) you can transform it into a yummy side dish.  My father used to do it as a real spur-of-the-moment thing. "Oh look - leftover rice from supper? Let's make lunch for tomorrow!" With just a few minutes of prep and simple ingredients, this is bound to become your … [Read more...]

Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte

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Indulge yourself without too many calories or spending too much money with this Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte! Why, you might be wondering, am I posting a summery-looking, iced drink - NOW - just as the heaters are coming on, the sweatshirts are coming out of the closet, and the days are getting shorter and colder. Well, let me assure you, I have a very good reason. Well, maybe it's not very good, but I do have a reason. I love cold drinks. Summer, spring, winter, fall. It doesn't matter what the temperature is, I love my iced tea, my ice cold soda, and even my coffee is better over ice. Besides, I know that after a ton of holidays and way too much fattening food, many of you are probably … [Read more...]

Roasted Sesame Broccoli

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Roasted Sesame Broccoli is a quick, easy, and tasty side dish! The way I've always cooked for holidays like Sukkot is to prepare all of the freezer-friendly dishes well in advance, then last minute, I prepare some veggie sides, which don't freeze well. If you're looking for quick and easy veggie sides to add to your Sukkos menus, I've got just the thing for you: Roasted Sesame Broccoli. When I originally made this dish, I set out to make my Honey Glazed Garlic and Ginger Sugar Snaps. I know, it's quite a stretch to get from there to Roasted Sesame Broccoli, but let me tell you how that happened. My sister asked me to make a vegetable side dish for Rosh Hashanah (I was her guest). I … [Read more...]

Homemade Mango Lemonade

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Homemade Mango Lemonade is simple to make and is bursting with seasonal flavors.  I'm sorry folks, but I'm just not ready to accept that summer is nearing an end. It's hard to ignore the signs, but I'm trying my best. Pinterest is no longer filled with juicy berries and heirloom tomatoes. Family barbecues are getting less frequent, and the weather is getting cooler. But it's still august, and I'll post a summer recipe if I want to. The pumpkins can wait. So can the apples, the fall spices, the warm fall flavors. Today we can have a tall glass of homemade lemonade, served over ice. Hold on to summer, it's fleeting, but it's still here. This Homemade Mango Lemonade couldn't be simpler. … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn and Pastrami Salad

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Grilled Corn and Pastrami Salad has an amazing smoky flavor, bringing together all of the best things about summer food! I'm feeling deja vu here. I know, this recipe is brand new, but I really dreamed it up a while ago. In fact, this salad was the original inspiration for this grilled chicken and corn salad. The recipes both started to run together in my head, what with the whole grilled corn (yum!) thing going on, and it's kinda confusing. Especially because my head is pretty confusing as it is, with multiple cookie recipes being formulated at any given point too. But despite the similarities between the recipes, I decided to just go for it and share this one. Mostly because...um, … [Read more...]

15 Amazing Quinoa Salad Recipes

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I figure after a looong week of eating dairy and vegetarian food, you'll would be ready for something lighter, something different. I know I am! How does a fresh new quinoa salad recipe sound to you? I've gathered together 15 deliciously different quinoa salad from all corners of the web - and no meat or chicken in sight! So put one on the menu for supper tonight, save them for a nice summer shalosh seudot (sabbath meal) or simply keep this list handy for your lunch and supper menu planning! 1) Quinoa and Broccoli Salad with Asian Vinaigrette on Overtime Cook 2) Black Bean, Corn and Mango Quinoa Salad on Overtime Cook 3) Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad on The Talking Kitchen (Use … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

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Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing is the healthy and delicious way to enjoy summer grilling and fresh produce! I've been planning this salad for over a year now. I know. It sounds crazy. Who spends a year planning a salad? Granted, I did do one or two other things during that year, but I kept thinking about this salad and planning it until it was making me very hungry all the time. (Fine. I'll admit that there may have been other things making me hungry, but still.) I guess I was waiting for a good time to make it - a special occasion worthy of trying out a salad this amazing. The chance presented itself when my sister invited me to her house for the … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Chicken Burgers

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Flavorful, moist and low fat - three great reasons to enjoy these Hawaiian Chicken Burgers! Ladies and gentlemen! Step right up please and meet your newest favorite supper: The Hawaiian Chicken Burger! I've been dreaming of Hawaiian Chicken Burgers for, oh, about a year now. I've made variations of it before (see my instagram profile from about a year ago!) but finally perfected this recipe. And now I can share it with you. Let me tell you - ground chicken can get pretty dried out in the cooking process, but not when you add all the good stuff that this recipe has. These burgers are moist and full of flavor. Plus they're easy, which I know is so important to all of you. Grill some … [Read more...]

Pesto Roasted Carrot Fries

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Pesto Roasted Carrot Fries are bright, fresh and summery. Bonus: they have only two ingredients - and they're both healthy! I kinda owe you guys an apology. I've been holding out on you. If you follow me on instagram, you might have seen these awesome carrot fries over Passover. (If you don't follow me on instagram, get on that: @OvertimeCook). I made them as a simple side dish for one of the passover meals, and they were a smashing success. Even my I-hate-cooked-carrots family members were sneaking seconds of them. At first, I was hesitant to share such a simple recipe. Then I was all, "hello? Simple = good!" So then I decided to share these on the blog with you. But life got in … [Read more...]

Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing

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Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing is easy to make and healthy - you'll soon be putting it in/on everything! Y'know what distresses me, as a food blogger? Sometimes I have a recipe that gets buried under the awesomeness of another one. Like, when there's a great cupcake recipe, and then it's dreamy frosting recipe gets buries. Shame, especially because said frosting is totally my favorite chocolate frosting. Ever. And then there was the post with mouthwateringly delicious ribs, but nobody noticed the world's best barbecue sauce that goes with it. Or with other food. Slathered over chicken cutlets on the barbecue grill this summer, for example. Oh, and did I mention my favorite salad dressing in … [Read more...]