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"Less Is More" Recipes

Some of my favorite foods are really very simple. Summer corn on the cob with butter and pepper. Apple wedges with peanut butter and honey. Sauteed spinach with garlic and ginger.

It's amazing what can be accomplished with 3 ingredients (or less!). What are some of your favorite ultra-simple recipes?

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Two of our favorite side dishes are that way, roasted aparagus - asparagus, olive oil, salt & pepper roasted at 450* then topped with shredded parmesan cheese, and roasted carrots - carrots, olive oil, salt & pepper roasted at 450* then sprinkled with fresh dill, both are super easy and yummy!
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Those sound great -- especially the carrots. I find that they have so much flavor on their own that it doesn't take much to bring it out, so I also spare the heavy flavors on them. It's amazing what a little bit of fresh herbs and a few dashes of pepper can do for fresh vegetables...
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Re: "Less Is More" Recipes

I don't think you need any recipes for less is more style in the kitchen.

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ziki wrote:
I don't think you need any recipes for less is more style in the kitchen.

ziki




Oh, I don't know. I've seen some really unique flavor combinations in 5 ingredients or less. Things I may not have thought of in a million years.

Something like Pineapple Mango Salsa may seem old hat these days, but when it first hit the scene, I know I wasn't the only person to think, "wow!"

Some of my other favorites are Fried Green Chili Wontons, Fresh Thai Spring Rolls, and West African Groundnut Stew.

Anyone else?

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Here is one for fruit salsa that my kids love (we used canned or frozen fruit in the winter and fresh in the summer). Mix small pieces of peaches, kiwi, and raspberries with lime juice, lime zest, and a little sugar. Serve with tortillas, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, cut into wedges, and baked until crispy. You could definitely add a lot of other things to this, but for my kids, the simpler the better!
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KristyR wrote: Here is one for fruit salsa that my kids love (we used canned or frozen fruit in the winter and fresh in the summer). Mix small pieces of peaches, kiwi, and raspberries with lime juice, lime zest, and a little sugar. Serve with tortillas, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, cut into wedges, and baked until crispy. You could definitely add a lot of other things to this, but for my kids, the simpler the better!


I love that idea -- homemade cinnamon/sugar tortilla chips!

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The sauteed spinach with garlic and ginger sounds de-lish!  Thanks for sharing that.