A Choice of Sides

Smashed Roasted Garlic Potatoes - Food Gypsy

Country Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

October 16, 2015 | 8 Comments

Hashed, smashed, fried, boiled or baked, potatoes never go out of style. Why not combine the crisp salted skin of roasted with the smooth, satisfying comfort of mashed for a good country mash?!  Country Mashed...

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Mushroom Cherry Hazelnut Stuffing - Food Gypsy

Mushroom Cherry Hazelnut Stuffing

October 12, 2015 | 6 Comments

Whether is a holiday fowl or a simple family meal, nothing says home cooking quite like piping hot stuffing.  In this Mushroom Cherry Hazelnut Stuffing recipe savory meets a hint of sweet, for a knock-out...

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Ratatouille – Rustic French Vegetable Stew

September 27, 2015 | 8 Comments

Packed with fresh, late summer vegetables Ratatouille takes advantage of a bountiful garden in a classic Provencal stew, a staple of French country cooking.  Roma tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, onions, garlic, parsley, thyme, bay and...

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Summer Spaghetti - Food Gypsy

Quick Summer Spaghetti, Garden Freshness

August 26, 2015 | 11 Comments

A quick, cold fresh bruschetta tossed with hot, fresh-from-the-pot pasta fills the room with tangy aroma. This super simple Summer Spaghetti is a quick side dish or vegetarian main, perfect in the end of summer...

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Straight from the French countryside, the classic Tartiflette uses all of my favorite ingredients, potatoes, onions, bacon, cream and & Reblochon cheese, to stunning effect.  Creamy, melted ripe cheese, smoky bacon, starchy sustenance, Tartiflette is...

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Curried Potato Salad - Food Gypsy

Curried Potato Salad – Picnic Perfect

August 7, 2015 | 12 Comments

Nothing like a quick twist on a classic to keep a meal interesting.  Try Curried Potato Salad at your next get together for a little taste of something different. OK, so I had too many...

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Sweet & Sour Slaw with Honey Vinaigrette - Food Gypsy

Sweet & Sour Slaw with Honey Vinaigrette

August 4, 2015 | 4 Comments

This summer’s theme on Food Gypsy is fun, light, tasty food that goes just as easily from the kitchen to the cottage, on a picnic or into the backyard.  Tart and tangy with a hint...

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Warm Wax Bean Salad - Food Gypsy

Wax Bean Salad in Bacon Vinaigrette

August 3, 2015 | 3 Comments

A late summer salad that makes a great side or a light meal, Wax Bean Salad in Bacon Vinaigrette is served warm, wafting with the intoxicating aroma of bacon. Fresh beans are beginning to flood...

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Green peas.  Was there ever a more humble vegetable?  Trust the French to take this little green gem and make it a masterpiece in the classic Petit Pois a la Francaise.  Or as I like...

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Crispy Asian Noodle Salad

July 28, 2015 | 9 Comments

Beat the heat with something cold, crunchy and satisfying.  Whip up a big bowl of Crispy Asian Noodle Salad, toss a little protein at the grill and that, my friends, is dinner. A touch of...

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Cuban Rice and Beans - Food Gypsy

Cuban Rice and Beans, A Side of Spice

July 14, 2015 | 12 Comments

Cuban Rice and Beans, a wet, sticky rice and beans side dish with a solid base of spice, garlic and ginger.  Beside a chop, chunk of chicken or as a meal with grilled vegetables, this...

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Tomato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette - Food Gypsy

Tomato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

July 13, 2015 | 5 Comments

This is an everyday salad at Chez Gypsy. A staple of French country cooking, Tomato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette is the perfect cold side on a hot summer day. I love the long, hot days of summer....

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