Rita & Rosie’s Kitchens

Asian Persuasion Summer Salads

Asian Persuasion Summer Salads

 These are two of our favorite salads that we make year-round. Both recipes have an Asian flair, with rice vinegar, soy sauce, chiles and green onions . Raisins are the ringer ingredient in Rosie’s slaw, adding a sweet balance to the red pepper flakes and vinegar. Rita’s […]

Nutty Snacks for the Holidays

Nutty Snacks for the Holidays

Nuts–walnuts, cashews, pecans, almonds–make yummie holiday treats. This is Rosie’s dee-liciously easy Rosemary Roasted Cashews. She ‘borrowed’ the recipe from our friend Mary Margaret a while back, and it’s now her go-to recipe for quick gifts and snacks.  Update: One of my readers Tina Mark shared that […]

Bedevil those Easter Eggs

Bedevil those Easter Eggs

Get cracking with Rita and Rosie’s Deviled Easter Eggs!  Of course, Rita’s have a splash of bitters — but wait! How about Rosie’s mashed potato deviled eggs? A combo of mashed potato flakes, cheddar and bacon bits. Think of warm twice-baked potatoes tucked into a deviled egg. Either […]

Stir Fry for Year of the Monkey

Stir Fry for Year of the Monkey

Rita’s Basic Stir Fry enough for 2 servings with rice 7-8   oz. boneless chicken, pork or beef, sliced 1+    Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce Sauce  1       cup water (3/4 cup for thicker sauce or use a bit more cornstarch) 1       Tbsp. cornstarch 1       Tbsp. soy sauce (low sodium […]

Salad Dressings — homemade or store-bought?

Salad Dressings — homemade or store-bought?

Both!  We like homemade and a few bottled dressings. Homemade salad dressings are easy to make, while store-bought can be embellished with simple additions like lemon peel or toasted sesame oil. Yes, there’s a daunting selection of bottled dressings, and you have to try many ($$) […]

Asian Persuasion Summer Salads

Asian Persuasion Summer Salads

Thai Rice Salad with Three Herbs Makes 8 servings. 1/2  cup seasoned rice vinegar 2     tablespoons peanut oil 1     tablespoon soy sauce 1     tablespoon packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon hot chili oil, optional 4     cups cooked short grain brown rice* 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1     medium cucumber, seeded and sliced […]