Okra in a Tomato Cream Sauce

We had some friends over for dinner a few weeks ago.  I spent all day making a delicious dinner and amazing dessert.  Really top quality food.  Then about 10 minutes before the doorbell rang, I realized that I hadn’t prepared any sort of side dish to go with the main entree.  Desperately flinging open the … Continue reading

Okra and Tomato Stew

Okra, tomatoes, and onions.  That’s about all that goes into this simple and easy stew.  I’ve been avoiding making anything with the word “stew” in the name for the past few *very hot* months, but finally broke down and made this NY Times recipe for okra stew.  Overall, it was good.  Very easy to make, … Continue reading

Okra Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know you’re looking at that heading and thinking “oh, no she didn’t!”  But I’d like to counter that with “oh, yes I did!”  See?! Holy unconventional use of vegetables, Batman!  Okra in cookies?  Madness!  Delicious madness! I was actually trying to figure out how to use the last of this round of okra in … Continue reading

Okra Bacon Mac and Cheese

This dish originated one night when I was asking my husband what I was going to do with all the okra we got last summer.  He shrugged and said “I don’t know…okra…bacon is good…mac and cheese is good.  How about okra bacon mac and cheese?”  I laughed at the ridiculousness of that suggestion and then … Continue reading