Potatoes deserve more than to just be a boring side dish. They've got serious star power, and these Cajun-spiced baby potatoes—first boiled until creamy, then crisped in a skillet, and finally topped with a cooling buttermilk-herb dressing—prove it.
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These sweet potatoes have just enough (read: plenty of) butter, heavy cream, and milk. Brown sugar and cinnamon play up the natural sweetness, but I also slip in a subtle ingredient that adds complexity: carrots.
It's rare you can use the word "refreshing" to describe a dish, but man, does Jicama and Watermelon Salad ever fit the bill. A juicy, citrusy, virtually fat-free Bobby Flay recipe, it could replace ice water as your go-to revitalizer on warm summer days.
Note: Michael Natkin of the vegetarian blog Herbivoracious drops by on Wednesdays to share a delicious recipe and expand our vegetarian repertoire. If you haven't had Israeli couscous before, you are in for a treat. Known as P'titim in Israel,...