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August 30th, 2010

Iron Chef America: Battle Broccoli

Last night we were treated to a fresh episode of ‘Iron Chef America’ on the Food Network. Vegetarian Chef Amanda Cohen, owner of the all-veggie eatery Dirty Candy (a reference to her view of vegetables) entered Kitchen Stadium. She challenged that Master of Asian Cuisine, Masaharu Morimoto. A wise choice, indeed! The secret ingredient was broccoli.

NETANYA, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 22: Freshly harvested broccoli are on sale in the local produce market February 22, 2006 in Netanya in central Israel. Fresh locally-grown vegetables, a source of antioxidants according to the American Heart Association, feature regularly in meals in Mediterranean countries. The Mediterranean diet, a term used to broadly describe the eating habits of the people of the region, is widely believed to be responsible for the low rates of chronic heart disease in the populations of the 16 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

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February 22nd, 2010

Vegetable Recipes: Baked Cabbage Recipe

Cabbage is one of those veggies you either love in most forms, or absolutely hate with a passion . My
family happens to really enjoy it, and we are always experimenting with cabbage recipe’s.
It doesn’t matter if the cabbage is in slaw, stuffed, fried or boiled. The baked cabbage recipe below
has long been a family favorite, and goes well with almost any main dish.
Give it a try the next time you’re in the mood to slice, dice, boil and bake! It really is easier than it looks.
Vegetable Recipes: Baked Cabbage Recipe

February 19th, 2010

Vegetarian Recipes: Italian Penne Pasta And Peppers Recipe

We love our pasta around here…and really enjoy vegetables, too. The following vegetarian recipe is not only economical but scrumptious, and so very easy to prepare. It’s also child friendly if you have older children, and the clean-up is minimal. Doesn’t get much better than that!
Give this penne pasta and peppers recipe a try for a meatless, nutritious and delicious lunch or dinner!

Vegetarian Recipes: Italian Penne Pasta And Peppers Recipe

November 4th, 2009

Cauliflower with Tomatoes and Onion

Ever tire of the same old vegetable side dishes? I know we tire of the standard corn, peas, green beans etc., and try to vary our vegetables often. Getting the little one’s ( and some stubborn older ones) to experiment is often an exercise in futility, but I’ve found if it looks appealing, they will not only try it, but actually enjoy it. The cauliflower recipe below has been a big hit around here for a long time…I just never mention to the stubborn ones they are eating cauliflower! This side dish goes very well with chicken, pork or seafood. It’s quick, easy and delicious…give it a try!
Cauliflower with Tomatoes and Onion Recipe

October 7th, 2009

Seasoned Sweet Potato Slices

It’s sweet potato time! Not sure why folks don’t eat them throughout the year, but we seem to zero in on fall and the holidays for this delicious and nutritious potato. Below is an easy and fast sweet potato recipe that can be used as a snack or served with any main meal. Try it soon! It might just make you want them more than a few times a year!
Seasoned Sweet Potato Slices Recipe

October 1st, 2009

Eggplant & Zucchini Pasta

For those days when you’re pressed for time but still want a nourishing and delicious meal, try this veggie pasta recipe below. The blend of zucchini, eggplant and onions in garlic sauce gives the penne pasta a unique and delightful flavor.
While I try to make all my sauces from scratch, I do keep a variety of pre-made on hand…spaghetti, garlic, Alfredo and cheese can always be found in the pantry for harried days like this one. If you watch your weekly sales, they normally are half price at least once a month….stock up !
Eggplant & Zucchini Pasta Recipe

September 27th, 2009

Baked Spinach with Swiss Cheese

I grew up in the Pop-Eye era back when children believed everything they were told, and loving Pop-Eye enabled me to eat spinach at an early age and enjoy it. It’s not so easy anymore to convince children that green food is good for you, hence all the spinach recipes over the years. My Aunt used to make baked spinach with Swiss cheese as a treat…my how we were were easily fooled! One of our family favorite’s is below; give it a try sometime, especially if you have one or two of those picky eaters!
Baked Spinach with Swiss Recipe

September 16th, 2009

Simple Cheese Sauce

My family loves macaroni and cheese, or any pasta with any cheese….truth be told, we simply love cheese in all forms. Below is a simple cheese sauce that can be used on pasta, vegetables, rice and you can even pour it on meatloaf. It’s so easy to make and the taste is so much better than the pre-made sauces we all tend to buy.
If serving more than 4, double the recipe.
Simple Cheese Sauce Recipe

August 26th, 2009

Lemon Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus has been one of my favorite vegetables since I was about 12-13 years old. I never cared to “have a bite”, or taste, prior to my Mother announcing one Easter that asparagus was for the grown-ups only. Being the age I was and often bounced between the kid’s table and grown-up table, well, I had to try it. Not only did I try it, I ate all but 3 spears and yes, I landed in trouble, and was of course banished to the kid’s table for life!
It was a trick my Mom taught me well…. when it came to my kids and their veggies I used that same announcement to pique my childrens’ curiosity…not only about asparagus, but many other vegetables as well.
Below is one of my all time favorite recipe’s that a dear friend shared with me.
Give it try, you’re sure to enjoy it and might want to stock up on asparagus before winter arrives!
Lemon Roasted Asparagus Recipe

August 18th, 2009

Rutabaga and Squash with Cheese

If you enjoy root vegetables the recipe below is a must try. Occasionally I add a cup or 2 of potatoes, parsnips or carrots to the mixture but find it delicious the way it is. The unique blending of flavors will surprise you. It’s a delicious and nutritious alternative to everyday potatoes, rice or pasta.
Rutabaga and Squash with Cheese Recipe