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Category Archive: Vegetables and Salads

Healthier Thousand Island Dressing in Under 5 Minutes (Tasty Tuesdays)

Light Thousand Island Dressing – healthier salad dressing made with less fat and sugar than store bought. Low Fat Salad Dressing.

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Easy Side Dish: Rosemary Garlic Roasted Root Vegetables

This simple side dish of roasted root vegetables (carrots, turnips, potatoes, etc.) tossed with rosemary and garlic is sure to please.

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Do Chua: Vietnamese Carrot and Daikon Radish Pickles plus Tasty Tuesdays

Today I am going to show you just how easy it is to make Do Chua, the Vietnamese carrot and daikon radish pickles that no self-respecting Banh Mi sandwich would be without. Crunchy, vinegary with just a touch of sweetness, this relish is incredible on sandwiches, in a wrap or as a crunchy side dish.The …

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Watermelon Gazpacho with Goat Cheese – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

This month’s Crazy Ingredient Challenge ingredient’s had me stumped at first: Watermelon and Goat Cheese. Then I had a vision in the middle of the night. I love it when that happens, don’t you. Watermelon Gazpacho served with goat cheese crumbles. PERFECT, especially in this summer heat.   The Crazy Ingredient Challenge is similar to …

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International Recipes for the Olympics plus Tasty Tuesdays

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio are right around the corner, so this week I compiled some fabulous recipes from across the globe to get you in the spirit.   I’d be here all day if I posted recipes from every country that will be participating in the Games, but I did my best …

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California Style Corn Salsa

Summer is here which delicious fresh corn is almost in season. If you want a little different way to serve it as an appetizer or side dish with minimal effort, this scrumptious California Style Corn Salsa is just the ticket. Salsas have come a long way of late, combining all kinds of ingredients with all …

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12 Garlic Recipes for National Garlic Day plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

April 19th is National Garlic Day. Another day another national food celebration. But this is garlic! The stinking rose. Definitely celebration worthy in my book. I use plenty of garlic in my day to day cooking and could have compiled a much longer list for you of great garlic recipes. Instead a culled it down …

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Peppery Pickled Red Cabbage plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

This Peppery Pickled Red Cabbage recipe is not only delicious as a salad or a condiment, it comes with a special bonus: a lesson. The recipe is courtesy of my mother-in-law’s cousin Betty, who passed away a few years ago after years with Alzheimer’s. It was one of her specialties. Betty’s daughter recently mentioned to …

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24 Favorite Easter Recipes Round Up

Easter is nearly here and that means it is time to start thinking about your menu. The Easter weekend gives us plenty of opportunities for feasting whether it’s appetizers before the big Easter Sunday meal or family brunches during the weekend. Several bloggers have gotten together to bring you our Favorite Easter Recipes. From delicious …

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Barley Tabbouli plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

This delicious and healthy Barley Tabbouli Salad is great by itself anytime or as a side dish for barbecues in the summer. The lemon and mint are a refreshing combination that mix well with many main courses. The recipe was on Ma’am’s original site and it has been on my blogging to do list to …

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Tea Infused Salad Dressing – Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Are you ready for a tremendously flavorful, yet easy to make, salad dressing? This Tea Infused Salad Dressing can be used with any flavor of tea and mixed and matched with all kinds of wonderful salads from a traditional lettuce based to pasta to brown rice salad like I did here.   I got the …

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Apple Pecan Brown Rice Salad – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

Today is October 20th so it is our monthly Crazy Ingredient Challenge recipe posting day. A group of bloggers choose two ingredients that may not normally be paired together, create a recipe and all post about it on the same day. This month we have Apples and Chives. Be sure to scroll to the bottom …

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Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad plus Tasty Tuesdays Link Up Party

Before we get to the Link Party I just wanted to share a rephotographed version of my Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad. If you have ever tried this salad before you know it can fall victim to one of the biggest crimes in salad-dom – drowning in dressing. Then you add the nuts and bacon and …

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Jajuk (Summer Soup) – plus Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

Most, if not, all Middle Eastern cuisines have their own variation of yogurt and cucumber salad or soup. The Greeks add garlic and call it Tzatziki, the Armenians go with mint and dill and call it Jajuk. Which translates to Summer Soup. My Armenian “expert”, Jamie from I am Not the Babysitter, told me some people use more …

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20 Fabulous Summer Produce Recipes – Tasty Tuesdays Linkup

Get away from me with all of your pumpkin and apple recipes! It is only September 1st! It is still SUMMER! At least for 3 more weeks. Or at least can we wait until Labor Day. It is still time to savor the vine ripened tomatoes and zucchini and watermelon and spicy peppers. Enjoy them now before they …

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Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles

“They” say quick pickles like these Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles are supposed to sit for 4-6 weeks to develop the flavor. I say they are awesome after only a few days. I went a little crazy at the bargain produce section of the store last week and picked up a bag of mushrooms, a …

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Pickled Cherry Tomatoes and Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

Before I turn things over to the Tasty Tuesdays Link Up and the awesome recipes other bloggers have to share, I wanted to tell you about the goodness coming out of my garden and kitchen. I have three out of control cherry tomato plants this year. Unfortunately with cherry tomatoes you get a whole bunch …

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Glazed Turnips and Carrots

Here’s a quick and simple vegetable dish that pairs well with many main courses: Lemon Glazed Turnips and Carrots. You might also like these posts Easy Side Dish: Rosemary Garlic Roasted Root Veget… Smothered Greens Curried Turnip Greens – Tasty Tuesdays Link … Caramelized Turnips

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Smothered Greens

Confession time: I hated greens as a kid but I love them now. My Dad grew Swiss chard and I would do anything to avoid eating it. Now I like all kinds of greens: dandelion, collard, mustard, chard, beet and turnips. Especially when you cook them with bacon and onions. You might also like these …

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Curried Sweet Potato Soup plus Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

While flipping through the original May I Have a Copy of That Recipe cookbook that was the precursor to this website, I came across a recipe for Curried Sweet Potato Soup that I knew wasn’t on the blog yet. Mostly because I know Ma’am never made. She put it in as a joke for a …

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