Tag Archive: vegetables

Garlic Kohlrabi Pickles (aka what to do with a 5 pound kohlrabi)

Spicy Garlic Kohlrabi Pickles are a delicious alternative to cucumber pickles and a great way to preserve extra produce. Easy to make instructions.

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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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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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Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Puff

It’s the 20th of the month which means it is time for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge, when a bunch of bloggers pick two ingredients and try to come up with a recipe for them. This month we chose Cauliflower and Cheese. Oh joy! If you are a cauliflower lover you are excited. If you don’t …

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Top Meatless Meals from February – Tasty Tuesdays Linky

I am always looking for new meatless meals, especially this time of year. One can only serve fish sticks and/or bean and cheese burritos so many Fridays during Lent before there is a revolt. Luckily last month the Tasty Tuesdays Contributors had some great ideas to inspire me. You might also like these posts Healthy …

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Curried Turnip Greens – Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

The turnips I planted in my homemade self watering containers are going crazy! So I picked off a handful or two of the larger leaves and left the rest so the turnip roots underneath will have food to keep growing. Most stores here in California cut the greens off of the turnips before selling them …

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10 Tomato Free Salsa Recipes

What do I have against tomatoes in salsa? Not a thing. I love a good tomato salsa, particularly Pico de Gallo in the summer time when tomatoes are at their peak! But, I also like other kinds of salsa. So, in honor of the pseudo-Mexican holiday next week, I thought it would be fun to …

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Meatless Main Courses

Are you following us on Facebook? You are missing out if you aren’t. The other day I asked for people’s best Vegetarian / Meatless / Lenten meals and I got some delicious responses. Too bad you missed them.  Just kidding. Of course I am going to share them with you here too. You might also …

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The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us, and since they will be held in Soichi, Russia I thought it was time to pull out some Russian cuisine to get in the mood. Strawberries Romanoff might be delicious, but it is a little too cold in most of the country for that right now. Instead, I am …

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Thanksgiving 2013

This year we will be celebrating locally instead of up north in the Bay Area. Wish I could be in two places at once. I was assigned to bring a few appetizers and some vegetables this year, so here’s what I made this morning: A veggie tray… You might also like these posts Spicy Bite Sized …

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Squash Recipes – Soup, Bread and Cake

I swore I was not going to do it. I was not going to be like EVERYONE else and write up a pumpkin recipe this month. Seriously, I hit the pumpkin saturation point by the 5th of this month. “Pink” tinted recipes were a close second. If I created a pink pumpkin gluten free organic …

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Spicy Pickled Beets

I harvested all but the last two beets from my garden the other day and there were enough for a big jar of Spicy Pickled Beets for a birthday present for my sister, Mel (better known as my brother Michael’s better half!). I think she will like them considering Michael’s response when I posted the …

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Zucchini Frittata

This Zucchini Frittata is a simple breakfast recipe that you can whip up on a weekend morning or maybe even for a special springtime brunch (*cough* Mother’s Day *cough*). It originally came from the little cookbook that came with a food processor years ago. Don’t have a food processor? Just chop the vegetables by hand …

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Roasted Peppers and Busting the Myth of Bell Pepper Gender

While browsing through my local grocery store I spied a bag of three organic bell peppers (two red and one green) on sale for $1. Ka-ching! SCORE! Heck, I am lucky to find one non organic pepper at that price, let alone three. I snatched those babies up to make some roasted peppers. As I was washing …

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Hearty and Satisfying Beef Stew with Guinness

You do know corned beef and cabbage isn’t really what the Irish eat on St. Patrick’s Day, right? Nor do they dump green food coloring in everything from icing to beer. That is an American phenomena. Not that I won’t pick up a corned beef this week when they are on sale but if you …

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Dandelion Soup and Sauteed Dandelion Greens

While flipping through The Yul Brynner Cookbook that Ma’am had given me (thanks again, Mamacita!) I saw a recipe for Dandelion Soup. Like anyone with a lawn, I immediately thought WEED Soup?! Sorry, I am not allowing any to hang around my yard long enough to find out. He also mentions young nettles can be …

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Going Green

I have joined my local CSA. No, I am not referring to the Confederate States of America. Though, thanks to Great Great Grandfather Ruben Donnell’s service in the 4th Battalion North Carolina Junior Reserve (he joined in 1864 at age 17), I could be a member of  the Daughters of the Confederacy if I had the …

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A Votre Santé

Regardless of the potential fraud or sensationalism perpetrated by the Discovery Networks, I am fairly confident I speak for most people when I say we should all be a little more conscious of what we eat and its effect on our health. The American Heart Association has a handy online tool called My Life Check to help you “learn the state of your heart and what you can do to live a better life”.

Free E-Guide: Choosing Healthy Fats

As a thank you for signing up for our biweekly newsletter we will send you a copy of 30 Tips for Choosing Healthy Fats in Your Diet. Then every two weeks we will send you delicious recipes and other food related fun.