Category Archives for Vegetables

Pumpkin Fritters

Plate of yummy pumpkin fritters made with pumpkin puree, flour, egg and seasonings.

Here’s another great way to use up homemade pumpkin puree. Of course you could also use canned pumpkin if you don’t have any on hand. Either way these pumpkin fritters make a delicious treat. They are a yummy side dish, or roll them in cinnamon sugar to enjoy as an afternoon snack or for breakfast. […]

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Garden Vegetable Casserole

Do you still have some summer vegetables growing in the garden? Or maybe you’re making one last trip to the farmers market to stock up on some produce. Here’s a simple and yummy vegetable casserole recipe I’ve been playing with this summer. It’s full of good stuff and to make it even better, topped with […]

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Zucchini and Ground Beef Stew

My neighbor down the road is a big gardener. He’s gotten a much earlier start this year than we did … Plus I guess it helps that he actually knows what he’s doing. We stopped by earlier today to talk about plants and how to best take care of our tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, zucchini and […]

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Fried Rice with Vegetables

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it is so versatile. Serve the veggie fried rice as a main dish or lunch, or as a side when you’re making fish or baked chicken.  Vary the veggies depending on what you already have at home, what’s on sale at the store or what’s […]

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Vegan Cauliflower Bake

I love cauliflower and have been cooking with it quite a bit lately. With it’s mild flavor, it’s a great dish that goes with just about anything and a great way to get my family to eat more veggies. In order to cut back a bit on the dairy we eat, I tried my hand […]

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How To Grill Portabello Mushrooms

In 2014 we’re doing our best to eat healthier. I’ve been cooking more veggies, more “real food” (unprocessed) and we’ve cut back on red meat quite a bit. One replacement that’s been working pretty well is mushrooms. They are filling, have that “meaty” flavor and texture, but they’re a lot better for you. Take these […]

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Easy Baba Ganouj Dip

Baba Ganouj is a yummy and healthy middle eastern dip you’ve got to try. I’ve stayed away from this in the past because I’m a) not a huge fan of eggplant and b) it seemed a little too involved having to roast a whole eggplant first. I’ve enjoyed making the much easier version below and […]

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Spinach Cheese Bake

I don’t have to tell you that dark leafy greens like spinach are good for you. The hard part is getting used to eating them, especially if you have small children. My solution is to add a little cheese to the mix. This recipe calls for quite a bit of cheese. If your solution (like […]

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