Category Archives for Vegetables

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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Steamed Asparagus With Pine Nuts

One of my resolutions for this year is to cook more healthy food and to get a little more adventurous when it comes to cooking my veggies. I usually just boil asparagus or roast it with a little olive oil and salt. This version is steamed and the pine nuts add a nice bit of […]

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Slow Cooker Collard Greens

Down here we traditionally eat ham, collard greens and back-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. This year I’m going to make my collard greens in the slow cooker and thought I’d share the recipe with you. Just get them started around lunch time and by dinner they will be delicious and tender. Flavor and texture […]

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Broccoli Salad with Bacon

I remember the first time I had this salad. It was at a family cookout and I loved it. It took me a few different tries to come up with a version just like it. It’s since become a favorite. I’ll make it when I know we’ll cook something on the grill for dinner. I […]

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Baked Irish Apple Cabbage

I remember my mother adding an apple when she was cooking red cabbage. The sweetness added some nice balance to the meal. When I first came across this traditional Irish recipe, I was reminded of my mom’s German cooking. This baked cabbage was an instant hit at our house. It makes for a great side […]

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Kale and Avocado Salad With Cucumber

Kale Salad with Lemon

One of my favorite new vegetables is Kale. It’s awesome in soups and stews, sauteed like any other green and I’ve even added it to my smoothies in the morning. You can also make some great healthy Kale chips. Kale is often found either sold by the bunch or in a large bag (washed and […]

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Tomato Dumpling Stew

One of our readers was looking for a recipe for stewed tomatoes with dumplings.  The following is the recipe a commenter suggested, but I tweaked it a little (major difference is reducing the sugar quite a bit.)  You can also use fresh tomatoes, diced up with liquid from the tomatoes reserved.  If you do, you […]

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Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe

Chow Mein is a very versatile recipe and you can tweak this basic vegetable version to include various meats, seafood and of course you can use all sorts of different vegetables in this. Got some leftover broccoli? Throw it in there. Green beans or snow peas on sale at the grocery store this week, include […]

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Vegetable Chop Suey Recipe

Chop Suey is a great Asian dish you can make out of almost anything. I’ll share my version of vegetable chop suey with you, but feel free to add some leftover chicken, pork or beef to it for a meaty Asian inspired meal. To make this extra frugal use whatever vegetables are in season or […]

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