DRESSING UP

Ever since I can remember I have loved dressing up. I spent hour upon hour raiding my mother’s lingerie drawer to dress up like Samantha or Serena (I had a much stronger resemblance to Serena in both colorings and naughtiness) in Bewitched using mom’s negligees.

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Veggies & The Plain Jane Rut

Did you know that half your dinner plate should be nutrient dense vegetables? Not only is that how we get the majority share of our daily vitamin and mineral requirements, many vegetables are full of cancer-fighting antioxidants, super low in calories and full of fiber… Keep Reading »

Stir-Fry Tabouleh

Middle East meets Far East with this quick, healthy, yummy, and colorful vegetarian dinner perfect for any week night, or when a vegetarian friend drops by for dinner unexpectedly. These are all ingredients I had in my pantry and fridge for a great impromptu meal…. Keep Reading »

Honey Mustard Grilled Chopped Vegetable Salad

Beat the summer heat with a delicious grilled chopped vegetable salad. I usually like to double the vegetables I’m making as a side dish  for one meal to do double duty for another. The trick is to only cook the vegetables until they’re crisp-tender, retaining… Keep Reading »

Tangerine Asparagus

Savor the first blush of spring! Tangerine zest and juice adds color and brightens the mild asparagus…. Keep Reading »

Friday Food Tip: Keeping Summer Sides Simple

You know the saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” well none of us want to slave over a hot stove this time of year. Summer means a vast array of tasty fresh vegetables available, and most can be eaten… Keep Reading »

Garlicky Roasted Broccoli

Crushed garlic adds another dimension of flavor to roasted, yummy caramelized broccoli. If you like a little heat, add in 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes too.
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Lemon Israeli Couscous with Spring Asparagus

The larger round balls of Israeli couscous give a wonderful contrasting texture and shape to the asparagus, while the tartness of the lemon zest adds just the right zing to this versatile side dish…. Keep Reading »

Cashew Cream of Asparagus Soup

I had a friend visiting from Australia who had a toothache, and couldn’t eat anything solid for a few days, so I whipped together this cashew cream of asparagus soup from what I had on hand in my fridge and pantry. Both of us were… Keep Reading »

Asian-Style Roasted Broccoli

Fresh minced ginger and crushed garlic adds another dimension of flavor to roasted, yummy caramelized broccoli with just a dash of soy sauce. If you like a little heat, add in 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes too.
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Eat Your Vegetables!

I was a model child when it came to drinking my milk, but vegetables? Not so much. This plea appeared recently on my blog, and I’m sure applies to many of us…

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“My mother never made me eat vegetables so I never developed… Keep Reading »