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 »

Sesame Carrots & Snow Peas

This Asian version of fresh (and not over cooked) steamed carrots and tender snow peas makes this side dish a winner with clients and members alike. Steaming until just crisp-tender preserves both color and nutrients while the honey adds just the right amount of sweetness… Keep Reading »

Curried Vegetable Couscous

This recipe is as adaptable as your imagination can be. Play around with different spice and herb combinations, and/or vegetables of your choice…. Keep Reading »

Bright Eye Muffins

There is nothing like warm, freshly baked whole wheat muffins with the scent of cinnamon and banana wafting through the house to start your day – bright eyed and bushy tailed. Your family will not even notice all the extra nutrients packed in there with… Keep Reading »

Smashed Carrots Tinged with Orange & Herbs

Orange brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots, while the spices and herbs anchor it in the savory realm. These smashed carrots are a great low-carb alternative to mashed sweet potatoes, and are festive enough for an enticing holiday side dish.
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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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Balsamic Marinated Mixed Vegetables

This has been a staple side dish in our household for over 25 years. I just make a huge batch up at the beginning of the week to snack on or serve with any grilled or Italian entrée.
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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…

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