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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Cauliflower & Chickpea Stew

This hearty vegetarian stew is robust enough to satisfy any omnivore, or a as an additional quick and easy dish to throw together when some of your guests are vegetarian. You can keep it really healthy by leaving out the cream (and still have great… Keep Reading »

Chipotle Cauliflower Mash

This spicy, slightly smokey flavored side dish is a great substitute for mashed potatoes (which would be equally yummy prepared this way). Remember you control the heat by the number of chipotle peppers you add, so be sure to taste as you go.
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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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Purple Cauliflower Mash

This easy kid-friendly side dish also happens to be great for low carb diets in place of mashed potatoes. Of course you can make it with any other color of cauliflower you happen to have, and let your imagination run wild with additional ingredients and… Keep Reading »

Happy Christmas!

“Julie Anne you are a Star! Your food last night was outstanding, people went for seconds and more and more..the cous cous, the chicken stew , the brownies…aah my mouth is one wanted to leave ..Monday evening people stayed until 1 made my dinner party awesome..a big… Keep Reading »

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 »

Painting by Vegetable

Julie Anne and Tatjana Rhodes by Johnnie Friedman
Television has been advocating “eat your vegetables” for decades. From cartoons like Popeye squashing a can of spinach into his mouth for the strength to save Olive Oil, to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. What will it take to… Keep Reading »