Tag: veggies

Brown Sugar Glazed Sheet Pan Carrots

Brown Sugar Glazed Sheet Pan Carrots

Sweet and tender, with a whisper of heat from the chiles and flavor support from the sweet onions and earthy fresh herbs. Ahhh – all the flavors that make summer gardens worth the trouble!

Oven Roasted Brussles + Bacon

Oven Roasted Brussles + Bacon

I just love this simple side dish – so much that the next time I make it, I plan to quadruple it and call it dinner! It is just.that.good. And speaking of sides – this really is the perfect simple side for your upcoming Thanksgiving 

Tip of the Week!! ((Faux-made Pickles))

Tip of the Week!! ((Faux-made Pickles))

Pickles!! Pickles!! Pickles!! Three cheers for pickles! If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook you may have seen some of my pictures, hinting at this TotW. I am in love with this tip for a few reasons: Continue reading Tip of the Week!! ((Faux-made Pickles))

Rustic Oven-Roasted Herbed Root Veggies & Sweet Smoked Sausage

Rustic Oven-Roasted Herbed Root Veggies & Sweet Smoked Sausage

It’s the middle of the week and dinner is starting to seems daunting, at least for me. I surveyed my pantry and fridge and thought – ‘oh, I need an idea!’ Then it came to me. Time to make use of these ingredients: 

Hoisin & Sweet Chili Glazed Egg Roll Meatballs

Hoisin & Sweet Chili Glazed Egg Roll Meatballs

I have a deep love for meatballs – if you haven’t already noticed! Each one is adaptable to any flavor profile, can be crammed full of various veggies & can made low-carb & low-fat. In addition to all of those great reasons – homemade meatballs 

Technicolored Oven Roasted Veggies with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Zest

Technicolored Oven Roasted Veggies with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Zest

It’s the time of year when I start thinking about shedding my ‘winter coat’ in anticipation of our summer week at the lake. I have had several convos with ladies in my same situation ((you know who you are)) & we all agree: the coat MUST go. Continue reading Technicolored Oven Roasted Veggies with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Zest

Birthright Stew

Birthright Stew

For those of you who have been following my recipes for a few years – this one should be familiar. I like to call it “Birthright Stew” – I will tell you why soon…

Italian-style Green Beans

Italian-style Green Beans

I love fresh green beans – only if they are way over cooked according to the FOOD Network experts… Sure, the bright green color is beautiful. But the waxy, squeaky texture awakens my gag-reflex…and of course, I try my very best to avoid that.

Shock and Awe, people!

Shock and Awe, people!

There is an unwritten list of foods we parents have – PLEASE tell me I am not the only one… You know, a list of the untouchables. The “Untouchable Vegetables”. “Those” veggies that I wouldn’t even dare to put on my kiddos plates, the ones that illicit the gag and cotton mouth. At the very top of my list is ASAPARAGUS. Now, I personally like asparagus or else I would NEVER buy it. (hah)

But, I have a dream, it’s a little dream – but a dream. A dream that I can make one meal and we all eat in peace, young and old, boy and girl, mom and dad. That the color of food isn’t what matters, but that each color and shape is given equal opportunity to be eaten and … even enjoyed. That the dinner table can be a place where tears and discontent do not show their ugly faces. Rather, dinner is filled with laughter and joy and even peace. 

Continue reading Shock and Awe, people!