Tag Archives: Vegetables

5 Ways to Eat Your Veggies!

5 Ways to Eat Your Veggies!

Did you know that today is National Eat Your Veggies Day?  Yeah, me neither, until I checked Facebook this morning.  But no matter!  In honor of this most special holiday, I wanted to share 5 tips for adding more veggies into your diet!   1. Have them for breakfast!   We all know that weRead More

Kale Soup with Farro

Kale Soup with Farro

I love soups in the winter – they are so comforting, and can also be so nourishing when prepared at home!  Store-bought soups are often too salty and loaded with flavorings, questionable meats, and refined carbs that do not contribute anything to our health.  But at home, if you can chop a few veggies andRead More

Spinach Egg Bake

Spinach Egg Bake

One of my favorite dishes for potlucks and company are these mini-frittatas which are delicious and absolutely adorable!  But to be perfectly honest, scooping each frittata and then getting them out of the pan is a bit of a pain, so when I’m just looking for a simple egg dish, I’ve been making this modifiedRead More

The Best Broccoli Salad

The Best Broccoli Salad

I am in love with this recipe.  Seriously, it is so surprisingly good, it even got my “but I don’t LIKE broccoli” insisting 4-yr-old to utter words I never expected to hear: “more broccoli please!” So here’s the gist: the broccoli is raw, but tossing it with the hot, vinegar-y dressing is enough to turn it aRead More

The Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes

The Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ok, I know, that’s a really gutsy title for a recipe.  But, as a sweet potato lover for as long as I can remember, I feel qualified to say that this method of making sweet potatoes, if not actually the “best”, is amazingly delicious in addition to being so easy and so good for us!Read More

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

As my farmer’s market wraps up, a few staples that have been consistently available for the past few weeks are winter squash, potatoes, and leeks.  One of my goals for this winter is to get better at making soup, and so potatoes and leeks immediately made me think of potato leek soup.  Many recipes outRead More

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

As a follow up to my previous Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe, I wanted to share with you my other favorite use for extra zucchini – fritters!  I just tried this recipe for the first time last month, and I think I’ve made 4 batches since then.  This one is great if you have TONSRead MoreRead More

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread/Muffins (Whole Wheat)

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread/Muffins (Whole Wheat)

People like to talk about seasonal food, but with modern transportation and grocery stores, it’s sometimes easy to forget that most of us do not live in an area where a wide variety of produce grows year-round.  And yet even though you can pretty much always get things like lettuce, carrots, bananas, and apples, inRead MoreRead More

Onion Dip

I told you all about my love for onion dip when I was a kid when I shared my version of Mark Bittman’s Veggie Dip. I also shared another dip recipe – Spinach Leek Dip – which is also delicious.  But sometimes nothing quite replaces classic onion dip served with potato chips – times likeRead More

Yogurt Veggie Dip

Yogurt Veggie Dip

As a kid (and young adult!) I used to look forward to family get-togethers, where there would almost always be a bowl of onion dip made from sour cream and dried soup mix, which I would load onto potato chips.  Healthy, right?  This is a snack I wouldn’t dream of serving now that I focusRead More