Category Archives: Vegetable

Coconut Okra

“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.” ― Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential I’m going to forgive Anthony Bourdain his hatred of vegetarians because he’s so good looking and because people with a sense of humour are so easy to forgive. Mostly […]

Falafel

I lived in Kuwait for a few years and had the opportunity to taste some authentic Arabic food. Out of all, hummus is my favorite but I am also a huge fan of the falafel wrap or sandwich. The Arabic food varies throughout the Middle East. Lebanese food is different from the food that I […]

Cole Slaw

Who doesn’t love coleslaw at a picnic, or at any gathering? Ranch dressing gives this recipe a nice twist to the classic side dish. Ingredients: 16 oz bag of coleslaw mix 2 T diced onion 1/2 cup creamy salad dressing (like Miracle Whip) 1/3 Ranch dressing 1/2 cup white sugar 1 T white vinegar 1/4 […]

Balsamic Roasted Carrots

Any carrot, cut any style, tastes great in this delicious, Paleo and Bariatric friendly recipe that’s the perfect healthy side dish. The recipe is so simple, it begs to be made, again and again. By using basic ingredients, this mix of carroty sweetness and balsamic tanginess is great for introducing vegetables to kids. Get the […]

Balsalmic Roasted Carrots

Cooking takes time, is easy to screw up, and can’t be healthy or easy to feed to my kids. Wrong, wrong, wrong! Looking for a recipe that is fast, simple, healthy, kid-friendly, and, oh yeah, yummy? Look no further than this delectable roasted carrots recipe. Any carrot, cut any style, tastes great in this delicious, […]

Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Cakes

I love the flavors and textures in these Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Cakes. These make great appetizers or snacks and pair great with a sour cream-Dijon dressing. From the original site: The cumin and rosemary pair well with the sweet potatoes in this dish, and the walnuts do, too. They also add a […]

Eggplant Muffuletta Sandwiches

Eggplant Muffuletta Sandwiches are a meatless version of the hearty classic you’d find in New Orleans. Whatever you do, don’t leave off the zesty olive salad that makes this sandwich special (and messy)! From the original site: Be sure to have a bunch of napkins on hand when you set out to enjoy Eggplant Muffuletta […]

Kale-a-palooza Salad

I created this salad for a Food Blogger Los Angeles meeting called Kale-a palooza. We all brought kale dishes to our meeting. Kale is one of the healthiest, most nutrient-dense veggies on the planet. This holds up well as leftovers, too. From the original site: And so was born Kale-a-palooza Salad, a fitting main dish […]

Cilantro Pesto Dip: “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody,…

…even one’s own relatives.” — Oscar Wilde I wasn’t really big on the idea of dips and pestos. They seemed like frippery but I’ve really started to come around as evidenced by this Dip Week. Make a pile of the stuff and put it aside – use it as a sandwich spread, salad dressing, mix […]

CREAMY CAULIFLOWER DIP

“A cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education” – Mark Twain As you line up your winter parties, we’re going to help you out with a week’s worth of simple, (relatively) healthy dip recipes and make your life a little easier! Ingredients: What you’ll need: 1 head of cauliflower 2 tbsp garlic 3 […]

Chooley Bhature

This is a very famous Indian snack recipe which has a Chickpea curry and fried Indian flatbread. It is gorgeous and highly addictive. Get the Recipe: Chooley Bhature

Vegetable Korma

This is a one pot vegetable korma which is a beautiful dish which can be made with frozen vegetables if you do not have fresh ones available. It is a very impressive dish that looks complicated but is so easy and simple to make. Get the Recipe: Vegetable Korma

Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

Roasted carrot and cauliflower soup is really easy to make. Roasting the carrots and cauliflower for this soup brings on such great flavor. Easy to make, delicious to enjoy! From the original site: Roasted carrot and cauliflower soup is really easy to make. I mean, come on. You know you probably have carrots in the […]

Ricotta Cheese Parathas

This is a beautiful and easy recipe of a Paratha (Indian flatbread with stuffing). I have added a twist to this recipe with some Raisins and Green chillies giving it a sweet and chilli taste. It is so easy to make and absolutely melts in your mouth. Get the Recipe: Ricotta Cheese Parathas

Easy Indian Cooking – Peas Masala

When you have to cook every day, you tend to find short cuts to make the recipe flavorful, yet simple and less time- consuming. I am no different. When I truly cannot figure out what to cook for dinner I resort to some old-fashioned recipes from the kitchens of my mother and grandmothers. You get […]

green beans wrapped in bacon
Green Bean Bacon Bundles!

These looked too delightful not to share..  From How Sweet It Is : Bacon! How can a day with bacon be… blah?! Weeks ago, a lovely reader named Laura sent me this recipe. Hi Laura! For some odd reason… she thought this had my name all over it. I have no idea why. Bacon. Butter. […]

Spelt salad with cranberries

This salad with spelt is not only extremely healthy and good for you, it is also delicious. The nutty flavor of the spelt, combined with the slight sweetness of the cranberries and the crunchy saltiness of the halloumi is just perfect! From the original site: How often do you read all those ingredient labels on […]

Lentil Tacos with Sliced Olives

The beloved taco gets a modern vegan update with lentils instead of beef, lots of spices, and a garnish of sliced ripe olives, of course. Meatless Monday, here we come! From the original site: My family loved this meatless mixture in tacos so much that I began to use it in a lot of other […]

The Original Kim Chi Recipe

I love Korean Kimchi! The most basic type of Kimchi in Korea is called Bae Chu Kimchi and is made of cabbage and anchovies or fish sauce and Korean red chili powder call Gochujang! I learned how to make Bae Chu Kimchi from a room mate I had in college and he and his mother […]

Roasted Hatch Chile Salsa

Gluten Free, Vegan, Soy Free salsa thats perfect any time of the day with warm chips. From the original site: Each August I try to buy at least one batch each of the mild and hot varieties and never give up a chance to buy and freeze them anytime I see them. Just like my […]

baked-zucchini-tots from skinnytaste (seen at foodwhirl.com)
Yum! Baked Zucchini Tots!

These look like a great idea (at @skinnytaste via @nikimaki)… a kid friendly sidedish featuring zucchini! Go get the recipe at SkinnyTaste. From the original site: Getting your family to eat their veggies can often be difficult. Well these kid-friendly zucchini tots are the perfect solution! Make them in mini muffin tins for the perfect […]

“Not” Kraut – Sauteed Cabbage & Pears

While kraut is always a good stand by for any pork recipe, sometimes something lighter and cabbage-y is just the ticket Ingredients: 2 Cups Shredded Cabbage 4 Strips Low Sodium Bacon – Chopped 2 Medium Pears – Diced 1/2 Cup Onion – Chopped 1/4 Cup Cider Vinegar 1 Cup White Wine 1 Teaspoon Caraway Seeds […]

The Priest Fainted (Imam Bayildi, a Turkish Dish)

Imam Bayildi ( The Priest Fainted) is one of the most well-known Turkish “Zeytinyagli” Olive Oil Dishes. In the orginal recipe, fried eggplant stuffed with tomato, onion, garlic and parsley, baked in the oven and served cold. My version of Imam Bayildi is lighter and easier than the original one. Ingredients: Ingredients: 4 medium-sized eggplants […]

Grilled Peach, Onion and Bacon Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

This recipe is truly “Summer on a Plate” with the smokey flavors of grilled peaches and vidalias tossed with lettuce and buttermilk dressing. And if that weren’t delicious enough, a few sprinkled pieces of candied bacon to take it over the edge. From the original site: This is a juicy, salty, tangy, spicy (very very […]

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, making healthy food taste delicious. I cook this whenever I need to make my husband eat vegetables. From the original site: Once in a while, I try to make food at home. I still think I’m a bit of a cook in training, but with everything – practice makes perfect. I make […]