vegetables

Salad in a Glass

by angelika on October 28, 2013

Salad in a Glass

I really do mean to eat a diet full of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. I absolutely know how important it is. How many cancer fighting micronutrients are in cruciferous vegetables, how many powerful antioxidants are in berries. Fabulous vitamin A  for your skin, hair, and eyes in carrots and kale. Vitamin C […]

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Maple Roasted Pumpkin with Brussels Sprouts

by angelika on October 15, 2012

Fall is in the air, it’s turned cold here and as if to mark the occasion the first Brussels sprouts appeared at the market sitting beautifully right next to the pumpkin display.  I am embarrassed to admit, that my kids didn’t think you could eat pumpkin. At least that is what they told me. I was wondering where […]

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Grilled Asparagus with Truffle Buuter

by angelika on June 29, 2012

Grilling is one of the fastes ways to prepare vegetables, and maybe my favorite. I love the flavor that a grill imparts on vegetable, even an indoor one. Grilling gives a nice smoky undertone, which is set off fabulously by my favorite salt, fume de sel. Other girls collect purses, me? I collect salt. Fume […]

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Cauliflower Cheddar Fritters

by angelika on June 22, 2012

Fritters are my go to weeknight meal when I want to feed my kids something healthy in no time flat. I have found that even the most rejected vegetables are often if not beloved, at least sampled, when in a pancake. (Although I will say that Q has tried to insist that they all really need syrup.) […]

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Grilled Zucchini with Balsamic Drizzle

by angelika on May 20, 2012

I like to have an arsenal of super simple vegetable preparations so that I don’t skimp on the veggies when making a quick weeknight meal for my family. It’s super easy to throw together some pasta, or even pop in a frozen veggie burger, and I do it just like everyone. For Mr. Fabulous and I, a […]

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If you took one look at the title of this recipe and thought, yes please!, then we must be related. When I made this salad, I felt as if I had died and gone to salad heaven. The funny thing is, this salad was born from frustration. Mr. Fabulous brought home the groceries from his […]

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Potatoes in a Spinach Sauce

by angelika on April 27, 2012

If you have toddlers or small kids, you know how satisfying it is to see your kids devour a meal that is rich in dark leafy greens, or vegetables that kids are not often associated with. I’ve said before that I have one adventurous eater, and one picky one. Finding ways to balance the diet […]

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Asparagus Goat Cheese Pasta

by angelika on April 21, 2012

Another Fast and Fabulous weeknight meal. I set a timer for this one. The entire meal was on the table in 30 minutes, and that included boiling the water! Asparagus is just starting to show up at our markets, and to me this signifies spring just as much as the blossoms on my apple trees, […]

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Sesame Almond Broccoli

by angelika on March 17, 2012

We have another installment in the category that shall henceforth be called Fast and Fabulous. This is a vegetable side dish that is once again ready in about 15 minutes. With food this fast there is just no excuse not to eat healthy. Broccoli is a beloved vegetable in our house. Both kids will eat […]

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Sweet Potato Polenta

by angelika on January 25, 2012

As promised, the ideal side for my last post of black eyed peas and braised kale, sweet potato polenta. What I love about this particular rendition of polenta is that it is made with broth, and not cream and milk. The polenta is lighter, healthier, and vegan. (if you don’t finish it with butter, which I did) […]

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Lightning Fast Rapini Pasta

by angelika on December 21, 2011

If you are anything like me, there are many nights you either need or want to feed yourself and your family fast- but you still want it to be healthy. Now I’ll admit, I have a freezer full of Amy’s burritos and frozen pizza for nights I just can’t get it together. However, with 15 […]

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Broccoli Cheddar Pot Pie

by angelika on December 3, 2011

We took a turn for Thanksgiving this year. Instead of making our traditional Root Vegetable Pot Pie, I decided to try something completely new. I wanted to make a broccoli cheddar pot pie, but with a twist. The cheddar sauce in this pot pie is complied of both sharp, and smoked cheddar. This gives the whole pot […]

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Cauliflower, Capers and Kalamata Olives

by angelika on September 30, 2011

One of my favorite flavor combinations is cauliflower and kalamata olives. It’s definitely not intuitive, but when the two come together it really is quite extraordinary. Now, truth be told, I am an olive junkie. I love the briny taste, the texture and the oily mouth feel. I also love cauliflower. Growing up it was my favorite vegetable. In this […]

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Charred Corn Salad

by angelika on September 9, 2011

Charred corn, have you tried it? The smoky flavor is really sublime. The best part is, when you char the corn, you cook it just enough that you get a sweet and smoky flavor without losing the delicious crunch. I was watching Kelsey’s Essentials on the cooking channel last weekend, and she made a grilled […]

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Green Pancakes with Lime Butter

by angelika on September 7, 2011

I’m back on my pancake for dinner kick! Thanks to Ottolenghi they have taken a turn towards magnifient. This is my favorite recipe I have tried from Plenty. The lime butter takes it over the edge in my book. Lime, chili and cilantro…. need I say more? Add to that 8 cups of spinach and […]

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