Vegetable Stir Fry

I love those moments when you open your fridge and you realize how many things are about to go to waste if you don't eat them soon… Sometimes coming up with a game plan though becomes more of a hassle than an enjoyment of making dinner. Yet I always love the simplicity of a vegetable stir fry. You can use so many different ingredients, and yet they all pair so well together....more

Mateo's Famous Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Our 6 year old loves to eat her vegetables.  Asparagus, corn, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, potatoes, onions, leeks, cabbage, spinach, daikon radish– you name it, she’ll eat it.  Actually, she will eat just about anything her daddy cooks because it tastes good!  Her favorite, which she actually REQUESTS are Brussels Sprouts.  I HATED Brussels Sprouts as a kid, but then again, I had never had Matt’s Brussels Sprouts.  He studied different versions he found at some of our favorite restaurants and came up with a simple, yet delicious recipe....more

Roasted Vegetables on 4 Ingredient Skillet Flatbread

Roasted vegetables make for a light lunch or dinner. Serve with 4 ingredient skillet flatbread and you’ve got a healthy meal full of color. The hardest part about this meal is all the chopping. Once you’re done with that it’s easy street. You can always buy pre-cut vegetables and then there’s no excuse. ...more

Sweet and Sour Braised Red Cabbage

Whether hot served with some seasonal game meat or cold with meats and cheeses, An essential recipe to get you through those Winter nights.Preparation Time: 10 minutesCooking Time: 2 Hours...more

Type 2 Delicious, a blog of recipes and lifestyle tips for people with diabetes and their loved ones

When my partner was diagnosed with Type2 diabetes, we made a major change to our lifestyle and cooking; lowering carbs, mainly vegetable-based dishes, and more exercising.  I hope "Type2Delicious " will help others in the same situation. ...more

Haphazard Gardening: How Not to Grow Vegetables

Behold: our beautiful vegetable garden.Things are actually alive in there. No thanks to us, I might add. We may have planted things in the ground but we certainly haven’t helped them grow....more
Susanf Thanks, Susan! I totally get what you mean. I'm hoping that next year we will actually ...more

How to Menu Plan With Veggie Boxes

The last few years, I've been subscribing to different veggie boxes or complete weekly menu boxes, to see what works for me. When I lived in my student town, there were different possibilities to subscribe to organic veggie boxes. To me, the biggest disadvantage was that it was a monthly subscription. Where I live now, there's a very similar system, but you can decide each week if you sign in for next week's box. I like that system a lot—but when I got pregnant, I jumped off, too tired to work out weekly menus based on what was in the box. ...more

Green Vegetables with Rice Cereal

Green vegetables are an important part of daily diet, especially for babies.  With rapid growth and development happening in these young bodies, green vegetables provide essential nutrients and fuel.  Hence serving babies, different combinations of green vegetables is extremely important. In the following recipe, I have combined french beans, broccoli and peas with garlic and cumin. And served it with rice cereal....more

A boy not meant for vegetables

When faced with vegetables, my son has come up with a go-to phrase:"I'm just not meant to eat vegetables, Mommy."...more

Gifts from the Garden

Last week it was so wonderfully cool and wet that I got the whole garden weeded in the matter of a couple of hours.  Then we went away for the weekend and when I returned.......more