Vegetable Kabobs

A fresh quick marinade and onto the grill for a few minutes - for nicely grilled, still crisp and quite tasty veggies.

Green Beans with Lemon Vinaigrette and Almonds

First, let me give you a little garden update. Take a look at the picture above. SUCCESS! I grew green beans! I was so excited when I was out in my garden this week and saw they were ready for picking. There’s just nothing more satisfying than growing your own food and feeding your family....more

Spring party appetizer: Vegetable garden dip

I wasn’t planning on posting a new recipe today, but I made this vegetable garden dip for a spring potluck at work yesterday and couldn’t resist snapping a few photos!...more

Zucchini Noodles

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