Eat Your Veggies and You Shall Have Cake!

It’s something we’ve all heard from an early age and it still haunts us today as we find ourselves repeating it to our own children. “Eat your vegetables,” my mom would say. Often it would be followed with some sort of threat such as, “if you don’t eat your broccoli, you will not get dessert.”...more

Multicolor Chicken-Potato-Vegetable Salad

Super Fast Green Beans and Hummus

 You might be asking yourself if this even counts as a recipe because it’s so easy to put together. I can see that. But I think just as I didn’t  think of this combination until recently you might not have either. ...more

Chakalaka

Chakalaka is a traditional South African vegetable side-dish. Colorful and spicy, it often accompanies grilled meat, fish, stews or curries. It usually consists of carrots, peppers, onions, tomatoes and beans. There are many variations pf this dish, depending on region. Chakalaka has been a staple food for South Africans, and is a required condiment at South African barbecues, known as braai. It is served hot or cold with a slice of bread or a bowl of pap (a kind of polenta). This colorful vegetarian dish is uncomplicated to prepare and full of flavor....more

Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus Recipe

 How do you make your family beg for asparagus? Simply bake up these Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus, green stalks coated in a cheesy breadcrumb mixture and baked to a golden crisp....more

Asian Stir-Fried Brinjals

A brinjal is a type of plant in many disguises, simply because it can also be called an eggplant (English/American), an aubergine (European), a melongene or a guinea squash. Asians usually identify them as brinjals, which in turn usually refers to the longer, slimmer breed....more

Smooth operator

I have a confession to make…every time I make a smoothie, that old 80s song, 'Smooth Operator,' pops into my head....more

Bell pepper tacos

These bell pepper tacos are so quick and easy to make. I was inspired by a recipe I saw for bell pepper nachoes? What recipes have you seen or used that subsitute something in a common recipe?...more

Brussels Sprout Casserole

Easy, light flavorful side dish; Brussels spouts blanketed with a bechamel-like creamcheese sauce, and baked untill golden brown on top.http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/brussels-sprout-casserole/...more
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