A Veggie Venture

Alanna Kellogg is the second-generation author of Kitchen Parade, a food and recipe column that features seasonal recipes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences where Quick Supper recipes go easy on the clock, the budget, the waistline and the dishwasher. Weight Watchers love the Weight Watchers recipes too. 

Alanna is also the Veggie Evangelist at A Veggie Venture, where for an entire year, Alanna cooked a vegetable in a new way every single day and now writes Asparagus to Zucchini veggie inspiration. Weight Watchers love A Veggie Venture too, because all the zero-point, one-point and two-point recipes are collected in the Weight Watchers recipes.

 

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Perfect Hard-Boiled Ruby Eggs ♥ Easter Recipe!

Just in time for making Easter eggs: How to cook perfect hard-boiled eggs, then dye the eggs in beet juice or pickled beet juice to create stunning ruby-colored "whites" with sunny-yellow centers. ~recipe update & republished for a little Easter cooking inspiration 2015~~more recently updated recipes~ Oh so Easter-basket pretty! And yet ever so simple, just hard-boiled eggs soaked overnight in beet juice ....more

Finnish Rosolli Salad ♥ Traditional at Christmas (and Now Easter?)

Today's beet salad recipe: The traditional Christmas salad in Finland called Rosolli Salad, a rainbow of grated beet, carrot and potato, served here in layers almost like a Scandinavian Seven-Layer Salad. Rosolli Salad is great for parties, especially since it not only may but should be made up to a whole day ahead of time to allow the flavors to meld. Low-Carb and Gluten-Free ....more

Crispy Salty Kale Chips ♥ Recipe aka Why Did I Wait So Long to Bake Kale in the Oven?

Today's vegetable snack: Fresh kale rubbed with a little oil and mustard (or a vinegar, anything with a little acid) and then baked until crispy and salty. Weight Watchers 1 point. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real" ....more

Creamy Spinach with Artichokes ♥

Spinach artichoke dip meets steakhouse creamed spinach, an easy casserole made with pantry ingredients. This Southern Living "Party Cookbook" recipe is simple enough for a weeknight, special enough for company or a holiday meal like Easter or Thanksgiving. Three Guesses ....more

Whole Cauliflower with Homemade Cheese Sauce ♥ How to Cook a Whole Head of Cauliflower

How to cook a whole head of cauliflower, it's surprisingly unfussy! I like to drape mine in homemade cheese sauce, it makes for dramatic presentation, yes? ~recipe updated & republished for a little weekend cooking inspiration 2015~~more recently updated recipes~ 2010: The sheer beauty of the vegetables arriving in the markets — that would be arriving from California and Mexico; that would be arriving in supermarkets, given that I write from Missouri, where gardeners worry whether there's still time to get cool-weather lettuces, peas too, into soggy gardens — some times stops me in my tracks ....more

Crazy-Good Cooked Cabbage ♥

Yeah, I said cabbage and "crazy good" in the same sentence. Hmmm, wait, I see those eyes rolling! I hear you thinking, "Yeah right ....more

Foolproof Oven-Baked Brown Rice ♥

If you've ever wondered how to bake brown rice in the oven, or how to cook brown rice so that it always – always – turns out nutty and fluffy and perfect, this is your recipe. I like the technique so much, I asked Cook's Illustrated for permission to publish their recipe and lo and behold, they said, "Yes!" So here's their recipe, followed by my own tips and the ways I've adapted the recipe for my own kitchen over the years. ~recipe & photo updated 2011 & 2015~~republished for a little weekend cooking inspiration 2015~~more recently updated recipes~ In 2005-2006, only white rice appeared on A Veggie Venture ....more

Cabbage Recipes & Sauerkraut Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

Hello Vegetable Lovers: Yes, it's more housekeeping for the Alphabet of Vegetables here on A Veggie Venture. Vegetable by vegetable, my goal is to separate out our "most favorite" vegetables so their pages will load more quickly, handy for all but especially those of us who check for recipes on our phones. This month? ...more

Day 309: Hearty Heart-Loving Muffins ♥ (Whole-Grain, Low-Fat, Low-Sugar Muffins with Flax, Bran, Carrot, Apple, Raisin & Surprise Ingredient)

A regular-size muffin for 120 calories? It's a miracle! This is a healthy whole-grain, no-added-fat version of the classic Morning Glory Muffin ....more

Kalamata Tuna Salad Bok Choy Wraps ♥

Homemade tuna salad made with kalamata olives, wrapped in leaves of peppery bok choy. Weight Watchers Friendly, just two or three PointsPlus. Low Cal ....more