Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Peppers

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Peppers

This is another great side dish recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet peppers! If you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts because you grew up with them being boiled, please do give roasted Brussels sprouts a chance! (Family Features) It may sound contrary to your healthy eating plan, but the human body actually needs some types of fat for heart and brain health. One common source is cooking oil, … Continue Reading →
Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Today I’ve got a great and hear healthy recipe to share for a vegetable frittata with roasted asparagus and tomatoes. This is actually a vegetarian dish but I promise if you serve this to meat eaters they will not complain. A frittata is an egg dish, kind of like a crustless quiche. You can really put anything you like into them, but I adore this recipe with all of the … Continue Reading →
Cheesy Delicious Small Bites for a Big Party (recipes)

Cheesy Delicious Small Bites for a Big Party (recipes)

Hosting a holiday gathering does not mean you have to have a full sit down dinner. Instead try making lots of small bites and having a buffet where your guests can help themselves. This is actually much easier for the host as well because you can prepare so much ahead of time and then enjoy the party with your guests. Today I’ve got some delicous cheesy recipes and ideas for … Continue Reading →
Oven Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Mushrooms and Onions with Thyme and Garlic

Oven Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Mushrooms and Onions with Thyme and Garlic

I really love veggies! Tonight for dinner I combined lots of yummy vegetables and roasted them since it is still cool enough to have the oven on in the house. This savory mix of baby potatoes, fresh green beans, sliced mushroom, and onion are flavored with fresh thyme and garlic. Roasted veggies caramelize a bit and that brings out those pretty brown colors which are actually the natural sugars coming … Continue Reading →
Quick Pickled Veggies

Quick Pickled Veggies

Hubby is a big fan of cucumbers and they had seedless ones on sale at the grocery store this week. I picked some up and thought I would surprise him with some but I decided to mix it up a bit this time. Instead of just cucumbers I also added in carrots, asparagus and shallots. This is super easy to make and it will keep in the fridge for about … Continue Reading →
Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Recipe

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Recipe

Coleslaw has never been a favorite food of mine. Most of them that I tasted over the years just tasted like mushy cabbage in mayo and I was not a fan. However, I do like salads and thought I could come up with some coleslaw I might like. Last night I made this Cilantro and Lime Coleslaw for the first time and it was really good! Hubby loves coleslaw and … Continue Reading →
Air Fried Tostones (plantains)

Air Fried Tostones (plantains)

Tonight we had Mexican food for dinner and I decided to try and make some tostones in my air fryer. Tostones are twice-fried plantains. These are the things that look like bananas but they are not. I actually hate bananas so trust me when I say plantains do not taste the same because I love plantains. Here is how I made my air fried tostones (plantains). **UPDATE 5/30/17:  Thanks to … Continue Reading →
How to Roast Beets and Saute Beet Greens for a Healthy Side Dish

How to Roast Beets and Saute Beet Greens for a Healthy Side Dish

Everyone is looking for healthy foods to cook at home right now so I thought I would share how to easily cook fresh beets. You can actually get two side dishes with this one vegetable! Beets are very nutritious, easy to make, and are very tasty – really! Buy the entire beet with greens still attached. I suggest looking for organic beets if they are available to you. I bought … Continue Reading →
Roasted Cauliflower with Shallots, Garlic, Thyme and Parmesan RECIPE

Roasted Cauliflower with Shallots, Garlic, Thyme and Parmesan RECIPE

Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables and I find it is actually fairly versatile. Tonight I tried roasting the cauliflower with the addition of shallots, garlic, thyme, and then a sprinkle of some fresh Parmesan cheese. The result was a deliciously nutty flavor without any of that cabbage-like flavor that cauliflower can sometimes have. Cauliflower has a high nutritional density. It is low in fat and carbohydrates but has … Continue Reading →
Carrots with Shallots, Sage, and Thyme RECIPE

Carrots with Shallots, Sage, and Thyme RECIPE

I was using the new Bing Food & Drink app to look for something different to include on our holiday menu and I came across this recipe for carrots with shallots, sage, and thyme. O-M-G they are so delicious! For me, this was my favorite dish on the table that day and I plan to make these carrots over and over again. Using rainbow carrots adds a nice variation of color … Continue Reading →