Tag Archives: vegetables

guacamole

Four Ingredient Guacamole

September 20, 2012

Guacamole is easy to make from scratch. It’s particularly delicious in the summer months when you can get your hands on ripe local tomatoes. You can make this recipe more complex by adding diced red onions or cilantro. But I like the simple four ingredient guacamole the best.

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Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini

August 29, 2012

If you are like me living in the NY/NJ area – the tomatoes are in full swing in late August. My mom’s garden, and the Farmers Markets, are overflowing with ripe, sweet, and beautiful tomatoes in all colors and shapes.

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Sauteed Kale for Those Who Don’t Like It

April 17, 2012

Kale is pretty much the holy grail for health food eaters. But for you skeptics out there that don’t believe it can actually taste good, this recipe is for you. I won’t list of all of the nutritional benefits of kale here, but it really is one of the most nutrient packed foods out there. Just remember that when you fight over the last helpings of this dish.

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Cauliflower and Potato Mash with Parmesan

May 15, 2013

Chris and I both love mashed potatoes. We’ll eat them along side a green salad for dinner or with grilled fish or sausages. We even put leftovers inside grilled paninis with roasted chicken, mustard and tomatoes. This recipe for Cauliflower and Potato Mash with Parmesan is so delicious you will want plenty of leftovers.

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Massaged Raw Kale Salad with Balsamic

March 17, 2013

I used to always sautee kale with butter and olive oil – always. But, recently I learned how to prepare it raw, and since then I’ve been discovering a whole new world of delicious kale based salads.

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roasted_baby_potatoes

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

July 23, 2013

This is an easy way to prepare potatoes. Baby potatoes cook quickly and there is no peeling involved. Simply cut in half, add oil, seasoning and roast for 30min. A garnish of fresh herbs looks beautiful and adds additional flavor and nutrients.

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Grilled Zucchini

May 16, 2012

I’ve never been a big zucchini fan. When restaurants add it to pasta dishes, like pasta primavera, I usually find it bland and watery. However, last fall I had it prepared at a restaurant in a way that was so delicious, my mind was changed forever.

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Sauteed Kale with Tomatoes

August 6, 2013

Sauteed kale with tomatoes is a favorite late summer dish of mine. The ripe, farm grown tomatoes that show up in August at NYC farmer’s markets make this recipe extra special. And I just love how the balsamic vinegar sweetens the kale and compliments the saltiness of the parmesan cheese.

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braised_artichokes

Braised Artichokes with Lemons

May 13, 2013

It is April in NYC, and beautiful artichokes flown in from California are starting to appear in grocery stores. I grew up eating artichokes, but it wasn’t until recently that I started preparing them myself. Artichokes are one of my favorite foods, but they are an intimidating vegetable to take on for the first time. The good news is that they are easier to prep than you’d think – you just have to be mindful of the sharp point on the tip of each leaf. If you are new to artichokes, basic¬†steamed artichokes¬†may be an easier first time approach.

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Quinoa with Fresh Mint, Peas, and Pecans

July 17, 2013

This recipe is inspired by a dish my mom made recently with wild rice. The flavors are delicious, but I’ve never been crazy about rice. I love quinoa, however, so I wanted to try making a quinoa version with a few modifications.

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