vegetables

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

by Marie on July 16, 2014

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to grill! We’ve been barbecuing 3-4 times a week as I just can’t resist the ease and flavor of a grilled dinner. Whatever you might be cooking up, these grilled brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish to add to your meal. Place them on a skewer for a […]

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The zucchini plant in our garden never disappoints. So of course we are looking for more and more ways to cook, prepare and eat this lovely veggie! I’m definitely going to make these Zucchini Noodles from Everyday Maven found over at the M&T Spotlight. These are just what I need to spice up supper! Here […]

Summer is a-comin’, and you know what that means? I’m always on a big push to eat healthier and get this body into summer swimsuit shape! I’m actually hosting a “biggest loser contest” with my family – siblings, cousins, etc. So I’m on the road to kick it up a notch -  I’ve got to win […]

We are a family who loves our veggies. I don’t know where my kids came from, but all three of them eat their vegetables, even the brussel sprouts. But to help spice things up a bit and get a little creative, we’re making silly vegetable shapes on our plates for an after school snack. I […]

We have no trouble getting our share of sweets during the month of December. It’s the healthy foods we have to be sure to make room for! Here’s a fun hands-on lunch or dinner activity to make with your kiddos – gingerbread boy and girl pizzas. Cute and delicious, and perfect for our Holiday ABC […]

I use my slow-cooker several times a week. I’m always cooking up a double batch of beans or making chicken. I haven’t made many casserole-type recipes in my slow-cooker, but I was intrigued when I saw a recipe for slow-cooker lasagna in a favorite catalog. I was totally willing to give it a try with […]

Have you been overloaded with a garden of zucchini? They tend to take over. So I was happy to have found this recipe for Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchinis from Kayln’s Kitchen over at the M&T Spotlight. If you’re a meat lover, you could add in a little ground beef to these too. Yum! Here are a […]

Our family really likes homemade baked fries.  We used to make them really plain with just salt.  Then we moved to salt and black pepper.  And now we’ve been enjoying flavored salt.  Rosemary and lemon are a perfect combination for homemade fries. That tiny bowl holds the flavorful salt. We’ve been experimenting with making our […]

For months now, I have been craving stuffed peppers. This is strange because I have only ever eaten them a few times in my life that I can remember, and only one of those times was it good. I wanted to trade in the ground beef for vegetables and fried fruit in the stuffing.  And […]

Our family has been on the healthy eating train for almost 2 months, hooray! I’ve been trying really hard to make dinner with vegetables or a salad, helping get in our greens. After talking to a friend of mine about how she helps her kids eat healthier food, she shared a super cool tip with […]

Guest post by Ariela of Sweet Happy Life When my son was a baby he loved butternut squash. In fact, he liked it so much that during one check-up our doctor was all: “Does he eat a lot of squash? Because he’s starting to turn orange.” Flash forward 16 months and do you think he […]

Sweet Potato Kale Soup

by Two Peas on December 28, 2011

The New Year is right around the corner and I am sure some of us are already thinking about healthy eating. If healthy eating is one of your New Year’s goals, make this Sweet Potato Kale Soup. It is easy to make and good for you. The soup is colorful thanks to the orange sweet […]

Think that’s a bold claim?  The best mashed potatoes? You’ll have to give this recipe a try and see if I’m right. Thanksgiving is next week. Millions of families will be serving mashed potatoes slathered in gravy. There is nothing worse than having subpar mashed potatoes. Gravy, my friends, does not cover up all mashed […]

Fennel is in season again. (Hooray!) You might remember the last time I professed my undying love for fennel last winter. In this recipe I’ve left out the orange and paired fennel with beef. It can be intimidating to try something new. And fennel is pretty intimidating, especially if you aren’t sure if you like […]

Mix Up Salad Nicoise

by Lindsey on September 21, 2011

Summer has officially ended, but our garden is still producing.  The tomatoes are ripening like crazy and I bring a big bowl in each afternoon, still warm from the sun.  I can’t think of a better way to use up the last few bits of summer’s bounty than in a classic Salad Nicoise. Good salads […]

I normally don’t think of chili when I think of food I like to eat in the summer.  One day I was cleaning out my fridge and noticed I had all the makings of a delicious chili–cooked red kidney beans, red and green bell peppers, zucchini, corn, fresh cilantro, and green onions.  I threw it […]

I’ve been on a mushroom kick lately. I’m a big fan of the portabella mushroom and I’ve recently found them in baby size at Costco. They are the perfect size for stuffing, so I came up with this healthy version of a stuffed mushroom. Recipe Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushroom 25 portabella mushrooms 1/4 cup diced […]

Last week I decided to go on a 7 day raw food diet, wanting to detox and cleanse my body to become healthier. For me, it started out as a way to lose a little weight and really watch what I was eating, but it did a lot more than that. It really helped me […]

Cooking for me is about three things. 1) I like to feed my family healthy food, with as little processed products as possible. 2) I like our food to taste good. And 3) I need to be able to cook things as fast as possible! And anything that doesn’t require much planning ahead earns bonus […]

Even though I didn’t grow my own zucchini this year, doesn’t mean I didn’t benefit from almost everyone else around me. So we’ve been getting creative with our zucchini supply, cooking it all kinds of ways. I recently made some really yummy Fried Zucchini that went as a great side dish with our Chicken Pesto […]

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