vegetables

Spaghetti Squash in the Slow Cooker

Spaghetti Squash in the Slow Cooker

The slow cooker is by far the easiest way to cook a spaghetti squash……the hardest part is thinking ahead to get it in the slow cooker, but it’s worth the extra time! Using a skewer or long, thin knife (I use a stainless steel kabab […]

What do I do with……Swiss Chard?

What do I do with……Swiss Chard?

I have chard growing like gangbusters in my garden right now, and have been offering it up to unsuspecting friends every few days.  The one response I hear most is:  “What do I do with chard?” We’ve all heard of spinach, and most of us […]

Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

Ingredients: Fresh broccoli, 1-2 bunches (I use 2 bunches for my family of 6) 2 tablespoons olive oil salt to taste Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Chop broccoli into florets, all roughly the same size Place florets in large baking dish or on a […]

Roasted Cabbage

Roasted Cabbage

I promise, this is good.  Like really, really good.  My husband and I can put away a significant amount of roasted cabbage because it really is that good.  Something about it puts it solidly in the comfort food category for me, which is odd since […]

Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash

  I found a few acorn squash in my produce bin from Urban Acres last week, and since I’ve only had them one time many, many years ago (and didn’t care for them at all), I let them sit on my counter, collecting dust. So […]

Bok Choy with Bacon and Onions

Bok Choy with Bacon and Onions

Raise your hand if you can tell me what those greens are in the picture.  Anyone? If you had asked me that a year ago I would have had absolutely no idea.  I would have said some kind of green, which is painfully obvious, but […]

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is one of my favorites….easy, little prep time, and a pretty mild flavor which results in minimal protests from my kids.  Give it a try! Ingredients: 1 or 2 heads of cauliflower (I usually make 2 heads for my family of 6, which […]

Time for Carrots

Time for Carrots

Serving a vegetable at a meal does not have to require actually cooking a vegetable. There are nights (like tonight!!!) that my main dish takes longer to prepare than I expected, or some unforeseen distraction appears (usually in the form of homework that requires a […]

Roasted Root Vegetables

If you know me well enough to know my kitchen habits, then you know that I never, ever, ever make a recipe exactly as it’s written.  Really, never.  If I share a recipe with you I’ll send the original recipe, along with all the things […]

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is another vegetable that I had never tried until recently, and again, I’m making up for lost time by making it often, especially in the fall.  This yummy squash is like candy…..so sweet and yummy, and I find it incredibly easy to polish […]