Vegetables

The Bean Identity – Fava Bean Puree

  The food of Italy never disappoints this Italian, especially when visiting the southern regions where my family roots can be found. After a day of …

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Say Cheese! Scalloped Potatoes

  A potato side-dish complements almost any meat, chicken, or fish meal. This simple version of cheesy scalloped potatoes are not only great for a “big …

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Chop’in Broccoli, Chop’in Brocco-la, Chop’in Brocco-laaa Soup

Are you familiar with the song that Dana Carvey sang called “The Lady I Know?” For some reason that song was rolling around in my head …

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad – Zucchini NOT Included

Summer is winding down, and I don’t think I’ve ever been looking forward to a cool rainy afternoon as much as this year. It was one …

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Another Summer Salad – Beans, Tomato, & Tuna

The summer season does have an impact on my blogging. I’d rather be in the garden admiring and/or harvesting the vegetables, or sitting under the shade …

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Stir Fry, Stir Fry, Let’s Add Chicken And Call It Din Din

One endearing memory of dating my hubby is his term for dinner, “din din.” I’d not heard that word before in the circles I hung out …

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A Grainy Experience – Barley & Edamame Salad With Red Pepper Sauce

Adding grains into salads kicks it up a notch in my book. Farro is a favorite grain that works well in salads. I learned how to …

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Hot August Night – Tomato Vegetable Gazpacho

This soup is an oldie but a goodie – one that I used to make a long time ago in the early years of marriage. It …

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Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Zucchini

Jerry Lee Lewis’ signature song of “Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire” was playing in the background. What a song to get you pumped up and …

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Grilled Corn, Cucumber, & Tomato Salad

Cooking truly “in season” can be challenging sometimes but in today’s world grocery stores can supply fruits and vegetables from other states or countries year around. We …

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Think Outside The Box With Zucchini Nachos

  Everybody loves nachos, right? Well here’s a healthy twist to a time-tested recipe that is sure to please everyone. The only chips used in this …

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The Fast And The Fabulous Vegetable Slaw Salad

Do you ever wonder what to do with the vegetables that are left after serving a vegetable platter? I hosted book club last month and after …

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