Veggies

Sauce for Cauliflower

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This sauce is an elegant way to dress up cauliflower. To keep it figure friendly, use just a dab for the flavor and you won’t go overboard on the extra calories. This can also be used as a low cal, lower fat Alfredo Sauce. Ingredients: 12 ounces fettuccine (or any pasta shape) 1 Tablespoon extra […]

Nutmeg Seasoned Sauteed Kale and Mushrooms

1 teaspoon grapeseed oil 1 onion, diced 1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon wine vinegar (Or substitite balsamic) 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 bunch kale leaves, torn (ribs removed and discarded) 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Heat oil in a wok over […]

Kale Sauteed With Mushrooms and Marsala Wine

So continuing on my quest for tasty cooked kale recipes, this one is even better than the last one ( Sauteed Kale with Mushrooms and Balsamic Vinegar). At least in my opinion – we’ll see what hubby thinks… but with that splash of Marsala wine in there,  I’m pretty sure he’s gonna like it!.  In […]

Sauteed Kale With Mushrooms and Balsamic Vinegar

Last week my husband was down on kale. He’s eaten it many times before over the last couple of years and found it agreeable enough (primarily because of its heath benefits, I think – not because of its taste!).  But last week, every time I suggested kale as a vegetable to go with his meals, […]

Olive Garden Inspired Salad Dressing

This is a little concoction I whipped up for the first time a couple nights ago when I made us a steak dinner on the weekend.  Chris thought it was fabulous. I was a little concerned he may not dig it, because I used apple cider vinegar which sometimes causes his mouth to pucker, but […]

Greek Salad Dressing

Made for Chris on his birthday, October 21, 2014,  along with Moussaka and fruit cocktail cake for dessert. Good salad dressing. It’s a keeper. 1/4 cup and 2 teaspoons olive oil 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano 3/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard 1/3 […]

Cream of Zucchini Soup, Fast & Easy

Just made this soup, literally a half an hour ago, and it was fast, easy, and really quite nice. I’ll be making this again. Got the husband seal of approval :).  I had this super huge zucchini that came in off the garden. It was a bit of a surprise when I found it there […]

Homemade Tomato Sauce from Scratch

Homemade Tomato Sauce –  With Fresh Tomatoes!  Better & Healthier than Canned  A recipe I found on one of my late night dates with Pinterest when staying at Mom’s  to care for her in the summer of 2013. The tomatoes from the garden were starting to over ripen so I went looking for a tomatoes […]

Parmesan Roasted Zucchini

PrintParmesan Roasted Zucchini Haven’t personally made this one yet – on my “must try” list, will update once its been tested. Would pair well with my Balsamic Basil Turkey Meatloaf.Ingredients3 to 4 medium zucchini 2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 to 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese […]