We all know how important it is to eat our vegetables. But how often do we make a delicious main dish, only to think: What can I serve with this? I often see references to "Serve with a lightly steamed vegetable..." but sometimes I'm out of ideas for a tasty vegetable to go with my meal. So use this group to share some of your tastiest vegetable recipes. New, old, tried and true - whatever! I look forward to seeing your good veggie suggestions. Please limit posts to recipes containing vegetables and fruits.
Mar 21, 2015
How To Make Good Asparagus
Mar 17, 2015
Green Potatoes (Shirley Nicholson)
Mar 12, 2015
Let's start with Green Green Salad. Someone once told me that the pepper rings resemble shamrocks!
Then you can't be Irish without potatoes, so also take a look at Green Potatoes (Shirley Nicholson). We love this dish, and found it's even better topped with some sharp white cheddar cheese.
Then there are just plain greens - one of the top 8 healthiest foods on the planet. Here are two informative articles about eating greens: Spinach and Dark Leafy Greens and 10 Great Greens.
Less obvious, but still just as green, here are recipes for Peas with Mint, Susan's Fried Green Tomatoes and Fresh Homemade Guacamole.
And for dessert, who can resist MARGARITA CUPCAKES w/ Tequila lime frosting. (Hey, they've got lime in them!)
I hope others will post some of your green vegetable and fruit recipes!
Oct 25, 2014
Carrots (and sweet potatoes, squash, and pumpkin)
Susan's Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Chess Pie
Savory Pumpkin Soup
Sep 1, 2014
"I have a few recipes for zucchini bread and they call for grating. I did this but had a huge mess, not to mention a lot of liquid running all over. I also tried shredding which worked much better. I baked two loaves, one grated and one shredded and they are mostly the same except the grated one is really moist and the shredded one, although moist is lighter - not quite as dense. Is there any reason to choose one over the other?"
Sep 1, 2014
~ I may have used bananas before, but I ran across this great photo on the Fruits and Veggies, More Matters website so I thought I'd share it.
Be sure to add your BANANA recipes to this post. Especially those that use overripe bananas but are NOT banana bread! Sometimes I get too much of a good thing.
HAPPY LABOR DAY TO EVERYONE!
Aug 8, 2014
Grapes have a long and abundant history. While they’ve grown wild since creation, evidence suggests they were cultivated in Asia as early as 5000 BC. Grapes also played a role in numerous biblical accounts, being referred to by Jesus as the “fruit of the vine.”
There are more than 50 different varieties of grapes that are for regular consumption. Each kind of grape is slightly different in terms of the kinds of nutrients it can contain, yet what the research increasingly indicates is that every kind of grape may promote greater health and longer living among people who consume them regularly.
Grapes themselves are made up of between 70 and 80 percent water and between 20 and 30 percent sugars, such as glucose and fructose. However, there are a number of additional nutrients in most grapes, including gallic acid, glucosides, phosphoric acid, manganese, iron, and a number of vitamins, calcium, and folic acid. The nutrients and enzymes contained within grapes indicate that they are a rich source for a variety of healthy elements needed by the body.