Eat Your Vegetables!

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Hosted by Susan Feliciano
Group active since Thu, Jan 13, 2011


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.


Winter weather tomato soup

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By Susan Feliciano
Thursday at 9:55 AM
Snowed in? Kids off from school? Let them make their own lunch: Tomato Soup.
We've made this soup for years and loved it. Can be done on the stove top, but we did it in the microwave so the kids could easily share in its creation.
Tomato Soup Lunch Time Favorite

Cooked romaine lettuce

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By Heidi Hoerman
Monday at 5:45 PM
Don't let those 3-head packs of romaine frighten you because you don't think you could use them up before they collapse into a heap of wilted goo. Romaine is great cooked. A head cut up and sauteed with garlic in olive oil is a great side veg. Anyplace you use spinach you can use romaine, e.g. in soup, on pasta, etc.

Soup Weather

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By Susan Feliciano
Monday at 10:57 AM
Soups make a great way to get vegetables into your family.
And the recent cold weather gives a perfect excuse for serving soup as a main course.
What are some of your favorite soups, and what vegetables do they contain?
I love cream of broccoli soup, and it can be made out of almost any broccoli - fresh, frozen, even leftovers.
Susan's Cream of Broccoli Soup


Magic seasoning for roasted sweet potatoes? Cumin and cinnamon!

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By Heidi Hoerman
Jan 24, 2016
Peel and cut a sweet potato into about 1" cubes, toss in seasoned olive oil, and roast in a 400 degree oven until soft (about 30 minutes) -- a simple recipe for a great side dish. But what to season the oil with is the question. Recently, I added a good spoonful each of ground cumin and cinnamon to the oil and the most wonderful side dish resulted.

Thinking of baby carrots as side-dish staple instead of snack food

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By Heidi Hoerman
Jan 24, 2016
I've changed my thinking about baby carrots. I used to think of them mostly as something to be eaten raw as a snack but I now think of them as another staple to have on hand to make a quick and tasty veggie side dish.

I used to think of baby carrots as being wasteful because you can just buy whole carrots and peel/cut them yourself -- but I've since learned that baby carrots have greatly reduced the wastage of carrot processing. They are made from misshapen, short, and broken carrots that cannot be sold as whole carrots.

Baby carrots are a delicious side vegetable and are well-suited to lots of flavorings. My favorite way to cook them is in a steamer basket. When they are cooked, I can remove the basket, drain them, and dress them in the bottom of the pot they steamed in. A yummy, nutritious, and cheap vegetable side dish.

Among my favorite ingredient combos to dress steamed carrots:
--honey, butter & dill
--butter, cumin, and cinnamon
--butter, parsley, and freshly ground black pepper
--freshly grated ginger, sugar, and rice wine vinegar
--balsamic vinegar and brown sugar
--vermouth and crushed juniper berries
--minced garlic and olive oil

Resolutions, Anyone? Happy New Year!

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By Susan Feliciano
Jan 4, 2016
Has anyone resolved to eat more vegetables in 2016? I think that will be my main New Year's resolution. I haven't been able to chew raw veggies since I got braces on my teeth in July, but it looks like they are coming off in February, and I plan to celebrate with a very nice salad of romaine, spinach, and butter lettuces!
Why not share your resolutions here today? Maybe we can all help each other stick to them, together!

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Merry Christmas to All!

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By Susan Feliciano
Dec 17, 2015
Wishing you the joy and blessings of our Savior, peace on earth, and love in your hearts this Christmas season.

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Remember, Pumpkin is a Vegetable!

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By Susan Feliciano
Nov 25, 2015
Wishing everyone the happiest of Thanksgivings.
May Joy, Peace, and Love surround you and yours!

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