Eat Your Vegetables!

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.

Susan Feliciano
Aug 19, 2016

I think I'll teach my grandson how to make these

How to get kids to eat vegetables? Let them cook something themselves!
When my girls were young, we let them cook their own foods, properly supervised, of course.
They would almost always eat what they cooked.
With zucchini in abundance this time of year, I think I will teach little Judah how to make these pancakes.
Creamy Zucchini Pancakes

Susan Feliciano
Jul 11, 2016


I’m still here, and still cooking, but things just keep happening that tend to keep me off my computer.
Still having a hard time dealing with my niece’s sudden death (no answers from the autopsy yet).
Also, her mother, my sister Nancy, had a double mastectomy last week and I have been with her. They send them home too early – she has 4 drains that require nursing care. I don’t know what some people do who aren’t as smart as she is! She has to empty the drains several times a day and record the amount of drainage from each one separately. It will be next week before she gets 2 of them out, and the week after before they are all out.
And of course, tonight I am up late, eating a very late dinner because there wasn’t time for me to do so at work. I am really fed up with my team leader and work situation – seems like I get handed the brunt of all the tough cases over and over again. Even the day shift team lead has mentioned that she doesn’t think the assignments are fair. So I have to sit up late after eating – just so I don’t get indigestion from lying down on a full stomach.
But I have GREAT NEWS on the horizon! I have found a new job. I start July 25. I will be a post-partum, labor & delivery nurse at another facility in Knoxville. I will only have to work 3 shifts per week – 12 hour shifts, but just think of the time off. I’m hoping to use the extra time to get my Masters. And of course, to go see little Judah and his new baby brother who is due in August.
Sorry to post this in so many groups, I just wanted everyone to know I’m still around and occasionally read all your posts. Great news that Zelda has been found. Please let me know of anything else earth-shattering I have missed over the last few weeks.

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Heidi Hoerman
Jul 5, 2016

New-to-me way to cook corn was yummy!

I usually just microwave corn on the cob but since I was going to have the oven on anyway looked for a way to bake corn. I tripped over lots of recipes for corn with lime butter so thought I'd give it a try. This method should work equally well for a variety of flavoring ingredients.

Remove husk and silk from the corn. Make a compound butter (mix soft butter with flavoring ingredients). Coat the ears of corn with the compound butter. Wrap the corn in foil. Bake at 425 for about 30 minutes. Corn will still be lightly cooked. Increase time for more well-done corn. If a different temperature oven is used, adjust time accordingly.

For two ears of corn, I mixed the grated zest of a lime, a big pinch of salt, and several grindings of lemon pepper in a scant two tablespoons of softened unsalted butter. The resulting corn was delicious. I'll try to remember to take pictures and write up a recipe next time I do it.

Heidi Hoerman
Mar 17, 2016

Curried spinach and beets recipe cuz they were so yummy

Sometimes I quickly put in a recipe cuz something turned out so good I don't want to forget it. This is the most recent of those. I took inspiration from traditional Indian recipes to make something easy. Curry those veggies!

Beet & Spinach Curry (Chukandar Sabji)

Susan Feliciano
Mar 17, 2016

Eat Something Green for St. Patrick's Day!

Let the luck of the Irish fill your meals today. Eat something green!
Honeydew melon for breakfast, cream of broccoli soup and green salad for lunch, and a nice corned beef brisket with cabbage and green Irish potatoes for supper.
Green Potatoes (Shirley Nicholson, '43 Club)

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Susan Feliciano
Mar 5, 2016

Doughnut Recipe in a Vegetable Group?

You bet! This recipe is for PUMPKIN doughnuts.
Pumpkin is a vegetable.
Pumpkin Doughnuts

Susan Feliciano
Feb 18, 2016

Anyone have a good Ratatouille Recipe?

Several years ago, I made a great Ratatouille, first and only time, and took it to a family reunion, and it was raved over. Now I cannot find the recipe. It was a basic Ratatouille, if I remember right, but I added some cubed Tempeh to it so it would have protein and be a main dish.
If you have a really good Ratatouille recipe, please share in the comments.

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