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.


 

Increasing Romaine Intake via Quick Homemade Caesar Dressing

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By Heidi Hoerman
Apr 30, 2015
Decided I would find a bowl of lettuce a good snack treat if I had homemade Caesar dressing for it in the fridge. Whirred some up in the food processor. Mission accomplished. Recipe here: Heidi's Peppery Caesar Dressing (mayo not raw egg) Put my name in the recipe so I'd remember this is only for me, not for hubby who doesn't really like a Caesar salad and wouldn't be happy with the black pepper's prominence.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE VEGETABLE?

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By Susan Feliciano
Mar 21, 2015
I'd have to say it's a toss-up between pumpkin and asparagus!
How To Make Good Asparagus

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HAVE A HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

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By Susan Feliciano
Mar 17, 2015
Green potatoes - what could be more Irish?
Green Potatoes (Shirley Nicholson)

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Green for St. Patrick's Day!

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By Susan Feliciano
Mar 12, 2015
I'd like to see a collection of green vegetable recipes for St. Patrick's Day.
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!

PUMPKIN

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By Susan Feliciano
Oct 25, 2014
I've probably run a column on Pumpkin before, but thought it was worth repeating with the season upon us. So please post some of your favorite pumpkin recipes here, and we can all share in tasty ways to eat this vegetable.

Carrots (and sweet potatoes, squash, and pumpkin)
Susan's Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Chess Pie
Savory Pumpkin Soup

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Zucchini - How to grate or shred?

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By Susan Feliciano
Sep 1, 2014
I saw this question posted by June Snelling, and thought I would post it on the Vegetables group.
"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?"

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BANANAS! Fruit of the week

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By Susan Feliciano
Sep 1, 2014
~ Getting back to Just a Pinch after a whirlwind month of orienting on a new job. I still have 6 weeks left in orientation, but I have a holiday today and thought I'd check in and post a fruit discussion.
~ 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!

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