Posts tagged ‘vegetables’

June 18th, 2013

Balsamic-Dijon Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms

by Chrissy

New favorite side dish.

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When green beans are on sale, I end up buying a huge bag of them. I dearly love green beans. I love them so.

My go-to recipe is simple: olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, sautéed until tender-crisp.

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Although, I think I’ve found a new love. Balsamic-Dijon Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms.

Mushrooms in anything will catch my attention, and in this recipe, they really stand out. They hold a ton of balsamic and Dijon flavors, … Read more...

April 29th, 2013

Orange Ginger Cauliflower {with Carrot Ribbons}

by Chrissy

Cauliflower is making a comeback. It’s becoming a hip veggie to cook up, I promise.

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In the LYK, we’ve made “rice” with it, mashed it up with goat cheese to sub as a suitable mashed potatoes replacement, and roasted it with a savory lemon-tahini topping.

Point and case, you can get really creative with this mild-flavored vegetable.

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Since we have been loaded down with oranges, and had two heads of cauliflower in the fridge, it was time to try … Read more...

March 17th, 2013

Irish Breakfast Nachos {with Prosciutto}

by Chrissy

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Nachos for breakfast. What more could you really ask for?

Your answer should be nothing. Absolutely nothing.

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The first time I had Irish nachos I thought I was getting chips with corned beef and cabbage on them. I was in for a glorious surprise. When my plate of pub food appeared in front of me, along with a cold micro brew, I saw a pile of potatoes, bacon, jalapeños, scallions, and cheese.

Tons of cheese.

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I might have given away … Read more...

February 10th, 2013

Healthy Breakfast Muffin {with fruit/veggie puree & sweet potatoes}

by Chrissy

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Yes, I said healthy. Yes, they have fruit and vegetable puree. Yes, they are made with wheat flour. No, they aren’t gross.

They are super moist, flavorful, and perfectly healthy. Oh, and pleasantly sweet. :)

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Also, did I tell you there was a mashed sweet potato in there? Well, there is and let me tell you, the flavors of sweet potato, brown sugar and cinnamon really pull through nicely.

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Now, for the puree. You can really add in whatever you would … Read more...

January 11th, 2013

Clementine Maple Glaze {with Pork Tenderloin}

by Chrissy

Fragrant, zesty, tart and sweet. This glaze has it all.

Last Friday we posted the first of two mandarin recipes. The Satsuma Sunset Cocktail highlighted the Satstuma Mandarin.

Besides the fact that it was a cocktail, it was loaded with complementing, sweet flavors and our friends (the taste-testers) loved it. The vodka was pleasantly masked, which could have been a potential issue if we were really thirsty…

This citrus recipe, highlighting the Clementine Mandarin, is a little more … Read more...