Veggies & Starches

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

April 16, 2013
BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato

We’ve eaten some pretty good stuff over the last almost three Whole30 weeks (hello, fire-sale King Crab legs!) but our favorite meal (besides the crab) has been this a baked sweet potato half topped with barbecue “pulled” chicken, served along side something green. And not just because it’s an incredibly budget-friendly meal… but that helped, [...]

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Spinach & Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese

February 4, 2013
Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts

We now have a 3 year old! A 3 year old who eats things like quinoa, kiwi, prosciutto, and even a bite of sushi now and then. The crazy thing is that I can distinctly remember the first time I tried each of those foods – because I was far, far older than 3. But [...]

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Maple Cinnamon Butter. And Bacon.

November 11, 2012
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Cinnamon Butter and Bacon

Because I regularly volunteer for sweet potato duty, that traditional dish has evolved to be the revolving the door at Thanksgiving every year. My mom always makes a small dish of Candied Sweet Potatoes – you know the kind, sweet potatoes, brown sugar, a stick of butter, all buried under a bag of jumbo marshmallows. [...]

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Grilled Okra

July 3, 2012
Grilled Okra

Grilling okra is perhaps the simplest way to prepare one of the weirder members of the vegetable kingdom. The insides are moist (but not slimy) and the outsides get a little crispy, giving you a bit of that fried okra crunch infused with smokiness from the grill. Without all the hassle and the grease of [...]

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Okra Fritters with Grilled Corn & Goat Cheese

June 21, 2012
Okra Fritters with Grilled Corn and Goat Cheese

I grew up in the south where it was very much acceptable to have fried okra as a vegetable 4 times a week during the summer. My parents and both sets of grandparents grew okra in their gardens. I wasn’t a fan. And I couldn’t get away from it. Like most things that weren’t macaroni [...]

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Grilled Broccoli with Chipotle-Lime Butter

May 23, 2012
Grilled Broccoli with Chipotle-Lime Butter

I love grilling season. Which, where I live, essentially lasts from mid-February to mid-November. During the summer, the Foodie Groom’s “vegetable” of choice is grilled corn. It could be worse, I guess – although lately he and the toddler have really been digging the grilled green & purple beans from the garden. His grilled corn [...]

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Quinoa Stuffed Poblano with Grilled Romesco Sauce

May 21, 2012
Quinoa Stuffed Poblanos with Grilled Romesco Sauce

There are stuffed poblanos and then there are stuffed poblanos. These are the latter. These are poblanos stuffed with all the fresh, grilled flavors that we love eating during the summer. Poblanos stuffed with a so-good-you’ll-eat-the-leftover-filling-with-a-spoon of quinoa, queso fresco, grilled corn, lime, and green & red onions. Poblanos served with a wonderfully smokey, grilled [...]

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

April 24, 2012
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

We have previously discussed my obsession love for homemade ranch dressing. Or straight-off-the-shelf-in-a-squeeze-bottle ranch dressing. And I know you guys love it, too – it’s consistently in the top 10 recipes visited here. And if you like the spicy, smokey flavors of chipotle peppers, you’re going to love this version, too. We’ve been keeping a [...]

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