Veggies & Starches

Marinated Artichoke Dip

April 6, 2011
Marinated Artichokes

We’re big artichoke fans. Whether we’re eating them in pasta, a warm bubbly dip, straight out of the colander while draining, or picked off the salad on my plate when I’m not looking (Don’t think I don’t notice!). Big fans. I marked the two-fer recipe for Marinated Artichokes and Marinated Artichoke Dip on my first [...]

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Tangy Apple Coleslaw

March 31, 2011

The Foodie Groom and I sometimes have very different ideas about a specific dish. Like coleslaw. If you ask me, coleslaw ain’t coleslaw without mayo. The Foodie Groom? He despises coleslaw with mayo. Actually, he despises all coleslaw. So when he pointed to the TV and said, “Ooh!” I was a little surprised. (That’s how [...]

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Beef & Veggie Stir Fry

February 25, 2011
Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Flank steak is one of our favorite cuts of beef. It’s great on the grill so it makes plenty of appearances during the summer. It makes a great roulade which you can stuff with just about anything. And it makes killer fajitas on Margarita Night It’s also what we usually grab when we’re making a [...]

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

January 28, 2011
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes worked their way back into our regular rotation after the Foodie Baby started eating solid foods. They were cheap and easy to make – one large potato, baked and mashed, could literally feed her for a week. We typically prepare them as a side a couple of nights a week by baking until [...]

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Thyme Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese

January 14, 2011
Roasted Carrots

“Here, try this.” If I had a dollar for every time I shoved a veggie-loaded fork into The Foodie Groom’s face, I’d… I’d have a whole lot of dollars. I usually get the, “Dude, you could have poked my eye out!” look, followed by a very cautious bite. Win some, lose some. These carrots, surprisingly, [...]

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Roasted Green Beans

December 16, 2010
Roasted Green Beans

It can be tough to find a healthy side at the many holiday dinners that we attend. Over the last couple of years, I’ve made it a sort of tradition to show up with the one healthy side that almost no one else wants to eat. There is always broccoli… baked in a vat of [...]

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Couscous with Chicken, Lemon, and Peas

May 16, 2010
Chicken with Peas and Couscous

Quick. Easy. Light. Yummy. It makes me very happy when I can use all those words describe one single recipe. This is probably one of my favorite new recipe finds from last month’s Everyday Food. It tastes like spring in a bowl – the lemon, peas, and chicken are simple and fresh – and it [...]

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Basil-Parmesan Butter

April 28, 2010
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Basil-Parmesan Butter

Did you watch Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? We did. It was pretty eye-opening (I still can’t get over how two bags of chips and a bag of candy are the only things that make it into some lunch boxes). It made me look more closely at our weekly menu to ensure that meals are balanced, [...]

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