Veggies & Starches

Thyme Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese

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

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

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

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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Peas with Pancetta and Parmesan

Peas with Pancetta and Parmesan

How do you get a pea hater to give the little green beans another shot? Add bacon. Italian bacon. And a little cheese never hurts, either. Because guacamole shouldn’t be the only green food that a person eats.

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Fall Salad with Roasted Pears and Blue Cheese

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Ina Garten? Really, I do. She has that librarian voice that can make a person go from nutso to calm and collected, in seconds. I received Barefoot Contessa, Back to Basics for Christmas and it’s quickly becoming a household classic. One of the first recipes that I [...]

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Butternut Squash Soup

I don’t really like to shop, but I do like to impulse buy. And it usually gets me in trouble. I’m the person who goes into HEB with two items on my list and I leave with those two items. Plus 8 more. And half of those are usually last-minute additions from the magazine rack. [...]

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DIY: Roasted Red Peppers

Red bell peppers were on sale this week 2 for $1. I was excited. I stocked up. Those that weren’t cut up and used as a dipper for hummus were destined for the oven.

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