Veggies & Starches

Beef & Veggie Stir Fry

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

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

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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