Posted in May 2012

Roasted Chickpea and Avocado Wraps

Although I like to think of us as an organized household, there are times when we drop the ball and really have no clue what we are going to eat. This is why I always stock up on canned beans. In a pinch, you can make amazing stuff with them. One of our favorites  is … Continue reading

Celery and Radish Salad

If you like a little crunch in your salad- this is the recipe for you!  I first saw this vegetable combination on Martha Stewart ( I think before she went to jail. Does that woman even have a show anymore?) but I’m not good at remembering things I’ve seen on TV and so I made … Continue reading

Zucchini Pancakes

One of the nicest gifts I’ve ever received is a hand-written cookbook from my mother-in-law. Inside is about eighty recipes, fine- tuned over a lifetime of feeding her family. This recipe is adapted from her own veggie pancake recipe. If you want to stay true to her version, add a little green onion. Into a … Continue reading

Homemade Pickles

Now that summer is just around the corner, a really refreshing way to eat cucumbers is to pickle them! This kind of pickling is so easy and doesn’t require you to boil your jars or anything medieval  like that. What you are really making is a ‘fresh’ pickle so it only keeps about a week … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Fries

To make these tasty treats (that my friend Laura kindly suggested)  preheat the oven to 425F and scrub 2-3 large sweet potatoes under cold water. Once you’ve dried them, cut them in half lengthwise and then cut the halves into as many fries as your potato allows (probably between 3-4 slices.) Next, take a large … Continue reading

Broccoli and Cabbage Stir-Fry

  You might think that I’ve gone crazy  by trying to get a picky three year old to eat broccoli and cabbage in one meal, but Son #1 actually really likes broccoli. So, I was hoping that son #2 would follow in his older brother’s footsteps. Well, that was my intention. The secret to this … Continue reading

Kale Chips

We eat a lot of kale at our house, but I have always hidden it in soups. My friend Joyce encouraged me try Kale Chips. It was an inspired idea. The first batch I made never made it to dinner- I ate them all. Yep, Kale Chips are that good! They are also so quick … Continue reading

Bok Choy with a Twist

Today’s dish is for the adults ’cause I think it’s time to give Son #2 a break!  So while the boys enjoy their pasta with tomato sauce, the husband and I can enjoy one our favorite dishes-  Baby Bok Choy with a Twist. Most recipes call for the bok choy to be left whole but … Continue reading

Roasted Beet Lollipops

To make these sweet Roasted Beet Lollipops simply preheat the oven to 425F. As the oven preheats, peel and slice your beets into 1/2 inch disks. ( 1 large disk per person). Drizzle them with a little olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste. Once they are tender to a fork … Continue reading