Posted in June 2012

A Round of Peas

It’s the last day of school so I say, it’s time to play with our food! I picked up these golf-themed cake decorations for Father’s Day and am putting them to work once again. Anything to distract from the fact that those are, indeed, peas. This dish should actually be called Peas with Basil.  I … Continue reading

Tomato and Basil Pizza

Tuesdays are a little rushed at our house so it is often a pizza night. I make two pizzas. One with meat, which the boys love, and a veggie one that we encourage them to try. Tonight’s veggie pizza was Tomato and Basil. Start by preheating your oven to 425F and stretch your pizza dough … Continue reading

Turnip Chips

This recipe comes from Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Every Day and in it she writes that “these are the least perfect chips you’ll ever make.”  She goes on to say that some will burn, while others won’t crisp up at all and that you will be left with far fewer chips than you thought. She … Continue reading

Quinoa Salad with Lentils

  Quinoa is everywhere right now.  Even my husband is addicted and has it almost everyday for lunch. Secretly, however,  I have always found that about 30 minutes after eating a quinoa salad I get really hungry. I mean so hungry that a double hamburger seems like the only reasonable solution. I can also guess … Continue reading

Watermelon Lemonade

We are having a heatwave so I do declare,  “It’s too hot to cook!” You’ll also have to forgive the fact that this drink contains no vegetables but it’s yummy! Simply take a 1/4 of a watermelon, cube it and remove the seeds. Then pulse it in a blender with a 3-4 ice cubes until … Continue reading

Green Bean Fries

Many friends and a few strangers have suggested that I try Green Bean Fries which makes me think that I have falsely advertised my cooking abilities.  I cook  because if I were to start putting a frozen lasagna in the oven for dinner I’d probably never stop. It’s not that I’m a reluctant cook. It’s … Continue reading

Fresh Spring Rolls

To make these delicious rolls start by chopping your vegetables. I used 1 red mango , 1 red pepper, 2 carrots (all cut into thin, long strips) and 1 handful of coriander cleaned and dried. (This fills around 8 rolls.) Next, make the noodles. I used a 1/4 package of rice noodles. Follow the cooking … Continue reading

Orzo with Spinach and Pine Nuts

I’ve wanted to cook spinach for my boys for a while now, but it has taken me a long time to think of a dish that they would even try. Combining spinach with pasta was my solution. Begin by toasting your pine nuts. Toast 1/2 a cup of pine nuts on a dry skillet at … Continue reading

Traffic Light Peppers

Boys love cars.  Cars love traffic lights, therefore boys will  love Traffic Light Peppers? Yeah, the logic is a little flawed but in my head I imagined so much more than I was able to produce. To make this pre-school type side, you’ll need 1 red pepper, 1 orange pepper and 1 green pepper. Core … Continue reading

Baked Aduki Beans

I read almost every vegetable recipe I come across, so I can say, with some authority, that the aduki bean is having a bit of a moment. Although most recipes call for aduki beans to be used in desserts, I thought I’d try them as a savory side.  Since I’ve only eaten baked beans about … Continue reading