Category: Vegetables & Beans

Summer Squash & Tomatoes

Summer Squash & Tomatoes

The summer is upon us. Long hot weekends are ahead. It must be barbecue time! I know that grilled steak or tasty ribs are usually the star of the meal, but you need great vegetables to go with them. This easy fresh dish can be cooked in your smoker, over indirect heat on your grill or in the oven. It doesn't take a lot of work and lets you visit with your family and friends. It may be simple but it tastes so good!

Serves: 2

Broccoli Stir-fry with Special Sauce

Broccoli Stir-fry with Special Sauce

A delicious vegetarian dinner for #MeatlessMonday or #FoodieFryday, a favorite in my house especially when served with Fried Bananas on the side! You could also leave out the Fried Bananas & just serve this as a vegetable side dish with meat, chicken or seafood.

Serves: 2

Pot-O-Gold

Pot-O-Gold

A perfect recipe for St. Patrick's Day or frankly any day of the week. Creamy, delicious, easy to prepare & pairs up nicely with steak, chicken or seafood & a potato side dish.

Serves: 4 to 6

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasting these healthy green jewels is the best way to cook them, not only for excellent flavor, but to keep in all the precious nutrients!

Serves: 4

Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots

I think the reason a lot of people, especially kids, don't like vegetables is because the way they're cooked leaves them bland & tasteless. Not only that, but most methods cook out all the nutrients, but roasting retains all the precious nutrients. You've never tasted carrots, or any vegetable for that matter, until you've roasted them. They are amazingly sweet, nutty & oh so delicious... I guarantee this will become your preferred way to cook & eat them from now on!

Serves: 2 to 3

Quinoa with Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Medley

Quinoa with Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Medley

When I discovered quinoa in 2009 I became hooked on this healthy, ancient grain. Shortly after that I created this recipe which became one of my favorite meals & Signature Recipes!

Serves: 3

Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli is one of those vegetables that people either love or hate. Once they try it roasted though... a lot of those haters change their mind. Roasted broccoli has a whole different taste & smell than broccoli cooked any other way. Broccoli is considered a superfood & something you want to have in your diet regularly.

Serves: 2

Taste of Autumn Squash

Taste of Autumn Squash

This is one of my favorite, super healthy side dishes during the Fall & holiday season. Everybody loves this & always asks if I'll be making it at Thanksgiving. I've also served this alone as a fabulous & satisfying dish for lunch or a light dinner.

Serves: 2 to 4 as a side dish / 2 for lunch or light dinner

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Think cauliflower is tasteless & boring? Not anymore! When you roast cauliflower, it brings out it's wonderful nutty flavor. Cauliflower is low in fat, high in nutrients, vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. A true superfood you'll want to add to your diet on a regular basis.

Serves: 3 to 4

Rosemary Garlic Root Veggies

Rosemary Garlic Root Veggies

Ring in the Fall season with this colorful, delicious, hearty dish alongside a nice steak, lamb chops or chicken. You could also serve this as a vegetarian meal.

Serves: 4