Category: Vegetables & Beans

Refried Beans

Refried Beans

Everyone who's ever tasted these has commented that these are the best refried beans they ever tasted, so hopefully you'll love them too!

Yield: 3 - 1 cup servings

Zoodles, How To Make

Zoodles, How To Make

What the heck are Zoodles you ask?! Zoodles are noodles made from zucchini squash. They're very easy to make, delicious, take away a lot of the calories & create a much healthier meal when you use them in place of pasta in your dishes. Using this technique, you can also make noodles from butternut squash & other hard to semi-hard vegetables.

There no limit as to what you can do with Zoodles & other veggie noodles. Use them in salads, slaws, soups, casseroles, on top of pizza & so on. You're only limited by your imagination. Once you try these you'll be using Oodles of Zoodles all the time & your kids will love them too!

Vegetarian Stir-fry

Vegetarian Stir-fry

A healthy recipe for #MeatlessMonday or #FoodieFryday... this is one of those dishes that's extremely versatile, easy to put together & cooks up in a flash! These are the ingredients I use most often, however you can replace any of the vegetables with another you like or happen to have in the frig that needs to be used up (see Tip# 5). Keep in mind that certain vegetables take longer than others to cook.

Serves: 2

Asparagus Amandine

Asparagus Amandine

Amandine (pronounced "ah-mahn-DEEN") refers to a dish that is served garnished with sliced or slivered almonds. Trout, green beans & asparagus are frequently prepared in the amandine style. This recipe is so delish & is a great pairing with many foods such as fish, chicken & steak. It's very easy to make & cleanup is minimal!

Serves: 2 to 4

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

I generally make these a couple of times during the holidays, as they're a tasty way to use up leftover poultry & stuffing. They also make a wonderful appetizer for family gatherings or parties.

Serves: 4 to 8

Avocado Facts & Preparing Techniques

Avocado Facts & Preparing Techniques

An avocado is actually a fruit, it is thought to have originated in Mexico & is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Avocados contain in excess of 25 essential nutrients, including vitamin A, B, C, E, & K, copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium & potassium. Avocados also contain fiber, protein & several beneficial phytochemicals such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione and lutein, which may protect against various diseases and illnesses. Even though avocados are high in fat content, it's mostly the healthy monounsaturated fat which is the type you want in your diet.