Tag Archives: Vegetarian

Broccoli Feta Fritters

We eat a lot of Broccoli in our house.  Jacob has been complaining about it, so I tried to come up with a new way to feed it to him without him feeling like his mom is making him eat his Broccoli.  Broccoli is such a nutritional superstar that I want to make sure we […]

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Asparagus with Brown Buttered Breadcrumbs

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of my side dishes.  I have been trying to do a better job at putting a little more thought and time into them, as much for the hubs and kid as myself.  This was a great surprise, easy and tasted delicious. 1 pound asparagus, peeled and trimmed 4 tablespoons unsalted […]

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Grilled Paella

This has to be one of my favorites dishes to serve to guests.  It has a lot of steps, but all the time is in the prep work, and you can do it before you plan on cooking and before the guests arrive.  That way when its time to cook, all you have to do […]

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Goat Cheese & Honey Fig Crackers

This is the perfect appetizer.  It takes no time to put together (I mean it takes minutes), it is delicious, (OMG delicious) and it has bacon in it! Here is the thing, I used these crackers that are so addictive.  I found them at the Fresh Market, called Fig Crackers made by The Fine Cheese […]

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Zucchini Carpacchio

Okay, I totally took this straight from Gourmet Magazine.  Though the recipe calls for chopped mint as a topping and I am not a fan of mint, so I changed it to Parsley.  You also couldn’t go wrong with a topping of chopped basil or diced thyme.  Whatever herb you have growing on hand. Also, […]

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Baked Zucchini Fries

With my Garden starting the daily flow of Zucchini, I have been trying out new ways to cook up this persistent veggie. There is nothing like walking out to your garden and picking your own produce to serve up a dinner.  The zucchinis were still warm from the sun as I prepared this recipe, that […]

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Lemon Green Beans

Green Beans have to be the easiest vegetable to work with.  They make a cooks life easy if she is cooking for a crowd.  I always go for the french green beans because I think they cook up tender and have a softer flavor.  After a quick blanch you can store these beans in the […]

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Grilled Eggplant with Mozzarella

 When you serve it to them don’t tell them it was this easy!  It will be our little secret!! 🙂 1 Eggplant, thinly sliced lengthwise 1 Fresh Campana Mozzarella Ball 1 cup of Marinara Sauce Basil Leaves Salt & Pepper Olive oil Preheat Grill to medium-high heat. Place Eggplant slices on plate lined with paper […]

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Grilled Asparagus & Onion with Balsamic & Blue Cheese

This tastes so good you won’t believe it is good for you!  The figs, sweet onion and blue cheese, OH-MY! I always serve this with a steak or a chop, you definitely need something big & bold to accompany something so sweet & savory! 1 pound of asparagus, trimmed 1 medium sweet yellow onion, trimmed […]

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The Mighty Roman Radish

The Radish is usually the first vegetable we harvest. Growing radishes was pioneered before the Roman empire; the name “radish” derived from “radix,” the Latin word for “root” We had a good rain here last Saturday and on Sunday I went out to the garden to find my Radishes showing off their sexy shoulders Radishes will push out of […]

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