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Roasted Kabocha Squash

Disclosure: We may receive compensation if you click on or purchase products from some of the links on this page. However this does not take away from the benefits of the content of the article which does not promote any specific commercial product. Click here for full details    Roasted Kabocha Squash   Kabocha squash has a nice dense texture and is a very satisfying side dish. This recipe is for delicious squash wedges with honey balsamic […]

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Oven-Roasted Radishes

    Oven-Roasted Radishes For many people, the only way they’ve tried a radish is raw and often, just chopped in a salad. But did you know that radishes taste great cooked? They’re marvelous and this roasted radish recipe proves it.   Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25 min Ingredients:   Radishes Olive Oil Fresh Oregano Salt and Pepper   How to Make It:   Preheat your oven oven to 375 F.   Remove the greens […]

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Roast Potatoes with Dill and Green Onions

    Roast Potatoes with Dill and Green Onions   A great roasted potato is the perfect complement to just about any meal. These ones include dill and green onions and are very easy to make. This makes about 4 nice sized side dishes.   Ingredients:   8 medium yellow potatoes, cut in half 2 chopped green onions 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill Salt and pepper   How to Make It:   Preheat […]

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Roasted Beet Salad with Feta

  Roasted Beet Salad with Feta     Next time you roast beets for dinner, roast a few extras, so you can enjoy this salad the next day. You can used canned whole beets for this recipe too, but fresh is always best. If you need to roast your beets, cover them in foil and put them in a 400 F oven for about one hour. Chop the ends of the beets and peel them while they’re […]

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Leek and Potato Soup

  Easy Leek and Potato Soup   Leeks are such a great addition to soup and you’ll love this hearty soup with potatoes and other fresh veggies. This recipe has been adapted from Jamie Oliver, but the measurements and ingredients have been varied.   Ingredients:   2 tablespoons olive oil 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped 1 cup cauliflower, chopped 2 cloves garlic, grated or minced 2-3 leeks, […]

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Oven-Baked Kale Chips

    Oven-Baked Kale Chips   They may not be potato chips, but they’re a close second. These crispy and nutrition-packed chips are sure to be gobbled up quickly.   Ingredients:   One bunch kale cut in bite sized pieces Olive oil Salt and pepper   How to Make It:   Preheat your oven to 325 F. Wash the kale thoroughly and rip it up into bite sized pieces, discarding the stems.     In a large […]

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Marinated and Grilled Portabello Mushroom

    Marinated and Grilled Portabello Mushroom   While die-hard meat eaters may not find this a suitable replacement to steak, for most, this marinated and grilled portabello mushroom will provide a very meaty and delicious experience.   This recipe serves 4.   Ingredients:   4 portabello mushroom caps 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 chopped cloves garlic Salt and pepper   How to Make It:   Remove the stems from the mushrooms and […]

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Czech Sweet Sauerkraut

  Czech Sweet Sauerkraut   If you’ve never tried sweet Czech sauerkraut, you’re in for a treat. It’s often served with dumplings and meat or you can just enjoy it by itself.   Ingredients:   1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 can or 15 oz. canned sauerkraut, drained 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon caraway seeds     Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Instructions:   Heat the olive oil in a pot over […]

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Eggplant Fries

    Eggplant Fries – Baked, Not Fried   If you’ve tried fried zucchini sticks and fell in love, you’re in for a real treat. The best news is, these eggplant fries aren’t actually fried. They’re baked! They crispy and include a great herb mixture that is sure to satisfy. Serve with marinara sauce or a spicy mayo.   Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 6 min Ingredients:   1 medium eggplant 2 eggs 1 1/4 cups […]

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Parmesan Baked Swiss Chard Stems

  Parmesan Baked Swiss Chard Stems   If you’ve ever booked Swiss chard and wondered what could be done with those fabulous looking stems, look no further. Here’s a recipe adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen.   Ingredients:   Swiss chard stems, cut in 1 ½ inch pieces Pepper Parmesan cheese   How to Make It:   Preheat your oven to 400 F.   The stems are quite hard, so they need to be softened before baking them with […]

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