Category Archives: Vegetable

Peanut Butter Hummus

This household loves hummus and salsa. We are always looking for some variation on either appetizer. This recipe from Cooking Light December 2012, was simple and delicious. Ingredients 3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp … Continue reading

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Beef Tenderloin with Veggies

Sorry, no review of restaurant cuisine or fabulous nightlife from New Year’s Eve here. Instead, we stayed home and made this great dish for a cold, cold night. Thanks to Joy Bauer on the Today show for giving us a … Continue reading

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Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Hot Sauce Vinaigrette

Nothing says “Thanksgiving” less than a tossed salad, right? But not everything for the big Thursday dinner has to lean hard on the starch and sugar. We wanted something with a lighter flavor and heavier crunch to offset the turkey … Continue reading

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Sweet (and Hot) Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

A recent dinner at a local restaurant (Redstone Grill in Maple Grove) led one of us to lobby for a Brussels sprouts dish on the Thanksgiving menu. That recipe had a honey glaze, smoked bacon and a sriracha aioli. We … Continue reading

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Roasted Squash with Ginger and Five-Spice

It’s the season of squash of all shapes and sizes. We tried this dish recently as a way to change up the usual “cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, roast with butter and brown sugar.” This recipe … Continue reading

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Pasta with Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Basil

This is one of those recipes that stacks flavor or top of more flavor. The concept sounds simple, but here it’s the little things in each step that make the dish remarkable. Here it’s all about the corn. We owe … Continue reading

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Dill Pea and Cucumber Salad

We found this vegetable salad to complement the dishes we were already planning. We planned to use grape tomatoes in one of those dishes, so we wanted to use up the extras. This recipe was just what the doctor ordered, … Continue reading

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