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Balsamic Grilled Vegetables Recipe

Stuck for the perfect side dish? Can`t get your family to eat their vegetables? We`ve got a healthy and simple solution: fire up the barbecue. These balsamic and olive oil-marinated peppers, zucchini and portobello mushrooms are grilled to perfection and then stacked and served with a fresh rosemary sprig.  More

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables Recipe

Best Vegetable Minestrone Soup

This steaming, vegetable-packed Minestrone Soup transports us straight to Italy. The rich-tasting broth, loaded with vegetables (carrots, celery, zucchini, spinach, to name a few), fresh herbs and finished with a pesto drizzle, makes this easy and satisfying Minestrone Soup Recipe numero uno in our bowls! More

Best Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Chicken and Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe

Looking to curb your cravings for take-out Chinese food? We`re here to help you ditch the MSG and save some money with this incredible and super speedy Chicken & Vegetable Lo Mein. All you need is 15 minutes to whip up this incredible dish, saucy noodles overflowing with chicken and vegetables. More

Chicken and Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe

Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup

These days everything from souvlaki to astrology
is considered good for the soul. Though we love Greek food and stargazing, our souls get fully nourished by this satisfying soup packed with roasted vegetables, succulent chicken and bowtie pasta. More

Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup

Easy Vegetable Fried Rice

Fried rice is the yin and yang of Chinese cooking – flexible AND firm. On the one hand you’re free to improvise – feel like adding some broccoli or chicken? Go right ahead. On the other hand there is a science to achieving the perfect fried rice, a rule we always adhere to: cold rice. When stir-fried, warm rice will result in a mushy mountain, whereas hardened, day-old grains will remain separated. Must be an ancient Chinese secret, but this one-dish meal is successfully laid back and regimented all at once. More

Easy Vegetable Fried Rice

Grilled Vegetable Panzanella Salad

My sister is the Michaelangelo of mealtime, a renaissance woman who can take a classic Tuscan dish and reshape it into modern and mouth-watering fare. Take for example panzanella salad, a rustic bread and tomato salad. Luisa (that’s Lisa’s Italian alias) has taken all that’s delicious about it including the juicy tomatoes, beautiful bread and zesty dressing and made it a masterpiece with the addition of grilled vegetables. The Sistine Chapel may have taken 4 years to complete, but rest assured, you can dig in to this scrumptious salad, bursting with freshness and flavor, in less than 30 minutes.
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Grilled Vegetable Panzanella Salad

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

Think pasta salads are boring, greasy, salad bar staples? This spectacular Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad proves otherwise. Tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette and teeming with flavorful grilled peppers, zucchini, asparagus and onions, this full-of-incredible-taste-and-texture pasta salad is the life of the party!
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Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

Healthy Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe

Bring Calcutta to your kitchen with this quick and easy Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe. This fragrant, hearty, spiced, vegetable-packed lentil soup recipe will transport you straight to the Taj Mahal.



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Healthy Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe

Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza Recipe

Forget wishing for Wolfgang (Puck, that is) to walk through the door - with this easy pizza recipe, you can whip up your own scrumptious pie in a snap. Nothing can beat (especially take-out) the wonder of a tender homemade pizza crust loaded up with roasted vegetables and dollops of creamy ricotta cheese.  More

Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza Recipe

Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad

Looking for the perfect lunch recipe? This Israeli Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables delivers the best bites, full of chewy and nutty couscous, sweet roasted vegetables, tangy Feta and fresh herbs.

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Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad

Roasted Vegetable Manicotti with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Want to be a dinnertime hero? Bake up this incredible recipe for manicotti stuffed with roasted vegetables. The perfect pasta for stuffing, the shells are packed with sweet roasted vegetables and creamy ricotta, topped with a homemade chunky tomato sauce and baked to cheesy perfection.
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Roasted Vegetable Manicotti with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with Asiago Cheese

Looking for the perfect pasta salad? Search no further because this quick and easy recipe for Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad fits the bill, a superb salad bursting with the flavors of sweet oven-roasted vegetables, Asiago cheese, fresh oregano and sun-dried tomatoes.


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Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with Asiago Cheese

Roasted Vegetables with Pecans and Parmesan

What`s the best way to get everyone to eat their veggies? With this easy and elegant recipe for Roasted Vegetables. Sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips are roasted to sweet perfection and then topped with a Pecan Parmesan Gremolata, a zesty combination of pecans, parmesan and parsley. More

Roasted Vegetables with Pecans and Parmesan

Vegetable Salad Roll Recipe

Though these look intimidating, making your own salad rolls couldn`t be easier. Grab this Vegetable Salad Roll recipe and get rolling because they make for a perfect healthy appetizer. Simply wet the rice paper in water, fill them with a combination of vegetables (or shrimp or chicken, if you prefer) and dip them in your homemade Thai Dipping Sauce.  More

Vegetable Salad Roll Recipe

Vietnamese Vegetable and Tofu Pho Soup

Before this recipe, I suffered from pho phobia. Not only did I say it wrong (it`s pronounced "fah," not "foe"), but I also couldn`t fathom how we`d bring Vietnam`s national dish into our kitchens, how we`d do justice to this incredibly aromatic, flavorful and restorative treasure. Well, good thing I`ve got the Pho Queen (better than being the "Pho King"... say it fast and you`ll know what I mean) on my side. After much research, spooning and slurping, Lisa has done it, with vegetables, tofu and rice noodles, all in an ambrosial broth infused with garlic, ginger, coriander, cinnamon and anise. Nothing to fear here - this easy-to-make soup is pho-freakin`-nominal. More

Vietnamese Vegetable and Tofu Pho Soup

Zesty Pasta Salad with Fresh Vegetables and Herbs

Lisa knows how to make us all look good. In between critiquing my rouge application (“Like a clown”) and my dance skills (“Spaz!”), she has found the time to make us all chefs. If you can boil water, thanks to this quick and easy recipe, you can be Master of the Pasta Salad. With a few chops here and a slice and shake there, this fresh vegetable and herb-loaded pasta salad is tossed in a zesty lemon Dijon dressing in no time at all. You can thank her later, after she has corrected your pronunciation (“It’s PAH-stuh, not PAW-stah”) and posture. More

Zesty Pasta Salad with Fresh Vegetables and Herbs

HEALTHY RECIPE - Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad

Who doesn`t love couscous? A dish so nice, they named it twice! As if it couldn`t get any better, Lisa adds her own winter spin with roasted veggies, pomegranates, and cranberries. *drools uncontrollably*

INGREDIENTS

2 cups trimmed and halved Brussels sprouts
1 ½ cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
1 ½ cups peeled and cubed sweet potato
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
¾ tsp kosher salt
1/3 tsp ground cinnamon

Couscous
1 ¾ cups Israeli (also known as pearl) couscous
3 cups vegetable or chicken

Maple Vinaigrette
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup pomegranate seeds
¼ cup dried cranberries
½ cup roasted and salted almonds, coarsely chopped

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and sweet potatoes. Toss with olive oil, maple syrup, salt and cinnamon. Spread vegetable mixture on prepared baking sheet. Cook for 15-minutes, stir and cook for 10 minutes more, or until vegetables are just tender. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

For the couscous, in a large saucepan, combine couscous and broth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cooking uncovered until couscous is tender. Strain excess liquid if necessary and set aside to cool.

For the dressing, in a small container, combine olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Shake well to combine.

To assemble salad, in a large bowl, combine roasted vegetables, couscous, pomegranate seeds and dried cranberries. Toss with dressing to coast well and top with roasted almonds. More

HEALTHY RECIPE - Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables - Brussels Sprouts Salad


We know how hard it is to get your kids to eat vegetables so we`ve made this easy and healthy Shredded Brussels Sprout & Kale Salad. Tricking your kids has never been tastier!

Ingredients:

Lemon Dressing
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp honey
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp minced shallots
1 tsp lemon zest
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Brussels Sprout Salad
4 cups finely shredded Brussels Sprouts (to shred sprouts, cut off the stems, halve them and cut into shreds)
4 cups thinly sliced kale
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup chopped roasted almonds

Directions:

1) For the dressing, in a jar combine olive oil, lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard, minced shallots, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Shake well to combine and set aside.
2) To prepare the salad, combine shredded Brussels sprouts, sliced kale, Parmesan cheese and roasted almonds. Toss to coat with dressing, serve immediately.

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables - Brussels Sprouts Salad

How to Grill Vegetables


Move over meat – veggies are taking centre stage on the grill! From cauliflower steaks and skewered potatoes to crunchy corn and amazing asparagus, we`re showing you easy recipes for these delicious sides. Happy grilling! More

How to Grill Vegetables

How to Pickle Vegetables at Home


Stuck in a pickle with all your extra veggies? Preserve to your heart`s content with our easy and quick Pickling Tutorial!

Ingredients:

1 cup water
1 cup rice vinegar
½ cup sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp crush red pepper flakes

4 cups shredded Napa cabbage
½ cup peeled and shredded carrots
½ cup thinly sliced radishes
1 tbsp thinly sliced fresh ginger

Directions:

1) In a medium saucepan, bring water, rice vinegar, sugar, salt and red pepper flakes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes.
2) Remove from heat, stir in Napa cabbage, carrots, radishes and ginger. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
3) Drain and serve or store in the refrigerator. You can use quick pickled vegetables over rice or noodle bowls, condiment for sandwiches, in an egg omelet or added into a salad. More

How to Pickle Vegetables at Home

Picking Vegetables

Don`t get in a pickle at the grocery store- watch as we share our tips and tricks picking the very best produce. More

Picking Vegetables

HEARTY TUSCAN RIBOLLITA SOUP

Your one-way ticket to Tuscany is at the tip of your fingers with a spoonful of this Hearty Tuscan Ribollita Soup. The "ribollita" is a cold-weather essential that provides both the comforting taste of a hearty stew and the satisfying flavour of a vegetable soup. Leftover bread gets a second chance with a starring role in a bowl that you`ll be sure to fill up over and over again.
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HEARTY TUSCAN RIBOLLITA SOUP

ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH PEANUT DRESSING

It`s always exciting when you can dig into your favorite dish and enjoy it without any guilt. And that`s just what our Zucchini Noodles with Peanut Dressing serves up. Chef Lisa takes noodles to the next level by swapping the usual carb-laden option for spiralized zucchini, adding deli-roasted chicken breast, crunchy peanuts, spicy Sriracha and fresh cucumbers, and tossing it all in a creamy Peanut Dressing. This twist on the classic and tasty Thai dish will have you deleting that neighbourhood takeout spot from your speed dial in no time!  More

ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH PEANUT DRESSING

ZUCCHINI NOODLE CAPRESE

Is there anything that good `ol pesto doesn`t pair well with? Zoodle up with our easy, breezy, Zucchini Noodle Caprese for a light and healthy lunch that takes zero effort and even less guilt. More

ZUCCHINI NOODLE CAPRESE

ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH MARINARA SAUCE

In case you didn`t notice, we`re huge fans of Italian food. Spaghetti is the cure to almost all of my woes and Lisa is my recipe doctor. But if you`re a recovering "Carbie Barbie" like me and think it`s impastable to curb your spaghetti cravings, then we have good news for you - thanks to this delicious recipe you don`t have to. Tossed in a simple yet delicious sauce of tangy tomatoes, fresh garlic and zesty red pepper flakes, our Zucchini Noodles with Marinara Sauce will hit the spot without hurting your carb allowance for the day. Mangia!
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ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH MARINARA SAUCE

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

I love rosemary, both Clooney and the herb. For our purposes I`ll refrain from discussing that the former sings our toe-tapping anthem, "Sisters." Instead, I`ll move on to the latter, a fragrant herb with a great rep. Known for improving memory, relieving muscle pain, curing indigestion and making hair grow (note: source not the AMA), rosemary is a powerful, needle-like leaf. In the culinary world this highly aromatic branch makes everything herbalicious, including this simple but satisfying side dish. Tossed with baby potatoes, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and garlic, rosemary boosts the flavour of these crispy-crusted, tender taters. Served up on a regular basis, "Come On-A My House" (sorry, it`s the other Rosemary again) and taste this perfect combination of woody rosemary and golden brown potatoes. More

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Praline-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Eureka! We’ve discovered the 32nd flavor! A scoop of this irresistible side dish – pillowy mashed sweet potatoes buried under a crunchy streusel topping – and you’ll see why it belongs alongside Rocky Road and Mint Chocolate Chip. Enjoy the sweet satisfaction without the ice cream headache, but come Thanksgiving, look for our creation (Pilgrim Praline? Yummy Yam?) in the freezer case. More

Praline-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Easy Baked Zucchini Chips Recipe

Did you ever think zucchini could lift you out of your potato rut? It can, and never more so than with these totally delicious oven-baked zucchini chips. Coated in a breadcrumb and parmesan crust, these easy zucchini chips trump boring spuds, every time. More

Easy Baked Zucchini Chips Recipe

The Best Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Want to have your fries and eat them too? Yes, there`s a healthy alternative to the greasy-goodness of deep fried potatoes. These oven-baked Sweet Potato Fries, creamy-yet-crisp-baked French fries that have been tossed in a Tex Mex seasoning, are super satisfying, especially when dunked in this creamy lemon dip!  More

The Best Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Mint Sweet Pea Purée

In less than 15 minutes, you can whip up this creamy, crowd-pleasing side dish of sweet peas pureed with fresh mint.  More

Mint Sweet Pea Purée

Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad Recipe

We`re getting everyone to eat their veggies with this fast, easy and super delicious Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad. This foolproof salad is full of shredded sprouts, chopped baby kale, Parmesan cheese and roasted almonds, all tossed in a zesty lemon dressing. Talk about a power-packed forkful!

Wanna watch how to make this? Check out our video here!

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Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad Recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Dressing

In 1812, Thomas Jefferson introduced Brussels sprouts to the United States. Over 200 years later, we`re still roasting these fiber-and-vitamin-rich sweet emerald gems until golden-crusted. Tossed in a sweet and tangy maple mustard vinaigrette, these tender sprouts are going to have an entire nation jumping on the Brussels bandwagon.  More

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Dressing

Roasted Potato and Green Bean Salad

Great things do come in small packages. Case in point? Mini spuds, like the ones in this easy and delicious Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad. A giant (and healthy) leap ahead of the classic creamy potato salad, this two-tone, elegant salad combines bites of roasted, caramelized and tender mini potatoes with bright, crisp green beans. Tossed in a balsamic and honey mustard vinaigrette, this salad serves up huge flavor in every forkful. More

Roasted Potato and Green Bean Salad

Sweet Pea Crostini with Ricotta and Mint

When someone calls me a pea-brain, my response is always, “Thanks, man,” because, hey, who wouldn’t want to think about those little sweet green orbs 24/7? I’ve got peas on my brain (and on my tongue) more often than not thanks to Genius Gnat who has created this amazing appetizer. Crusty French bread is toasted and then topped with sweet peas that have been blended with fresh mint and finished with lemony ricotta cheese. One bite and you’ll quickly discover that only fools aren’t pea-brained... More

Sweet Pea Crostini with Ricotta and Mint

Potato Latke Waffles

Light it up this Hanukkah (and year-round, for that matter) with these awesome Potato Latke Waffles. Not only won`t you have to smell like fried oil for days, but these waffles also have pockets to trap all the goodness of the toppings.  More

Potato Latke Waffles

Healthy Egg Roll Bowl

Forget take-out. Your good fortune is sealed with our healthy, quick and simple Egg Roll Bowl, brimming with chicken, ginger, veggies and sweet & sour sauce.

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Healthy Egg Roll Bowl

Steakhouse Creamed Spinach

Among the mahogany walls and dirty martinis, something great is happening in swanky steak-houses across the nation...carnivores are eating spinach. A simple side dish that seems healthy next to fried hash browns and marbled rib-eyes, the overly creamy restaurant version is still too flaccid and watery for our taste. Using whipped cream cheese, our easy, silky smooth spinach brings home all the taste of the upscale steakhouse without the $15 side-dish robbery and the velvet banquettes. More

Steakhouse Creamed Spinach

The Best Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Looking for one hot potato? These Twice-Baked Stuffed Baked Potatoes bring major pizazz to the oft-times boring spud. Baked to perfection, the creamy insides are scooped out, mashed with butter and mixed with cheese and sour cream. The potatoes are then re-stuffed and baked until golden brown beauties emerge!  More

The Best Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Carrot Ginger Soup with Roasted Almond Topping

Did you know that there’s a relationship status button on Facebook declaring, “It’s complicated”? Well, Mr. Zuckerberg, where’s the “It’s simple” one? That’s the status we give this unbelievably easy and delicious Carrot Ginger Soup. Creamy yet creamless, this healthy soup not only benefits from the sweetness of roasted carrots, but also the hint of heat from freshly grated ginger. Sprinkled with a crunchy roasted almond topping, this superbly warming soup gets a “Like” (only because there’s no “Love” button) from one and all. More

Carrot Ginger Soup with Roasted Almond Topping

Lightened Up Crispy Baked Potato Skins Recipe

We love bar food, finger foods and easy appetizers. Unfortunately, those usually mean unhealthy and grease-laden. Not anymore, thanks to this recipe for Crispy Potato Skins, addictive skins baked (not fried!) to crisp perfection and mounded high with crunchy turkey bacon and melted cheese.


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Lightened Up Crispy Baked Potato Skins Recipe

Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots

The best way to bring out the flavor of carrots? Roast them, especially like we do these Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots, where they become not only tender but also caramelized. More

Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots

Couscous & Fresh Herb Stuffed Peppers

Get ready to stuff your face with these healthy, delicious and vegetarian Couscous & Herb Stuffed Peppers. Filled to the top with tender couscous, tangy Feta cheese, savory sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs, this meal-in-a-pepper is a perfect midweek meal! More

Couscous & Fresh Herb Stuffed Peppers

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

We`ve ditched the deep-fryer and now we`re firing up the oven for these Nonna-approved baked Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches. Real crowd-pleasers, these sandwiches are layers of crusty bread smothered in homemade tomato sauce, golden baked tender eggplant, peppery arugula and melted mozzarella cheese.  More

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Praline Sauce

This delicious sweet potato pie recipe is a side dish AND a dessert that offers up the best of all worlds...smooth and silky sweet potato filling is sandwiched between a gingersnap pecan crust and gingersnap crumble topping. As if all that wasn`t enough to get you drooling, we`ve created a pecan praline sauce that`ll have you licking the plate. Dig in! More

Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Praline Sauce

Caramelized Cauliflower Recipe

I feel for Mark Twain. At the mention of cauliflower food writers inevitably blast the literary icon for his slandering the veggie as “nothing but cabbage with a college education.” Surely he didn’t mean to disparage the snowy white heads. When roasted, cauliflower is transformed into an elegant, sweet and tender side dish – a truly brilliant veggie with a Phd in Gastronomy. More

Caramelized Cauliflower Recipe

Warm Potato Kale Salad Recipe

This Warm Potato Kale Salad, dressed in a delicious miso and mustard vinaigrette, is a superstar side dish! Fresh and healthy kale is combined with golden and tender oven-roasted mini potatoes, making every bite both crunchy and creamy. More

Warm Potato Kale Salad Recipe

Golden Baked Panko Broccoli Recipe

I can`t understand anyone who doesn`t eat broccoli by the bushel. The wee green tree is a "miracle food," extolled for its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant virtues. So, how do we best treat treat this crowned king-of-all-vegetables? Majestically. First, it takes a lovely plunge in a pot of boiling water. Next, it gets outfitted with a zesty Parmesan, panko and thyme coating. After a short stint in a sweltering oven, the crisp, tempura-style florets are dunked in a creamy lemon dip for a splendid finish. Now, if only this noble cruciferous vegetable could do something about my crow`s feet, I`d be set. More

Golden Baked Panko Broccoli Recipe

Quick and Easy Miso Eggplant Recipe

I love it when I can describe a vegetable as tasting like crème brûlée. This dish, also known as nasu dengaku in Japanese restaurants, is eggplant transformed into a melty, creamy, sweet and salty treat. Long, narrow and glossy deep purple Japanese eggplants, with their delicate flavor and thin skin, lend themselves perfectly to being baked. Once tender, the flesh is topped with a nutty-tasting miso mixture and broiled until caramelized and bubbly. Whether using chopsticks or a dessert spoon to scoop it out, you`re going to love this melt-in-your-mouth velvety vegetable. More

Quick and Easy Miso Eggplant Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl Recipe

This healthy and hearty Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl, a creative combo of protein-packed quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes and avocado, is drizzled with a maple dressing and topped with roasted almonds, an egg and leafy sprouts.  More

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl Recipe

Twice-Baked Mini Potatoes Recipe

The ultimate finger food, these Twice-Baked Mini Potatoes are one-bite wonders that can be made in advance - you just pop them in the oven for a second baking before the guests arrive. An amazing appetizer, these tiny cheese and chive-stuffed taters get gobbled up as a superb side dish as well. More

Twice-Baked Mini Potatoes Recipe

Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus Recipe

How do you make your family beg for veggies? Simply bake up these Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus, green stalks coated in a cheesy breadcrumb mixture and baked to a golden crisp. These addictive spears aren`t only a family favorite, they`re also the perfect company-is-coming side dish that can be assembled in advance and popped in the oven 15 minutes before dinnertime.
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Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus Recipe

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili Recipe

We’re crazy for quinoa. While you might scoff at jumping on the quinoa bandwagon, there’s nothing new (think: 4,000 years old) about this Super Grain. Not only does it pack a nutritional punch (protein and amino acids and anti-aging, Oh My!), but this glorious grain also serves as the foundation for this easy, scrumptious Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili. Tender sweet potatoes, carrots, celery and red peppers are simmered along with cumin, chili powder and cayenne to create a most flavorful, satisfying meal-in-a-bowl. More

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili Recipe

Kale Double Baked Stuffed Potatoes

The potato is a most versatile vegetable – it can be baked, boiled, fried, mashed, smashed and shredded – and yet, at the times, the tuber can suffer from being a buffet bore. Well, here`s one surprising spud, a brow-raiser, a potato bursting with pizzaz. Baked until tender, the russets are scooped out and mashed with leafy green kale, creamy fontina cheese, buttermilk and sour cream, then put in the oven again until golden. Still not shocked? These potatoes can be prepped in advance and thrown in the oven for the second baking just before guests arrive. How`s that for one exciting hot potato?  More

Kale Double Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Garden Pasta Salad Recipe

How do you jazz up your plain old pasta salad? Ditch it and start over with this delicious and easy one, a Garden Fresh Pasta Salad chock full of crunchy vegetables and tender pasta, all tossed in a zesty Italian dressing. In fact, this pasta salad is so delicious, we`ve been known to add chicken and make a meal of it! More

Garden Pasta Salad Recipe

Apple, Mango & Cranberry Coleslaw

Want to bring summer to the table? Whip up this easy, colourful and tasty coleslaw, a crunchy combo of apples, mango, cranberries and spiced pecans. Tossed up in a tangy vinaigrette, this sweet and tart salad is guaranteed to make the sun shine with every bite. More

Apple, Mango & Cranberry Coleslaw

Watermelon Panzanella Salad Recipe

Keep cool with this super easy Watermelon Panzanella Salad, the perfect summer salad of juicy watermelon, crunchy bread, tangy feta and peppery arugula, all tossed in a scrumptious honey lime dressing.  More

Watermelon Panzanella Salad Recipe

Seven Bean Salad Recipe

While a three bean salads are fine and five bean salads are swell, there`s nothing as spectacularly simple and delicious as this (Lucky) Seven Bean Salad. This quick, easy and healthy salad, a combination of tasty beans tossed in a tangy Lemon Dijon dressing, is guaranteed to become a staple at your table. More

Seven Bean Salad Recipe

Honey Dijon Asparagus and Almonds Recipe

We have great respect for asparagus- it`s a nutrient-rich, versatile veggie that takes well to steaming, grilling, blanching or roasting - and while it`s a regular at our tables, we sometimes want to dress it up a bit. The fleshy green spears are easily enhanced with the addition of this honey Dijon vinaigrette, a light tangy dressing that perfectly balances the sweet with savory. To gussy things up even more, the tender-crisp stalks are sprinkled with lightly toasted almonds, providing a nutty crunch in every bite. Who knew that 6 inches growing out of the dirt could be so dignified? More

Honey Dijon Asparagus and Almonds Recipe

Asparagus and Edamame Orzo Salad Recipe

A small pasta gets huge flavor in this delicious, healthy and super simple Asparagus and Edamame Orzo Salad in which tender orzo is combined with crunchy asparagus, protein-packed edamame, intense sun-dried tomatoes, freshly grated parmesan, basil and garlic. More

Asparagus and Edamame Orzo Salad Recipe

Festive Butternut Squash Rice Pilaf

Boring rice can`t possibly compete for attention, and that`s why Lisa created this blaring and bejeweled rice pilaf. A trio of classic fall flavors - sweet roasted butternut squash, crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds, tart dried cranberries - jazz up bland white rice. Fragrant garlic and cumin further gussy things up, to say nothing of the unexpected kick delivered by a smidge of cayenne pepper. Forget politics and religion - everyone is going to be talking about this rousing rice. More

Festive Butternut Squash Rice Pilaf

Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad Recipe

Want to be a real peach? Serve up this fresh and fantastic Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad, a tasty combination of peppery arugula, juicy tomatoes, aromatic basil and crusty bread cubes all tossed in a zesty mustard vinaigrette. More

Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad Recipe

Airy Carrot Souffle with Crunchy Pecan Topping

I apologize for using the scariest word in the culinary dictionary: souffle. When you think of this classic French dish, do you picture yourself whipping egg whites into a frenzy, tip-toeing around and praying the fragile dome stays aloft? Well here`s a new way to picture yourself... cooking carrots, pureeing them with brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon and pouring it all into a casserole dish. Then, you get to top it with crunchy, sweet pecans and bake it for 40 minutes. See? The hardest thing about this side dish is deciding whether to serve it for dinner or dessert. Click here to watch as Julie races to get this airy, sweet and easy soufflé into the oven.  More

Airy Carrot Souffle with Crunchy Pecan Topping

Cheesy Mushroom & Asparagus Strata

This breakfast bake of woodsy mushroom, asparagus, thyme and savory Swiss cheese is so delicious and easy, it`ll leave you speechless. Assembled a day in advance and baked off just before guests arrive, the soft, custardy bread, the nutty-flavored, gooey cheese and the earthy vegetables pave the way for an easy-yet-breathtaking brunch. More

Cheesy Mushroom & Asparagus Strata

Butternut Squash with Marshmallow Meringue Topping

"Eat your vegetables" has never sounded better, especially with this dreamy Butternut Squash recipe. The sweet vegetable is roasted, mashed with warm milk, melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and then topping with a billowy cloud of marshmallow meringue.  More

Butternut Squash with Marshmallow Meringue Topping

Eggplant and Zucchini Ratatouille Tart Recipe

I give Julia & Jacques (as in, Pepin) their due as French food gurus, however I would be remiss if I didn’t include Lisa in this list of culinary luminaries. One bite of her Eggplant and Zucchini Ratatouille Tart – flaky buttery crust, tender eggplant, zucchini and onion, creamy ricotta cheese, sweet Roma tomatoes – and you’ll be tipping your beret to Chef Lisa.  More

Eggplant and Zucchini Ratatouille Tart Recipe

Creamy Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is a staple on restaurant menus across the country, but we`ve yet to find one as perfectly blended as this one - crisp romaine is tossed with creamy dressing, crunchy croutons and premium Parmesan. All hail Caesar!
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Creamy Caesar Salad

Sweet Carrot Pudding with Brown Sugar Drizzle

Who doesn`t love dessert, especially when it`s made of vegetables and served as a side dish? If you fall into this camp, you`re going to go wild for this Sweet Carrot Pudding. Not only does the sweetness of the carrots combine with cinnamon and orange flavors, but also the moist pudding is drizzled with a brown sugar sauce. Veggies never tasted so good! More

Sweet Carrot Pudding with Brown Sugar Drizzle

Fresh Corn Pudding Recipe

Want fresh corn but don’t want it stuck in your teeth (really, who can eat a cob gracefully?). What are you waiting for? Get shucking because this fresh corn pudding is shuckin` delicious. More

Fresh Corn Pudding Recipe

Easy Broccoli Souffle Recipe

“The Brady Bunch” taught me a lot – pork chops go with applesauce and freckles can be bleached with lemon juice. But it was Alice tiptoeing as her soufflé baked that really stuck with me. Seems I was duped – loud noises don’t level a soufflé, but repeatedly opening the oven does. So leave the door shut and let this airy, savory soufflé soar. One whiff of the melted cheesy goodness and like Marsha, you too will be saying, “Oh! My nose!” More

Easy Broccoli Souffle Recipe