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"Best Ever" New Potatoes & Green Beans ♥ a Kid-Friendly Recipe

One of my very favorite summer vegetable combinations, new potatoes and green beans cooked together in a single pot with a touch of sugar and then tossed with butter and garlic. That tiny bit of sugar somehow makes all the difference! This simple but sumptuous side dish definitely belongs on a summer must-make list.

Fresh & Seasonal, a Summer Classic. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. Kid Friendly. Budget Friendly. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Rave Reviews.

Cauliflower Refrigerator Pickles ♥ No Canning Required

How to pickle cauliflower, it's extra easy (as in yes, you-can-you-boil-water easy) and absolutely no canning required. This recipe is for what we call "refrigerator pickles" – store them in the fridge for a couple of weeks where the cauliflower keeps just the right amount of crunch and the color remains snowy white. Unless, that is, you want the prettiest ever pink cauliflower pickles, just by adding a sliver of raw beet to the process. Fun, eh?

Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Low Carb. Low Fat. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free.

How to Revive Fresh Greens ♥ Vegetables 101

It happens to all of us, right? The greens look soooo pretty (and we know they're good for us) so we bring them home and ... ignore them. So let's take a look at how to keep the greens fresh and at their best in the first place. Once they begin to wilt? Sorry, I wish it were otherwise but not all greens are save-able. But there are three easy ways to refresh wilted salad greens and cooking greens. All you need for re-hydration? A little water, a little time and the promise of high hope for refreshed leafy greens for the next few days.

How to Save Money on Groceries. How to Keep Greens Fresh. How to Restore Crispness in Wilted Lettuce and Greens. How to Refresh Turnip Greens, Mustard Greens, Collard Greens, Spinach and Other Greens.

Leafy Greens Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

Trying to eat more greens? Tired of the same old spinach? Then you'll love this collection of recipes for that category of plants / vegetables we call "leafy greens" or "dark leafy greens" that includes everything from common favorites like spinach and kale but also greens that might be new to you, like amaranth or dandelion greens or the southern favorites like collards, mustard greens and turnip greens. And in case you're wondering which greens can be eaten as is without cooking and which ones need a quick sauté and which ones need slow-cooking and which ones are best for Green Smoothies, today's your lucky day because this just might be the motherlode of practical information and simple recipes for home cooks who are "greens curious".

Spinach Burgers ♥

What happens when you lace a burger with fresh or frozen spinach and fresh herbs? Pure deliciousness. The burgers stay moist and juicy, either grilled (his favorite) or oven-baked (my favorite). Let the burger season begin!

Fresh & Seasonal. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Carb. High Protein. Naturally Gluten Free. Weight Watchers friendly. Whole30 Friendly. Paleo Friendly. Don't let me forget to mention: all that and Delish too!

Slow-Roasted Asparagus ♥

So everybody knows how delicious roasted asparagus is. But now there's slow-roasted asparagus, an Italian way of roasting fat spears dotted with Parmesan and butter and roasted for an unusually long while until delicate, dark and dreamy. Just gorgeous! People fight over the last spears!

Fresh & Seasonal. Low Carb. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free.

Pinto Bean Salad ♥

Will this be the salad of the summer? It's so fresh and flexible, it might could be. It's a simple bean salad, just pretty pink pinto beans plus green pepper, tomato and a little onion and cilantro, barely pickled in a light vinaigrette earthy with a little cumin and hot sauce.

Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Quick to Make. Low Fat. Low Carb. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free.