Day 85: Greens with Sour Cream ♥

How to turn tender leafy greens (like Swiss chard, beet greens, leafy spinach and other tender or young greens) into something completely delicious and decadent, almost like a simpler, earthier version of creamed spinach. Real Food, Fast & Flexible. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special.Low Carb. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free. Rave Reviews.

Day 85: Beans with 'Garden Salad' Spice Mix

Yesterday I stopped by the local Penzey's store to see whether there is a 'cake spice' for vegetables. Cake spice is a long-, long-time favorite spice blend. It makes anything that calls for cinnamon or nutmeg - muffins, coffee cakes, cookies - taste a notch or two or even three better. (At the shop today, I also discovered baking spice - if a nose test is any indication, it may add several notches still!) I was looking for the same magic for vegetables - something to easily add to vegetables with reliably delicious results. The ladies there sent me home with two blends, Garden Salad and Salad Elegant. (Neither seem available at the Penzey website though may be by phone.) 'Garden Salad' is a blend of Romano cheese, poppy and sesame seed, garlic, chives and white pepper. And yes - it was quite delicious on these farmers-market fresh, lightly steamed green beans. I'll add others to the list as I try them! Wanna skip the Penzey stop? Check out the spice

Day 84: Apple Juice Slaw ♥

What an easy coleslaw! Better yet? It's naturally sweetened with apple juice (instead of processed sugar like most other coleslaws) which adds a lovely tart-apple tang that really makes the coleslaw stand out from the crowd. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Cal. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Paleo. Not just vegan, " Vegan Done Real ". Better still? Totally tasty! ~recipe updated from the Recipe Box, first posted 2005!~ ~ more recently updated recipes ~ WAY BACK IN 2005 Add this to your collection of great, every-day slaws, this one with a spike of apple. The recipes comes from my sister Adanna who reports that her family goes through "a lot" of cabbage. And why not? It's cheap, convenient, tasty and healthful. The first time I made Apple Juice Slaw, we were together on vacation so my sister got to sample it. "This is really apple-y," she said – and she was right. The second time, the slaw turned out less apple-y but I have no idea why. The third time,

Day 83: Barbecues Vegetables Oriental ♥

Hello, grillers! This is such a great way to grill a pile of vegetables all at once, so good, in fact, that the recipe is now featured in a column at Kitchen Parade. Here's the new recipe! Grilled Vegetables in Foil Looking for healthy new ways to cook vegetables? A Veggie Venture is home to hundreds of super-organized quick, easy and healthful vegetable recipes and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables . Join " veggie evangelist " Alanna Kellogg to explore the exciting world of common and not-so-common vegetables, seasonal to staples, savory to sweet, salads to sides, soups to supper, simple to special. © Copyright Kitchen Parade 2005, 2007 & 2020

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Visit the Kitchen Parade weekly blog for a veggie-packed chicken quesadilla , a winner for kids and grown-ups alike.

Kitchen Parade Extra

Kitchen Parade is on holiday. But never fear, the Veggie Venture continues! We've searched our archives for the best weekly columns featuring vegetables. Here's another terrific summer salad, Bloody Mary Salad , with a bit of kick from horseradish. It's perfect for family picnic and potluck fare during the upcoming American July 4th long weekend.

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Kitchen Parade is on holiday. But never fear, the Veggie Venture continues! We've searched our archives for the best weekly columns featuring vegetables. Developed by perhaps the most influential chef in America, Alice Waters' Coleslaw is a fabulous cabbage slaw, fresh and light and well, a bit addictive. I like the coarseness of hand-chopped cabbage but my friends say phooey to that, and rely on shredded slaw from the supermarket.