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Day 337: Watercress with Orange & Mustard Dressing

Too bad. The watercress was gorgeous. The orange and mustard dressing seemed so promising after Day 335's mache with a delicious orange and cumin dressing. Too bad. The dressing was just blah. Too bad, too bad, too bad. FROM THE ARCHIVES ... Check the Recipe Box for other ideas for green salads and dressings . WATERCRESS with ORANGE & MUSTARD DRESSING Bookmark or print this recipe only Hands-on time: 10 minutes Time to table: 10 minutes Serves 4 8 ounces watercress, washed well, trimmed, left to drain/dry a bit while mixing dressing DRESSING Zest and juice of an orange Juice of a lemon 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard Salt & Pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil Whisk and toss with salad greens just before serving. NUTRITION ESTIMATE Per Serving: 49 Cal (60% from Fat, 12% from Protein, 28% from Carb); 2 g Protein; 4 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 4 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; NetCarb4; 74 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 53 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 1.5 points

This Recipe Has Moved (Day 336: Marinated Tofu Stir-Fry)

This recipe is one of my favorite quick suppers, the marinade ingredients have been taped inside a cupboard for years now! It's vegan so a good choice for Meatless Mondays and low in fat and calories so a great choice for Weight Watchers and healthy eaters. For awhile, I called this recipe "Kitchen" Stir-Fry because honestly, it tastes good made with whatever's in the kitchen. Just keep tofu and frozen vegetables on hand, then add whatever other vegetables sound good. After that, honestly, this stir-fry kind of cooks itself. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Weeknight Easy. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . This Recipe Has Moved You'll find it published here in my food column called Kitchen Parade >>> Marinated Tofu Stir-Fry . The only downside to food writing is that once a favorite is published, it's rare to make it again. There's endless inspiration from new dishes to try, une

This Recipe Has Moved ♥ Mache with Orange Cumin Dressing

An easy vinaigrette, bright and vibrant, just fresh-squeezed orange and lemon combined with the earthy spice called cumin. Orange and cumin are a magical combination! Real Food, Fresh & Fruity. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Great for Meal Prep. This recipe has moved to Kitchen Parade, my food column! Please see Orange & Cumin Vinaigrette ! I think you'll love it! 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 & 2020

Day 334: Cauliflower Blue Cheese Gratin ♥

What to make for a potluck? It's like a closet full of clothes: so many choices and nothing wears quite right. After deciding, redeciding and then starting over three times, I finally decided to take advantage of a gorgeous head of cauliflower, some bacon and blue cheese and then, a rarity in my kitchen, just started to cook, seeing where the gourmand gods would guide. And the concept is definitely one to work on. To my taste, this version turned out overly rich, so the recipe shows both what I cooked and what I'll do another time. My panko-butter-pimenton topping was so-so, though I loved the color the pimenton added. But are cauliflower, bacon and blue cheese from-the-gods good? You bet. Now if I could only decide what to wear. CAULIFLOWER BLUE CHEESE GRATIN Hands-on time: 35 minutes Oven time: About 45 minutes at 350F (from room temperature) Serves 8 - 10 1 large head cauliflower, in florets 3 ounces bacon, diced (6 ounces was too much) 1 onion, diced 2 t

Day 333: Pasta with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe ♥

Maybe this is tonight's supper? It's simple pasta supper, made with pantry ingredients plus some broccoli rabe (what that? see its different names, below) that shows up in well-stocked grocery stores in late winter. I've updated this 2006 recipe to make it very Weight Watchers Friendly with High Protein. A quick announcement, Veggie Lovers! March is "broccoli rabe month" here at A Veggie Venture, or as contributor StephenCooks calls it, a Broccoli Rabe Festival . Whether you call this wonderful leafy green "broccoli rabe" or "broccoli raab"or "rapini", do join in! There's a running round-up of recipe ideas – that's here at Broccoli Rabe Recipe Roundup . All month long, your contributions, new and archived and just plain recipes, are most welcome! At Simply Recipes, Elise and her folks call Shell Pasta with Sausage & Greens a "keeper". I tweaked Elise's recipe but trust me too, sausage and broccoli rabe a

Kitchen Parade Extra: Salmon Chowder ◄ & St Patrick's Day Ideas

If it's Lent and it's Friday, then fish is the answer, perhaps a delicous salmon chowder that uses my new favorite for soups, fat-free half 'n' half? It's featured in this week's Kitchen Parade column . PLUS there are other ideas for meatless Fridays during Lent here . PLUS Catholics are permitted (I hear?) to eat meat on March 17th, St Patrick's Day? so I've posted an archive column for Caraway Corned Beef with potatoes, carrots and cabbage and doused in yummy cheese sauce. PLUS the Column Archives feature lots of "green food" possibilities for St Patrick's Day festivities . (c) Copyright 2006 Kitchen Parade

Day 332: What? Ice Cream ◄

I just can't help it! I so want to participate in the great food blogging events like Sugar High Friday. But staying true to Veggie Evangelism requires considerable stretch. Get ready to s t r e e e e e t c h. Beet ice cream? Yup. And for the first time in awhile, my vegetables-for-dessert confection is a keeper. The beet flavor is up front and present , not hiding timidly in the background Cream and beet works, they're good together Isn't the color glorious?! NEXT TIME ... I might simply swirl sweetened beet puree into cold custard or vanilla ice cream for still stronger contrast between earthy beet and creamy sweetness. FOR THE RECORD ... This is my entry in Sugar High Friday -- the dairy edition -- hosted this month by Spittoon Extra . shf & sugar high friday FROM THE ARCHIVES ... See the Recipe Box for other ways to use vegetables in desserts. BEET ICE CREAM Bookmark or print this recipe only Hands-on time: 30 minutes? sorry lost track! Time t