Spicy Cauliflower Soup ♥ Recipe

A quick 'n' easy cauliflower soup, spicy with spices, not spicy with heat. Very Weight Watchers Friendly: Zero Freestyle points! Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, " Vegan Done Real ". Skip Straight to the Recipe Can't say I know, exactly, what gruel is, but I suspect it might look a lot like a pot of Spicy Cauliflower Soup, smudgy and watery, muddy-yellow and dirty-brown. But please don't judge this soup by its appearance. What it lacks in aesthetics, it compensates in flavor. The spices are "Indian-style" – coriander, cumin and turmeric, plus a little chili powder for a small measure of heat. That's right, this soup is spicy – but not spicy-hot, just spicy. I found it a spare and satisfying antidote to a weekend of too-rich food and too-little exercise. My soup bowl remained monastic and rustic, just the soup itself and a gorgeous loaf of rye bread from St. Louis' bakery The Daily Bread. But the inspiring recipe calle

Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine ♥ Recipe

Today's one-pot dinner recipe: A magical pairing of sweet potatoes and butternut squash, healthy bright orange vegetables married with a medley of Moroccan spices, cooked in a tagine cooking dish (or a shallow casserole dish) and served tableside. Beautiful color to banish cold-weather blues! Works as a side dish or a vegetarian supper. Fresh & Seasonal, a Mid-Winter Classic. Great for Meal Prep. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly.

How to Cut Brussels Sprouts, with Photos & Recipe Suggestions

People ask all the time, What's the best way to cut up Brussels sprouts? Is there an easy way? A quicker way? My answer, sorry, is that it depends. That's why I'm sharing four ways to cut Brussels sprouts. One method works best for cooking Brussels sprouts whole; another way works best for roasting and sautéeing; another for cooking quickly and lightly; still another for quick-cooking just the leaves. Step by step photo illustrations of each technique. QUICK LINKS Skip Straight to the Right Technique Buying, Washing & Trimming Brussels Sprouts #1 Best for Cooking Brussels Sprouts Whole #2 Best for Roasting or Sautéing #3 Best for Cooking Quickly & Lightly #4 Best for Cooking Just the Leaves Some times, you look at a vegetable and wonder how in heavens to cut it up for cooking. Take Brussels sprouts. The baby cabbages may look like green golf balls but take a closer look, they're really tightly bound leaves surrounding a dense core. (While we're

Homemade Vegetable Bouillon Concentrate ♥ Recipe

How to make bouillon concentrate from scratch using fresh vegetables, a few herbs, lots of salt and a food processor. No cooking required! The concentrate keeps in the freezer to scoop out a teaspoon or two at a time over the next few months. Then just add water for a fresh, lively stock that makes a huge difference. And if you have foodie friends? Homemade Vegetable Boullion Concentrate makes a great savory food gift. Fresh & Seasonal. Kitchen DIY. A Staple for a Homemade Pantry. Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly.

How to Succeed with Weight Watchers & Win a Kitchen Scale

Sunday is the last day to enter to win a kitchen scale! This week, I dusted off the tips and techniques I used in 2002 to lose 30 pounds using Weight Watchers, see How to Lose Weight with Weight Watchers . I invited readers to share their best tips too and boy, have they, all to win one of my favorite Weight Watchers tools, a kitchen scale . If you don't have a kitchen scale, head on over to the contest to enter to win, it's easy and there are five ways to enter! WEIGHT WATCHERS RESOURCES ~ Weight Watchers recipes ~ (sorted by Weight Watchers points) ~ Low-Carb Recipes ~ Low-Calorie Recipes ~ from Kitchen Parade, my food column ~ Weight Watchers Recipes ~ (zero-point, one-point and two-point vegetable recipes, including the famous Weight Watchers Zero-Point Soup Recipes) ~ Low-Carb Vegetable Recipes ~ from A Veggie Venture, my food blog about vegetables © Copyright Kitchen Parade 2010

Homemade Swedish Potato Sausage ♥ Recipe & Photos

Last month, twas my honor to witness something magical, a grandmother passing a family tradition along to two of her granddaughters. I took a few pictures so that readers might tag along too. Here's how to make homemade Swedish potato sausage, the classic Swedish dish, with step-by-step photos and tips. It happened like a scene right out of Carl Larsson , the renowned Swedish painter who captured home and family scenes in the Swedish countryside in the last 1800s and early 1900s. There we were on an unseasonably warm afternoon on the last day of November, the grandmother all organized and prepared, the kids smart from school, me bearing a camera and a tin of allspice -- all gathered in the kitchen to make one of the family's traditional Swedish recipes, an important dish for the feast on Christmas Eve. The dish? Homemade potato sausage, 'potatis korv' en svenska. Here's how it's made, with love. TESTIMONIALS "We had a ball this afternoon grinding ev

Carrot Salad with Pomegranate ♥ Vegan Recipe

A quick and colorful salad, grated carrot tossed in a light vinaigrette with pomegranate seeds. Low carb. Weight Watchers 1 point. Vegan. Even without a blanket of snow, beginning somewhere in mid-November or early December, I think we all begin to crave color, perhaps because of the shorter days, the long darkness of winter nights. And my goodness, does this quick salad ever pack a punch of color! The recipe comes from a reader, Kathie from Los Angeles, who shares Weight Watchers-friendly recipes with me every so often. Here's how she sold me on the concept for this colorful salad, it took all of ten seconds. "Quick, delicious. I am in love with this concoction." It goes together quickly and packs a flavor punch and a crunch punch (ha!) too. RECIPE for CARROT SALAD with POMEGRANATE Hands-on time: 20 minutes Time to table: 20 minutes Serves 4 6 carrots, trimmed Seeds from half a pomegranate ( The Quick & Easy Way to Remove Seeds from a Pomegranate ) Orange