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Asparagus Risotto ♥ Recipe

A classic spring risotto, such a lovely spring green color. Vital color and vibrant flavor are thanks to a bright green "asparagus stock" that uses whole asparagus spears, not just the tender asparagus tips, to squeeze out every single drop of asparagus flavor. Fresh & Seasonal, a Spring Classic. Great for Meal Prep. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free.

Greek Rice Salad ♥ with Artichokes & Feta

It's salad time, my friends! Today I'm pairing rice and vegetables, stretching the vegetables to last longer and using up leftover rice. Delicious? Totally. Easy substitutions? You bet. The moment demands this of us. Fresh & Seasonal, Light and Bright for Spring. Great for Meal Prep. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free.

Big Cajun Chopped Salad ♥

Don't you just love it when you find a salad calling for familiar vegetables in an unexpected combination? This is that salad! Maybe you even already have everything on hand? But don't you just get a thrill when there are surprises too? This is that salad! Surprise #1, it's all green in color, so pretty! Surprise #2? It's sprinkled with toasted almonds and salty olives that make the salad particularly satisfying. A big chopped salad is an easy side salad, for sure. But it also makes a meal, just add a protein. Or some of that crusty bread you're baking ... Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Budget-Friendly. Great for Meal Prep & Potlucks. Low Carb. Low Fat. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes ♥

My cupcake adaptation of a Cook's Illustrated recipe for carrot cake, it has a light cupcake crumb and is lightly spiced with carrot-cake flavors. I especially like the cream cheese frosting! Great carrot cake flavor with perfect cupcake texture! The big surprise? The carrots are grated in a food processor and the cupcake batter is mixed in the food processor too! A Special Treat, Carrot Cake Except in Cupcakes. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special.

Finally! Vegetable Recipes with Weight Watchers Green, Blue & Purple Points

It's a big day for vegetable lovers who follow Weight Watchers! On Sunday, I flipped the switch, converting A Veggie Venture's most popular Weight Watchers page to the current point system, the myWW rainbow of green, blue and purple points.

Weight Watchers Spinach & Tortellini Soup ♥

A simple vegetable soup enriched with fresh cheese tortellini and barely cooked fresh spinach, my adaptation of a tortellini and spinach soup from the WW app. Pick up a package of fresh pasta and a few vegetables, supper's on the table in a flash. It's slurpy delish! A Year-Round Kitchen Staple, an Easy Weeknight Supper. Great for Meal Prep. Low Carb. Low Fat. Easily High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. PS Yes, times are worrisome and uncertain. Some moments, it all seems dire. FYI I am collecting resources for dealing with the global pandemic at my food column Kitchen Parade , converting weekly posts called Seasonal Sundays to, ever since the start of the coronavirus three weeks ago, topics and ideas meaningful during this period of social distancing. (Most recently? Seasonal Sundays (Week 12) Mid March .) If you think these might help, please consider a free e-mail subscription . Take care, be well, hang in there ... )

Carrot & Chickpea Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing ♥

Today's unusual refrigerator salad: Familiar ingredients in an unfamiliar combination, just carrots, chickpeas and other vegetables, lightly dressed in a dressing made with tahini, fresh lemon juice and white wine vinegar. A Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Great for Meal Prep, Keeps for Days. Low Carb. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.