Pumpkin Bars ♥

Quick and easy pumpkin bars, moist and filled with fall spices. These simple bars are a fall favorite in my kitchen, just a thin layer of cake topped with a thin-thin layer of icing. The icing isn't really necessary although a little drizzle adds a sweet counterpoint that many people like. Celebrate the glory that is October! PS All that thinness? And only 100 calories per square? More cause for celebration. Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Just One Bowl + Pantry Ingredients. Budget Friendly. Little Effort, Big Taste. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Rave Reviews.

Flat Green Beans ♥ Trader Joe’s Product Review

Which frozen vegetables from Trader Joe's taste good? are worth eating? and worth the money? Let's look at a bag of frozen green beans that are just a little bit different. My take? Trader Joe's Organic Flat Green Beans are great! This Is Not a Sponsored Review, it's just me, Alanna and your long-time veggie evangelist , sharing my view about a Trader Joe's vegetable product that my fellow vegetable lovers might find useful.

Quinoa Salad with Tomato-Balsamic Vinaigrette ♥

Today's adaptable quinoa salad, easy to change up. It works as a main dish salad but a side salad too. It has a triple dose of protein, quinoa plus black beans plus still more from the tangy feta. That makes the salad extra-filling and satisfying, even a half cup at a time. This is a useful "concept recipe" just by swapping out beans and seasonal vegetables and even cheeses. Here I've used late-summer vegetables but it's easy to imagine spring and summer versions too. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Little Effort, Big Taste. Great for Meal Prep & Potlucks. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian but Easily Converted to Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free.

Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin ♥

Here's an easy, moist quick bread but with identity issues. It's zucchini bread, flecked with barely detectable summer squash. But it's also pumpkin bread, rich in color. And it's a spice cake, packed with cinnamon and nutmeg! I love the season-crossing combination of zucchini and pumpkin in the same loaf, a nod to bidding summer farewell and welcoming the cooler days of fall. It's lovely on Day One but even better on Day Two. Better still? I've given the recipe a healthy makeover, cutting calories by half – though you'd never guess! Real Food, Comfort Food, Perfect for Late Summer & Early Fall. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Make-Ahead & Food Gifts. Rave Reviews.

Green Rice ♥

Love rice? Now there's a brand-new rice color, just rice turned bright green by cooking it in a blend of spinach, kale, coconut milk and water instead of plain water. The intense green color would be a show-stopper for St. Patrick's day but is too delicious (and pretty!) to wait. Real Food, Fast & Casual. Beautiful Color. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Little Effort, Big Taste. Great for Meal Prep. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Tomato & Rice Salad ♥

Leftover rice + some good tomatoes + 10 minutes = a refreshing summer salad, one that's become a summer staple here. So good! PS For anyone else who needs a rice fix every so often, this is a great way to keep the carbs in control. Real Food, Fast & Casual. Not Just Easy, Summer Easy . Budget Friendly. Little Effort, Big Taste. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

This Recipe Has Moved ♥ Hurricane Rice with Shrimp & Sausage

A hearty Cajun-style skillet filled with shrimp, sausage and brown rice cooked in beer, packed with flavor and texture and dinner goodness that'll have you lickin' your chops and thinking about seconds. But the recipe has moved to a new location, please see Hurricane Rice with Shrimp & Sausage at Kitchen Parade, my food column. 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 where recipes range from seasonal to staples, savory to sweet, salads to sides, soups to supper, simple to special. © Copyright Kitchen Parade VV 2005 & 2020 (repub) & 2023 (retire) & KP 2023