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Fried Green Cherry Tomatoes with Avocado Ranch Dipping Sauce. Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters. Sneak veggies into any meal with Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters that come together in minutes and pair perfectly with a cool dollop of sour cream or yogurt.

Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters

I’m always on the hunt for fast and flavorful ways to add a veggie component to any meal, from tucking creamy avocado into homemade egg rolls to transforming cauliflower into tater-less tots. And now, if you have 25 minutes and a handful of pantry and fridge staples, you have the easiest and tastiest way to eat your veggies: Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters. The setup on this one is extra-simple: Shred zucchini and carrots then toss them together with eggs, garlic, scallions and a touch of flour. Scoop the mixture into a hot pan and wait for the crackling to cue you to flip ’em. The veggies soften lightly in the centers of the fritters, while the exteriors get nice and crunchy.

All that’s left to do is decide on your topping of choice. Looking for more ways to spruce up your veggie side dish spread? Craving more? Crispy Sweet Potato-Green Onion Cakes Recipe. Perfectly Baked Beans Recipe : Ree Drummond. Wedge Salad Recipe : Paula Deen. Cobb Salad. Man, do I love a Cobb Salad!

Cobb Salad

My mom used to order them at restaurants when I was younger, and I knew I had truly become a grown-up when I started ordering them, too. And when I could no longer eat Ding Dongs with impunity, but that’s another story for another time. I love Cobb Salads because there’s so much glorious goodness going on: Crisp greens, yummy chicken, eggs, bacon, avocado, tomato. And to tie it all together, creamy blue cheese dressing. Creamy Dijon-Dill Potato Salad Recipe : Dave Lieberman. Arugula and Strawberry Salad Recipe : Alex Guarnaschelli. Spinach-Shiitake Bread Puddings Recipe - Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Asiago and Sage Scalloped Potatoes Recipe - Sanford D'Amato. Asiago and Sage Scalloped Potatoes Recipe - Sanford D'Amato. Roasted Spring Vegetables and Greens With Goat Cheese Toasts Recipe Recipe.

Spinach Balls with Mustard-Sabayon Sauce Recipe from psschmidt2. Butternut-Squash-and-Sage Wontons Recipe. Crash Hot Potatoes. Man, do I love Australia.

Crash Hot Potatoes

First, my oldest daughter was conceived there on our honeymoon…and while we’re on the subject, have I ever shared with you that we almost named her “Sydney” as a nod to her point of origin? In the end, I chickened out, though—I thought that might be a little corny, and truth be told, I think she was actually conceived in Brisbane.

But I’ll stop there. This is a family-friendly website. Anyway, I just love Australia. They’re so simple, it’s terrifying. For now, though, let’s take a chill pill and make Crash Hot Potatoes! The Cast of Characters: New Potatoes (or other small, round potato), Olive Oil, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, and whatever herb you like. Begin by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make, and cook them until they’re fork-tender. Oh! Next, generously drizzle olive oil on a sheet pan. This will mean the difference between the potatoes sticking and not sticking, so don’t be shy here.

Or something. Hash Brown Casserole Recipe. Butternut squash and cranberry gratin - Running to the Kitchen. This butternut squash and cranberry gratin is creamy, cheesy and perfectly crunchy on top.

Butternut squash and cranberry gratin - Running to the Kitchen

You’d never guess it’s dairy free! When it comes to Thanksgiving, I’m pretty sure my family might be the only one in country that couldn’t care less if the typical creamy mashed white potatoes weren’t on the table. In fact, I can think of many years where mashed potatoes never even made an appearance. They’re delicious, no doubt, though a bit boring and “normal”. I’d much rather dig into some squash or sweet potato side with a bit of flair for the holiday and leave the plain jane mashed potatoes for everyday. So today, we do flair in the form of a {vegan} butternut squash and cranberry gratin using GO Veggie!

Accommodating special diets during the holidays can be hard so I was really happy when this gratin came out creamy, cheesy and exactly like you’d expect a gratin to taste. This is worth the spot on the Thanksgiving table. Summer Peach and Tomato Salad Recipe. Crispy Roasted Mushrooms. Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie) Recipe. Cilantro-Jalapeno Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream Recipe. Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel. In Israel, falafel stands are as numerous and plentiful as McDonalds here in the U.S.

Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel

Falafel is the unofficial “national snack of Israel.” If only we had half as many falafel stands in the U.S. as we do McDonalds, I’d be a very happy girl. It’s a delicious form of fast food that is much lighter and better for your heart than burgers and fries. Falafel is a traditionally Arab food that has been adopted by Israeli Jews. The word falafel may descend from the Arabic word falāfil, a plural of the word filfil, meaning ”pepper.” So just what is the history of this tasty little fritter? When falafel is made the traditional way, is indeed a vegan food; it’s a great source of protein for people who have cut meat out of their diet.

On my trip to Israel this past summer, one of the last food stops we made was for a falafel pita. Butternut Squash and Kale Quesadillas Recipe : Ree Drummond. Creamy Cole Slaw Recipe : Bobby Flay. Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta Recipe. Crispy Cauliflower Cakes with Herb Sauce and Arugula Salad Recipe. Coleslaw with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette Recipe : Bobby Flay. Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Burritos. Lately, I’ve been trying to have more “veggie” meals for dinner.

Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Burritos

You will not miss the meat in this burrito. The flavor is awesome…smoky sweetness from the roasted sweet potatoes and vegetables combined with a nice kick from the jalapenos. The black beans bulk it up, the cilantro keeps it fresh…and the melted cheese puts it over the top. It might seem like an odd combination, but trust me, it works.

To make things easier for myself at dinner time, I chopped and roasted the veggies earlier in the day. I can’t begin to tell you how healthy and yummy these guys were…I ate leftovers for lunch all week.