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Baked Zucchini “Fries” So I found out if you call it a fry, my kids will eat it.

Baked Zucchini “Fries”

Dang. Why didn’t I know that last week when I was trying to get them to eat carrots. You know…orange fries. Even better…have them dip ’em in marinara, Annie Jaffrey: Quinoa & Veggie Dinner. This is what I made for dinner today.

Annie Jaffrey: Quinoa & Veggie Dinner

It's really quick & easy to prepare and of course super healthy ;) As I am sure you beauty-smarties know, food has such a big impact on our bodies and on our looks. Glowing skin, healthy hair, strong nails and bones are derived from healthy food choices. It's so good to include fruit and veggies in your diet and of course lots of water. If you take care of your body, it will take care of you. How to Make Vegetarian Sweet Potato Burgers. Super dooper veggie bowl! (Spaghetti Squash)

I’m not nearly as sore as I thought I would be after my run in VFFs yesterday.

Super dooper veggie bowl! (Spaghetti Squash)

The only thing that is sore is the Achilles tendon on my right leg. Beloved Green: Roasted Radishes. When I was a wee little lass, my dad would take me over to his friend, Shirley's house by the lake.

Beloved Green: Roasted Radishes

Shirley was like the grandma I never had. And when we would visit in the summer she always picked out fresh radishes from her garden to give to me. My dad would take out his pocket knife and make a couple slices into the side, and we would grab a salt shaker to give them a little umph before eating them whole. As I went to the gym yesterday, I hoped up onto an elliptical and grabbed a copy of Whole Living to keep me company. I stumbled on this easy little snack and modified it to my liking. Beautiful, tasty radishes. The Shopping List: Bunch of radishes2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 tsp of ground pepper1 tsp of sea salt The Method: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Bake about a half hour (depends upon your oven, so the first time around you may want to check after about 20 min) until the radishes begin to get caramelized on the inside and outside.

P.S. Cauliflower Buffalo Bites - The Lean Clean Eating Machine. Get your buffalo wings on the vegan way!

Cauliflower Buffalo Bites - The Lean Clean Eating Machine

Variations of these cauliflower buffalo bites have been all over Pinterest, and have always piqued my curiosity on how good they actually were. I mean, I LOVE buffalo wings, but as you could probably tell from reading this blog, I am always on the lookout for healthier alternatives for carnivores and plant eaters alike (carnivores – check out my grilled buffalo strips recipe!)

, and these seemed liked an awesome way to get your veggies and hot wing cravings in for a minimal amount of calories. They key to making good cauliflower bites is getting that perfectly golden, crispy exterior. Without it, forget it. Contrary to what I initially thought, these bites are best eaten after they have had a chance to set out for bit at room temperature. Roasted Vegetables with Pesto. After my recent rant about pesto, I thought it only fair to share a new dish using home made pesto sauce.

Roasted Vegetables with Pesto

This recipe gets bonus point for being easy. It’s something you can throw in the oven to cook, then grill a piece of fish or chicken while it’s cooking and you have a meal in about half an hour. These vegetables are something I’ve been making at least once a week for the past couple of months. To give credit where it is due, the dish was inspired by my mother, who offered up some vegetables out of her refrigerator before going out of town for a week.


Mexican. Vegatarian. Learn Basics. Salad. Pasta. Say 'Yes' to Pesto. The following article was written by Keegan Baur.

Say 'Yes' to Pesto

Pita bread. Oh, am I so happy to finally have a great pita recipe.

pita bread

You see, pitas themselves aren’t hard to make. Most recipes very closely, or even exactly, resemble a standard pizza dough and they’re not much more difficult to assemble. No, the trouble comes when you pop them in the oven and pray for the kind of puffiness you can pop some falafel into and end up with flatbread. Delicious, warm, toasty flatbread, but definitely not a pita. But this works! This may also be the perfect starter bread, for those of you intimidating by the bread-making process.

Cheeky Kitchen » Good, Holy Heck Portabella Burgers. People.

Cheeky Kitchen » Good, Holy Heck Portabella Burgers

I know you’re busy. I know you’ve got things to do and people relying on you. Hogwash. There is nothing more important than you grabbing your keys, hightailing it to the grocers, and buying everything you need to make these burgers stat. Yes, I said STAT. Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers! With Avocado. Crave a veggie burger.

Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers! With Avocado

One with Panko-crusted edges - infused with tender sweet potato and creamy, rustic white beans. Tall stacked on a toasted grain bun - crisp romaine leaves sprawling out the sides. Lime green avocado. Tom's Kitchen: Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Chile Pepper. When you're cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner, you want at least one super-easy side dish to create time for wrestling with the turkey and making complicated desserts. I've got one for you: It's simple, quick, involves a vegetable that's in season across much of the the country, and really delicious (so I think).

I'm referring to roasted broccoli. Broccoli is a somewhat loathed vegetable, probably because it's often steamed to the mush phase and spiced with little more than a squeeze of lemon. This is a dish to convert the broccoli-skeptical. In this technique, you roast the humble crucifer until it still retains some crunch, but it is lightly browned in spots.

And while it works well as a side, you can also turn it into dinner by tossing it with pasta, parsley, toasted walnuts, and grated hard cheese. Raw Sundried Tomato Cashew Pesto Sauce & Zucchini Pasta (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free) Raw Sundried Tomato Cashew Pesto Sauce & Zucchini Pasta (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free) 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, fill water in cup and soak while setting up 1 fresh tomato 1/2 cup raw cashews 1 handful fresh chives (or 1 scallion) 1-2 cloves fresh garlic 1/2-1 teaspoon dehydrated red chili peppers (depending on heat tolerance :) 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon dulce or kelp 1 teaspoon fresh peppercorns, ground 1 teaspoon dry oregano 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (cold pressed) 1-2 Zucchinis - depending on size Combine all ingredients (except zucchini and olive oil) in the blender.

Let blend about 4 minutes to warm while preparing zucchini noodles. Use a spiral slicer for zucchini to get an angel hair pasta noodle. Place raw zucchini in slicer and prepare noodles. Add olive oil to the pesto sauce and pulse once or twice. Zucchini and Lemon Spaghetti Recipe. Broccoli Pesto. © 2011 Green Kitchen Stories. Skinny Spaghetti. There is no denying that a delicious bowl of pasta is satisfying and delicious...but did you know that you can still have "pasta" without the carb overload? Spaghetti squash is a delicious and healthy alternative that is high in fiber and low in calories. Once cooked the inside of a spaghetti squash looks just like pasta and you can make it however you would normally make a pasta dish.

There are several ways to cook a spaghetti squash. Zucchini Noodles with Pesto. This dish is a play on pesto spaghetti! I used a spirooli to make thin zucchini noodles and tossed it in a creamy pesto sauce. Pesto is usually made exclusively from pine nuts but holy cow they were really expensive at my local store! Tomato Sauce From Scratch. August 1, 2008. Veggie Burgers for Now and Later. Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw eats a mostly raw, vegan diet without losing time, money, or her sanity. Vegetarian Chili.

If you’ve ever tried to make a vegetarian chili, you know how wrong this stuff can go. Some versions call for up to six cans of beans – a recipe for solitary confinement if there ever was one. Others taste like someone dumped a shaker of cumin into a pot of vegetable soup. They just don’t taste like chili. Chickpea Burgers & Tahini Sauce -EW. Sumac Ginger Tofu, Quinoa, Broccoli, Mushrooms. Today I'm infusing some creative flavors into a basic plate of quinoa, tofu and veggies. I add the spicy sweet flavors of sumac, ginger, coconut, maple and tamari. Baked Green Bean Fries with Roasted Garlic Dipping Sauce.