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Baked Zucchini “Fries” 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. But even that isn’t all that bad. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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. Dijon. Pepper. 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.

Tom's Kitchen: Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Chile Pepper

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. Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Chili Pepper Serves four as a side The whole beast, veggie style: don't toss the stems—they're really good. Raw Sundried Tomato Cashew Pesto Sauce & Zucchini Pasta (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free)

Zucchini and Lemon Spaghetti Recipe. Broccoli Pesto. © 2011 Green Kitchen Stories If I say pesto you say … broccoli?!

Broccoli Pesto

No, I didn’t think so. Like most people we are normally pretty conservative when we make pesto. For us, it might have something to do with the fact that it is one of Luise’s favorite things to eat. 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?

Skinny Spaghetti

Spaghetti squash is a delicious and healthy alternative that is high in fiber and low in calories. 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! So I only managed to use part pine nut and added cashews as their poorer alternative. Preparation time: 20mins (plus standing time for noodles)Serves 2.

Tomato Sauce From Scratch. August 1, 2008 Tomato Sauce From Scratch by IsaChandra At the end of the summer you might notice your Italian American friends unable to play croquet with you for an entire weekend because they’re “making sauce.” I was always really jealous of this ritual. Jealous because it was the essence of a domesticity that always seemed out of my reach. Homemade tomato sauce in all its glory While looking for some info on this here internet, I didn’t really find any really good directions for from scratch tomato sauce, so hopefully this little photo essay will be helpful. 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.

Let her show you how to make "rabbit food" taste delicious and satisfying every other Thursday on Food52. Today: Gena converts us to the delicious, versatile convenience of veggie burgers with a recipe for Zucchini Quinoa Burgers. Veggie burgers. To many, the expression itself is a contradiction in terms. 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. Chili needs to be spicy, meaty (even when there’s not any meat) and thick enough to hold a tortilla chip in place like the Sword in the Stone. 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.

Red quinoa is the perfect nutty grain to accent this sublime plate. I love this plate as a sturdy lunch. Or to accent a hefty dinner salad. Serve with some sumac-speckled hummus dip and lemon olive oil grilled pita bread for a complete, cravable meal. The tricky part of any meal is figuring out how to flavor the main ingredients. Baked Green Bean Fries with Roasted Garlic Dipping Sauce.