So Eat It, Just Eat it (Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin, Turmeric and Lemon)

When I was a kid there was a definite hit list of vegetables we absolutely hated.  My brother and I had all sorts of tricks to avoid eating them.  We would stuff our mouths full of peas, run to the bathroom and spit them out.  We weren’t too big on brussels sprouts or cauliflower either….

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A-Looo? Anybody there? It’s Gobi time! (Cauliflower and Potato Curry)

Do you remember Bend It Like Beckham?  A little movie about soccer and following your dreams that launched a couple of careers (Kira Knightly for one) and was a sleeper hit.  Though a certified sports nut I really loved the scenes of the family gatherings and delicious food.  It reminds me of my own crazy…

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It’s A Nutty World (Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts)

My go to munchie nuts have been my cousin Bonnie’s Spicy Pecans.  Sweet and spicy with hints of clove, ginger and cinnamon they are addictive-they are my crack.  During the holidays I make tons of these nuts.  So much so I dreamt about them in my sleep.  Auugh! Time for a change. Now don’t get…

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Corn Porn (Sweet Corn Pesto with Pappardelle and Zucchini)

Ha, bet that got your attention!  It was a bit sneaky and underhanded but I think you will thank me in the end.  Summer means fresh corn on the cob.  For as long as I can remember we have been cooking our corn in a pot of water.  A dash of sugar, a splash of…

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What’s Up Doc? (Roasted Carrots with Avocado)

Though I am not a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination we have definitely cut back on our carnivorous ways.  I find myself perusing cookbooks, favorite blogs or magazines for recipes that showcase vegetables.  This recipe for Roasted Carrots and Avocado Salad from Smitten Kitchen caught my eye and with Jamie home for the weekend, it was time…

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A Brief Cookie break (Mushroom Matar)

As I fixate on cookies for the holiday season, Wes continues his quest for interesting, delicious vegetarian dishes.  Not surprisingly this often means Indian food.  We had stopped at our favorite hole in the wall one evening and tried their Mushroom Matar.  We weren’t disappointed.  Peas and mushrooms surrounded by a sweet savory sauce.  The…

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Let The Vegy Times Roll (Roasted Brussels Sprouts)

Our foray into eating vegetarian would have ended a long time ago (for me it may have never started) if it were not for the Fab Five, mushrooms, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, eggplants, and potatoes.  Admittedly, vegetables have always been relegated to the side dish category, an afterthought to that juicy ribeye or grilled chicken.  …

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Spice Up Your Life (Aloo Gobi)

Pity the guy who doesn’t attend the “Health and Wellness” lecture presented at work but depends on colleagues to give him or her (in this case, Wes the hubby) the highlights and takeaways from the lecture.  For the last month since, Wes has gone total vegy (his colleague that went to the lecture lasted only 36…

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Summertime, summertime..Watermelon Tomato Salad

One of the best things about summer, besides long lazy days and warm evenings for leisurely walks; is the abundance of fantastic produce.  Juicy sweet peaches, nectarines, sun ripened tomatoes, all sorts of melons and berries so sweet they taste like sugar. Farmer’s markets are literally bursting at the seams with crates filled with summer’s bounty.  The…

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