Vegetable Fritters

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Can I just tell you that I just made these two nights in a row?!  Of course I can, and I just did…and I seriously did make them two nights in a row.  It was my husband’s request!  We had a few left over fritters from the previous night and some steak from even a different dinner that I didn’t want to go bad, so I just figured, left overs it is!  There weren’t enough vegetable fritters, so I just made more! Continue reading

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pine Nuts

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All the ingredients are in the title!  How amazing is that.  It’s the small things that make me that happy.  It’s that simple, which makes it even more delicious.  A vegetable dish that tastes like candy, is what I like to call it.  I finally figured out the secret to cooking brussels sprouts that make them taste good, instead of rotten.  I couldn’t figure out why they always tasted bitter and just…off.  Want to know the secret?  K, here it is. Continue reading

Roasted Rainbow Potatoes

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This potato dish makes a wonderful side dish to complete a fabulous dinner.  We ate these the other night with barbecue chicken and sautéed brussels sprouts.  There is plenty of flavor to enjoy them plain, but I dipped mine in ketchup, a craving I was having at the time.  No, not that kind of craving, unfortunately.  I made an egg scramble with the leftover potatoes and brussels sprouts the next morning.  Delicious!  I love getting creative with leftovers. Continue reading

Garlic Cauliflower Egg Salad

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It’s the first Monday in the new year!  Which means, New Year’s resolutions start today!  I’m not one to make a resolution, but I do use the beginning of a new year to reflect back on the previous year, the good and the bad.  From there, I set expectations for my new year.  Woohoo, happy 2016! Continue reading

Garlic Cauliflower Mash

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I’ve made cauliflower “mashed potatoes” quite a few times but this recipe is by far my favorite, so I’m excited to share it.  In the past, my consistency was too runny, that it turns out looking like a cauliflower soup.  It still tastes delicious; however, you don’t get the same satisfaction as if you were eating mashed potatoes.  These actually have the same consistency as mashed potatoes and are just as tasty, if not tastier! Continue reading

Sweet Potato Rounds

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There is seriously hundreds of ways you can make and prepare sweet potatoes, but this is by far one of my favorites.  It’s quick, easy, and doesn’t require a lot of prepping.  This dish makes a beautiful side, next to some meat and vegetables.  We ate this with a pork loin and some steamed carrots.

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Sautéed Green Beans with Cranberries and Almonds

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I just made this dish for Thanksgiving and loved it so much that I had to make it again.  I make green beans a lot as the vegetables for my meals, but I got a bit more creative on this one because it was Thanksgiving.  Adding cranberries to any dish makes it a Thanksgiving dish.  I should call these Thanksgiving Green Beans.  I add dried cranberries and almonds to a lot of food I eat Continue reading