Tag Archives: Dips

Red Radish

To increase the crispness of radish, soak them in iced water for a couple of hours. Wash, then chop off the greens,  then slice off the root. Leave whole, slice or chop, as required. Store in a perforated bag in … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Oven Fries

SPICY SWEET-POTATO OVEN FRIES The secret is in the details when it comes to making perfect sweet-potato oven fries.  The potatoes must be cut to a uniform thickness, or they will cook unevenly.  The pan must not be too crowded, … Continue reading

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“Back to School and Reality” Veggie Wrap

Back to school, back to work, back to a regular schedule?  What ever you are back to, lunch can be so much easier if you make this wrap ahead of time, and have it on the ready for your lunch … Continue reading

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Enjoying Edamame

The green soybean Edamame, has been a part of the Asian diet for thousands of years. The green soybeans are picked before they ripen, young and green. It grows in clusters on bushy branches. Once picked, it is boiled and … Continue reading

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Eggplant, Love it or Leave it, You Decide

Eggplant. Love it or Leave it! I am learning to love it.  The name eggplant, rather than its true name aubergine,  refers to the fruits of some 18th century European cultivars which were yellow or white and resembled goose or hen’s eggs. … Continue reading

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Sweet Basil

Basil is commonly used fresh in cooked recipes. It is generally added at the last moment, as cooking quickly destroys its flavour. The fresh herb can be kept for a short time in plastic bags in the refrigerator, or for … Continue reading

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Healthy Burger Toppings

Hamburgers, Bison Burgers, Lamb Burgers, Turkey Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Chicken Burgers, Salmon Burgers, Mushroom Burgers…What tops a burger better than fresh veggies?  Well other than the standard ketchup, mustard and relish, nothing…. Here are a few new and tasty things … Continue reading

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Tomato: A Fresh-from-the-Vine Cookbook – Review and Giveaway

Tomato: A Fresh-from-the-Vine Cookbook, by Lawrence Davis-Hollander, published by Storey Publishing.  Is everything you want to know about the most loved vegetable and more.  Or is it really a fruit? Fruit? Vegetable? Fruit? Vegetable? No matter what, they are great! … Continue reading

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Whipped Better Butter

  BUTTER BETTER?   Have you ever worried about butter being bad for you?  Here are some butter facts to help you decide.  Butter actually contains good fat, and if you use it in moderation, won’t make you fat and … Continue reading

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Recipes From The Root Cellar: 270 Fresh Ways to Enjoy Winter Vegetables – Review & Giveaway

I am so happy and privileged to present here a brand new book for the fall of 2010, Recipes From The Root Cellar: 270 Fresh Ways to Enjoy Winter Vegetables, by Andrea Chesman About the Book Andrea Chesman writes, “I … Continue reading

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Tzatziki Sauce, Dip

1 – 2 cups plain organic yogurt, drained  (Astro) 2 cucumbers – peeled, seeded and diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 lemon, juiced salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill 3 cloves garlic, peeled In a food … Continue reading

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Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Dip

As taken from the Southern Farmers Market Cookbook, by Holly Herrick. This is a delicious, nutritious low-calorie dish that makes use of eggplant’s natural tendency to soak up just about anything as readily as a six-year-old soaks up knowledge and … Continue reading

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Hummamole

Hummamole I just happened to “Stumble Upon” this awesome hummus/guacamole dip. Great with veggie sticks, tortilla chips, pita bread etc. 2 avocados, peeled and pitted can of chickpeas, drained handful fresh cilantro 1/2 chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, peeled and … Continue reading

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