Tag Archives: Veggie Vivers

Killer Kale Recipes

What’s old is new again, and very healthy.  So much green, sure does a body good! Kale is on the chic list in all the fine and fancy bistros. Kale, everyone’s talking about it and putting it in and on practically … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Winter Squash, Spinach and Three Cheese Crepes

You are in the mood for comfort foods, passionately and creatively constructed for sharing with a house full of good friends, over a special glass of wine or two, with plenty of amusing stories, many marvelous memories and a full measure of … Continue reading

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Eggplant Bake

What to do with all that Eggplant we seem to be seeing lately?  Well, at your next soiree, this amazing casserole will dazzle the crowd, awe the taste buds and impress even the fussiest of pallets.  Serve along side a … Continue reading

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Bean Burritos with Homemade Tortillas

Mexican Burritos are always a hit, fun to eat and so easy to put together.  Depending on how far you want to take it, you can even make your own tortillas and soak and cook your own beans. The flavours … 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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Healing Foods: Prevent or Treat Common Illnesses with Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs and More – Review and Giveaway

Healing Foods: Prevent or Treat Common Illnesses with Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs and More, by Dale Pinnock, published by Skyhorse Publishing.  Is a new and inspiring approach to show how easy and enjoyable eating for health can be. About the Book … 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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The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple – Review and Giveaway

The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple, by Levana Kirschenbaum with Lisa R. Young PhD RD, published by Skyhorse Publishing.  Promotes healthy living, eating and nutritious tips for becoming a healthier you. About the Book “Eat Yourself … 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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The Crabby Cook Cookbook: 135 Almost Effortless Recipes Plus Survival Tips – Review and Giveaway

The Crabby Cook Cookbook: 135 Almost Effortless Recipes Plus Survival Tips, by Jessica Harper, published by Workman Press and distributed by Thomas Allen and Sons is a most entertaining and funny read, especially if you are a crabby cook yourself. … Continue reading

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Perfect Pizza

Now that’s Amore! Pizza! Pizza is one of those romantically fun finger foods. A quick fix on a Friday night for two, or just hanging with the friends over a few beers and great conversation. A mixture of flavours and … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Dishes From Across The Middle East – Review and Giveaway

Vegetarian Dishes From Across The Middle East, by Arto der Haroutunian, published by The Experiment and distributed by Thomas Allen and Sons.  The Middle East, the Cradle of the Western civilization, the birth place of western culture and rich spices … Continue reading

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Surprise Veggie Casserole

  “Mama, that casserole was Amazing!  What was in it?” Surprise!   Here’s a casserole that tastes awesome and cleverly uses and disguises rutabaga.  I love rutabaga, but I get somewhat bored by eating them raw all the time for snacks … Continue reading

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Vegetable Heaven – Review and Giveaway

Vegetable Heaven, by Mollie Katzen, published by Hyperion.  Boasts having over 200 recipes for uncommon soups, tasty bites, side-by-side dishes, and too many desserts.  There are over 200 reasons why you want to win this book. About the Book “Vegetable … Continue reading

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Pumpkin or Squash Pancakes

How many ways can you serve squash or pumpkin?  Here is just yet another in the long line of recipe ideas.  No more excuses.  I believe you can do almost anything with this versatile veggie from starters to desserts; breakfast … Continue reading

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Marbled Mashed Potato Casserole

This dish is perfect for company, potluck, or served with your favourite Sunday night Roast. 4 large potatoes 1 large sweet potato 1/4 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened 2 scallions or 1 onion, … Continue reading

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Sauteed Red Swiss Chard

    Swiss Chard is a nice fresh tasting vegetable, used for a variety of things.  It is used anywhere one would use spinach or beet tops. I love to layer the leafy parts it in lasagna or finely chopped … Continue reading

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Cooking With Pumpkins and Squash – Review and Giveaway

This is Squash and Pumpkin Season.  Cooking With Pumpkins and Squash, by Brian Glover, Ryland Peters & Small publishers,  is the perfect answer when it comes to what to do with this unique vegetable we have in our boxes at … Continue reading

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