Cinnamon and Sour Cream Apple Bites

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You’ve probably heard that old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but how healthy are these lovely red orbs? Like a lot of things in life, the answer is – it depends. Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber (good for weight loss and keeping you regular). The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may …

Simple, Basic Deviled Eggs

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Here’s the dilemma with eggs: how do make sure the eggs you’re getting meet your ethical standards? Assuming you’re a vegetarian because you want to avoid cruelty, this is a critical question. If you haven’t already heard, the terms “free-range” and “cage-free” are pretty much BS. They don’t mean much, and they certainly don’t mean the chickens are treated humanely. …

Mustardy Egg and Potato Salad

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This vegetarian recipe for mustardy egg and potato salad is just one variation on a theme. There’s many ways to make potato salad, and this one satisfies my household’s taste for mustard the eggs (and dislike for mayonnaise). • 4 medium russet potatoes, baked • 3 hard boiled eggs • 2 stalks celery, chopped • 1/2 C green onions • …

Roasted Fennel with Parmesan Vinaigrette

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This recipe for roasted fennel with parmesan vinaigrette is simple, tasty and adds a bit of exotic flavor to your table. A member of the parsley family, all parts of the fennel plant are edible. This recipe uses only the bulbs, but you can also use the stalks and fronds like you would celery – chopped in salads, braised or …

Sesame Ginger Steamed Broccoli

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As a vegetarian, you can’t underestimate the power of delicious side dishes, and this recipe for sesame ginger steamed broccoli is a quick and easy way to create a delicious side dish for any meal. In fact, I’ve had many delicious dinners out with friends and coworkers at traditional steak houses. While some may express concern with the venue, I …

Sweet Potato Puffs

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This vegetarian recipe for sweet potato puffs is a variation on a traditional holiday favorite. It’s simple to make, a breeze to cook, and you and your guests will love the sweet, crunchy flavor. Like most orange veggies, sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in your body. While too much vitamin A (like …

Broccoli and Pine Nuts in a Brown Butter Sherry Sauce

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• 2 fresh broccoli crowns, cut into florets • 1/2 C (1 stick) butter • 1/4 C cooking sherry • 1/4 C pine nuts • Garlic salt to taste 1. Wash the broccoli and cut into florets. • You could substitute white wine for the sherry – or just leave it out. You’ll still get a rich, delicious sauce.

Edamame and Pine Nut Spread

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• 2 C cooked, shelled edamame • 1/4 C pine nuts • Juice from one lemon • 3 Tbsp olive oil • 3/4 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp ground cumin • 1/4 tsp ground coriander • 1 cloves garlic, minced • 1/4 C water 1. Process the pine nuts in a food processor until they’re the consistency of nut butter. …

Great Greens Salad Slaw

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• 12 oz. bag of broccoli slaw • 2-3 oz. baby kale, finely chopped • 12 oz. bag frozen, shelled edamame • 2 green onions, thinly sliced • 1/4 C each dried cherries, cranberries, sliced almonds and pumpkin seeds • 1/4 C olive oil • 1/4 C champagne vinegar 1. Cook the edamame according to package directions and set aside …

Roasted Herb Potatoes

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• 1 3/4 lbs small red potatoes • 1/3 C melted butter • 2 Tbsp fresh minced garlic • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped rosemary • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped thyme • 1 tsp seasoned salt • 1 tsp paprika 1. Preheat over to 425. • This is a great alternative to french fries when …