Vegetable Stir Fry

Vegetable Options (pick 5-6): 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces 1-2 onions, sliced and quartered 1 bell pepper, chopped Can of sliced water chestnuts 4-5 carrots, sliced into coins or thin strips 8 oz package sliced portabella mushrooms Head of broccoli, chopped into small florets Scallions, chopped Can of baby corn Swiss chard, Bok…

Garlic Ginger Stir Fry Sauce

Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic (1 clove elephant garlic) 2 Tbsp fresh ginger (or ginger paste) 2 Tbsp honey (or more, to taste) 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup rice vinegar 3 Tbsp sesame oil 2 Tbsp olive or canola oil 2 Tbsp corn starch Mix all ingredients in food processor.  Process…

Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque

I’ve been looking for some new ways to enjoy the sweet potatoes from our garden.  I came across this interesting recipe.  Although I was a little skeptical at first, it is definitely a keeper! Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes (10-12 ounces each) 1 Tbsp oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 large garlic clove, minced 3…

Spinach Artichoke Souffle – Complicated Version

I recently ordered a Spinach Artichoke Baked Egg Souffle from Panera Bread.  I’m not sure what I was expecting … but oh my was it good!  Here’s my attempt to replicate it.  I looked up a few copy-cat recipes.  One in particular showed up in many searches (ABC Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur), but…

Rosemary Applesauce Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 2 tbsp sherry vinegar the juice of 1 lime 1 tsp fermented garlic flowers (or one garlic clove, crushed) 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped ¼ tsp Himalayan salt ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper ½ tsp pure vanilla extract ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce Combine all ingredients into food processor.  Process…

Butternut Squash and Mushroom Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

Made 15 Enchiladas (about 6 servings) Enchilada Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 3 chopped bell peppers 2 tablespoons butter 2-3 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed (2 medium butternut squash) ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon salt 16 ounces fresh chopped portobello mushrooms approx. 15 corn tortillas 2 cups shredded cheese Mexican…

Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Salad

I have been looking for some recipes that will help us use up our supply of sweet potatoes from last fall (but also provide a little variety).  Eric is not a beet fan, so we skipped the beets on his salad.  The dressing had slightly more of a bite than I typically enjoy, but the…

Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips

Ingredients: 2 kiwis, peeled and diced 2 Golden Delicious apples – peeled, cored and diced 8 ounces raspberries 1 (16 oz) carton of strawberries, diced 2 tablespoons white sugar (more or less to taste) 1 tablespoon brown sugar (more or less to taste) 3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor (I used strawberry) Serve with: Stacy’s…

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients: 1 (7 oz) can white tuna, drained and flaked 3 Tbsp mayonnaise 1-2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp sweet pickle relish 1/8 tsp dried minced onion flakes (I used a few Tbsp fresh minced onion) 1/4 tsp curry powder 1 Tbsp dried parsley (or 2-3 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley) 1 tsp dried dill weed…

Southern Jiffy Corn Pudding

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) — next time try 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup applesauce 1 egg 1 cup low-fat sour cream 1 (8.5 oz) box Jiffy Cornbread Mix 1 (14.5 oz) can creamed corn 1 (14.5 oz) can whole kernel sweet corn, drained Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in…

Lemon-Dill Yogurt Sauce

Lemon-Dill Yogurt Sauce 1 container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free plain yogurt 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill weed (or 1 tsp dried dill) 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/8 tsp pepper Mix all ingredients together.  Goes nicely with salmon.

Citrus Grilled Zucchini

I found this recipe recently and it has quickly risen to the top of our grilling favorites.  In the original blog post, the writer claimed that “this grilled zucchini will rock your ever-loving world.”  That seemed like a pretty big build-up, but we were not disappointed! Ingredients: 6 whole zucchini (medium-sized) 1/4 cup olive oil…