Roasted Pear and Sprout Salad : Veggie Inspiration
03/29/16 by
Roasted Pear Salad- A Healthy Hunger

Roasting batches of vegetables is part of my weekly meal planning strategy, but what if you haven’t gotten around to that yet? Here is a solution to making a multi roasted vegetable salad, for one or a few, in no time, and with little effort.There are many wonderful aspects of roasting vegetables. For one thing,

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Edamame Aspragus Spring Salad: Veggie Inspiration
03/22/16 by
Edamame Asparagus Grain Salad- A Healthy Hunger

This salad is so chocked full of texture from edamame, asparagus, sweet crunchy snap peas. It’s then brightened with fresh flavor from mint, parsley and a lemony dressing, it will blow your mind. It’s officially Spring and things are popping around here. Making these melange vegetable and grain salad is such a great and easy way

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Purple Kale Chips: Veggie Inspiration
03/01/16 by

For this week’s veggie inspiration I’ve decided to feature a snack rather than a side dish. Have you heard? Kale is awesome! Silly me, of course you’ve heard, because kale is E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E! And it really rates up there as a superfood. It’s a truly power packed antioxidant rich veggie with a good source of iron

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Smokey and Sweet Acorn Squash: Veggie Inspiration
02/22/16 by
Smokey Roasted Acorn Squash- A Healthy Hunger

My favorite way to prepare acorn squash was to load the halves up with butter and brown sugar and roast them for-EVER. The result was a candied luscious squash that was more like candy. Nothing wrong with that, except for the excessive sugar, calories, and time it took to make it to the plate. I’m

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Basil: Veggie Inspiration
02/15/16 by
Slow Roasted Tomatoes with parmesan and basil - A Healthy Hunger

If you’re in the Northeast, like I am, you’ve been experiencing some pretty wicked cold temperatures lately. This time of year is perfect for roasting. The oven ticks and hums, creating luscious warm dishes and a house full of great smells, while the cold presses in vain against the windows. I am silly with delight

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Skillet Carrots with Caraway and Garlic: Veggie Inspiration
02/08/16 by
Skillet Carrots with Caraway and Garlic - A Healthy Hunger

Other than in carrot cake, who likes mushy carrots? Though carrots are sweetened by cooking, the “mush” has never been a desirable thing for me. Raw carrots are great for snacking, or when dieting to get a satisfying crunch into your day, but not when it comes to a side dish at dinner.   Bugs

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Caramelized Cauliflower Celery Salad: Veggie Inspiration
02/01/16 by
caramelized cauliflower, celery, apricot salad- A Healthy Hunger

Many years ago I read an article in the NY Times Food Section about a chef and his sweetheart. It turned out that the woman of his dreams did not like cauliflower, so he set off to come up with recipes that would make her fall in love his favorite vegetable, and hopefully him. I

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Blistered Beans with Vinegary Shallots : Veggie Inspiration
01/25/16 by
Sauteed String Beans with Vinegary Shallots - A Healthy Hunger

There are many ways to prepare string beans, from the steaming basket to the classic casserole. When it comes to preserving freshness and color, blistering string beans is, to me, the best method. When I was a kid my mom would prepare us beans from a can. They were an ashen grey/green color, loaded with

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Sage Sprinkles: Veggie Inspiration
01/18/16 by
roasted sweet potatoes

Thank you all so much for the incredible response to Veggie Inspiration! It makes my heart happy to be able to do whatever I can to help you all eat better. Sweet Potatoes are BOSS If you’re going to get excited about a vegetable pick this one. First off, you know that the gorgeous color

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