Nutrition, Recipes

Fresh versus Canned Pumpkin

Over the last few years, I've met several people who SWEAR by fresh pumpkin. They tell me I should never use canned pumpkin because you can really tell the difference between fresh roasted pumpkin and canned pumpkin. Well, this year, I decided to test it out. First, I used a "pie pumpkin". This is a… Continue reading Fresh versus Canned Pumpkin

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Roasted Green Beans

I'm sure I have waxed poetic about my dislike of canned green beans on this site before. Thanksgiving means green bean casserole for most families. No offense to anyone out there who loves it, but just thinking about it makes me kind of sick. The only good part is the crispy onions on top. My… Continue reading Roasted Green Beans

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Roasted Butternut Squash

I'm back! I had my baby at the beginning of August, so all the posts since then were written pre-baby. But today, I'm back! Please pardon if posts aren't as regular as before. Cooking and writing will be a work in progress. I feel like the internet explodes with pumpkin recipes as soon as September hits.… Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash

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Tilapia with Tomatoes and Green Beans

I was pretty oblivious to Lent and eating fish on Fridays until I got to high school. Even then, most of my exposure was making sure we chose somewhere to eat on Fridays that had fish for the one Catholic member of a traveling team I was on. Even during graduate school, I would forget.… Continue reading Tilapia with Tomatoes and Green Beans

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I have a confession to make. I hate green bean casserole. I know this borders on insanity to many of you. I can't stand canned green beans in any form, honestly. If I'm being completely honest, I hate any sort of green bean that hasn't been sautéed or stir-fried. I know this is un-American. I'm… Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Nutrition, Recipes

Roasted Cabbage

Cruciferous vegetables - cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts - don't top many favorite foods lists, since they have strong flavors that are often bitter.  However, they are nutrition powerhouses - full of fiber, vitamins A and K, folate, potassium, and antioxidants.  Cruciferous veggies may even have anticancer effects. I have found that a… Continue reading Roasted Cabbage