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Sweet Moroccan Yams

December 6, 2010
Sweet Moroccan Yams

Holiday cooking is full on, and whether you are cooking for a large group or preparing a small family dinner, these yams are a great alternative to the overly sweet, marshmallow-covered yams we so often see in a holiday buffet.  I have served these yams with roasted chicken and Brussels sprouts and paired them...
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Sesame Glazed Bok Choy

October 27, 2010
Sesame Glazed Bok Choy

I thought, “If I have to deal with one more week’s supply of bok choy, I’m just going to compost it.”  I am down with greens.  Even bok choy.  Little Hayden is down with greens.  Not bok choy.  I have tried several times, and he has never loved it.  More like, “Meh.”  So this...
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Quick Family Recipes: Collard ‘n Cannellini Quesadillas

October 13, 2010
Quick Family Recipes: Collard ‘n Cannellini Quesadillas

I’ve been known to throw collard greens in where you’d least expect them, so this combination should come at no surprise.  Before you say “Yuck” and move on, think about the nutritional benefits of these quesadillas.  A little shredded cheese, the right tortillas, and a hot griddle can turn good-for-you-greens into a cheesy delight. ...
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Simply Okra

June 9, 2010
Simply Okra

Being from the almost-South, I grew up eating okra.  It was, and still is, one of my favorites.   Hayden loves it, too.  In fact, when I cook it like this, he eats as much or more than I do, and I try to freeze some portions in case he demands MORE OKRA (yes,...
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Holiday Recipes: Spiced Sweet Potato Cake

April 12, 2010
Holiday Recipes: Spiced Sweet Potato Cake

Wintery weather returned to Los Angeles today, bringing cloudy skies and chilly air.  This moist bundt cake was the perfect afternoon treat on a day spent inside.  Hayden and Scott both gobbled it up and asked for more.  The sweet potatoes (or yams, to be correct) really add nutritional value to this cake! 2...
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Crispy Fried Coins

April 8, 2010
Crispy Fried Coins

I ended up with an abundance of summer squash this week and needed to come up with a fun way to use it up.  Who doesn’t love fried zucchini?  This was actually my first time ever to FRY anything, and the amount of oil required shed some light onto those sweet potato fries I...
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Maple Glazed Carrots

March 7, 2010
Maple Glazed Carrots

My husband and my 2 year old love carrots.  The sweet hint of maple and butter make these glazed carrots extra delicious! 1 bunch carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 tbs maple syrup 1 tbs butter pinch salt water In small saucepan with lid, steam carrots until tender.  Remove lid, and add butter and...
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Quick Family Recipes: Power Pizza

February 28, 2010
Quick Family Recipes: Power Pizza

Pizza Pizza!  Who says pizza isn’t healthy?  We eat a LOT of pizza at our house.  We love it, Hayden loves it, and it sure is easy.  Sometimes we cheat and order in, and other times we make our own.  The fresh toppings on this pizza are packed with vitamins, so shed your guilt,...
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Bacon-Topped Butternut Squash

February 26, 2010
Bacon-Topped Butternut Squash

Mmmm… this is one of those home cooking recipes.  Butternut squash is always good, but add bacon and a hint of pure maple syrup, and you’ve got heaven in a dish. 1-2 butternut squash, peeled, chopped 1/4  cup maple syrup salt 2 strips bacon Preheat oven to 375°  In a large skillet, fry bacon...
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Home Cooking Recipes: Southern-Style Greens

February 25, 2010

We just ate these with dinner.  I am so excited about them, I couldn’t wait to post.  Growing up, we ate a LOT of collards and mustard greens.  They were usually just steamed in a little water, and we liked them just fine.  Try cooking your greens in chicken broth, and you might think...
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Tender Brussels Sprouts with Thyme

February 18, 2010
Tender Brussels Sprouts with Thyme

Hayden LOVES brussels sprouts (must have been how many he was getting in the womb!), and this is our favorite way to eat them. Cook this brussels sprouts recipe for your family or friends, and you just might convert them to brussels sprouts lovers! 1 lb brussels sprouts (about 2 doz) 1 clove garlic,...
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Creamy Cauliflower

February 6, 2010
Creamy Cauliflower

If your kids turn their noses up at cauliflower, try this approach. It’s baked crusty on top and creamy in the middle, almost like macaroni and cheese. 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 tsp salt, divided 1 cup bread chunks 1 tsp thyme 1/2 cup Parmesan, plus 1/4 cup 1 cup chopped leeks...
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Simply Sauteed Spinach

January 29, 2010
Simply Sauteed Spinach

“Simply” doesn’t imply boring.  Often, cooking a food simply just brings out its taste and nutritional value.  This sauteed spinach recipe could satisfy any vegetable craving- with, or without the garlic! 1 bag pre-washed spinach 2 tbs olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed or minced salt In a large sauté pan or skillet, heat...
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