Easy Green Bean Salad

June 20, 2014

Need an easy veggie side dish? How about a dish that does double duty as a side or a salad? Check out my Easy Green Bean Salad!

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The salad, dear friends, is on the right. On the left is a piece of fish that I Read the rest of this entry »


What’s in the Crockpot? Part Eleven

June 9, 2014

How about we all start our weeks with a game? How about a game involving a crockpot? How about a game where you guess what’s in a crockpot? Sounds good to me!

WHAT’S IN THE CROCKPOT?

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I Think I’ll Try to Make Pickles

May 15, 2014

…is what I said one day when I got bombarded with lots of amazing fresh produce. Thanks to my partnership with LA Salad Company, I got my hands on loads of fresh beans and squash. More than I could possibly eat. Since pickling is a classic preservation technique, I thought what the hell? I’ll try to make pickles! I love a good cucumber pickle, but you can pickle all sorts of veggies, so my experiment involved baby zucchini, green pattypan squash (which look like little flying saucers) and yellow wax beans. I also threw in 1/2 of a red onion, because it seems like they’re always making red onion pickles on “Top Chef.”

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Tasty Zucchini Boats AND An Exciting New Partnership!

May 1, 2014

I’m so excited to share this… I have a new partnership with the LA Salad Company, and I’m the new Guest Blogger on their website! It’s a really cool arrangement: in exchange for free veggies, I’m giving them veggie-based recipes for their website. I’m featured at the bottom of LA Salad Company’s home page (see it here), and have my very own page that has photos, a quickie version of my weight-loss story, and, of course, the recipes.

LA Salad Company sells all sorts of veggies to restaurants and supermarkets all across the United States and Canada. A couple recent recipes – my Baked Green Bean Fries and my Beef and Butternut Stew – were made using their products, and they were delicious. But don’t worry, loyal readers, nothing will end up on my LA Salad Company page that you can’t also find right here!

The first veggies my friends at the LA Salad Company sent me were… zucchinis!

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And I had a great idea about what I was going to do with them. Read the rest of this entry »


What’s In The Crockpot? Part Ten

March 25, 2014

It’s the milestone tenth installment of “What’s In The Crockpot?” and I’m elated, because this is a good one. I’ll waste no more time… let’s play!

WHAT’S IN THE CROCKPOT?

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A Week of Veggies, Veggies, Veggies

March 21, 2014

Keep reading for my Baked Green Bean Fries recipe. And click here to enter my Siggi’s yogurt giveaway – the deadline is tonight! (Friday, 3/21/14 at 11:59pm)

It’s a proven, scientific fact – free vegetables taste better. So I’ve been eating like a king all week long, because my friend Andie, who works for the Los Angeles Salad Company, gifted me with a ton of extra veggies that she had brought home for a work project.  One day, I halved 2 pounds of brussels sprouts…

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…and roasted them until Read the rest of this entry »