Browsing Category VEGETABLES

Eggplant Parmigiana

               The Eggplant is the STAR in this recipe! NO globs of mozzarella on top or in it! NO breadcrumbs! Years of watching my mom and my relatives make eggplant with their various little deviations led me as a teenager to try my hand at it! I love it so much! This is my family’s way to make it. I prefer to use the…

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Falafels

Falafels are small chickpea patties that are sold in the streets throughout the middle east.  They are famous here in New York too.    My co-workers know that Salwa’s homemade falafels are so amazing!  She knew how much I loved them and made them for me often when we worked together. SO QUICK AND EASY! They literally take under 5 minutes to make! And under…

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Roasted Vegetables with Shrimp and Sausage

Healthy and Delicious Roasted Veggies with Shrimp and Sausage is an EASY, quick dish to prepare!  I used chicken sausage, but use any type sausage you want. Sausage gives a great flavor to this dish. The important thing to remember is to cut the different vegetables into the correct sizes so they all finish cooking at the same time. Root vegetables are cut up into…

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Tzimmes

This delicious, colorful, sweet, fall vegetable casserole dish is one I get requested to make at Thanksgiving! I originally got a similar recipe from my sister, Annie who introduced me to this great dish! Then my co-worker SaraGail made this every fall for a teachers’ luncheon during Rosh Hashanah. And she served the traditional beef brisket with it. A sweet New Year, Happy Rosh Hashanah…

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Linda’s Fried Sweet Potatoes

Here is a recipe with a video of my friend Linda making her famous FRIED SWEET POTATOES.  NOT Sweet Potato Fries! It’s  Fried Sweet Potatoes!  LOL These are a family favorite and they are so delicious! The ingredients are simple and so is her technique.  See the steps how Linda makes it in the video below.    Enjoy! INGREDIENTS:

Latkes

This latke recipe is a basic one, simple and easy to make but very, very tasty as is! Homemade is much better than than the ones you make from a box mix. I like to eat latkes with applesauce on the side. People like them as appetizers too. Latkes are traditionally served at Hanukkah with applesauce or sour cream but everyone eats them all year round! …

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Zucchini Patties (Fritters)

  From Allrecipes….I tried!… We liked!…  I recommend! I adapted these just a bit and they are really delish! My husband Bill raved about them!   These Zucchini Patties, or you can call them Zucchini Fritters, make a great side dish, appetizer, or a little snack!   You can substitute the red peppers for any other vegetable you like or use just the zucchini.  …

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Asparagus and Potato Frittata

You can put anything you want into a frittata! Choose any vegetables you want, or meats, bacon, sausage or cheese. You can add less eggs to make it very thin, or more eggs to make it thick.  The classic method is to fry the vegetables in oil first, then add in the eggs. For a healthier version I steam the vegetables in the microwave. I…

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Amy’s Italian Green Beans

I LOVE this delicious green bean recipe my daughter Amy came up with! And so does everyone! Even the ones who don’t normally eat green beans! The crisp beans are so tasty with the butter and breadcrumbs and it couldn’t be any easier to prepare.  It comes together SO QUICKLY!!! It’s about 5 minutes from start to finish!   She knows I expect this at…

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Basmati Rice with Minced Vegetables

Basmati rice sautéed with tiny bits of veggies is a side dish I serve that a lot of people love. It is easy to make! Because of all the added veggies and so little oil, it does not give you that heavy feeling that happens when you eat other rice dishes. The secret to this dish is to mince the vegetables the same size as…

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Stuffed Peppers ~LOW CALORIE

There are so many versions of stuffed peppers! Some people put in ground meats of all kinds. Ground turkey is great and reduces the calories too. Ground beef or sausage is delicious to use! Some like tomato sauce, or fresh tomatoes inside the stuffing or on top, or salsa. Everyone has a favorite way to make them!  Only ketchup, Basmati rice,  onion, salt and pepper…

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Sautéed Cabbage and Bread (Bonard? Bonarde? Bonartte?)

 An old-world Italian vegetable side dish recipe that is made in less than 10 minutes! It is so delicious! It is just sautéed cabbage and bread! It was called Bonard in my family, and that is purely the phonetic spelling. That’s what I hear it sounds like. I even asked my Aunt Gloria to try to spell it, and this is was how she spelled…

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