Category: Veggies

just vegetables: plain or gussied up

Sweet Potato and Nut Butter Snack

Early morning Qigong sessions three times a week are energizing and really get my day off to a good start. It took me a while to figure out footwear – sandals, sneakers, or bare foot. I settled on some sneakers…

Breakfast (or Anytime) Salad

Smoothies, they’re everywhere! I don’t have and not sure I need/want a high-powered blender. After years of weight battles I long ago adopted the philosophy of only eating calories; never drinking them. But smoothies have an amazing combination of flavors and…

Savory Sautéed Zucchini with Walnuts

My lifelong love of summer squash continues. Fresh, frozen, or canned makes no difference. Yellow or green are equally loved and I suspect if they began appearing in rainbow colors, stripes, or paisley it would make no difference. As a…

Mediterranean Faux Potato Salad

Or Mediterranean Potato Salad meets Faux Potato Salad and lived happily ever after. Don’s Yellow Mustard Potato Salad is as basic as possible. It consists of boiled potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and mustard; if you want salt and pepper then…

Half-Baked Potatoes

This is an old family favorite, the direct opposite of ‘twice-baked potatoes’. They are so easy that you really don’t need a recipe; it is more of a technique and we almost forgot about them! The result is a potato that is…

Creamy Sauce for Greens or Pasta

This is a revision for two of my old recipes: one for Creamed Spinach and the other for Spinach Gratin, combined and converted to gluten-free, low-carb, and vegan. Smoked salt used to be a staple in my seasoning cabinet. It…

Lentils, Leeks, and Toasted Pecans

Creativity has not been happening around here lately. I’ve been tweaking recipes without much luck. A batch of dense, dark bread turned out way too dense today. After many samples I didn’t feel like eating very much for dinner –…

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