White bowl of steaming roasted root vegetables on a maroon placemat

Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe

This roasted root vegetables recipe takes earthy root vegetables, like onions, potatoes, carrots, and garlic, and oven roasts them for a sweet caramelized vegetable side dish that’s packed with nutrition.

Garlic and Herb Oven Fries Recipe

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I have a tendency to be a sucker for french fries.  I never buy them because a whole serving of fries is just too greasy and makes me feel sick.  But when I’m with someone who buys some, I can’t help myself.  I always ask, and they always say yes, and I always eat some.  I savor every salty bite, slathered in ketchup (and mustard), then lick every last bit of salt from my greasy fingertips.  Fortunately there’s a healthier option to french fries that I can eat more than my fair share of.  We make oven fries at least once a week, and this version is my favorite.

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Chinese Roast Goose Recipe

A couple months ago I was given 3 frozen geese by the local food bank to try and come up with recipes on how to cook them.  The geese were … Read more

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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I’ve avoided writing about what’s going on in Japan.  I want this site to be fun, informative and full of joy.  Yet it’s hard to make your writing cheerful when your heart is breaking.  I was planning a lighthearted post on picky eaters and vegetables, and playing with a way to make cauliflower appealing to children.  Instead I just kept thinking “Comfort food, the world needs comfort food.”  So I combined the two.  This Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe is not only a kid friendly recipe, it combines cheesy cauliflower and macaroni and cheese, two of my favorite comfort foods.  It’s also healthy, with cauliflower replacing the pasta and milk instead of heavy cream.  If you just want the cauliflower recipe, feel free to skip to the bottom, I understand.  If you want to read about my experiences doing disaster relief and how they’ve shaped me as a person, read on.

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Apple Cabbage Cole Slaw Recipe

This apple cabbage cole slaw recipe is mayonnaise free thanks to a creamy apple cider vinegar dressing. Here’s the cabbage salad I promised you last week.  I figure most people … Read more

How Prepare Butternut Squash Photo Tutorial

See that funny guy up above?  He looks kind of like the start of a balloon animal to me.  He’s a butternut squash and I decided I wanted to try one last week because I don’t think I ever have before.  Don’t let the mild exterior fool you, inside he’s a bright orangey yellow and packed with fiber.  Plus he’s full of nutrients, especially vitamin A, we’re talking 300% your daily value in 1/2 cup of cubed squash.  What a nutrition powerhouse!  Here’s a quick photo tutorial on how to peel and seed the squash, with a recipe soon to follow.

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How To Cook Kale Chips Photo Tutorial

I’m always being asked about healthy snacks for kids, in fact I have a whole class devoted to healthy kid snacks in the curriculum I’m developing.  One of my favorite vegetables for snacking is kale.  Sounds strange right?  Like chomping on leaves for a snack?  But crispy kale chips are a perfect snack.  I like them better than popcorn!  Roasted kale chips are crunchy salty bites of goodness that will disappear fast and make your kids beg for more.  Here’s a step by step photo tutorial for a healthy snack that’s ready in 15 minutes.

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