Raw Veggies Grilled Meat and Veggies Time changes tonight already, and spring will arrive soon. Know what that means? Time to bring the grilling gear out. In my household, we don’t wait for weather temperatures to go way high before grilling. In fact, this afternoon my hubby grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, onions, and mixed veggies for dinner (we like to grill extra so there will be plenty of leftovers). The aroma of those wood chips on the burning coals – AH! In my household, we don’t wait for weather temperatures to go way high before grilling. In fact, this afternoon my hubby grilled hamburgers, hotRead More →

Salsa with Sweet and Spice Salsa amazes me. There are so many to choose from at the supermarkets. I like to look at the varieties when I go on road trips across the country. Individuals and food companies have special secret ingredients. I’ll let you in on a secret. I have my own secret salsa recipes. How it works is I come up with certain vegetables, spices, and herbs to make the recipe and forget to write it down. My husband loves salsa, and I make it often for him. One ingredient added or left out can complete When I try salsa that friends haveRead More →

Stir Fry Veggies How to Make Veggies the Easy Way Choose all the vegetables that you want to cook for meals for the day. Prepare them – cut, chop, dice. Get the electric griddle out, plug it in, and turn it to about 300 degrees. Take about two tablespoons of organic coconut oil and melt it on the griddle. Now add all the veggies to the griddle, season them with salt and garlic powder and any other seasoning you like, cook them on one side for 3-5 minutes, turn them over and cook for another few minutes. That’s it. Easy. Simple. For Breakfast Now thatRead More →

February is filled with dip, snack, and dessert recipes galore for Super Bowl get-togethers and Valentine’s Day. But what about after those two most popular occasions? After all those snacks and sweets, veggies sound very appetizing. Too many snacks and desserts can pack on the pounds quickly. I’ve been choosing more protein meals, cutting back on meat (although I love it), and increasing vegetable and fruit intake. Veggies for Breakfast This morning I started off with a veggie-packed three-egg omelet. Too many eggs? Perhaps not. My husband met a professional truck driver who feeds his pet macaw a four-egg omelet for breakfast. I had theRead More →

Try out this “Mac & Cheese” for your kiddos. It’s baked and even includes a veggie. I made it for my daughter and son-in-law twice. They said it looked like Mac & Cheese, but it didn’t have cheese on it. The second time I made it I added cheese. Yum! My little toddler granddaughter was in on the cheese version – and she loved the bacon. If a toddler approves of a recipe, there’s no doubt about it – it’s good! Mac & Cheese Cauliflower December 9, 2015 by Angie Category Vegetables A Mac & Cheese veggie that even kids will love Persons 4 Ingredients 1Read More →

Autumn brings joy to the homemaker with a kitchen garden who loves creating recipes of fruits and vegetables. Seasonal root vegetables such as carrots, onions, sweet potatoes, turnips, garlic, and ginger make savory stews. They are flavored with natural juices and seasoned with herbs and spices, so little or no salt is needed. My daughter recently made a vegetable soup with root vegetables and added the small potatoes sometimes called fingerlings. They are purple, red, and white. They make great leftovers. Second-hand, the roots turned into a new Parmesan-Cheddar veggie medley served over brown rice. Yummmyyyy! There are people who don’t eat vegetables, much less the root kind.Read More →

Spaghetti squash has intrigued me for a long time. Gluten-conscious friends talk about it being an alternative to pasta. Bloggers write about its nutritional value. So last week I decided to buy one and try it. Although I grew up eating fresh vegetables from the garden, spaghetti squash was not one of them. Finally, I took on the challenge of cooking the squash- after it set in the frig a few days. Inspired by Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls on Pinterest, I couldn’t wait to see what I could create with ingredients I had on hand. I came up with my own version of boiling theRead More →

Make this nutritious soup when you’re needing comfort food. It includes some root vegetables, good sources of important daily vitamins. Preparing the vegetables to go in the soup may even help bring stress levels down. Chicken Apple Sausage and Vegetable Soup Recipe Type: Vegetables Cuisine: American Author: Angie with kitchenhospitality.com Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 55 mins Serves: 4 A good comfort food, this soup’s ingredients provides most vitamins. Ingredients 6 potatoes 6 Carrots 3 Bunch Green Onions 3 garlic cloves 2-3 large handfuls of kale 1/2 cup lentils 1 package gluten-free chicken apple sausage 1 box organic chicken brothRead More →

Quinoa is a new healthy foods staple for this southern girl’s kitchen. It looks like “Ke-no-a”, right? See, you thought so, too! But it’s “Keen-wah” I found out. Now I feel better about using the staple because in my neck-of-the-woods stomping grounds in Southeast Texas, “keen” means you’ve got good sense. A person who eats quinoa does have good sense I think. First of all, it doesn’t take long to cook it. Second, one cup uncooked quinoa turns into about four cups cooked. Mixed with a medley of vegetables and lite soy sauce, it makes a filling dinner, and there’s plenty left over for lunches.Read More →

Cooking meals for my AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge calls for creativity in my kitchen. Eating nutritious food in moderation and adding daily supplements is a good thing. However, I like to eat, and I like food cooked southern style. If it doesn’t look and taste good, I’m not interested in eating it. Plus, it’s got to be filling and satisfying. Perhaps you aren’t familiar with southern-style cooking. Let me introduce you to it.                       My mother and grandmothers grew vegetable gardens. I was raised on fresh vegetables that were blanched and preserved by freezing them. My favoriteRead More →