Sides · Vegetables · Whole Grains

Herbed Wild Rice With Carrots & Kale

Pretty, isn’t it? And it’s really delicious, too! Now, I know kale has something of a reputation. Some people assume that anything that sounds healthy is going to taste like cardboard. Nope! Not here, anyway. This is a great intro-to-kale dish. You don’t even have to tell anyone that’s what the green stuff is, it’ll be… Continue reading Herbed Wild Rice With Carrots & Kale

Sides · Vegetables

Golden Beets Roasted With Spuds & Onions

I grew a new (to me, anyway) variety of beets last summer. It’s called Cylindra, and it produces long, fat red beets instead of round ones. The shape results in more beet meat per beet, which is important when garden space is limited. I’d been watching this one beet all summer. It was evident that it… Continue reading Golden Beets Roasted With Spuds & Onions

Chicken · Main Dish · Vegetables

Ginger-Lime Chicken Packets

Here’s a delicious, low-cal, low-fat, low-sodium dinner, with really easy clean-up! It’s fun to make, fun to serve, fun to eat. I came up with this one as a stand-in for Ginger-Soy Chicken Packets when my son came home from being stationed in Japan. He wanted a break from soy sauce for a while! It’s also a… Continue reading Ginger-Lime Chicken Packets

Salads · Sides · Vegetables

Italian Garbanzo Salad

Here’s one of my favorite pot luck recipes. It’s pretty simple, & really delicious. There’s a bunch of chopping, but other than that it pretty much makes itself, especially if you opt for the canned chick peas. This recipe fills my 4 quart mixing bowl! It makes enough to feed an army, so there usually are leftovers, which… Continue reading Italian Garbanzo Salad