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Bean Burritos with Vegetables – Hearty Mexican Recipe

Are you looking for a effortless meatless meal?  This recipe for bean burritos uses a kidney bean and pinto bean combination, which is a nice change from the traditional black bean recipe and is really tasty. These burritos take only 15 minutes from start to finish, so they are perfect for any busy weeknight. My …

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Pepperoni and cheese calzone with vegetables

Pepperoni and Cheese Calzone – Printable Recipe My daughter and I often go to Lily’s Pizza in Raleigh.  One of their specialties is their calzones.  Sort of like healthy little pizza pockets! I do my best to duplicate the taste at tome and my family loves these! You can add whatever fillings you like. For …

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Mexican Vegetable Casserole with Black Beans

Enjoy the spicy taste of Mexican Vegetable Casserole This spicy Mexican vegetable casserole combines a host of nutritious vegetables with a blend of spices and cheese to make a hearty and healthy main course dish. Add a tossed salad or some avocado slices and you are done.   I love recipes that make use of what …

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BLT Sandwich with Avocado with Garden Vegetables

The traditional BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich) is taken to a new level in this delightful lunchtime recipe which adds Haas avocados for an extra bit of creaminess.  Traditional BLT Taken to a New Level. I love BLTs. Always have, always will. They are hearty and full of fresh goodness (from the garden today!)  …

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Water Bath for Vegetables & Fruit – Is it Necessary?

If you grow vegetables in your garden, it’s probably second nature to give them a wash when you bring them inside. After all, they are growing in the dirt and those that grow on vines often have dust and other particles on them. But what about the fruit and veggies that you purchase in a …

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Container Vegetable Gardening for Small Spaces

Container Vegetable Gardens are a great way to garden when your yard is small. Vegetable gardening is such a satisfying experience. There is nothing quite like biting into a tomato that was just picked from your garden. The flavor is nothing like that of the ones bought from a store, even the vine ripened ones. …

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The Garden Charmers Combine Perennials and Vegetables

What is better than a perennial garden bed and a vegetable garden bed?  Why, a garden bed that combines them both together.  And take it a step further and add herbs to the mix.  You will end up with one fantastic garden that meets all your needs.  And that is just what the Garden Charmers, …

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Growing Perennials and Vegetables in one Garden Space

Squirrels in my garden last year made vegetable gardening a nightmare for me. This year, I decided to try combining perennials and vegetables in one garden bed to see how it worked out. I have long been interested in growing perennials.  Adding some vegetables into the mix gave my garden beds an interesting new look. …

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Slimmed Down Roasted Root Vegetables

These roasted root vegetable bring out the sweetness of any vegetable choice. Use them as a side dish or as part of a salad. Printable Recipe – Slimmed Down Roasted Root Vegetables When my daughter is visiting, we often go to a local restaurant in Raleigh called Lily’s Pizza. The restaurant is located in Five …

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Copycat Recipe: Roasted Vegetables and Chicken Salad

This hearty salad is a copy cat  recipe of one of my favorite café meals: Lilly’s roasted vegetable and chicken salad. Ah…Lilly’s Pizza.  One of my daughter and my favorite restaurants in Raleigh.  Lilly’s is located in Historic Five Points in Raleigh and has a menu consisting of fantastic pizzas and salads and other dishes …

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Garlic Chicken with Pasta and Vegetables

This recipe for garlic chicken with pasta and vegetables is simple to do and just delicious.  It is perfect for a busy week night evening when time is scarce. Printable Recipe – Garlic Chicken with Vegetables To make the recipe, just brown your chicken, and then add the vegetables and cook until tender.  Stir in …

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Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary and Garlic

This recipe for roasted root vegetables is easy and delicious. They are very easy to prepare and make a great side dish for any protein choice. Printable Recipe – Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary and Garlic. I love roasting most of our vegetables.  The slow cooking process reduces the vegetables natural flavors.   I made a …

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Thai Vegetable Rice – Asian Inspired Side Dish Recipe

This recipe for Thai Vegetable Rice makes a great dish for oriental inspired main courses.  It has a nice mix of veggies and the chopped peanuts over the top give it the distinct Thai flavor. The recipe is fast and easy to do.  You can use either white rice or brown rice if you want …

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Where do you keep your vegetables when the season ends?

It is never too early to consider how you will deal with storing garden vegetables that you have at the end of the season. The growing season still has time to go and many of us are in the middle of the vegetable gardening season.  Very few homes have the perfect storage conditions for fresh produce.  …

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