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Category: Vegetable Sides & Medleys

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Couscous with Orange

Servings: 6 (1/2 cup each) II Start to finish: 20 minutes 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2/3 cup whole wheat couscous 2 green onions, chopped 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel 1 medium orange, peeled, sectioned, and coarsely chopped In a medium saucepan, combine broth and pepper; bring to boiling. Stir in couscous and green onions; […]

Ethnicity > Chinese 0

Stir-Fried Bok Choy

This easy side dish goes well with poultry or fish, especially if they have an Asian flair. Serve with a side dish of brown rice and you’re good to go. Baby bok choy is an amazing, nutrient-dense Asian green that looks really beautiful on a plate. It resembles a miniature version of regular bok choy, but cooks up faster. Makes […]

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Cauliflower with Cheater Cheese Sauce

So how do you get your kids and other vegetable-challenged family members to eat more of Mother Nature’s treats? Add sauces or dips. Seems to work on most of vegetables abstainers I’ve met. Most cheese sauces require you to make a white sauce, then add cheese. My version skips the whole melting-fat-adding-flour-whisking-in-milk part, and goes right to the cheese. It’s […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are delicious as is, but they’re also great with a dollop of fresh ricotta on top. Or use them instead of red tomatoes in a caprese, layered with fresh mozzarella, basil, and EVOO. Or in a BLT sandwich instead of sliced tomato, and on and on and on. Makes 8 to 10 slices 2 firm green or […]

Ethnicity > Chinese 0

Chinese Moo Shu Vegetables

  This vegetarian version of the classic Chinese stir-fry, Moo Shu, uses already-shredded vegetables to cut down on the prep time. Serve with warm whole-wheat tortillas, Asian hot sauce and extra hoisin if desired. 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each II Active Time: 20 minutes II Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided 4 large eggs, lightly […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Thai Beef & Mango Fried Rice

In this healthy fried rice recipe, bell peppers, mango and basil are tossed with savory fish sauce and fresh basil for a delicious one-bowl dinner. If you don’t have leftover cooked rice on hand, be sure to thoroughly cool your rice before adding it to the wok—if it’s too warm, it creates too much steam and sticks to the wok. […]

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Brown Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms

Try this speedy side dish with steak and sun-dried tomatoes and your favourite green vegetable. Serves 6, 1/2 cup per serving II Preparation time: 10 minutes II Cooking time: 18 minutes Cooking spray 8 ounces presliced button mushrooms, (about 2-1/2 cups) 6 to 8 medium green onions, sliced 1 teaspoon bottled garlic or 2 medium garlic cloves, minced 1-1/4 cups water 1 […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash – Spaghetti Schiacciare

Serve with spaghetti and meatballs. Serves 6, 1/2 cup per serving II Preparation time: 5 minutes II Microwave time: 10 to 14 minutes 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1-1/2 pounds), seeds and strings discarded 2 tablespoons water 14.5 ounce can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, drained 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crumbled 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese Put the […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Oriental Celery and Mushrooms

Add cooked shrimp, chicken, or turkey to this side dish and it becomes an entree. Makes 2 servings 1 cup diagonally sliced celery 1 cup sliced shiitake or white mushrooms 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/2 tsp cornstarch Spray 1-quart microwavable casserole with non-stick cooking spray; add celery, mushrooms, onion, and 1 tablespoon water. Cover […]

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Squash with Spiced Raisin Sauce

The microwave oven bakes the acorn squash in minutes for this delightfully sweet side dish. Makes 2 servings 1 pound acorn squash 2 tbsp golden raisins 1/2 cup apple juice (no sugar added) 1 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp cornstarch 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground allspice Cut squash in half length-wise and discard seeds and membranes. Set squash […]

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Baked Butternut

Any kind of winter squash can be used in this recipe, but butternut or buttercup are particularly rich in texture and taste. Makes 6 servings 3 lb (1.5 kg) butternut squash (about 2 lb/1 kg peeled and seeded) 2 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt Pinch of black pepper […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Sour Cream and Onion Potatoes

Choose Yukon gold potatoes, as they aren’t as dry, so that they require less fat needed. Servings: 4 side dish servings Costs: Approximately $1.10 per serving 4 cups potatoes (about 4 to 5 medium-sized), peeled, quartered, preferably Yukon Gold potatoes 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated margarine 1/2 cup low-fat (5%-fat) sour cream 1/3 cup green onions, finely chopped Bring […]

Vegan 0

Butternut Squash Rice

In this dish, the squash cooks with the rice, infusing the rice with its sweet flavor. Serves 4 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 shallots, minced 1 cubanelle pepper, diced 2 cups rice (long grain or jasmine would work well) 1 lb cubed butternut squash 1 tablespoon thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Pinch of black pepper […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Italian Baked Parmesan Tomatoes – Al Forno Parmigiano Pomodori

A sprinkle of Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil transform tomatoes into the perfect side dish. Or try sandwiching them between slices of your favorite whole-wheat country bread. 4 servings II Active Time: 5 minutes II Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 4 tomatoes, halved horizontally 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground […]