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I really miss our home-grown heritage tomatoes during the cold winters in Pennsylvania. Store-bought slicer-type tomatoes are just so dull and not even worth purchasing. So here are two tips around this flavor challenge. If you have more tips, we’d love to hear from you! (1) We have found that store-bought cherry… continue reading »

Okra – Roasted

Ingredients:

 

8 medium okra pods

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

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Nutrition Facts

Calories 22
Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 4mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g


Directions:

Preheat 400°F toaster oven (can be roasted in regular oven too). Cut the tips off of each okra pod. Cut pods into 1-2 inch slices. Place okra slices in a medium sized bowl; add continue reading »
avocado spread on a slice of bread

We love avocados…here are a few tips which, hopefully, help you select and preserve left overs. How to tell if an avocado is ripe: If you gently squeeze the avocado, the skin should give just a little. Another method is to remove the brown stem and check the color underneath: … continue reading »

Roasting Carrots in My Toaster Oven

Ingredients:

  • 6 – 8 medium carrots
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

It is so quick and easy to roast small quantities of vegetables in my small toaster oven. Use your own favorite spices. So give it a try - let us know how it worked for you! continue reading »

Soba Noodles, Red Onions & Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 (9 1/2 ounce) package low sodium soba noodles
  • 1/4 cup water to saute
  • 1 12-oz pkg frozen Brussels sprouts, or fresh, steamed
  • 2 tsp low sodium Worchester sauce
  • 1/2 tsp low sodium tamari sauce
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced

Directions:

Steam the Brussels sprouts. In a non-stick skillet, sauté onions in a bit of water until translucent. Cook the soba noodles following package directions (boil 4 minutes)... continue reading »
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