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The Perfect Veggy Burger

Jul 8th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Recipes | no comment »

I have been trying relentlessly to make the perfect burger without meat for many years. In the summer I focus on this quest because I love to cook outdoors.

Perfect veggy burger

Perfect veggy burger

What I have found is the potato is the best veggie to use in a homemade veggy burger recipe because it holds together quite effectively.
Here is a good recipe for 2 burgers.

 

 

 

 

 

Colorful Veggies

Jun 23rd, 2014 Posted in Healthy Recipes | no comment »

In the spring and summertime there are lots of fresh veggies out there for some great meals.
I go to the Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning to pick up the freshest veggies. Did you know that your locals have the best vegetables? Local farmers use less pesticides/ and some farmers at the local markets grow only organics.
Here is a quick recipe with the fresh spinach that I bought Saturday.orange peppers with spinach

Lima Bean Potato Soup

Jun 9th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Recipes | no comment »

Did you know that large Lima Beans have 11 grams of protein per serving?

Large Lima beans have 11 grams of protein per 1/4 cup serving

Large Lima beans have 11 grams of protein per 1/4 cup serving

I made an easy recipe today with uncooked lima beans and potato.
First rinse well 1 cup raw, large lima beans, add 3 -4 cups of water and bring to a boil and then simmer with the lid slightly open for 1 hour. ( package says 2 hours) Put to the side.

You want to cook only half way so they can cook with the other veggies later.

Baby Brussels Sprouts and Brown Rice

Jun 6th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Recipes | no comment »

Today for a quick lunch I ate rice and veggies along with a salad with dark, green lettuce, radicchio ( a red lettuce), sliced strawberries, raisins and a sliced apple on top.

A spring mix of dark green leafy lettuce.

A spring mix of dark green leafy lettuce.

Ingredients for Baby Brussels Recipe:
Start with a cube of fresh chopped ginger and a 1 clove of chopped garlic ( a good combination for a healthy start)
Simmer in a tablespoon of olive oil for about 2 minutes
Add 1 cup of brown rice ( I have some already cooked in my refrigerator for my meals)
Then add the rest of your veggies. I added some white corn, apples and topped it off with some pineapple. I added the pineapple and apples last so they stay fresh.
You then simmer for about 5 more minutes depending on whether you used fresh or frozen, and on your individual taste.

Kale and Brown Rice

Jun 3rd, 2014 Posted in Healthy Recipes | no comment »

I love greens, but kale is not my favorite because I think it is bitter, and  today I decided to add a few things to it to make it more pleasant to eat.

Kale is a great dish, filled with vitamins and minerals

Fresh organic Kale

Kale is only 42 calories a cup cooked. It is packed with vitamins and minerals, as are all the greens.  It might seem old fashioned to cook greens, but they are great and only take a few minutes to steam.

Start out with a clove of chopped garlic and a cube of chopped ginger in a frying pan that you have added a tablespoon of olive oil.