Grilled Zucchini and Bell Peppers

My philosophy about grilling is that if we’re going to take the time to fire up our charcoal grill, I am going to take full advantage of it.  These grilled vegetables  are fresh, healthy, quick, and easy.  They’re also very colorful.  I’ve heard you should eat five colors every day, and some even say five […]

Whole Grain Cous Cous with Spring Vegetables

I love cous cous as a side dish.  It’s something different from rice or potatoes, and it’s super easy to make.  It’s also very versatile.  You can flavor it many different ways by adding in different herbs, spices, and veggies.  I like to buy plain cous cous, whole grain or wheat if available, cook it in […]

Cooking Trivia: Yummy Brown Bits

Here’s a little piece of trivia for you.  You know how some recipes say to  deglaze the pan with wine to pick up the yummy brown bits at the bottom of the pan (like my Whole Wheat Penne with Turkey Sausage and Roasted Vegetables and my Butternut Squash Soup)?  Know what those bits are called? Fond. […]

Today’s Tip: Washing Leeks

I think leeks are a very underutilized vegetable. I didn’t even know what they were until a couple of years ago when I saw Rachael Ray using them on her show. The first time I saw them, I thought what are those giant green onion looking things? Well, that’s kind of what they are. They […]