Posts Tagged ‘balsamic vinegar’

Crock-Pot Balsamic Chicken

March 13th, 2015


I love the idea of a crock-pot meal. Put everything into one pot in the morning and come home to wonderfully smelling kitchen and a delicious slow cooked meal. The problem is I’ve been trying out a lot of different recipes and have not found many that I love…until now. This dish has been a
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Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

September 17th, 2013


Red peppers are packed with a vitamins and nutrients.  They contain twice the vitamin C of green peppers, they are an excellent source of a variety of phytochemicals and they provide a good amount of fiber.  This simple recipe creates a beautiful side dish, a delicious addition to any sandwich or a tasty pizza topping.
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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

July 9th, 2013


This is one of my favorite summer salads.  It is simple to make, full of delicious flavor and very versatile.  You can make it with any vegetables you have in the house (I’ve used asparagus, roasted red onions, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes…) and it comes out amazing every time.  This weekend I had a bunch of
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Sauteed Spinach with Currants and Toasted Pine Nuts

July 1st, 2013


Spinach and other leafy vegetables contain more vitamins and minerals and fewer calories than other vegetables.  It is an excellent source of vitamins A and C as well as the powerful phytonutrient lutein…which helps keep your eyes healthy.  It is a good source of iron, but should be paired with a source of vitamin C
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Lemon-Basil Zucchini

June 8th, 2013


Basil is a member of the mint family.  As well as adding delicious flavor to food, fragrant, fresh basil provides a multitude of nutritional benefits.  It is a good source of vitamin K as well as beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant, AND it may help reduce your blood pressure.  Turn it into pesto, add it to
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Farro Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

January 24th, 2013


Farro is one of the oldest cultivated grains in the world. It is high in fiber, high in protein and a great source of energy producing complex carbohydrates. It’s delicious on its own (served in place of brown rice) or tossed with a variety of raw or cooked veggies. Today’s salad combines delicious nutty farro
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Red Grapes

December 19th, 2012


I LOVE Brussels Sprouts.  Not only are they incredibly rich in a variety of healthful phyto-nutritients, they are also delicious and so simple to prepare.  You can enjoy them raw shredded into a salad or simply roasted in the oven.  I’m sharing my new favorite recipe today…Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Red Grapes.  When I came
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts…with a twist!

November 8th, 2012


Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables. Not only are they are low in calories, high in fiber and loaded with vitamins and minerals, they are also delicious…especially when roasted! Try drizzling the roasted sprouts with a combination of olive oil, balsamic and lemon zest…AMAZING! Roasted Brussels Sprouts…with a twist! 2 pounds of Brussels
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Roasted Butternut Squash and Beet Salad

November 6th, 2012


I love roasting vegetables, especially in the fall.  Roasting brings out a natural sweetness and makes everything taste even better!  I recently came across a delicious recipe from Martha Rose Shulman’s “The Very Best of Recipes for Health” cookbook.  It combines some of my favorite things (beets, squash, fresh herbs…yum!).  I made just a few
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Balsamic Roasted Onions

October 25th, 2012


Onions are rich in flavor and full of nutritional value. They are high in antioxidants, including quercetin, which acts as a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory, flavonols, which bolster cellular antioxidant activity, and diallyl sulfide, a compound that may promote heart health and healthy immunity. Roasting them brings out their natural sweetness and makes a delicious
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