Brussels Sprout Truce

November 18th, 2012 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin' - (2 Comments)

Whenever I buy this 2 pound bag of Brussels sprouts, some inner turmoil bubbles up inside me. You see, I LOVE Brussels sprouts halved and roasted in the oven in some coconut oil.   My better half, however, prefers them whole and steamed. The thing is, Zak will pretty much eat whatever I make without …
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Kale for President

November 6th, 2012 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin' - (10 Comments)

If more presidential candidates had a campaign slogan like that one… So! Kale. 10 years ago, if you’d have told me that one day I will LOVE eating this pile of greenery, I would have laughed in your face. “No thanks”, my 23 year old self would have said. Or better yet, “No way.” In …
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I bought a spaghetti squash last week simply because it was there on the shelf in the produce department. I had no spaghetti squash plans. I had no spaghetti squash dreams. I did know that I wanted to do something different with this planless, dreamless spaghetti squash. I’ve made spaghetti squash pie and spaghetti squash with …
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Slow Then Fast Food

August 28th, 2012 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin' - (9 Comments)

As we were first settling into our new life as a family of five, there was a lot of snack food consumption going on around here. Pretzels, granola bars, tortilla chips, crackers… I loaded our cupboards with quick and easy foods because well, they were quick and easy. I stuck with foods that weren’t awful, …
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We shopped for groceries today. Before we left, I changed out of my super roomy sweat pants and into a pair of less comfortable but more presentable maternity pants. A pair of pants that I knew were starting to feel snug a few weeks ago, but I put them on today anyway, hopeful that either …
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A New Green Machine

April 8th, 2012 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin' - (13 Comments)

Guess what?! OK, to be fair, unless you are a food nerd who reads a lot of foodie blogs, you might not be able to guess and/or be squealing the same way I did when the UPS man dropped this guy off last week. On the right? Our old blender. The lean mean muscle machine …
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Let’s Grow Green

April 5th, 2012 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin' - (5 Comments)

It’s that time of year again. Here in Zone 6A the early spring like weather is upon us and has been hanging around for a while now. It’s time get some greens and spring vegetables in the ground. First up, I did my part in expanding one of our small, city lot beds into an …
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Three little peppers, all in a row. Mom’s Red Pepper Sauce? Say it ain’t so! Red pepper sauce as an alternative to tomato sauce, like the recipe card says. My mom made this recipe a lot when I was a kid, and I remember thinking she was nutso for making sauce with RED PEPPERS of …
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Chlorella (is not an STD)

December 7th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin' - (13 Comments)

Nope, Chlorella is a super food.  And lately, it’s been on my radar. Chlorella is a green algae. It’s high in protein, essential fatty acids, amino acids and a slew of vitamins and minerals. It’s an immune enhancer and when dried and processed, it looks like it would make great fake grass in your kid’s …
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I think I’ve taken more naps in the past month than I have in the last 3 years. I’ve replaced meals with snacks, I’ve swapped vegetables for fruit, and now instead of running or blogging, I’ve been watching Season 1 of Modern Family on DVD. I hate to be wimpy, but the first trimester has …
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