Parsnips and Carrots in Lemon Mustard Sauce

I discovered I’d not moved this recipe over from the old site and it’s good enough to bring back. This is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Mom’s Updated Recipe Box: 300 Family Favorites Made Quick and Healthy. That links to a book that is slightly newer than my copy as it has 50 more […]

Arugula, Radish and Carrot Salad

When I have people over to eat, I try to get as much done ahead of time as possible. This is easier in the summer when you can make salads like this Arugula, Radish and Carrot Salad a bit ahead of time. I usually prepare the vegetables but don’t put the dressing on until I’m […]

Fried Rice with Steak, Asparagus and Carrots

Fried rice is one of my oldest’s favorite dinners yet somehow it’s been ages since I made it.  It’s a great way to use up bits of vegetables and meat, in this case some leftover steak and a handful of raw asparagus. It works best with leftover rice but in a pinch I’ve made it […]

Red Cabbage Slaw with Lemon-Ginger Dressing

This slaw with red cabbage, carrots and red peppers has a nice lemon ginger dressing. You could also use a regular vinaigrette or even mayonnaise-based coleslaw dressing.   It went great with a grilled flank steak and grilled vegetables, offering a nice crunch and beautiful colors. The original recipe had sliced snow peas as well (blanched […]

Roasted Root Vegetables

When I went to link to the roast vegetables recipe I made at Thanksgiving (and again last night for a dinner party) I realized I never entered it! This is the easiest way to prepare winter vegetables, totally flexible in terms of what you put in, how you cook it, and so forth. My favorite […]