Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days.  The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards!  Have you exercised lately?  With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…

Shingles Vacine and Treatment

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again.  If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it.  Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal.  The Read the full post…

Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

More Veggie Tales – Braised Cabbage; Roasted Vegetables with Cheese

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on September 29, 2009 ][ In Vegetables and Fruits ]

As promised, today’s blog will contain two more favorite vegetable recipes as I think most of us need help in this area. Confession: I, too, find it hard to get all the servings of fruits and vegetables in every day. One thing that helps is to have an open mind and try new things, even if you think you won’t like them or you’ve never had that vegetable.
Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite vegetables that most people avoid – cabbage. This really gives it a different flavor twist and my kids like it best prepared this way. Bonus: cabbage is cheap!

Braised Cabbage
1 head of cabbage
1/4 cup butter

Pull off any brown or wilted outer leaves and cut cabbage into six wedges, removing the core as you go. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook wedges until brown on one side then carefully turn. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until brown on other side and tender when pierced with a fork. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

This time of year, roasted vegetables seem to taste better and the meat can cook at the same time. Try different veggies in this recipe such as a sweet potato.

Roasted Vegetables with Cheese
2 medium russet or other potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. each basil and oregano
1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
1 large zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 large bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch slices
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup of your favorite grated cheese
Place potatoes and carrots in a greased 13 by 9 inch pan. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with seasonings. Toss to coat well. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and add remaining ingredients; stir well. Continue baking 20 minutes or until all vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with cheese and bake until cheese melts, about 2 minutes.

Update! The fair proved disappointing this year. Not only was it raining but the kettle corn people weren’t there and there were no Little Orbits. I did have a bite of a deep fried Snickers and thought it was a violation of my favorite candy bar. I had to settle for a roasted ear of corn until I got home to eat.

Upadated on September 29, 2009

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