Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

French fries with zero grams of fat? That’s the magic of oven-baking and using creative, healthy substitutions for the usual heavy oils. In this recipe, sweet potato wedges are tossed with pure vanilla and a light sprinkling of cinnamon, then b ...
Autumn Roasted Squash

Autumn Roasted Squash

Roasting acorn squash is a quick-and-easy way to prepare this mild and slightly-sweet, orangish-yellow “veggie” (which, like pumpkin, is technically a fruit). Just cut into wedges, prep with agave nectar and cinnamon and bake for about 2 ...
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Mini anything is fun””but with tiny tomatoes, you get big benefits in addition to the cute, little size. Each red round is loaded with lycopene, a potent antioxidant, plus protein, fiber and plenty of good-for-you vitamins and minerals. Tired o ...
Not Your Average Pasta Dinner

Not Your Average Pasta Dinner

Spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, chicken Alfredo. These are staple pasta dishes, but they also lack a full serving of vegetables and are quite heavy on the stomach. With so many great flavors of fall, it would be sinful not to use what’s fresh ...
Sweet Balsamic Fennel Salad

Sweet Balsamic Fennel Salad

You might know fennel for its flavorful seeds, often embedded in breads (think: rye) and sausages. But the underground bulb of this versatile veggie is another edible part with spicy-sweet taste that’s enjoyed cooked or raw””such as in th ...
Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant

Don’t be sad summer’s over””celebrate the good times you’ve had by firing up the grill for a “final run of the season” this Labor Day. Make the menu veggie-friendly with hearty grilled eggplant, dipped in olive oi ...
Zesty Green Beans

Zesty Green Beans

A pile of tender-crisp, steamed green beans  makes the perfect side dish  for just about any main course. Give yours a citrusy twist with a splash of sweet, tangy orange and lemon juices, plus  a  zesty kick  from freshly ground black pepper and natu ...