Recipe Type: Vegetables

Pan Grilled Asparagus

Pan Grilled Asparagus


Asparagus is a popular spring vegetable. In Italy, asparagus is boiled, baked, and added to risotto. Many American restaurants serve tender, crispy grilled asparagus as a side vegetable. If you have a grill, grilling asparagus only takes a few minutes. If you do not have a grill, to can come close ...

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Avocado and Tomato Salad

Avocado and Tomato Salad


Inslada Tri Colore (Three Color Salad) made with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, drizzled with olive oil, and seasoned to taste with salt and pepper is a popular Italian antipasto that can also be served as a salad. Avocado and tomato salad is a variation replacing the mozzarella with avocado reducing saturated ...

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Hash brown potatoes

Hash Brown Potatoes


Hash brown potatoes are a popular part of a full American breakfast. The reason is simple, they are filling, quick, and inexpensive to make. For the basic recipe, all you need are russet potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper. One problem with restaurant and “instant” hash brown potatoes is the amount of sodium ...

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Fried Vegetables


Fried vegetables are popular in Italian and other cuisines like Japanese and Thai. The biggest differences is the types of vegetables used by Italians, the batter ingredients, and frying in olive oil. Frying any food dramatically increases calories, but the fat calories come from healthy fats like olive, avocado, or canola ...

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Homemade Ham and Cheese Omelet

Easy 2-Egg Omelette Recipe


Whether you spell it omelette or omelet, versatile omelettes are another way of cooking beaten eggs, and you can prepare this easy 2-egg omelette recipe dozens of ways. Omelette cooking times take about twice as long as making scrambled eggs, but it is worth the extra effort to enjoy a delicious ...

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Homemade Baked Beans

Baked Beans

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Baked Beans are high in fiber and protein and goes well with meat, fish or poultry, and are a popular side dish for grilled foods. This Baked Bean recipe uses dried beans and takes over 4 hours of baking. Recipes for 30-minute baked beans using canned beans are listed below. ...

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Homemade Stuffed Mushrooms Florentine

Stuffed Mushrooms Florentine


Stuffed Mushrooms Florentine is low calorie, gluten-free, recipe that you can make using fresh or leftover spinach. It has between 90 and 115 calories and 100 to 120 mg of sodium per serving. Use a food processor to reduce prep time. Enjoy these mushroom for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cook’s ...

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Homemade Mashed Yams

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes is an alternative to traditional mashed potatoes or candied yams. Sweet potatoes and yams have more nutrients, and are higher in fiber and calories compared to russet and other white potatoes. A one cup serving has about 100 more calories than a cup of mashed russet potatoes, ...

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Homemade Spinach Lasagna

No-Boil Vegetable Lasagna


No-Boil Vegetable Lasagna is an easy way to reduce the number of calories and saturated fat while increasing dietary fiber compared to lasagna with ricotta cheese. Dry lasagna noodles come in two varieties: traditional that should be cooked before making the lasagna and no-boil that is used dry and doesn’t require cooking. ...

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Homemade Oven Fried Potatoes

Oven-Fried Potatoes


Frying potatoes can be hit or miss. Frying adds calories and the end result can be limp, greasy potatoes. There is also cleaning up the oily mess that result’s when frying foods. Oven fried potatoes take only minutes to prepare, can be made using Russet, red, or white potatoes, and ...

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