Recipes and Posts Tagged vegetables

Steamed Green Beans

Italian Style Vegetables

Southern Italian cooking is rustic, home cooking using simple, high quality ingredients. At it’s simplest this recipe has 5 ingredients; vegetable, salt, olive oil, garlic, and black pepper. When make with green beans, it is a low calorie alternate to green bean casserole. This simple Italian Style Vegetable recipe can ...

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Pasta with Asparagus and Cauliflower

Pasta with Cauliflower and Asparagus

Pasta with fresh vegetables is as common in southern Italy as pasta with tomato sauce. More often than not in the United States, a large plate of pasta and frozen pasta meals are drenched in tomato or white sauce. Unlike low fiber Italian-American pasta dishes, one serving of Pasta with Cauliflower ...

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Fresh Produce?

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Green Bananas

It is unfortunate many Americans never eaten fresh, tree or vine ripened fruit. Most supermarket produce is far from fresh. They are picked days or weeks before they are ripe to withstand mechanical picking, storage and transportation. Some fruits and vegetables have travelled more miles than some people. Produce from ... more

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Dirty Dozen Foods

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Healthy eating should be simple. Celebrity doctors and nutrition experts tell you to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less meat and saturated fats. Fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals and 100’s of micro-nutriants. But, and there is always a but, some fruits and vegetables have high ... more

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Meat and Vegetable Soup

Meat Minestrone Soup

Meat Minestrone Soup is one of my favorite soups. A 16-ounce serving has about 400 calories, 9 grams of fiber, and 19 grams of protein. Although this recipe has a long list of ingredients, you can prepare and cook it in about one hour. Adding pasta is optional. When you ...

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Steaming Vegetables

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Italian Vegetable Stand

Fresh vegetables have numerous essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. While most vegetables can be eating raw, usually they are cooked by boiling, baking or steaming. Boiling vegetables leaches many nutrients that are discarded with the water. Steaming is a great way to cook most vegetables. Because steaming is gentler ... more

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Homemade Pasta Alfredo Primavera

Pasta Alfredo Primavera

Pasta Alfredo Primavera adds vegetables and meat protein to traditional Italian-American Alfredo sauce made with butter and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese reducing calories and saturated fat per serving. Restaurant Alfredo sauce can also be very high in sodium providing 1 to 2 days worth. You can make Alfredo sauce in the ...

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Farm Fresh Produce?

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Italian farmer selling produce on street corner.

A local, nationally owned, supermarket chain recently completed extensive remodeling of the store I shop at. Of course they moved most items around which is a marketing ploy to get shoppers to scour the store to find the items they purchase. Their ad campaign emphasizes the chain’s “new lower prices.” ... more

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