Black Rice and Broccoli with Almonds

I think black rice is totally cool.  I love the look, the nutty, taste and the texture.  And, it is very good for you, it has even higher levels of antioxidents than brown rice. A 100 gram serving of black rice has 8.5 grams of protein, 3.5 milligrams of iron and 4.9 grams of fiber. Compared…

Broccoli & Turkey Bacon Rice Bowl

Broccoli from the farmers market, jalapenos from my garden, local eggs & turkey bacon…a fun combination of ingredients.  I have made this rice bowl a few times, and we always love it. I make my son a deconstructed version and he devours it., so its a hit all around. Broccoli and Turkey Bacon Rice Bowl…

Broccoli Pesto Pizza

Growing basil indoors in the winter gives me fresh basil to use to make pesto.  There is no denying that I would like this dish even better in the summer and fall when I have my own broccoli and tomatoes to use, but since I love my tender little basil leaves, I will post it…

Pasta with Pan-Seared Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage and Tomato

Ah, fall, time again for broccoli and cauliflower – two of my favorite vegetables.  I did not get a chance to plant them in August, but there are plenty of locally grown broccoli and cauliflower to be found. When you have nice, fresh vegetables, sometimes the best thing to do is a simple pan-sear with…

Broccoli Cheddar Pockets and My Amazing Snake Rescue

Remember when hot pockets were new?  Boy did I think they were cool.  So handy, and back then I even thought they were tasty.  OK, that was before I discovered fresh, non-processed foods. But I still think they are a neat concept.  So I was tickled when I found a recipe for broccoli cheddar pockets…

Kohlrabi, Carrot & Broccoli Stir Fry and Garden Update

This was the first year I grew kohlrabi. I think I let them grow for too long, 3 of them split (I couldn’t use those) and the others were a little tough. That said, they still tasted really good cooked, all I needed to do was cook them a little longer. Next year I will…

Cauliflower and Broccoli Farro

Every time I make farro I am surprised a how much I like it and wonder why I don’t make it more often.  Every single time.  But then I forget.  Months go by.  I don’t make farro, a bag sits in the pantry. Then I make a dish using farro and…am surprised by how much…

Mexican Broccoli-Corn Lasagna

For the first time, I have had success with spring broccoli in my garden. Planting broccoli and cauliflower is usually an exercise in frustration for me, big beautiful plants that produce no edible parts.  I am attributing my success this year to our cool spring.  But whatever the reason, I am very happy! The first head…

Lentil, Orzo & Broccoli Bake

I have been fiddling around in my garden the past few days, nurturing my little sprouts and young plants, weeding, and dreaming about being able to cook again with my fresh bounty.  Chard, broccoli, spinach, carrots, garlic, peas…all are growing more each day. So when I saw this recipe on moveeatcreate.wordpress.com I envisioned my baby vegetables…