Category Archives: Main Dishes

Lemon Rice and Veggie Bake

If you’re harvesting your garden veggies or buying them from the farmers’ market, here’s a tasty recipe you can use them in! I call it a Lemon Rice and Veggie Bake—the rice cooks up right in the pan of this casserole-style side dish. And lots of veggies are layered over the rice. All these ingredients bake up in a mix of olive oil, lemon juice, and broth (or water). I really like the lemon juice/olive oil combination—it gives the rice and veggies a great flavor!

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Zucchini-Mushroom Pasta

If you’re growing zucchini in your garden this summer (or if you have friends who share their garden bounty), here’s a delicious pasta recipe you can use it in! This recipe, in addition to zucchini, has mushrooms, green onions, and cherry tomatoes, all sauteed in minced garlic, butter, and olive oil. It’s also flavored with some fresh chopped basil and Provolone and Parmesan cheese—lots of great savory flavor!

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Roasted Veggie and Kale Salad

On a chilly day a few weeks ago, roasted veggies sounded really good to me! When I was buying the veggies, I also spotted a large bag of chopped kale that was reasonably priced, so I thought I’d make a Roasted Veggie and Kale Salad! It’s a great salad to make, not only on those chilly end-of-winter and early spring days, but all spring and summer long. It’s a wonderful way to use your garden veggies or veggies you buy from your local farmers’ market! If you don’t grow your own kale, I recommend using a bag of pre-chopped kale for this salad, just to save some time in your prep work.

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Easy Cobb Salad

Hello, friends! I took a little bit of a blogging break these past few weeks, but I did make a few things to share with you during that time, one of which is this Easy Cobb Salad. This is one of my favorite kind of salads to order when I eat out, but I had never made one myself—so it was something I definitely needed to make!

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Cheeseburger Tacos

We all know typical tacos are made with ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, and maybe some sour cream on top, right? Well, here’s another take on the traditional taco—how about a Cheeseburger Taco? I found this recipe when I did a review for the cookbook The Taco Revolution a few years back. There are all kinds of taco recipes in this book (for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!) and the Cheeseburger Taco sounded really good to me! If you’re a taco-lover, you may want to add this book to your cookbook collection! 🙂

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