Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Southern Vegetarian Dilemma


I must admit, my youngest child is not the craziest about her fruit and vegetables.  With my son, I could get him to eat spinach or broccoli without any problem.  My youngest on the other hand will leave it on the plate if it is not hidden in my mac and cheeze or sautéed with potatoes (I had serious morning sickness and was a carb loving mamma when I was pregnant).  On a good note, I can get her to eat a little raw kale Smile
With that said, check out this article below on different ways to get fruit and veggies in your diet.
6 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Eating Fruits and Veggies - US News and World Report

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Something Good for Sunday

Souped Up Veg Loaf

Souped Up Veg Loaf photo
This recipe uses Natures Burger Mix found in boxes or in the bulk section of many Whole Foods stores. Check out my recipe for gravy that goes perfectly with this.
yields: 6 to 8 servings
  • Preheat oven 350° oil small loaf pan
  • Slice onions and bell peppers into thing strips. Also crush and chop garlic. Heat Vegetable broth. In a pan add onions, then bell peppers, then garlic, red pepper flakes and rosemary. Set fire on medium to low so that garlic will not burn. Add a dash of salt stir.
  • Keep the fire to med low and over with lid to caramelize the onions and infuse garlic into the oil. In a bowl add burger mix and hot broth and stir. Check on onions and if soft and somewhat golden add the mixture along with extra oil to the burger mix. Stir until everything is incorporated and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Put loaf mixture into oiled pan and cover with foil. Place in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Note for the last 5 minutes you may take the foil off of the pan for a golden crust on top.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Move Over, Meat!

Check out the article below about the gaining interest in eating more veggies.  Instead of meat being the feature of a meal, try vegetables.
Move Over, Meat! 
 - Made Just Right