Chickpea and Carrot Sauté

This yummy sauté makes a great side dish with any piece of grilled meat, poultry or seafood. Adapted from Real Simple Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1 T olive oil 4 medium carrots, sliced ¼” thick 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 15.5 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed...

Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque

From the California Café, this luscious, decadent, delicious soup makes a great addition to your holiday table as an appetizer or on a buffet. Maks 8 1 cup servings. Ingredients 2 lbs butternut squash (1-2 squash) 1/4 c butter 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup carrot,...

Quick-Pickled Vegetable Salad

Use any array of colorful veggies.  This makes a great side dish for a party buffet, or a picnic salad.  You can prepare the vegetables up to step up to 2 days ahead. Serves: 6 Ingredients 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar, mirin, or any sweet white wine...

Harvest Vegetable Soup with Tomatoes

This is a nice way to use your root veggies in a soup with a little kick to it. I use turnips, potatoes, chickpeas, carrots and corn, simmered with tomatoes and optional hot red pepper flakes.  For an extra smoky-spiciness, try adding Smoked Chipotle powder...

Stuffed Pepper Soup

This soup is an easy and delicious way to use the smaller peppers that don’t lend themselves well to being stuffed. You can also finely chop kale or other greens and add them when sautéing the vegetables. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or turkey 1...