Salads and Vegetables

Israeli Red Cabbage Salad

This Israeli red cabbage salad is an Israeli classic! It’s very easy to put together, affordable, and delicious… it’s fresh and garlicky. You know those dishes that every bite you take makes you feel like a child again? The kind of meals that remind you how it felt to sit at your mama’s table, a […]

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Purple Sweet Potato Soup

This purple sweet potato soup is very easy and quick to make. It’s a great way to use purple sweet potatoes. It’s filling, healthy and has a beautiful, deep, purple color! I’ve been growing purple sweet potatoes for a few years now. Until this year (2023), I’ve only grown them for us but this year

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Kale Pesto Recipe

Kale pesto is quick and easy to make. Five ingredients, plus salt and pepper, are all you need. Kale pesto is not only delicious but it’s also a great way to serve and preserve kale. Kale is pretty easy for us to grow here in central NC (growing zone 7b). I can plant it very

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Roasted Garlic Scapes

It takes less than ten minutes to make a delicious side dish of roasted garlic scapes! Roasted garlic scapes are a great vegetable side dish to add to any main dish, and we even eat them as a snack. Garlic scapes are the flowering stalk of the garlic plant. We only get scapes from hard-neck

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Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic scape pesto is delicious, healthy, and very easy to make. It’s a great vegetable paste to have on hand and a great way to use garlic scapes. It’s also a great way to preserve garlic scapes. Garlic scapes are this special crop that we only get once a year. We plant garlic in the

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Spinach Almond Pesto

This spinach almond pesto only takes a few minutes to put together. This is a delicious and healthy paste that adds a ton of flavor to any sandwich. It’s also a great way to preserve spinach! I have to admit that I have a love-hate relationship with spinach… For some unexplained reason, it’s not so

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Lentil Patties Recipe

These lentil patties are coming to you from my mother’s Israeli kitchen. These are healthy and filling vegetarian lentil patties (can easily be made vegan as well) that can be served as a main dish or made smaller and served as an appetizer or a snack. In Israel, falafel is very popular. You’ve probably heard

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Pumpkin and Feta Salad

This pumpkin and feta salad is a delicious fall meal. Seasonal vegetables like pumpkin, broccoli, and celery, paired with yummy feta cheese and roasted walnuts and topped with homemade balsamic dressing. Fall is in the air, you guys! I love the change of seasons, I love the cool air, I love the falling leaves, I

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Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad

This is a pumpkin and beetroot salad recipe with celery, apple, gorgonzola cheese, and sesame and sunflower seeds. It’s not only delicious and healthy, but it’s also filling. Really, it’s a whole meal, however, you can also serve it as a side dish. I am in a state of pumpkin salad craze! Every fall I

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Purple Sweet Potato Chips

This is a simple recipe for purple sweet potato chips. A great healthy and delicious recipe that is very easy to make. These purple sweet potato chips are special, different, and fun for the whole family! My affair with purple sweet potato started a few years ago… I was walking around the farmer’s market and

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Zucchini and Corn Fritters

These delicious zucchini and corn fritters are a great easy meal. Serve them with a salad or serve them as a side dish. They are crispy and full of summer flavor! Every gardener knows that time of the year when suddenly it seems like the zucchini is taking over your kitchen and the rest of

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Easy Cilantro Pesto Recipe

Cilantro pesto is a delicious spread that adds a ton of flavor to any sandwich. It can also be used as a sauce or in many other ways. This cilantro pesto recipe is very easy to make, delicious, healthy, and also affordable! I love, love, love cilantro! I stick it everywhere and I grow a

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Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

This is a simple recipe for amazing oven baked sweet potato fries. It’s a great side dish that everyone loves – kids and adults. Very quick to put together and we’ll use common ingredients that you most likely already have on hand. I love sweet potatoes! I grow my own sweet potatoes every year, but

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