Tag Archives: Zucchini

Sweet Potato-Black Bean Stew

28 Feb

I realized recently that I hadn’t made any soups/stews all winter so my next posts might be back-to-back soups. I usually get like this toward the end of February, right when I think the weather is going to get a little warmer, we get dreary, gray, rainy, snow-slush, muddy days. I think Columbus is itching for blue skies and sunny days – my skin wants the sun, I’m tired of wearing so many layers!

Anyway, we’ve kept warm with this Sweet Potato-Black Bean Stew. I found this recipe back in November when I was “doing research” for my Thanksgiving festivities in the Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Recipes issue. This stew is GOOOOD with just the right amount of spice/sweet/sour.

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Roasted Vegetable Galette

7 Nov

This is one of those recipes that can be made with so many combinations that each time you make it, it could be completely different. The flavors can change just by omitting or adding a vegetable. Max is my little foodie and this is yet another recipe that he will suggest. If I am at a loss of what to have for dinner, he will invariably say pasta, galette, or chicken pot pie. I love this because it is one way I know that he will get a good amount of vegetables in his body. Jasper on the other hand…he’s my picky eater. Hopefully someday he will learn the joys of vegetable galette.

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Zucchini Cream Cheese Pound Cake

12 Sep

One of my favorite summertime vegetables has got to be the zucchini. Not only does it lend itself to numerous savory dishes (roasted in the oven, fritters, with pasta) but also the sweet variety. Zucchini Cream Cheese Pound Cake is just the latest one at my house. The zucchini I got from my mom in law’s garden, the recipe from The Joy the Baker Cookbook.

Very similar to traditional zucchini bread, but with a richer taste and a denser texture. Joy suggests using her Brown Sugar Cream Cheese frosting to top the cake, but I opted with a simple dusting of powdered sugar. It didn’t last long at our house. Dessert in the evening, breakfast in the morning.

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