Tag: vegetables (Page 1 of 14)
Summer Squash and Spinach Soup-PureeJune 4th, 2016 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
Recipe for pretty light soft soup-puree made of summer squash, spinach and milk. And isn’t this radiant green color fantastic?
Any kind of summer squash or combination of these will work for this recipe I think, I used young zucchini and yellow squash.
Use milk for lighter version (I’ve used milk here) or half-half for reacher one.
Also, I’ve cooked fresh spinach for this recipe, but I think frozen may work as well if added to the pot later in the process to avoid overcooking, the color maybe vary in this case.
Oven Roasted Veggies with Fajita SpicesMay 21st, 2016 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
Potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and onions infused with fajita and some other spices and roasted in the oven is perfect dish on its own if you want more veggies in your diet, or great side dish for meat or chicken entree.
Cooking time for this dish in will vary depending on size of potato and cauliflower pieces. Potato in general will take more time to cook than other vegetables, slice it in smaller pieces and check its readiness with a knife before turning the oven off.
I used virgin olive oil spray here, spraying is a way more convenient than just pouring, it also helps to cut amount of oil to necessary minimum. However pouring oil will work as well.
Raw Broccoli and Tomato SaladFebruary 27th, 2016 in Salads by Julia Volhina
This is easy and refreshing tasting salad of few ingredients: all you need is fresh broccoli crown, few tomatoes, onion and some greens.
It is important to use broccoli crown as it is normally more soft and less chewy than more mature pieces.
Raw broccoli and tomato salad pairs well with meat or poultry courses.
Garlicky Mashed Cauliflower with ParmesanDecember 19th, 2015 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Another take on mashed cauliflower side: smooth pureed cauliflower with parmesan cheese and a hint of spicy garlic.
Great choice when you want to cut on potato intake but still want something of mashed texture on your table.
From my experience, cauliflower purees taste better fresh, so cook just enough for one time don’t keep leftovers.
Garlic taste can be a bit overpowering sometimes, so I suggest going with half garlic clove at first, and see if more is needed to taste.
Zucchini “Fries” with Parmesan and SpicesNovember 7th, 2015 in Appetizers & Snacks, Sides by Julia Volhina
Zucchini “fries” cooked with this recipe are much healthier alternative to potato ones: much less oil and less starchy zucchini instead of potato.
I love zucchini, so these taste great for me. It is easy to improvise with spices and their amounts to create new unique taste every time I want it.
Please note, more mature zucchinis will require more cooking time, so probe with a fork to see readiness.
Zucchini with Parmesan and Spices can be served as snack, or an appetizer or a side dish.
Meat Stuffed EggplantsOctober 24th, 2015 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Fun recipe to play with: eggplants stuffed with ground beef and vegetables. Nice combination of meat and veggies. I love eggplants!
For me it is always a bit tricky to hollow eggplants out, it is important to take most of pulp off to make sure they cook through, but it is also important to to not damage eggplant skin. It takes a bit of time and practice.
You can take bigger eggplants and slice them in half lengthwise, or take smaller ones and slice top part off like I did for this recipe.
Simple Cauliflower Puree (Mashed Cauliflower)August 1st, 2015 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Lately, I am cutting on my potato intake, but it is hard because I like such sides as mashed potatoes, for example. So when I read about mashed cauliflower being something similar but healthier, I had to try it right away.
I must say, mashed cauliflower still tastes like cauliflower, however the texture of it is very much similar to the texture of potato puree. So I think, I am pleased with my results.
I used hand immersion hand blender to puree my cauliflowers, but I am pretty sure stand blender or food processor will work for it as well.
Don’t over do on amount of milk – cauliflower will need much less than potato would, so add it very gradually, spoon by spoon until desired consistency.