Category Archives: Vegetables

Rice – staple food for many peoples – and we love it too!

Here is a really easy rice recipe. Saute one chopped onion and two chopped garlic cloves with one chopped red pepper and one chopped yellow pepper OR 1 cup of chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup of chopped chives – in … Continue reading

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A great vegetable soup – everything but the kitchen sink!

Before we went out of town this summer, I had a lot of vegetables in the fridge. So I made up this veggie soup – basically threw in everything I had except potatoes – and used vegetable broth with it. … Continue reading

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A simple chicken recipe for the summer ( or any time actually!)

Balsamic Chicken Breasts Ingredients 1/2 cup of Balsamic Vinegar 4 Chicken Breasts 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 4 tbsp Olive oil 2 garlic cloves Salt and pepper to taste 1 pint of cherry tomatoes cut in half ( you can see … Continue reading

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A great idea to make two soups out of one

Some time ago I shared with you a super Cauliflower Butternut Squash Soup that I made.  I have included that recipe again here in case you didn’t see it. The cauliflower makes the soup seem creamy which it is not. It is pretty … Continue reading

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Delicious Beet Soup

It is the time for fresh beets and so I could not resist making beet soup. We love it – and add small hard boiled eggs ( quail eggs) and it makes for a healthy and filling meal. Of course … Continue reading

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Remember the cabbage soup that was supposed to make you lose weight? Here it is!

Losing weight means watching calorie intake and exercising daily – in moderation. Here is a recipe – boring but pretty good. I can take it for about three days and then I am done! Enjoy! Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup Ingredients 5 … Continue reading

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Wonderful times with the family

We had a wonderful holiday with our family. Here are some pictures of the children of the family ( grandsons and grandnieces and grand nephews in the USA) without the family in other countries unfortunately. But we sent photos and … Continue reading

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The most divine minestrone soup !

We love minestrone – but this one was the best ever as we cooked it in the slow cooker. Enjoy! Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup ( Low in Calories too – about 200 calories for 2 cups) Ingredients: 1 (15 oz) … Continue reading

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Low Calorie Mash – mashed cauliflower that is! Served with smoked chicken and salad – yum!

Yes it doesn’t sound so great but it tastes amazing! Truly! Give it  a try! Ingredients: 1 cauliflower 1 TBSP of Oil ( canola or olive) 1 medium sized onion 1 large garlic clove 2 -4 TBSP of non fat … Continue reading

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A new way to do Cauliflower and Broccoli – so that kids will LOVE them!

These tend not to be favorite vegetables although when they are cooked as below – they become really delightful and our grandsons love them! Give it a try! I have included some lower calorie options for you below – after … Continue reading

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Halloween is always such fun! This year was no different – just better! And a quick slow cooker vegetarian recipe!

The grand-kids start preparing weeks in advance – such excitement! Here they are – and of course we got into it too. Last year we were Mustard and Ketchup – this year we were – (what else!) Hot Dog and … Continue reading

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A great side dish for all seasons – but especially when cherry tomatoes and asparagus are plentiful

I love cherry tomatoes and this dish combines them with asparagus. Very good and fairly low calorie too! The kids were not crazy about it – but the adults loved it! Asparagus and Tomato Balsamic Side Dish Ingredients 1 pound … Continue reading

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Nectarines and Peaches from the Little Farm – the taste cannot be compared to those from the market

If you have ever tasted fruit from the tree – you know the difference in taste from the pasty, cardboard, hard and tasteless fruit that is offered to us for purchase in supermarkets. Even organically grown fruit is put into … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Heaven – try this one! It is fast and easy – especially when cooking with kids

This is a good dish to serve with chicken or even as a dessert! I like it less spicy as an accompaniment and more spicy as dessert. Cabbage Pear Apple Slow Cooker Casserole Ingredients: 2 lbs red cabbage, shredded finely 4 large onions, peeled … Continue reading

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Portabello mushrooms and onions – a great easy side dish

This is an easy side dish to whip up and it goes well with just about everything – especially with fish. Ingredients: 3 large portabello mushrooms sliced thick 1 large onion 4 tbsp of Olive oil 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar … Continue reading

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Cabbage Salad – with raisins – a healthy delicious side

We grow red and green cabbage ( as well as cauliflower, brussels sprouts and broccoli – all part of the same family). This salad is truly delicious. Try it! Ingredients: 1 head of white cabbage chopped 1 head of red … Continue reading

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A great easy salad using Brussels sprouts

In my youth I did not enjoy Brussels sprouts. At the Little Farm we grow them but they take up a lot of space and do not seem to do well. Nevertheless we have great ones in the supermarket nearby so … Continue reading

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A life of meaning is a life full of happiness – giving back creates a life of meaning

I consider myself blessed that my life is full of meaning – hence I am happy. This is not just my feeling. There has been significant research done on what it means to be happy. Here is a fascinating article … Continue reading

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Chinese Dinner – and our Chinese ‘adopted’ son Wang Xuezong – a successful entrepreneur in China

In 1987 I was fortunate to be invited by the Head of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China to Beijing to lecture on the Role of Technology in Entrepreneurial Companies. It was an amazing trip – and … Continue reading

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Just created a really simple lunch recipe which I wanted to share with you!

I love eggs – and lately books like GRAIN BRAIN have been lauding the benefit of eggs as great protein and NOT contributing to Cholesterol. Go figure – so many different points of view. So we feed our chickens flax … Continue reading

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