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6/16/11 6:30 P

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Finally we are getting some local produce. If I can get it fresh at the farmers market, then it's my favorite dinner veggie.

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6/16/11 5:28 P

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Since the farmers markets are now open we try to buy/cook local, seasonal veggies. Last night we had baby bok choy (chopped and sauteed in a pan with a little bit of olive oil) and the night before squash cooked pretty much the same way. Also this week- beets. Sprinkled with a little bit of sugar and then roasted in the oven. Yumm!!

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6/16/11 1:21 P

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Honestly my favorite veggie we make can be made year round. But you can get bigger ones in the summer.

You take zucchini and slice them to whatever thickness you like. Usually I go for about 1/2 inch slices. Then add the to a sauce pan with just a little water to get them started. Bring to a boil and simmer. In the meantime add salt, garlic (i do powdered usually), onion powder (or real onions if you don't have an onion hater in the family), and as much paprika as you like.

I'm partial to hot paprika and you just start dumping. Our usual recipe is about 3 to 4 tsp of paprika. Cook the zucchini until you're happy with the done-ness

Its a Hungarian recipe one of my friends taught us.

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4/2/11 11:15 P

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With summer veggies coming up, here's a simple recipe: Slice tomatoes, yellow squash and onion into about 1/4-inch slices. Spread onions in a greased casserole dish, and add a light coat of Parkay spray, a dusting of grated parmesan, salt and pepper. Repeat layers (you can add a layer of zucchini as well, if desired), ending with tomato and toppings. Cook covered at 350 degrees until onion is done (about 40 minutes).
Freezes well, too! Yum yum!
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4/2/11 1:29 P

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I really like all vegetables. I do a lot with green beans - like add pine nuts, shallots and stir fry them. It is wonderful. I also like to roast my vegetables. Love squash and asparagus. I usually try vegetables a different way whenever I can.

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4/1/11 7:58 P

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Thanks for all the great ideas. It has really given me some good ideas.

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3/29/11 12:08 P

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My favorite varies with what is in season. In the summer I love corn, tomatoes, and summer squash. In the fall and winter I love butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and grilled onions. In the spring its asperagus, spinach, and scapes. I also have fruits as well for sides. We like watermelon chilled, fresh pineapple diced in cole slaw, strawberries, and peaches in tossed salads for a change.

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3/29/11 8:35 A

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Asparagus and cabbage are 2 of my faves..

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3/29/11 7:15 A

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I like steamed broccoli.

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3/29/11 12:25 A
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Asparagus!

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3/29/11 12:05 A

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I like the idea of spaghetti squash on the grill.
I love parsnips in stews.
Asparagus drizzled with olive oil and oven roasted are great!!

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3/28/11 11:25 P

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I go in spurts. Right now my two favorites are roasted asparagus and cauliflower. Couple weeks ago it was carrots (roasted, boiled, microwaved).

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3/28/11 10:44 P

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My favoirte vegetable is grilled asparagus. Also LOVE the yellow golden beets. Another favorite, to die for is spaghetti squash.! Tonight I roasted it and then drizzed olive oil and salt and pepper and ate it on top of my salad. My husband and son had it with homemade spaghetti sauce. It was really good. I like the spaghetti squash cold as a salad. I'm weird but I LOVE veggies. Cauliflower and brussel sprouts are my other two fav's despite they are stinky when you cook them. :)

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3/28/11 10:28 P

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I need some ideas for using vegetables for dinner. I am in a rut with salad and tomatoes with cucumbers. The odd time I'll make asperagus stir fried with mushrooms. I really need to add more veggies to my dinners! HELP. emoticon

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