A new look at cooking and home decorating...with an attempt to add more greens to the plate, more vegetarian options & hopefully lots of new ideas to explore

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Golden Beets

I am honestly not a fan of cooking beets in my kitchen, they are just WAY too messy- and they tend to stain EVERYTHING. Some members of my family do love them though. So, the compromise is the Golden Beet.
They are easy to make....

2 Bunches golden organic Beets, remove top leafy greens and save if you like, scrub clean

Preheat oven to 450
Place a sheet of tin foil on a baking tray, place the beets on top (drizzle with oils dash of salt and pepper if you like but remember you will still need to peel the beets later)

Wrap the beets if foil and cook in oven for 45-60 minuted depending on size of beets -

When beets are finished cooking (tender) allow to cool. When ready to use the beets peel and plate them - I suggest stacking them with avocado, radish and goat cheese like below, but they can be tossed into salads also.. enjoy!

Sunday, April 20, 2014


A few years back I planted many beautiful daffodil bulbs at our home. They are beautiful and come up every year without replanting. The great news is that they also make for a very nice springtime/Easter table arrangement which is from the yard (which means its FREE). Simply find a nice vase or pitcher and arrange them as you see fit. The money you save on the arrangement can be used to splurge on special cakes and cookies at the bakery as I have done here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

New York Botanical Garden

First I would like to say That the weather has finally turned an bit nicer hear - so welcome springtime! This past week I was lucky enough to take a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. The pictures here are to inspire your own garden. I will add extra photos also on the Garden page.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easy Slaw

Here is a super easy recipe for coleslaw. Its light, refreshing and not bad even if you are trying to diet.

1 bag shredded coleslaw mix or
4-6 cups shredded cabbage of your choice - you may want to shred a carrot also for color - I am using a bag mix because they are on sale this week in my area for 25 cents a bag! Now that is an inexpensive salad!
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1 cup dried cranberries or cherries

Combine all three ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

In a small bowl combine
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbs sesame oil
and optional but nice if your are not dieting 2-3 Tablespoons of honey
stir to combine then toss with the slaw mixture

So easy, inexpensive, and tasty! You can also throw in some cooked shredded turkey, chicken or even cooked soy based meatless product for protein. Follow Me on Pinterest Print Friendly and PDF