The New & The Old – 2019 Greatest Hits Post

Happy New Year, everyone! I feel as if this year has just passed in a whirlwind of activity yet at the same time I’m standing still, slogging through the minutia of everyday living. I don’t know if that makes any sense at all. Maybe it’s psychological. Maybe it’s getting old. Maybe there’s a non-English term for that. You know how other languages have the cool words for things that take a lot of words to say in English? Like Hygge. Or maybe I just need more Hygge in my life, and it is the season, especially up “nord” here in Minnesota. You betcha!

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

Leftover Cruciferous Vegetables: Brassicas

Cruciferous vegetables span a wide range; some Leftover Cruciferous Vegetables are easy to rework into something fabulous while others need a bit more creativity. Here are some ideas to help you find a little inspiration.

For all leftovers, start to think about how they might be transformed into something marvelous. As a building block for recipes that rely on an already cooked ingredient; as a shortcut. All you need is an inspiration & maybe a recipe.

Think of the recipes you’ll use as “guides” not something set in stone, especially as the amounts of your leftovers might not exactly match an amount in a recipe. Once you have a leftover ingredient to start with, scale recipes up or down, substitute and make do.

What are Cruciferous (Brassica) Vegetables?:

There so many, but the most commonly used in the US are broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, arugula, kale and other greens, bok choy, turnips, rutabagas & radishes.

Brassica Chart from Brassicas & Whitetail Deer

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Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

Gingerbread Granola

Ya might think that I’d have gotten my share of Gingerbread over the Holidays, but it just didn’t work out. I wanted to find the time to make Gingerbread Men. I really did. I was so psyched about them. I even got the cookie cutters out and everything…

Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

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