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Leftover Cruciferous Vegetables: Brassicas

Brassicas/Cruciferous Veggies: Cauliflower, Broccoli, Greens and so on - they can be a challenge to use up - here's your handy dandy guide to get creative!

Cruciferous vegetables span a wide range; some 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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Gingerbread Granola

So good it's hard to believe that it is so healthy!

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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25 Ways to use Leftover Asparagus

Asparagus can be pricey and it’s a shame to waste any – and what the heck are you supposed to do with all those stems you’ve broken off? Here are over 25 ways to use Leftover Asparagus.

With any leftover vegetable, think how it 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.

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Cajun Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Cajun Stuffed Chicken Breast - stuffed with the classic New Orleans' Trinity and Cheese! Ya gotta have cheese!!

These Cajun Stuffed Chicken Breasts might be just the thing to bring a little sunshine into your life during this cold, cold January. These are like Oh My Gosh good, with just a little spice to warm things up.

Stuffed Cajun Chicken Breasts
Stuffed Cajun Chicken Breasts
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50 ways to use Leftover Root Vegetables

50 ways to use leftover root vegetables - no slider or gallery!!

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration when faced with leftover root veggies; here are some ideas that will have you hoping for leftovers.

Start to think about how any leftovers 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.

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Enchilada Sauce (from the pantry)

Under 10 minutes with ingredients you probably have at home!!

There’s nothing like a little Mexican food when you’re just absolutely over Christmas & Christmas leftovers & New Years and New Years leftovers. And then there were the leftovers from the leftovers. So change it up and make enchiladas!

Home-made Enchilada Sauce, quick & from the pantry. Chili powder, tomato sauce
Home-made Enchilada Sauce, quick & from the pantry.

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The New & The Old – 2017 Greatest Hits Post

Happy New Year’s ya’all! And I’m saying that because I’m in Georgia (whoo-hoo) visiting my daughter and family.  Unfortunately, I may have bought some Minnesota cold with me, though friends back home say there’s still plenty there to go around! It was minus 17 last night in the Twin Cities, with snow on the ground.

Help me welcome Baby Michael to the family!

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Tortellini Antipasto Salad

This is Tortellini Salad gone wild - it's totally amped up with tons of flavor!

Here’s a Pasta Salad that’s fantastic for a party or gathering anytime of year. This isn’t any plain ol’ boring Pasta Salad, though. This one has it all! Lots of stuff. Lots of cheese. Lots of flavor and the best dressing you’ve ever tasted.

Antipasto Tortellini Salad
Antipasto Tortellini Salad

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