Vegetables

It's easy to fall into a rut when it comes to vegetables and default to your favorite bagged varieties, but there's more to life than frozen peas and corn. Experimenting with new vegetable recipes -- and using familiar ones in new ways - is a great way to liven up the dinner table. Add a touch of butter and heavy cream to steamed parsnips, purée, and you've got a silky, unexpected side dish. Roast cauliflower florets, then drizzle with browned butter. Bake a halved spaghetti squash and toss the pasta-like strands with olive oil (they're a good stand-in for real noodles in a pinch, too!). Whether you grill, stir-fry, or use your vegetables in a salad, you'll be happy to welcome new ideas to the table. Check out your local farmers market for more ideas - seeing what's in season is great inspiration.

Court Bouillon

Better Homes and Gardens

This broth, full of vegetable flavor, works well to make soups and stews or as a poaching liquid for fish and chicken.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Mushrooms Silvestri

Diabetic Living
Total: 45 mins

Citrus-Hazelnut Gremolata

Diabetic Living
Total: 35 mins

Skillet Corn

Diabetic Living
Total: 35 mins

Green Beans with Limes

Better Homes and Gardens

Simply sauteed green beans get a zing of fresh flavor with a bit of lime peel and juice. For crunch, add 14 cup sliced almonds the last 5 minutes of cooking. Stir often to toast evenly.

Total: 30 mins

Loaded Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Diabetic Living

Turn refrigerated mashed sweet potatoes into a company-special side dish by "loading" them with onion, mushrooms, and savory seasonings.

Total: 15 mins

Couscous With Zucchini And Cherry Tomatoes

Diabetic Living

Whole wheat couscous is not only good for you, it also adds a delightful, nutty flavor to this easy-to-fix side dish.

Total: 25 mins

Pork & Veggie Kabobs

Family Circle

Threading the pork and vegetables on separate skewers ensures that everything--the juicy pork cubes, tender crisp zucchini, yellow squash, and just warmed cherry tomatoes--will be perfectly cooked.

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Family Circle

These overstuffed baked peppers are filled with tomatoes, veggie crumbles, and rice for a quick and easy meatless main dish. A delectable five-ingredient recipe.

Penne Rapini

Family Circle

Penne and rapini make a tasty twosome in this quick-and-easy pasta recipe tossed in olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

Hot Vegetable Curry

Family Circle

An onion and hot curry powder mixture spices up cauliflower, green pepper, carrots, and chickpeas. This meatless main-dish recipe makes a tasty filling for pitas or tandoori nan.

Pork with Creamy Barley and Peas

Family Circle

Light ranch dressing makes a creamy sauce for this pork chop, peas, and barley main-dish recipe that can be prepared in just over 30 minutes.

Mushroom Medley au Gratin

Better Homes and Gardens

This winning side dish recipe dresses up a combination of meaty mushrooms with herbs and cheese.

Risotto-Style Barley and Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Vegetable risotto is a nourishing vegetarian main-dish. To mix it up, heartier barley stands in for rice in this recipe.

Total: 30 mins
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