Cauliflower has been a popular vegetable the past few years, but have you ever tried it roasted? Roasting vegetables at high temperature will bring out the natural sugars to the surface that will caramelize and create a delicious flavor and crunchy texture. Cauliflower is a non-starchy vegetable that is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C. Try this cauliflower over a bed of spring greens or arugula with added garbanzo beans for a complex carb and added protein. Yum!
Beans are a great staple item to have in the pantry—they are quick and easy to use in a pinch! Beans, beans are good for your heart … because they are high in fiber! Beans are a great source of plant-based proteins, and there are so many varieties. Remember to rinse and drain your canned beans to reduce the sodium content.
The best mac and cheese does not come out of a box or the microwave. With a little extra time, you can make this muffin cup mac and cheese recipe that serve as a great side dish or a pre-portioned snack!
When your garden (or the farmers market) provide you with more green beans than you know what to do with, try this green bean and garlic recipe. The pine nuts add another layer of flavor that makes this simple side a great dish to share at a family barbecue.