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Vegetables

Enjoy Some Simple Kale Chips

It is said that kale is one of, if not the healthiest green leafy vegetables readily available. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and jam packed with so many vitamins plus a good source of protein. That’s good because I was beginning to get bored of the old standby, spinach, for my leafy [more]

Spicy Pork Ragu Redeems the Service at Zuppa
Pasta

Spicy Pork Ragu Redeems the Service at Zuppa

Dining with friends is a magical thing, and since quitting my “day-job” over a year ago I knew that I [more]

Creamy Summer Corn and Fennel Soup
Soups

Creamy Summer Corn and Fennel Soup

Admittedly this is the only way I can eat a corn soup. I’ve never been much of a corn chowder [more]

Portuguese Sausage and Clam Pasta
Pasta

Portuguese Sausage and Clam Pasta

This dish is definitely a savory palate-pleaser. Al dente linguine pasta is tossed in a melange of spicy sausage, salty [more]

Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Desserts

Chocolate Espresso Cookies

For a nice mid-afternoon or after dinner treat, try this chocolate cookie spiked with a touch of espresso. Dredge the [more]

Buttery Goodness with these Butterscotch Bars
Desserts

Buttery Goodness with these Butterscotch Bars

Dieters beware! These extremely decadent butterscotch dessert bars are packed with so much sweet, buttery goodness that you might have [more]

Simple Sunday Supper: Pan Pork Chops, Green Beans
Dinner Ideas

Simple Sunday Supper: Pan Pork Chops, Green Beans

This simple pan seared pork chop, crisp sauteed green beans and rice is a perfect Sunday supper meal or any [more]

Red Bell Pepper Bisque with Creme Fraiche
Soups

Red Bell Pepper Bisque with Creme Fraiche

Summer peppers are abundant right now, which makes it a perfect time to pull out this very simple and tasty [more]

From the Kitchen of a Google Chef: Coconut-Oatmeal Bars
Desserts

From the Kitchen of a Google Chef: Coconut-Oatmeal Bars

The natural sweetness from the coconut and the touch of vanilla really heightens the flavor in these delicious bars. It [more]

Summer Corn Risotto with Basil
Vegetables

Summer Corn Risotto with Basil

A risotto is not where you would typically see corn. Die-hard Italian Food purists may even cringe just at the [more]

You Won’t Even Know You’re Eating Tofu
Vegan

You Won’t Even Know You’re Eating Tofu

Mention tofu to a group of people and watch them scrunch up their faces and go “eww.” What is it [more]

Fresh, Flavorful Side Dishes for Your BBQ
Vegetarian

Fresh, Flavorful Side Dishes for Your BBQ

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer and no doubt many of us will be hitting to [more]

Rustic Spinach Perfect for a Side Dish or Entree
Recipes

Rustic Spinach Perfect for a Side Dish or Entree

Spinach is one of those leafy greens that needs a little bit of help in the flavor department. It may [more]

Spicy Chicken Green Chili Stew
Chicken

Spicy Chicken Green Chili Stew

Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines because it is spicy, which I LOVE, and also uses an array [more]

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Soups

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This creamy soup recipe was inspired by a vegan dish I made for a few people last month. The original [more]

Making Creamy Vegan Veggie Soups
Soups

Making Creamy Vegan Veggie Soups

These soups do not need to be laden with tons of heavy cream or globs of butter to create the [more]

Juice It Up With Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Beverages

Juice It Up With Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

April was surely a whirl-wind month for The Average Foodie. We moved to a new town, stocked up a new [more]

Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken

Chicken Pot Pie

It may be spring, a time I often associate with colorful berries and gorgeous wild green salads, but my mind [more]

Unraveling the History of Irish Soda Bread
Bread

Unraveling the History of Irish Soda Bread

Aside from the corned beef and cabbage, I wanted to make something different to also honor the Irish. A while [more]

Sweet Potato Chips
Vegan

Sweet Potato Chips

I bet you didn’t know that what you think is a yam, because it is labeled as such in the [more]

Quiche Pie for National Pi Day
Pie

Quiche Pie for National Pi Day

I rarely keep up with all these National Food days and when one of any significance comes around I learn [more]

Buttery Buttermilk Pancakes
Breakfast

Buttery Buttermilk Pancakes

Most of my life the only way I knew how to make a pancake was to “Just Add Water” and [more]

Asian Noodles
Asian

Asian Noodles

To quote a line from Kung Foo Panda “We are noodle folk.” Well, at least that’s how I view myself [more]

Chicken and Waffles
Chicken

Chicken and Waffles

With this dish my supply of chicken is officially gone. It’s not a glamorous dish, but it is simple and [more]

Flatbread Chicken Sandwiches
Chicken

Flatbread Chicken Sandwiches

Today’s frugal cooking made a nice dent in my ‘pantry-be-gone’ list. Homemade flatbread, lime and paprika marinated grilled chicken, roasted [more]

Maple-Date Bars
Desserts

Maple-Date Bars

These gorgeous medjool dates have been sitting in my refrigerator for quite some time, longer than I actually want to [more]

Savory Beef Ragu
Pasta

Savory Beef Ragu

In about 25 days The Average Foodie is getting a new home kitchen. We’ll be moving from our big city [more]

Focaccia, Plain and Simple
Bread

Focaccia, Plain and Simple

Plain focaccia is great for sandwiches or dunking in a comforting bowl of soup. However, it’s also a great platform [more]

All-Purpose Batter for Savory Muffins
Muffins & Biscuits

All-Purpose Batter for Savory Muffins

Muffins are not restricted to just the sweet stuff. Stir in some bacon and cheese for a classic savory breakfast [more]

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