Sunday, January 19, 2014

Roasted and Glazed Green Beans and Mushrooms

Green beans have never been a favorite vegetable but then at some point in my adult life I realized they didn't just come out of a can. Haha! Sounds crazy, but true. Growing up, the only green beans served were a brownish green and slippery slimy. 

The fresh ones pack more texture and flavor that it's just so hard to resist. Let's just say green beans and I are on better terms, especially with a recipe like this that really allows the robustness of the mushrooms and the zip of the vinegar to balance the palate. 

Nothing fancy here other than a stellar and simple enough combo for an any day of the week side dish. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year! New Recipes! - - - Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

This is a recipe I've been sitting on for awhile, but with the New Year upon us, it's the perfect opportunity to bring it out to share! A lot of times we make resolutions that can be big or small, but tend to involve some kind of healthier eating habits. Once you try this version of "fries," you'll be hooked. My family adores them, and I hope yours will too. When we make resolutions to eat healthier, it's not just for us, but really should be for all of our loved ones as well. This recipe doesn't ask you to try anything crazily foreign, making it a great choice to ease your way into a new year filled with new foods.