Lemon Roasted Fennel with Olives and Breadcrumbs

Lemon roasted fennel with breadcrumbs, olives, oranges, and raisins

Lemon roasted fennel tossed with olives, oranges, raisins, and breadcrumbs for the Food Network #FallFest. It’s time for the Food Network blogger-fest again – and as we wrap up #FallFest, the theme this week is a holiday side dish. I like to make side dishes that can do double duty as an entrée if I (or anyone else) want to go vegetarian for the meal. Over the past few years, I’ve made countless batches of brown rice, farro, quinoa, couscous, or barley to use as a pilaf-y kind of base to ...

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Celery Root Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wraps with celery root

Lettuce wraps of a celery root salad with beluga lentils - a healthy appetizer for your next party! Get ready to Stuff, Roll, and Wrap this week! We've got a great lineup of dishes this week - something for every occasion ranging from your next party to casual school night dinners. This Sunday Supper event also coincides with this month’s Weekday Supper and Sunday Supper Movement magazine monthly theme of “That’s a Wrap!” And a huge thank you to Amy at the Kimchi Mom blog for hosting us ...

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Fennel, Celery Root and Apple Salad

healthy raw shaved salad fennel, celery root, apples, buttermilk yogurt dressing

Healthy, easy raw salad of shaved fennel, celery root, and apples, tossed in a buttermilk-yogurt dressing with a hint of mustard. In late November I signed up for a give-away on EA Stewart’s The Spicy RD blog. I haven’t participated in many of these give-aways, and haven’t hosted any at all, but EA was giving away a pedometer. Now I have wanted a pedometer for a few years now. I’ve torn out reviews of pedometers I’ve ...

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Skinny Potato – Fennel Gratin

Potato and Fennel Gratin with Leek Confit

Lightened version of childhood potato gratin classic. Today's post is about the food. I mentioned in an earlier post that I would be focusing on root vegetables this month, and today I'm starting with the common, much maligned white potato. Its rap sheet is long, starting with carbs, starch, and a lack of nutrients. And the potato has done nothing to redeem ...

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Steamed Mussels in White Wine with Fennel

Steamed Mussels in White Wine with Fennel slider

Classic steamed mussels in white wine, with a smokey bacon and fennel twist. It starts with Halloween. All that left over Trick-or-Treat candy I swear I'll throw out, and cookies in shapes of arched cats and witches hats that were so fun to make. Before I know it, Thanksgiving arrives with stuffing, sweet potato casseroles, and at least two kinds of pies. And then the ramp up to Christmas with all the ...

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Grilled Fennel-Bean Salad & Lemon Dressing

Grilled Fennel and Bean Salad with Lemon Sage Dressing-The Wimpy Vegetarian

Grilled fennel salad with cannellini beans and tomatoes tossed in a lemon-sage dressing, topped with Parmesan cheese shavings. Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all! Today I'm excited about a guest post I'm doing on RecipeLion, a recipe and cooking website from Prime Publishing that offers recipes, videos, healthy eating advice, party ideas and cooking techniques from top chefs, home cooks and experts. They have a focus on healthy cooking and ...

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Braised Endive and Fennel Gratin

comforting, casserole of braised endive and fennel, cooking for a crowd

Light but comforting casserole of braised endive layered with fennel in a gratin that can be served year-round. Meeting holiday expectations can be hard. Sometimes the expectations (and hopes) we have around holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentines, take such an idealistic shape thanks to the messages we get on TV, in movies, and all around us, that unless we have a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving, ...

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