Daily Dinner Table

Ideas for dinner tonight. Household and kitchen tips, recipes, tweaks. What's worked great, and not so great.

Category Archives: vegetable

I DO know Jack Dip

Need something to bring to an impromptu party? Friends dropping by unexpectedly? Here is a great snack/ dip you can whip up in 5 minutes, tastes great and (aside from … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

With a little help from my freezer

Does this look like a frozen pizza? Well, it is, and it isn’t! I like to keep a frozen pizza in the freezer for a quick “emergency” situation. If I … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 6 Comments

Great garlic tip!

I have done this forever, but recently realized that this tip might not be as well known as I thought. (I always figure if I know it, everyone must!) But … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Wasabi Smashed Red Potatoes (Dijon, Parmesan alternatives)

Simple, simple, simple! Oh… Yes, and delicious!  Potatoes are so versatile, you can dress them up in so many ways. This is a nice way to add delicate flavor up … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Veggie-Oli Soup

This will be a great go to quick meal that is delicious. Inspired by a food magazine, it’s a new favorite of mine. It’s quick, because you use ready made … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Tomato, Cucumber and Watermelon Gazpacho

It’s cucumber week! I have been craving the light crisp freshness of cucumbers lately and thanks to the latest edition of the Food Network Magazine, this recipe hit the spot. … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Almost Home-made Eggplant and Spinach “meat” sauce

Hmmm, looking at that title doesn’t exactly make your mouth water. Whenever you put the word meat in quotation marks doesn’t foster a rush to the tastebuds! However, in my … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

I grew sweet potatoes!!!

I’m amazed I grew something! Remember a while back when I planted those scraggly little plants? Well, I didn’t expect much really, since my brown thumb is in full force. … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cucumber Basil Martini

There are not many things more refreshing than this beverage! It’s actually more like a cucumber gazpacho with a kick. The addition of basil and touch of ginger set it … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Oooh, we’re having a beige dinner (Long Grain and Wild Rice Stuffed Portobello with Tofu)

There IS a story behind this. Years ago, my sister Maddie invited our Mom, my husband, and I over to her place for dinner. I think it was hamburgers, baked … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Multi-National Salad

You may be wondering… Multi-National? Well, it’s got some southwest with the black beans, Cat 5  & avocado, some Greek with the Kalamata olives, and I couldn’t come up with … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Popeye Vegetable Soup

This is actually  more of a Tip than a recipe. If you want to really  kick up the nutrition and filling power of a ready-made or convenience food, without adding … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mirin Sunflower Veggie Medley with Sweet Potato Slices

Oh, so much is happening, and my concentration on food is somewhat scattered. I guess that’s most peoples’ situation these days. I’ve been eating vegan (except for about a tablespoon … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dinner’ll Bean a Minute!

Want fast food?  Sometimes you just need a little help. Tonight was that night.  Morningstar Farms has a mighty fine Black Bean Burger, and with a few tweaks, it can … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment