May Asparagus Recipe Roundup

May Asparagus Recipe Roundup

Did you know:  Asparagus is technically a type of grass? 

Yep.  It’s an extremely delicious, edible, versatile type of grass.  A wonder-grass, if you will.  And this month, May, is officially Asparagus month!

Anyway, because I so love this deliciously edible embodiment of spring, I have developed a few different recipes that capture it’s flavor the best!  I also have a couple recipes brought to you by blogger friends of mine for you as well.

But first.  My everyday favorite recipe.

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3 Time-Saving Recipes

3 Time-Saving Recipes

On the 3rd day of Christmas, FitCakes gave to me 3 Time-Saving Recipes.

Not that I had the foresight to plan it that way, but this actually kinda works out perfectly.

As it would happen, I left the "time-saving" recipe day for almost the very end of the 12 Days of Christmas series.  Time-saving recipes are in high demand in my kitchen right now.  Right when all the things I haven't done are catapulting at me as if the holiday season had declared a medieval seige upon my life.

Of course I don't blame the holiday season.  I still agree with the song lyrics that play on the radio non-stop - no matter how often I hear them - "It's the most wonderful time of the year!"  But because it's the season of a million wonderful events, it's hard not to get caught up in the flurry and fall behind on a few things.

 

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5 Meatless Main Dishes

5 Meatless Main Dishes

On the 5th Day of Christmas, FitCakes gave to me... 5 meatless main dish recipes!

As the countdown continues, I thought we needed some healthy/hearty meatless dishes to keep us warm inside, you know, to help get in more plant-based foods without constantly resorting to salads.  Just a guess buuut... if you can see snow outside/ it's less than 65 degrees in your house, you MIGHT be more into hot food right now.  Bonus:  These recipes seem more like comfort food than health food, so no feelings of "missing out" on traditional holiday indulging should occur.

On the topic of traditions, what could be more traditional to Christmas than decorating the tree?
It's been a tradition in my family for years to get ornaments for our Christmas tree whenever we go on vacation or do something really memorable together.  This translates to a really interesting looking tree.  

 

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Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Currently, I’m reading another of Michael Pollan’s books, Cooked, in which he talks about one of my favorite subjects – you guessed it – cooking.  At the beginning of one of the chapters, he asks, rhetorically of course, “Is there anyone alive who actually enjoys chopping onions?”

And honestly, if anyone does… it isn’t me.  Oh, I’m okay with zoning out and getting a little “Zen” with my cooking, as he puts it – it’s not the drudgery of chopping that gets me.  It’s just that my poor eyeballs can’t stand it. 

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