Veggie of the Month

mama jess good veggie of the month: artichoke. artichoke & kale pizza with mama jess bean good recipe

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on mama jess good veggie of the month: artichoke. artichoke & kale pizza with mama jess bean good recipe

Artichoke and Kale Pizza with Mama Jess Bean Good This spring break could not have come at a better time.  Kids, parents, teachers….everyone was at their wits end with the freezing temperatures and never ending snow.  And although we have only had a few marginally warm days since the official start of spring, my taste buds are already craving something less wintery.  Enter artichokes.   Artichokes are high in potassium, phytonutrients and antioxidants. Potassium has been shown to help maintain healthy blood pressure and phytonutrients reduce levels of LDL, making artichokes amazingly heart healthy! And it doesn’t hurt that they are number 7...

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mama jess veggie of the month: parsnips. recipe: savory bread pudding with parsnips & leeks

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on mama jess veggie of the month: parsnips. recipe: savory bread pudding with parsnips & leeks

Mama Jess Veggie of the Month Blog           February: Parsnips What are you doing to survive this terrible, no-good, very bad winter?   Are you escaping to a warm island (take me with you!) and enjoying the beach? Hunkering down with blankets, a puppy and a Netflix marathon? Or maybe attending hot yoga and dreaming of warm islands and beaches?   We’re doing all of the above.  And we’re also making this.   This savory bread pudding blends winter comfort food and spring flavors together seamlessly.  The mild onion flavor of the leeks is light enough to not overpower the roasted parsnips.  And the Parmesan...

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Mama Jess Good Veggie of the Month Blog: Chard. White Bean and Chard Dip Recipe by Anna Zasada

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on Mama Jess Good Veggie of the Month Blog: Chard. White Bean and Chard Dip Recipe by Anna Zasada

Good Veggie of the Month: CHARD. Recipe: White Bean & Chard Dip   Its that time of the year again…time for resolutions, fresh starts and new beginnings.  And among my many resolutions?  I’m going to start snacking!!   I don’t mean eat more snacks per say, I mean eat better-for-you snacks.  Clean-eating-snacks.  Snacks that will give you a boost between meals.  I have a wicked ‘salt-tooth’ and my biggest junk-food cravings are snacks of the salty variety; chips, crackers, pretzels, popcorn….I love ‘em all.  But those snacks don’t fill me up or keep me energized, so I’m trading them in for this White Bean &...

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good veggie of the month: fennel and delicious braised fennel recipe with mama jess garden good

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on good veggie of the month: fennel and delicious braised fennel recipe with mama jess garden good

Braised Fennel with Mama Jess Garden Good Sauce – by Mama Jess contributor, Anna Zasada Fennel is, apparently, one of the most controversial vegetables out there.  When I told my family and friends that fennel was the topic of December’s Vegetable of the Month blog people either cheered and started shouting out recipe ideas or replied, “I’ll catch ya again in January.”   My older sister happens to be one of those fennel haters.  She steers clear of Italian sausage and sniff tests her pizza, wary of that notorious licorice flavor. But the dried little seed used in sausages and sauces tastes completely different than the rest of the plant, and...

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good veggie of the month: butternut squash, by new mama jess contributor, anna zasada, recipe: butternut squash soup

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on good veggie of the month: butternut squash, by new mama jess contributor, anna zasada, recipe: butternut squash soup

Good Veggie Blog – November, Butternut Squash   Hello friends,   I am excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Mama Jess Team, Anna Zasada. Anna comes to us with lots of foodie experience and passion – plus she’s another great Midwestern girl!   Here’s a brief snapshot of Anna: I was lucky to be raised in a household filled with good food, great home cooks, and brave home gardeners. Coming from a big family also taught me the importance of budget-friendly cooking, quick weeknight meals and an overall realistic approach to eating and living healthfully.  I have a degree in Elementary Education from UW Madison (go Badgers!) and have...

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june: veggie of the month – asparagus

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on june: veggie of the month – asparagus

Vegetable of the Month – Asparagus     After a very long mid-western winter and a cold spring, it is finally warming up. The warm, sunny spring days have me dreaming of summer.  For vegetable loving cooks, like myself, this is an exciting time of the year.  Gardens are getting planted and farmer’s markets are beginning to open.  Fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant.  I can not wait until my local farmer’s market opens!     Part of the appeal of a farmer’s market is that they sell the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables.  In the spring and early summer, that means that I can buy one of my...

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