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Glazed Carrots and Apples

Glazed Carrots and Apples

We at Dr. Grandma’s had a head start in satisfying the ‘sweet tooth’ before the American Heart Association goal of calories from sugar, honey, agave, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), and other caloric sweeteners was set to under 100 calorie/day for women and 150 for men. We know that not only are we born with […]

Grandma’s Greens and Beans

Grandma’s Greens and Beans

We enjoyed this very flavorful recipe as a side dish served with salmon; but it’s certainly nourishing enough to be served as the main dish. Other greens can be substituted for the curly mustard greens or you can use a mixture of greens.

Green Beans with Lemony Leeks

Green Beans with Lemony Leeks

Green beans were often served for Easter meal in my ‘growing up’ home. The beans almost always were generously cooked with ham or bacon, added butter and quite a bit of added salt. An interesting thing about this recipe is that, the saturated fat (butter, ham, bacon), and most of the salt is not missed. […]

Lemony Rice with Mushrooms

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Lively Colorful Fruits, Vegetables and Wheat Berries

Liven up a winter day with this side dish; and serve with fish or chicken; or have it as a meatless main dish, as we did.

Mary Ireland's Beets Carrots and Tops

Mary Ireland’s Beets, Carrots and Tops

Mary and a friend have a vegetable garden together; their garden resulted in a beautiful, tasty, nutritious Mediterranean addition to our dinner this evening. She dropped off the freshly pulled beets and carrots and told me one of the ways she cooks them. I tried to follow her verbal directions – fabulous! — a colorful […]

Mashed Carnival Roots with Orange Zest

Ingredients: 1 cup carrot coins 1 ½ cup cubed baking potato 1 cup turnip, cut 1/2″ cubes 1 cup diced yellow onion 1 cup parsnip ¼ inch rounds 2 ½ cups sweet potato or yam cut 1/2″ cubes Zest of 1 orange 3 tablespoons chopped chives 1 teaspoon cinnamon Salt, to taste 2 tablespoons extra-virgin […]

Mashed Carrots and Red Garnet Yams

This recipe notches up mashed potatoes for Sunday dinner or ‘an any day meal.’ The flavor is so good that you may want to serve this for a holiday meal.


Medley of Roasted Roots

Learning the technique for roasting vegetables (which is one of the easiest things you can do) is a habit that you and your family will be glad that you got into.

Orange Carrots

Orange Carrots

Carrots have many important vitamins and minerals. They are rich in antioxidants beta carotene, alpha carotene, phytochemicals and glutathione, calcium and potassium, and vitamins A, B1, B2, C, and E which protect as well as nourish the skin. Carrots contain a form of calcium easily absorbed by the body. Finally they also contain copper, iron, […]