Posts Tagged: “carrots”

  • Sweet and Savory Roasted Carrots

    Little fun factoid of the day: In the book, Salt Sugar Fat, I learned that the man responsible for popularizing baby carrots was a top executive for Coca-Cola. After years of using his genius marketing strategies towards promoting a sugary beverage, he realized he was a major contributor to the health crisis in

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  • Yummy Chicken and Dumplings

    Today’s yummy Chicken and Dumpling recipe is brought to you by Christina from Martha Martha. Being someone who grew up on chicken and dumplings, I’m excited to finally have a recipe on Thriving Home to use and share. Thanks for sharing, Christina! Chicken and Dumplings is a filling, comforting, easy

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  • Basic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

    Basic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

    Build Roast it, and they will come eat. I’ve found this mantra to be so true over the years–from Brussel Sprouts to Asparagus to Purple Potatoes and Carrots to Broccoli. My young kids will try just about anything roasted! And, this simple recipe for Roasted Vegetables is the key. The

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  • Roasted Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

    Roasted Purple Potatoes and Carrots

    Have you ever had purple potatoes? My son picked them out at Natural Grocer a few weeks ago (that’s one of my keys to getting the kids to try new foods) and they were delightful. The bluish-purple hue popped against the carrots when I served them. And, since you eat

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  • Tomato Bisque from "From Freezer to Table" Cookbook. Order at today.

    Tomato Bisque Recipe {Freezer Meal}

    Anyone a big fan of Panera’s Tomato Bisque? I may have found a recipe as good or better. That’s a bold claim, I know. It began with this recipe from Food & Wine. But, then I added a few healthy spins to it–ones that did not sacrifice taste in any

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  • Zucchini Flaxseed Muffins {Freezer Meal}

    I’ve made these Zucchini Flaxseed Muffins more times than I can count. Not only are they moist and totally yummy, but they are a great way to include some sneaky nutrition into a kid-favorite. I almost always make two batches, freeze one for later, and then ration them out for

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  • roasted chicken and vegetables

    Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

    I won’t prattle on and on about how moist and flavorful this simple roasted chicken recipe turned out.  Or how these were the best roasted vegetables I’ve ever had in my life.  You don’t want to hear about the perfectly light, citrusy sauce in the bottom of the roasting pan

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  • Super Sloppy Joes - A much healthier and tastier version of the canned stuff!

    Goodbye Manwich, Hello Super Sloppy Joes {Freezer Meal}

    The term “Manwich” has always been equilavent to the phrase “sick nasty” in my book.  Sloppy Joes have traditionally ranked up there with my notion of bad meatloaf. Just bad ones…I don’t mind a good one every now and then. However, I decided to give this poor man’s entree a

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