Fresh Vegetables

"Mom, why do we need these?"


If you like vegetables, you already have a lot of these in your pantry.  

But, if you're like me (Linda Fazio) and really don't like vegetables,  you're asking,

"Do we have to?"


The answer is: "YES!!!"


With "essential vegetables" in your pantry, you can fill an appetizer platter, 

make soups, make a quick stir-fry, have an all-in one baked dinner, 

add flavor to dips, salads, burgers, etc.  If you're extremely talented, you can puree

these vegetables or at a minimum chop them up fine and add them to your dishes

without the "children"/picky eaters even knowing.  Yum Yum.



Essential Vegetables:  Onions - Used in our Salad Recipes, Great Sautéed with Peppers, Bruscheta.

                                       Peppers - Yellow, Red, & Orange add great color and are sweeter than Green.

                                       Celery - Stir-Fry, Soups, Mussels, DIps, Salads

                                       Tomatoes - Bruscheta, Salads, Sandwiches

                                       Carrots - Soups, Stir-Fry, Dips, Salads  

                                       Romaine lettuce - decorate an appetizer platter, fun Lettuce Wraps, Salads                                        

                                       Garlic (Optional) - Sebastiano Italian Garlic Mix can be substituted for fresh,

                                                                      but Chef Sebastiano likes to add this for extra robust flavor.


Vegetable of the Week:  Spinach, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, Beans, Corn, Zucchini.  Choose one or two each week, make mom proud.  Remember to puree, if necessary, for successful consumption of picky eaters!

Low Sodium Healthy Lifestyle, Gluten Free