salads and vegetables

Zucchini, Tomato and Onion Saute

by Lisa Marie Rosati on October 8, 2015

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This is one of my favorite side dishes in fall and winter. It’s hearty and delicious!

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Roasted Asparagus

by Lisa Marie Rosati on October 1, 2015

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I was never a big fan of asparagus until I roasted it. Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of vegetables!

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Oven Roasted Asparagus And Leeks

by Lisa Marie Rosati on August 30, 2015

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I absolutely LOVE leeks and the combination of leeks and asparagus makes for a delightful and simple to prepare side dish!

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Greek Villager Salad

by Lisa Marie Rosati on May 4, 2014

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This is a delicious and light salad to pair with grilled chicken, shrimp or steak. The scallion and dill combo is a WINNER!

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Sauteed Bok Choy

by Lisa Marie Rosati on December 16, 2013

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Bok choy or Chinese cabbage can refer to two distinct varieties of Chinese leaf vegetables often used in Chinese cuisine. Bok Choy has a mild flavor that tastes great in soup, sautéed, or eaten raw in a salad. This recipe is a wonderful and simple way to eat your greens…the bok choy is tender and […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic & Pancetta

by Lisa Marie Rosati on October 6, 2013

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Ingredients: 1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (quartered if large) 2 ounces pancetta, visible fat discarded and minced 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup water Directions: Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss together Brussels sprouts, pancetta, garlic, oil, and salt and pepper to taste in an 11- by 7-inch baking […]

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Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin

by Lisa Marie Rosati on October 6, 2013

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This recipe has been floating around the web for a long time so I really don’t have an accurate source to give credit to.  It’s low carb and low glycemic so it meets the Smithtown Weight Loss sugar free criteria! I don’t cook food in my microwave, so I use a different method (boiling or […]

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Hearts Of Palm Salad

by Lisa Marie Rosati on October 3, 2013

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Ingredients: 28 ounces canned hearts of palm, drained & cut into 1-inch slices 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1-2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar 1 garlic clove, pushed through a press 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 1 pint cherry tomatoes, washed & halved 5 bibb or boston leaves OR lettuce […]

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Eggplant Gratin #2

by Lisa Marie Rosati on August 25, 2013

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I absolutely LOVE eggplant, so I cook it often for Sunday dinners. I found this recipe on Atkins.com. It’s comforting and filling plus the nutmeg gives it a nutty, fall flavor… and for all of you who are in denial, we are heading into fall here in the Northeast! I recommend trying the pork rind […]

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Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

by Lisa Marie Rosati on August 19, 2013

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During the summer here in the North East, tomatoes are EVERYWHERE! A sprinkle of Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil transform tomatoes into the perfect side dish. Totally easy-peasy and delish! Ingredients: 4 tomatoes, washed and halved horizontally 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano or Italian Seasoning 1/4 teaspoon […]

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