Tag: Vegetables

Iowa: Home of Giant Poblanos

Iowa: Home of Giant Poblanos

I became a bit obsessed with these peppers a few years ago at the farmers’ market in downtown Des Moines. It was a fall day and I could smell them before I saw them … roasted poblanos. Not just roast-ed, roast-ing! This guy had a big metal cage filled with peppers, rotating over a flame. He had the warm peppers in plastic bags to take home. SOLD. The next year, they were in my garden.

Summer Succotash

Succotash is a hearty and affordable combination of primarily corn and beans (usually lima beans) with origins credited to early Native Americans. Regional and seasonal variations have developed with additions of peppers, tomatoes, and other vegetables. A little bacon or ham never hurt either!

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

This vegetable Fried Rice recipe makes a simple, affordable meal with complex flavors. Scrambled eggs provide protein and a sweet-spicy sauce will satisfy that umami craving.

3-Bean Salad

3-Bean Salad

This colorful, delicious, and simple bean salad recipe is loaded with vegetables and perfectly balanced with a light, tangy dressing.

Cheesy Jalapeno Corn

Cheesy Jalapeno Corn

Sweet corn, spicy jalapenos and creamy cheese create a side dish that pairs prefectly with your favorite BBQ or grilled meats. Get the recipe here!