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Best Everyday Vegetable Recipes of 2015 from A Veggie Venture

Best Vegetable Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Want to eat more vegetables? Find new ideas and inspiration in this special year-end collection of everyday recipes for vegetable lovers. Many vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, paleo and Weight Watchers friendly recipes.
A Veggie Venture's Best Recipes from 2015, just one per month, all in one handy spot for easy reference, all "everyday vegetable recipes" to make again and again.

I'm going out on a limb this year. For the first time ever, A Veggie Venture's "Best Recipes" of 2015 are not the most clicked, pinned, shared or even the most liked recipes.

Forget popularity. I'm standing up usefulness!

So this collection of recipes are the most every-day recipes, special in their very every-day-ness, recipes destined to be made and remade so often they'll fast lose recipe status and become "just a little something you whipped up."

Truth is? I've personally made all but two of these recipes more than once, three many times, seven of the twelve many-many-many times. And I wasn't "recipe testing". I was just putting breakfast on the table. Or making lunch. Or a salad. In my kitchen? Those are the best recipes of all, the ones you pull out every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Best Everyday Vegetable Recipes. I hope one or two or three or even more will find a home in your kitchen too.

Anddddd ... because social media is oh-so-fun, I've already added each of these recipes to a Pinterest board called My Best Recipes – extra-easy for re-pinning! I will add recipes from prior years too, way back to 2002!

So okay, here you go, the Best Recipes of 2015. Which ones have your name on them? Let everyone know in the comments!




A Veggie Venture Special Useful & Informative Stuff

SPECIAL, USEFUL & INFORMATIVE "STUFF"


But before we get to those best everyday vegetable recipes, I'd like to highlight a few posts that are more than "just another recipe". Who'd like more of these in 2016? I would!

KITCHEN DESIGN
Ten Things I Love About Our New Kitchen
from Kitchen Parade

NEW HOW TO's
How to Cook Dried Chickpeas Especially for Hummus aka "Jerusalem Chickpeas"

NEW VEGETABLE 101's
What Are Root Vegetables?

NEW RECIPE COLLECTIONS
Pretty Ways to Serve Summer's Best Tomatoes

NEW MASTER RECIPES for VEGETABLES
Never-the-Same-Twice Vegetable Frittata
from Kitchen Parade
How to Make a Spinach Omelet, Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

January:
EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST EVERY DAY


It's too easy to grab a cup of coffee and a muffin or a banana on the run. But making time for breakfast, well, the payback is huge. This year, I made breakfast a priority, especially a protein-packed breakfast. With vegetables! This spinach omelet works with fresh spinach or thawed frozen spinach. Breakfast never tasted so good!

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Carb & Weight Watchers Friendly with Paleo & Whole30 Variations:
How to Make a Spinach Omelet


Kalamata Tuna Salad Bok Choy Wraps, Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

February:
LUNCH ON THE GO


I'm always on the hunt for quick, healthy, low-calorie, low-carb make-ahead lunches. Protein is a real priority, so is a healthy vegetable. Enter the tuna salad that for a year now, has captured my heart, one lunch after another. It's got olives, people!

Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Carb & Weight Watchers Friendly with Paleo & Whole30 Variations:
Kalamata Tuna Salad Bok Choy Wraps



Crazy-Good Cooked Cabbage, Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

March:
CRAY-ZEE, I KNOW, BUT CABBAGE CAN BE SO GOOD!


Cabbage is cheap to buy and so good to eat. If mayo-slathered coleslaw is your only experience with cabbage so far, this cooked cabbage will be a revelation. It takes on a gentle, natural sweetness that's completely captivating.

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Low Carb & Weight Watchers Friendly:
Crazy-Good Cooked Cabbage
Smitten Kitchen’s Avocado-Cucumber Salad, Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

April:
CAN YOU SAY A-D-D-I-C-T-I-V-E?


There's no counting how often I threw together this salad (and many of my own variations), including for a wedding brunch for 35! If you pick one recipe off this list of Best Everyday Recipes, make it this. And stock up on avocados ...

Vegetarian (Easily Veganized), Gluten Free, Low Carb & Weight Watchers Friendly:
Smitten Kitchen's Avocado-Cucumber Salad
Afghan Eggplant & Tomato Casserole (Borani Banjan), Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

May:
SPECTACULAR AFGHANI CUISINE


Afghanistan is always in the news but never for food. Afghan cuisine needs to be celebrated! This eggplant dish blew me away. Great for Meatless Monday.

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Carb & Weight Watchers Friendly:
Afghan Eggplant & Tomato Casserole (Borani Banjan)
Baked Eggs with Ratatouille Vegetables, Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Low Carb. Low Cal. Gluten Free. Paleo. Vegetarian. Whole30. Weight Watchers Friendly.

June:
MORE (VEGETABLE) JOY IN THE MORNING


Yep, that's more vegetables for breakfast. Is that part of your own routine? We do our very best to work vegetables into breakfast every single day. Y'think they'd be good with Fruit Loops?

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Carb, Weight Watchers Friendly, Paleo & Whole30:
Baked Eggs with Ratatouille Vegetables
Pickled Beet Salad with Fresh Blueberries & Mint, Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

July:
CALLING ALL BEET LOVERS!


Some times the simplest of recipes produce the most special results. This is another salad I made all summer long, oh how the blueberries "pop" with pickled beets! They don't call me the Beet Queen for nothin'!

Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Cal. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Paleo. Whole30. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real":
Pickled Beet Salad with Fresh Blueberries & Mint
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole with Caprese Tomatoes, Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

August:
CAULIFLOWER + FRESH MOZZARELLA = HEALTHY LOVE


This is my very first TwitteRecipe, so simple, it takes only 140 characters. And only a small amount of cheese, though you'd never know it, it's so cheesy.

Vegetarian, High Protein, Low Carb & Weight Watchers Friendly:
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole with Caprese Tomatoes
Green Pepper Frittata, Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

September:
SILKY SMOOTH, SOFT & CUSTARDY FRITTATA


If you could buy a red car for $15,000 and a green car for $5,000, really now, wouldn't you be happy as a bug on a green leaf in a green car? I thought so. Well that's why it pays to fall in love with green peppers for $.50, leaving their shiny-bright expensive red cousins in the grocery at $1.50. And when treated right – like in this silky smooth frittata that's an adaptation of this master recipe, Never-the-Same-Twice Vegetable Frittata – wow, you may never be tempted to go red again.

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Carb & Weight Watchers Friendly:
Green Pepper Frittata
Creamy Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats, Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

October:
WELCOMING THE GREAT PUMPKIN, HEALTHY-STYLE


Umm okay so there's a theme going on here, more breakfast food! I adore the texture of my Almost-Chewy Creamy Oatmeal, this is an October-November-ish variation, pumpkin and the all-important pumpkin spices and for natural sweetness, mashed banana.

Vegetarian, Gluten Free & Weight Watchers Friendly:
Creamy Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats
Roasted Eggplant Hummus ♥ (Eggplant & Chickpea Dip & Spread), Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

November:
WHAT THE HECK IS THIS STUFF? EXCEPT DELICIOUS.


It's half chickpea hummus and half eggplant baba ganoush. It's an ultra smooth spread, great for dipping or spreading. It's got a Middle-eastern feel. It's amazing. If only I knew what it was ... except delicious.

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Low Carb & Weight Watchers Friendly:
Roasted Eggplant “Hummus" (Eggplant & Chickpea Dip & Spread)
Christmas Cauliflower, Best Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

December:
COLORFUL CAULIFLOWER


So you know how cauliflower, especially roasted, is kind of um, shall we call it plain? Not Christmas Cauliflower! Here's it's all dressed up in red and green finery and ready to par-tay. PS And I think kids would love the joke of Christmas in April, say. :-)

Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Carb & Weight Watchers Friendly with Easy Adaptations for Paleo & Whole30:
Christmas Cauliflower
Best Vegetable Recipes for Everyday 2015 ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Want to eat more vegetables? Find new ideas and inspiration in this special year-end collection of everyday recipes for vegetable lovers. Many vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, paleo and Weight Watchers friendly recipes.

SO THAT'S IT!


What do you think?! I hope you like the collection because it belongs to you now, it's yours for everyday. If I missed a favorite recipe of yours, please do let me know! And if you'd like to explore the favorite recipes from other years, here are all the links.

THE MOTHER of ALL PAGES for
A Veggie Venture's FAVORITE RECIPES
Favorite Favorite Vegetable Recipes, all the years since 2005, just the favorites sorted by vegetable, by course, by cooking method

YEAR-by-YEAR
Best Vegetable Recipes of 2014
Best Vegetable Recipes of 2013
Best Vegetable Recipes of 2012
Best Vegetable Recipes of 2011
Best Vegetable Recipes 2010
Best Recipes 2005 - 2009
from A Veggie Venture

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Thank you for taking a moment to write! I read each and every comment, for each and every recipe, whether a current recipe or a long-ago favorite. If you have a specific question, it's nearly always answered quick-quick. ~ Alanna