Veggie-Packed Fried Rice + Giveaway

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You all know I love using up leftovers in new and creative ways. The beauty of fried rice is that is the ultimate “use up all the veggie scraps in your fridge” meal. Just make sure everything is cut to approximately the same size and shape so that it cooks evenly, and you’re good to go. I’m now realizing I should have used up the collard greens in my refrigerator for this fried rice, because it’s looking limp and past its prime. I guess tonight’s soup is going to have some thinly sliced collards mixed in!

Psst: Don’t miss the cookbook giveaway after the recipe!

Veggie Fried Rice


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My Set, My Brussels Sprouts

Have you ever wished you could customize a cookware set for the way you love to cook? Well now you can, with Your Set by Calphalon. I was lucky enough to receive two incredibly versatile pieces, and I used them for some of my favorite dishes.

See how I used the AccuCore Stainless Steel 3-quart Sauté Pan and Unison Non-stick 10″ Omelet Pan for My Set, My Brussels Sprouts.

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


At Thanksgiving dinner, our turkey was cooked to perfection, the mashed potatoes were creamy and the cornbread was tender.  But by far the most popular dish on our Thanksgiving table was the Brussels sprouts, pan-roasted and tossed with brown butter, pecans and Romano cheese.  The full recipe is on Relish.

I was lucky enough to be sent two pans from Calphalon’s Your Set cookware line, the AccuCore Stainless Steel 3-quart Sauté Pan and the Unison Non-stick 10″ Omelet Pan.  Your Set by Calphalon helps you completely customize your cookware set, so you aren’t stuck with a bunch of pans you’ll never use like you might be with other cookware sets.  I adore the AccuCore stainless steel because it has a wide, flat bottom, perfect for cooking large amounts of vegetables.  I can’t wait to use it for small-batch jams and preserves, too.  As for the Unison Nonstick, I’ve finally found a durable nonstick cookware that isn’t made with Teflon, making it safe for me to use around our pet bird (and giving me peace of mind about our health as well).  Visit the Your Set by Calphalon web page to learn more.

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