Category Archives: Vegetarian Main Dishes

Vegetable Lentil Pot Pie

Vegetable Lentil Pot PieI love comfort foods that are loaded full of veggies.  You can feel like you are treating yourself, while you’re getting your quota of veggies for the day.  It’s a total win-win scenario.  Pot pies were a favorite meal of mine growing up, therefore this vegetable lentil pot pie fits the best of both worlds for me.  It’s a total comfort food, and still very healthy. Continue reading

Wild Rice and Vegetable Soup

Wild rice and vegetable SoupI love to make soup out of whatever I might happen to already have on hand.  If you have a good broth and a few veggies, you can certainly come up with a dinner worthy meal.  In this soup, I used the last of my wild rice.  Wild rice is a wonderful grain; it’s chewy and adds great color.  In this wild rice and vegetable soup I used what I had on hand for vegetables including onion, celery, carrot, and spinach.   Continue reading

African Peanut Stew with Kale

African Peanut Stew

When I first came across the idea of peanut stew, I did not like the sounds of it.  Peanuts will get soggy when they’re stewed, and that texture might be weird.  They are great made into butter, however. The creamy butter from the peanuts is the star in this dish, not stewed peanuts.  Don’t be afraid! Continue reading

Arugula Pesto Pasta

Pesto and pasta were made for each other.   Any kind of pesto, and any kind of pasta.  Tah Dah!  You have a delicious meal.  However, If you have never had arugula pesto, you have to give this a try.  Arugula is from the mustard family and is known for its peppery flavor.  When concentrated into a pesto, it’s a flavor explosion!

Arugula Pesto Pasta

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Farmers Market Quesadilla

I needed a quick, single serving, lunch today and this quesadilla hit the mark!  I went to the farmers market this morning knowing that I had one tortilla left over in the fridge.  I circled like a vulture checking out all the fresh produce trying to decide what I should fill the tortilla with.

Farmers Market Quesadilla

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Vegetarian Paella with Smoked Tofu

I first came across paella in a cooking magazine.  It was a seafood paella and used whole lobsters and shrimp.  I didn’t know what the dish was at the time, but I could tell it was very extravagant indeed.  I was a poor college student and would never be able to afford such a luxury.  However, the dish intrigued me and stayed in the back of my mind for some time.

Paella is served

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Peach Pizza with Blue Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle

Peach pizza with blue cheese and balsamic drizzle

This recipe is a very different twist on pizza.  Fresh peaches make it a summertime classic.  Blue cheese and a balsamic reduction drizzle take this peach pizza over the top!  I remember the first time I saw the idea for this recipe and I couldn’t wait to try!  Find yourself some peaches while they are still in season, you’ll thank me. Continue reading

Greek Wheat Berry Salad

Greek is one of my favorite salad types.  Greek salads always include bold flavors and lots of color!  This salad is perfect for the summertime using fresh and widely available produce, like cucumbers and tomatoes.  I like to make a big batch to take to work all week long.  Everyone is jealous at lunch time when I open up my mug!

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Taco Pizza

Taco pizza is a total comfort food for me.  I grew up in a small town where the only fast food was the local gas station that made pizza.  We didn’t have take out pizza often, but it was always a treat.  Taco pizza was always my favorite, so I created a taco pizza that is vegetarian to remind me of the old comfort food I grew up on.

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