Leafy greens are one of the hardest foods for me to consume regularly. Spinach and kale are the easy ones. I devour kale salads when I bother to make them, and I try to mix spinach into dishes like quesadillas or lasagna. I mixed chard into enchiladas before, but I was inspired by Joanne@Eats Well with Others to try a pesto! This spicy cauliflower Swiss chard pesto pasta recipe was amazing! Seriously, I surprised myself with how much I loved it, and I found a new way to enjoy more leafy greens like chard. Continue reading →
Simple pasta meals like bolognase were common when I was a kid. Mom could whip them up in hurry, and everyone would eat them! Some vegan versions of meat based foods are just not the same. This recipe is no different. It’s not the same, I think it’s better! Rich mushrooms and healthy proteins from lentils make this vegan mushroom lentil bolognase a pasta dish you’ll want to serve again and again! Continue reading →
Back when I posted my Lentil Loaf recipe I told you all that meatloaf was a favorite food of mine as a child. Well, my other favorite food was lasagna. Mom would always ask us what meal we wanted to have for our birthdays, and I always chose lasagna. Now I make a veggie version, and I love this small batch veggie lasagna because it only makes 4 servings. With only two of us in the house, we don’t have to eat lasagna until we are tired of it! Continue reading →
My three bean chili recipe is an absolute favorite at my house! When ever I make a batch of chili, I always hoard some leftovers in the freezer for other meals. What, I just love chili! This one pot vegetarian chili mac recipe reminds me a lot of my classic chili, and therefore is anther favorite that would get hoarded… if there were ever any leftovers! Continue reading →
Every year when summer rolls around, I can’t wait for the fresh produce to start filling my plate. However when fall gets here, I seem to have a hard time giving up summer. I love fall vegetables, like butternut squash, but I’m just not over summer yet… Even though it’s almost the end of September. This Mediterranean Pasta Plate with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce is fresh and fast! It’s a great way to use the tomatoes and cucumber that I’m still getting in my CSA! Continue reading →
Most of us have heard the daunting numbers and statistics about food waste. The bottom line is that there is too much food that doesn’t get utilized. However, each of us can control the food waste that comes out of our own kitchens. When you buy carrots from the grocery store, their green tops have already been removed, but when you find them locally at a farmers market or in a CSA, often times they come with their greens. This carrot top pesto ravioli with grilled carrots is an awesome way to utilize the entire carrot plant! Continue reading →
It is amazing to me how simple cooking can be when you use quality ingredients. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to taste amazing. This carrot kale and white bean ragu makes a delicious sauce for pasta, and many other uses. The quality ingredients make this sauce a winner that is incredibly simple to put together. Continue reading →
Quick meals are a must for many cooks. Having a few easily adaptable recipes makes quick meals that much more simple – you can use what you have on hand and skip the trip to the grocery store. Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein is fresh and fast to put together on those busy weeknights without much time. Continue reading →
I love foods you can dip. Ok, maybe I just love finger foods and eating with my hands. I feel like a kid again. Or maybe it’s the dip. Dips add another dimension of flavor and texture to the food. I love dips! Whatever your reason to dig in with your hands, this recipe has it all. Crunchy coating and savory sauce. Dig in!
Today I have a simple recipe to share. I have always loved ravioli, a comfort food from my childhood. This bake is lasagna like, with layers of noodles, cheese, sauce, and veggies. If you still have family hanging around after the holidays, this dish can be adapted to fit anyone’s taste. It goes in and out of the oven in a cinch!