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Hello! Something you all probably don’t know about me is that long ago I was a vegetarian….FOR 3 YEARS! Crazy, right?!
You remember this dish… from every church pot luck, community cookbook, and Gramma’s table. Yes, THAT broccoli- rice casserole. Bubbly, cheesy, rich, and so very good. Old-fashioned comfort food, personified. Since I love using quinoa in everything calling for rice (less starchy, more protein) I thought I’d give it a try in this one. And it worked just as well.
Risotto is the first recipe that I ever mastered. To this day, I count this among my favorite comfort food, downing giant bowls whenever the opportunity arises. The classic recipe is made with white wine, but the substitution of a citrusy, medium-bodied craft beer only adds to the profile of flavors.
An all Mediterranean tart – an image of hummus, vegetables grilled with garlic oil & herbs on a olive oil flaky crust has been brewing in my head for a quite some time now. This is what spring time is about! Light flavorful and colorful meals and a lot of time outdoors with children and the trees. The spring tidings also chirped in lovely Jeanne’s Topless Tart Alert for Meeta’s Monthly Mingle .
I could’t wait to make these after seeing this recipe. I made a few alterations based on the ingredients I had (or rather, didn’t have) in my kitchen. I ended up making them with tofu instead of beans which worked out great.
Crave a veggie burger. One with Panko-crusted edges - infused with tender sweet potato and creamy, rustic white beans. Tall stacked on a toasted grain bun - crisp romaine leaves sprawling out the sides. Lime green avocado. Dijon.
I love the taste of lasagna, however the heavy amount of “starchy carbs” and greasy cheese often leaves me with a ‘weighed down/sluggish’ feeling. I created this veggie-filled variation that has all the wonderful textures and flavors of traditional lasagna, without the ‘heavy’ after-effects! I started by cutting my zucchini for the ‘noodles’…and like everything else I cook/bake, I just made it up as I went along with what I had in the house! <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
I love the taste of marinara and spaghetti sauce! The only problem is, most ‘foods’ that use a delicious red sauce are heavy pasta dishes. I decided to change that recently, when I made my favorite ‘turkey meat sauce’, by stuffing it in a red pepper, which I had a feeling would pair well with the tomatoes in the sauce. These stuffed red peppers turned out even better than I had imagined~ and they ended up being my lunch for the next three days in a row! I couldn’t get enough of this filling and satisfying dish, and I was thrilled at how easy it was to prepare, (not to mention I had lunch ready for the next three days!)
This lentil burger recipe uses very fast-cooking legumes that are very useful in healthy vegan recipes . I use split peas to make burgers in my vegan diet plan resource. Lentils are high in folic acid, iron and fiber, and low in fat. This makes them an excellent protein alternative in a healthy vegan diet.
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Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Whisk oil and butter in small bowl. Whisk mustard and next 3 ingredients in another small bowl. Run 2 thin metal skewers or soaked bamboo skewers parallel through each onion slice, placing skewers about 1 1/2 inches apart to keep slice intact. Trim ends of bamboo skewers.
Last week the wife-unit and I stopped into our friendly neighborhood Islands Restaurant to get some quick drinks and a snack prior to seeing Hot Tub Time Machine. We really weren’t sure going into the movie how good it was going to be so it made sense to have a drink or two just in case. Just so you know, its about a 2 or 3 drink movie for it to really be funny I think. For a snack we were limited to chips and salsa/guacamole and french fries so we went with the fries.