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Cauliflower and Broccoli Gratin recipe. Spring Pasta with Egg & Greens. On cloudless, fog-less days, my kitchen door opens onto a sunny back patio.

Spring Pasta with Egg & Greens

I get the occasional visitor - cats, bees, butterflies, big spiders. It's always a surprise. The last few days there have been four birds that stop by late in the morning to sit on branches near the kitchen window. Double Broccoli Quinoa. This double broccoli quinoa bowl is a favorite of mine.

Double Broccoli Quinoa

I cook up lots of broccoli, then puree half of it into a pesto. The other half is cut into little florets. Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa Recipe at Epicurious. Photo by Romulo Yanes yield Makes 4 (side dish) servings active time 20 minutes total time 45 minutes.

Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa Recipe at Epicurious

Avocado And Four Bean Pasta Salad Recipe. Step 1 Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions, until just tender.

Avocado And Four Bean Pasta Salad Recipe

Veggie Tortiallas. …was just too good not to share!

Veggie Tortiallas

Quick Sweet Tater + Bean Tacos 1 small sweet tater [or 1/2 of a large] 1/2c kidney beans 2 small corn tortillas spinach s+p to taste 1-2t Earth Balance [or butter] {optional} garlic gold nuggets [~1t] salsa nutritional yeast Cut the sweet tater into cubes, place in a bowl with a few drops of water, and microwave until mashable. ~3min While microwaving, heat a large pan over medium heat on the stove and lightly grease. Place corn tortillas in the pan and crisp on both sides. ~5min total Mash the sweet potato and mix in the salt, pepper, garlic gold + Earth Balance. Mix in the beans with the sweet taters. Assemble tacos: tortillas –> small handful spinach –> sweet tater mixture –> nutritional yeast –> salsa.

Sweet Tater & Black Bean Veggie Burger. Yesterday we had, “the almost burger.”

Sweet Tater & Black Bean Veggie Burger

Today we have, “the burger.” Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies. I am so in love with these darn chocolate lava cookies!

Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies

What is it about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie stuffed with decadent, rich, melted chocolate that makes it so irresistible?? Especially when topped with vanilla ice cream. Moist Chocolate Cake w Coffee. HERSHEY'S Recipes. A brownie by any other name… Love brownies.

A brownie by any other name…

Love their shiny, flaky top that shatters into micro-thin shards that shower onto your fingers as you eat. Love their dark, gooey center. Their “chocolate nirvana” flavor. Sometimes can’t deal with the bake, wait to cool, cutting into squares messiness and fuss of brownies. Pumpkin & Sage Risotto. I have a goal this year.

Pumpkin & Sage Risotto

Well, this week. And next week. To finally…FINALLY, post a decent amount of holiday recipes before the actual holiday. Butternut Squash, Sage & Pinenut Pasta. The thing that makes this pasta a little different is the step of pan-frying all the ingredients together.

Butternut Squash, Sage & Pinenut Pasta

This deepens all the flavors and gives the pasta that slightly crispy, browned taste that you find in Chinese pan-fried noodles. It also is a very hospitable dish; leave out the cheese and you can feed it to your vegan friends. Overall, this makes a heavenly plate of pasta - and I can hardly take credit for it.

The chef at my wedding executed it brilliantly. After the leftovers were gone my new husband was so morose, I really had to recreate it as soon as possible! Pumpkin and Feta Muffins. You all know by now, I love self-published cookbooks. Particularly ones with a strong point of view, thoughtful design, and inspired recipes. How to Cook Asparagus. Asparagus with Guy Kawasaki’s Teriyaki Chicken For dinner at home, with or without company, I like to serve asparagus because fresh asparagus can get cleaned, trimmed and steamed in the microwave in less than 10 minutes.

I steam the “spears” just to the point where they are tender but still have a bite to them. Then I just add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and sometimes a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and the asparagus is ready to serve. Buy asparagus that has nice bright green stalks and doesn’t look dry or shriveled. Depending on the season, you can buy asparagus that is pencil thin or stalks that are three times thicker than a pencil! Asparagus is sold by the bunch. Tofu & Vegetable Stir-fry. Step 1 Cook the noodles in a large saucepan of boiling water for 1-2 minutes or until separated and tender. Drain well. Step 2 Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok over high heat until just smoking. Add the tofu and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until light golden and heated through. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Step 3 Heat the remaining oil in the wok over high heat. Source Australian Good Taste - March 2006 , Page 44 Recipe by Kerrie Sun. Roast Vegetable Lasagne Recipe. Roasted vegetables are layered with tender pasta and a creamy cheese sauce and finished with bubbly, melted cheese.

This rich vegetarian dish is just as delicious when reheated. Serves 6-8. We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes. Vegetable Enchiladas. Roasted Eggplant Salad with Smoked Almonds & Goat Cheese. The eggplant is tossed with olive oil and a touch of vinegar, smoked paprika and cumin, and roasted until soft and buttery. Then I toss it with chopped smoked, salted almonds, goat cheese, parsley, and a touch of lemon. It's comforting yet fresh, hearty yet light. Smoky, a little tangy, rich. Vegan Tofu and Vegetable Pot Pie. Tomato, Broccoli & Mozzarella Pasta Casserole. Crustless Mini-Quiches. Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but who has time to cook a hot one before heading out the door? Make a batch of these mini-quiches; they freeze great and reheat in minutes as hot breakfast bites. Warm Golden Beet Salad with Greens and Almonds. Baked Egg Boat recipe.

Breakfast is my favorite meal. 25 clever ideas to make life easier. No Bake Energy Bites. I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days. Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Kitchen Helpers. I found these helpful charts last week and just had to share! Both of these beauties are from Chasing Delicious (aka one of the most fab foodie blogs out there)! Aren’t they faaaaabulous?! Top 10 Vegetarian Mains. Mac and Cheese Cups.

Miso Sesame Winter Squash. In the last week I've done a bunch of things. I returned to a vintage shop, just up the street, to buy a pair of old metal kitchen stools (painted a muted shade of robin's egg blue). Most gawked all-time.