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Creamy Caprese Pasta. Sigh.

Creamy Caprese Pasta

It’s Monday. I know. You probably don’t have a smile on your face. Maybe you woke up 35 minutes late and couldn’t wash your hair. Dumped hot coffee on your new white shirt? That only means one thing. Mondays are for grown ups. Black Bean-Quinoa Burgers Recipe. Spinach & Lemon Quinoa Bake. I came across this recipe and just knew I had to make it vegan. After a few modifications, it’s now an awesome vegan dish that is even easier to put together than the original recipe. Recipe Notes I replaced the cottage cheese and eggs with vegan sour cream and Ener-G egg replacer . I left the breadcrumbs out to make it lighter/healthier, and everything still holds together nicely.

I added lemon zest, which results in such a fresh flavor. Vegetarian Recipes. Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower 'Wings'. Card Search - Search: "Modern" The Meatless Challenge: 7 Vegetarian Meals for $10 or Less. Photo: sarniebill1 With so many laudable but expensive food movements like buying organic and fair trade, you’ve got to love one that cuts your grocery bill.

The Meatless Challenge: 7 Vegetarian Meals for $10 or Less

Meatless Monday has become a trendy thing to do for both home cooks and restaurants, largely for its sustainability. (The gist: meat requires more land, water and energy to produce, and releases more greenhouse gases.) But following the trend is also a great way to save on grocery costs. Prices have risen along with the growing middle class in developing countries. Chinese Crispy Fried Tofu with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe. It feels like yesterday, but the memory is fresh.

Chinese Crispy Fried Tofu with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Eons ago, I happened to spot some "white slabs" sitting next to my all time favorite Paneer, in the aisle of the grocery store I frequented. See, I was this good girl who went shopping for my mom during the weekends, all on my own, so that my mom can relax her feet. Vegetarian. Cold Sesame Noodles March 11, 2014 Cold Sesame Noodles Serves 2 to 3 Adapted from Saveur Ingredients: ½ lb whole wheat spaghetti, cooked al dente, according to package directions (soba noodles also work, but I find they have a slightly bitter after-taste that’s distracting) – $2.19 4 Tablespoons sesame oil, divided – stock 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce – stock 1 […] Read the full article → Classic Chickpea Hummus February 17, 2014 Classic Chickpea Hummus Makes about a pint Slightly adapted from Simply.Food Ingredients: 15-oz can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed – $1.29 1 clove garlic – stock 2 tablespoons water – stock 1 tablespoon olive oil – stock 3 teaspoons tahini (sesame seed paste) – $4.79 2 teaspoons lime juice – $0.59 Freshly […]


Zucchini Pancakes with Sriracha Sour Cream. Weekday Vegetarian: Spinach and Avocado Salad with Garlic Mustard Vinaigrette. Best Make-Ahead Meals. Lunch Recipes: Vegetarian Lunch Sandwich Recipes - Martha Stewart. White Pizza with Spinach and Tomatoes. With my last pizza creation, my chicken teriyaki pizza, I broke my pizza stone.

White Pizza with Spinach and Tomatoes

I had got that stone from Pampered Chef a few years ago, and have never been thrilled with the results. I am kind of glad it broke, but it’s not like I intentionally threw it on the floor or something. I didn’t carelessly toss it in the sink, or even slam it on the counter. All I did was grab it, and lift if off the counter. It almost seemed as if the pizza was so heavy, the pitiful little stone just broke from the weight of the pizza. To replace it, I got an Airbake pizza pan. Say 'Yes' to Pesto. Sauteed Vegetable Gyros. As a teenager my husband worked as a stage-hand in a night club where they use to give them one meal voucher a night.

Sauteed Vegetable Gyros

And the meal was for a gyro. He use to live off of them when he was working at the night club. Mouthful - Frugal Feasts: Broccoli and Cheese calzones. I'm a day late on Frugal Feasts. My apologies; although I doubt you guys have been eagerly waiting for its arrival. I wanted to offer another vegetarian recipe because eating a few meatless meals each week is a definite way to be more frugal. I grabbed Mollie Katzen's latest book, "Get Cooking," off the shelf.

It is a good primer for the person in your life learning to cook. Her recipes give very explicit basic instructions for the newbie in the kitchen. Greek Style Mac and Cheese. Monday, March 28, 2011 Greek Style Mac ‘n Cheese Introducing the McGowan family!

Greek Style Mac and Cheese

Angie and her family are fellow Floridians and they publish the popular Eclectic Recipes blog and the fact that she has a recipe category called “Spanglish” wins my heart. Guest Post: Jessica of ‘How Sweet It Is’ Presents Roasted Garlic, Red Pepper and Mushroom Quinoa. One of my favorite ways to make a dish taste indulgent without lots of calories is to add roasted garlic.

Guest Post: Jessica of ‘How Sweet It Is’ Presents Roasted Garlic, Red Pepper and Mushroom Quinoa

When roasted, garlic becomes caramelized, sweet and buttery, adding a burst of flavor to any dish. Recently, I paired it with the protein-packed grain, quinoa, which has become a favorite in our house. NY Times Best Seller & Celebrity Natural Food Chef. Great veggie lasagna!

NY Times Best Seller & Celebrity Natural Food Chef

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 8 ounces whole wheat lasagna noodles 15 ounces part-skim ricotta 1/3 cup chopped basil 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 1/3 cup packaged pesto 4 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella Preparation Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the ricotta, basil, and pine nuts in a small bowl. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Repeat with another 1/3 of the pesto, the remaining noodles, the remaining ricotta-herb mixture, then cover the whole thing with the pesto. Bake for 30 - 45 minutes or until heated through and bubbling. Black Bean and Guac Burrito – Naturally Ella.

I’m not sure if it is all the cold weather we’ve had recently or the thought of leaving for Brazil in two week but my mind has been on my trip to Costa Rica from last summer. I guess I just miss the warm weather and the great food. I really wish I could go back and spend a week just eating! Since I can’t eat my way through Costa Rica (at least not yet), I keep trying to recreate meals that I enjoyed while I was down there.

The first was Gallo Pinto - a traditional rice and bean dish for breakfast. Today’s post does not involve traditional Costa Rican food but instead burritos- my favorite meal from the cafe good vibrations. Vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) There are few better comfort foods than Vietnamese phở.

Vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

When I'm on the verge of a cold or in need of a culinary pick-me-up, I sit down to a restorative bowl of aromatic broth, slippery rice noodles, and fresh, customizable garnishes. Between the broth, noodles, and assorted garnishes like onions, herbs, chiles, and lime, phở (pronounced "fuh" not "foe") is a wonderful interplay of textures and flavors. Traditionally, the soup is made with beef or chicken bones. Love That Quinoa Burger! « November 1, 2010 by Linda So yummy! If you want a change of pace that’s meat-free, yet full of protein, fiber, and very filling…this might be for you.