Posts tagged "vegetarian"
White Bean and Artichoke Tarts

White Bean and Artichoke Tarts

No, this isn’t an April Fools joke, I am actually posting a recipe today. Who knew I had it in me haha. I know I constantly claim that I’ll become a better blogger and post this or that, but hey, I’m human and do the best I can with the limited free time that I...
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich w/ Balsamic & Almonds

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich w/ Balsamic & Almonds

If I was a practical food blogger, I’d follow the rest of the blogosphere and post holiday recipes to attract visitors and “oo”s and “ah”s from all my awesome readers. But nope, I’m ignoring social conventions to write about a grilled vegetable sandwich that screams summer. Thanksgiving is next week, I get it. But it...
Sautéed Zucchini and Peppers (My Go-To Veggies)

Sautéed Zucchini and Peppers (My Go-To Veggies)

I’m known as a vegetable pusher within my family. With every meal I bluntly ask if they’ve had any veggies. If the answer is no, I give a not-so-subtle disapproving glance in their direction that sometimes creates an argument. Is it the most effective way to endorce nutrition? Proooobably not. But what can I say;...
Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Ah, fall…the time of year when I bask in the glory of roasted vegetables as much as I can. Despite the fact that it’s been in the 70s for the last two days, you can really feel the season in the air. It’s crisp and chill with a sense of hustle and bustle everywhere you...
Traditional Lentil Soup

Traditional Lentil Soup

After a few gorgeous end-of-summer days, NJ was struck by some nasty rain and wind. It was such a bummer (I really wanted to go outside and play!) but the weather ended up being a blessing in disguise. I was stuck inside, so naturally I turned to food to cure my boredom. Because of the...
Garden Gazpacho

Garden Gazpacho

  Fresh summer produce always makes my mouth water. The smell, taste, and colors just scream “I’m delicious!”. Since almost everything in my garden and at the market has been so perfect this season, I really haven’t wanted to mess with it at all. I mean, if its not broke, why fix it. Because of...
Lentil Loaf

Lentil Loaf

Lentil loaf is something I would have never dreamed to serve my carnivorous family until a couple of years ago. They would have been like “this isn’t food…this is what food eats” (hilarious, I know). But recently their minds have changed. Why have they changed, you ask? Well, I forced my folks to try a...
Pesto Pizza

Pesto Pizza

The other day I realized that I rarely see pesto pizza listed on the menu of a restaurant. Think about it – when was the last time you saw it readily available and not just as an occasional special? Probably not for a while. Did you even know pesto pizza existed? Yes it does! In...
Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

These taste exactly like they smell – a glorious aroma of Mediterranean rustic-ness. In the oven, the smell of the melty juicy tomato mixed with all those Mediterranean flavors really blossom and get all toasty. You have garlic and onion and olives and capers and lavender and thyme and rosemary and basil. You seriously will...
Espinacas Con Garbanzos

Espinacas Con Garbanzos

A lot of countries seem to have their own version for spinach and chickpeas, including Turkey, India, and Spain. This recipe is for the Spanish variety (hence the sexy Spanish title!). You start off by toasting breadcrumbs in oil with garlic and a little onion. Then add some sweetly tart tomatoes that create a thick...
Samosa Pie/Casserole

Samosa Pie/Casserole

Indian and Indian fusion foods are the best! I can’t get enough. Usually they’re pretty healthy, but one guilty pleasure of mine is not – samosas. Those fried little glorious Indian dumplings. So good. I was really craving them the other day, but I didn’t want to pig out on fried stuff, so I decided...
Curry Lentil Soup

Curry Lentil Soup

It was very windy this past weekend, wasn’t it? After a short spring-feeling week, the chill set back in and Mother Nature reminded us that winter isn’t over yet! Not wanting to face the cold, I raided our pantry and decided to make a lentil soup with a kicked up Indian flavor profile. Cayenne, cinnamon,...