Posts tagged "vegetarian"
Arrabiata Sauce with Penne

Arrabiata Sauce with Penne

It’s no secret that I love spicy food, so I decided to make my family a nice batch of arrabiata sauce last weekend. It develops such an amazing flavor as the tomatoes simmer away with herbs, onion, and (my favorite) red pepper flakes! A pinch of sugar helps mellow out the acidity...
Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

A few years ago I tore this recipe out of a magazine, and then tweaked it by adding in garlic, worstechire sauce, changing up the veggie amounts, and occasionally adding red pepper flakes (gotta love spice).  It’s nice to get the family to eat some vegetarian recipes, especially with the popularity of...
Black Bean Bulgur Burgers

Black Bean Bulgur Burgers

Burgers aren’t just for meat lovers; there’s no reason vegetarians have to be excluded from burger heaven! At restaurants and BBQs, you’ll typically see a blandly dense black bean patty that tastes like cardboard and goes down even harder. So, a couple years ago, I started making my own burgers at home....
Chickpea Panzanella

Chickpea Panzanella

It’s no secret that I love chickpeas, and it’s definitely no secret that I’m addicted to bread. Because of these twin addictions, I thought it would be a great idea to include both ingredients in a simple panzanella salad. It’s surprisingly light with lots of fresh flavors (basil, oregano, veggies) and the...
Asiago, Red Peppers, and Potatoes

Asiago, Red Peppers, and Potatoes

A potato is one of the most versatile ingredients out there. A simple spud can be transformed into so many different dishes that you could probably go your entire life without every duplicating a recipe! In this dish, I slice the potatoes, partially boil them, layer the slices with red peppers and...
Eggy Penne with Vegetables

Eggy Penne with Vegetables

I’ve noticed that vegetable pasta dishes often lack any protein! Because of this observation, I decided to toss four eggs into a simple veggie pasta medley. The cheese adds excellent flavor, with subtle hints of garlic, spice, and sweet sundried tomatoes. I love the thin slices of zucchini scattered throughout the dish...
Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach

Another classic. Cream spinach is super simple to make, and takes relatively no time at all to cook…so it’s great for a last minute side dish! It’s a great way to include more greens into your diet. Sometimes I like to sprinkle some cheese into this dish, but the below recipe is...
Chickpea Vegetable Broil

Chickpea Vegetable Broil

My mom convinced me to put this chickpea and vegetable broil up. It’s a recipe I make frequently, but just never thought other people would be interested in. It’s really good, so I thought I’d finally share. Fresh veggies are mixed in with protein packed chickpeas, and then broiled under a cheesy...
Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

This recipe is my staple vegetable lasagna concoction. I think it was the first veg lasagna I ever came up with, and I kind of just stuck with it because it’s so good! Lasagnas are perfect to make in advance, and then just stick in the oven when you need it. I...
Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Simple soups are often the best soups out there. This recipe is great, fresh tasting, and it will surprise you how easy it is to make. Remember to snap the woody ends off of the asparagus – when you boil these ends, you’ll make an asparagus broth that adds a lot of...
White Asparagus Toasts with Garlic Aioli

White Asparagus Toasts with Garlic Aioli

White asparagus is an unusual ingredient; it’s asparagus that grew without any sunlight and has a milder asparagus taste. It’s great tossed in butter or dipped in something creamy, but I really wanted to make an appetizer with this veggie. So I decided to keep it simple – toast, mayo, asparagus, capers....
Tomato Tart

Tomato Tart

I love making hors d’oeuvres at home, especially when they look elegant but showcase a familiar flavor. That’s exactly what I do with these tomato tarts. They taste like mini pizzas but look like something catered. The tomatoes and cheese melt onto a puffed pastry crust; there’s huge flavor from minimal ingredients....