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Category: Vegetarian

Pesto Pasta with Green Beans and Potatoes

Pesto Pasta with Green Beans and Potatoes

This Pesto Pasta with Green Beans and Potatoes is quick, easy and delicious. It is also healthy and a great meal for vegetarians. I made fresh pesto the other day because I had a lot of basil growing in my garden. When I posted a video of the Pesto preparation

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Pureed Kabocha Soup

Kabocha & Fennel Soup

I love this Kabocha & Fennel Soup! It is sweet, creamy a bit spicy and so satisfying. The preparation has several steps but it is not a difficult recipe. Start with a good vegetable stock. I always say this but the stock comprises half of the ingredients so it needs

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Broccoli Soup with Cheddar and Parmesan

Broccoli Soup with Cheddar and Parmesan

It’s warm, it’s creamy, it’s cheesy… and it’s light! Broccoli Soup with Cheddar and Parmesan is a lighter version of the usual cream of broccoli soup. I like to use a combination of cheddar and Parmesan cheese to get a sharp cheesy vibe going. In addition to the cheese, I use

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Indian Spiced Chickpea Stew with basmati rice

Indian Spiced Chickpea Stew

When you want something that you can throw together at the last minute, consider making this Indian Spiced Chickpea Stew. It’s a dish fragrant with cumin and garam masala (classic Indian spices) and to make it pantry-friendly, I use both canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and canned tomatoes plus onion and

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Why is this Roasted Red Pepper Pasta so good? The peppers have a subtle sweetness when you roast them, then they get a shot of spice from sautéed garlic and the cashews add some texture. In the end, the sweetness of the peppers is balanced out with the salty-brininess of

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Green Beans with Garlic and Hazelnuts

If you are looking for a healthy side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, this is a good one. Green Beans with Garlic and Hazelnuts is the perfect addition to your table. A healthy option for your Thanksgiving dinner spread Because it is not heavy with cream or butter, just some

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Creamy Mushroom Toast

Creamy Mushrooms on Grilled Bread

Ahhhh… Creamy Mushrooms on Grilled Bread… just try not to make it and eat it everyday… First, sauté a bunch of mushrooms with garlic, thyme and some half and half, next, take a big slice of fresh ciabatta bread then grill it until golden and crisp. And lastly, pile the mushrooms

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A pile of Triple Ginger Cookies

Chewy Triple Ginger Cookies

If you love ginger and you are not afraid of a little spice, this cookie recipe is for you! It is a triple threat…fresh ginger, powdered ginger and crystalized ginger make these Chewy Triple Ginger Cookies the perfect sweet and spicy treat. I love them with a cappuccino in the

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Vegetarian Black Bean & Kale Enchiladas

Black Bean & Kale Enchiladas

I made a pot of black beans last week that were so tasty on their own but I wanted to utilize them in another easy recipe. Black Bean & Kale Enchiladas are extremely simple to throw together and if you make the enchilada sauce beforehand, they only take a few

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cilantro Vinaigrette

I’m one of the crazies that loves brussels sprouts and have been trying to perfect this recipe for a while. This recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cilantro Vinaigrette has finally solved my quest for the perfect sprout. They are cooked to crispy perfection but as good as roasted brussels

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