I really want to try this recipe! It sounds deelicious.
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
12 ounces pasta, your choice
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons tamari
Ground black pepper to taste
1 14 oz. can artichoke…
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces carrots, sliced and steamed
1/4 cup canned low-sodium vegetable broth
16 ounces herbed tofu
8 ounces vegan cream cheese
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup nutritional yeast, optional
12 lasagna noodles, cooked
2 to 3 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 (16 ounce) bag spinach leaves
2 to 3 (14 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Add olive oil to a large skillet, place over medium-high heat until hot. Add parsley and garlic, saute for 1 minute. Add carrots and veggie broth; simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
2. Add herbed tofu, vegan cream cheese, and lemon juice; stir well. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the vegan cream cheese starts to melt. Stir in nutmeg. Add nutritional yeast if you’d like it a little bit more cheesy! Remove from heat; keep warm.
3. Place 3 lasagna noodles in bottom of an 11” x 7” baking dish. Spread tofu mixture over top, place 3 noodles on top of that, and spread tomato sauce and spinach on top of those. Repeat process until all noodles are used up. Top with spaghetti sauce.
4. Cover and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes until it is thoroughly heated. Usually a lasagna takes about 45 minutes to cook thoroughly.
I got this idea from a little cafe I visited in Mexico; the vegetarian options there weren’t plentiful, but this light little sandwich won my heart. Perfect for a warm afternoon, it fills you up without weighing you down, and takes about 5 minutes to make.
-2 slices of bread…
today i woke up cold & a little groggy after happy hour last night where i got a little too happy for quite a bit longer than an hour. my body was craving something healthful & detoxifying, but also something starchy to soak up the extra happy. the creamy warmth of the dish also put the feeling…
Baked Potato Soup
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups skim milk
- 6 large baking potatoes, scrubbed
- 1 cup sour cream
- Microwave potatoes until done.
- While potatoes are cooking make a roux over low to medium heat. Mix butter, margarine, or light olive oil, and flour. DO NOT BURN THE ROUX. When roux is thickened a bit, gradually blend in milk. Continue cooking over low to medium heat while preparing potatoes.
- Peel and cut up potatoes. You may want to mash some of the potatoes also. Add potatoes to the milk mixture. Blend in sour cream. Soup is ready to be served.
Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium eggplant, (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1/3 cup chopped pitted green olives
- 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
- 4 teaspoons capers, rinsed
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, (optional)
- 12 ounces whole-wheat angel hair pasta
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, or basil
Put a pot of water on to boil.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, until just softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add tomatoes, olives, vinegar, capers, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook, stirring, until the tomatoes begin to break down, 5 to 7 minutes more.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until just tender, about 6 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and divide the pasta among 6 shallow bowls. Spoon the sauce over the pasta and sprinkle parsley (or basil) on top.
Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Shells
- 24 jumbo pasta shells, (8 ounces)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 onions, finely chopped
- 2 pounds fresh spinach, trimmed and washed, or two 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
- 2/3 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
- 3 cups prepared marinara sauce, preferably low-sodium
Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook shells in a large pot of boiling water, stirring often, until just tender, about 15 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. If using fresh spinach, add it in batches and toss with tongs until wilted. Drain in a colander, pressing out excess moisture with the back of a spoon. Let cool. If using thawed frozen, add it to the onions and toss to mix well. Set aside.
Combine ricotta, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup Parmesan and nutmeg in a bowl; mix well. Add the reserved spinach and season with salt and pepper. Stir in egg white.
Stuff each of the reserved shells with a generous 2 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture. Spread 1 cup marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Arrange the stuffed shells in a single layer. Top with the remaining 2 cups of the sauce and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake until the top is golden and the shells are heated through, about 30 minutes. (If the top browns too quickly, tent loosely with foil.) Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Slimming Meatless Meals
- 1tablespoonolive oil
- 4large shallots, sliced
- 4cloves garlic
- 2jars (12 oz each) roasted red peppers, drained
- 1/2cupfresh squeezed orange juice (juice of 1 orange)
- 2medium eggplants, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices
- olive oil cooking spray
- 4ozgoat cheese
- 4kalamata olives, pitted and minced
- 1teaspooncapers, chopped
- 2tablespoonschopped fresh parsley
- For sauce
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook shallots and garlic until soft, about 1 minute. Reduce heat. Cook until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add peppers and juice; bring to a boil. Lower heat; simmer until peppers are soft, about 5 minutes. Cool. Puree in a blender. Pour into a 9” x 13” baking dish.
- For eggplant
Coat eggplants with cooking spray and broil on a baking sheet until golden on both sides, about 15 minutes. Heat oven to 400˚.
- For filling
Mash cheese, olives, capers and 1 tbsp of the parsley in a bowl. Place 1 tbsp of filling at the end of each eggplant slice; roll up. Lay seam side down in dish. Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Top with remaining 1 tbsp parsley.
259 calories per serving, 10.7 g fat (4.7 g saturated), 32 g carbs, 10.8 g fiber, 10.5 g protein
If you would like an easy but wonderful tasting side dish this is it my amazing Three Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes. This is a great dish for those tomato lovers you know. The tomatoes are stuffed with three cheeses: Parmesan, Swiss, provolone and baked to perfection. This is surely a side dish to die for.
Since the boyfriend and I have moved in together I have been trying out some of my recipes I have had saved up. Trying to turn him on to vegetarian foods might be more difficult than I originally thought.
I thought they were delicious. I did (as I normally do) forget to do one thing correctly. I…