Category Vegetarian

Pumpkin Soup

I was going through old cookbooks that have been passed on along the years. I found one that my Mother in Law gave me that is titled "Light Cuisine" Cook Light ~ Eat Right, presented by Professional Home Economists in 1979. The recipe that most intrigued me was the pumpkin soup. I had never made it before and I had everything in my pantry at home. The woman who shared the recipe is Barbara Gershman...Read More

Lactose Free Creamy Broccoli Soup

What I love about this recipe is that you can adapt it any way you'd like. Use bacon. Don't use bacon. Use cheese. Don't use cheese. I'm lactose intolerant so this recipe was right up my alley. I'm also vegetarian; however made this with bacon so that I could share it with everyone else. It was wonderful and I would make it 100 more times. A huge thank you to Tammy Upshaw who gave me my first Dutch oven...Read More

Soba Salad with Soy-Wasabi Vinaigrette

I found this little gem of a recipe in Cooking Light magazine. It was part of a Cost Plus World Market advertisement. They give the recipe and let you know that you can find rice vinegar, soba noodles, wasabi paste and soy sauce at their store. Steamed vegetables retain more water-soluble nutrients than their boiled counterparts...Read More

Butternut Soup with Coconut Milk

A fall favorite, butternut squash shines brightest when used as a base for a rich, warming soup. Serve this full-flavored soup as a first course or as a smooth vegetable stew over rice with a side of cooked greens. We've used luxurious full-fat coconut milk, which yields a decadent, silky soup. You can use light coconut milk, if you prefer, for a soup with less body (and only 1g saturated fat per serving).Read More

Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole Copycat Recipe

You’ve got to love Pinterest. I don’t get on it often but when I’m winding down right before bed, I just poke around for a few minutes. Thankfully the week of Thanksgiving I stumbled upon this recipe for Boston Market’s copycat sweet potato casserole. In our Italian family we are not ones to have much beyond the meat, potatoes, rolls, and dessert...Read More

Orzo Salad

Halloween weekend we had our family friends come stay with us. Emily brought this fabulous orzo salad that I just couldn’t get enough of. While we were getting pedicures you told me all the steps and ingredients to make this orzo salad. That Sunday night I immediately hit Trader Joe’s to purchase everything. It is very quick to make...Read More

BLT Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich

A BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) is a type of bacon sandwich. The standard BLT is made up of five ingredients: bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and bread. The BLT evolved from the tea sandwiches served before 1900 at a similar time to the club sandwich, although it is unclear when the name BLT became the norm. As a little girl, my mom would make an entire package of bacon...
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Edamame Quinoa Salad

While skimming through my mom’s magazine while she was on the phone yesterday, I ran across this quinoa salad. When I left her house I immediately headed to Vitamin City Health food store in San Dimas for the items I knew I didn’t have at home, edamame and grape tomatoes. I love that store. If you are ever near there, pop in! There’s something for everyone...
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We have close family friends that are Argentine and make their Chimichurri from scratch. Every time we go to their home, there is always fresh chimichurri, bread and grilled sausages. My husband loves chimichurri but he’s not a veggie person. I wanted to find a recipe that didn’t call for so much parsley but still had the same consistency and similar flavors as an authentic chimichurri...
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Quinoa Vegetarian Chili

Chili is always made with meat. My husband even walked over and told me that the only thing wrong with the chili was that it was missing ground beef. When I made him take a bite he took back what he said. He dove in for another bite and then kept grabbing tortilla chips and dipping them in my bowl of chili after he ate his hamburger. He will now be having his own Chili Size tonight...

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