Category: Vegetarian

Broccoli with Ginger Garlic Sauce

Broccoli with Ginger Garlic Sauce

[ 2 ] April 4, 2014 |

Fresh gingerroot and garlic add extra flavor to simple, steamed broccoli. This is a quick, easy side dish packed with nutrients. Steam broccoli for a few minutes first and then stir fry with garlic and ginger in a flavorful asian sauce made from soy sauce and chili garlic sauce. If you are looking  to add a […]

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Winter Vegetable Lasagna with Marinara Sauce

Winter Vegetable Lasagna with Marinara Sauce

[ 2 ] March 27, 2014 |

The sweet squash pairs beautifully with the marinara sauce in this winter vegetable lasagna. Lasagna means comfort food. For a great vegetarian meal, give this winter vegetable lasagna a try. A good vegetarian lasagna is one my favorite comfort foods to indulge. I specially enjoy the sweetness of the squash. I often make lasagna according […]

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Quinoa Zucchini Lasagna

Quinoa Zucchini Lasagna

[ 3 ] March 12, 2014 |

I’m a big fan of quinoa. Quinoa’s versatility, convenience, and healthy qualities make it the perfect ingredient for a tasty vegetarian meal. For a great meatless dish, try this  Quinoa Zucchini  Lasagna. And everyone loves a good lasagna. Substituting quinoa for meat is a great way to keep the protein, and this quinoa lasagna with zucchini […]

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Eggplant and Tofu with Plum Sauce

Eggplant and Tofu with Plum Sauce

[ 1 ] March 8, 2014 |

If you’ve never cooked tofu before, it’s time to give it a try. This purely delicious recipe for Eggplant and Tofu with Plum Sauce is simple and will have your family raving. Tofu is an excellent source of protein and heart-healthy fats. This vegetarian staple is a curd made from mashed soybeans, and with a […]

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Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

[ 3 ] January 20, 2014 |

  I think I love this recipe for Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes because it includes all of my favorite foods in one serving. These stuffed sweet potatoes make an easy meal for a quick weeknight dinner.   This particular recipe has a Mexican flair, with the black beans, cumin, and cilantro. But you could […]

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Protein Chia Bites

Protein Chia Bites

[ 1 ] January 10, 2014 |

Chia has been used for energy for a couple of thousand years. These powerful protein chia bites are sweet enough to satisfy your cravings.  These protein bites are the perfect snack to have, right before heading out for a run or to work. Kids love these treats. Chia seeds help the body maintain sustained hydration. […]

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Hearty Vegetable Soup with kale

Hearty Vegetable Soup with kale

[ 0 ] January 4, 2014 |

This is my kind of soup. Hearty and tasty. This hearty vegetable soup with kale will warm you up. Plenty of vibrant vegetables. Add some beans or lentils for a more filling soup and enjoy a nice one-pot meal. Let’s talk about kale! There’s a reason why kale is the most popular of the greens […]

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Baked Tomatoes with Quinoa

Baked Tomatoes with Quinoa

[ 5 ] January 2, 2014 |

Packed with protein and vegetables, this recipe for baked tomatoes is full of flavor. We’re stuffing fresh tomatoes with quinoa, corn, and cheese for a delicious side dish or a meatless meal. Even though summer is over and tomatoes are not in season, once in a while, I can still find great tasting tomatoes at […]

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Red Dried Fruit Chutney

Red Dried Fruit Chutney

[ 4 ] December 14, 2013 |

Today we’re making Red Dried Fruit Chutney. Chutney is a condiment which usually consists of a mix of chopped fruits, vinegar, spices, and sugar cooked into a chunky spread. Most chutneys are on the spicy-hot side, but it’s easy to adjust the heat factor to your liking. This Red Dried Fruit Chutney is not spicy, […]

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Overnight Maple Buckwheat in a Jar

Overnight Maple Buckwheat in a Jar

[ 14 ] December 12, 2013 |

Meet my new morning friend—Overnight Maple Buckwheat in a Jar. Making this filling, nutritious breakfast the night before is an amazing way to start the morning. This recipe gives my body a burst of energy to take on my day. With just a little bit of prep the night before, you’ll love this grab-and-go super […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

[ 5 ] December 9, 2013 |

I am proud to announce my participation in a face off sponsored by Ancient Harvest this holiday season. The challenge is to create a quinoa chopped-style recipe using a specific set of holiday ingredients, starring Ancient Harvest Quinoa Harmony Tri-Colored Blend organic quinoa. The other four ingredients featured in this face off include ginger, apple cider, […]

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Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash Rings

Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash Rings

[ 4 ] November 23, 2013 |

Food is such a seasonal thing, and even though squash is available in every season, it still reminds me of fall. This recipe for Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash Rings makes an elegant and healthy fall side dish. Acorn squash is easy to recognize; it looks like a giant acorn. It’s one of the most popular winter […]

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Heavenly Quinoa and Sweet Potato Cakes

Heavenly Quinoa and Sweet Potato Cakes

[ 22 ] November 12, 2013 |

These Quinoa and Sweet Potato Cakes are little patties of heaven! The seasoning and texture are just perfect. I’m officially addicted to these. I’m always looking for more ways to cook with quinoa, and even if I have to brag, I must say these patties are absolutely delicious. If you have leftover quinoa, these quinoa […]

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Apple-Suffed Acorn Squash

Apple-Suffed Acorn Squash

[ 2 ] November 11, 2013 |

This apple stuffed acorn squash recipe makes a delightful side dish. Colorful and tasty. Winter squash come  in many varieties, colors, and sizes. I use butternut squash and acorn squash most frequently because they have a pleasing flavor.  Winter squash are starchy vegetables and tend to range from slightly sweet to fairly sweet. Choose a […]

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No-Bake Protein Goji Berry Granola Bars

No-Bake Protein Goji Berry Granola Bars

[ 3 ] October 28, 2013 |

I almost feel like I’m sharing a big revelation when I tell you about this no-bake recipe for protein goji berry granola bars. These bars only take a few minutes to make, and they’re far, far healthier than store-bought protein bars. Have you ever read the ingredients on a packaged protein bar? Most of them […]

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Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

[ 0 ] October 21, 2013 |

Start your week off on a heart- healthy foot with this healthy eggplant parmesan lasagna. Instead of frying breaded eggplant in oil, I layered sliced baked  eggplant with lasagna noodles to combine two favorite Italian-American dishes. This lasagna dish tastes just like the classic eggplant Parmesan layered between noodles, cheeses, and tomato sauce. If flat, no-boil lasagna noodles are not available, use […]

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