Archive | January, 2012
Chipotle Chickpea Wrap

Chipotle Chickpea Wraps (Vegan)

“I love chickpeas and how versatile they are.  I usually prepare a batch of dried chickpeas once a week and put them in the refrigerator to be used when I need a last minute throw-together recipe.  I have found if all else fails, you can throw them in a wrap with some veggies and some […]

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Sundried Tomato & Italian Sausage Pasta-2

Sundried Tomatoes and Vegan Italian Sausage Over Quinoa Rotelle

“When I discovered meatless Italian “sausage” last week, it opened a whole new world to meal ideas for my family. I am a strict vegetarian but my husband and son are not. Although they eat mostly vegetarian they do enjoy a meaty dish every now and then.  Since I won’t cook meat or allow it […]

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Lentil and "Sausage" Stew

Famously Delicious Lentil and “Sausage” Stew (Vegan)

“In my meat-eating days, I was famous well known for my sausage, chicken and lentil stew. It was something I had perfected over my 15-year marriage and it was on top of the request list for friends and guests.  When I started my vegetarian lifestyle, I thought this would be an easy adaption.  I made a few […]

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Roasted pepper and mushroom lasagna

Wild Mushroom, Roasted Bell Pepper and Tortilla Layered Lasagna (Vegetarian or Vegan)

“After 16 years of marriage, I am still finding out new facts about my husband.  For instance just last week I discovered I really didn’t know my husbands favorite style of food.  I’m a soup girl. But I noticed that the soups I’ve been making lately have not been devoured by my family as quickly […]

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Lemon Ginger Pecan Oatmeal Cookies 2-1

Lemon-Ginger Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

“Spice up your run-of-the-mill oatmeal cookies with lemon, ginger and pecan’s.  These come out crisp on the outside and chewy in the center. Yummy!” -Contributed from my baking bud, Bonny Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1  teaspoon grated fresh ginger Zest of a whole lemon (about 1 tablespoon) 1  teaspoon […]

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quinoa and roasted pepper chili 3-1

Roasted Red Pepper and Quinoa Chili (Vegan)

“A super simple and light chili alternative with roasted red pepper, spicy poblano peppers and protein packed quinoa.  You can change up the zucchini for another favorite including additional bell peppers or even beans. Delicious and perfect for an quick weeknight meal.” -adapted from Cooking Light Ingredients 2 red bell peppers 2 poblano chiles 4 […]

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sweet potato enchiladas - left

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chipotle Enchiladas

“Vegetarian Times touted this dish as their reader recipe contest winner in their December 2011 issue.  For a non-traditional enchilada recipe to win the cover photo for their holiday issue, I knew this had to be something special . . . and it is!  I don’t especially love sweet potatoes in savory casseroles but when […]

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White Bean Minestrone-1

White Bean Minestrone (Vegan)

“I love minestone soup but I like to make it with extra beans instead of pasta to up the nutrition and lower the extra calories that the pasta can add.  Of course, this has one of my favorite “secret” ingredients that I like to add to tomato-based brothy soups. . . worchestershire sauce.  This adds an […]

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Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup (Vegan)

“Most of us love that warm bowl of Hot and Sour Soup that they serve at many Asian restaurants before your meal.  Its comforting taste seems to clear the head and relax the soul.  It’s also light, refreshing and low calorie.  Yet, many of us haven’t given this delicious soup a try in our own home […]

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