Beans and Lentils
Tofu and Meat replacements
Tarts, Pizzas and Quiches
Butternut Squash and Chickpea Malaysian Curry
This is a great hearty dish for a cold night with so many beautiful spices and aromas! The list of ingredients is long, but well worth it! Serve over a bowl of basmati rice for a true heavenly dinner!
Date Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpeas
This is just an amazing dish! Great served as a side dish for a formal dinner party or just over some rice or quinoa as an awesome main dish any night of the week! A fun tip...if you have leftovers scoop them onto your salad for a perfect lunch tomorrow!
Saffron Laced Chickpeas and Leeks
This is a beautiful main course to really impress your guests! The saffron threads add such nice color to the dish while adding just a slight floral sweetness!
Eggplant Rollatini with Ricotta and Kale
There’s nothing quite like beautiful fresh eggplant slices wrapped around cheese and baked till gooey perfection! I always love to double up the recipe, because it freezes really well! Bake one tonight and freeze the second one for another time!
Lentil Kale Filo Pockets
This elegant dish can be served as a main course or appetizer to impress company! Make a big batch and freeze on a baking sheet overnight, and then transfer to freezer bags. They will last for about 6 months in the freezer. When you are having company, pop a couple out of the freezer and bake!
Swiss Chard and White Bean Stuffed Sweet Potato
This is such an amazing combo! The perfectly roasted sweet potato mixed with caramelized swiss chard and creamy white beans! A great dinner!
Spaghettini with Portabellos and Pesto
In this recipe, I chose to use Spaghettini, which is slightly thinner than traditional spaghetti because I wanted something more delicate to make the other ingredients stand out. And boy did they ever! The pan fried portabellos and leeks paired with a robust fresh basil pesto –perfect dinner!
Fresh Fava Beans with Leeks and Swiss Chard
Whenever you can find fresh fava beans in their pods, grab them! They are simply delicious! The pods are actually edible and add lots of flavor to your dish. In this dish, I like to use only half the beans in their pods and remove the other half. This adds nice flavor and texture contrasts.
Kung Pao Tofu
This is a great Chinese take-out fave! Crispy tofu in a slightly sweet, slightly spicy peanutty sauce!
Flavors of Morocco Budha Bowl
If you are not yet familiar with a Budha Bowl, it is a big bowl of healthy food that usually includes: a grain, a protein, lots of veg and a yummy sauce! This one is jam packed with flavors of Morocco, between the spiced crispy chickpeas, pickles turnips and couscous - all drizzled with an oh so creamy tahini sauce! Yum!
Roasted Zucchini and Chickpeas with Kale and Kalamata Olives
This is a fabulous meal! The roasted tomatoes and onion give it a nice sweetness, combined with the lightly charred zucchini pieces bursting as you bite into them, and then of course the deep saltiness of the Kalamata olives! A full meal on its own or serve over couscous or rice!
Sweet Potato Taco Boats
Omg! These are amazing and just so east to prepare! The creamy sweet potato mixed with the beans, jalapenos and avocado – wow! A perfect dinner or appetizer! This recipe serves 2 for dinner or 4 as an appetizer.
Red Quinoa and Edamame Budha Bowl
In this Budha Bowl, I use red quinoa – well... just because it’s so pretty! As well as protein packed edamame and of course avocado! Dig in...It’s good for you!
This is a great hearty meal to come home to – best of all the crockpot does all the work for you! When making a crockpot meal, I always prepare my ingredients the day before and place them in the fridge in a large bowl. In the morning, I just throw everything together in the crockpot and leave for the day. When I come home dinner is ready! If you are doing so with this meal, I recommend keeping the rice separate from the other ingredients. Mix together in the crockpot in the morning.
Lentil Rice (Mujadara)
This is a real Middle Eastern bowl of comfort! Lentils, rice and fried onions all in one bowl – what more can you want!
Broccoli and Chickpea Stir Fry
These little chickpeas, although slightly unconventional in a stir fry are simply perfect! They crisp up ever so slightly which combines just right with the beautiful green broccoli!
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry
This is a nice hearty flavorful dish to come home to on a cold night! Serve over some basmati rice or with some grilled naan bread.
Crockpot Spaghetti Squah with Ricotta and Tomato
This is a great make ahead dish for those busy winter nights! In this dish the spaghetti squash cooks in its a hearty tomato sauce for hours, leaving the eaters rather than the cook to remove all the strands from the squash – convenient trick!
Ramen Noodle Chow Mein
An easy weeknight one pot meal using the convenience of Ramen!
Creamy Pasta Bake with Edamame and Sundried Tomatoes
This is another take on the classic mac `n cheese. With the addition of edamame you get lots of protein while the sundried tomatoes give just a hint of sweetness!