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Mac and No Cheese

So I don’t think this dish is likely to fool any die hard mac n’cheese fans, but it is a fun way to use squash! To make the sauce, take  1 medium sized butternut squash; peel and cube it into small chunks. Preheat the oven to 375 °F and  put your squash pieces on a baking dish. To … Continue reading

Meatless Meatballs

  I will be the first to admit that these are nothing to look at. I would even say that they are downright ugly. However, as many of you know, Son #2 will eat almost anything if it’s brown, so I had to resist the urge to sprinkle some green herb over this dish. The … Continue reading

Black Bean Burgers

I have to admit that it was actually my husband who created these burgers by adapting a recipe I found on the Vegetarian Times website. To start you need to make your quinoa. Add 1/2 cup of quinoa and 1.5 cups of water to a small saucepan. Bring this to a boil and then reduce … Continue reading

Spinach Wontons

  These little bundles of goodness are really easy to make but take quite a bit of time. I’d reserve them for a day when you really feel like cooking. To make the dough add 2.5 cups of flour into a medium mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. To this well add … Continue reading

Beans and Greens

Most of the recipes in this blog are for side dishes, but my husband and I eat a lot of vegetarian and vegan main dishes as well.  This one I created was especially good and so I wanted to share it, even though I knew that there was no way I would get either son … Continue reading

Portobello Sliders

These are so good that they might replace your burgers forever. Okay, so for most of you, probably not, but the next time you host a BBQ,  you might decide to make these for your vegetarian friends. They are 100 times better than those mysterious veggie-burgers. Start by making the marinade. In a large shallow … Continue reading

Tomato and Basil Pizza

Tuesdays are a little rushed at our house so it is often a pizza night. I make two pizzas. One with meat, which the boys love, and a veggie one that we encourage them to try. Tonight’s veggie pizza was Tomato and Basil. Start by preheating your oven to 425F and stretch your pizza dough … Continue reading

Zucchini Pizza

Drunk off the success of Cauliflower Popcorn, I decide to make a pizza that has neither meat nor cheese. To make this Zucchini Pizza, use 1 medium ball of fresh pizza dough. If you have always bought your pizza dough from the grocery store, I’d really recommend trying to buy your dough from your local … Continue reading

Roasted Chickpea and Avocado Wraps

Although I like to think of us as an organized household, there are times when we drop the ball and really have no clue what we are going to eat. This is why I always stock up on canned beans. In a pinch, you can make amazing stuff with them. One of our favorites  is … Continue reading

Zucchini Pancakes

One of the nicest gifts I’ve ever received is a hand-written cookbook from my mother-in-law. Inside is about eighty recipes, fine- tuned over a lifetime of feeding her family. This recipe is adapted from her own veggie pancake recipe. If you want to stay true to her version, add a little green onion. Into a … Continue reading