Low Fat Tomato Soup

Makes ~ 10 cups Ingredients: 1 head of garlic, peeled and rough chop 2 cans whole San Marzano tomatoes 1 package cherry tomatoes (~1.5 c) 2 onions 1 t white wine vinegar 1 medium fennel bulb 1 bunch of basil 1 t paprika 1 T crushed fennel seed (aka anise seed) salt 1 t oil…

Pizza

For those in NYC, Whole Foods stocks crust from a Bronx pizzeria that we buy and keep in the freezer for pizza nights. It is chewier and better than what we’ve been able to make at home (although we’ve had OK results from the no-knead crust, NYT 1 hour crust-which uses a food processor instead…

Fennel, Orange, Hazelnut Salad

We’ve made this 3 times in the last two weeks. It’s easy, got a bit of flair, and highly recommended. Based on Cooking Light’s Fennel and Blood Orange Salad. Yields ~8 cups salad Ingredients: Dressing 1/4 c Olive Oil 2 T White Wine Vinegar 2 t Honey 3/4 t salt 3/4 t pepper 1 shallot,…

Black Bean Burgers + Sweet Tater Fries

Based on Ree Drummond. This is our go-to recipe when we have dinner guests who aren’t vegetarian. It’s also our go-to recipe when we are feeling lazy. ūüôā Black Bean Burgers:¬†Makes 8 Ingredients: 2 cans Black Beans (we use low-sodium), rinsed and drained 1 cup Breadcrumbs 1 Grated Onion 2 garlic cloves 1 whole¬†Egg (or…

Vegetarian Meal Plan, Week 3

** Prepared Lunches this week were black bean burgers–so easy and tasty! Monday: Tomato Soup + Grilled Cheese Tuesday:¬†Zoodles + Veg Bolognese + Cheesy Garlic Bread¬† Wednesday: Salad¬†+ Bread Pudding at Earl’s Beer & Cheese¬† (Earl’s also has good beer cheese and tomato soup for veg folks) Thursday: Lentil Pasta Ziti and Orange, Hazelnut, Fennel…

Ziti

We took some leftovers from the¬†vegetable bolognese sauce¬†¬†and baked it into ziti! 3 Ingredients: Leftover sauce (or just a can of crushed tomatoes) Box of noodles of your choice Mozzarella Cheese Preheat oven to 350. Cook noodles* according to box and drain. While pasta is cooking, shred mozzarella cheese. Layer in a baking dish: sauce,…

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Based on Budget Bytes. Ingredients: 5 cloves fresh garlic, diced 2 cloves roasted garlic 2 T olive oil 3 T butter, cubed and room temp 1/2 c shredded cheese if desired (I did a mix of mozz and parm) Smallish loaf of crusty bread (I used a hoagie roll) Preheat oven to 400 Slice bread…

Vegetable Bolognese

Based on Making Thyme for Health. Ingredients: (makes sauce for 5) 1 package sliced button mushrooms 1 package dried porcini mushrooms 2 carrots 1 onion 1 red bell pepper 1 package cherry tomatoes Handful of fresh oregano 3 T tomato paste 1.5 t salt 5 cloves garlic Pasta (we used zoodles here)   Rehydrate dried…

Vegetarian Steak and Taters

Based on recipe from Olives for Dinner. 1 head garlic 1 head cauliflower 2 T butter 1/4 c shredded Parmesan 2 portobello caps 1 c stock 1 t Worcestershire sauce 1 t miso 2 shallots Preheat oven to 400 Cut top off garlic and place in foil, drizzled in olive oil and honey. Seal in…

Garlic Soup

Ingredients 2 Carrots, diced small 1 Bag Peas 1 brown onion 1/2 c quinoa 1 box vegetable stock (I like Pacific brand) 5 cloves garlic, diced Italian herbs (optional) Cook down onion and carrots until browned in heavy pour of oil Add quinoa and vegetable stock and cook for 15 minutes, until you can see…