Tagged with vegetarian

cauliflower rice

cauliflower rice

in keeping with the paleo diet of february, i tried out cauliflower ‘rice’ to see how it was as a substitute. it was great! a lot easier than cooking rice, in my opinion. while it can’t be used to soak up liquids in dishes like jambalaya or soups, it’s great as an accompaniment to curries … Continue reading

zucchini pesto pasta

zucchini pesto pasta

so healthy and the fastest meal you’ll make this week. just be careful of your fingers! using a mandolin slicer, i turned a zucchini into thin, pasta-like noodles that can be either eaten raw or cooked. i opted for a quick pan saute to warm through all the ingredients. if you are more ambitious, feel free to … Continue reading

roasted carrots

roasted carrots

want to make an easy side dish that looks super fancy? roasting whole carrots with greens on top look pretty and take very little effort. for some reason, they just look great on a plate and brighten it up. i made these carrots for friendsgiving as my side, along with mashed potatoes. it’s a very … Continue reading

lentil salad

lentil salad

in an effort to maintain some sort of health, i’ve been looking for wholesome yet robust meals to test out. i came across this salad recipe on pinterest. the blogger, sarah britton, posted this lentil salad recipe almost three years ago, but it caught my eye! i love interesting vinaigrettes mixed with lentils, couscous, or … Continue reading

spicy soup

spicy soup

my mom is the queen of soups. i stole this recipe from her… a common theme. this one is a bit spicy, but you can ease up on the cayenne if you want to tone it down a bit. it is hearty and filling! the four spices give this soup a great color and the … Continue reading

simple salad

simple salad

sometimes salads bore me to death. lettuce. tomato. cucumber. caesar. so many ingredients… it can be difficult to get creative. especially with a side salad. on saturday, i went out to dinner and ordered an heirloom tomato salad that made me a very happy person. it was paired with thinly sliced radishes and garnished with … Continue reading

bruschetta is for lovers (of tomatoes)

bruschetta is for lovers (of tomatoes)

it’s been a while since i made bruschetta, but it’s always a good go-to appetizer. it’s fresh, filling, and quick. as long as you don’t burn the bread. this bruschetta uses only a few ingredients, including tomatoes, feta, and basil and is perfect for a summer night as a snack or party treat! it’s super … Continue reading

summer pasta

summer pasta

i’m always looking for a new, quick pasta that takes few ingredients and little time. this one i picked up from my cousin. it takes very little time to throw together and is a healthy option. this roast tomato, pesto, and arugula pasta is perfect for a big group since the quantities can be easily … Continue reading

saucy

saucy

growing up, i was lucky enough to have a mother that made pasta sauces from scratch rather than bought in a jar. this taught me that it’s simple, tasty, and worth it to make your own sauces. from spaghetti bolognese to pasta carbonara. i also like to think it’s a heck of of a lot … Continue reading

mozzarella melt

mozzarella melt

if you’re not already melting in this ridiculous east coast weather, you can always do a different type of melting — with cheese! adapted from a recipe by Cookin’ Canuk, this deconstructed & altered eggplant parmesan is easy and fast! instead of the grill, i used a grill pan or griddle on the stove. additionally, … Continue reading