Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Fennel Artichoke Gruyere Soup

 Saute:

  • Garlic
  • Sliced Fennel bulb

Cover with vegetable broth & simmer until Fennel softens

Food Process to a mash, with hunks still in it

Add & let simmer on Low:

  • Bay Leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • More Vegetable broth
  • Sliced artichokes
  • Drained Great White Northern beans

 In another pan: whisk flour, milk, butter. Add Shredded Gruyere and which until melted into sauce. 

Add sauce to Soup

Add Whipping cream & fine fennel greens to soup

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Vegetarian White Chili

 Saute: 

  • 2 Onions
  • Garlic
  • Diced Red Pepper

Add:

  • Refried beans (I use Trader Joes with Salsa in it)
  • Green Chilis
  • Veggie Broth
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Cheddar
  • Roasted Corn 
  • Great White Northern Beans (drained)
  • Pinto Beans (drained)

Serve with Tortilla Chips


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Vegetarian Enchiladas



- Roast diced:
  • Onions
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Peppers
  • Mushrooms
- Add:
  • Minced Jalapeno Peppers
  • Drained Pinto Beans
  • Corn (I use frozen Trader Joes Roasted Corn)
- Spray Pan with Olive Oil
- Lay out a Tortilla (I used OLE Xtreme Wellness Protein wraps)
- Add Shredded Mozerella
- Add Vegetable Mixture
- Wrap & spray with a little more Olive Oil
- Bake at 400 until slightly crispy and cheese is melted
- Serve with Avocado, Salsa & Greek Yogurt (or sour cream)

Monday, December 23, 2019

Mushroom Soup

- Boil Potatoes in water
- Mash

Add Sauteed:
- Onions
- Garlic
- Celery

Add: Sauteed:
- White Mushrooms
- Portabella Mushrooms
- Shiitake Mushrooms
- Red Wine (til reduced)

Add:
- Seasoning Salt
- Thyme
- Tarragon
- Garlic Powder
- Chives
- Bay Leaf
- Pepper
- Diced Cream Cheese (stir til melted)

Serve with Goat Cheese on Top

Friday, November 9, 2018

Thai Soup

  • I used broth from chicken that I had cooked in the crock pot with a jar of Trader Joes Yellow Thia Curry Sauce, but you could use any broth & add curry to taste
  • Pureed Pumpkin
  • Coconut Cream
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Sauteed Red Peppers
  • I get the following all of the following in the refrigerated produce section of Kroger in squeezable tubes.
    • Lemongrass 
    • Ginger
    • Garlic 
    • Spicy Thai Basil. If you don't have that use Basil & Chili Pepper Sauce
  • Serve with Crushed Cashews on top

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Butternut Potato Kale Cheese Soup



Bake at 490
~ Butternut squash cut in half
~ 4 diced potatoes & minced garlic with olive oil

In large soup pot:
- Brown Ground Turkey Sausage

Add & Stir:
- 1 box Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
~from above~ baked butternut squash (scooped out of skin & mashed)
~from above~ slightly mashed (but leave very lumpy) roasted potatoes & onions
- Pieces of Kale
- 1 box Cream Cheese
- 1 or 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Romano cheese
- 1/2 cup Goat cheese

Season to taste:
- Lemon Pepper
- Salt
- Italian Seasoning
- Nutmeg

Stir in 1 Trader Joes box heavy cream
Serve with Fresh Homemade Crusty Bread

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Roasted Veggie Salad

Roast in oven at 480 w/ Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper:
- Cauliflower
- Radishes
- Parsnips
When almost done, add:
Grape Tomatoes (roast until they start to burst)

Cool to room temp
Toss on Romaine (or any fresh greens)
Pine Nuts
Goat Cheese
French Vinaigrette (I love Brianna's)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bella Quiche





Whisk:
- Eggs  &/or Egg whites
- Ricotta Cheese
- Sauteed or Roasted Veggies (i.e. onion, zucchini, kale, eggplant, peppers, sun dried tomatoes, cauliflower)
- Feta
- (Optional) Meat (i.e. turkey sausage or ground chicken w Italian seasoning & fennel)

Mix in Panko breadcrumbs until the mixture is thick enough to hold its shape when scooped into mushrooms (I use the 2-3 inch in size Bellas. Buttons are too small and full Bellas are very large)

Top w Parmesan
Bake @350

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mediterranean Veggie Stuffed Bread



Make Italian Bread dough, let rise once, kneed, roll out to 1 inch rectangle & let rise again

Dice & Roast in Olive oil at 500 degrees:
Onion
Mushrooms
Zucchini &/or Summer Squash
Eggplant
When half done, add & then continue roasting:
Grape Tomatoes




Combine in large bowl:
Roasted veggie blend (from above)
Artichoke Antipasto
Sun-dried Tomatoes (in Olive Oil)
Banana Peppers (optional)
Italian Seasoning
Parmesan Cheese



Place combined filling into the dough, Roll & seal

Bake at 350 until bread is done (about 20-25 min)
Top with Smart Balance or Butter or Olive Oil & Italian Seasoning


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Veggie Stuffed Bread

(Inspired by my memories of WildFlower bakery when we would walk there from Community High for lunch)



Make Wheat Bread dough, let rise once, kneed, roll out to 1 inch rectangle & let rise again while you make filling




Dice & Roast in Olive oil at 500 degrees:
Sweet Potatoes (or carrots)
Celery
Onion
Mushrooms
Zucchini &/or Summer Squash
When half done, add & then continue roasting:
Grape Tomatoes

In a separate bowl Dice & Microwave til tender (about 4 minutes):
Broccoli

Combine in large bowl:
Roasted veggie blend (from above)
Broccoli (from above)
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
Italian Seasoning
Parmesan Cheese (optional)



Place combined filling into the dough, Roll & seal


Bake at 350 until bread is done (about 20-25 min)
Top with Smart Balance or Butter or Olive Oil & Italian Seasoning