Archive for the 'Vegetarian' Category

Sep 07 2010

Roasted Spaghetti al Pomodoro – recipe

After yesterdays very important post on Food Styling – I am almost embraced to post this picture. I rummaged through my refrigerator for quite a while before giving up – nothing green to go on top! Everything living and green was sitting in my garden a 15 minute walk away…sometimes it’s impractical to not have your herb garden in your kitchen!

Anyways, I still think the dish is worth of posting because it was so delicious.

I was recently introduced to the idea of roasting tomatoes in the oven by Naturally Ella in her recipe for Roasted Vegetable Tostadas – which I made 4 times in the last 2 weeks! I will post about those later. Anyways, it got me to thinking that if roasted tomatoes can taste so delicious in Tex Mex, they sure would taste great in an Italian dish like Spagehtti al Pomodoro (which is basically spaghetti in tomato sauce). Continue Reading »

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Aug 31 2010

Ricotta & Feta Stuffed Zucchini Rolls – recipe

Last week I blogged about the lactose-free ricotta cheese that I made. And, today I’m finally getting around to showing you what I did with it!

I made these zucchini rolls for dinner for us and a friend and they were a big hit. I love making appetizers for dinner some times – especially when it’s really hot outside. They are pretty simple and tasty.

At some point I ran out of ricotta and substituted with feta cheese – but it is way too salty for a dish like this in comparison to the ricotta. Continue Reading »

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Aug 30 2010

Spaghetti Alfredo with Chanterelle Mushrooms – recipe

This makes a great meal for those days that you need something quick.  Who said that great food has to take a long time??
You can have this dish at the table in under 30 minutes – that’s less time than you will wait for a table at a restaurant on a busy night, add driving time to and from that restaurant and you would already be half way through this lovely meal at home.  Oh, and this dish not only goes really well with a nice tossed salad, but a cool glass of white wine – which you would not be able to enjoy with your restaurant meal should you be driving yourself home.
Home cooking has so many benefits. Continue Reading »

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Aug 25 2010

Ice Cherries – how to

Published by myamii under Beverages, How-To, Vegetarian

This is a fun recipe to make with your kids for a hot summer day.

So, what is an ice cherry?? An ice cherry is an ice cube shaped like a cherry with a stem.

They are pretty simple to make – the “complicated” part is finding an ice cube tray that fits what you need. I happened to have one lying around.

Here’s what you do: Continue Reading »

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Aug 24 2010

Chocolate Caramel Seduction Cupcakes – recipe – review

This month is the big 3 for Taste&Create and to celebrate everyone is blogging about a dessert on their partner’s blog.

I chose to blog about Cupcakes, Food and Pretty Lil Things (my partner), Chocolate Caramel Seduction Cupcakes. And, although mine don’t look as awesome as hers, they sure did taste sooooo very deliciously sweet.

This is how good they were: Continue Reading »

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Aug 23 2010

Homemade Lactose-free Ricotta Cheese – recipe

Published by myamii under How-To, Lactose-free, Quick, Vegetarian

We don’t use ricotta cheese very often, and when we do we go to our local Italian store and get some.

That was a lot easier when our son was not lactose intolerant. A few days after this third birthday it showed-up. Now, we can find all sorts of lactose-free products in town, but definitely not ricotta cheese.

Luckily, ricotta cheese is extremely easy to make! Continue Reading »

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Aug 20 2010

Warm Eggplant Parmasan Sandwiches – recipe

Now, eggplant parmesan sandwiches are a lot more “trouble” to make than a ham and cheese sandwich, but they also taste that much better.

So, here’s to complicated sandwich making! Continue Reading »

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Aug 19 2010

5 Minute Goat Cheese Tortilla Pizza – recipe

So, 5 o’clock rolled around and I didn’t even realize it. Usually, we’re all sitting at the dinner table at that point and eating. But, since I had been preping my bathroom for painting that I was going to do the next day, I lost track of time. With everyone hungry, I had to think quickly.

We had tortillas from the night before when I made hummus, and my husband Googled “simple pizza sauce” and found a fantastic recipe, and the tortilla pizza was born.

They were a really big hit, and we’re made them a few times now and are in love with how quickly they are to make and how good they taste. Continue Reading »

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Aug 18 2010

Grilled Ribs and Vegetable Pockets – recipes

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been quite busy in my garden the last few months, but it hasn’t always been weed-pulling, raking, and watering.

We have had some fun grilling every once in a while the last few months. This specific time we made ribs and grilled vegetable pockets. And, let me “warn” you – the pockets look boring and drab, but they explode with delicious flavor – and they are soooo easy to make!

For the ribs, I made one of my previous recipes and steamed them the night before – this is how they become nice and soft. The recipe calls for just seasoning it with salt and pepper, but next time I will use my dry rub to give it more flavor.

May recipes after the jump: Continue Reading »

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Aug 13 2010

Popovers – recipe

Published by myamii under Bread, Breakfast, Quick, Vegetarian

Currently, we are obsessed with popovers!

A few weeks ago my husband discovered a recipe for pop overs somewhere while stumbling. To our delight, they are quick and easy to make and taste delicious!

So, plan this for breakfast tomorrow – it is the weekend and you should take the time to pamper yourself.

Originally, the recipe we are using calls for brushing the popovers with melted butter and then rolling them in a cinnamon-sugar combination, but we prefer them plain. They have a fascinating flavor to them. Almost like a crepe. I think they would taste wonderful filled with melted cheddar and ham, others we’ve made these for have thought of filling them with jelly or nutella.

The recipe makes 12, but you may want to make more …they go really really quickly! They are so good that we eat them burning hot, the baby wiggles with excitement when he sees them, and out little one starts jumping.

Here is our recipe: Continue Reading »

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