All posts tagged: vegetarian recipes

Acorn Squash Quiches

I’m always trying to think of  creative ways to make crustless (i.e. gluten-free) quiches, and to that end, made a pretty delicious potato-crusted version a few months ago—I mean, who wouldn’t want a quiche wrapped in crispy potatoes?!   Then, while working on some squash recipes this fall, I noticed that, when cut open and seeds removed, the hollow part of an acorn squash seemed to be exactly the right size to fit an egg. Oohhh, I thought, that’s fun! I had to experiment with the baking method a bit—pre-baking the squash before adding eggs seemed like the way to go, but the egg actually needs just as much time to bake as the squash. And turns out you can actually get one and a half eggs in there. All the more hearty! This recipe is the perfect one-dish breakfast for two that requires very little effort, other than the muscle you need to put into slicing the squash. (I recommend asking someone who works in the produce section of the grocery store to cut it for you …

Curried Butternut Squash Lasagna Layers

I really like the idea of making a lasagna, but the truth is, if I did, I’d never eat it all. It’s just too much food. So, this recipe is kind of like a vegan lasagna that you can just layer up ingredients onto two plates, rather than have fill up an entire lasagna dish that could amount to eight servings. The curry is great with the squash—it creates a very warm, fall flavor—and the tofu and cashews blended with garlic make for a very creamy, ricotta-like sauce. Feel free to skip the noodles if you want something a little lighter, but I like the heartiness they add—perfect for nights when I’m a little on the ravenous side. Happy cooking! M Curried Butternut Squash Lasagna Layers Prep time: 20 min |  Cook and serve time: 20 min Ready in: 40 min Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil 1 small onion 1/4 teaspoon minced ginger 1 teaspoon curry 2 teaspoons salt, divided 2 cups sliced butternut squash 6 lasagna noodles, broken into pieces (I really like Jovial gluten-free …

Polenta-Parsnip Bites with Savory Walnut Sauce

A few months ago I made a parsnip-based soup, and I’m pretty sure it was the first time I’d ever had a parsnip. To me, they don’t really taste like anything, but I see that as a good thing. It’s always nice to have a vitamin-, mineral-, and nutrient-rich—yet neutral-tasting—veggie that can be used as a base for building a delicious meal. Kinda like having a blank, healthy canvas! I decided to cook and mash it up with some savory ingredients and plop spoonfuls on top of fried polenta—I’d had a thing of polenta in my cupboard for a couple months that I was determined to use it up. I also wanted to use up the silken tofu from the walnut sauce I made recently, so guess what?—These little bites are also drizzled with the sauce. I just can’t get enough of it. I also had some sunchokes hanging out, so threw them in the dish too, and everything turned out awesome. Hope you like it! M Polenta-Parsnip Bites with Savory Walnut Sauce Two Servings | …

Cinco for Cinco

Seeing as how Mexican is my favoritest of all my favorites, it was not surprising to me that after just two months writing this blog, I happened to have five Mexican recipes. Frankly, I’m surprised I don’t have more. I think I’ve been trying to contain myself for the sake of variety—I didn’t want this to turn into Mexican Single Servings. (Although, that’s not a bad idea.) So, pick a recipe—any recipe—for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. And have a margarita for me! M Shrimp Tostadas Cook Once, Eat Twice (2 servings) | Gluten-Free Prep time: 30 min  |  Cook and serve time: 15 min Black Bean Taco Soup Cook Once, Eat Twice (2 servings) | Vegan, Gluten-Free Prep time: 10 min  | Cook and serve time: 15 min Black Bean Burritos Prep and Freeze (4 servings) | Vegetarian Prep time:  40 min |  Cook & serve time: 40 min Fried Egg Fiesta Sandwich Easy Meal, No Leftovers (1 serving) | Vegetarian Prep time: 30 min  |  Cook and serve time: 10 min Fiesta Salad with Avocado-Cliantro Dressing Cook Once, Eat Twice (2 servings) …