Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

With this spaghetti squash and meatballs recipe, you can reduce the carbohydrates and increase the vegetable servings by skipping pasta and serving the Italian-seasoned turkey meatballs and quick, homemade marinara sauce over thin strands of cooked spaghetti squash instead. Cooking the squash first in the microwave and then in a skillet to cook off the extra moisture, gives the squash a more...

Quinoa with Caramelized Butternut Squash and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Although this dish only has a few main ingredients, it needs nothing more. The garlicky roasted brussels sprouts are perfect with the sweetened caramelized butternut squash. The parmesan cheese makes the dish ever-so creamy, and pepitas offer a satisfying crunch. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well scant 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 9oz shaved brussels sprouts (I used Green Giant brand) 1...

French Lentil Soup

Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra–virgin olive oil 2 cups chopped onions 1 cup chopped celery stalks plus chopped celery leaves for garnish 1 cup chopped carrots 2 garlic cloves, chopped 4 cups (or more) vegetable broth 1 1/4 cups lentils, rinsed, drained 1 14 1/2–ounce can diced tomatoes in juice Balsamic vinegar (optional) Directions Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium–high heat. Add onions, celery,...

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

I suspect that the cold snowy weather is the inspiration behind all of the tantalizing bubbly hot bowls of Asian noodle soups I have been obsessing over lately. Ingredients 3 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh ginger 2 tablespoons red curry paste 2 tablespoons coconut oil 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth 3 cups coconut milk 6.75 ounces of rice sticks (really thin rice noodles) Fresh cilantro, thai...

Roasted Spaghetti Squash and Kale

  Ingredients 1 whole Spaghetti Squash Olive Oil Salt And Pepper 2 bunches Kale, Stalks Removed And Torn Into Pieces 1/2 whole Onion, Diced 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  With a sharp knife, VERY CAREFULLY cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. (Stick the knife into the center of the squash, then cut down. Again---be careful!) Scoop...

Pumpkin Soup

Enjoy the rich flavors of fall with this simple soup. It's ready in 20 minutes! Ingredients   2 tablespoons butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 (15 oz.) cans solid packed pumpkin 1 quart water 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste Directions Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; add onion and cook, stirring often until very soft, about 8 minutes. A...

Roasted Portobello Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

These are the tacos. Feed them to your family and friends, especially the ones who are dubious when it comes to vegan food. They’ve got a lot going for them. First, tacos. Duh. You kind of can’t lose when you stuff your food into a crispy crunchy shell. Okay, maybe if the food is reeeeeeally bad, but even bad food improves by a couple of degrees when you taco-ify it. Ingredients For the Portobello...

Ultimate Swedish Meatballs

I haven’t had them in years, in-fact I think they may have stopped selling them for a while after a little snag with nags, a horsey hiccup, a stable scandal, if you catch my drift… Anyway, I thought I’d try and recreate the delicious little morsels of Swedish heaven swimming in their rich, creamy bath of gravy. This time though; no freezers, no ponies, no nasties just good quality ingredients. Ingred...

Eggplant and Portobella Sauté

Japanese eggplants have thin skins and a sweeter flavor, but don’t be afraid to substitute any other kind of eggplant in this easy side dish. Bear in mind though, Japanese eggplants are smaller than the typical American ones, averaging about a third of a pound each, so if you use a larger variety of eggplant, adjust the recipe accordingly. Ingredients 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 japanese eggplants...

Coconut Lime Chicken Burrito with Sriracha Peanut Sauce

These healthy Coconut Lime Chicken Burritos with Spicy Sriracha Peanut Sauce will be your new favorite easy weeknight meal!   Ingredients For Sriracha Peanut Sauce: ½ cup low-fat creamy peanut butter juice from 1 lime 1 clove minced garlic 1½ tablespoon sriracha 2 tablespoons almond or coconut milk 1 tablespoon soy sauce ¼-1/2 cup hot water (depending on desired consistency) For Chicken Burritos: Juice from...