Ratatouille with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

ratatouilleIngredients:

3 T olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 t dried basil
1/8 t ground black pepper
1/4 t turmeric
2 twists of kosher salt
1 medium globe eggplant, cubed
1 zucchini, sliced
1/2 sweet onion, sliced
2 banana peppers, deseeded, deveined, and cut into 1inch strips
1 bell pepper, deseeded, deveined, and cut into 1 inch strips
8 oz small cremini mushrooms, rinsed, dried, and thickly sliced
2 large tomatoes, chopped, about 1 1/2 cups
2 T parsley, roughly chopped
1 t lemon juice Read More


Broccolini and Carrot Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients:carrot broccolini alfredo 2

2 cups (3/4 pound) fresh broccolini, sliced into 1 1/2 – 2 inch lengths
2 cups (3/4 pound) carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 T butter vegan soy based margarine
2 shallots, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
3 T flour
1 T low sodium vegan instant “chicken” bouillon
1/4 t white pepper
2 cups 2% milk
6-8 oz (2%) Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 green onions, sliced

Optional: a little salt Read More



Mushroom Bourguignon

mushroom bourguignonIngredients:

1 T grapeseed oil
3 pounds fresh mushrooms – assorted types
1 cup chopped onion
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped into small pieces
1 T butter, or use 1 T olive oil
1 T olive oil
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
4 large garlic cloves, chopped or pressed
2 cups good Burgundy wine, or stock if you do not do wine
1 1/2 t thyme
1/4 t fresh cracked black pepper, or to taste
1 T Worcestershire, or a vegetarian soy sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Read More


Corn, Tomato, and Green Chile Soup

corn tomato chile soupIngredients:

2 T avocado oil
2 cups onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, deseeded, deveined, and chopped
1 cup celery, chopped – include some of the delicious leaves
2 t ground ancho chile pepper
1 t ground guajillo chile pepper
1 t cumin
1/2 t ground black pepper
1/4 t ground chipotle chile pepper, or to taste
2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 (4 oz) can green chiles, chopped, hot or mild
2 cups vegetable broth
1 (11 oz) can sweet corn, drained – or 1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh sweet corn
2 T cilantro, chopped, divided use

Garnish: chopped avocado, sliced jalapenos, cilantro Read More


Orzo with Peppers and Zucchini

Orzo with Veggies WMServes 8-10 as a side dish or 4-5 as the main in a multi-course meal

Ingredients:

3 bell peppers, assorted colors, de-seeded and sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 zucchini, sliced
1 T olive oil
2 cups orzo, uncooked

Dressing:

4 T olive oil
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 t dried rosemary, or 1 T chopped fresh rosemary
1 T flat Italian parsley, chopped
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 T fresh lemon juice Read More


Veggie Moussaka, by Rosemary Gretton

Vegetaroam Moussaka WMHealthy Moussaka? Absolutely. Let writer and editor Rosemary Gretton guide you through this delicious recipe.

Rosemary’s Veggie Moussaka

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 medium white onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 medium white or red potatoes, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T. olive oil
2 Japanese eggplants, sliced

2 T. olive oil
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 28-oz. (800 g.) can diced tomatoes
2 T. tomato paste
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. oregano
Ground pepper to taste
1 15-oz. (425 g) can red or white kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup Greek-style plain yogurt
3/4 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
Pinch ground nutmeg

1/2 cup shredded Asiago or Jack cheese Read More