Posts tagged "healthy dinner"
Vegan Mexican Corn Casserole

Vegan Mexican Corn Casserole

I take a lot of pride in being able to do house things for myself.  When friends come over and I give them the tour, it consists of me telling them all the things I did.  “See this tile in here?  I cut and laid it down, and grouted it!  See this wall?  I sheet

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Corn and Asparagus Salad

Corn and Asparagus Salad

Serves 2 (generously) I am obsessed with my local farms. I pass 2 on my drive home from work, and I love picking up whatever they have and using that as my inspiration for dinner. It’s why I love living all the way out here in the sticks. I usually exercise self-restraint and wait for

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Italian Quinoa Salad

Italian Quinoa Salad

Serves 6 (as a main dish) 15 (as a side) Every time the seasons change I get a “this is my favorite season” feeling.  So you’ll likely see me saying it a lot.  What I love so much about this time of the year is the casual get-togethers centered around food, specifically grilling.   This is

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Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Frittata

Serves 4-6 I love breakfast for dinner.  I also love that asparagus is a veggie that can easily be enjoyed for any meal of the day.  I think of frittatas as crust-less quiches, and enjoy them warm or cold.  I find that cheese gets easily lost in here, so if you like cheese I would

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Fajita Filling over Lime Quinoa

Fajita Filling over Lime Quinoa

Serves 4 This makes both a lovely quick dinner, or a wonderful lunch.  I love the flavors of fajitas, but have yet to find tortillas that are healthful and not full of junky ingredients.  This is a wonderful fix, quinoa is both healthy and filling, and adds some extra protein.  It also cooks up pretty

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Seared Scallops over White Bean Puree

Seared Scallops over White Bean Puree

Serves 2 This is a little more of a fancy pants dinner, it works really well for a special occasion dinner or if you just want dinner to be special. I used baby leeks because I thought they were adorable when I found them, but if you can’t find them use regular leeks and just

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Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

I used to dislike mushrooms.  Now this is actually one of my favorite dinners.  I didn’t realize when I came up with the recipe, but it’s a lot like a big version of the stuffed mushrooms you see frequently served as an appetizer.  It is cheesy and filling, but chock full of healthy veggies as

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Grilled Fennel and Onion Oatsotto

Grilled Fennel and Onion Oatsotto

Serves 3-4 As I mentioned on Monday’s recipe, the weather warmed up a bit around here and I got nice weather grill happy.  For me, life is good when you can come home and throw something on the grill and dinner is halfway to ready.  Being outside while you are grilling is a super added

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Tikka Masala

Tikka Masala

Serves 2 generously (per serving: Calories 224, Total Fat 3.0g, Total Carbohydrates 35.1g, Dietary Fiber 6.9g, Protein 16.1g)   This is the dish I almost always order when I go to an Indian restaurant.  I was hesitant to try my hand at it, since I wasn’t sure if I could make it as yummy without

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Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Serves 3-4 My wonderful hubby makes the best Swedish meatballs.  I have been craving them lately, minus the meat.  So, inspired, I was determined to make a healthy and plant based version that we could scarf joyously.   My first go at these was good, but the mixture was really wet so they were more

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Vegan Tacos

Vegan Tacos

Serves 3-4 A note on nutritional yeast: if you are not familiar with this ingredient, it is used by many vegans as a cheese substitute, and if you have ever had vegan kale chips with a “cheese flavor” or anything vegan with a “nacho cheese” flavor, likely the flavor is coming from nutritional yeast.  It

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