Tag Archives: Vegetarian

Vegan Kale Delight

So these past two months I’ve been on this vegetarian/pescatarian diet. What is a pescatarian you might ask? They have a vegetarian diet excluding all meat but fish. Yes, I’m giving up chicken. As hard as that sounds, I’ve been doing pretty good. I had a few relapse but I’ve been meat free for 2 weeks now! I can already see changes in how I feel also how my bowels move. TMI I know, but it’s important to share. I will still be posting recipes that involve meat, so no worries. But right now I’m going to share with you TASTY vegetarian meals that even a meat lover like myself would love!

 

 

Vegan Kale Delight

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of Kale, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 6 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1tsp Pepper
  • 1tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1can Coconut Milk
  • 1tbsp Coconut Oil (or whatever oil you have on hand!)

Instructions

  1. Start off by sautéing your pepper, onion, garlic with coconut oil. For 3-5 minutes. Add your salt, pepper, garlic powder and stir well. Cook 1-2 minutes. Add in your coconut milk, bring to a slight boil/simmer. Once your mixture is at a simmer add in your kale. Stir well, cover and turn heat to medium-low to low. Cook about 6-8 minutes. Until most but not all of the milk is gone. Serve over quinoa or rice. Also good as a side dish. Enjoy!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/vegan-kale-delight/

 

 

Kind of a One Pot Pasta

We all know I love easy flavorful cooking. I was out grocery shopping for a whole other reason and I got hungry. I didnt know what to eat so I created a dish in my head, got the ingredients and viola! A kind of a one pot pasta was created. Tortellini and Sausage bake to be exact. You can easily play around with this recipe by being creative with the veggies and substituting sausage with chicken or no meat at all making it vegan. Either way this recipe is easy and yummy. Served along side with fresh greens tossed with creamy ranch, dinner rolls and of course a glass of wine (for my 21 and up)!

 

   

 

Tortellini Sausage Bake

Ingredients

  • 1lb tortellini pasta, cooked
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 13oz sausage link, sliced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 8oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 24oz pasta sauce
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add your sausage to a skillet with olive oil and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat. Let them char up a bit.
  3. Add your onion and mushroom, stir well and cook for 5-7 minutes. (If needed add a little more olive oil)
  4. Add your garlic paste, stir in well and cook for 1 minute. Turn off heat!
  5. Combine your cooked tortellini, pasta sauce and heavy cream. Mix well.
  6. Now, combine your sausage mixture with your pasta. Mix well and pour into a baking dish.
  7. Top with mozzarella and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Turn your broiler on for 5 minutes to crisp up the top.
  9. Let your pasta bake cool for 5 minutes and top with fresh herbs. Enjoy!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/kind-of-a-one-pot-pasta/

to-may-to, to-mah-to!?

Tomatoes are all over the markets and with many recipes on them. I got a simple fresh tomato sauce recipe for you!  Check out Jada’s posts to read up on how they grow, where they originate and other fun facts and tips. Jada’s Tomato Post: 1 and 2

 

Fresh Tomato sauce tossed with Spaghetti and topped with Roasted Chicken Thighs.

Fresh Tomato sauce tossed with Spaghetti and topped with Roasted Chicken Thighs.

 

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • 5 tomatoes, halved
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Using a grater, carefully grate tomatoes. Add in olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well. Serve with fresh spaghetti pasta and enjoy.
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/to-may-to-to-mah-to/