Is it pesto? Is it hummus? I don’t know! But it’s yummy!

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Is it pesto? Is it hummus? I don’t know! But it’s yummy!

I recently rehydrated several batches of dried beans in my pressure cooker…and forgetting to set the timer, I accidentally overcooked my cannellini beans so they were quite mushy. Now what was I going to do with these mushy beans? Cannellini beans, sometimes called White Kidney Beans, have 15-17 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber in a cup of cooked beans. When paired with a whole grain, they form a complete protein and that’s the kind of food we like to eat, healthy and tasty! So what am I going...

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Roasted Eggplant with Lentils and Bulgur Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Roasted Eggplant with Lentils and Bulgur Step-by-Step

With the recent changes to our diet (eating little/no dairy, meat and sugar), we are having a great time sampling new recipes! Today I’m going to share one of my new favorites that combines legumes and whole grain to provide a complete protein. It can be served as a main dish, or as a side to some roasted chicken, pork or beef. While this Roasted Eggplant with Lentil and Bulgur Stuffing has a couple of steps, it isn’t really too complicated and it makes a large batch (serves 8) so you can enjoy it for...

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Lentils with Butter and Parsley Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Lentils with Butter and Parsley Step-by-Step

I love the flexibility of this dish. Serve it hot or cold. It can be served as a side dish with pork or chicken; or serve it for a light supper, along with a salad and some soft cheese and bread.

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Grilled Pizzas Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Grilled Pizzas Step-by-Step

I could eat pizza every day of the week! And grilled pizzas are probably my favorite. This post shows how to make two types of grilled pizzas...and if you don't have a grill, I show you how to make them in the oven.

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Calzones & Spinach Pies Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 6 comments

Calzones & Spinach Pies Step-by-Step

A calzone is basically an Italian turnover sandwich, which is either baked or fried. The circle of dough is folded over, enclosing almost any filling of your choice. This short and simple, step-by-step lesson will show you how to make my favorite calzones (called Spinach Pies in RI). Then, why not try them with the filing of your choice?

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