Lasagna is one of those great dishes that can feed a crowd! The simple fact that you can make it in advance, refrigerate and cook when needed, makes it a go to recipe for many working moms or busy parents! In my household, I always ended up making two lasagnas; one vegetarian and one traditional with beef/sausage. I think I have played around with just about every vegetarian lasagna recipe I could find. This one is a winner for vegetarians or meat lovers! This recipe is adapted and simplified from a Food & Wine recipe. It starts with a simple bechamel sauce that is spruced up with the addition of jarred pesto sauce and a little red pepper flakes. Continue reading
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Fall is the perfect time for Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Soup! Why not pair the two together for a deliciously healthy lunch or dinner?
Did you know sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, B6, vitamins C & D, iron and magnesium? Wow, all that in one amazing root vegetable! And by now you should already know that beans are an excellent source of fiber and protein. The American Diabetes Association lists sweet potatoes and beans on their list of the Top 10 “superfoods,’’ both carry a high nutritional content without sending blood sugar soaring.
Be sure to have some tortilla chips around for dipping! I like to top my soup with a little sour cream, cilantro and a handful of diced avocado!
I am mad about eggplant! I know so many people that claim they don’t like it, but I guarantee if they tried it, they would be forever enamored with it! These are very similar to Eggplant Rollatini, which I love, but they are not made with Ricotta Cheese. These delicious little edibles could be served as an appetizer, or as a Vegetarian Entree. I love the inclusion of hard-boiled eggs. This is a very Sicilian ingredient that adds a nice texture to this dish. Continue reading
I am obsessed with granola bars! KIND Bars are my favorite. They are one of the purest bars out there. If you look at the list of ingredients, it is usually very small. Meaning they use some of the best ingredients with very few fillers and additives! I know many of you complain that they are too high in fat because of the nut content, but as long as you are not eating them morning, noon and night…you should be okay. Besides, these are the good fats!
This weekend I attempted to make my own version of the Dark Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt KIND Bar. I will admit, not the cheapest bar to make, nor the easiest one to whip up. I happened to have all the ingredients on hand which helped a little!
Be forewarned, these bars are sticky and messy to work with. I ended up having to set them in the refrigerator for about an hour in order to get them to harden enough to be able to dip in melted chocolate. Would I make them again? Absolutely! They were a huge hit with the family. I probably won’t make them once a week, but I will add them to the monthly rotation.