Savory Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash

After a heavy lunch on a hot day, I was in the mood for a light dinner. I thought this up while driving and threw it together as soon as I got home. I am very pleased with the results, and I plan to make it again! I decided to accent the nutty, earthy, squash…

Cheesy Quinoa and Spinach Patties

These were one of those happy accidents… I cooked my quinoa in too much water, no good for the salad I had planned, but I thought the texture might work well for patties. I’ve remade these a few times since – cheesy, spinachy, satisfying and delicious. This recipe makes 16-18 medium-large patties. These would make…

Vegetarian Stuffed Shells with Roasted Vegetable Antipasti

I made this once a year or two ago, and have been meaning to recreate it ever since. I’m glad I finally did – it’s an easy-to-make and delicious baked pasta dish. Following is the recipe for the stuffed shells. Serve with Roasted Vegetable Antipasti. Ingredients: About 25-30 jumbo shells (mine happened to be vegetable…

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Goat Cheese, Spinach, and Walnuts

I was in the mood to stuff portobellos, and I was in the mood for goat cheese, and I always love spinach…. this is the result. They came out delicious. The flavors and textures are sublime… This recipe’s a keeper for me. Ingredients: 8-10 medium-large portobello mushrooms (if your mushrooms are huge, there may only…

Asparagus and Brie Baked Ziti (Well, Rigatoni)

  I’ve been dreaming of this for months. Finally, I found some decent asparagus. For this recipe, I used 50% whole wheat rigatoni, which worked nicely. I do not recommend using 100% whole wheat, as the the flavor would become dominant. Oh, and it came out every bit as good as I imagined…! 1 500gm/16…