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…

Perfect Oven-Roasted Vegetable Antipasti

So easy, so versatile, and so delicious! Ingredients (not all essential, feel free to mix it up): 2 Zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds or diagonal slices 1 onion, sliced into thin rings 1 bunch asparagus (optional), tough ends removed, cut into 2 inch pieces 1 medium sweet potato (optional), cut into 1/4 inch rounds…

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…

Broccoli-Tofu Stir Fry with Peanut-Miso Sauce

This stir fry is delicious, nutritious, and takes just minutes to make. This recipe has just six ingredients (ok, plus water and oil), and is way more than the sum of its parts. The peanut-miso sauce is yummy, umami goodness, and mixed with the tofu and broccoli (and grain of your choice, should you  wish),…

Artichoke and White Bean Salad

This wonderful salad marinates in your fridge and tastes delicious all week (if it lasts that long). I use frozen artichoke bottoms, like these, which should be available in Middle Eastern grocery stores. If I couldn’t find them, I’d probably use these instead. Ingredients: 1 package frozen artichoke bottoms (or hearts) 1 cup cooked or…

Vegetarian Couscous Soup (a.k.a Couscousoup)

This vegetarian version of the traditional North African stew served over couscous is incredibly easy to make, and incredibly comforting to eat. Ingredients: 2 medium onions, chopped into 1-2 inch chunks 2 medium potatoes, cut into quarters or eighths 1 big piece winter or butternut squash, cut into 1-2 inch chunks 3-4 zucchini, or other…

Pantry Pasta Salad

The only fresh ingredient in this delicious, gourmet pasta salad is fresh basil, which I recommend you grow (in your garden, if you have one, a window box, or a kitchen planter), or, alternately, buy fresh, chop, and keep in your freezer, so you can have it on hand in a pinch. If you keep…