Vegetarian Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – Vegan – Gluten Free – Dairy Free

Vegan chocolate peanut butter cookies

These Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies have a crunchy outer layer of chocolate (cocoa) with a filling of smooth peanut butter.   The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is one of my most favorite sweet treats.  I always warm these cookies just before eating to get that straight from the oven taste. They are delicious…

Vegan Lasagne With Eggplant and Mushrooms

tofu lasagne

This Vegan Lasagne is full of flavor and heart healthy vegetables without all of the fat and cholesterol that a normal lasagna contains.  And at only 300 calories per serving, it is also easy on the waist line. Deciding to adopt a vegan style of eating comes with its challenges.  Many of the traditional “comfort food”…

Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices – Warm Cinnamon Apples

cinnamon baked apple slices

These cinnamon baked apple slices have a thick brown sugar glaze but is not too sweet, since I used tart Granny Smith apples. Ever since I was a little girl, apples and pork were flavors that I really loved.  I often make homemade applesauce to go with a pork dish but for tonight’s dinner, I…

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – Healthy Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bar

oatmeal strawberry bars

These strawberry oatmeal bars have a luscious fresh strawberry center that sits on a whole wheat pastry flour base and is topped with a buttery streusel crumble.  They are the perfect way to make use of fresh strawberries that are so plentiful right now. Every year, about this time, I come back from the Farmer’s…

Hasselback Baked Apples – Tasty Gluten Free Sliced Apples Recipe

These hasselback baked apples are a fun take on the traditional baked apple recipe. Instead of hollowing out the apple and adding a filling, the apple is thinly  sliced and then drizzled with a delicious buttery brown sugar topping. A crunchy gluten free flour and oat topping completes this delicious dessert recipe. When you are…

Scottish Shortbread Cookie – Making Shortbread Cookies

Scottish shortbread cookie recipe

No holiday season would be complete without the buttery and crisp taste of a Scottish Shortbread cookie.  Biting into crunchy shortbread cookies gives you a light as air texture and taste that just can’t be beat. My husband is from England and every Christmas, I find him a box of Walker’s Shortbread cookies.  During the…

No Bake Nut Butter Cookies – Dairy Free – Gluten Free

Nut butter Cookies

I love no bake cookies. They are easy to make, keep well and taste delicious.  These no bake nut butter cookies have an amazing chocolate and peanut butter taste but are nut free and gluten free, as well. Following a wheat free diet means that you may need to use some gluten free replacements or substitutes in your…

Chocolate Nut Granola Bars – Paleo – Gluten Free

Chocolate granola bars

Looking for a grab and go breakfast recipe or a snack to enjoy after a workout? Try these chocolate nut granola bars.  These bars are soft and chewy and have just a touch of sweetness that pairs well with the crunch from the nuts. Making these Chocolate Nut Granola Bars is so easy! I used a…

Crustless Quiche Lorraine

No crust quiche

This crustless quiche Lorraine is a great alternative to the normal recipe.  It has all the flavors of a Julia Child’s traditional quiche Lorraine but has far less fat and calories and no crust. Trust me, you won’t miss those extras at all. It tastes amazing and makes a great addition to your collection of…

Italian Sweet Potatoes – Easy One Pot Side Dish

Italian sweet potatoes

These Italian sweet potatoes combine with fresh herbs and diced tomatoes for the most amazing full flavored side dish.  They are wonderful served with any protein and even taste great as leftovers the next day as part of a cooked breakfast. Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile in recipes.  You can substitute them in any recipe…

Cranberry Pecan Crostini Appetizers

These cranberry pecan crostini appetizers make the perfect party appetizers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BoursinCheese #CollectiveBias It’s time to make some Cranberry Pecan Crostini Appetizers! Cranberries are one of those foods that always seem to find their way onto the holiday table.  These lovely Cranberry Pecan Crostini Appetizers are the perfect appetizers to start…

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley

Roasted root vegetable medley

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubMag #CollectiveBias It’s time for a roasted root vegetable medley. Fall flavors combined to make this roasted root vegetable medley a hit with your family. This post may contain affiliate links for your cooking experience. For me, fall is…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Healthy cooking Recipe

How to roast pumpkin seeds for a healthy snack.

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy and nutritious snack. They are filled with nutritional goodness and are very easy to do and are a great project to do with the kids, when pumpkins are in season. Roasted pumpkin seeds make a great snack and are also a fun choice to add to antipasti.  (See my…

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

no bake peanut butter energy bites

Are you looking for a really easy to make and healthy snack that is both nutritious and super tasty?  Try these no bake peanut butter energy bites. They are simple to make, ready in minutes and pack a nutritious boost with a taste that can’t be beat. These peanut butter energy bites make a great…

Chunky Roasted Tomato Vegetable Marinara with Pasta

Roasted Tomato Vegetable Marinara Sauce with Pasta

This chunky roasted tomato vegetable marinara sauce with pasta dish is the perfect meal for Meatless Monday (or any day of the week!) I enjoy eating meals that don’t have any meat in them, especially for lunches. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubMag #CollectiveBias …

Mediterranean Bean & Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean bean & chick pea salad.

This Mediterranean Bean & Chickpea Salad is my latest recreation of some of the dishes that I have been sampling when we eat out at Mediterranean restaurants. For another healthy and filling salad, check out my antipasto salad with home made red wine vinaigrette. It is full of bold flavors. My husband has long been…

Gluten Free Black Bean Pizza with Corn and Veggies

gluten free black bean pizza

Okay, it is time to make your mouth dance.  As in, what the heck did you put on that pizza that makes it taste so amazing dance.    This gluten free black bean pizza is loaded up with some of the freshest ingredients around and the barbecue sauce base will have a party in your mouth,…

Green Beans with Garlic and Mushrooms

Green beans with mushrooms and garlic in wine and coriander

I love summer time cooking.  It gives me a chance to make vegetables the star item in my dinner time menu.  This recipe for Green beans with garlic and mushrooms is the perfect way to make a vegetable the feature on a summer dinner plate. Have a steady supply of beans all summer long! Green…

Caprese Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Caprese Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

For me, there is nothing quite like the taste of garden fresh tomatoes, especially those that you have grown yourself.  My tomatoes have just started growing this year and I am really enjoying the sweet taste and freshness of them.  This Caprese Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad is simple to make and is the perfect way…

9 Tips for Cooking With Mushrooms

Tips for Cooking with Mushrooms – Buying, Storing and More! Mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables.  They are a member of the fungus family and have been used in recipes since the early Roman and Greek times.  Mushrooms are very low in fat, packed with nutrients and delicious too.  It takes just a bit…

Avocado Mango Salad – Refreshing Fruit Salad

avocado mango salad

I love to combine avocados with fruit for a tasty salad.  The combination of sweet and savory really appeals to me.  This tasty avocado mango salad has a spicy sweet lime dressing for added flavor. This Avocado Mango salad Will be a Hit It’s super easy to make too.  Just heat the brown sugar and water…

Vegetarian Pizza with Pineapple

Vegetarian Pizza with Pineapple and Basil

We love to have at least one night a week at our house where we do not eat meat.  But going without meat does not have to mean that your meals are boring. This Vegetarian pizza was a huge hit when I served it the other night. This Vegetarian Pizza is perfect for Meatless Monday.…