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Vegetarian

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate, a healthy side dish

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate is a super easy fall and holiday side dish that dresses up any table and will make Brussels sprout fans out of everyone!…

  • An easy to throw together light meal or appetizer with pita bread and boiled eggs

    Crushed Lentils with Tahini and Cumin

    Crushed Lentils with Tahini and Cumin ~ if you love hummus, you might want to try this warm lentil appetizer from Yotam Ottolenghi ~ this Middle Eastern dip has lots of…

  • Roasted Root Vegetable Soup recipe 8

    Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup

    My healthy Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup is the most gorgeous shade of crimson you’ve ever seen! This comforting vegetable soup is full of vitamins and antioxidants to get you through the…

  • white mushroom lasagna

    White Mushroom Lasagna

    This White Mushroom Lasagna is a rich, comforting, cheesy lasagna infused with fall flavors like mushroom, shallot, thyme, Gruyere and Marsala.  It’s all woodsy meets creamy white, and it’s very luscious.…

  • Brussels Sprout Slaw in a wooden bowl

    Brussels Sprout Slaw with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

    Brussels Sprout Slaw with Maple Cider Vinaigrette is a delicious healthy salad that adds a bit of fresh green to fall and holiday tables. Pumpkin bars and apple cakes are all…

  • Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad 2

    Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad

    Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad ~ if you love colorful bell peppers like I do, this is for you ~ it’s crunchy, colorful, healthy, and so yummy! When it comes…

  • A bowl of Pasta Alla Norma

    Pasta Alla Norma

    Pasta Alla Norma is a classic Italian pasta recipe, and except for the glossy purple eggplant, this easy 30 minute meatless meal is made entirely from pantry staples.…

  • Tomato Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad 8

    Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

    Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad ~ this Yotam Ottolenghi recipe was on the cover of  Bon Appétit this month.  I knew I wanted to make it on first sight! I’m…

  • Fresh Basil Hummus

    Fresh Basil Hummus

    Fresh Basil Hummus is a vibrant makover of a delicious but sometimes ho-hum appetizer… Hummus is so fantastic that sometimes it feels like a sacrilege to mess with it.  And I…

  • Early Girl Gazpacho

    Gazpacho is one of the glories of summer, and it has to be made with garden fresh tomatoes.  Forget about eating it during the rest of the year, you can only…

  • Spring Green Risotto | The View from Great Island

    Spring Green Risotto with Peas, Asparagus and Fennel

    Spring Green Risotto with Peas, Asparagus and Fennel ~ this healthy risotto recipe with fresh spring vegetables will have you dreaming of spring!  It makes a naturally gluten free side dish…

  • Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers| The View from Great Island 5

    Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers

    Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers ~ a great veggie burger is a thing of beauty, and one of the hardest recipes to nail down.  This one is hearty and…

  • Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette 8

    Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

    Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette ~ the flavors are mellow and sophisticated, and the crunch is awesome.  In its own humble way, this recipe is a game changer. If your first…

  • Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa 5

    Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa

    Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa ~ everything that goes into this zesty salsa is charred over an open flame first, so the rich, smokey flavor is infused throughout.  Enjoy it…

  • Vindaloo Vegetables 3

    Homemade Vindaloo Curry Paste

    Homemade Vindaloo Curry Paste ~ keep this easy recipe in the fridge so you can whip up authentic Indian curries in no time!…

  • Bowl of Beet Chips 2

    Pink Beet Kettle Chips

    Pink Beet Kettle Chips ~ these pretty pink kettle chips are a novel way to use gorgeous Chioggia beets.  Serve them as a crunchy appetizer or side for your favorite burgers!…

  • Kung Pao Tofu in a black bowl

    Kung Pao Tofu

    Kung Pao Tofu is a zesty meatless meal that goes way beyond your favorite take-out dish!  This vegan Indian stir fry is irresistible, and elevates tofu to gourmet status.…

  • Citrus Salad

    Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachio

    Citrus Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachio is a wonderful way to celebrate citrus season! I get so excited when I see the citrus fruit start to flood into the stores in…

  • Pumpkin Hummus

    Pumpkin Hummus is guaranteed to get the conversation started at your next cocktail party!  Pumpkin adds a nice complexity to this hummus without screaming at you.  And don’t worry, there’s nothing…

  • Green Cauliflower Soup with Fried Shallots

    It’s hard to resist rainbow colored cauliflower.  If I have the choice between bland white and electric green, orange, or purple, I’m going for the colors every time.  This green cauliflower…

  • Cheese and Onion Enchiladas

    I’m in awe of people who have razor sharp long term memory.  You know the types, they can recount exactly what they were doing and thinking at age 5, they can…

  • Mushroom Risotto, the ultimate luxurious vegetarian meal!

    Easy Mushroom Risotto

    Mushroom Risotto ~ This is probably the most voluptuous risotto I’ve ever made.  Thick with both cultivated and wild mushrooms, enriched with cognac, beef stock, and mascarpone cheese, it’s pretty heady…

  • Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

    Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers ~ why should meat eaters get all the comfort food?  These colorful stuffed peppers are meatless and delicious!…

  • Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodles

    Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodles ~ these healthy Japanese buckwheat noodles in a spicy Mandarin orange sauce are low in calories, full of protein, and packed with flavor! I’m completely obsessed…

  • Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls

    Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls ~ fresh and crunchy spring rolls filled with a rainbow slaw!  This refreshing appetizer or light meal is naturally gluten free, low calorie, and so delicious.…

  • Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip

    Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip is a healthy appetizer or side dish that lets you indulge without the guilt ~  if you love sweet potato fries, you’ll love these! Do…

  • Spicy Pad Thai

    As the weather gets hotter, our meals get lighter, and  I can’t think of a better summer meal than pad thai.  It’s healthy, fresh, and full of texture and flavor.  It’s…

  • two slices of Mushroom and Gruyere Bruschetta on a wooden cutting board

    Mushroom & Gruyere Bruschetta

    Mushroom & Gruyere Bruschetta is the kind of quick and easy appetizer you can throw together on the spur of the moment.  The cheesy toasted bread with savory grilled mushrooms is…

  • Homemade Muesli

    Homemade Muesli is one of the original ‘health’ foods, invented by a Swiss doctor in 1900. It falls somewhere between granola and oatmeal — it’s lighter than granola because it isn’t…

  • Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto

    Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto ~ this unique pasta has such great flavor and crunch, and makes an incredibly delicious and healthy meatless meal. This is my kind of pasta. …

  • Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes

    My Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes is an easy but spectacular way to showcase summer’s bounty.  This savory veggie tart will be the centerpiece of any summer feast.…

  • The Ultimate Veggie Burger

    The Ultimate Veggie Burger ~ the burger is the all American summer favorite, and switching out a healthy meatless burger  just makes so much sense.  To be honest, half the fun…

  • Minimal Monday: Heirloom Cherry Tomato Tart

    You only need a few ingredients for this tart.  A sheet of frozen puff pastry, and any soft spreadable cheese will do for the base.  I used mascarpone, but there are…

  • Spring Vegetable Skewers and Saffron Couscous

    Spring Vegetable Skewers and Saffron Couscous is an easy meatless meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes! At least once a week I try to make a simple, no…

  • Roasted Tomato Risotto

    Roasted Tomato Risotto is a simple but luxurious meatless meal that’s naturally gluten free and delicious.…

  • Mason Jar 7 Bean Salad

    Mason Jar 7 Bean Salad ~ these healthy layered salad jars are the perfect grab and go lunch, put the dressing on the bottom, and flip them over when you’re ready…

  • one-ingredient chocolate mousse

    Amazing One-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

    This Amazing One Ingredient Chocolate Mousse is not quite El Bulli territory, but it’s close.  Would you believe that pure chocolate and a little water whip up into a dense, unadulterated,…

  • Easy Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

    Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

    Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia Bread is a quick and easy no knead yeast bread that’s ready in about an hour.  This classic Italian crusty bread makes the most fabulous appetizer…

  • Pasta Primavera Packets with Lemon Balsamic Glaze

    Pasta Primavera Packets with Lemon Balsamic Glaze are a deliciously fun way to eat ~ imagine unwrapping your own steaming packet of pasta topped with crisp veggies, fresh herbs, and cherry…

  • Garden Pea Hummus

    Garden Pea Hummus ~ a fresh spring twist on everybody’s favorite middle eastern dip ~ garden peas brighten up plain hummus and add a bright green hue!…

  • Shitake Bolognese

    Today I’m guest posting over at The Café Sucré Farine!  Chris is expecting a new granddaughter any day now, and so this guest post is sort of the virtual equivalent of…

  • Meyer Lemon Risotto

    Meyer Lemon Risotto ~ it’s light, bright, unexpected, and naturally gluten free.  The sweet tart Meyer lemon gives this risotto a vibrant boost.…

  • macaroni gratin in a cast iron skillet

    Macaroni Gratin

    Macaroni Gratin is a creamy macaroni and cheese recipe baked up in a skillet, gratin style.  It’s an elegant 30 minute version of everybody’s favorite comfort food.…

  • Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta

    Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta literally bursts with sunny Mediterranean flavor, and it takes just minutes to throw together this wonderful meatless 30 minute meal!…

  • Fondue Macaroni and Cheese

    This Fondue Macaroni and Cheese is the real deal.  It’s macaroni nestled down into cheese fondue, and baked until it’s bubbly and browned.  Yes with Gruyere, and Emmentaler, and yup, the…

  • Pan Seared Red Cabbage Wedges

    Don’t knock these uber simple Pan Seared Red Cabbage Wedges until you’ve tried them ~ this quick and easy side dish is not only healthy, it’s positively addictive!…

  • The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup

    The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup ~ this fragrant, silky soup is the best I’ve found, and it’s so easy to make.  Fall doesn’t officially begin until we’ve made a batch of…

  • Persian Jeweled Rice

    Persian Jeweled Rice is a spectacular rice pilaf topped with colorful gem-like fruits and nuts.  This popular Middle Eastern wedding dish is a celebration in itself ~ it’s gluten free, vegan,…

  • Color Wheel Quinoa Salad

    Color Wheel Quinoa Salad ~ You can have a lot of fun with this healthy salad ~ come up with your own veggies to fill in the spokes of the color…

  • Fresh Corn Soup with Chili and Lime

    Fresh Corn Soup with Chili and Lime ~ I can’t get enough fresh corn these days.  I’m sure you can’t either.  And we all know the best way to enjoy corn…

  • Mediterranean Couscous Salad

    Mediterranean Couscous Salad ~ plain old pasta salad mixes it up with a zesty tabbouleh and a glossy pearl couscous.  No mayo means it’s the perfect choice for barbecues and picnics.…

  • Fettuccine with Wild Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

    I knew there would be fun surprises in the boxes that we’ve had in storage during our 18 month sojourn in New England.  I anticipated taking my time opening them and…