Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa Pilaf and Topped with Feta This is a great way to use peppers and can be served as a vegetarian entree or as a side dish to meat.  It is very simple to make and looks pretty on a platter! Ingredients: 3 large red peppers (cut in half and seeded) 2 cups of cooked quinoa (rice or couscous can be substituted) a half of red onion (sliced and chopped into pieces) 1 - 2 TB. of olive oil 1/4 cup of black olives 2 TB. of toasted…
Autumn Pasta with Squash, Smoked Cheddar & Kale Walnut Pesto

Autumn Pasta with Squash, Smoked Cheddar & Kale Walnut Pesto

Fall is here, and with that comes a new crop of local produce!  One of the best examples this time of year is squash of all shapes and sizes, flavors and textures. They are all delicious, but I decided to use butternut squash for this recipe because it is especially flavorful and has a slightly sweet taste.  I added red onions and hearty kale and a smoked cheddar cheese to this pasta dish. The kale, walnut pesto adds extra flavor and the pomegranate seeds add a refreshing zing. Here is what you need…
Quinoa Pilaf & Roasted Vegetables

Quinoa Pilaf & Roasted Vegetables

Quinoa is a pretty perfect grain! It is high in protein, fiber and minerals and is also gluten free.  It can be a main dish when you add vegetables and other things to it, or it can be a side dish as well. This is just a simple recipe and it is very easy to put together. A real recipe is not really needed, this is just an idea for a delicious and healthy vegetarian dish, and ideal for those who are gluten free. First cook up some quinoa according to the directions…
Modern Waldorf Salad

Modern Waldorf Salad

The first fall apples are just now appearing at the farm stands. They are so delicious, crisp & tart that I cannot get enough of them! Although usually they do come in a fairly large bag. Even though they are delicious eaten plain as a snack, it is always nice to be able to incorporate them into a dish. I was trying to think of the best way to use them in a really healthy salad. (I love fruit mixed in with salad as you may have noticed!) Then I remembered something called…
Kale, Mushroom,Tomato & Cheddar Cheese Strata

Kale, Mushroom,Tomato & Cheddar Cheese Strata

A strata is a custardy, cheesy egg dish with bread cubes & cheese baked in it.  You can add any vegetables to a strata, and for this one I decided to use baby kale, mushrooms and sliced tomatoes. We have so many juicy garden tomatoes all coming ripe right now so I keep trying to think of recipes to use them. (This is one of those attempts). Sharp cheddar cheese made it extra good! A strata is a wonderful dish to prepare for guests because you can actually make it the night before…