Penne Pasta with Vegetables & Chickpea Meatballs

Penne Pasta with Vegetables & Chickpea Meatballs

When I make pasta for dinner (which my husband loves) I always try to make it extra healthy by squeezing in as many vegetables as I possibly can. Basically this is just a simple penne pasta with a store bought marinara sauce, but the addition of lots of vegetables and the chickpea "meatballs" makes it a colorful & healthy vegetarian entree. Ingredients: 4 - 5 cups of cooked pasta 2 - 3 cups of marinara sauce (your favorite brand) 5 - 6 cups of mixed cut-up vegetables (I used broccolini, cherry tomatoes, red…
Roasted Delicata Squash over Brown Rice with Parsley Ginger Pesto

Roasted Delicata Squash over Brown Rice with Parsley Ginger Pesto

I think I could eat roasted vegetables almost every night for dinner in the winter. They are so easy and so delicious! I especially like Delicata Squash roasted because it is very tender and flavorful and easy to cut. Plus you can eat the skin as well. This is a vegan recipe and is full of healthy ingredients! Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Make a few cups of short grain brown rice according to the directions. (It takes about 35 - 40 minutes) For this dish you need one Delicata Squash. Wash…
Zucchini & Carrot Fritters with Red Pepper Yogurt Sauce

Zucchini & Carrot Fritters with Red Pepper Yogurt Sauce

These Zucchini & Carrot Fritters are delicious and simple to make. There are not a lot of ingredients in them, in fact the only part that takes a little time is grating the zucchini. They make a nice side dish to meat or fish, or they work as a vegetarian entree too. Here are the Ingredients that you need: For the Fritters: (makes about 6) 2 medium zucchini (grated) 1 medium carrot (grated) 3/4 cup of breadcrumbs 2 eggs 1/3 cup of feta cheese crumbles 2 TB. of fresh mint (minced) salt &…
Chinese Tofu Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

Chinese Tofu Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

I was invited to a Chinese New Year's Potluck Brunch sponsored by thefeefeed and I had to figure out what to bring. I don't know that much about cooking Chinese food, so I did a little research. Apparently some of the Lunar New Year Symbolic Foods are; bok choy, carrots, eggs, dumplings, kumquats, mandarin, onions, peanuts, rice, red chiles, snow peas, walnuts, tangerines, oranges, grapes, mushrooms, melons, apples, pineapple, peaches, coconut & bean sprouts. It is believed that eating any of these food above can promote things like wisdom, peace or wealth, so…
Farro with Charred Vegetables, Spiced Chickpeas & Halloumi

Farro with Charred Vegetables, Spiced Chickpeas & Halloumi

This is an easy one dish meal with all kinds of healthy and delicious ingredients in it. It is easy to make and simply requires cooking the farro, roasting the vegetables and adding grilled halloumi cheese. These ingredients are then assembled on a platter along with a few other garnishes like artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and olives, then drizzled with a tahini-yogurt dressing. It is so easy and so good for you! Halloumi is a dry, salty cheese that you grill in a skillet to brown to a beautiful golden color. I found it…