Sweet Peppers with Brown Rice Stuffing & Feta Cheese

Sweet Peppers with Brown Rice Stuffing & Feta Cheese

I love roasted sweet peppers, and stuffing them with a brown rice filling makes them that much better! These stuffed peppers are really easy to prepare and make a nice meatless meal for vegetarians. Ingredients: 1 cup of brown rice (cooked according to directions) 10 - 12 mini sweet peppers 1 - 2 shallots (finely chopped) 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes (sliced in half) 2 TB. of fresh parsley (minced) 8 - 10 olives 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning salt & pepper to taste 1/4 cup of feta cheese crumbles 1/4 cup of…
Homemade Vegetable Soup with Bowtie Pasta

Homemade Vegetable Soup with Bowtie Pasta

It's our second snowstorm in a week, and hopefully the last big one of the winter! As I look out my window with a view of Central Park, I can see the slanting snow filling the sky and overing the grounds. It's the perfect day for a bowl of warming homemade soup. I happen to have some broth in the cupboard and vegetables in  the fridge - so that's all I need! This soup really is so simple to make that you hardly need a recipe. You can also substitute the vegetables that…
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 &…