Vegetarian and Vegan recipes

Slimmed Down Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Slimmed Down Broccoli Cheddar soup

Soups make great 30 minute meals. There is nothing quite like a big bowl of creamy soup on a cold winter’s night.  This slimmed down broccoli cheddar soup is rich and delicious but without the calories of a full cream soup.  Yet the flavor will make you think that you didn’t skimp on the cream.…

Roasted Root Veggies with Maple Cinnamon

Roasted Root Vegetables with Maple Cinnamon

These roasted root vegetables use maple syrup and orange juice as well as cinnamon and ground cloves to give the dish a wonderful level of taste. I love to roast vegetables. Cooking them in the oven brings out their natural sweetness and adds a lovely flavor to them.  For another way to roast veggies, see…

Ziti Pasta with Asparagus & Mushrooms

Ziti Pasta with Mushrooms & Asparagus

My daughter visited for the Christmas holidays this year and she is a vegan. We were planning on having ham for Christmas dinner, and she could not eat this, so I wanted some tasty side dishes that she could enjoy.   This recipe for Ziti Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms was her favorite.  She said “I…

Cream Cheese Appetizers with Tomato & spring onion

Tomato and spring onion crudites

These cream cheese appetizers with Tomato and spring onion were another big hit at my Christmas party this year. What I liked best easy appetizers like these, is that the mixture kept its consistency well and did not make the crackers soggy, so they could be made a little ahead of time.  The taste is…

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Eggplant parmesan

Ingredients   1 large eggplant (1-1/2 lb.), ends trimmed, peeled and cut crosswise into 6 slices 1 tsp salt 1 egg, beaten 1 pkg. (6 oz.) Fresh Take Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Recipe Cheese Breadcrumb Mix 1 jar (24 oz.) Newman’s own marinara sauce 1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked

Baked Onion Rings

Baked Onion Rings from The Gardening Cook

These healthy baked onion rings are crispy on the outside with a tender and savory center.  Ingredients 1 Vidalia onion 1/3 cup of oatmeal (not instant) 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper 1/4 tsp garlic salt 1/4 tsp seasoned salt 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk 2 egg whites

Cheesy scalloped potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

 I love cheesy scalloped potatoes.  The creamy cheese sauce gives the dish a richness that is so delicious.  Chives and nutmeg are the secret ingredients to complete the flavor profile. Every time I serve this recipe, it disappears quickly. And if you do happen to have any left, it is great heated up later and…

Teriyaki Sauteed Mushrooms in a Red Wine Sauce

Mushrooms and Garlic in Red wine Teriyaki Sauce

This recipe for Teriyaki Sauteed Mushrooms in a teriyaki wine Sauce are a simple and delicious dish that can be used in so many ways. . It will be on the table in about 15 minutes and your family will love it.  Teriyaki Sauteed Mushrooms in a Wine Sauce Mushrooms are one of my favorite…

Tikka Masala Curry with Canneloni Beans and Cashews

Tikka Masala Curry with Canneloni Beans and Cashews

Ingredients 2 Leeks 1 Can of Cannelloni Beans, drained 1 green zucchini sliced 1 yellow zucchini sliced 1 vidalia onion cut into chunks 1 butternut pumpkin, peeled and cut into cubes 3 potatoes, cubed 1/2 cup raw cashews 3/4 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup frozen peas 1/2 cup frozen corn 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp…

Scalloped Potatoes

cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

If you are looking for a wonderful recipe for scalloped potatoes, you just cannot go wrong with this one.  It is very fast to assembled and the flavors are to die for. How to make scalloped potatoes I first started making this recipe when I lived in Australia. It was a favorite recipe of a…