Category: Vegetarian

Jamie Oliver's Pasta Peperonata
Vegetarian

Jamie Oliver’s Pasta Peperonata

This week I went with another Jamie Oliver recipe. The last time I blogged a Jamie Oliver recipe it was a wildly successful post and dinner. I had to try his meatball-making technique, one that I still use to this day. Today however is a simple pasta dish. I have to admit, when I got […]

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Eggplant Parmesan

I surprised myself with this one; oh man it was soo good! I’m leaning toward going back to vegetarianism; not so much becoming full on vegetarian, but at least having maybe 1-2 meals per week be veggie starting out, and maybe bring that number up to 3-4 or maybe even 5. Anyway, if you can […]

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Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

I’ve been reading a book called The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. It’s quite fascinating, even though it reads like a dry documentary in print, especially if you have a particular interest in what’s in your food and where your food comes from. The author explores each of our current food chains […]

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Spicy Asian Noodles

Regretably, it’s been a really long time since my last post. I work full time, odd second shift hours, which means I’m not home to make dinner. When I am home to make dinner I usually make pizza. I think I’m making the transition to first shift hours though, which means I’ll be home to […]

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Vegetarian Lasagna

I say first attempt because this is just a simple something I threw together for dinner last night. The only thing that doesn’t make this a vegan lasagna is the cheese, and of that I think I used a little too much. Prep work involved in this lasagna was the cooking of the pasta, which […]

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Tunisian Sweet Potato Stew

Much to the chagrin of Jen and Lily, I occasionally enjoy a Moroccan/North African dish. It’s something about the earthiness of the individual ingredients combining to create new and surprising flavors. Even the color of the food comes in beautiful earth tones. And besides, who doesn’t love couscous? Earf Tone Spices! I think it’s the […]

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Penne al Forno

My family and I are switching to a vegetarian, whole foods diet for health and weight-loss purposes. I’m pretty excited about it, and it’s amazing to me how much food I eat during a sitting because it’s low density calories and high fiber. All of it is very low fat, very low cholesterol and packed […]

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Eggplant Parmesan

Time management has become more difficult since my “part time job” has been scheduling me for full time hours (without the full time benefits, of course). And so my ability to cook decent meals for my family, and subsequently blog about them, has become extremely limited when it comes to managing my time. It’s amazing […]

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Chipotle Mayo

As you may remember, I took some time off from blogging for a few different personal reasons. In the past couple of months I have met two of my biggest, almost unachievable goals. I have made some strict changes in my diet that have allowed me to manage my IBS symptoms enough to go back […]