I love the way the flavors come together in this recipe and just as important, it’s EASY to whip up! The two key ingredients can be found in the frozen section at your local grocery store. Throw it together with some eggs and seasoning and you get a fancy tasting, fast making latke!
1 24oz. bag of butternut squash, peeled and diced, thawed
1 16 oz. bag of frozen hashed browns, thawed
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
Place thawed butternut squash into a large mixing bowl. Mash well. Add the bag of thawed hashbrowns. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Heat up a large non stick frying pan with oil over medium heat. Using 1/4 cup measuring cup, cook the batter in batches and fry until golden brown, about 3 – 4 minutes each side.
Who says eating vegan has to be boring? This creamy dish is full of flavor and will please even a meat lover’s belly. Serve it over quinoa with a crisp garden salad some crusty garlic bread.
2 cups of quinoa, uncooked
4 cups of water
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 head of cauliflower, washed, rinsed and broken into pieces
1 can of chickpeas
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. ginger powder
1 tsp. turmeric
1 can of crushed tomatoes (I used 6oz)
I can of coconut milk
1 cup of cashew
Combine quinoa and water in pot. Bring to boil then cover and simmer on low flame until water is absorbed then remove from flame and fluff. While the quinoa is cooking, heat up olive oil in large pan. Add onions and saute until tender. Add cauliflower to pan and cook several minutes until slightly toasty. Add the chic peas and season with spices. Add the crushed tomatoes and mix well. Add the coconut milk and combine well. Simmer on low flame for 10 minutes. Serve over quinoa. Add cashews before serving.
When the weather is warm out I start craving colorful and zesty foods. A burrito is like a cozy sandwich of fillings all wrapped up and ready to cram into your mouth. (yes, I am a messy eater and enjoy every minute of it!) There is nothing more satisfying than digging into a freshly made burrito. Ok, so maybe biting into a warm cupcake that has just been frosted but other than that, The Burrito is da bomb.
It’s the end of May and the heat of summer is hitting us full blast! I’m hot and sweaty and the last thing I want to do is turn the oven on or have to stand in front of the stove for a long time. This recipe is quick and easy at it’s best. It’s a one pot dish that makes for a flavorful dinner with an easy cleanup. I like ginger however if you don’t simply keep it out and replace it with your favorite spices.
1 small onion, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped spinach (I use frozen)
1 cup of rice, raw not yet cooked
2 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
4 pieces of chicken breast, cut into small pieces
Salt, pepper, garlic, and ginger to season with
Saute onions with olive oil in a large pot until golden. Season with salt, pepper, garlic and ginger. Add the chicken pieces and cook until no longer pink. Add rice, broth and spinach to the pot. Cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed.
I hate baking. Just the idea of making dough from scratch exhausts me. I love eating baked goods though, so every now and then I will shuffle my way into the kitchen and bake me up something sweet and sugary. I used ready made puff pastry dough from the freezer which makes for a flaky thinner crust, if you have the time and want something thick and doughy, this would also work with your fav pastry dough recipe.
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1/3 cup of sugar
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
1 package of puff pastry dough, which includes 2 sheets
You can either combine both sheets to form one long sheet or make two danishes one sheet per danish. Roll sheet out, then combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix well. Place in center of sheet leaving room on both sides. (if you are making two danishes, save half of the cheese mixture for the other sheet of dough) You can add toppings of your choice to the cheese, such as fresh fruit like blueberries or chocolate spread. (I made one with cheese and chocolate spread and another with cheese and fresh blueberries) Then cut slits into the dough on either side of the cheese mixture. Starting from one end, crisscross them over the cheese filling creating a braid. Bake on 350′ for 20-25 minutes till slightly golden. Once it has cooled off, drizzle a glaze of confectionery sugar and water over the danish.