Ricotta Gnocchi

This homemade ricotta gnocchi can be made in under 30 minutes and is worth every second! Delicate texture and full of flavor. Much better than packaged gnocchi and very easy to make. Ingredients 8 oz / 250g ricotta – ordinary supermarket ricotta, not expensive fresh Italian ricotta ¾ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese ¾ to…

Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

A shockingly sweet and sour Sicilian dish of eggplant and other vegetables, that is anything but ordinary. This dish can be tossed with your favorite pasta or top on toasted bread for an appetizer. Ingredients 1 cup pine nuts 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving 1 small globe eggplant (about 1 pound),…

Lentil Soup

This hearty vegan soup is great for fall or winter! It’s versatile and can be tweaked however you like. Use red, gold or sweet potatoes. You could even use butternut or acorn squash instead of potatoes. You can add peas, green bean or corn, too.  Ingredients ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow…

Polynesian-Glazed Meatballs

My favorite kind of recipe; quick to make and delicious!! Ingredients: 1 tsp. oil 1 large red bell pepper, medium diced 1 onion, medium diced 1/4 cup Barbecue Sauce 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. garlic powder 2 cans (8 oz. each) pineapple chunks, drained, liquid reserved 12 oz.  meatballs (frozen, your own homemade recipe…

Texas Kielbasa Skillet

Texas Kielbasa Skillet is a one dish dinner that your family will love. Ready in 35 minutes.   Ingredients: 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of celery soup 1 1/2 cups water 1 Tablespoon butter 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice 1 pound SMOKED KIELBASA SAUSAGE, cut into round slices* 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen…

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

In all honesty, this is not the same as traditional pizza dough, but it’s a great alternative if you’re trying to cut back on carbs or if you have a gluten allergy. It’s more of a thin crust style pizza and if you like it crispy then don’t add too many toppings. Ingredients 1 small…

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad

This is a simple recipe, but it’s delicious and great for lunch or a light dinner. Ingredients 1 (1 1/2-pound) butternut squash, peeled and 3/4-inch) diced Good olive oil 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons dried cranberries 1 large bunch of kale, stems removed, washed and spun…

King Ranch Casserole

A delicious staple recipe in Texas! There are many versions of this recipe. Some people layer the corn tortillas whole, while others like my Mom, cut the tortillas into small squares. Typically this recipe has shredded chicken in it, but I mainly prepare it vegetarian style. Either way it’s easy to throw together and tasty!…

Spiced Indian Vegetable Stew

This hearty dish is full of flavor and great on a cold winter’s night.  Serve with fresh hot naan on the side.   Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup finely chopped red onion 1 cup small-dice carrots 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger 2 teaspoons seeded minced jalapeno 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 1/2…

Roasted Indian-Spiced Vegetables with Chickpeas and Raisins

This is a delicious recipe!! A great dish to try if you aren’t familiar with Indian cuisine. I served it with couscous and it was a big hit with my family. Ingredients: 28 ounces baby red potatoes, quartered 1/2 cup vegetable oil, divided 2 teaspoons coarse salt, divided 5 grinds black pepper 1 pound carrots,…

Roasted Cauliflower White Cheddar Soup

This is an amazing soup for fall! It’s full of flavor and easy to make. Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower (2 – 2 1/2 lb), cored and chopped into small, bite size pieces 3 to 4 large cloves of garlic, whole & skin removed 2 Tbsp olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3…

Vegan Eggplant Meatballs

This recipe was a big hit with my family!  It had a great meat-like texture and taste.  I added some Italian seasoning to the recipe when I made them for a little extra flavor. These eggplant meatballs made great sub sandwiches with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella on a toasted sub bun.  I used slightly…