Barbecue Cauliflower

Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 1 cup barbecue sauce (I found some soy-free organic sauce at Kroger) Directions Cut cauliflower into florets/bites. coat the florets in the bbq sauce. place on foil covered baking sheet and drizzle excess sauce on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, tossing and adding more sauce every 10…

Potato Parsnip Soup (serves ~4)

Go grab the last of those parsnips at the farmers market before they’re out of season, because this soup is to die for! Ingredients: 2 large potatoes 2 parsnips 2 tablespoons water 3 cups of unsweetened almond milk or (my new favorite) Cashew milk 1 1/2 cups water + 2 veggie broth cubes  1/4 tsp….

Hearty Beef Stew (serves ~6)

After many failed attempts at making a mouth-watering beef stew, I have finally found THE ONE! The broth is thick, the meat is tender and the veggies are full of flavor. My family loved it! Let me know what your families think in the comments below! Ingredients 1 lb of beef for stew, cubed 4…

Noodle’s & Company Pasta Fresca replica recipe! (Serves ~4)

That’s right, I replicated Noodle’s & Co.’s Pasta Fresca. I’ve been trying for about a year now to get the measurements of each ingredient just right, and I finally struck gold! Just in case you don’t know about this amazing chain restaurant, Pasta Fresca is a delicious combination of garden veggies and noodles, very different…

Garden veggie couscous (serves ~1)

We have a refrigerator full of veggies from various gardens so we’ve been experimenting new recipes. I love couscous so this one made my day! I’m sure it would be good with shrimp or just cheese on top but I like to make my dishes vegan and leave the toppings to you! Hope you enjoy!…

Parmesan Pork Chops (serves 4)

Mmmm never thought pork could taste so good. The ingredients sound kind of odd, but my family and I love this recipe! Give it a try, let me know what you think 🙂 Ingredients 4 boneless, center-cut, thick pork chops 1 1/2 cups of white bread crumbs 2 tbsp. of grated parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp….

Beef Stew (serves 4)

Ingredients 1 lb of beef chunks 4 potatoes 4 helpings of baby or crinkled carrots 1 bag of frozen mixed veggies 1 container of Pacific Beef Broth 1 tsp of salt 1 tsp of rosemary 1 tsp of parsley sprinkle of pepper ½ tsp of cornstarch 1 cup of water 3 tbsp. of olive oil…

Scallops with Lemon Orzo (serves four)

Ingredients Orzo: 1 cup of uncooked orzo, white/brown rice 1 cup of water + 1 vegetable bouillon cube ½ cup of dry white wine ¼ tsp dried thyme 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice Scallops: ½ cup of flour 2 tbsp. of olive oil 1 lb. of sea scallops (4 or 5 per person) ¼…

Porkie Pot Pie made totally from scratch (serves ~2)

Ingredients Pie Dough (can make your own if you like): 1 cup of flour ¼ cup water ½ cup of butter 1 tsp of sugar ½ tsp of salt Veggies: 1 cup of frozen corn 1 cup of diced carrots 2 stalks of celery 1 diced potato 3 tbsp. of olive oil Mix: 1 pork…

Great Great Grandma Di Angelis’ Saffron Soup (serves 6)

Ingredients 1 small beef chuck roast 6 little peppercorns pinch of salt 3 carrots 2 parsnips (fresh) 2 parsley roots 2 stalks of celery a few celery leaves a pinch of saffron 4 potatoes Noodles of your choice – preferably from a special store/bakery Directions 1. Boil beef chuck roast, peppercorns and salt for about…

Meatballs (makes 12)

Ingredients ½ lb of ground beef ½ lb of ground pork 2 tbs of minced garlic ¼ tsp of salt pinch of pepper ¼ tsp of parsley 1 large potato 1/3 cup shredded cheese of your choice (for dairy free, try Pecorino Romano Cheese made from sheep’s milk) Directions 1. Shred potato into thin short slices….

Great Aunt Pat’s Italian Wedding Soup (serves four)

Ingredients Meatballs: ½ pound of ground beef ½ pound of ground pork ¼ cup breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon of Parsley ½ clove of chopped garlic ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper Soup: 3 quarts of water 2 vegetable broth bouillon cubes 2 cups of chopped spinach 4 helpings of Acini di Pepe pasta pinch of paprika…