Monday, May 30, 2011

Black Bean Pumpkin Chili

I took this recipe from Taste of Home & revised it to make it vegetarian.

1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 c. vegetable broth
2 cans black beans, rinsed
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1 can diced tomatoes
2 t. parsley
2 t. chili powder
1 1/2 t. oregano
1 1/2 t. cumin
Salt & Pepper

Throw everything in the crock pot & cook on low for 4-5 hours.

Meatless Memorial Monday

I know it's Memorial Day & everyone will be grilling tonight. You can still eat vegetarian at a BBQ though! Try throwing these on the grill:

Garbanzo & Mushroom Burgers from Poor Girl Eats Well
Veggie Burgers from Meatless Meals for Meat Eaters
Black Bean Burgers from Budget Bytes

Plus most traditional BBQ salads & sides are meatless. As for us, it's a chilly day in Utah so we're going to skip on the grilling for today. Here's what we'll be eating:

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

PB, Honey & Banana Sandwiches

Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili
Corn Bread
Fruit Salad

I hope your holiday is filled with lots of good food & good company! Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Meatless Monday


Grilled Cheese & Apple Sammies (9-grain bread, Havarti, thinly sliced Granny Smith Apples)
Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup
Fresh Cantaloupe

Tuscan White Bean Pasta

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Black Bean Enchiladas

1 bell pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. oil
1 can of black beans, rinsed
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 1/2 c. tomatillo salsa
1 T. chili powder
1 T. cumin
2 c. brown rice
8 flour tortillas
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a skillet, heat oil & cook bell pepper and onion until tender. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
3. Add black beans, tomatoes, 1/2 c. of salsa, chili powder, cumin & rice. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
4. Fill each tortilla with about 1/2 c. of bean mixture. Roll up and place in a greased 9 x 13 dish. Top with salsa & cheese. Bake covered for 20-25 minutes.
5. Serve with chopped lettuce, tomato, and cilantro.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Meatless Monday

I had to skip my Meatless Monday post last week since I was in San Francisco. Although I didn't eat any meat that day, I have no yummy recipes to share from the trip. Here's what we had today:

World's BEST French Toast
Fresh cut strawberries

Greek Pasta Salad
Cutie Clementines

Veggie Paninis (multi-grain bread, basil, havarti cheese, roasted peppers, red onion)
Garbanzo & Avocado Salad over fresh spinach

World's BEST French Toast

This is seriously the best french toast you will ever eat! It's another America's Test Kitchen recipe (you know I love them!). The batter is a little unusual, less egg, more milk & add flour. It's kind of has a crepe batter consistency. I cut the sugar in half, and sometimes I omit the butter. And the best part? It's just as good the next day! So double the recipe so that you have leftovers. :)

8 slices bread
1 c. milk
1 egg
2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
1 T. sugar
3/4 t. cinnamon
2 T. butter, melted

1. Preheat griddle/frying pan over medium heat.
2. Whisk together the milk, egg, vanilla, salt, sugar, cinnamon and butter.
3. Dip the bread & cook on a lightly greased surface.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Intro to Meatless Mondays

Remember how I said that I was going to feed my family less meat? Well, as part of that promise, I have decided to follow the trend that is gaining popularity across the country...Meatless Monday! Each Monday I will list what our family ate, to give you some ideas on how to go meatless.

Scarce Eggs
Best Protein Shake

Strawberry Spinach Salad
Garlic Bread
The kids also had some:
String Cheese
Raisin Bread

Garlic Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Grilled Portabella Mushrooms (marinated in A1 Steakhouse Marinade)
Grilled Red Onion & Bell Peppers
Sauteed Zucchini