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Vegetarian Philly Cheesesteak Phyllo Tart

Vegetarian Philly Cheesesteak Phyllo Tart

This Vegetarian Philly Cheesesteak Phyllo Tart has all the flavors of the classic sandwich in a lightened up, crispy-crusted tart.  The meal comes together, easily, in less than 30 minutes making it perfect for a weeknight! Print Vegetarian Philly Cheesesteak Phyllo Tart Ingredients Olive oil spray […]

Lasagna-Stuffed Stromboli

Lasagna-Stuffed Stromboli

This Lasagna-Stuffed Stromboli is one of those recipes that I almost hesitate to share.  It seems too simple and, maybe, even a bit odd.  But trust me on this one, this is a recipe that, without fail, ALL of my kids will eat with no […]

Roast Vegetable Studel Braid

Roast Vegetable Studel Braid

This Roast Vegetable Strudel Braid is the perfect easy weeknight-friendly dish.  The meal is cozy enough for chilly nights, but light enough to enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day.  It is simple, easy and very flavorful.  Make it even easier?  Use leftover roast vegetables, or sub in your favorite veggies as a way to clear out your crisper!

Roast Vegetable Strudel Braid

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • half a bag of frozen artichoke hearts.
  • 1 can of crescent rolls
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Marinara or pizza sauce optional, to serve

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Black Eyed Pea Patties with Tomato-Cider Sauce

Black Eyed Pea Patties with Tomato-Cider Sauce

These Black Eyed Pea Patties with Tomato-Cider Sauce are a perfect Fall or Winter dish.  These come together quickly, to make your night easy during all of the upcoming busy-season.  Also, with all the heavy dishes of late-Fall, these are a nice option to “lighten it […]

Philly Cheesesteak Phyllo Tart

Philly Cheesesteak Phyllo Tart

This Philly Cheesesteak Phyllo Tart is the perfect twist on the classic sandwich.  The light, crispy crust is the ideal base for this tart.  The entire meal comes together in under half an hour making it beyond weeknight friendly. Not a fan of roast beef?  […]

RATATOUILLE-SEASONED VEGETABLES WITH COUSCOUS & FETA

RATATOUILLE-SEASONED VEGETABLES WITH COUSCOUS & FETA

This ratatouille seasoned vegetables with couscous and feta is the perfect hybrid that comes together easily for weeknight-friendly food.  The couscous element is ready in less than 10 minutes.  A quick roast in the oven and the base of the veggies is ready to go as well.  Simmer the sauce for under 10 minutes and you have a simple version of ratatouille.

Stir in your perfectly creamy Parmesan couscous and fold in some sharp feta cheese and you are ready to go.

Want a few more veggies?  Add a small onion and zucchini to the eggplant and pepper, roast together.

RATATOUILLE-SEASONED VEGETABLES WITH COUSCOUS & FETA

Ingredients

  • 1.5 c couscous
  • 2 c vegetable broth divided
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 T dried parsley
  • 1 medium eggplant chopped
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 3/4 t salt divided
  • 1/8 t garlic powder
  • 2 Large tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 t red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • 1/2 t dried basil
  • 2 T fresh chives minced
  • 1/2 t fennel seed
  • 4 oz feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

For the couscous

  1. Bring 1.5c of the vegetable broth to a boil. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, couscous and dried parsley. Remove from heat. Let side for 5 minutes then use a fork to fully fluff up the couscous.

For the Ratatouille Vegetables

  1. Heat oven to 425.
  2. Place the eggplant and bell pepper on a baking sheet. Spritz with olive oil (I used my Misto). Sprinkle with 1/2t of the salt. Cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Spritz a large skillet with olive oil. Heat the tomatoes over medium until beginning to break-down, about 2 minutes. Add the vegetables, the remaining 1/4t of salt, the seasonings and the broth and cook until broth reduces a bit and a sauce-like consistency is formed.

To serve

  1. Fold the couscous into the ratatouille mixture. Top with the feta cheese before serving.

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WEEKNIGHT TURKEY & LENTIL SLOPPY JANES

WEEKNIGHT TURKEY & LENTIL SLOPPY JANES

So, Why Sloppy Janes and not Sloppy Joes?  Traditionally, Sloppy Joes made with Turkey are called Sloppy Janes.  Simple as that Beef for Joes and Turkey for Janes.  So, since we added lentils to our version do we need a new name? Sloppy Janets, Jasons? […]

WILD RICE SALAD WITH APPLE-LEMON DRESSING

WILD RICE SALAD WITH APPLE-LEMON DRESSING

This Wild Rice Salad with Apple-Lemon Dressing is the perfect versatile salad!  It is light enough to work as a side dish. Chicken or Turkey would pair very well.  This would also work as a lunch dish or light entree. The wild rice and chickpeas […]