Easy Baked Beans recipes

When homemade barbecue sauce is in the refrigerator, this dish can be brought together in minutes. The barbecue sauce is what makes this dish; so if you don’t have time to make it at home, make sure to use a… Read more

Stuffed Acorn Squash recipes

This acorn squash recipe is no fuss, no oil, and 100 percent delicious. From CleanFoodDirtyGirl Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Halve the squash laterally through the center (rather than through the stem), and scoop out the seeds. 2…. Read more

Tu-No Casserole recipes

This hearty casserole calls for garbanzo beans instead of tuna, and mushrooms instead of the traditional can of salt-heavy Cream of Mushroom Soup. Perfect for “comfort food” night. There’s a no-nut option, as well. From straightupfood.com Instructions: 1. Place the… Read more

Quinoa with Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash recipes

This is a great lunch or dinner dish no matter what season it is. During the summer, serve it chilled on a bed of greens, and during the winter, serve it at room temperature with a cup of hot soup…. Read more

Shepherd’s Pot Pie recipes

A close friend of mine loves to eat my vegetable pot pie with mashed potatoes on top. This recipe is a great way to find out why. From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F…. Read more

Sweet Potato Lasagna

This dish is ideal to serve to a group. It has all sorts of different tastes and textures. Use white-fleshed sweet potatoes with brown, purple, or reddish-orange skin (they may be labeled as yams), which can be found in most… Read more

Pizza with Creamed Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Olives

I like a pizza that kicks with flavor, and this one does it for me. The creamy sauce is rich without the added fat in most cream sauces, and the sun-dried tomatoes and olives add a perfect tangy-salty punch.

South-of-the-Border Pizza recipes

I love pizza! And I like to surprise my guests by making pizzas you’ll never find at a pizza place. This healthy pizza recipe is always a hit!

Super Bowl Menu 2015 Super Bowl

I really love the Super Bowl because it’s a fun time to get together with friends and family and indulge in some good food. I don’t know much about football (home runs or touchdowns?), but I enjoy the celebratory atmosphere…. Read more

Enchilada Casserole

Filling and flavorful, this casserole is easier to make than enchiladas, since you don’t need to roll the tortillas or make a separate sauce. From straightupfood.com Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Chop or prepare all ingredients before starting…. Read more

Spinach Lasagna

My mom has been making a version of this lasagna for years. It is now a favorite of my boys. I serve this with My Caesar Salad from The Starch Solution and a loaf of warm French bread with roasted garlic…. Read more

Rice Casserole with Lentils

This dish is a real crowd-pleaser, and is especially good for big gatherings like Super Bowl parties. I love it with rice, but it’s also really good with pasta. Both options are given below. The lentils need to be soaked… Read more

Recipes for a Plant-Based Thanksgiving 2014

A Thanksgiving meal is a perfect occasion to showcase the variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables available at this time of the year, including winter squashes, cabbage, pomegranates, mandarin oranges, and cranberries. There are so many ways to present these… Read more

Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes with Spicy Cilantro Pesto

The filling for this dish tastes great baked in a ripe, juicy tomato, as in this recipe. Feel free to try the filling for burritos, too, as it tastes great with the quinoa standing in for the usual rice. From… Read more

Smoky Little Devils

These tiny stuffed potatoes are absolutely beautiful, and, oh so delicious as hors d’oeuvres or the center part of a meal. Be sure the potatoes are tiny. And remember to hold back! Don’t eat them all before your guests arrive!… Read more

Lentil and Rice Loaf with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

This flavorful lentil loaf is perfect for anytime you want a hearty main dish. It can be made with fresh or dried herbs. Make two loaves while you’re at it and freeze one for leftovers. This is delicious topped with… Read more