Garlicky Spinachy Lasagna

daisi - December 19, 2011

This meatless Monday is a story of a potential disaster turned success. I set out to make this Garlicky Spinach Lasagna, but I did it mostly wrong. The good news is, my way turned out great and I decided to share it with you. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 1/2 lbs. baby spinach or 1 box frozen spinach 4 tbsp. butter 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped …

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Cheesy Corny Muffins

daisi - December 13, 2011

Today I have the perfect thing to accompany your winter time soups/stews/chilis. These cheesy, corny muffins are hearty enough to stand up to the soup and they just add a little something to your dinner table. Did I mention they are really easy? What you’ll need: Jiffy corn muffin mix 1 egg 1/3 cup milk 1/2 cup frozen corn 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded Preheat your …

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Meatless Monday: Roasted Veggies

daisi - October 10, 2011

There are probably a million “recipes” out there for roasted vegetables. You don’t need them. This is why: All you need is some olive oil, spices, and your favorite vegetables. That’s it. You’re done. Ingredients a large bowl of your favorite veggies, chopped into bite-size pieces – I used: 2 squash 1 red onion 2 zucchini 1 red pepper spices – I like garlic powder, …

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Meatless Monday: Leek and Goat Cheese Quiche

daisi - September 26, 2011

My first experience cooking with leeks was a few months ago when I created the bacon, leek and goat cheese pasta. I really enjoyed the mild taste of the leeks and definitely wanted to work with them again. I grabbed some at the local farmers market one weekend and started the search for a recipe. I settled on a leek and goat cheese quiche (apparently …

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Meatless Monday: Swiss Chard with Grilled Polenta

daisi - September 15, 2011

Get to your local farmer’s market and pick up some swiss chard right now. It is a must have for your future meatless meals. It’s so hearty I doubt you will miss the meat, especially when you pair it with grilled polenta as a base. Ingredients 1 tube polenta 2 tablespoons butter Approximately 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons 1 tablespoon minced garlic …

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Just Peachy

daisi - August 10, 2011

Salsa is one of my all-time favorite things to eat. Especially in the summer when a nice, cool snack always sounds refreshing. Unfortunately, the unrelenting heat has turned my plants into something like this. Needless to say, I have zero tomato plants. In all honesty, I have zero plants. I left for one weekend and they all dried out. You could probably say I’m a …

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1 list / 2 meatless meals

daisi - June 8, 2011

When I go to the grocery store or preferably, the farmers’ market, I tend to overbuy vegetables. Nothing wrong with that, especially when it leads to two great meatless meals in one week. I know the list looks rather long, but vegetables are pretty cheap and you can always substitute your favorites for what I used in the recipes below. What you’ll need: ginger, honey, …

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Boursin Creamed Spinach

daisi - April 25, 2011

The return of meatless Monday is back with a fantastic, super delicious, mildly unhealthy side dish. But who doesn’t love a rich and savory side dish full of spinach and cream? I made this for our valentine’s day dinner date (yeah, I’m just now getting around to posting). I served it with garlic butter scallops and wild mushroom risotto. It was a very rich, but amazing meal, …

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Spinach-y Alfredo

daisi - March 29, 2011

Do I make a lot of pasta? It sure seems like it. Note to self, stop eating so many carbs! At least this one I tried to make a little healthier by adding spinach, right? Right. (At least that’s what I’ll tell myself). Just try to ignore the stick of butter and the handfuls of cheese. Using a spinach pasta gives the classic Italian dish, …

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Meatless Monday: Quesadillas

daisi - March 23, 2011

Quesadillas are an easy meal to assemble using ingredients you already have on hand. They are also delicious with or without meat, so a perfect option for your Meatless Monday. And don’t forget the fact that they’re FAST. They only take about 5-10 minutes tops to make, so make them for lunch, dinner, snack, or your Taco Bell inspired 4th meal. Here are some recipes …

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