Eggplant Caponata

Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 30 minutes  Servings: Servings 4 Source: unicornsinthekitchen.com INGREDIENTS 1 lb Italian Eggplants, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 Yellow Onion, chopped 4 Garlic Cloves, minced 1 can Diced Tomatoes 15 oz 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced 1/2 cup Green and Black Olives, chopped 1/4 cup Capers 1 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Black Pepper DIRECTIONS 1.) Preheat the ovenContinue reading “Eggplant Caponata”

Zucchini Lasagna – Running in a Skirt

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 large zucchini 0.25 teaspoon salt, plus an additional pinch, divided 0.25 teaspoon pepper, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 16 oz Portobello mushrooms, sliced 30 ounces skim milk ricotta 2 eggs, beaten 0.25 cup grated Parmesan 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 26 oz jar of pasta sauce Cooking spray Instructions Slice the zucchini with a mandolin into 3/16th thick slices. Put in a strainer and lightly sprinkle with salt. Allow toContinue reading “Zucchini Lasagna – Running in a Skirt”

Brie, Grape, and Arugula Salad

Serves 2 Dressing 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Squeeze of agave nectar Extra virgin olive oil Maldon or other flaky salt Freshly ground black pepper Salad ½ cup pine nuts Large handful baby arugula Leaves from 3 fresh tarragon sprigs Leaves from 3 fresh dill sprigs 1 ½ cups seedless grapes, quartered 4 to 5 ouncesContinue reading “Brie, Grape, and Arugula Salad”

Spaghetti w/ Cacio e Pepe Butter

Ingredients: 1 lb. broccoli rabe trimmed and chopped, 1 lb. dried spaghetti, Cacio a Pepe Butter (in freezer) Cook broccoli rabe in a large pot of boiling water until crisp tender … 2-3 minutes.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a colander to drain.  Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente. InContinue reading “Spaghetti w/ Cacio e Pepe Butter”

Veggie Pasta with Marinara Sauce

Created by Mark Marquardt! Servings: 4 Ingredients: • 2 cups: spiral pasta (also called fusilli)• ½ medium onion: use the whole onion if you like onions• 1 package frozen veggie crumbles (e.g., Morning Star Veggie Crumbles)• 1 – 2 cups butternut squash (1/2 in. cubes) fresh or frozen (both fresh and frozen are available inContinue reading “Veggie Pasta with Marinara Sauce”

Sweet Potato and Apple Chili

Makes about 8 cups 1-1/ 2 cups cooked or canned Red Beans 1-1/ 2 cup cooked or canned White Beans 1-1/ 2 cup cooked or canned Pinto Beans 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 large Onion, peeled and diced fine 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced 3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder 1 TablespoonContinue reading “Sweet Potato and Apple Chili”