I typically look up 5 or so recipes before I do my grocery shopping. Obviously the budget friendly way is to make sure the recipes have similar ingredients.
I’m getting into a bathing suit in 11 days and knew that the next couple meals had to be healthy. My husband also started a new job and has yet to pack a lunch. So, I stared looking up casseroles. I saw lots of veggie lasagna recipes online but none really stood out. So, I made up my own.
main ingredients: olives, pasta, mushrooms, bell pepper, squash
dietary considerations: Vegetarian, Low Fat, High Fiber, Healthy
tips: Farmers Market fresh vegetables are the best
7 oz low fat goat cheese (substitute: gouda cheese, grated)
1/3 cup chopped pitted black olives (substitute: kalamata olives)
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 ½ tbsp crushed red pepper
handful of fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
4 cups prepared pasta sauce (I used a low sodium and gluten free sauce)
1 lb whole-wheat lasagna
Freshly ground black pepper
2 summer squash, diced
3/4 cup bottled roasted red pepper, diced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 orange pepper, sliced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 1/2 pounds mixed fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 tbsp of EVOO
1 tbsp of white balsamic vinegar
2 stems of green onions
handful of cherry tomatoes, sliced
Heat oven to 375°F. Mix olives, parsley, basil, oregano, garlic, olives, EVOO, balsamic vinegar, squash, peppers, mushrooms, green onions & tomatoes in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Spread 1 cup pasta sauce on the bottom of your baking dish. Add one layer of lasagna and season with black pepper. Add a layer of veggie mix. Dollop spoonfuls of goat cheese over vegetables (or lay gouda slices) and spread to cover. Repeat layers, finishing with pasta and sauce. Sprinkle Parmesan on top, cover with foil and bake 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 30 minutes or until top browns. Let stand 10 minutes; serve.
Cook out at my parents house on May 1st came and went. However, the corn dish I made that day is still making my parents neighbors mouths salivate.
Bon Appétit | August 2010
main ingredients: Corn, Herb
type: Quick & Easy, Vegetable
dietary considerations: Vegetarian, Low Cal, High Fiber, Healthy
tips: Make sure you have lots of herbs. Fresh from a Farmers Market is best.
Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cumin seeds. Sauté until shallot is golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add corn kernels, 1 teaspoon coarse salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Sauté until corn is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in all herbs. Season to taste with salt. Transfer corn to bowl and serve.