A super simple tomato sauce with pasta and my boyfriend's amazing salads and homemade dressing. The pasta sauce is so light and fresh tasting, no one ever misses the meat!!
05/11/2012 - 2:33pm
I often serve Pesto pasta with artichoke and black olives:)
05/11/2012 - 2:37pm
Penne pasta with shrimp. Cook pasta. Saute shrimp. Sauce of roma tomatoes, onion, garlic, cracked pepper, salt, olive oil. Serve with crusty bread and a salad with homemade dressing.
05/11/2012 - 7:46pm
I always think of comfort foods whenever I plan to serve a meal to non-vegetarians. There are many meatless lasagnas to choose from, but my favorite meal is a mushroom loaf that always receives compliments. I use portobello and button mushrooms, finely chopped walnuts and cooked brown rice, Marscapone cheese, some fine breadcrumbs and a layer of zucchini ribbons sandwiching shredded carrots down the middle of the loaf. Also, a variety of mild spices. I top this with a wonderful tomato sauce made of slow roasted tomatoes and celeriac and a few other ingredients. This is served with a nice salad, another vegetable side dish, and potatoes mashed with the mushroom juices, a little butter and walnut oil, and shaved Parmesan. A friend of mine, who is critical about vegetarian cuisine, came over for supper one night. He abhors the thought of eating tofu, and when I told him about the mushroom loaf, he said it was fine, but that there better not be tofu in it! When the meal was done, I served a delicious and rich chocolate pudding. He told me he might convert to some vegetarian recipes, since the meal was so good, but I better never expect him to eat tofu! I laughed and stated "What do you think the chocolate pudding was made of?"
05/13/2012 - 11:30pm
Mmm... Stuffed mushrooms:) garlic, diced onion, Parmesan, mozzarella, cream cheese, oregano, breadcrumbs, and sometimes spinach!