It might still be warm out, but that doesn’t stop me from cooking my one true love—pasta! My garden has been producing such nice squash, that I’m a bit tired of sautéing it and eating it “plain.” This week, I decided to use zucchini to make a chunky pasta sauce. Plus, I harvested the most beautiful Japanese eggplants. They are thin, sweet, and have the perfect texture! I combined these magical ingredients and made the best Summer Pasta with Sautéed Eggplant & Zucchini.
This hearty pasta dish comes together in under 30 minutes, but it looks like it would take much longer! It’s quick and easy—warm and inviting. It’s simply the perfect dish for a post-work date night. What’s your favorite date night dish? Let me know!
Cheers & happy eating!
PS – Like this recipe? Check out my homemade gnocchi!
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If you know me, you know that I love pasta, but sometimes I want something a little lighter with drastically less carbs. Spiralized carrot or zucchini is certainly on trend, but for whatever reason I simply want my noodles to taste like noodles. I can’t help it! Not to worry – there are many other healthy pasta alternatives, and my new favorite is a hearty helping of vegan zucchini roll ups.
This recipe includes all the flavor you seek in an Italian dinner, but no heavy pasta. You simply use finely sliced zucchini, sort of like a lasagna strip. The dish also includes my new favorite nut cheese which uses a mixture of pepitas, tofu, and Daiya mozzerella. It’s so, so good, and it’s much better for you than traditional ricotta cheese. Aside from the rich flavor, the best part of this recipe is that it has a quick cook time, and the “rolling” is actually quite fun.
I think this would be the perfect dish to make with your loved ones help! Please give it a try and let me know what you think!
Cheers and happy cooking!
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How’d you spend your weekend? Eating junk food, watching the game, or at least, watching Lady Gaga and Beyonce? I actually love football, but I wasn’t terribly invested in either team. I’m a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. That said, I love any excuse to yell at the TV and eat some tasty vegan comfort food.
This year my partner decided to try his hand at vegan potato skins. Veganizing your basic potato skin is pretty simple. Instead of real cheese, use your favorite non-dairy alternative, such as Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds. Instead of real sour cream, use something like Tofutti Sour Supreme Cream. It’s as easy as that! Continue reading “Recipe: Broccoli (Vegan) Cheddar Potato Skins”
Who doesn’t love fall?
It’s my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the weather, and the food! Once there is a crisp chill in the air, I tend to make at least one dish per week that utilizes a type of squash. But hey, I’m still the first to admit that all squash varieties have their ups and downs. I don’t think anyone enjoys hacking one open, but if you point in the effort, it’s so, so worth it! Think about a warm, sweet, roasted butternut squash, or how about spaghetti squash with homemade pesto sauce? Yum. Continue reading “Recipe: Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Rice, Beans, and Vegetables”