Most people do not eat enough beets; for all of their healthy properties, they should be a part of our daily diet. Try this flavorful, nutrition-packed salad.
This is a great vegetarian dinner recipe that is easy to make. It’s very light and could eve be served as a side dish along fish or chicken. I got it from All Recipes a while ago and swapped out the recommended Gorgonzola cheese for Feta cheese because I like it better. I suggest if you like Gorgonzola or Bleu cheese to give it a whirl.
A vegetarian dish – Stuffed zucchini with tomatoes, shallots, garlic, feta cheese and a little olive oil. A delightful change of pace for zucchini lovers!
There is this fabulous cafe here on the North Shore called The Atomic Cafe (locations in Beverly and Marblehead). They make one of my most favorite sandwiches – goat cheese panini with pesto and tomato. I totally stole the recipe from them when I received my Cuisinart Griddler for Christmas! For those of you who do not have panini grill at home, I recommend putting your bread in the toaster first so you still get that nice crunch.
This is just one of a few appetizers I plan to post in the next few days. With all the holiday parties coming up there is no doubt some of you might be in need of an appetizer idea that isn’t just the standard. This creamy and cheesy dip has an added kick with green chiles and cayenne pepper. Be sure to drain the ricotta the day you want to serve the dip. I recommend serving it with tortilla chips, but bread or crackers would also work well.
I was feeling inspired by my triscuit box that I bought at the grocery store. They always have pictures of cool ways you can use your triscuit, so I decided that I would give it a whirl. This recipe is a slight modification of @GeekBoston’s Goat cheese and onion tart. I made it this weekend for a football party and it was a big hit! It’s fast, easy and delicious.
Wanting to spend less than 30 minutes making dinner on a Friday night? This is a great pizza recipe that is easy to make and a bit out of the box. By purchasing a pre-baked pizza crust like Boboli you can save a significant amount of time.
There is nothing like homemade baked macaroni and cheese. It is the ultimate comfort food! While this recipe isn’t particularly healthy, it is just for one person. By making a single serving of the dish, you avoid over eating. The key to eating healthy and not having to eat twigs for dinner is moderation.
Just as important as having the food itself is knowing what to do with it. Recipes are the quickest way to learn how to make a meal, but what if you want to change it up? Would you know how? If your salmon dish calls for a lemon butter sauce, but you’re in the mood for a cream sauce, would you know how to make the switch? Recipes, in my view, are recommendations. Good to follow, but not set in stone.