Thursday, September 13, 2018

Avocado Toast

First, let me say I'm sorry for the extended absence. But, I'm back and hope to be sharing some delicious food on a steady basis. I've been seeing everyone with their Avo Toast. So, here's the version we had over the weekend. It was delicious!
  • 2 slices Ezekiel bread
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3-5 cherry tomatoes
  • sea salt
  • hemp seeds
Toast the bread:

Mash avocado in a bowl and add 1/2 to each piece of toast.

Top with thinly sliced cherry tomatoes and a sprinkling of sea salt and hemp seeds.


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Chick'n & Spinach Pasta Bake

This was delicious. Get the water on for the pasta and while it's cooking get everything in a big bowl, Stir, put in casserole, bake and eat. It's that simple. This was so flavorful and yummy and it serves about 6. The yummy spinach mixed with the cream cheese and spices is almost like a spinach artichoke dip.
  • 8 ounces uncooked rigatoni
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 package Morning Star Farm's Chick'n Strips, cooked according to package
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub of Toffuti Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 package Daiya mozzarella shreds

Prepare rigatoni according to package directions. Meanwhile, place olive oil in a skillet and suate the onion until slightly tender.

Drain chopped spinach well. Add to a large bowl with chick'n, tomatoes, cream cheese, mozzarella and spices.

Add pasta when it's done. Stir well.

Pour into greased casserole pan.

Bake, covered, at 350 for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 15 minutes more until all bubbly.

Serve with a side salad and your favorite wine.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Italian Sausage with Bell Pepper & Onions

I love Field Roast Italian Sausages. They are so flavorful and can be used so many different ways. Yesterday I decided we were going to have them in a sandwich (reminds me of fair food) with some tater tots on the side. Oh my gosh! These were amazing. They were also very quick to make. I would prefer to use a red bell pepper but the green one was all I had. Next time, red bell it will be!!!
  • 2 Field Roast Italian Sausage
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced
  • whole wheat hotdog buns
  • yellow mustard

Saute onions 4-6 minutes until they begin to brown a little.

Add bell pepper and continue to saute about 5 more minutes.

Add sausage and turn every minute or two until they are browned on most sides.

I like to use yellow mustard, just squirt it on the bun, add sausage and veggies. Then top with more yellow mustard.

Serve with tater tots or fries.