Dutch-Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

This recipe is just too, toooooo good not to share. One of the workers at Amanda’s Lady Bug Acres (the Veggie Barn) here in Fargo made these dark, chocolatey yummies for her customers. I was blown away by how rich and decadent they were. She used, as the original recipe calls for, coconut sugar and unsweetened applesauce in placeContinue reading “Dutch-Chocolate Zucchini Brownies”

Bow Tie Pasta with Basil and Tomatoes – A Vegetarian Meal

Bow Tie Pasta with Basil and Tomatoes (Adapted from: The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook; Farfalle with Fresh Tomato Sauce) This recipe has become an easy favorite in our family as there is minimal prep and lots of flavor. You can add mozzarella pearls to increase the protein/fat content if you want, but really, it’s aContinue reading “Bow Tie Pasta with Basil and Tomatoes – A Vegetarian Meal”

Coconut Oil

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Jonesing

It occurred to me just the other day, after years and years and YEARS of bingeing on processed sugar (most specifically, anything chocolate), that I am an addict. I actually said those words out loud two weeks ago and I know it’s true.  I was out of control with my sugar consumption and when IContinue reading “Jonesing”

Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa, Barley and Spinach

Here’s one of my newest favorite vegetarian recipes.  This dish has 19 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber. Best of all there is minimal prep work. This recipe is  EASY, quick to prepare and it’s really tasty. Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa, Barley and Spinach; a Vegetarian Recipe Adapted from: Better Homes andContinue reading “Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa, Barley and Spinach”

Avocado Soup – A Vegetarian Recipe

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Vegetarian Taco Salad

(adapted from: EatingWell.com) This is a hands down winner. It has a little kick (it’s pretty gentle), so add more chili powder if you like a big kick. I make guacamole to accompany this, otherwise it stands on its own. Ingredients 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil, an oil of your choice OR use about 1/4Continue reading “Vegetarian Taco Salad”

Vegetarian Roll Ups

Trinity found this recipe on some website (he has since forgotten the name). We have adapted, of course.  The only thing labor intensive is draining the chopped veggies but be sure to do this as the mixture gets watery/runny if you don’t. For those of you who have a food processor, life is but aContinue reading “Vegetarian Roll Ups”

Vegetarian Broccoli Cheese Soup

I have a teensy tiny confession to make. I, um, miscalculated the amount of cheese needed for this recipe and ended up doubling what the recipe calls for. It was really oooey-gooey cheesy good though. Maybe I should ‘miscalculate’ more often. 😉 I’ve adapted this recipe to substitute a modicum of coconut oil for theContinue reading “Vegetarian Broccoli Cheese Soup”

Fettuccine Alfredo with Zucchini – A Vegetarian Receipe

This recipe is adapted from Shine.yahoo.com and it’s a healthy, good alternative to the ‘old’ butter and cream original.  I like this better. It’s rich, flavorful and downright YUMMY! This recipe feeds 4. Well, unless you’re my husband and I and then it feeds two. 😉 FETTUCCINE ALFREDO with Zucchini 1 1/2 c vegetable brothContinue reading “Fettuccine Alfredo with Zucchini – A Vegetarian Receipe”