“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Baked Mushroom Parmesan

December 11, 2017 at 6:46 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Baked Mushroom Parmesan. Portabella Mushrooms, Tomato Pasta Sauce, Basil Leaves, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and Parmesan Cheese are the main ingredients in this dish. With these meaty Portabella Mushrooms you’ll never miss the “Meat”. It’s from one of my favorite sites, CooksRecipes. Be sure to check the Cooks site out for any recipe you are looking for. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html


Baked Mushroom Parmesan

Recipe Ingredients:
4 large Portabella mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup tomato pasta sauce – divided use
4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup (1 ounce) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oven to broil, with top rack about 4-inch from broiler. Brush both sides of mushrooms with oil. Place mushrooms, gill side down, in a 9-inch baking dish. Broil for 4 minutes, remove and turn gill side up, broil 4 minutes
2 – Remove mushrooms from baking dish, drain excess liquid.
3 – Reduce oven temperature to 400°F (205°C).
4 – Spread 1/2 cup pasta sauce on bottom of baking dish, then place mushrooms, gill side up. Sprinkle with basil, red pepper flakes and the remainder of the pasta sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan.
5 – Bake 5 to 10 minutes, until the cheese begins to brown. Remove and serve.
Makes 4 servings.



“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Pronto Poach Vegetable MONDAY

December 4, 2017 at 6:26 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a – Pronto Poach Vegetable. Poached Egg Italian Style,  Vegetables, and Seasoned Yogurt make up this week’s Recipe. It’s from the CooksRecipes website. Check out the Cooks site for any recipe you may be looking for. They have Recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html


Pronto Poach Vegetable

An economical, fast and easy main dish of poached eggs served over Italian-style vegetables and topped with seasoned yogurt.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (10-ounce) package frozen Italian-style vegetables with sauce
2/3 cup water
4 large eggs
1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon Italian salad dressing mix

Cooking Directions:

1 – Microwave vegetables according to package directions. Set aside. Keep warm while poaching eggs.

2 – Pour water into l-quart bowl or baking dish. Break and slip in eggs. Gently prick yolks with tip of knife or wooden pick. Cover with plastic wrap. Cook on full power about 1-1/2 to 3 minutes. If necessary, let stand, covered, until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, about 1 to 2 minutes. Lift out with slotted spoon. Drain in spoon or on paper towels. Trim any rough edges, if desired.

3 – Spoon 3/4 cup of the reserved vegetables on each of 2 serving plates. Top each with 2 of the poached eggs. Stir together yogurt and salad dressing mix until well blended. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the yogurt mixture over each egg.

Makes 2 servings.


“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread

November 27, 2017 at 6:04 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread. Grilled Tofu seasoned with Granulated Garlic, Hungarian Paprika, and Ground Cumin. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html). The Cook’s site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread

Recipe Ingredients:

Chimichurri Sauce:
2 cups lightly packed chopped parsley
4 garlic cloves, halved
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
2 tablespoons shallot or onion, minced
1/4 cup of vegetable or olive oil
3 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice

Cumin Rub:
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or Hungarian paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pound water-packed extra-firm tofu, cut in half lengthwise
olive oil

Grilled Garlic Bread:
8 pieces of crusty and dense Italian bread, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick
4 large cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
extra virgin olive oil

Cooking Directions:

1 – For Chimichurri Sauce: Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until well chopped, but not puréed. Set aside.
2 – For Cumin Rub: Combine the garlic, paprika and cumin; mix well. Set aside.
3 – Cut the tofu in half lengthwise to make 2 “steaks” about 3/4-inch thick. Brush lightly with olive oil. Press the Cumin Rub into both sides of the tofu steaks.
4 – Place tofu steaks in a grill pan coated with oil or directly on the cooking grate over direct heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the tofu steak with a pair of tongs and a flat spatula if necessary. Sear the second side and continue grilling until done, about 3 to 5 minutes. Cut each tofu steak in half to form 2 triangles. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread
5 – For Grilled Garlic Bread: Place bread on grill rack or in grill pan. Cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Rub 1 side of each piece of bread with a half clove of garlic; rub hard for good garlicky flavor. Place each piece of bread on a serving plate and brush with a thin coating of olive oil.

Makes 4 servings.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Tamale Pie

November 20, 2017 at 6:30 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Tamale Pie. Vegetarian tamale pie with fillings of Onion, Bell Pepper, Olives, Spices, and more! I came across many recipes for this but I went with the one at CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. So check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Tamale Pie
This great tasting vegetarian tamale pie is sure to become a family favorite for meatless entrées.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups cooked cranberry or dark or light red kidney beans, drained, rinsed, and mashed
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon corn oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 heaping teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup green olives, sliced
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons green chiles, chopped

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a large skillet, sauté onions, garlic, and green pepper in oil. Stir in tomato paste and chili powder. Then add water, beans, olives, parsley, salt and black pepper. Simmer mixture, stirring, until heated through.
2 – Spread bean mixture evenly in a greased 8-inch baking dish or shallow casserole.
3 – In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, and baking powder. Add egg, milk, oil, and green chiles. Stir mixture until ingredients are moist.
4 – Spread batter over bean mixture and top with cheese.
5 – Bake, uncovered, at 400°F (205°C) for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Makes 4 to 6 servings

“Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week – Queso Tortilla Torte

November 13, 2017 at 6:22 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week is a Queso Tortilla Torte. Made with; Green Chilies, Onions, Refried Beans, Tomatoes, Cheese, and Corn Tortillas. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes for all cuisines and tastes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Queso Tortilla Torte
Corn tortillas stacked and filled with a seasoned mixture of mild green chiles and green onions, refried beans and three types of cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup green chiles, mild, diced, drained
3/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin*
24 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack Hot Pepper cheese
2 cups refried beans
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
Suggested garnishes: sour cream, hot peppers, red or green taco sauce

Cooking Directions:

1 – Mix together the green chiles, green onions and cumin.
2 – Assemble 6 tortillas on sheet pans lined with silicone paper, as follows:
3 – First Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup (about 2 ounces) green chile mixture and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
4 – Second Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/2 cup Wisconsin Hot Pepper cheese.
5 – Third Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/3 cup (about 3 ounces) refried beans and 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese.
6 – Fourth Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese, 2 tablespoons tomato and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
7 – Bake in oven at 375°F (190°C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes.
8 – Cut each torta in half; serve one half atop the other. Or cut into quarters; do not stack. Garnish as desired.
Makes 12 quesadillas.


* You may replace the Asadero with any of these Wisconsin cheeses: Wisconsin Monterey Jack, Queso Oaxaca, Queso Quesadilla, Muenster or Fontina.
* Add cooked crumbled ground beef, pork or chorizo to potato mixture.
* For spicier quesadilla, use 1 can mild and 1 can hot green chiles.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage MONDAY

November 6, 2017 at 6:22 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage. Yukon Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Collard Greens, and Vegan Sausage make up this week’s recipe! It’s from one of my favorite recipe sites – CooksRecipes. The Cooks site is loaded with recipes to please all tastes so check it out today! Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html


Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage
Greens often come out on top of healthy food lovers’ must-eat lists. The dark leafy greens are still crave-worthy in March, until such time as the lighter and leafier spring greens arrive.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium-large Yukon gold or red-skinned potatoes
1 large sweet potato
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
1 good-sized bunch collard greens or kale
2 links Tofurkey or Field Roast vegan sausage, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/4 cup dry white wine or water
Leaves from 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, or 1 to 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves, to taste
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

1 – Cook, bake, or microwave the potatoes and sweet potatoes until they can be pierced with a fork but still firm. When cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch-thick half circles.
2 – Cut away the thick midribs from the greens and cut the leaves in half lengthwise. Rinse well, then, stacking several leaves at a time, cut them into strips.
3 – Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and sauté over low heat until golden.
4 – Add the potatoes, collards, sausage, and wine. Turn the heat up to medium high and cook, stirring frequently, until the collards are bright green and tender-crisp and the potatoes and sausage are touched with golden spots here and there.
5 – Sprinkle in the rosemary, paprika, and red pepper flakes and cook for two to three minutes longer, stirring frequently. Season with salt and ground black pepper and serve.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.


Healthy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes MONDAY

November 6, 2017 at 6:21 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes. Healthy and Delicious Sandwich recipes like; Veggie Sandwich, Gluten-Free Apple Cheddar Cheese Toast, and Campfire Caprese Grilled Cheese. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes
Find healthy, delicious vegetarian sandwich recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Veggie Sandwich
There’s no chance of getting the afternoon munchies when you fuel up with this vegan veggie sandwich filled with fiber and healthy fats, plus fruit on the side. It’ll keep you energized until dinner. Feel free to swap in your other favorite sandwich vegetables, sprouts or greens……..

Gluten-Free Apple Cheddar Cheese Toast
Think of these apple Cheddar cheese toasts like a grilled cheese 2.0. Not only do you get two servings of veggies when you bulk out your plate with this generous side salad, but we’ve also added in the goodness of fresh apple under the cheese for a bit of crunch! You only use half of the apple, so save the other half for a snack……

Campfire Caprese Grilled Cheese
A twist on a classic grilled cheese, this caprese sandwich adds pesto and tomato for a quick and simple campsite meal……


* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Barley-Stuffed Peppers

October 30, 2017 at 5:34 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Barley-Stuffed Peppers. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes that will please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html


Barley-Stuffed Peppers
These stuffed peppers use barley filling instead of Mom’s old-fashioned hamburger stuffing—and they’re just as comforting.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2/3 cup quick-cooking barley
2 large red, yellow, and/or green sweet peppers (about 1 pound)
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
1 large tomato, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/3 cup soft bread crumbs
1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/8 teaspoon onion salt
Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
Fresh rosemary (optional)
Dried red chile peppers (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a medium saucepan combine the broth, mushrooms, and barley. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until barley is tender. Drain thoroughly.
2 – Cut sweet peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. If desired, precook pepper halves in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
3 – In a medium mixing bowl stir together the egg, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the tomato, zucchini, bread crumbs, basil, rosemary, onion salt, and bottled hot pepper sauce. Stir in cooked barley mixture. Place peppers, cut side up, in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon barley mixture into the pepper halves.
4 – Bake stuffed peppers, covered, in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is heated through. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the peppers. Return to oven; bake 2 minutes more. Carefully transfer peppers to a serving platter. If desired, garnish with fresh rosemary and dried red chile peppers.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 195, total fat: 5g, saturated fat: 2g, cholesterol: 62mg, sodium: 364mg, carbohydrate: 28g, fiber: 5g, protein: 12g, vitamin C: 213%, calcium: 17%, iron: 8%.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – GINGERED ACORN SQUASH

October 23, 2017 at 5:24 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – GINGERED ACORN SQUASH. Its from one my favorite Diabetic Recipe sites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine (https://diabeticgourmet.com/). The Diabetic Gourmet site is packed with Delicious, Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with info and tips on Diabetic Care and Management. So check it out today!




2 acorn squash (about 3/4 pound each)
8-ounce can pineapple tidbits in their own juice, drained
3 tablespoons raisins (optional)
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon light margarine, melted
1 teaspoon freshly grated gingerroot


1 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
2 – Cut squash in half. Scoop out and discard seeds. Put squash halves cut side up in baking dish.
3 – In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture into each squash cavity. Carefully pour a small amount of water around each squash. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 4

Calories: 120
Fat: 1 grams
Sodium: 24 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 29 grams

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

October 16, 2017 at 5:44 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Vegetarian Sloppy Joes. Add your own favorite spices and herbs. For added heat you can add a Dash hot sauce or tabasco sauce. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

1/4 cup extra light olive oil
1/2 cup minced onion
2 (8 ounce) packages tempeh
1/2 cup minced green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon vegetarian low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
Dash hot sauce or tabasco sauce (optional)
1-2 tsp chili powder, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 pinch ground black pepper
whole-grain hamburger buns

1 – Heat oil in a deep, 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the onion in the oil until translucent. Crumble the tempeh into the skillet; cook and stir until golden brown. Add the green pepper and garlic; cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
2 – Stir in the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, molasses, Dash hot sauce or tabasco sauce (optional), chili powder, cayenne pepper, celery seed, cumin, salt, coriander, thyme, oregano, paprika, and black pepper; stir. Simmer another 10 to 15 minutes. Spoon hot onto whole-grain hamburger buns to serve. Enjoy!

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