Chickpea ratatouille

FINALLY.  A healthy recipe.  I made this several weeks ago and was in a big rush before my trip so didn’t really get to actually document it with very many photos, but it’s so good that I had to write about it anyway.  Like many of my favourite vegetarian recipes, the beauty with this one … Continue reading

Broccoli parmesan fritters

Ok all, I finally have a savoury recipe to share with you.  I know it’s been a while.  When I’m in a time crunch I typically go to my old favourites such as simple quinoa and roasted vegetables or brown rice stirfrys, so I haven’t actually tried making anything totally new and savoury in my … Continue reading

Curried lentil burgers

Ok, so this post is healthy looking enough to be fairly controversial and potentially make you not want to try them, but I beg you to at least consider it if you are looking for a vegetarian burger type option.  I actually don’t like lentils that much at all but absolutely loved them in this … Continue reading

Roasted vegetable soup

Due to a lot of socialising (which normally entails eating out and drinks) recently, by the end of every weekend I typically find myself desperately in need of a healthy Sunday night meal that will have leftovers for lunches throughout the week.  Given that it’s “cold” here right now, meaning Boston spring weather, I have … Continue reading

Vegetable and white bean cassoulet

A traditional French cassoulet is quite rich and heavy, including white beans and meat such as duck or sausage.  I am always on the lookout for lighter and vegetarian versions of dishes, and particularly with the cooler weather here, I’ve enjoyed having hot leftovers for lunch every day at work.  This is a simple go-to … Continue reading

Creamy mushroom “risotto”

I love Italian food, which means I have a near endless capacity for pasta and risotto, but I try not to keep it around my apartment for that reason, as I really don’t have any self control when it comes to some (most) foods.  Normally my strategy is to keep healthy foods and not so … Continue reading

Easy pizza dough (and corresponding pizza)

So to continue on the trend of vegetarian foods that aren’t entirely “nice”, I decided one day to try my hand at making pizza dough.  I had some leftover sun dried tomatoes and roasted red pepper from making the amazing frittatas and I always have various vegetables on hand, so I thought I’d add them … Continue reading

Indian spiced quinoa pilaf

Yes, this is actually a completely different quinoa dish from any that I have posted on this blog up till now.  Before I created this blog, I had really only made one type of quinoa dish, so I am loving that this continuing to write this blog is facilitating my exploration of more and more … Continue reading

Sweet potato, spinach, and lentil stew

Lentils.  They are not a particularly sexy ingredient and I honestly don’t enjoy eating them that often.  But if they are cooked correctly or added to a soup or stew, they can actually be quite tasty and of course majorly contribute to the overall health and nutrition content of a dish.  If you are wary … Continue reading

Cauliflower leek soup

I won’t pretend that this is a delicate or pretty soup – but it is hearty and delicious and a pretty fantastically healthy substitute for the potato chowder that it resembles.  As a vegetable, I feel that cauliflower gets a pretty bad reputation because it is seen as bland and tasteless, but I’ve been using … Continue reading