Friday, December 19, 2014


Pizza Friday!  Jalapeno, pineapple and pepperoni.  Yum.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Crab Cakes

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy biiiirrrthday to you!

Picked up some crab cakes from whole foods.  Pan fried them a few minutes on each side, then served with sriracha mayo.  Yum.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Roasted Veggie Enchiladas

We maybe sorta kinda followed this recipe:

Roasted some squash, red pepper, mushrooms, maybe sweet potatoes.  Added beans.  Mixed with some of the Frontera enchilada sauce, wrapped in flour tortillas, topped with queso, baked a while.  Yum.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Chicken Noodle Soup

Had some chicken stock simmering on the stove all day.  Used egg noodles.  Rotisserie chicken.  Carrots, celery, you know.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Delicata Squash Boats with Cauliflower Bechamel

Pretty much followed the recipe exactly.  Served this with some italian-beef-style beef that we had in the fridge, but could have stood on its own.

Delicata Squash Boats:


2 delicata squash, halved and seeded
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 shallot, peeled and minced ½ red bell pepper, seeded and diced
small 6 cups chopped spinach 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon minced sage
2 cups cooked cannellini beans, or one 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed
¾ cup whole-grain breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast, optional
3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
Zest of 1 lemon


Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Season the cut sides of the squash with salt and pepper. Place the halves on the prepared baking sheet, cut sides down. Bake until the squash is tender, about 45 minutes.

Place the shallot and red pepper in a large saucepan and sauté over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add water 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time to keep the vegetables from sticking to the pan. Add the spinach, garlic, and sage and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the beans and season with salt and pepper. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.Remove from the heat. Add the bread crumbs, nutritional yeast (if using), pine nuts, and lemon zest. Mix well.

Divide the bean mixture between the baked squash halves. Place the stuffed squash halves in a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated through.

Cauliflower Bechamel:

1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 3 cups)
Unsweetened plain almond milk, as needed
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced small
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 teaspoons minced thyme
¼ cup finely chopped basil
¼ cup nutritional yeast, optional
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Add the cauliflower to a large pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until the cauliflower is very tender, about 10 minutes.

Drain the excess water and puree the cauliflower using an immersion blender or in a blender with a tight-fitting lid, covered with a towel, in batches if necessary.

Add almond milk, if needed, to achieve a creamy consistency. Set the puree aside while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Place the onion in a large skillet or saucepan and saute over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add water 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time to keep the onions from sticking to the pan. Add the garlic, thyme, and basil and cook for another minute. Add the nutritional yeast (if using), nutmeg, and salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes, or until heated through.

Add the onion-garlic mixture to the cauliflower puree and blend until smooth, adding up to ½ cup of water if necessary to achieve a smooth consistency.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Stir Fry

Bok choy, broccoli, red pepper, mushrooms, carrots.  Made up a peanut sauce (probably pb, soy sauce, etc.).  Cooked angel hair pasta and mixed it in.  Turned out pretty well.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Glorious Macaroni and Cheese

Pg 176.  Pretty much the standard way we make it.  Broccoli, cauliflower.