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    It’s Meatless Monday-Cranberry-Orange Kale Salad

    Kale always seems to be on sale, but the price per bunch dips even lower around this time of the year. It’s a superfood too which makes it a nutritional powerhouse. However, two things I’ve found are, one; it can often be bitter. Two, it gives your mouth a workout because of the chewiness of this veggie. I’ve found a couple of ways to overcome these problems. One is to cook it before I add it to things like soups. And the second way, which I used in this week’s Meatless Monday recipe, is to add some salt (for want of a better word), and then massage it. It turns…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Stuffed Acorn Squash

    Stuffed Acorn Squash Acorn squash is on sale now and while I love to roast it and use it as a side dish, it also makes a pretty good Meatless Monday meal. For this one I used dried sweetened cranberries combined with feta cheese and a pre-packaged Ancient Grain blend although you could use a mix of brown and white rice, or even wild rice. 2 Acorn squashes, washed, seeded, halved lengthwise 1 ½ cups of grain or rice blend, cooked ½ cup crumbled feta cheese (divided) ½ cup sweetened cranberries Salt and pepper Oil for roasting Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle the squash with salt and pepper and…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Speedy Mediterranean Salad

    When the weather’s hot the last thing you want to do is spend extra time in the kitchen. Pasta salads often come to my rescue. One tip to save time is to make a big batch of pasta and keep it in the fridge for week long dining. For this recipe I used penne, and I’d also cooked some elbow marconi and combined the two. Last week, Roma tomatoes were on sale for 99 cents a pound and as soon as I saw them I knew exactly how I’d use them. Slow roasted in the oven with salt, pepper, herbs and olive oil. After that it’s just finding a recipe…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Veggie Bites with Feta Cheese

    Last week the weather turned hot and humid and when that happens I crave more snack size meals than anything else. I got tired of salads, and after looking through the CSA box contents and other items I had on hand, I came up with this recipe. My first idea was veggie pancakes and a dipping sauce but as I began making this it morphed into something a little different, including the addition of some feta cheese. I sautéed these in a skillet but if you’re not too worried about deep frying foods, I think that it’s probably the best way to cook these. Quick and easy, seals the edges…

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