Tag Archives: vegetables

Roasted Pepper Risotto

Here’s an easy risotto recipe that has a lot of flavor and color! We roasted the peppers ourselves, but you could easily use roasted red peppers from a jar or can to cut down on preparation time. It takes about an hour to cook, but most of that time is just the rice sitting on the stove top, so you can spend time doing other things while the meal is cooking! We made a lot of risotto so we would have leftovers to make rice balls with. For two people you would want half of this recipe.

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Tofu Satay with Peanut Sauce and Pickled Vegetables

We’ve been wanting to make this FOREVER and I finally got the stuff together to do it the other day. It’s a great complete meal but it’s not an authentic Southeast-Asian satay seeing as how we didn’t grill it or even use skewers. We did marinade the tofu in a pretty typical marinade and serve with the sauces and accompaniments you would see in a Thai restaurant. This makes plenty of food and the prep can be done ahead of time; I did the pickled vegetables the night before so they could really soak up the flavor, and you could do the same with the tofu!

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Tempeh Salad Flatbreads

We made these in the style of a chicken or tuna salad; the juxtaposition of warm flatbread and cold salad is really great. These are perfect for summer and really easy to pack for a picnic lunch. As usual, the recipe makes a ton, so we brought some to Herbie while he was working at Beaux Arts down the street.

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Cheddar Cauliflower Bake

This is some serious Americana. Jesse and I both grew up eating relatively ethnic foods, (Hispanic and Italian) so I like to try something new every now and then and make a casserole. This one is really cheesy and good, but it’s definitely a side dish, not a main, or you might be in cheese overload.

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Red Sauce

This is a slight variation on my mom and grandmother’s pasta sauce! It takes a while to make so start it the night before, but you’ll have plenty of leftovers that you can freeze to make meatball sandwiches, pizza, eggplant parmesan, etc.

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