Vegetarian

Cauliflower PattiesI love that cauliflower is seeing so much more love these days. It’s no longer simply steamed or boiled and served. People are creating so many great recipes with it!

Lately I’ve enjoyed using cauliflower as a way to deal with my craving for fried food by creating little fried patties packed with nutrition.

Ingredients

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets and steamed
1 egg
1/2 of a white onion, chopped finely
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp seasoning salt
3 tsp olive oil Continue reading

Butternut Squash PolentaIngredients

1 tsp olive oil
3 ¼ cups vegetable broth
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp ground ginger
½ cup cooked butternut squash, pureed
1 cup dry polenta
2 ounces of fat-reduced cream cheese, cubed
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a saucepan, heat the oil and sauté the minced garlic briefly. Add the vegetable broth, ginger and pumpkin pie spice and bring to a rapid boil. Add the polenta and stir quickly. Reduce the heat and cook for about 30-40 minutes Continue reading

There is nothing like a great sandwich filled with flavorful and natural ingredients. One of my favorite combos is avocado and tomato, but when you use hummus as a base it brings it all to the next level.

You can buy any flavor of hummus you want. When buying it I like to go with sun dried tomato or garlic. Ideally I make it myself when possible, but we all know that sometimes life is a little too busy for that! Continue reading

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