I wanted to share with you all what this weeks recipes were and why I chose them.
#1 - Beans and Veenies
** This is a dish that in my opinion, everyone has had at least once in their lifetime. Growing up, this was one of my mother's favourite dishes. Her affinity for hot dogs was a well known fact in our household. I've decided to VEG her favourite dish and prepare it using only vegetarian friendly ingredients. A classic dish and simple to prepare.
#2 - Mexischetta
**This appetizer is a very simple play on a traditional Bruschetta. The fun thing about this particular recipe will be that adding or removing ingredients to suit your own tastes will still keep the end result tasting great. Simple to make and great for gatherings or even to start your Mexican feast!
#3 - Zucchini, Pepper, and fresh Basil Pizza
** This recipe was actually inspired by a combination of toppings similar to this that I topped a customizable pizza with when ordering a while back. The combination of toppings with creamy ricotta and mozzarella cheeses is fabulous and each topping works well with one another. Scratch made dough and sauce, you'll definitely be looking for seconds!
This recipe is very close to my heart as it was probably our favourite recipe of my moms as kids. Every birthday that rolled around between the 3 of us kids had my mom making this dish. Very simple, and super delicious. We would regularly scarf our plates down as quickly as possible to get seconds before everyone else or before my parents began rationing what was left.
I have done a little tweaking to my mother`s original recipe obviously omitting the meat and replacing with veggie crumble. Please, try it, enjoy it, and get a taste of what my mother was all about <3
Want to know the best thing about the dish? It's all made in one large frying pan. Easy clean up to boot!
**My moms original recipe did not specify how much spaghetti to use. (She was that good) I've listed 200 g but I would eye it out. Grab a couple handfuls, break them in half and see where you stand. I had to do a little adding after I put in what I initially thought would be enough so don't worry if you do a little adding after the fact, as long as all the noodles are cooked, you're golden!
HEAD TO THE RECIPES TAB
Sloppy Jon's has a ring to it don't you think? The Sloppy Joe's Vegetarian cousin, these resemble the classic dish in every way including their sloppiness.
Great for a gathering of friends as you can yield about 12 - 15 of these through this recipe. Switch it to normal sized buns and you will likely get 6 - 7.
This recipe is very easy and trust me, no more canned "Manwich". (Although I loved this growing up!)
Sloppy Jon's are less fattening than their meat cousins while also being equally delicious.
Head to the RECIPES TAB!
This week I've got three recipes planned, 2 of which are completed and were delicious :) I think you'll all enjoy them!
RECIPE 1 is posted, a super cheesy, super flavourful pasta bake loaded with fresh veg and just the right amount of spice.
Check out my Cheesy Mexi Pasta Bake under the RECIPES TAB now!
I hope you all enjoyed the recipes I shared this week.
I'm looking forward to churning out more fun, tasty recipes, especially now as the healing is over for my nose. Taking that first breath after having the breathing tubes removed from my nose was the most amazing feeling I've ever experienced. For six years I had a deviated septum and did nothing about it, unable to fully taste or smell anything to it's full potential. MY WHAT I WAS MISSING!
I have decided to take the opportunity to look through some of my mothers old cookbooks which I suppose would even be considered vintage! I am going to find some recipes that traditionally use meat and whip them into a Vegetarian Recipe to share with you all :)
Looking forward to this week of flips!
Have a good weekend and keep veggin'!
Growing up, my mother was a wonderful cook. (She was an even better baker!) Between myself, my brother and sister, and my father, there was rarely leftovers!
There were a handful of dishes she prepared that have stuck with me for all of these years.
After losing my mother earlier this year I decided to take a look through her recipe box and try to find some of those classic recipes. Luckily, I found this one which was definitely a knockout!
I Vegged the recipe and it came out FLAWLESSLY! My first taste brought back so many childhood memories. So cheesy and flavourful, not to mention the perfectly golden brown crust.
Head to the RECIPES TAB for more!
Head over to the RECIPES TAB for the delicious recipe.
Super moist and super easy, these cakes are a hit on every level!
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.