I can honestly say this was a splendid idea! Layers of rich and creamy cheeses, delicious sauce, and bursts of flavour coming from every direction. Loads of fresh herbs and garlic give this dish the most enticing smell while baking!
Obviously I removed the meat from the original recipe, I also swapped out the Cottage Cheese for light Ricotta, added fresh oregano in place of the rosemary, and switched out the noodles for Penne. Ziti pasta can get overcooked quickly and in turn becomes almost spongy so I don't enjoy using it.
I also used light sour cream instead of full and prepared a fresh sauce versus using a can of pre-made sauce!
Try it out. I know you'll all LOVE it!
When it comes to salsa it's great to enjoy it with a mound of your favourite tortilla chips. Perfect treat for a get together or great to enjoy alone in front of the television.
I decided after using some of my for chips that I wanted to enjoy it again but not in the traditional way. Here's an idea for using up some of that delicious leftover salsa!
Prepare the rice in advance or make sure to account for that time while preparing the beans.
HERE'S MY SALSA RECIPE LINK: http://happyveggie.weebly.com/recipes/sinfully-spicy-salsa
HERE'S MY GUAC RECIPE LINK: http://happyveggie.weebly.com/recipes/chunky-guacamole
Whenever I buy jarred salsa I'm always looking for something different. Different flavours, spices, ingredients etc However, when all else fails, I turn to the SPICE!
This salsa is NOT for the timid. Bursting with flavour from cilantro and fresh veggies, this salsa delivers a spicy kick that is absolutely wonderful. I love the feeling of being warmed from the inside out, little beads of sweat dripping down my face despite the temperature. It's amazing!
If you're looking for a fresh, flavourful salsa WITHOUT all the heat.. .
1. Remove the seeds from ALL jalapenos.
2. Reduce the amount of chili's, try using only half the can.
3. Reduce the jalapenos from 2 to 1.
Hummus is a dish that is really versatile. Even in its most basic form it is rich, flavourful, and delicious!
With hummus you can really change the recipe to reflect different ingredients. Add in some toasted pine nuts, red peppers, spinach, pesto etc and you have an entirely new recipe.
It's great on its own served with pita wedges or you can use it as a topping on sandwiches and burgers,
This recipe is a play on traditional Bruschetta but makes freshly prepared Pesto the star of the dish!
Gorgeous Medley Tomatoes add colour and freshness while the onion enhances the bold flavours coming from the Pesto. PERFECTION!
Just in case you need the Pesto link again http://happyveggie.weebly.com/recipes/presto-heres-the-pesto
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Vegetarian 16 years and counting. I'll take all the baby animals please and thank you!