Posts with the tag
vegetarian

Thai Pumpkin Soup

This is a simple and delicious soup that uses canned pumpkin. It has a nice amount of heat and interesting flavor thanks to the lime juice topping and the Thai red curry paste. I prefer to blend the soup so you don’t have whole pieces of onion but that is optional. I also prefer to… Continue reading »

Pumpkin Mousse

This is a quick, easy, healthy, and delicious pumpkin dessert that can be eaten as a snack or dessert around the holidays or really anytime you are craving the flavor of pumpkin.  If you need the crunch of the crust, feel free to layer the bottom of your bowl or sprinkle the top with graham… Continue reading »

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Recipe from NC EFNEP Ingredients 1 Cup Skim or 1% Milk (Plus 1 Tablespoon) 4 Teaspoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1 Teaspoon Honey 1 Peppermint Tea Bag Directions  Heat one cup of milk in a microwave-safe container for about one minute Add 1 tablespoon of milk and the cocoa powder to a mug  Mix with a fork… Continue reading »

Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes

Recipe from NC EFNEP Ingredients Recipe makes 1 dozen 3 1/2-inch pancakes 2 cups flour (use 1/2 whole-wheat) 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 1 3/4 cup skim milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Vegetable cooking spray Directions Wash… Continue reading »

Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Recipe from NC EFNEP Ingredients 12 jumbo pasta shells (1/2 of 12-ounce package) 1 1⁄4 cups fat-free ricotta cheese 3⁄4 cup pumpkin puree 1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons dried basil 1⁄4 teaspoon ground sage 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup pasta sauce Directions Cook pasta shells according to package directions.… Continue reading »

Berry Yogurt Bark

Recipe from NC Steps to Health Ingredients • 2 cups non-fat plain yogurt• ½ tsp. vanilla extract• ¼ tsp. lemon juice• ¼ tsp. salt• 1 cup strawberries, sliced• 1 cup blueberries, whole Directions Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine yogurt, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt.… Continue reading »

Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish

Cranberries are super healthy with lots of antioxidants. Thanksgiving, however, does not bring out the best in this super fruit as they are usually accompanied by lots of sugar. This recipe is what I would call healthy-ish as it does have some sugar but lots of fruit that adds most of the sweetness. It also… Continue reading »

Crinkle-Cut Oven Fries with Japanese Sweet Potatoes

November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month. Sweet potatoes are a healthy source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C. A fun fact, North Carolina has led the nation in sweet potato production for decades and produces about 60 percent of the country’s total sweet potato crop. My favorite type of sweet potato is Murasaki—or… Continue reading »

DELicata Squash is DELicious

Move over butternut and acorn squash. Now for something…more delicate?  Delicata squash is a winter squash also referred to as “sweet potato squash”.  It has a creamy texture, sweet flavor, and roasts beautifully in the oven. We recently tried delicata squash as a side dish with salmon and it was DELicious!  As the name implies, the skin… Continue reading »

The Basics and How-To of Vegetarianism

What’s up with vegetarianism? This year, vegetarian awareness week will mark me being vegetarian for 6 years. There are many reasons that people decide to stop eating meat – for me it was to lower my environmental footprint. For others, it can be a religious or cultural practice, a strategy to lower their grocery budget,… Continue reading »