Category Archives: Vegetarian

Tuscan Greens and Beans

So, I often troll frozen food aisles to see what corporate people are providing, so that I can make my own fresh. I came across an entire section of Morningstar Farms who are now making ready-to-eat, and Tuscan Greens and … Continue reading

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Broccoli Tots

Forget it, these are delicious, and SO Easy! Broccoli Tots 12 ounces broccoli, cut into small florets ¼ cup scallions, thinly sliced 2 large garlic cloves, finely diced ⅔ cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 egg, beaten ⅔ cup bread crumbs … Continue reading

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Farro Mushroom Green Bean Salad

Samantha Bee, from Daily Show and now her OWN SHOW, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, did an interview with Grub Street, turns out she is a good cook and time organizer, two things Silly Mama loves. Among so many of … Continue reading

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Creamed Spinach Mushroom

Let’s talk about SIDES. I was the vegetarian daughter in a family of meat-eaters, and for decades, at holidays, I was asked if I could “just pick it out,” NO, and I went through an entire Engagement Reception Dinner with … Continue reading

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Zucchini Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

If you don’t have a Spiralizer yet, I highly recommend. I’ve got the Paderno. Here’s a youtube from a previous post to help you get started. Low-carb, delicious “noodles” or, in this case, zucchini swirls for a fabulous salad. Hat … Continue reading

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One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Easy, fabulous. One pan, mucho taste. Hat tip, Damn Delicious. Recipe: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeño, minced 1 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable broth 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14.5 oz) … Continue reading

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Spicy Lentil Tahini Wrap

I wanted to make my own Trader Joe’s Spicy Lentil Wrap with Tahini Sauce**, and found this recipe. Hat tip, Feasting At Home. I used precooked lentils from Trader Joe’s (found amongst lettuces and other greens), prepped all the other … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Orzo

Had a bunch of asparagus, and needed to make a side. I wanted nothing complicated, super simple, and found this. Hat tip, Supper For A Steal. Recipe (3-4 servings): 1 cup orzo (whole wheat or regular) ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ … Continue reading

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Delicious Easy Cauliflower Gratin

BOMB SCARE at my child’s school this morning! So this is the world we’re living in. Some asshat sends an email late at night, “targeting” a bunch of schools, and our education gets shut down, 29 million dollars are expended, … Continue reading

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Red Lentil Soup, “The Only One You’ll Ever Need”

Making this weekend. Recipe (4 servings): 3 tablespoons olive oil, more for drizzling 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon ground cumin (I like to toast cumin seed, then grind with mortar/pestle) ¼ … Continue reading

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