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Grilled Eggplant Dip

https://youtu.be/bL3vfQKslP0 This recipe (which I borrowed from Bobby Flay) is a fun, summer appetizer. Instead of roasting an eggplant in the oven, grill it to get a smoky taste. Serve with pita bread to start a summer time dinner party. Ingredients 1 red bell pepper¼ cup canola oil Salt & Pepper taste1 large eggplant, ends trimmed,…… Continue reading Grilled Eggplant Dip

Recipes · Vegetarian Recipes

Eggplant “Meat”balls w/Marinara & Pasta

Next in our Meatball Series is Eggplant “Meat”balls, served over pasta and a Marinara Sauce. Takes Spaghetti & Meatballs to a whole new level. This vegetarian recipe is simple and makes a great meal for the whole family, even carnivores. https://youtu.be/emE-q3WRnSM INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil1 pound eggplant, peeled and cut into one inch cubesSalt…… Continue reading Eggplant “Meat”balls w/Marinara & Pasta

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Jumbo Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille

Those of us of a certain age grew up with stuffed shells and stuffed peppers as “gourmet” cooking back in the day. I remember how proud my mother was to present such an interesting way to serve a meal. These Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille are an easy weeknight meal, ready in minutes and in this…… Continue reading Jumbo Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille

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Creamy Polenta & Grilled Polenta w/ Sautéed Mushrooms

https://youtu.be/R-WAROEwO34 Polenta is a kind of cornmeal mush that originated in Northern Italy as peasant food. But in the US, it’s served at upscale restaurants as a gourmet dish. The reality is somewhere in the middle. It can be a basic porridge, not a lot of flavor, or a high end, kicked version that has…… Continue reading Creamy Polenta & Grilled Polenta w/ Sautéed Mushrooms

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Cuban Black Beans – Instant Pot version

https://youtu.be/eBe8SlhGJzA For my Vegetarian friends and subscribers, this is a fun dish that can be a main course. Serve over rice and you could add other veggies into the black bean mixture. For you carnivores out there, it goes amazingly well with a Cuban Pork Tenderloin or similar main dish. The Instant Pot is a…… Continue reading Cuban Black Beans – Instant Pot version