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

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Colcannon (Irish Potatoes and Cabbage)

https://youtu.be/nMRsk_16nq0 Just in time for St Patrick’s day. The “Cooking Secrets for Men” version of Colcannon, using Bob Evans mashed potatoes instead of making your own. Colcannon is an Irish dish made from potatoes and greens. Kale or cabbage are most common. The Irish often serve colcannon at Halloween, hiding a thimble, a ring, and…… Continue reading Colcannon (Irish Potatoes and Cabbage)

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Simple and Easy Eggplant Parmesan

https://youtu.be/QcVjPnMeYns Eggplant Parmesan (or Eggplant Parm) is a tasty, vegetarian dish, that can be made in a simple manner or complex manner. You could make your own red sauce, peel the eggplant, cut it length wise, pan fry the eggplant on the stove top in batches, shred your own cheese. Or you can do it…… Continue reading Simple and Easy Eggplant Parmesan

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Smashed Potatoes

https://youtu.be/n_PM2QJmqGU This recipe is all about technique, but the secondary ingredients you use can be very adaptable. Mashed and smashed potatoes both start out by boiling the potatoes until they are nice and tender. It’s what you do after boiling that differentiates the two. Mashed potatoes get mashed with milk, and butter, and whipped into a creamy…… Continue reading Smashed Potatoes