Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Welcome! I just uploaded a ton of recipes willy-nilly. I have St. Patrick's Day, vegan, vegetarian, and low-fat tags, if you need somewhere to start. Many, many more recipes, courtesy of Vern and my other predecessors, will be added daily, along with any new recipes we come up with.

As for today's recipe, it was Vegetarian Wednesday, so Demo served Cris' Verry Berry Sauce on Gluten-Free Waffles, made with the Very Cherry Blend.

Side note: This is a completely unofficial cooking blog, which is why you won't see the actual name of the grocery store. Totally unsanctioned and unaffiliated.

Thanks for reading and see you in the coffee aisle!

Tuna and Tabbouli

A refreshing and textured tuna salad with just the twist of a can opener.

2 cans Light Tuna in Water
1 tub Tabbouli
4 Pita Pockets

Drain tuna and mix with tabbouli. Stuff in pita and serve with crudites. Serves 4.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Part of the Very Vegan Thanksgiving series.

4 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes, cubed
1-2 bulbs Colossal Garlic
1/4 cup President's Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2/3 cups Earth Balance spread
Fresh snipped chives to garnish.

Cut tips off garlic heads, drizzle with olive oil, wrap in foil, and roast at 400 degrees from 30 minutes. Simmer potatoes in water until tender, about 20 minutes. Pop garlic cloves out of skin and mash with potatoes and Earth Balance. Serves 6-8.

Cheesy Spinach Polenta

Never knew what to do with that yellow tube of polenta in your pantry? Now you do!

1 bag Baby Spinach
1 bag Shredded Mozzarella
1 jar Organic Marinara Sauce
2 tubes of Polenta, sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer polenta, spinach, cheese, and sauce in greased 9x13 casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until spinach juice is absorbed.

Vegetarian Chili Cornbread

A southern favorite reminiscent of Frito pie.

2 boxes Cornbread Mix
3 cans Vegetarian Chili
1 bag Three Cheese Blend

Mix cornbread according to the box directions, adding shredded cheese. Spread chili on the bottom of a greased 9x13 casserole dish. Carefully pour cornbread batter evenly over chili. Bake according to cornbread directions, adding about 15 minutes to the total baking time. Serves 8-10.

Green Eggs and Ham

I like them, Sam I am, I like green eggs and ham!

12 eggs, whisked
1 pkg. fresh cilantro
1/2 bunch green onion
1 jar Salsa Verde
1/2 pkg. Avocado's Number Guacamole
1 Fully Cooked Ham Steak, diced
Shredded Mozzarella

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Puree cilantro, green onion, salsa, and guacamole. Mix with eggs and ham, pour into greased 9x13 casserole dish, and bake for about 40 minutes. Garnish with mozzarella and chopped green onion. Serves 6-8.

Bacon and Potato Frittata

A hearty breakfast for, say, a day of chopping wood and hauling lumber.

2 pkg. diced Latkes
12 eggs, whisked
1 pkg. Uncured Applewood-Smoked Bacon, diced and panfried
1 pkg. Three Cheese Blend
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients, reserving 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese. Pour into greased 9x13 casserole dish and bake for 30-45 minutes. Garnish with reserved cheese. Serves 6-8.