Meatless Monday - Pumpkin Baked Ziti

Meatless Monday - Pumpkin Baked Ziti

Thanksgiving can be a tough holiday for those who don’t partake in meat, but with some careful planning, it is possible to get through the day relatively unscathed. Even though pasta isn’t traditionally thought of as a Thanksgiving dish, it’s been showing up on the table more and more throughout recent years and it’s a safe meatless option. The pumpkin and pecans in this recipe give it a fall feel, and the tofu ricotta tastes close enough to the “real” thing that even omnivores will enjoy it.

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Meatless Monday – Lentil Stuffed Eggplant

Meatless Monday – Lentil Stuffed Eggplant

This recipe was inspired by a bunch of small eggplants I received in my Purple Dragon Co-op share a few weeks ago. I wanted to something different than the usual grilled eggplant or pasta dishes, so I decided to hollow out the veggies and fill them with a meaty lentil mixture. This recipe will work with larger eggplant as well - just use 2 of them rather than 4.

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Meatless Moday - Groundnut Stew

Meatless Moday - Groundnut Stew

"Groundnut” is actually another word for peanut.   Groundnut stew refers to a stew made with peanut butter.

Whether this stew resembles a traditional African groundnut stew is immaterial for my purposes - it just tastes good and has become a cool weather favorite of mine!

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Zucchini Pasta with Spinach Pesto

Zucchini Pasta with Spinach Pesto

Zucchini harvests are usually pretty large at this time of the year, forcing cooks to hit the kitchen looking for creative uses for the summertime squash. I love to make zucchini “pasta” with my spiralizer, turning it into long, spaghetti like strands. I also love pesto, and this dish combines both of those loves.

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Meatless Monday - Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad

Meatless Monday - Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad
August can be a strange month, as even though we're still in the throws of summer, signs of fall peeking around the corner are visible. Hearty squash can be found alongside fresh peaches at the farmer's market, and the weather can be unpredictable with temperatures in the low 70s followed by scorching hot days in the 90s. This Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad combines both worlds, with both summery greens and autumnal roasted root veggies.

 

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