On the Friday, I made Grilled Cheese, Scrabbled Eggs topped with Cheese, and crescents filled with Cheese. All were so fantastic.
|Scrabbled Eggs topped with Cheese|
|Cresents filled with Cheese|
|Farmer's Market Veggies and Vegan Cheese on top of a Homemade Crust|
And on Sunday, I made Ratatouille with Quinoa and Black Beans (recipes below). Needless to say, it was awesome! :)
|Ratatouille with Quinoa and Black Bean|
I hope I have convinced at least one person to try changing the menu a little. Trust me, I LOVE my prime rib, but sometimes I do crave something different. These options surely hit the spot for me. My family loved them, I'm sure yours will too!
2 Ishtar Zucchinis; these are small light green zucchinis. They taste and cook the same a regular Zucchinis.
1 tbsp Fresh Thyme, removed from stem
1/2 tbsp Fresh Greek Basil, finely chopped
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Small Orange Bell Pepper, finely chopped
1 Small Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped
1 cup Tomato Sauce
1/2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese; I used Daiya Vegan Mozzarella.
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Using a mandolin or thinly slice (about 1/2 inch thick) both types of zucchinis. Place in a bowl, add fresh Thyme, Greek Basil and olive oil. Mix well, set aside.
- In a food processor, add 2/3 of the orange and red Bell Peppers, tomato sauce and Italian Seasoning. Pulse until sauce is almost smooth, about 2-3 mins. Pour tomato sauce in a round casserole dish, about 8". Place zucchini over the tomato sauce, alternating colours. Sprinkle cheese over zucchini, then top with the remaining Bell Peppers. Cut a sheet of parchment paper to fit over the zucchini, and bake in preheated oven for about 30 mins or until zucchinis are soft.
- Remove from oven and serve warm or room temperature.
** Normally, Ratatouille has eggplant and yellow squash in it as well, but I didn't have any. Next time, I will add the eggplant and yellow squash but cook it the exact same way, just add the eggplant yellow squash between the zucchini.
Quinoa and Black Beans
I used a recipe from my favourite recipe site. This is one of the few recipes, I didn't change a thing. Enjoy! :)
Happy Cooking!! :)
Happy Cooking!! :)