Shepherd’s Pie, Vegetarian

Mashed Potatoes: 5 pound bag of potatoes 1/4 cup butter ~ 2 cups milk 8 oz block cheddar cheese, shredded (maybe more?) 1-2 tsp kosher salt Optional: 1 cup sour cream Filling: 1 lb dried lentils, rinsed & drained 2 large onions, diced (could also add bag of frozen pearl onions) ~ 8 carrots, sliced…

Sweet Potato Chili (Crock Pot)

Combine the following ingredients in the crock pot: 1 medium/large red onion, chopped 1 bag frozen Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready Tri-Color Pepper and Onion blend (or 1 chopped red bell pepper and 1 chopped green pepper) 2 to 3 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced (or 1 heaping…

Thai Vegetable Stew, Crock Pot

This is very similar to another Thai Soup that I have posted, so I called this one a ‘stew’ instead.  Eric and Hannah both prefer this version to the other version which uses a box of Thai-Ginger vegetarian stock. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. red curry paste (we like Thai Kitchen brand) 2 12-oz cans of coconut…

Thai Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 1 box Swanson Thai Ginger flavor infused broth 1 bag Birds Eye Recipe Ready pepper and onion blend Handful of baby carrots, cut into matchsticks (or 1 bag Birds Eye Recipe Ready stew blend with carrots, celery and potatoes) olive oil 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp 1 can (~14 ox) unsweetened coconut milk…

Hearty (Vegetarian) Meatball Soup with Spinach

This is a remake of “Hearty Meatball Soup with Spinach” (from Publix Apron’s Meals) that Eric and I loved before I adopted a vegetarian lifestyle last June.  A few weeks ago, we noticed that Morning Star makes vegetarian meatballs … and we decided to give this a try with vegetarian modifications.  The verdict?  Two thumbs…

Carrot-Parsnip Soup with Parsnip Chips

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion 3 cups coarsely chopped parsnip (about 1 pound) 3 cups water 2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped carrot (about 1 pound) 2 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium vegetable broth 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup parsnip, cut into 1/8 inch…

Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds) 2 tablespoons olive oil or other vegetable oil 1 large yellow or sweet white onion, chopped 1 medium apple, any variety, peeled and diced 2 cups prepared vegetable broth, or 2 cups water with 1 vegetable bouillon cube 2 teaspoons good-quality curry powder 2 teaspoons grated…

Honeycrisp Apple and Parsnip Soup

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups diced white onion (1 medium) 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup sparkling wine 2 large parsnips, peeled and roughly chopped, about 2 cups 2 large Honeycrisp apples, peeled and roughly chopped, about 2 cups 1 russet potato or white sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped, about 1 1/2 cups 1 teaspoon dried…

Creamy Cashew Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil or unsalted butter 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 cup (150 grams) raw cashews 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 large butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice 5 cups vegetable or chicken stock, plus additional (optional) 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 2 teaspoons…

Morning Star Chili

Crock Pot Recipe – for 3.5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Ingredients: 1 package (12 oz) Morning Star Grillers Recipe Crumbles 1 large sweet onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 2 tsp minced garlic 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 1 and 1/2 cup frozen corn 2-3 celery stalks,…

Tomato Basil Soup

4 servings Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste 1 (28 oz.) can of diced or crushed tomatoes, drained (substituted roughly chopped fresh undrained tomatoes and this worked fine!) 2 cups half & half, heated (next time: try 1 cup half and half, 1 cup skim milk)…

Hearty Meatball Soup with Spinach

Total Time: 35 minutes; Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped (~2 tsp minced) 1.5 lb lean ground beef (7% fat) 1/2 cup Italian-style bread crumbs 1 egg, beaten (or 1/4 cup egg substitute) 2 Tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto 1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided 1/2 tsp pepper, divided 1 Tbsp olive oil 8…