Panera Spinach & Artichoke Souffle (with Custard)

Ingredients: 3 Tbsp frozen spinach, thawed (1 frozen package = about 16 Tbsp) 3 Tbsp artichoke hearts, minced (1 can = about 12 Tbsp) 2 tsp onions, minced (1 thin slice of a large onion) 1 tsp red bell pepper, minced 4 eggs plus 2 eggs, divided (yolks/whites) 2 cups whole milk 1/2 cup grated…

Vegetable Stir Fry

Vegetable Options (pick 5-6): 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces 1-2 onions, sliced and quartered 1 bell pepper, chopped Can of sliced water chestnuts 4-5 carrots, sliced into coins or thin strips 8 oz package sliced portabella mushrooms Head of broccoli, chopped into small florets Scallions, chopped Can of baby corn Swiss chard, Bok…

Garlic Ginger Stir Fry Sauce

Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic (1 clove elephant garlic) 2 Tbsp fresh ginger (or ginger paste) 2 Tbsp honey (or more, to taste) 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup rice vinegar 3 Tbsp sesame oil 2 Tbsp olive or canola oil 2 Tbsp corn starch Mix all ingredients in food processor.  Process…

Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque

I’ve been looking for some new ways to enjoy the sweet potatoes from our garden.  I came across this interesting recipe.  Although I was a little skeptical at first, it is definitely a keeper! Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes (10-12 ounces each) 1 Tbsp oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 large garlic clove, minced 3…

Spinach Artichoke Souffle – Complicated Version

I recently ordered a Spinach Artichoke Baked Egg Souffle from Panera Bread.  I’m not sure what I was expecting … but oh my was it good!  Here’s my attempt to replicate it.  I looked up a few copy-cat recipes.  One in particular showed up in many searches (ABC Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur), but…

Rosemary Applesauce Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 2 tbsp sherry vinegar the juice of 1 lime 1 tsp fermented garlic flowers (or one garlic clove, crushed) 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped ¼ tsp Himalayan salt ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper ½ tsp pure vanilla extract ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce Combine all ingredients into food processor.  Process…

Butternut Squash and Mushroom Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

Made 15 Enchiladas (about 6 servings) Enchilada Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 3 chopped bell peppers 2 tablespoons butter 2-3 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed (2 medium butternut squash) ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon salt 16 ounces fresh chopped portobello mushrooms approx. 15 corn tortillas 2 cups shredded cheese Mexican…

Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Salad

I have been looking for some recipes that will help us use up our supply of sweet potatoes from last fall (but also provide a little variety).  Eric is not a beet fan, so we skipped the beets on his salad.  The dressing had slightly more of a bite than I typically enjoy, but the…

Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips

Ingredients: 2 kiwis, peeled and diced 2 Golden Delicious apples – peeled, cored and diced 8 ounces raspberries 1 (16 oz) carton of strawberries, diced 2 tablespoons white sugar (more or less to taste) 1 tablespoon brown sugar (more or less to taste) 3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor (I used strawberry) Serve with: Stacy’s…

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients: 1 (7 oz) can white tuna, drained and flaked 3 Tbsp mayonnaise 1-2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp sweet pickle relish 1/8 tsp dried minced onion flakes (I used a few Tbsp fresh minced onion) 1/4 tsp curry powder 1 Tbsp dried parsley (or 2-3 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley) 1 tsp dried dill weed…

Southern Jiffy Corn Pudding

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) — next time try 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup applesauce 1 egg 1 cup low-fat sour cream 1 (8.5 oz) box Jiffy Cornbread Mix 1 (14.5 oz) can creamed corn 1 (14.5 oz) can whole kernel sweet corn, drained Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in…

Lemon-Dill Yogurt Sauce

Lemon-Dill Yogurt Sauce 1 container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free plain yogurt 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill weed (or 1 tsp dried dill) 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/8 tsp pepper Mix all ingredients together.  Goes nicely with salmon.