Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Vegetarian Recipe Alert!

The bubs and I are trying to go Vegetarian, which is no easy feat! (No need to bombard me with any personal opinions or feelings on this issue, we made this decision based on our own feelings). For some reason the Meat/Vegetarian/Vegan seems to bring about as much heat as politics & religion so if you are not feeling the vibe just skip over these posts.
I am on a hunt for recipes that actually make this easier and that is hard to do! When I find some winners I plan to share them here for others who may have the same issue. If anybody has any recipes to help me please send them my way. We'll give this one a 4 out of 5 stars.

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Broccoli & 3 Cheese Lasagna

Ingredients

  1. 1 15-ounce container ricotta (about 1 3/4 cups)
  2. 1 pound frozen broccoli florets—thawed, patted dry, and chopped
  3. 2 1/4 cups grated mozzarella (9 ounces)
  4. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)
  5. kosher salt and black pepper
  6. 1 16-ounce jar marinara sauce
  7. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  8. 8 no-boil lasagna noodles
  9. 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the foil
  10. 4 cups mixed greens
  11. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Spoon a thin layer of the sauce into the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish. Top with 2 noodles, a quarter of the remaining sauce, and a third of the broccoli mixture; repeat twice. Top with the remaining 2 noodles and sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup of mozzarella and ¼ cup of Parmesan.
  2. Cover tightly with an oiled piece of foil and bake until the noodles are tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Uncover and bake until the top is golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Toss the greens with the olive oil, lemon juice, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve with the lasagna.
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6 comments:

Linzy said...

I'm proud of you!! You know back when we were growing up they used to recommend in baby books to feed kids meat three times a day, but now Dr. Spock's has updated and they recommend not even once a day but a few times a week and we really stick to this with Maia. The majority of Indians are vegetarians so check out Indian inspired dishes on the web.. They cook veggies better than anyone I know. Try chana masala, aloo gobi, mutter paneer and saag!

LG said...

Oh now that is some great advice! I did go to an Indian store and had no idea what to do in there and just kind of looked at everything and sniffed it! ha

grizaham said...

Well i wouldnt say we are going completely veggie! I would NEVER give up Pepporoni or BACON!

Beat Bama

Meliha said...

Try some of the Morningstar foods in the frozen section of the store. The sausage patties taste just like regular sausage patties...

For Thanksgiving, get a Tofurkey "box" (comes complete with stuffing, tofu "turkey", and gravy).

Btw, I was able to stay slim by eating mostly vegetarian for 5+ years. Once I went back to eating full carinivore...I gained a little bit of weight. :( So being vegetarian does have its advantages.

--Meliha

Meliha said...

Forgot to ask--what's (who's?) a bubs?

Amy said...

I support whatever you want to do fully; however, in in response to Meliha, I have to say that I went without meat for a year and gained weight, so it doesn't always work that way. There are lots of overweight people who are vegan or vegetarian. Not that I think this is why you are making this decision, but everyone body reacts differently to various types of nutrition.

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