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Recipe for Spinach-Ricotta Pie

Jan 29th, 2010 Posted in Main Dish | no comment »

As you might know, I love pie. Fruit pies. Meringue pies. Savory pies. Pies remind me of my grandma’s house. She’s a master pie-maker, and as you know, I use her pie crust recipe.

Spinach-Ricotta Pie

Spinach-Ricotta Pie

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Cauliflower-Cheese Pie

Mar 16th, 2009 Posted in Main Dish | no comment »

Jason and I went on a little pie loving streak as we were watching Twin Peaks, and this Cauliflower-Cheese Pie was one of the many I made. This yummy pie isn’t the most healthy vegetable pie, but it is delicious and not too hard to make. Recipe is originally from the Moosewood Cookbook and calls for a grated potato crust, but I rebelled and just used my grandma’s flour pie crust.

Cauliflower-Cheese Pie

Cauliflower-Cheese Pie
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Spinach Quesadillas

Mar 14th, 2009 Posted in Main Dish | no comment »

I was asked by a reader to post some of my favorite quick recipes. The ones that I make when I don’t have the time, energy, or the willingness to really cook a meal. The times that I don’t make Jason cook, which always ends up with some variation of Kraft Mac’n’Cheese and hot dogs (vegetarian ones for me) on his George Foreman Grill.

My spinach quesadillas were an invention and necessity when I was in college. A combination of inspiration from my childhood — my mother was a big fan of the “cheese melts in the microwave” mantra — and crepes from a little restaurant that used to be in my hometown. In college, I distracted an entire senior creative writing class, who were extremely tired of school food, with their delicious aroma.

Spinach Quesadillas

Spinach Quesadillas
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Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Jan 25th, 2009 Posted in Main Dish | 4 comments »

On a whim, I bought portobello’s at the grocery store as a co-worker mentioned them at lunch. I’d never cooked them, and since I don’t have a grill or bbq, Jason got out his George Foreman grill. Which surprisingly worked very well.

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

It was a really yummy burger, and something that we’ll cook again. The original recipe is from AllRecipes.

Portobello Mushroom Burgers
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Thanksgiving Dinner: Thai Pumpkin Curry

Nov 29th, 2008 Posted in Main Dish | one comment »

I wanted to do something different for Thanksgiving as I’m a vegetarian and not a traditionalist. My love of Thai food and pumpkin knows no bounds. This dish turned out to be very yummy. Though next time, I’ll add some more spices as Jason and I prefer hotter dishes.

The original recipe is from Henry Krauzyk and his blog, World Food at Home.

Continue simmering for 15 to 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Thai Pumpkin Curry
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Tofu Chicken and Dumplings

Nov 16th, 2008 Posted in Main Dish | 2 comments »

Delicious. This was so delicious. It takes longer than I would like, so it’s not going to be a week day dish by any means.

Tofu Dumplings

My tofu chicken cooking came from some suggestions how to cook chicken in Cooking for Dummies and the general chicken and dumplings recipe originally came from ‘Chicken’ and Dumplings at VegCooking.

Tofu Chicken and Dumplings
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Basil Tofu in Coconut-Curry Sauce

Nov 16th, 2008 Posted in Main Dish | no comment »

Both Jason and I think this dish is spicy enough, but not flavorful enough. Gretchen thought it was beyond perfect. But overall, it was pretty good. Plus, it’s a quick meal to make if you marinate the tofu in advance. (I ended up making a batch of cookies while I was waiting.)

Basil Tofu in Coconut-Curry Sauce

Basil Tofu in Coconut-Curry Sauce
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Thai Basil Tofu Stir-Fry

Nov 16th, 2008 Posted in Main Dish | no comment »

I love Thai food, and I’m always trying to make Thai dishes, despite not having very much success. Edible yes, but ending up more American than Thai. (This is what I get by being spoiled with good Thai food and my friend Nares who’s done an excellent job at giving me an education in this with the added bonus of being able to order most dishes without fearing mispronunciations.)

I’m also proud to say that this is really the first Erica-original recipe I’ve done. And it’s awesome.

Thai Basil Tofu Stir-Fry

Thai Basil Tofu Stir-Fry
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Cheese Manicotti

Nov 16th, 2008 Posted in Main Dish | no comment »

Okay, I know this is my portfolio, marketing, prosumer blog; however, I thought I’d branch it out a little into something I’m learning to love or loving to learn: cooking. I’m a vegetarian with a host of food allergies and have sometimes felt that food has been an upwards struggle throughout my life.

Last week was Jason’s 28th birthday and on Monday, I made him his favorite dish, manicotti. The following recipe is a mix from Golden Grain’s box, Jason’s mother, and my own improvisation.

Cheese Manicotti
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