Tag: no meat (Page 1 of 12)
Pesto Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and MozzarellaSeptember 24th, 2016 in Salads, Sides by Julia Volhina
I’ve tried this salad on a cookout organized by our friends and fell in love with it (and of course had to make sure I have a recipe for it to share).
I don’t even know why this dish made of cooled cooked pasta, black olives, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella tossed with pesto and grated parmesan is called a salad, but let’s go with it.
Of course freshly made basil pesto sauce is the best choice for dressing here (and it doesn’t really take much time to make if you wish to try). But one from a store works as well.
I know pasta salads are not a first choice for people who are trying to cut down the amount of carbs they consume but it surely is delicious. Well, one can opt for a whole grain pasta to make it seem a bit better.
Next time you need to bring something to a cookout or a get-together, why not to try this recipe?
Zucchini CrepesAugust 27th, 2016 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
Savory crepes with no sugar added and lower amount of flour than in traditional crepes due to usage of zucchini pulp – yes, count me in!
Amount of flour specified in the recipe is somewhat approximate. You may end up using more or less depending on how liquid the kefir is.
Generally you don’t want to get batter to thick for crepes to become too thick, but you also don’t want to make it too thin either because it will be hard to turn a crepe over when frying (it may tear).
So if crepe tears when you try to flip it, add a bit flour in before frying next one, or if it turns out too thick – add a bit of kefir to the batter.
Kefir makes crepes very tender, and may be somewhat hard to flip in general, so use smaller frying pan to make the process easier.
Summer Squash and Spinach Soup-PureeJune 4th, 2016 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
Recipe for pretty light soft soup-puree made of summer squash, spinach and milk. And isn’t this radiant green color fantastic?
Any kind of summer squash or combination of these will work for this recipe I think, I used young zucchini and yellow squash.
Use milk for lighter version (I’ve used milk here) or half-half for reacher one.
Also, I’ve cooked fresh spinach for this recipe, but I think frozen may work as well if added to the pot later in the process to avoid overcooking, the color maybe vary in this case.
Oven Roasted Veggies with Fajita SpicesMay 21st, 2016 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
Potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and onions infused with fajita and some other spices and roasted in the oven is perfect dish on its own if you want more veggies in your diet, or great side dish for meat or chicken entree.
Cooking time for this dish in will vary depending on size of potato and cauliflower pieces. Potato in general will take more time to cook than other vegetables, slice it in smaller pieces and check its readiness with a knife before turning the oven off.
I used virgin olive oil spray here, spraying is a way more convenient than just pouring, it also helps to cut amount of oil to necessary minimum. However pouring oil will work as well.
Raw Broccoli and Tomato SaladFebruary 27th, 2016 in Salads by Julia Volhina
This is easy and refreshing tasting salad of few ingredients: all you need is fresh broccoli crown, few tomatoes, onion and some greens.
It is important to use broccoli crown as it is normally more soft and less chewy than more mature pieces.
Raw broccoli and tomato salad pairs well with meat or poultry courses.
Cabbage with Mushrooms and Sour CreamJanuary 16th, 2016 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
This dish offers great combination of tastes: cabbage, onions, mushrooms and sour cream braised together and seasoned with fresh dill.
Cabbage braised with mushrooms and sour cream can be served as a side or as no meat course on its own.
Time needed for cooking will vary depending on how soft you like cabbage to be, just check its readiness from time to time.
Simple Cauliflower Puree (Mashed Cauliflower)August 1st, 2015 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Lately, I am cutting on my potato intake, but it is hard because I like such sides as mashed potatoes, for example. So when I read about mashed cauliflower being something similar but healthier, I had to try it right away.
I must say, mashed cauliflower still tastes like cauliflower, however the texture of it is very much similar to the texture of potato puree. So I think, I am pleased with my results.
I used hand immersion hand blender to puree my cauliflowers, but I am pretty sure stand blender or food processor will work for it as well.
Don’t over do on amount of milk – cauliflower will need much less than potato would, so add it very gradually, spoon by spoon until desired consistency.