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Enchiladas That Are Hearty and Meatless with Authentic Results

Most vegetarian enchiladas are simply cheese and onion. These enchiladas are stick-to-your-ribs hearty because of the faux meat. This is a dish that can easily be made early and popped into the oven for a quick meal. Great with a lager or ale. Serves 6. Ingredients: 6 6″ flour...

Kale Sautéed with Balsamic Vinegar is Easy and Healthy

This easy side dish is a great way to hike up the nutrient content of any meal without adding extra calories. You can also substitute other hearty greens such as collards, spinach, bok choi, or chard. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 2 large bunches kale (or other greens) 1 large white...

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes Liven Up a Thanksgiving Tradition

I first had this horseradish mashed potatoes dish when Josh made it for he and his wife Lori’s pre-Thanksgiving party. It was so easy and delicious I had to make it again a week later. It’s a great twist on traditional mashed spuds — the perfect way to perk...

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast for Small Gatherings

This dish is great for when you want savory turkey without having to cook for hours—or deal with a carcass, if you aren’t making stock. It’s also good as a Thanksgiving dish for a small family or group. The bay leaves in the baste, and under the turkey breast,...

Thai Butternut Squash Curry with Basmati Rice

This Thai butternut squash dish is a fabulous recipe that works well served over basmati rice and with a nice cold beer. One can eliminate the seafood altogether or replace with tofu for a vegetarian version, although I personally have never tried it this way. This is adapted from...

Savory Vegetarian Gravy For Everyone

If you are a vegetarian or they are attending your holiday dinner, why not make a delicious gravy? This meat-free gravy is a hit that will please vegetarians and carnivores alike! Makes approximately 2 quarts of gravy. Primary Ingredients: 6 cups vegetable stock (if buying prepared broth, get a...

Peanut Noodles with Kale is Simple and Spicy

This spicy peanut noodles with kale dish is fairly simple and a great way to get more kale in your diet! Serves 2 for a main dish or 4 for a side dish. Ingredients 1 large or 2 small bunches kale, washed and de-stemmed 1/2 lb. pasta (thin rice...

Mushroom Paprikash with Dumplings

Unlike most paprikashes or goulashes this dish has no meat in it. The dish can be made with the faux meat, or not, with similar results. Best served with a dark amber, porter or stout brew. Serves 4. Stew 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon...

Zucchini & Pepper Frittata

Rick’s Aunt Mary (R.I.P. 2012) made this zucchini & pepper dish for us during a visit to Pennsylvania. It’s a quick meal that would be great for brunch or dinner, and works well with a side of roasted potatoes, or a crisp salad and warm bread. Serves 4. Ingredients...

Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash

This versatile recipe is a nice change of pace from the usual side dish. It’s flavorful, cheap and easy to make. Look for a medium, but plump, butternut squash when selecting your gourd. Something not so shapely is preferable. Don’t worry about making too much of this recipe, as...

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