I adore this bacon breakfast quiche! It’s the best dish to make when hosting company for breakfast or brunch. The ingredients for a quiche are likely already in your kitchen, and it doesn’t take too long to prep. It’s easy to switch up parts adding vegetables or different meats, and it will still taste delicious….
I’ll credit this lasagna dish to two things, my new KitchenAid gadget and the New Year.
Let’s be honest, I was a bit nervous trading my noodles for sweet potatoes when making lasagna but it’s January 1st so there was no better day to be adventurous. I’m so glad I took the risk because holy cow this Cottage Cheese Sausage Sweet Potato Lasagna is amazing. The cheese and sausage are very flavorful that you don’t even know the pasta is missing….
Vegetable Lasagna is a combination of two of my favorite dishes, eggplant Parmesan and lasagna. If you’re craving an Italian meal but don’t want the food coma that comes with it, try this take on lasagna. It’s absolutely delicious but doesn’t contain all of the carbs that you’d find in pasta or fried eggplant. By substituting the noodles with eggplant and zucchini you’re sneaking in vegetables. At the same time, you’re packing your meal with protein by replacing the ricotta cheese with cottage.
When wine is a main ingredient how can you not love the dish? I had plenty of mushrooms in the house so I tossed together an easy, old-school Italian dish, chicken Marsala. I served it over spaghetti and chased it down with a glass of wine… just in case there wasn’t already enough. 🙂
My heart was set on making stuffed shells, I bought all the ingredients and was ready to cook and then Erik shot me down. He reminded me of how terrible we’ve been eating and I couldn’t argue. So what’s the next best thing to pasta? A vegetable that tastes like pasta! And honestly it’s just as good as the real thing! I stuffed my spaghetti squash with Italian sausage and ricotta cheese and then layered it with mozzarella for a perfect winter dish and a healthy pasta alternative….
It’s hard to think about life before butternut squash risotto. It wasn’t too long ago that I’d walk right past the squash section at the grocery store. I was intimated by their weird shapes and hard skin. I definitely had no idea what a butternut squash tasted like or what in the heck I’d ever use one for. That all changed when I had a bite of a butternut squash ravioli, soon I realized what I was missing out on. Absolute deliciousness! One of my favorite ways to serve winter squash is in risotto, it’s delicious, sweet and filling.
P.s. did you know in Australia the butternut squash is sometimes known as gramma?
Today I made a hearty vegetable soup. It’s a spin-off of my favorite minestrone without the beans and noodles (since we’re trying to eat light). I’ve been trying whip up some healthier meals because as soon as our wedding was over, we really took indulging to a new level. Erik especially. The Monday after the wedding Erik ate two bagels loaded with butter, a chocolate donut, a large Oreo mint chocolate shake, chicken parmesan and a basket of bread finished with a handful of M&Ms. I know what you’re thinking, EW! So for that reason