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20161015_122826 Meatless Monday – Fall Harvest Minestrone - It’s been raining outside, so… soup.  I actually could have called this ‘Stone Soup’ from the old children’s fable, because it’s less of a recipe than a gathering of what was readily available from my pantry; like the last of the tomatoes and zucchini from the garden paired with root vegetables and winter squash.  I know several people, like […]
20161008_181715 Meatless Monday – Veggie Tofu Spring Rolls with Asian Dipping Sauce - If you’re looking for a new take on salad, these spring rolls are far from boring and the dipping sauce made with almondbutter is so good you might find yourself using it on everything! I took advantage of the gorgeous colors of the season with striped Chiogga beets and pink radish, which are surprisingly sweet raw when thinly sliced. They also create a […]
aviary-image-1145059929 Crab Bisque with Sherry - Recipes are back – and this bowl of velvety goodness is ready in less than 30 minutes!! You may have noticed that I had gone radio silent, but since mid summer I’ve been in Techno-Hell. I knew I was in trouble in July when I heard my cell phone buzzing and read the message “DELETING”…  Six days later, my computer was hacked and I […]
Featured Image -- 9354 Meatless Monday – Eggplant Parm Minis - Originally posted on goodmotherdiet:
“I enjoy cooking with wine and sometimes I put it in the food.” – Julia Child. I’m not sure Julia Child would have appreciated Good Mother Diet as she was quite the meat lover and on her cooking show she was always throwing raw meat around or making raw chickens dance, but…
20160707_115923 Meatless Monday – BBQ Tofu Pizza - Two of America’s favorite foods are barbecue and pizza.  Now imagine them together for the ultimate in delicious comfort food.  This version is vegetarian, using tofu, crumbled and browned with barbecue sauce, in place of more traditional chicken with pretty great results.  The barbecue sauce, smoked cheddar, mozzarella, purple onion and fresh tomatoes all melted together into quite […]
20160706_101511 Meatless Monday – Grilled Tofu with Jalapeno Pesto -   If summertime means throwing something on the grill for dinner, but you are trying to eat less meat for whatever reason, well this one is for you and ready in less than 30 minutes!  This tofu is grilled to crispy perfection on the outside but creamy on the inside and topped with a spicy, savory jalapeno pesto that will become […]
20160704_122959 Red, White and Blue Potato Salad (Vegan) -   Since it’s the Fourth of July, how about a colorful, holiday version of an old summertime classic? Enter Red, White and Blue Potato Salad, a flavorful vegan version using caramelized onions, whole grain mustard and a red wine vinegar and fresh herb blend to make this your new favorite potato salad – and it’s pretty […]
20160616_184550 Deviled Eggs – Three Ways - Chickens and their lovely eggs are part of my childhood.  My Mom had chickens and I have fond memories of helping my Mom on the ‘farm’.  Now I’m following in her footsteps and have a small flock of chickens that were mostly rescued from slaughter at factory farms by Animal Place.  They are sweet girls […]
20160616_185201 Meatless Monday – Easy Zucchini & Tomato Tart - Today is the first day of Summer!  It is also Summer Solstice when the sun is at it’s highest point in the sky, which means it’s the longest day of the year, with about 17 hours of sunlight, and the shortest night. 2016 is a special year, because the solstice coincides with the Strawberry Moon, a once-in-a-lifetime […]
Featured Image -- 8861 Meatless Monday – Grilled Nectarines and Summer Squash with Balsamic Glaze - Originally posted on goodmotherdiet:
I know I’m late to the grilled fruit game.  I never understood the fascination with throwing everything on the grill, but I am now a believer.  Grilling transforms something simple and delicious into a spectacular crowdpleaser.  Grilling enhances the natural flavors of fruits and vegetables and caramelizes the sugars in them,…

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