Cauliflower with Parsley-Pecan Breadcrumbs makes for a comforting duo. In this nourishing and substantial side dish, pecans and lots of parsley add a major yum factor to the crumb topping.
Fresh Corn and Tomatillo Salsa is delicious served as an appetizer with tortilla chips, this refrigerates even better than fresh tomato salsa, so it’s a good one to make ahead.
Baked Eggplant Stacks with Cashew Ricotta just need a colorful salad and fresh whole grain bread (or a simple pasta or grain dish) for a fantastic meal. Make sure to start soaking the cashews and pine nuts for the “ricotta” well ahead of time.
There are no words to describe this Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie other than as a deep dish of absolute comfort. It’s a bit of a project, but not difficult, and definitely worth it for a special occasion meal.
These pretty streusel-topped Double-Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins are not only delectable, but contain a dose of Vitamin C from fresh orange juice as well as concentrated orange juice. The concentrate also contributes sweetness as well as color.
Chilaquiles (Black Bean and Zucchini Tortilla Casserole) is a classic Southwestern casserole that layers soft corn tortillas with beans and cheese (vegan in this case). Adding zucchini and chiles adds to the lively flavors. This makes for a nice change-of-pace holiday main dish, but this is also easy enough to make for weeknight meals.
Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes, and Green Beans is a classic rustic Italian combination. It may seem odd to combine pasta and potatoes, but it does work well, and is extra hearty. It’s carb heaven, maybe, but still healthy, especially if you use whole-grain pasta.