Zucchini Casserole #2

Here is another great zucchini casserole; easy to make comfort food:)

Ingredients:

2 lbs cubed zucchini

1 c.chopped onion

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

4 Tbsp. organic butter

1 c. whole wheat saltine crackers, crumbled

1/2 c. plain organic soy milk

1 c. Vegan Gourmet cheddar cheese, by Follow Your Heart – shredded

1/2 c. pecans – finely chopped (or buttered bread crumbs)

Method:

In a large non-stick saucepan saute the zucchini, onion, salt, and pepper. (Zucchini is very moist, so no water is necessary). Cook over medium heat until zucchini is tender, stirring occasionally. Add the butter, and gently stir until butter melts.

Stir the crumbled crackers into the zucchini mixture, and add the soy milk.

Spray a glass baking dish with vegetable oil (PAM), and spread half the zucchini mixture in the dish. Sprinkle half the veggie cheese, cover with remaining zucchini mixture, then the rest of the “cheese.”

Top with the chopped pecans or bread crumbs.

Bake @ 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Serve hot with a big salad, and you have a complete dinner that is as satisfying as mac ‘n cheese, but a whole lot healthier.  (4 – 6 servings)

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Recipe: Greek Salad Dressing (+ Salad)

This is an easy dressing that you can mix up in minutes with common ingredients you already have in your kitchen. It’s the best!

Ingredients:

1/3 c. red wine vinegar

1/4 c. of chopped fresh dill OR 1 Tbsp. dry dill weed

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground pepper

Whisk all above ingredients together until well blended.

Then add 2/3  – 3/4 c. extra virgin olive oil, and whisk again.

Serve over a salad that includes Romaine lettuce, sliced sweet onion, sliced green bell peppers, cucumbers, black Greek olives (Kalamata), and tomatoes. Top with crumbled feta cheese (look for vegetarian) if desired.

( Note: Sometimes I toss everything above with cooled cooked wholegrain pasta to make a complete meal.)

Kale and Onion Stir-fry

Recipe:

Kale and Onion Stir-fry

1 lb. fresh green kale

2 onions, sliced

2 Tbsp. rice vinegar

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1/2 tsp. sweetener (sugar, honey, etc.)

     Clean kale and remove ribs, and chop.

     Spray wok or skillet w/ cooking  spray. heat on high, add kale and onions. Stir for 1 – 2 minutes.

     Pour in rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sweetener. Reduce heat to medium and stir-fry until kale and onions are crisp tender.

Add:

     3/4 cup slivered almonds

     1 Tbsp. Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids

     3 – 4 Tbsp. water

     8 oz. chow mein noodles

     Cover pot and steam, stirring occasionally until noodles soften slightly.

Makes 4 main-dish servings