Happy Veg - 50 Smile Inducing Vegetarian Recipes
Eggplant Rollups with Red Pepper Tomato SauceThis recipe actually came to be after stumbling across a TASTY post on Facebook. I only briefly caught the clip but what I did see was enough to turn me on to the idea. Tender, roasted eggplant all rolled up with a delicious ricotta filling and baked in a luscious red pepper tomato sauce. Hearty, flavourful, and fabulous!
Cheesy Shells with Roasted Brussel SproutsI love brussel sprouts. I love them especially when they are roasted. It was only natural to fold the tender, roasty sprouts into a creamy, delectable cheesy pasta and bake it to perfection. Did I say perfection? That's what every bite was!
Spinach, Artichoke, and Red Pepper TortiglioniThis pasta is actually inspired by one of my favourite dips, spinach and artichoke dip! A flavourful blend of red pepper, spinach, and tender artichokes enveloped in a creamy sauce with tortiglioni pasta. Simply delicious.
Lime & Cilantro Guacamole stuffed Potato SkinsPotatoes are my favourite food so it is only natural I find various ways to stuff them! Potato Skins are the perfect appetizer and the creamy, tangy guacamole makes the perfect stuffing.
Pesto Hasselback PotatoesThis was a dish I prepared for my PESTO THEMED week at the blog! Here's the Pesto recipe! 3 Cups Fresh Basil Leaves 6 Cloves Garlic ½ C Pine Nuts ¼ C Parmesan cheese, grated ½ C Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sea Salt to taste
Salad Fresh PanzanellaAnytime I have a loaf of crusty bread lying around I immediately think of Panzanella Salad. This version also includes fresh Spring Mix lettuce which adds a welcome pop of colour and freshness to the bread salad.
Creamy Red Potato SaladI love potatoes and potato salad is one of my favourite salads of all. Creamy and delicious!
Beef'less' Stuffed MushroomsSuper flavourful rice with fresh vegetables and beef'less' ground stuffed inside stuffer mushrooms and baked under a layer of cheese. Divine!
Eggplant & Potato CurryI am always so enticed by the smell of a curry on the stove. So warm and comforting.
Crispy Fried Zucchini ChipsI always order these on any menu when I eat out so it was a delight to make them at home!
Cheeseburger DipI love creamy dips and this is one of my favourites. Adding crumbled "beef" gives the dip a heartiness while the topping of romaine and scallions freshens up every bite. Such a delicious dip!
Slow Cooker Spinach & Artichoke DipI actually tried this at a friends for the first time and had never actually considered using my slow cooker for dips. I played around with the recipe and whipped up a super creamy, super indulgent dip with lots of flavour.
Basil PinwheelsA fun use for Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Rolled up with fresh basil, cheese, onions, and seasonings and baked until crispy and delicious. They're such a simple and tasty snack.
Herbed Polenta FriesJust as satisfying as a batch of french fries. Polenta fries are crispy on the outside and pillowy on the inside. Such a delightful treat!
Roasted ChickpeasSuch a delightful snack. Chickpeas get nice and nutty when roasted and with a touch of seasoning they're simply delicious!
Chunky GuacamoleGuacamole is so satisfying and super healthy if eaten in moderation. This chunky version includes tomatoes, onion, and jalapenos for a chunkier, heartier guac.
Pico De GalloA really simple, fresh, and delicious salsa that compliments a variety of dishes. It's easy to control the heat by adding / omitting jalapeno.
Salsa Bean ScoopsThese are so fun and simple to prepare with just a few pantry ingredients and a little flavour. They make great snacks at get togethers!
Creamy Chickpea SaladBack in my MED (Meat Eating Days) , creamy salad style sandwiches were my favourite! This chickpea salad is everything those used to be but meat free. Delicious on it's own but stuff it in a crusty roll and it's heavenly.
Israeli SaladA light and refreshing salad with only a few, simple ingredients. Deliciously fresh, this salad is great for summer barbecues and also helps to freshen up a carb heavy main!
Cucumber and Feta SaladSuch a simple salad with big flavour. The saltiness of the feta cheese works so well against the freshness of the onion and cucumber.
Trio Tomato Salad with Parsley VinaigretteA summery, fresh salad that is so delightful to eat. Medley tomatoes are stunning and equally as delicious. With a little love they make quite a satisfying salad!
Roasted Stew VegetablesI love the flavour combinations in a stew but sometimes don't feel like going to the trouble of whipping one up. Seasoned with all of those familiar flavours, these roasted vegetables really give you that feeling of eating a delicious bowl of stew!
Broccoli & White Cheddar AranciniA delicious twist on traditional Arancini. Tender broccoli and sharp, flavourful white cheddar are stuffed inside arborio rice balls and baked until perfect. A nice, garlicky drizzle to finish everything off, divine.
Herby RoastiesRoasted potatoes are always a delicious idea. They pair perfectly with any dish and any flavours you can think of. These taters are simply seasoned and coated with fresh herbs for a light and delicious roasted flavour.
Mexi RiceThis rice makes a great filling for tacos and burritos while also being delicious on its own.
Italian Inspired Chipped PotatoesSliced potatoes baked under a layer of tomato sauce and melty cheeses. Delicious!
Potato Leek GratinLayers of potatoes and sauteed leeks baked with cream under a flavourful, crispy crumb topping. Simply delicious.
Ricotta Stuffed Mini PotatoesI consider this one of my favourite dishes of all time. The potatoes are so delicious baked up in the tomato sauce and the ricotta stuffing keeps them so creamy and luscious. You`ll want to eat the whole dish yourself!
Chili Corn Stuffed Bell PeppersStuffed peppers are not only visually delightful, but they are so fantastic to eat. This recipe has bell peppers stuffed with a chili spiced corn mixture and baked until tender and scrumptious. Pairs wonderfully with a fresh salad for a perfectly balanced meal.
Hearty Veg StewA lovely, homey stew whipped up in the slow cooker. So delicious and simple to make.
Mini Sloppy JonsOne of my favourite dinners growing up was sloppy joes. I loved the tomatoey, meaty mess of a sandwich. My version is lighter but big on flavour.
Vegetarian MoussakaSo many delicious layers of flavour in this dish. Often referred to as a "Greek Lasagne", this dish is layered with roasted potatoes & eggplant and a thin, creamy layer of Bechamel.
Spinach & Ricotta Lasagne RollupsA fun twist on regular lasagne! These lasagne rollups are everything you love about lasagne rolled up into smaller pieces. Stuffed with a creamy spinach and ricotta mixture, every bite is better than the last.
Stuffed ShellsAnother ode to my wonderful mother. This was one of our favourite dishes as kids and I just had to offer you all a vegetarian take on something so personal to me.
Veggie CalzonesA delicious, perfectly chewy dough wraps up a collection of fresh, delicious vegetables. Pillowy and flavourful!
Zucchini LasagneA pastaless twist on traditional lasagne. Layers of tender, juicy zucchini slices, creamy cheeses, and flavourful sauce bake up beautifully for a hearty & delicious dish.
Mixed Bean & Barley SoupCanned mixed beans are so great for soup because they provide a variety of colours, flavours, and textures. This soup is packed with protein from the barley and beans and has such an earthy, delicious broth.
Cabbage Soup - SlowcookerThis cabbage soup is so flavourful and because it is done in the slow cooker it is also super easy! Tender cabbage is so wonderful along with a delicious, flavourful broth, this soup is so comforting and enjoyable.
Mom's Mozza Spaghetti SkilletIn memory of my beautiful mother, this is a vegetarian take on a dish she made us growing up.
Stuffed ZucchiniI was playing around with different fillings and happened to have some fresh zucchini on hand so these gorgeous stuffed zucchinis came to be!
A collection of 50 of my favourite recipes from the blog. These recipes are fresh, flavourful, and best of all, simple to prepare! I personally guarantee that these vegetarian appetizers, sides, and main course meals are so good even your meat eating friends will be smiling from the inside out with every bite.
Whether it's a tasty vegetarian snack or hearty dinner for every night of the week, this book has everything you need!
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