Recipe downloaded from Everyday Health.
This is definitely not vegan or vegetarian, but every so often as a treat, I like to do something different, yet not involve red meat. When I made the recipe I doubled up on the scallions and red peppers, and used one can (4 oz.) of crab. That adjustment still made 4 quesadillas.
- 1 cup sharp cheddar (reduced fat), shredded
- 2 oz. reduced fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
- 4 medium scallions, chopped
- 1/2 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 TBSP orange juice
- 8 oz. crabmeat (I used 4 oz., canned and drained)
- 4 medium whole wheat tortilla (8-inch)
- 2 tsp oil
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
- 2 TBSP pickled jalepeno pepper, chopped
- Combine cheddar, cream cheese, scallions, bell pepper, cilantro, jalepenos (if using), orange zest and orange juice in a medium bowl. Gently stir in crab.
- Lay tortillas out on a work surface. Spread one-fourth of the filling on half of each tortilla, Fold tortilla in half, pressing gently to flatten.
- Heat 1 tsp oil in a large (nonstick) skillet over medium heat. Place 2 quesadillas in the pan and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides. 3-4 minutes total.
- Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 1 tsp oil and quesadillas. Cut each into 4 wedges. (Serving suggestion: serve along with black bean soup).
This recipe comes to us courtesy of Meatless Monday. Since everyone seems to have a lot of zucchini these days, this seemed like a delicious way to make use of them. Serves 4 – and it was just a delicious warmed up the next day for lunch.
Zucchini & Feta Cheese Bake
- 3 zucchini, diced
Zucchini mix, ready for the eggs.
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 7 oz. feta cheese
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 cup yogurt (I used Greek yogurt, non fat)
- 2 eggs
- a handful of fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- Preheat oven to 390 degrees F.
- Sweat the garlic, zucchini and celery in olive oil for about 5 minutes.
- Add the peas and parsley and seas with salt*. Cook for another 5 minutes.
- Grease a casserole dish and transfer the zucchini mixture in. Mix in the feta cheese.
- Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
- Remove. Add the yogurt and eggs (mix these in advance).
- Bake another 10 minutes of so (I found this step needed at least 20 minutes to firm up the eggs).
Recipe downloaded from Mollie Katzen’s website; originally published in Vegetable Heaven.
We’re in for a string of 90-plus degree days here in New England. A chilled soup seemed like something that might be light and tasty in the heat and humidity of early September. Be sure to clean the leeks thoroughly!
- 2 fist-sized russet potatoes (about 1 lb), peeled and cut into cubes
- 5 cups water or broth (I used water)
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups chopped leeks, well cleaned
- 1 TBSP minced garlic
- 2 pounds fresh spinach, cleaned, stemmed, and chopped
- 1/2 cup minced fresh dill
- small handful fresh basil leaves
- small handful fresh mint leaves
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- white pepper to taste
- minced fresh mint for garnish (optional)
- Place the potatoes, water or broth, and salt in a soup pot or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer very slowly for about 20 minutes. Add the leeks, garlic, and spinach during the last 5 minutes or so.
- Use a food processor or hand blender to puree the soup with all its solids, adding fresh herbs along the way. You will need to do this in several batches if using a food processor or countertop blender. Puree until very smooth.
- Transfer to a container, cover tightly and chill.
- Stir in the buttermilk just before serving, and add white pepper to taste. Top each serving with some minced fresh mint, if desired.
Yield: 6 servings