Vegetarian Recipes

Caramelized Onion Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese

Caramelized Onion Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese

Bob and I have this little tradition of making what we call “fancy grilled cheese sandwiches” for dinner on Friday nights. Not every Friday night (far from it actually), but for some reason a great grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of homemade tomato soup is the perfect way to end the week when you’re too tired to want to cook up a more involved meal, but want to attempt something a bit more than delivery. This sandwich is one of our …

Roasted Tomato Soup with French Bread Croutons

Roasted Tomato Soup with French Bread Croutons

An alternative title to this post could easily be, “Best Ever Vegan Tomato Soup.” Because it is indeed the best ever and it is indeed vegan. It’s also about the easiest thing to make that there ever was, even if you wanted to make a big pot on a weeknight. The basis is a bunch of roasted tomatoes, onions and garlic. Drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper and bursting with flavor. I like a variety of tomatoes (such as …

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

It’s Monday! And Monday calls for this really delicious cornbread recipe. At least, this Monday does. In all seriousness, this cornbread is incredible. One of my BFFs made her version of this recipe for our chili cook-off Super Bowl party a few weeks ago and it was a huge hit, so naturally I had to give my hand a try at giving it my own twist and serving it up for you guys. This is easy enough to bake to …

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

I have one final recipe for you as we head into Super Bowl weekend! This is a to die for slow cooker spinach artichoke dip recipe that really just wins on every level. The prep is minimal – just chop a few things, toss it all in a slow cooker and call it good to go. It’s great if you’re the hostess or if you’re a guest and want to bring something along because the transport is a cinch. Also, the flavors …

Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili

Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili

Because I have chili on the brain this week with our Super Bowl chili cook-off going down on Sunday, I’ve got the second of two crazy yummy vegetarian chili recipes to share with you today. This one is a black bean butternut squash recipe that is really quite special. The addition of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce adds a bit of smokiness that really balances out the sweetness of the squash perfectly. Like my the four bean veggie chili that …

Crunchy Veggie Taco Cups

Crunchy Veggie Taco Cups

I’m pretty sure most people will agree that one of the best parts about the Super Bowl is the food! Now, I’ll be so bold as to say that these crunchy veggie taco cups are one of the best Super Bowl appetizers going. They’re a cinch to make and they are so so tasty. They’re made with wonton wraps (which I buy pre-made at the grocery store) and a vegetarian refried bean filling that is crazy delicious. You could definitely add …

Four Bean Veggie Chili

Four Bean Veggie Chili

Happy Monday! It’s Super Bowl week and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m completely excited. For one, we’re hosting the festivities this weekend and I always love throwing a party. For two, I really enjoy screaming at my television on occasion. (Uh, that’s true.) For three, I have a ton of Super Bowl recipes to share with you this week, starting with this awesome chili recipe. This year we decided to put a twist on the traditional Super Bowl party …

Tomato + Farro Mozzarella Salad

Tomato + Farro Mozzarella Salad

I made this salad a couple of weeks ago for the first time in a long time, and couldn’t believe that it ever fell out of my regular rotation of solid, delicious, healthy dishes that I generally go to again and again. I’m really trying to get back to the basics over here, cleaning the junk out of my diet and starting to focus in on some of my personal goals of weight loss and just generally taking better care …

Baked Eggs with Spinach + Mozzarella

Baked Eggs with Spinach + Mozzarella

This easy, baked eggs recipe was created as part of our kid-approved holiday brunch menu. You can prep it in minutes, bake it while you’re sipping coffee and it will be a huge hit with the whole family! Guaranteed. Click here for the recipe!

[Recipe, styling + art direction by Cyd Converse | Photo by Alice G. Patterson for The Sweetest Occasion.]

The Best Vegetarian Stuffing Recipe

The Best Vegetarian Stuffing Recipe

Coming up on my first Thanksgiving after becoming a vegetarian, I remember fielding loads of questions about whether or not I’d eat turkey on Thanksgiving. Honestly, I had to laugh! I mean, no guys, vegetarians don’t eat turkey. Ha! Besides, doesn’t everyone agree that the sides are the best part of the Thanksgiving feast anyway?! Traditionally my mom hosts Thanksgiving and because she’s awesome and she loves me to the moon and back, she always makes sure there is plenty …

Three Easy Weeknight Pizza + Salad Pairings

Three Easy Weeknight Pizza + Salad Pairings

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I was looking at my calendar a few days ago and realized that from now straight through the holiday season is pretty much maxed out. Between work obligations, various holiday parties, family gatherings, and chorus concerts, there are very few days without some kind of commitment. Add in the need to tackle the organizational aspects of the holidays (gift shopping, wrapping, …

The Ultimate Hummus Plate

The Ultimate Hummus Plate

In approximately 3.2 seconds, we’re going to start talking about the holidays fast and furious around here. Because if you’re like us, you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for like 90 people (exaggeration, slightly) and a birthday party two days later and then it’s going to be all Elf all the time. Who’s with me? But considering Halloween was precisely yesterday (or thereabouts), I thought we’d ease into things with this hummus plate. I’ve dubbed it the ultimate hummus plate! While you …