This is the perfect time of year for me, when I can still find delicious late summer veggies, like eggplant,, zucchini and peppers, at my local farmer’s market, but the weather is beginning to turn chilly enough that I crave warm comfort foods. This recipe marries the two and even better than that, this is a one pan wonder. One pan, that’s right you read correctly, even the pasta cooks in the same skillet, no boiling water, draining or extra pots and pans to wash, I present to you my One Skillet Baked Pasta and Veggies.
Not only does this recipe all come together in just one pan, but it is also super versatile to suit your own tastes, moods, diet or what’s available in your market or kitchen today. I love making this with eggplant, zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes, but it’s just as delicious with any one or combo of veggies. I also like adding in chickpeas and topping the whole thing with chopped mozzarella and grated Romano cheese, but if you’re not into beans and/or cheese you can easily leave those out.
I’ve partnered with the Westchester County Mom’s Blog as a contributor, to view the rest of this post and get my amazing one pan recipe, go to my One Skillet Baked Pasta. Enjoy!
Whenever I find myself at Whole Foods I can’t leave without picking up a container or two of their golden sesame tofu. I love this stuff. The tofu has a perfectly dense and chewy texture and the saucy coating is just sweet enough with a little bit of spice. The whole thing is finished with fresh scallions for the right amount of crunchy freshness, yum!
For years, I’ve been buying Whole Food’s Golden Sesame Tofu and trying to recreate it myself at home. I’ve looked for recipes online and have tried just going off the ingredients list on the package, but I’ve never been quite happy enough with my results, that is to say, until now….
I’ll admit, and if you’ve had the Whole Foods version before, you’ll know this recipe is not exactly the same, but for me I think it’s even better and the family agrees, even my meat eating husband loves my Golden Sesame Ginger Tofu! Whether, it’s the golden sesame tofu you’ve had from Whole Foods or not, my Golden Sesame Ginger Tofu is delicious, give it a try and see for yourself.
I start by pan frying the tofu with a light cornstarch coating, dotted with toasted sesame seeds, just until the tofu is golden and crisp but still tender and a little chewy on the inside.
My sauce is a little sweet, a little tangy, a little spicy.
The recipe comes together fairly quickly and makes a perfect meal topping Forbidden Rice, soba noodles, crispy and fresh cabbage slaw, or anything else you can imagine.
My lemon poppy seed muffins are lightly sweetened with a tender crumb and a nice little crunch from the cornmeal, and poppy and chia seeds. The perfect little something for a school day snack, an early morning bite, or an afternoon tea.
I’ve started a new gig where I’ll be a contributor to the Westchester County Mom’s Blog. I’ll be posting all new recipes, not found here on SweetGreenKitchen. Check out my first post, where you can find the recipe for these delicious, moist and lemony Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins here.….Enjoy!
This salad is the latest addition to my growing list of kale salads. Perfect this time of year with sweet summer nectarines and fresh mozzarella with a light and refreshing lemony white balsamic vinaigrette.
You may be saying to yourself when will this trend of kale salads and kale everything ever end, but if you ask me the answer would be NEVER because I really do LOVE kale, I don’t just eat it ’cause it’s good for me, I truly enjoy it. Kale salads show up weekly at my dinner table and then again for lunch when I have leftovers (and I always hope for leftovers!). I hope you’ll find as much joy in this simple and delicious salad as we do.
This version was inspired by a pizza I recently enjoyed on a day trip to Princeton, NJ, where we were touring the university with Skyler (she’s a brilliant and very hard working student with high aspirations, fingers crossed!), honestly I hope she gets accepted just so we can go back for more pizza🙂.