Category Archives: lunch

Eggplant Parmesan

1 large eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick pieces, skin-on 2 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 25-oz. jar pasta sauce 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 15-oz tub Ricotta cheese 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese Salt both sides of the parmesan and stand upright in a colander. The [...]

Baked Penne

1 lb. penne pasta, prepared and drained 1 28-oz. jar pasta sauce (I love Trader Joes Organic Marinara. Napa Valley Bistro is good, too) 1 cup Ricotta cheese 1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh basil salt and pepper to taste 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Preheat oven to 350. Combine sauce, cheese, basil, salt and pepper. [...]

Pepperoni Calzones

For Dough (in bread machine): 3 1/4 teaspoons yeast 1 cup warm water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups flour 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour For topping: canned crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, or fresh tomato slices dried oregano salt 12 ounces shredded mozzarella (adjust to desired amount) pepperoni 1 [...]

Slow-Cooker Barbecue Sandwiches

3/4 lb. steak shoulder 1/2 – 1 sweet onion, sliced into rings 1/4 cup water 1 cup barbecue sauce Place all ingredients into the slow-cooker. Cook until meat is soft. Shred with a fork half-way through. Serve on crusty bread with thinly sliced red onion and chopped cilantro. *see “Overnight Rolls” recipe for a great [...]

Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and sliced 1 or 2 large cans chicken broth (or hot water and organic bouillion paste) 1-2 stalks celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1-2 zucchini, chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped (or one whole green or red pepper) 1 can diced green chiles 1/2 jar [...]