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Main Course Vegetarian

Pecorino Romano Broccoli Cakes


Treat yourself to these crispy broccoli cakes, truth be told the flavor is fabulous! These little guys provide a warm and toasty meal for the chilly fall weather. They take all but 20 minutes to put together and are quite nutritious. I love having a veggie fueled meal when it comes to lunch and dinner. Broccoli is nutrient dense and is packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which can protect the body from damaging free radicals. In addition broccoli on its own is low in calories and contains a wonderful source of dietary fiber.

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Salads Vegetarian

Roasted Beet + Pistachio Nut Salad

roasted beet salad lilas kitchen

Celebrating fall with this warm beet and toasted pistachio nut salad just doesn’t get any better! It warms the soul while nourishing the body. Beets are a kick butt vegetable and one that I try to incorporate into my diet weekly. They are incredibly high in immune-boosting vitamin C, essential minerals such as manganese (helpful for healthy muscle and nerve function) and potassium (wonderful for your liver, kidneys and bones). Beets are also a great source of fiber. Why would you not want to eat these little guys?! This salad is a great lunch or dinner option, it’s filling, tasty and ohh so very nutritious.

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Main Course Vegetarian

Delish Portobello Chili + Fresh Cilantro

portobello chili lilas kitchen pic

Ohhh my how have we ended summer so quickly! It always seems to just fly by and before you know it here comes fall & winter. To properly welcome fall in all of it’s glory, I had to share this delish portobello chili recipe. It’s 100% vegetarian and is quite easy to throw together. Although I am a lover of seafood and meat, I actually do prefer this recipe vegetarian style. The portobellos soak up the wonderfully spicy chili flavor even more so than hamburger meat, creating savory & tender bites of deliciousness. When first introducing it to my husband a few years back he gave me this “where is the meat?” look… Continue Reading

Salads Vegetarian

Green Grape + Kale Salad with Ricotta Salata

green grape kale salad

I am always looking for new salad ideas…it has become common practice for me each week to rotate the type of salad greens I use in my kitchen. I like to do this not only to have a healthy balance of greens but I have noticed it also helps maintain different & fresh flavors in my meals. When it’s kales week, this delectable green grape and kale salad is one of my absolute favorites to make. Continue Reading

Breakfast Vegetarian

Green Goddess Breakfast Bite

avo cucumber toast

I love all things green and I’m currently obsessed with green goddess dressing. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I am in love with avocados, serve them to me for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day please. This recipe takes an easy twist on the delicious green goddess concept and embraces avocados at their finest, taking little to no time out of your morning. Continue Reading