Spaghetti with Caramelized Red Onions and Whole Cherry Tomatoes, Pine Nuts and Pecorino Cheese

This meatless dish was so amazing!   I have not cooked with pine nut before but have to say they tasted so good sautéed with the red onion and tomatoes.    Ted and I both enjoyed it as it was like a true Italian meal without any heavy sauces.   Real easy to prepare and delicious too! Continue reading “Spaghetti with Caramelized Red Onions and Whole Cherry Tomatoes, Pine Nuts and Pecorino Cheese”

Inside Out Lasagna

Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skip the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying meal for the whole family. To cut down on prep time, look for presliced mushrooms. For meat lovers, brown some crumbled turkey sausage along with the onions and garlic.   This is so amazing and the calorie count is great too! Continue reading “Inside Out Lasagna”

Lighter Tomato Pie

This lighter tomato pie recipe is delicious!   I made sure to add plenty of fresh basil leaves, ground pepper and fresh scallions.   This is wonderful after work, week night dinner.   These are the tomatoes that were gifted to Harvest Lite Café by Sneed Farm (Thank you).  Last summer we had been gifted some ripe tomatoes from Tom Sneed and we enjoyed them tremendously. There is a recipe for stuffed tomatoes from last summer, here on the Harvest website.  The Sneed farm is located in Evansville, TN which is near Chattanooga.  I hear that these beauties can be found at many local produce stands.   If you are near that area be sure to look for them, they are delicious and you would not be disappointed. Continue reading “Lighter Tomato Pie”

Tortellini Primavera

This creamy tortellini and vegetable pasta is a real pleaser. To make it even quicker, I used frozen chopped vegetables as well as a couple fresh vegetables . Serve with: A green salad and Gluten free garlic toast.   So easy, fast and low calorie!  Perfect for weeknight dinner! Continue reading “Tortellini Primavera”

Creamy Cashew Mushroom Stroganoff

Blending cashews with lemon juice and hot water creates a luscious 
cream for this plant-based take on comforting stroganoff. Mushrooms 
are full of flavor, which gives the sauce full-bodied flavor in a 
fraction of the time it takes to make the original beef version.  Ted and I both enjoyed this meal and did not even miss that it was meatless!   Continue reading “Creamy Cashew Mushroom Stroganoff”