Sunday, February 16, 2014

Weekly Finds - Dinner Edition


Dinner:

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna Rolls  Lasagna rolls stuffed with spinach and cheese, then topped with a creamy butternut parmesan sauce and baked in the oven with even more cheese!

Kale and Quinoa Patties Healthy because of the quinoa and kale, but loaded with flavor thanks to panko, parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, lemon and herbs. 

French Onion Soup Macaroni and Cheese Gruyere mac and cheese topped with caramelized onions and croutons - all of the components of French onion soup.

Marcella Hazan's Parmesan Risotto Simple, creamy and cheesy

Lazy Pizza Dough + Margherita Pizza Easy pizza dough that can be adapted to your schedule; it has instructions for three different rise times. 

Quinoa Chili Vegetarian, but still loaded with protein thanks to lots of beans and quinoa

BBQ Chicken Pizza A copycat of the popular CPK pizza. 

Crispy Autumn Veggie Burgers with Apple Cider Slaw These little babies are loaded with leeks, apple, brussels sprouts, balsamic vinegar, quinoa and chickpeas, and then are topped with havarti cheese and a deliciously cider-filled slaw. 

Baked Pasta with Pumpkin, Caramelized Onions, and Chevre Really short list of ingredients that basically includes everything in the title. Seems pretty simple to make, too, especially if you've made the onions in advance. 

Farro Risotto with Mushroom Medley Everyone's been making risotto with farro lately - I should probably give it a try. This recipe has a ton of mushrooms, which I think is awesome. 

Fennel, Kale and Spinach Risotto This risotto is filled with healthy greens, and the fennel must give it great flavor. 

Butternut Squash and Kale Stuffed Shells Pasta stuffed with mashed butternut squash, kale and cheese? This is a healthier version of most stuffed shell recipes, and perfect for carbo loading before a big run or race.

Pumpkin and Sage Ravioli Pumpkin in a savory dish - pumped up with goat cheese, ricotta and fresh sage. 

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic-Sage Brown Butter The gnocchi are made with both russet and sweet potatoes, and this sauce just sounds awesome! Shallots + Balsamic + Sage + Brown Butter + Parmesan = Happiness

Roasted Autumn Vegetable Pot Pies These pot pies will make non-vegetarians jealous. Black pepper and rosemary crust covers a medley of roasted carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. Plus there's a fantastic creamy base made with onion, garlic, mushrooms, bay leaves and lots of herbs. 

Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Mushroom Lasagna This looks like a crazy creamy lasagna - each component is made into a creamy sauce. 

Slow-Cooker Mushroom and Chicken Farro Risotto I might try this without the chicken, but the idea is awesome - risotto you don't have to stand glued to at the stove??

Butternut Squash Pasta Bake Creamy sauce made from pureed butternut squash and vegetable broth, and then layered baked ziti-style with whole wheat pasta, lots of ricotta, and topped with mozzarella cheese.

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Lasagna Another lasagna recipe with brussels sprouts and mushrooms? Yes. But this one is definitely different, with brussels sprouts kept in larger pieces and cooked with shallots and balsamic vinegar, and sliced mushrooms cooked with garlic.

Pumpkin Mac 'n Cheese YES! Roasted pumpkin, and two of my favorite cheeses - fontina and gruyere. And the whole thing is cooked in the pumpkin...

Mushroom and Onion Mac and Cheese Three types of cheese + mushrooms and onions = my kind of meal

Mexican Quinoa with Lazy Guacamole One pot meal that's packed with Mexican flavors

Braised Short Rib Beef Stew This one's totally for Joey

Savory Bread Pudding How to use up old bread - with lots of delicious add-ins

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake This sounds super healthy, really filling, and delicious

Cheesy Butternut Squash Enchiladas Creamy, cheesy, filled with veggies

Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese with Spicy Garlic Swiss Chard Swiss chard is my new favorite leafy green, and I think its flavor would pair perfectly with creamy mac and cheese

Roasted Shrimp with Feta Courtesy of Barefoot Contessa, this is almost like a Greek version of Shrimp Scampi

Creamy Parmesan White Bean Stew with Spicy Greens This sounds perfect for the cold weather we've been having, and is also the perfect thing to dip bread into

Hearty Vegan Mushroom Bolognese You seriously won't even miss the meat in this dish (although I may be biased since I never miss the meat...)

Sides:

Baked Quinoa with Roasted Kale and Chickpeas Bright dish with roasted earthy kale, fresh tomatoes and lemon, and of course super healthy quinoa.

Butternut Squash and Provolone Bread Pudding I almost made this for Thanksgiving, it sounded so yummy!

Creamy Rosemary Polenta + Maple Sea Salt Roasted Winter Vegetables Really flavorful polenta, made with good quality butter, rosemary and parmesan. If you have access to Vermont Creamery butter, use their maple and sea salt butter for the roasted veggies for the best flavor.

Skillet Cornbread Make this in a castiron skillet, and you'll have a tender cornbread with a buttery crust.

Brussels Sprout Gratin with Spinach and Potatoes Brussels sprouts cooked with potatoes, onion, garlic and spinach, and baked under a lacy roof of grated cheese and coarse bread crumbs. Definitely use gruyere cheese.

Cauliflower "Couscous" Fresh cauliflower is chopped really fine until it is the size of couscous, and then cooked with a lot of great mix-ins. You have two options for what you want to add to the recipe.

Terikyaki Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts Homemade teriyaki glaze that would be great on anything, but especially these roasted brussels sprouts

Parsnip Gratin with Gruyere and Thyme If you've never cooked with parsnips, this is the perfect time to try them out. Here, they are treated like potatoes in a flavorful gratin.

Honey Biscuits A slightly sweeter version of flaky biscuits, made with honey.

Spicy Tomato Corn Bread An interesting take on corn bread - spiced up with cayenne pepper and cherry tomatoes.

Fresh Herb and Gruyere Gougeres This is a great base recipe that you could add any cheese or flavorings to. Here, gruyere, mustard, lemon zest, and lots of fresh herbs are added.

Classic Cranberry Sauce Classic cranberry sauce, nice and tart. It has a nice combination of both white and brown sugars, with orange juice and zest, vanilla, fresh ginger, cinnamon stick, and star anise.

Baked Potatoes with Mushroom Ragout A twist on a loaded baked potato - topped with creamy mushrooms instead of chili or sour cream.

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes An awesome way to use up leftover mashed potatoes

Cheesy Brown Butter-Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Loaded with brown butter, buttermilk, shredded cheese and fresh herbs

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites Yummy little bites loaded with flavor

Hasselback Potato Gratin Thinly sliced potatoes are lined up in the shape of a potato, instead of stacked out flat.

Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Lemon Dressing Healthy salad with a delicious homemade salad dressing

Charred, Oven-Roasted Carrot Salad with Feta Cheese Oven-roasted, lightly charred carrots benefit from a blast of vinegar, lemon, and salty, crumbled feta

30 Minute Portobello Fried Brown Rice I love making fried rice at home, but usually end up with the same version over and over. I'd love to give this one a try

Oven Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad I've made the Barefoot Contessa version of oven-roasted caprese salad, but this sounds completely different. I'll have to give it a try

Smoky Kale Caesar Salad Caesar salad is one of those things that I'm never all that excited about. However, this version sounds so unique and delicious, it may change my mind.

Beer and Cheddar Cheese Gougeres Really, any reason to use both beer and cheese in a recipe is just a good idea