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I just threw together a quick wrap for dinner. It was a great combination of ingredients so I thought I would shar, although I have no picture:(

5 vegetarian “turkey” slices

1 oz brie

dijon mustard

mayo

1/2 apple, sliced

whole wheat tortilla

1. Line the tortilla with the “turkey” and space out think slices of brie.

2. Microwave for about 20 second to melt the cheese.

3. Add apple slices, a lot of mustard, and a little mayo.

4. Roll it up and eat it with the other 1/2 of the apple on the side.

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P1010258Serves 2

1 Vegetarian Italian sausage, cut into bite sized pieces

6 Vegetarian meatballs

1 jar tomato sauce

6 baby bella mushrooms, diced

2 servings whole wheat pasta

ricotta cheese

1. Cook frozen vegetarian meatballs in the tomato sauce while it heats with the lid on and bring a large pot of water to a boil.

2. While the water for the pasta is boiling and the tomato sauce is heating, brown the mushrooms and sausage in a small amount of olive oil or cooking spray.

3.  When the water is boiling add the pasta and at the same time add 3/4 of the sausage/mushroom mixture to the tomato sauce.

4. The timing on this always works out for me, if I start heating the sauce and the water at the same time, the meatballs are cooked by the time the pasta is done.

5. Top the pasta with sauce and the remaining sausage and mushrooms. Serve with a scoop of ricotta cheese and sprinkle with black pepper.

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These were the ingredients I used for 2 servings. You just mix everything together.

2 vegetarian chicken patties, cooked and diced

1/4 red onion, diced

1/2 cup chopped carrots

1 1/2 Tbs chopped green onion

1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt

pepper and dill to taste

Yummy.

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This one is pretty self explanatory.  In addition to those amazing yellow tomatoes, we’ve been getting A LOT of summer squash and zucchini. For this delicious dinner, I cut tofu into cutlets, seasoned them with salt and pepper and pan fried them in a 50/50 mix of olive oil and butter. Then I drained the tofu on some paper towels and used the remaining oil/butter to cook cubed squash and zucchini. I added in some shredded napa cabbage towards the end, and then some capers and parm, and voila! Veggies + tofu on top of whole wheat cous cous = delicious and filling!

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We’ve been getting these amazing yellow cherry tomatoes from our CSA. I usually am not a fan of tomatoes, I still don’t like eating them raw, but it’s kind of like a challenge every week to use as many of the vegetables as we can. I’ve discovered that I really do like cooking with tomatoes, who knew!

We were hungry so I made 2 pieces of chicken for each of us. I can’t always find Quorn chicken cutlets but when I do I love them. My husband prefers the breaded chick patties. So I tried this with both types and they worked well.

4 vegetarian chicken patties
1/2 pint yellow cherry tomatoes
1 large red tomato
4 basil leaves or 2 cubes of frozen chopped basil.  (If you are using the frozen basil pop out two cubes into a little prep bowl with some olive oil and put on top of the oven while it preheats)
8 Tbs ricotta cheese
Olive oil, salt, and pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 350 then partially microwave the frozen “chicken” just enough to be able to cut through it. I put all 4 at once for a minute and a half.

2. Butterfly the chicken.
3. Drizzle the inside of each piece of chicken with olive oil and stuff with 2 Tbs of ricotta, halved cherry tomatoes, and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. If you are using fresh basil add chopped basil leaves too.
4. Place in a greased casserole dish in the oven for 20 mins.
5. While the chicken is in the oven chop the rest of the cherry tomatoes and  the large tomato and sautee in olive oil with salt and pepper.
6. After about 15 mins in the oven brush the top of the chicken with the olive oil/frozen basil mixture (if that’s what you’re using). Cover with the tomatoes and cook another 5 minutes.P1010255

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