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This makes 1 meal sized serving or 2 sides

1/2 cup cooked brown rice

2 oz vegetarian sausage (I used this)

1 cup frozen chopped spinach

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup V8 Spicy

salt and pepper to taste

1. Crumble and brown the sausage over medium heat

2. Add the spinach and crushed garlic to the pan and heat until everything is cooked

3. Add the rice and V8, mix all the ingredients, season with salt and pepper, and allow to cook for another minute

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This is an adaptation of something my Grandma used to make for me when I was little.

Serves 2

Whole Wheat rotini
1 can vegetarian baked beans
1/2 large onion finely chopped
1 large clove garlic finely chopped
1 cup baby spinach leaves cut into strips
Salt and pepper
Olive oil

1. While the water is boiling for the pasta, saute the onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil in a large pan.
2. Add the spinach when the onions are translucent.
3. Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water. At the same time add the can of beans and a 1/4 cup of water to the pan with the spinach and onions and cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally.
4. Drain the pasta just before it is completely cooked. Add it to the other pan and allow it to cook in the sauce for about 5 minutes before serving.
5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

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Serves 1

1 toasted whole wheat pita pocket
7 shredded baby spinach leaves
4 vegetarian “chicken nuggets”
4 teaspoons ricotta cheese
Drizzle of olive oil
Fresh ground pepper

1. Microwave the chicken nuggets for 30 seconds less time than the package instructions.
2. Distribute the spinach evenly on top of each nugget and drizzle with olive oil.
3. Top each nugget with a teaspoon of ricotta and some black pepper.
4. Place in the microwave for the remaining 30 seconds.
5. Place everything into a toasted whole wheat pita pocket.

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Well, this is not the most innovative thing, has no fake meat, and is not really a much of a recipe. But… it’s what I made for dinner tonight, and I was really good, so I wanted to share.

whole wheat pizza dough

1/2 carton of baby bella mushrooms and 2 handfuls of shredded baby spinach lightly sauteed with 1 garlic clove

1/2 medium ball of fresh smoked mozzarella

8 tablespoons of ricotta cheese

fresh ground pepper

olive oil

1. Roll out the dough to the desired thickness, and lightly brush with olive oil

2. Assemble the other ingredients on top and sprinkle with ground pepper.

3. Bake on a pizza stone in a very hot oven for 7-10 minutes.img00070-20090213-1932

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