Meatless | The Daily Dish - Part 2

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Our Favorite (Healthy) Comfort Food Soup: Tomato and Beet Soup with Tortellini

No Comments | Written on February 13, 2015 at 9:09 am , by

Comfort food has a nasty reputation for being unhealthy. It doesn’t have to be that way, we say! Here’s a perfectly hearty winter soup recipe that’s low calorie, low sodium, and meatless. How’s that for a triple threat? We love to serve this with a crusty Caprese panini on the side when the weather gets Arctic. Even if you don’t like beets, we think this soup might change your mind, as their flavor is a sweet subtlety in the dish.


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Cheesy Green Onion Mini Frittatas

No Comments | Written on February 4, 2015 at 12:24 pm , by

We’re in the mood for something bright with this weather that we’ve been having. Enough of the white and gray dreariness, in with some bright and fresh flavors.

These light scallion cheddar frittatas are perfect for a brunch gathering, and everyone can add whatever condiments they’d like! Like all of the simple and picture-perfect recipes we share with you, treat this as a base recipe and add whatever else you have on hand!

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Unbelievable Banana Crepes with Homemade Nutella

No Comments | Written on January 28, 2015 at 10:04 am , by

In the spirit of clearing out the pantry and not leaving the house during the snowstorm, we bring you another few-ingredient recipe that you’re sure to love. This time, it’s banana crepes with homemade chocolate hazelnut spread. We love the  simplicity of this recipe, and by creating every component you know exactly what goes into your food. Serve this with a glass of skim milk and some hash browns, and you can have a filling breakfast or snack while the weather outside stays blustery.

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The Best Winter Ratatouille Ever?

No Comments | Written on January 22, 2015 at 9:26 am , by

Ratatouille may sound foreign, and it is! It’s a French vegetable dish that makes a wonderful winter dinner. This recipe is a classic, and we didn’t do much to the original, because it’s pretty much perfect. When served as a side, meatless main course, or even as a healthy snack, this versatile dish is fantastic. Plus, you can transition this dish from winter to the warmer months, as it can also be served cold.

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Caramelized 4-Cheese Potato Gratin

No Comments | Written on January 21, 2015 at 10:49 am , by

We love elegant recipes that look like they took hours to prepare. This caramelized four-cheese gratin makes a wonderful side dish for dinner parties, and you can mix up the base recipe however you please! We even love to use fresh turnips and parsnips in place of potatoes. Any melting cheeses work well here, and will yield one creamy and cheesy casserole.

This simple layered potato casserole makes a wonderful make-ahead side dish during the winter, because all you have to do when you get home is pop it in the oven. The inviting aromas of the melting cheeses and softened potatoes will fill your house, and you’ll relax into the evening.


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Light and Cheesy Fried Jalapeño Medallions

No Comments | Written on January 13, 2015 at 10:10 am , by

Jalapeño poppers are one of our favorite classic appetizer recipes. However, they are notorious for being calorie bombs. Sure, we could tell you to stuff the peppers with veggies, oven-fry instead of deep fry, or just not eat them all together. But that’s not what we want to do.

This recipe captures all the flavor you love from the original jalapeno popper recipe, and strips away the guilt. With a light tempura batter and a hint of cheese, these are perfect for parties. Yes, you can even enjoy these with a ranch dressing on the side!

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