La Dilettante's Five-Star Food.com Favorites

A member since 2009, home cook La Dilettante has reviewed over 130 recipes on Food.com! Here are some of her favorite vegetarian makeovers that even her meat-loving husband adores.

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Tomato, Olive & Feta Green Beans

"Yes, yes, yesss! I've gotten quite particular about giving five stars, but this deserves no less. A perfect side dish with grilled fish."

-La Dilettante

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Lemony Rice With Peas (Risi E Bisi)

"Absolutely delicious! The tart lemon against the sweet peas was superb, and the walnuts were indeed a good touch. Next time I'll see what almonds or pine nuts do."

-La Dilettante

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Creamy Burrito Casserole

"Fabulosa! I subbed Morningstar Farms faux-beef soy crumbles and used low-carb whole wheat tortillas, but otherwise changed nothing."

-La Dilettante

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Pesto Farro With Cherry Tomatoes

"Absolutely delicious. I did toss in some grilled shrimp and extra garlic, and it got raves!"

-La Dilettante

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Lotta Lemon Muffins

"This is it! The closest equivalent of my aunt's glazed lemon cake from my childhood — in muffin form! My husband did his Oliver Twist imitation after he had one, 'I want some more!'"

-La Dilettante

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Low Fat Cashew & Carrot Soup

"Love this! The flavors of these two ingredients are so tasty together."

-La Dilettante

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Brown Fried Rice - Five Treasure

"Treasure indeed! I omitted the bacon and added tofu. Delicious!"

-La Dilettante

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Crème De Brie® Mango-Cranberry Crostini

"I had some homemade cranberry chutney, Brie cheese and was looking for something wonderful to do with them. These are perfectly beautiful, perfectly delicious and were quite a hit with our guests!"

-La Dilettante

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Cheese Cookies

"My daughter and I made gift bags of these munchy treats for our out-of-town wedding guests. Perfect for that late-night 'just a little something' bite!"

-La Dilettante

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Chocolate-Espresso-Pistachio Biscotti

"Delizioso! I subbed almonds and that was great. I wish more people would try olive oil in baking — works wonderfully!"

-La Dilettante

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