I've searched and searched and nowhere on 'zaar can I find this exact recipe. It contains no "whipped topping" and no eggs. It comes from a packet of Philly cream cheese. For a plain cheesecake, use 1 T vanilla extract and leave out the lemon. Top with berries if you are so inclined.
This is another "throw-together" pasta that is easy and delicious. I always use wholemeal spiral pasta, but you can use any medium shape pasta you like. Leave out the tuna for a vegetarian version. Inspired by a recipe in Cooking Light, June 1998.
This is a simple way to prepare your veggies, but it looks really pretty and tastes delicious. The good thing about this technique is you can steam them ahead of time, and then sauté them at the last minute so you have a hot side dish ready with the rest of your meal.
This is a surprisingly satisfying vegetarian salad. I got the recipe from Leanne Ely's "Saving Dinner" e-mail service. I have since stopped using the service, but this recipe remains a family favourite. We are meat-eaters but enjoy this anyway! Cooking time is time to cook rice. If you plan ahead and use your rice cooker, this is a very quick meal to throw together! I *think* this is vegan but it might depend on the brands of soy and hoisin sauces you use.
Cooking time includes time to "quick soak" the beans -- this method seems to work well for those of us who never remember to soak in advance. You can eliminate this step if you soak overnight, or use canned beans. This was published in Cooking Light, Oct 2002. It was "paired" in the article with Recipe #198437. It's subtle sweetness is the perfect foil to the smoky spicy flavours of this soup. You could reduce the liquid a little to make this more like a chili or stew.
This is a dark "quick bread" that is fast and easy to prepare. Because it doesn't use yeast, you don't need to knead it or let it rise. Don't be put off by the long list of instructions. It's just that the recipe is very detailed. I am not a breadmaker and managed this recipe quite successfully. From Cooking Light, October 2002. This was published as part of an article pairing soup recipes with bread recipes. The "partner" for this recipe is Mexican Ham and Bean Soup, which is also delicious. This is also nice spread with a little butter for breakfast.
One of the ladies in my mother's group made us this chicken on the barbecue for lunch one week. We all loved it, and I am putting her recipe here for safe keeping. Chris suggests making extra as they are excellent cold, too! They are very easy to make. Cook time includes time to marinate in the fridge.
I found this on another website and it has become a family favourite. It's easy, healthy, and freezes really well. What more could you ask for? The original recipe calls for a small tin of sliced mushrooms, but I find a lot of people don't like mushies, so I leave them out.
I just got Mom to e-mail me directions for how to make "meat sauce" like she did when we were kids. This was a staple in our house, always made in an enormous pot and simmering most of the day. It seemed like forever before we were allowed to taste test it! The measurements are mine, as Mom only gave vague instructions. There is something really special about this recipe ... everyone asks me what the secret ingredient is, but I think its the process of cooking the sausages in the sauce that makes it sooooo wonderful. This freezes well, so make extra. Can be defrosted slowly in the microwave.
This is based on an Australian Weight Watchers recipe. It's very healthy and low fat but tastes like it isn't! I often double the sauce and use it to cook up a 500g bag of defrosted frozen prawn meat. I also change up the veggies ... use whatever you have on hand. I like to throw in a handful of baby spinach right at the end. I have often thought it might be nice with a small tin of pineapple and a tsp of coconut extract ... let me know if you try this!
Pumpkin soup is an Australian favourite, but I sometimes find it a bit bland. This recipe adds a little something extra, without overpowering the pumpkin flavour.
You can garnish this with some coriander leaves (AKA cilantro). Can be served hot or cold.
Note: if you like to make LOTS of soup, you'll want to double this. It really does make only about 4 serves. It looks like a lot of pumpkin, but it cooks down to nothing.
The original recipe had you stirring in some honey and sprinkling feta cheese on top at the end. I forgot but it was still delicious.
Serve over rice, yum yum. You can also stir in some plain yogurt before serving to make this creamy. Double yum!
Freezes well without cheese (i.e., as shown below).
This is originally from Cooking Light magazine. This is one of my husband's favourites, and he's not even vegetarian. I found another version of this recipe that suggested using uncooked, grated potato instead of the cooked potato. That's a time-saving method probably worth a try, because there is quite a lot of prep required for this recipe.