This recipe comes from an Ocean Mist Farms card that my mom saved for years without trying before I discovered it. Enjoy as it is or scoop out the fuzzy choke center to use the baked artichoke as an edible bowl filled with stew or dip.
I had exactly 7 egg whites left from another recipe and used them for this! Surprisingly delicious, light, moist and chewy sweet bread. I'm not sure how authentic this is, but I'm not complaining. If you eat leftovers later, make sure to warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave - it is much better warm!
Adapted from the famous recipe by Barefoot Contessa by adding more veggies and less butter; still so rich and delicious though! Now, serves just for 4 but it's easy to serve more - just double the ingredients and put in a 9x13 pan.
Pasta with an Asian twist. I know it sounds weird to use Italian pasta with an Asian sauce, but trust me it totally works. This is a great base to add all sorts of veggies and proteins too. I usually do it with snow peas, broccoli and tofu but feel free to experiment. If you are adding a lot you might want to increase the sauce a bit though.
This recipe was given to me by a dear friend and is adapted from Gourmet. I love it because it uses rather unusual vegetables for a risotto but they meld together so beautifully. This risotto becomes so deliciously creamy with just the right amount of crunch!
*I found that if you don't want to do al the work of preparing the artichoke hearts that frozen works just as well but you may want to use more than 2. Canned gives a different and less delicious taste and texture.
From Didi Emmons' Vegetarian Planet. This pie features a custardy homemade filling that is surprisingly easy to make. Definitely worth the effort over store bought pudding. The chocolate adds a special kick. Plan ahead, this needs to cool for a few hours!
I went through a major bruschetta phase and tried many many recipes until I found the perfect one. This was originally Guy Fieri's but is slightly adapted to my taste after making it about a billion times. Cookingt time is marinating time.