Pasta and vegetable noodles are not an either-or proposition; they happen to work wonders together! Vegetable noodles mingle seamlessly with pasta filling your bowl with a decent portion of vegetables. Twirling saucy vegetables around a fork and stuffing a big bite in your mouth is a more enjoyable experience than stabbing a chunk.
Assemble quinoa with a bit of chicken and leafy greens for a salad that eats like dinner. Easy to prepare and versatile, the quinoa (keen-wa) seed is a great wheat-free alternative to starchy grains. It’s loaded with protein and fibre to keep you full without weighing you down!
Miso ramen is a Japanese noodle soup with a miso seasoned broth crammed with a variety of vegetables and garnishes. Ours has fried enoki mushrooms to impart caramel umami and balance the natural sweetness of the miso and the other vegetables. This basic Japanese dish is easy to make in your own home kitchen.
A layered casserole much like lasagna where eggplant takes the place of pasta. Roasted eggplant slices make our Italian-style eggplant parmesan lighter than most and tastes of self-love! What a great way to have a hearty meal without meat. The homemade marinara is a little work and worth the lively tomato flavour but there’s no shame in using your go-to jar marinara sauce.