Saturday, May 30, 2009

For Dinner This Week...

I thought I would share one of my current favorite dinners. It's so easy. Tinkyada is by far my favorite brand of gluten-free pasta. It's great because it can hold-up to a little over-cooking and the texture really is just like "real" pasta. This Classico Pesto is delicious. I bought it for about $2.50 at WalMart. At Super Target I saw a Classico Sundried Tomato Pesto that I'll be testing out ASAP.

All I did was cook the pasta according to the directions and then stir in the Pesto, right from the can. I didn't add any meat, I don't think it needs it. If you want meat I think chicken would be yummy. I also have a recipe for homemade pesto if you want to try that.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Here's What's For Dinner Tonight

Another new recipe...this one earned my husband's approval. =)


1/2 c water
1/4 c lentils, rinsed and drained
1/4 c chopped onion
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce (or enchilada sauce)
1/2 package taco seasoning (5 tsp)
8 oz firm tofu, drained and finely chopped

In saucepan combine water, lentils, and onion.  Bring to boil; reduce heat.  Cover and simmer 30 min or till lentils are tender & liquid is absorbed.

Stir in tomato or enchilada sauce and taco seasoning into lentils.  Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.  Stir in tofu; heat through.  Serve on warmed tortillas or taco shells.  Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese, avocado, and salsa.

Spinach Lasagna

My sister-in-law made this for us this weekend and it was delicious! We'll be making it again soon.


1 (16 oz) container cottage cheese
1 (10 oz) package frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
3 C. Mozerella cheese
1/2 c. parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 (26 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1 box Oven-ready lasagna noodles (I use Tinkyada)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix cottage cheese, spinach, 2 cups mozerella cheese, 1/2 c parmesan cheese and eggs. Layer sauce, cottage cheese mixture, spinach and noodles in 9x13 pan. Repeat layers and top with 3 noodles, sauce, and 1 cup mozerella cheese. Bake 45 min. Let stand 10 min before serving.