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Naan Pizza With Veggies

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It’s Meatless Monday again! Somehow the week flew by. Does anybody really love Mondays? Manic Mondays etc. Well, my daughter Maja DOES love Mondays – because she gets to go to school : ). Let’s hope it stays that way for many, many, many years.

Anyway – let’s make Monday dinner not so manic. I had some left over Naan bread, so I decided to use it up, by making a Naan Pizza. Of course! I love pizza and I love Naan bread, soo..

Naan Pizza With Veggies

Naan Pizza With Veggies

Naan Pizza With Veggies

What you need (for about 3 – 4 Naan Pizzas):

  • 3 – 4 Naan Breads

    Crimini Mushrooms

    Crimini Mushrooms

  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 carton of Crimini Mushrooms (or White Button)
  • 2 small Zucchinis
  • 1 big (or 2 small) cloves of Garlic
  • About 2 cups of Shredded Cheese (the fancier the better, but I only had Mexican Cheese and that worked just fine)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Oregano
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Butter

Veggies

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. In a pan – heat olive oil and butter over medium heat (making sure it doesn’t burn)
  3. Peel onion and cut in half – then slice half moonsSliced Red Onions
  4. Wash and slice mushrooms
  5. Sautee onions and mushrooms for about 5 minutes in butter and olive oil, until tenderOnions & Mushrooms
  6. Peel and chop or press garlic – add to onion and mushrooms. Stir to combine – for a minute
  7. Season with some salt and pepper
  8. Wash and finely slice zucchinis
  9. Place Naan bread on cookie sheet
  10. Cover Naan bread with the zucchini sliceszucchini slices
  11. Add onion and mushroom mixture on top of zucchinispizza
  12. Sprinkle as much cheese, as you wish, on your pizzas.
  13. Season with a little dried Oregano (if you have it, and if you like it)cheese & Oregano
  14. Bake at 425 F – for about 10 minutes, until cheese is nice and bubbly. I turned on the broiler for a minute or two – at the end – to increase the bubbliness.
Naan Pizza With Veggies

Naan Pizza With Veggies

Meatless Monday Dinner is Served! Delicious veggies with gooey cheese. Naan Pizza – Yum!

I didn’t use any tomato sauce on this pizza, but please feel free to do so! But, in terms of flavor – you really don’t need it!

If you are Vegan – perhaps just skip the cheese or use Vegan cheese? I think it would taste great still.

Please don’t feel bound by this recipe – if you have other veggies on hand – then use those : ) The method should be same, but the flavors can be changed out many ways.

Hope you enjoyed this easy recipe. Let me know your thoughts!

Annika

 

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Easy Spaghetti Bolognese – In 30 Minutes

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On a rainy day, like today, I feel the need for some comfort food. Real honest to goodness Bolognese is supposed to be simmering on the stove for hours upon hours (and by all means, feel free to do it this way), but if you need dinner on the table pronto – this version is great! This one happens to be really healthy too – made with organic ground beef (yes – it is more expensive, but I only paid about $6.00 for 1 pound – so that is very affordable considering how many servings this makes).

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese – in 30 Minutes

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

What you need:

  • 1 package Spaghetti (duh..)
  • About 1 lb or 1 package of Ground Beef (organic pretty please)
  • 1 yellow Onion
  • 2 medium Carrots, or a couple of handfuls shredded Carrots
  • 1-2 15 oz cans of Diced Tomatoes (depending how “tomatoey” you want it)
  • 2- 4 cloves of Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Oregano (or other herb that you prefer)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cups of Milk
  • 2ish tbsp. of Sugar (I like it this way, because it cuts the acidity of the tomatoes, but feel free to omit)
Easy Bolognese

Easy Bolognese

What to do:

  1. Cook Sphagetti according to directions
  2. Add some Olive Oil to a medium/large pan – over medium heat.
  3. Finely chop Onion – add to pan. Cook for a couple of minutes until softened
  4. Add Ground Beef to the pan and season with Salt & Pepper – stirring until beef is cooked through
  5. Chop Carrots and add to pan (this adds some sweetness and of course vitamins)
  6. Peel and finely chop Garlic – add to pan. Stir for a minute
  7. Add Tomatoes, Oregano & Sugar (if using) – give a good stir to combine everything. Simmer for a few minutes.
  8. Add Milk – stir. Let simmer for a few minutes. Give it a taste – then season with more salt, pepper, oregano if needed.
  9. Let the Bolognese Sauce simmer until you are ready to eat (the longer the better, but it is perfectly tasty to eat at this point). If the Bolognese is too thick – add some water.
  10. Toss the cooked Spaghetti with the Bolognese – and you have your dinner ready : )

( If you are a small household – it would be a good idea to freeze half of the Bolognese – since this makes a fair amount. )

Dinner is served!

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

Please serve with some shredded Parmesan or any other shredded cheese – to add some melty deliciousness : )

Normally I also toss in chopped frozen spinach, or chopped zucchini, or mushrooms to up the vegetable and nutrition factor. But here is the basic recipe – so that you can add and subtract according to your liking.

If you are looking for a Gluten free meal – the Bolognese would be equally delicious with Brown Rice or Quinoa.

Thanks and Bon Appetite!

Annika

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vegetarian Burrito Bowl – in 10 Minutes

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Very often do I crave Mexican Food, but not often do I want to stuff myself with a ton of sodium, extra fat, and other various unknown ingredients.

So what if I could get my Mexican Food craving satisfied – in a healthy way at home, and in under 10 minutes?! You can too!! (And did I mention this one’s organic ?)

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl – In 10 Minutes

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

What you need:

  • Cooked Brown Rice (I used the Organic already cooked – just heat 90 seconds in microwave)
  • Organic canned Black Beans (again – heat in microwavable dish for 90 seconds)
  • Shredded Cheese (omit if you are Vegan… obviously)
  • Organic Guacamole (or just plain Avocado)
  • Organic Cherry Tomatoes (or any Salsa if you prefer)

What to do:

  1. Layer rice, beans, cheese (if using), guacamole, and tomatoes. Feel free to add sour cream or Greek yogurt : ) I would have, but I just didn’t happen to have any at home today.

That was hard! And time consuming too! Delicious, simple, healthy and homemade – just the way I like it! Now, enjoy your masterpiece – the Vegetarian Burrito Bowl!

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl - in 10 Minutes

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl – in 10 Minutes

Thanks for stopping by! Bon Appetite!

Annika

 

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