Cooking with Nat

Made a delicious #vegetarian #Lasagna for dinner this evening.

Ingredients

1 pkg. uncooked lasagna noodles
1 qt. your favorite spaghetti sauce
2 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 lb. ricotta cheese
2 -3 c. chopped fresh spinach leaves
1 c. water
1 cup of broccoli 
1 tsp. salt (optional)
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 cup of mushrooms
1 cup of zucchini 
1 cup of eggplant
3/4 cup of fresh parsley
1 garlic clove
1 egg
1 cup of parmesan cheese

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9 x 13 lasagna pan and pour about 1/2 cup of the spaghetti sauce over the bottom of the dish.
Mix together ricotta, 1 cup Mozzarella, spinach, egg, salt, oregano, pepper, garlic and fresh parsley
Spread about a ½ cup pasta sauce evenly onto the bottom of your prepared dish. Cover the bottom of the lasagna pan with 1 layer of uncooked lasagna noodles, overlapping the strips slightly.
Add half of the cheese mixture and spread almost to the edges of the pan.
Repeat with 1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce and add vegetables.
Top with another layer of noodles and the remaining spaghetti sauce.
Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top and more Mozzarella cheese.
Carefully pour water around the edges of the lasagna and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Let cool 15 minutes.

Made this delicious Carrot Cake for dessert this evening : )

Ingredients:

2 cups of flour

2tsp baking pwder

1tsp baking soda

1tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup Corn Oil

2 cups of sugar

4 eggs

3 cups of carrots

Icing:

1 block of cream cheese

3 tbsp butter

3 1/2 cups of icing sugar

pinch of salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325

Combine all dry ingredients together. Mix Oil and sugar. Beat Eggs separate then add to oil mixture. Continue beating till light and fluffy then add to dry mixture. Add the carrots last. combine all icing ingredients in a large bowl and mix on medium till smooth. grease an 8x8 pan add carrot batter and cook in oven for 50mins. remove from oven let completely cool before applying icing. Putting the pan in the fridge after removing it from the oven can speed up this process. cut in squares and serve with walnut on the top as a garnish : )

 

 

 

Made a healthy chicken caprese salad for dinner this evening

Ingredients

2 tbsp Chives, snipped

1 Garlic clove, minced

2 Tbsp Lemon juice

5 Tbsp Olive Oil

Salt and pepper

2 medium tomatoes

1 cooked deli chicken breast, skin removed and thinly sliced

1 cup colourful cherry tomatoes

1 ball of buffalo mozzarella, cut into bite-size chunks, or 8 small bocconcini

5 Medium basil leaves, coarsely torn

1/4 cup thin strips julienned red onion

Directions

1. Place chives, garlic and lemon juice in a bowl. Whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Slice tomatoes and arrange on a plate. arrange chicken overtop.Drizzle with half the dressing. Cut any large cherry tomatoes in half. Place in a bowl, along with cheese, basil and onions. Gently toss with remaining dressing. Spoon over chicken.

Made a delicious Banana -Peanut butter bread pudding

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Ingredients

2tsp butter

2 bananas, sliced

12 slices fench bread, cut in 1/2 in. slices

2 eggs

3/4 cup of milk

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

1/4 cup of sour cream

1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tbsp of honey

1 cup of vanilla frozen yogurt

2 tbsp peanuts

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375f in a medium saute pan, melt 1tsp butter and ass half the banana slices, cook on each side until golden brown, remove from pan and repeat with remaining butter and bananas. Place cooked bananas in a medium-sized bowl with bread: set aside.

To Make Custard:

in a second medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, peanut butter, sour cream, vanilla and honey. Pour over bread-and banana mixture and fold together. Place in an 8-in. baking dish and bake until set, about 30mins. Serve warm. If desired, top with a dollop of frozen yogurt and sprinkle with peanuts.

Here's a fast, delicious and healthy dinner I made this evening

Ingredients:

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

fresh basil

1 zucchini

1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes

Sea salt

pepper

halibut

rice ( or your choice of side dish )

Directions:

Cook rice as instructed on package.You can also do any side you prefer, salad would be a good choice if you want to cut down on the calorie intake.

Preheat oven to 350.

Place 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil on a large piece of tinfoil then put halibut directly on top of oil. Cut Zucchini in slices and half the cherry tomatoes place the vegetables on and around the fish. Add basil leaves and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper then wrap with tinfoil completely. place in oven and let cook for 25mins. Unwrap and serve with any side dish.

 

 

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