Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake

Vegetable Pasta Bake: A Gluten Free Protein Packed Vegetarian Casserole

This vegetable pasta bake is so hearty, no one will even care that it’s meatless. Flavorful roasted vegetables and protein packed lentil pasta are tossed in a rich pesto marinara sauce. Baked with a topping of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, this gluten free vegetarian casserole is sure to become a family favorite.

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

This is a sponsored post but, as always, all opinions expressed are my own!

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I technically only work four days a week. You might think that would mean that I have lots of free time to relax, spend time with friends and follow my favorite tv shows, but this is not the case. Between cooking classes, blogging, festival demos, pets, exchange students and taking care of a house and yard, relaxing is all too rare. The funny thing about being a food blogger is that after spending hours each week on recipe testing and food photography, I sometimes don’t feel like putting much work in for dinner time. That’s when recipes like this come in so handy. Check out the video below and you’ll see what I mean.

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Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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I’ve avoided writing about what’s going on in Japan.  I want this site to be fun, informative and full of joy.  Yet it’s hard to make your writing cheerful when your heart is breaking.  I was planning a lighthearted post on picky eaters and vegetables, and playing with a way to make cauliflower appealing to children.  Instead I just kept thinking “Comfort food, the world needs comfort food.”  So I combined the two.  This Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe is not only a kid friendly recipe, it combines cheesy cauliflower and macaroni and cheese, two of my favorite comfort foods.  It’s also healthy, with cauliflower replacing the pasta and milk instead of heavy cream.  If you just want the cauliflower recipe, feel free to skip to the bottom, I understand.  If you want to read about my experiences doing disaster relief and how they’ve shaped me as a person, read on.

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Mushroom Spinach and Garlic Shrimp Rice

Shrimp Spinach Mushroom Rice Recipe

This may be my new favorite rice dish.  Actually, I think I’m evenly divided between this and pomegranate saffron rice.  The great thing about this recipe is that it’s perfect … Read more

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