Pasta Side dishes

Chicken Parmesan

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Chicken, Entrees, Pasta Side dishes, Recipes | 1 comment

Chicken Parmesan

2 lbs boneless, skinless, pastured, chicken breast 1 large egg, lightly beaten 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 TBSP dried basil 1 TBSP dried oregano 1 TBSP dried parsley pure salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 cups (give or take) marinara sauce fresh mozzarella cheese to taste Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with butter Shred the parmesan cheese (a food processor is convenient for this). Combine the parm with the dried herbs in a shallow bowl. Beat the egg in a separate shallow bowl. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg, then into the parmesan...

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Meatball Parmesan

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Pasta Side dishes, Recipes | 2 comments

Meatball Parmesan

FOR THE MEATBALLS: 1 free range egg, lightly beaten 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 1/2 cup high quality breadcrumbs (see below for alternatives) 2 tsps dried minced onion (or 2 TBSP finely chopped fresh onion) 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried rosemary 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 2 cups (give or take) high-quality marinara sauce (recipe below) Fresh mozzarella cheese to taste Prepare marinara sauce if using homemade (see below) and keep warm on stove. Lightly beat the egg in a bowl large enough to hold...

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Grass-Fed Meatballs

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Beef, Pasta Side dishes, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 0 comments

Grass-Fed Meatballs

1 free range egg, lightly beaten 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 1/2 cup high quality breadcrumbs (see below for alternatives) 2 tsps dried minced onion (or 2 TBSP finely chopped fresh onion) 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried rosemary 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil METHOD 1 — FRYING: Lightly beat the egg in a bowl large enough to hold the rest of the ingredients. Mix the remaining ingredients except for the butter (or oil) with the egg. Shape into 1 & 1/2 inch balls. Saute meatballs in ghee (or oil of...

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Tempeh Sausage Crumbles

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in Breakfast, Pasta, Pasta Side dishes, Recipes, Sides, Tempeh, Tempeh, Tofu, Seitan | 2 comments

Tempeh Sausage Crumbles

2 packages soy tempeh (total of 16 oz) 2 TBSP fennel seeds 2 tsps dried basil 2 tsps dried oregano 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp dried sage (or 3/4 tsp ground sage) 4 garlic cloves, minced or crushed 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 TBSPs extra virgin olive oil 3 TBSPs lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon) In a large saute pan, crumble the tempeh (using your hands) and add enough water to almost cover it (about 3/4 cup). Over medium heat, cover pan & steam the tempeh until the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Drain any remaining water (if necessary), or cook it off with the pan uncovered. Add the rest...

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Easy Vegetarian “Meatballs”

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Pasta, Pasta Side dishes, Recipes, Tempeh, Tempeh, Tofu, Seitan | 0 comments

Easy Vegetarian “Meatballs”

8 oz tempeh (one package) 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 2 TBSP tamari/soy sauce Whisk together oil & soy sauce in a medium bowl. Slice tempeh into small rectangles & toss with marinade. Let sit for 1 hour (or less if you’re in a rush). Pre-heat oven to 350. Place tempeh on a cookie sheet (I like to line w/ parchment paper) and bake 10 – 15 mins. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ This is the same exact recipe as “Easy Marinated/Baked Tempeh”. I hate to be redundant, but thought I’d list...

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