I always get so excited when my day off comes around because I know I'll be spending the day cooking and eating! This past Sunday was especially productive as I was able to get 3 new recipes written and tested. It's super difficult to do recipe testing through the week with my hectic schedule so I'm super excited to get three recipes knocked out this week. Let me tell you about them!
YELLOW SPLIT PEA SOUP
This soup is one of my favourites that we make at work so I wanted to try and make a batch at home. Split pea soup is actually one of the easiest soups to make because there is very little ingredients and even less work to put it together. Quite simply, yellow split peas are cooked down until tender and I've taken an immersion blender to puree half the soup giving it extra richness and flavour. I love half blending my soups and sauces, it brings all of the flavours together so beautifully. Look for this recipe in the next couple of weeks!
CREAMY CAULIFLOWER ALFREDO with TORTELLINI
Alfredo is such a delicious sauce but it is pretty high in fat and calories thanks to the excess of cream and cheese. Cauliflower actually makes a deliciously rich and creamy sauce when blended and saves you tons of calories and fat! I've whipped up a batch of cauliflower sauce for my 3 cheese tortellini and finished the dish with fresh parsley, lemon zest, and parmesan. It tastes super naughty but thanks to the cauliflower, it really isn't!
FRESH FETTUCCINE with LEMON, MINT, and CHILI OIL
Infusing your oil with the flavours of chili and heat is actually super simple and a great way to kickstart the flavours of your dish. All it takes is some pepper flakes and some melted butter / EVOO. Before frying any of your other ingredients, let the pepper flakes fry and pop away in the pan for a minute or two and you'll have a chili infused oil that will make a fabulous sauce! The fettuccine includes fresh tomatoes, zucchini, and peas along with fresh mint, parsley, lemon, and a dollop of ricotta cheese to finish things off.
You can expect these recipes to be uploaded in the next couple of weeks! Stay tuned and don't forget to check back tomorrow for the week's second recipe!
Hey everyone, Jonathan here and I'm the Happy Veg! I love creating vegetarian recipes that everyone can enjoy, whether you're going vegetarian for the first time, or giving meatless Monday a go! Thanks for visiting the blog and have a great day xo