Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chickenless Parm

This is a two step recipe to make the chicken and then for the Parmesan part!

Vegitarian Chicken

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

1 cup textured soy protein
1.5 veggie broth
1 tsp of Chicken Seasoning
1/2 cup pancake mix, dry (approximately)
1/2 cup instant Potatoes
2/3 cup crushed cornflakes (approximately) or bread crumbs
Salt, pepper, other seasonings
Oil for frying


Put cup a cup hot water in a bowl. Stir in veggie broth and chicken seasoning. Soak textured soy protein in this liquid for 10 minutes. Mix in just enough pancake mix and instant potatoes to make a cohesive mixture that can be formed into patties. Mix in salt, pepper, and other seasonings to taste. Put crushed cornflakes in a plate. Dip patties into cornflakes or bread crumbs, covering them completely. Heat some oil on medium heat in a heavy frying pan. Fry patties in oil until crispy, turning occasionally.

Now to the Parmesan Part:

1 Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
Parmesan cheese
Mozzarella cheese
a Tomato
Backing dish

Coat the baking dish with half of the spaghetti sauce. Then place the chickless patties into the baking dish. Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese on top. Then diced the tomato and place on top of the cheese. Take the remaining spaghetti sauce and spread it over the chickenless, cheese, and tomatoes. I like to take Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella and a small amount of oil and mix it together. Then I place it as the top layer of the casserole.

Preheat the oven to 350, then bake for 20-30 minutes.

it is a wonderful meal!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I have never made fish on my own before.

So yesterday I bought a few things at Donateli's an italian grocery store within walking distance from my house. I also picked up a few salmon fillet's from Wholey's that so happened to be sold at Donateli's.

From here, I needed to cook this fish rather quickly so it wouldn't go bad, and I would be out the money I spent on the fish.

I googled a bunch of recipes and came up with this one, and I made it :)


1/4 cup of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1.2 teaspoon of ginger
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1.4 teaspoon of pepper

2-4 Salmon fillets.


Pretheat the over for 325

Mix all ingredients in a bowl

spray some nonstick spray to the baking pan

place the fish in the baking pan.

pour the mixture over the top of the fish

cook for 25-40 minutes.

then you have some tastey Salmon to eat.

Pizza Dip

So this isn't a recipe that I recently found, but it's my easy, awesome standby. My friends and I have been making this since high school and we still eat it at almost every gathering.

Pizza Dip

1-2 bags of Frito Scoops (not optional)
1 block of cream cheese
1 can of pizza sauce
1 bag of shredded cheese
assortment of pizza toppings (optional)

oven proof or microwavable dish (I usually use a square stone baker or a round Pyrex dish)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (if using the oven method)

Spread the cream cheese to evenly cover the bottom of your dish of choice.
Pour the pizza sauce over the cream cheese. I usually tap the dish on the counter a few times to make sure that there are no bubble and that the sauce is even.
Sprinkle all the cheese over top of the pizza sauce.
At this time you can put toppings on the pizza dip, but I usually leave it plain.

Bake pizza dip for 15-20 min, or until cheese is bubbly( if using oven method).
You can also microwave the pizza dip. I usually try 5 min increments, and once again my method of checking the "done-ness" is by bubbly cheese. But to be honest, I like the oven method better.

Remove from oven, or microwave.

At this time open the Frito Scoops and place in bowl.

I usually wait to open the scoops so that I a)don't eat the scoops without the dip, and b)give the dip a few minutes to cool down.

Scoop and enjoy!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crock Pot Sausage, Eggplant, And Tomato Casserole

Nice, easy eggplant, beef sausage, and tomato dish. Sauteed sausage, onion, garlic with eggplant cooked in a crockpot on low heat.

Ingredients -

1 tablespoon Olive Oil
8 Lean Beef Sausages
1 Large White Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
2 Eggplant, peeled and chopped
3/4 teaspoon Chili Flakes
1 (14.5 ounces) can Diced Tomatoes
1 cup Chicken Stock
1/4 cup Flat-Leaf Parsley Leaves, chopped


1. Heat olive oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat.

2. Add beef sausages and sauté 2 to 3 minutes, turning occasionally. Sausage should be evenly browned.

3. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels.

4. Add chopped onion, crushed garlic, and eggplant to pan. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

5. Stir in chili flakes and diced tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.

6. Add chicken stock and bring to boil.

7. Spoon eggplant mixture into crock pot. Add sausages. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.

8. Stir in parsley. Season with pepper. Serve with steamed vegetables.