Easy, Hearty, and Delicious Vegetarian Meal Ideas

These Easy, Hearty, and Delicious Vegetarian Meal Ideas are sure to satisfy everyone at the dinner table! – – – – – Hearty and healthy vegetarian dishes are a welcome addition to our dinner rotation!  I especially love vegetarian options because they are easy to create and they’re delicious.  If you’re looking to add some non-meat options to your own dinner rotation, I’ve gathered up some delicious vegetarian meal ideas for you.  You won’t even miss the meat! These Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers are a delicious meal idea!  They’re loaded up with rice, beans, vegetables and topped with cheese.  They’re hearty, healthy and really really tasty.  I’m sharing this recipe over on the Kendall-Jackson blog, so make sure you head over to grab it! This Winter Vegetable Soup is loaded with vegetables…chickpeas, cauliflower, tomatoes, cabbage and more.  This recipe makes a big batch, so it’s big enough to share!  Serve it up with fresh Mozzarella & Parmesan Buttermilk Quick Bread. This quick and healthy One Pot Coconut Chickpea Dinner can be on your table in less than one hour!  Serve over rice and with fresh cilantro. Have this hearty Corn & Potato Chowder on your dinner table in less than 45 minutes!  Serve with fresh bread and a salad for […]

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What’s For Dinner? Beef Stroganoff Meatballs Menu

This comforting dinner menu includes Beef Stroganoff Meatballs, egg noodles, glazed carrots, a simple tomato salad and carrot cake for dessert! – – – – – – Welcome back to What’s For Dinner!  This week it’s all about comforting fall & winter meals.  Think delicious and hearty meatballs with noodles, seasonal side dishes, and cake for dessert!  So good. And all very easy to assemble.  In fact, you can have this Beef Stroganoff Meatballs dinner on your table in 1 hour or less! Beef Stroganoff Meatballs Menu Main Dish:  Beef Stroganoff Meatballs with egg noodles Side Dish:  Glazed Carrots Side Salad: Tomato Salad with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette Dessert:  Carrot Cake Sheet Cake These Beef Stroganoff Meatballs are delicious and hearty, and ready in less than 1 hour!  Serve with egg noodles, or any favourite noodle. Glazed Carrots are our most favourite way to enjoy cooked carrots.  They’re buttery and a little bit salty and a little bit sweet. Yum. This Fresh Tomato Salad with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette can be made in 15 minutes, and is a great side dish.  Tomatoes paired with fresh basil, it just doesn’t get more delicious than this. This Carrot Cake Sheet Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting is tender, sweet and so delicious!  This […]

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Apple Coffee Cake

This Apple Coffee Cake is a delicious cake for dessert, coffee dates with friends, or as a snacking cake! Delicious vanilla and apple flavours! – – – – – – A few years ago when my babies were teeny tiny, I used to get together with friends so us moms could visit each other with our babies.  Those days were some of my favourite times…I miss them. Sigh.  One of the things we always used to do when we got together was bake something when it was our time to host.  Then we’d eat it all over copius cups of coffee…so good! We had a lot of delicious baking during those days, but there was one recipe in particular that I loved, and it was this Apple Coffee Cake that an old friend made.  I loved it then, and now it’s a family favourite…. For Thanksgiving this year I decided to make this Apple Coffee Cake and take it home to my parents.  So on the day we planned to travel, I made this cake and the first one I made I measured the butter wrong.  Seriously, how many times have I baked a cake?!  But I accidentally got distracted, as […]

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Puffed Wheat Squares

These Puffed Wheat Squares are a classic dessert right out of childhood!  This No-Bake, simple to make treat is a crowd pleaser! – – – – – – Who remembers puffed wheat squares from their childhood?!  Puffed wheat squares are the best! My mom used to make them for my sister & I when we were young, and now I make them for my own kids.  And every time I make them, I’m reminded how much I really love this little treat…but they have to be soft.  No hard as a rock puffed wheat squares are accepted over here!  I like them pull-apart soft and chewy, so I actually add a little less than the recommended amount of puffed wheat. Chocolatey.  Soft.  Chewy.  Delicious.  I could eat the whole pan.  For real.  I have to keep these up on the high shelf because I actually can’t resist them. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do! Print Puffed Wheat Squares Make in an 8 x 8 pan. Author Jo-Anna@APrettyLife Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup corn syrup 3/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp brown sugar 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla 6 cups puffed wheat Instructions In a saucepan […]

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Turkey & Brown Rice Soup

This Turkey Brown Rice Soup is a great way to use up turkey dinner leftovers!  It’s simple to make, and so delicious! – – – – – – This soup is one of my favourites to make. It’s hearty, loaded with turkey, vegetables and rice, making it so comforting.  And it’s a perfect soup for all of your holiday turkey dinner leftovers!  I love being able to use up turkey dinner leftovers and create a brand new meal.   Sometimes I’ll make homemade stock from the turkey carcass and use it to make this soup, even though I’m often exhausted (in a good way) after hosting holiday dinners.  But when I do actually make stock I’m always so glad that I took the time to make it for the base of this soup.  It’s very easy, and so satisfying to know it was homemade!  But sometimes we don’t feel like making stock, and that is just fine!  Pre-made chicken or vegetable stock is perfect in this recipe. For this soup, I add as many leftovers from our turkey dinner as I can…including leftover Wild Rice Stuffing (I just remove the raisins).  If there are leftover carrots or green beans, I add […]

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Wild Rice, Raisin and Apple Stuffing

This Wild Rice Stuffing with Raisins and Apples is a perfect side dish to holiday turkey, or an everyday roast chicken! – – – – – – If you are looking for a new way to serve rice, this Wild Rice Stuffing with Raisins and Apples is such a great side dish!  Full of flavourful and healthy ingredients, this rice dish is not just for fancy holiday turkey dinners.  I mean, it is perfect alongside a roasted turkey for the holidays, but it’s easy enough to make that you can also serve it on any weeknight with Roast Chicken!   This rice stuffing is really meant as a delicious alternative to traditional bread stuffing.  We LOVE bread stuffing, but sometimes a change is nice.  The great thing about this wild rice stuffing is that it has all the spice flavours that you come to expect with traditional bread stuffings, like sage and thyme, so it tastes just like how you think it should.  Like a turkey dinner. One of the best things about this recipe is that you probably have most of the ingredients right now in your own pantry, which makes this an easy side dish to make!  Rice, raisins, chickpeas, apples, onions, […]

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Traditional Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy

This Traditional Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy is the perfect main dish for your holiday dinner! – – – – – – It’s so hard to believe that Thanksgiving weekend is less than a week away!  It feels like summer just ended, and now we’re preparing for Thanksgiving.  My goodness, time flies by so fast. I look forward to Thanksgiving every year, as we gather together with our family.  I have always loved the tradition of Thanksgiving, and it makes me happy to carry on the tradition with my own family.  Now that my kids are older, they really appreciate the meaning of this holiday, and Thanksgiving dinner especially, has become really important to them.  I hope they remember that when they are looking after their own families one day…and they better invite me. 😉 Every year we do tend to create the same menu for Thanksgiving, which I am sharing at the bottom of this post, with links to all the recipes.  But that’s what makes it so great.  There is nothing more delicious than a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings.  Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, bread, squash, pie…oh my.  Stretchy pants required. My favourite turkey is […]

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