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roasted-acorn-squash1Yield: 2 servings

1 acorn squash
olive oil
organic maple syrup
1 sweet potato
1/4 small red onion
4-6 garlic cloves
1 cup spinach
1/2 bok choy stalk; about 4-6 full leaves and stems
1 jalepeno pepper
1 banana pepper
1 small red apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the acorn squash in half and scoop out the guts and seeds, but leave the flesh. Place the halves on a cookie sheet lined with foil, cut side face up. Brush with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste. Peel and chop sweet potato into 1/2 inch chunks. Toss with olive oil, maple syrup and add salt to taste. Place on a lined cookie sheet. Place squash and potatoes in oven and roast for 25 minutes. Check potatoes halfway through to stir and toss.
  2. Chop and combine the onion and garlic with olive oil in a saucepan. Sauté over medium heat for a few minutes. Add peppers and chopped stems of bok choy and sauté for a 1-2 minutes. Turn heat to low and add chopped spinach and leaves of bok choy til slightly wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Remove squash and potatoes from oven. Stir roasted potatoes and apples into sautéed mixture. Divide into squash halves.
  4. Place squash back into oven for 15-20 minutes until tops are slightly browned.

Optional: Sautee chopped chicken and add to filling.

Adapted from Mrs Healthy Ever After

 

1/2 c chopped celery or bok choy
1/2 c chopped carrots
1/2 c zucchini and or yellow squash
1/2 c chopped red onion
4-6 garlic cloves
1 tsp italian seasoning
1 tsp hot dried peppers
1 jar of marinara sauce
Add or substitute vegetables as desired.

2 large eggs
16 oz ricotta cheese

Lasagna noodles
16 oz skim shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

Chop vegetables and combine with italian seasoning and marinara sauce. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat eggs and combine with ricotta cheese.

In a 13×9 glass baking dish, layer vegetable sauce, then noodles, ricotta mix, and mozzarella cheese. Repeat 2 more times and end with mozzarella cheese.

Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and serve.