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Meatless Meatballs – A small batch


I consider this dish vegetarian, only because it’s meatless. Dairy and eggs are used, but can easily be substituted.

2 cups tomato sauce (approx.)
1 1/2 cups ground nuts (I used pecan, but walnuts will work as well)
1/2 cup shredded cheese, plus more for sprinkling on the top
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 onion, grated
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
1 tablespoon parsley
salt, pepper, & chili

Mix everything together, season to taste, and let rest in the fridge for about an hour

Preheat oven to 375°F

Form mixture into balls
place in a baking dish
cover with sauce
sprinkle with extra cheese
bake for 30-40 minutes

Makes approximately 14 meatballs

Serve hot


January 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Onion Dip

onion dip

This is seriously one of my guiltiest pleasures. Pre-made store bought never did it for me and the box mix… well, you know…

2 onions, sliced very thin (I use my mandolin)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup sour cream
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup yogurt
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar (if you use Vidalia or Maui, skip)
dash of chili powder (optional)
salt and pepper

Slice the onions
heat butter and oil in a large pan
add onions, garlic, salt, and sugar
mix well, lower heat, and cook and toss until well browned (about 15 minutes)

Mix sour cream, yogurt, cream cheese, and caramelized onions
season to taste with more salt and some pepper
chill for at least 1 hour before serving

January 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

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