Monthly Archives: October 2012

Spinach Tortellini Soup



Everyone loved this and super easy!!!


2 packages Trader Joe’s Spinach Tortellini (In the refrigerator section)

2-32 oz. cartons of Organic Chicken Broth (Trader Joe’s)

Fresh Spinach-2 handfulls

Carrots-3 sliced

Sun-dried Tomatoes-8 pieces

2-Cloves Garlic chopped

2-Tsp. Olive Oil

2-cups water


Sautee garlic in olive oil in a large pot until golden.  Add water and broth and bring to a boil. Add tortellini, sun-dried tomatoes, and carrots and cook to pasta directions. During the last minute of cooking add spinach & pepper, cook until wilted and serve in bowls.


Veggie, Bean Burgers



One of my Favorites!!


Refried Black Beans Or Organic Black Beans (Trader Joe’s)-1 Can

Red Kidney Beans (Trader Joe’s)-1 Can


Red Bell Pepper-1/2-1 large

Green Onions-Bunch


Bread Crumbs & Oatmeal-enough to make into a patty

Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder-Pinch

Cumin-1 tsp.

Food Process all lightly except the beans & bread crumbs & oats. Once it is to the consistency you want put in beans and blend until incorporated.  Lastly pour in your bread crumbs & oats until it is a consistency to form a patty.  Make into patty’s and BBQ.  So yummy!!!  Enjoy!!!  Tell me what you think!!!



Soooo GOOD!!


!lb. Laura’s Ground Beef

1/2 Red Onion

1 Clove Garlic

Marinara Sauce-1 1/2 cups

Sautee all above ingredients and set aside.

Fresh Spinach Leaves-1 cup

Shredded Carrots-1 cup

Trader Joe’s No Boil Lasagna Noodles

Ricotta Cheese-1 container

1/2 & 1/2- 1/2 cup- 1 cup

Parmesan Cheese-about 1/2 cup

Mix above 3 ingredients and dip the noodles in this mixture.

Mozzarella Cheese-about 1/2 cup. This is for the top at the end of the assemble.

Bechamel Sauce Link

Alternate all ingredients and layer, start with the meaty, tomato sauce on the bottom.  After assembled let sit for 30 minutes. Bake at 375, uncovered for about 45 minutes, until golden brown.

Homemade Lasagna




This was a hit!!!  Very good and everyone wants this again!! Plus super easy!!


Pizza dough (Trader Joe’s-regular, in the refrigerator section)

Pizza Sauce (Trader Joe’s Jar)-To your liking

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese-To your liking

Sliced Salami-To your liking

Fresh Spinach-To your liking

Directions: Roll out your dough on a floured board and make into a circle.  Pour on pizza sauce, place your mozzarella, spinach and salami on top.  Fold 1/2 the dough over to cover toppings and smoosh down the sides.  Pour a little more sauce over calzone and sprinkle shredded mozzarella.  Bake according to dough directions.  I bake until it is golden on the crust.  Then slice width wise.  It just melts in your mouth!!!!