Kale Pasta Bake

On February 15, 2014, in Recipes, by Chris Baccus
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I love macaroni and cheese.  There are a lot of variations on it and I’m always interested in trying something a little different.  Here is one without cheese. So technically it’s really not a macaroni and cheese. It’s more of a macaroni noodle and vegan bechamel, but that doesn’t sound as good. I’ve made bechamel before in other pasta dishes, it’s pretty easy though not as simple as dumping in a pile of cheese.

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The dish is a bit dry compared to a mac and cheese, but the kale and crunchy crust from the breadcrumbs help give it some more texture and flavor.  It’s also pretty good for making enough for a couple days for leftovers as it keeps well.

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So if you want a break from a less healthy creamy cheese macaroni dish, this is a good option to try next time.

 

Full Recipe: [Crunchy Crust Kale Pasta Bake]

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Black Bean Quinoa Enchilada Bake

On February 15, 2014, in Recipes, by Chris Baccus
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It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a recipe from the kitchen. Sadly 2014 hasn’t been the year of focusing much on my blog as I planned. Perhaps this first post of 2014 will change that and get me back on track as there is so much going on as we are getting ready for the boys to turn 8 next week and I’ve been having fun trying some new dishes out too.

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This was a Pinterest find from my wife’s collection. There’s a wonderful simplicity in this dish and versatility. It could easily be made as a main course, like we did the past week, or used as a chip dip.  With loads of gooey cheese and vegetables mixed with quinoa and an enchilada sauce, the dish can be enjoyed several ways.

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Full Recipe: [Black Bean Quinoa Enchilada Bake]

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