Lentil and vegetarian cottage pie

In keeping with the warm Fall colors, this delicious and aromatic cottage pie came to be.  Can you imagine my excitement when I saw this orange cauliflower just waiting to be picked at Trader Joe’s? Trader Joe’s is a neighborhood grocery store with amazing food and produce from around the globe and around the corner. The quality is second to none and the prices, very reasonable.  The flowers used in this presentation are also from Trader Joe’s – my one stop shop 🙂

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Veggie Stir-Fry

Here’s another quick meal that you can put together in less than 30 minutes.  No, I’m not in competition with Rachel Ray, but just trying to emphasize that when serving fresh, wholesome and tasty meals to our families, we don’t need to toil over a hot stove for hours on end.  Like crock pot dishes, delicious stir-fry dishes can be prepped ahead of time and the sauce can be made the day before too like this recipe recommends.  The bold flavors of fresh ginger, soy, siracha and sherry, are robust and rich.  Grab a wok, some peanut oil and you’ll soon have an appetizing meal ready to serve over some brown rice, or whole wheat noodles in under 30 minutes.

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