Posts Tagged ‘ meatless ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Frozen PB&B Bites

Frozen Peanut Butter and Bananas The Tiny Kitchen Assistant is indignant that I haven’t shared this before. I’ll let him tell the story. “So you take the banana — not green, but not really mushy — and cut it into lots of circles. Then you put some peanut butter in the middle. Mom likes the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Banana Applesauce Oat Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies This is an odd one, scrawled on the back of a napkin and handed to me by a stranger in a coffee shop after an impromptu conversation. It has no flour, no added sugar, and can be dairy-free. Oh, come on. Stop rolling your eyes. It passes the Tiny Kitchen Assistant test, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Baked Falafel

Can You Bake Falafel? I made my first falafel this year, and while it’s really tasty, it’s a royal pain in the butt to make. Want to guarantee that the Tiny Kitchen Assistant will need your help? Fry something that requires your undivided attention. When I made my last batch of falafel, I had a […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Balsamic Strawberry “Pizza”

Balsamic Strawberries and Mozzarella This recipe is modified from one that I saw at the farmer’s market. Their recipe was for a balsamic strawberry and mozzarella crostini appetizer. Let me be upfront about this: while that sounded absolutely amazing, I don’t do appetizers. I’m lucky that I can get a one-course meal onto the table […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pepper and Egg Sandwiches

Grilled Bell Pepper and Egg Sandwich I’ve been looking for more (any?) meatless options in our meal plan, and when I stumbled across Bryn’s post about grilled bell pepper and egg sandwiches over at, I had to give it a try. I did make a few changes, not the least of which was serving […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Tabouli, Tabbouli, Tabbouleh

Bulgur and Parsley Salad After my seemingly endless quest for curly parsley (not cilantro, Helpful Produce Department Guy), I found myself in possession of a lot of parsley. What on earth do you do with that much parsley? The answer is tabouli. Or tabbouli. Or however you spell it. Ingredients 1 cup bulgur, cooked according […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Falafel Friday

Homemade Falafel Recipe This all began one Friday night while I was wasting my evening on Twitter. The ever-entertaining @erinscafe¬†was attempting to make homemade falafel with limited success. Before I knew it, I was offering unsolicited advice to strangers via the Internet. Mind you,¬†I had never made falafel, yet I still offered advice. People, this […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Everybody Loves Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup “I love tomato soup,” declared the Tiny Kitchen Assistant, apropos of nothing. “Ms. Z makes it for us all the time.” As a kid who isn’t terribly fond of soup in general, this seemed too good to be true. I figured that I’d make the soup and he wouldn’t eat any, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Wild Rice Pilaf Bake

Sorta Meatless Monday I’ve been trying to make less meaty meals. I’m not vegetarian, but I also know that we don’t need as much meat as what the men of the house would naturally gravitate towards. One of my projects has been to find meatless or limited-meat meals that are hearty enough to stand on […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Steel Cut Oats in the Rice Cooker

Easy Steel Cut Oats Those of us who make steel cut oats know that they take a bit of time and some stovetop management: boil, simmer, stir. And then one day, it dawned on me: the rice cooker can do all of this for me! I’ve already tried to convince you that you need a […] Read More