Beans with Mushrooms

Another new favorite from this vegetarian kick that I've been on. I'm finding some good recipes so far that are substantial meals, not the commonly misconceived leaves of lettuce that lead to malnourishment and ultimate weakness.

Broccoli and Ricotta Cannelloni

I'm not a vegetarian. I don't think I ever will be, but for health reasons I have decided to try to find some decent non-meat recipes I could add to the weekly meal rotation. It's really sort of an awakening for me and also a big step where diet is concerned. It dawned on me the other day that, except for breakfast on most days, I eat meat for every meal. So far I've had a mixed reaction to my research. I've perused some cookbooks where my instinct toward dishes and ingredients has been WTF? but I have found a couple of books with some decent content.

Penne with Sausage, Artichokes, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Another new favorite from Giada that is easy and inexpensive to make. Pasta and Italian sausage makes for a hearty meal, and the sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes add earthiness to the flavor and a touch of elegance to the dish. Use hot sausages to warm things up a bit.