Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Meatless Wednesday - Tuscan Vegetable Baked Ziti

So yesterday several people broke the news to me that we will not see spring like weather here until the end of May or so they are predicting. Well I am going to do everything I can to make sure they are wrong not that I can do a lot but I am sure going to pray for warmer weather, winter needs to be done!

So on tonight's menu we have Tuscan Vegetable Baked Ziti and a surprise bonus recipe too!

Tuscan Vegetable Baked Ziti
1 1/2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
3 cups rice noodle penne, cooked and drained
1 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
2 zucchini, halved and thinly sliced
1/2lb fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 of a small onion, thinly slice
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
2/3 of a jar of organic tomato basil pasta sauce
1 tsp freezed dried oregano leaves

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Combine all vegetable ingredients, add the spices and mix together. Then put in the bottom of a 11x13 oven safe pan.
  3. In a medium bowl mix penne and the sauce, then pour on top of vegetable mixture.
  4. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 20mins, then set to broil for 5 more mins.
Bonus recipe! Pineapple, Banana, Coconut Gluten Free Muffins
1 Cup white rice flour
3/4 cup tapioca starch
1/3 cup agave nectar
1 tbs baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 egg
3/4 cup mashed bananas (about 2 medium bananas)
1/3 cup crushed pineapple without the juice
*(May need to add 1/8 cup rice milk depending on how wet your mixture looks)
Preheat oven to 400F

  1. Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl until well blended.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl until well mixed.
  3. Slowly combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients and blend until thoroughly mixed together.
  4. Grease your muffin pan and fill each cup 2/3 full.
  5. Bake muffins for 25-30 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean and the top springs back when touched.
Makes about 12 muffins.

I hope you enjoy both of these recipes and please let me know!


  1. love the muffins and tuscan, looks so delicious.

  2. That ziti looks delectable! I could go a plate of that. ☺