Author Archives: Valley Vegetarian

About Valley Vegetarian

Providing consistently good vegetarian comfort food recipes. Real food for real people.

Pizza Southwest-Style

This festive and tasty pizza is my riff on a southwest-style pizza. It has a combination of colors and flavors that I think you will like. The crust is a cross between deep dish and a warm, chewy flour tortilla … Continue reading

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Croissant Sandwich

For a complete breakfast, I serve this with a side of country-style fried potatoes and fresh orange juice. For lunch, I serve with a side of pasta salad.

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Southwest Vegetarian Stew (slow cooker)

Remembering a satisfying bowl of “southwest vegetarian stew” I ordered off the menu at a diner in Roswell, New Mexico, I created this recipe for the slow cooker. The ingredients, and flavors they bring, are considerably different.

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Fresh and Easy Sofrito

Aromatic and savory, sofrito is a condiment, a sauce, and a base for many Caribbean dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. In short, it is super versatile. And it is flavorful. Super flavorful. Sofrito has … Continue reading

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Navy Bean Soup (slow cooker)

The navy bean got its current popular name because it was a staple food of the United States Navy in the early 20th century. They are a mild, pea-sized bean that are creamy white in color. Like other common beans, … Continue reading

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Zucchini Strata

Strata is a kind of layered casserole featuring eggs and bread. There as many variations of strata as you can imagine. One day, at the end of the summer growing season, I imagined strata that would effectively use garden-fresh zucchini without making … Continue reading

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Bánh Mì Sandwiches

Bánh mì is Vietnamese for bread and is also associated with a single serving baguette made into a tasty sandwich.

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