September Recipes

Here are a couple recipes I think would be nice for the upcoming fall season! I must admit: upon creating this post I realized how many recipes I have made over the years that I have now lost… I am going to have to make an effort to save these for the future from here on out!

But first, check out my own go-to guacamole recipe, which is supah supah EASY! I enjoy it, and so do my parents particularly, which is really sweet.

MY OWN GUACAMOLE RECIPE

3 Avocados
1/2 a Lemon
1 tsp Cilantro (You can get a bottle of freeze dried cilantro to last you much longer)
1 tbsp Chopped Garlic
3 Chopped Tomatoes
Salt and Pepper to taste

PREP:

Literally just mash it all together in a bowl! Make sure to taste it at the end to see if it has the right ratio of flavour. You might need to add a bit more lemon or garlic, etc. It can feed 3 – 5 people happily. Adjust to your needs.

LINDA MCCARTNEY’S CHILLI NON CARNE

And people thought that a lifestyle/music blog didn’t make sense! I have seen meat-eaters eat this up really quickly. It’s so satisfying and warming, I would highly recommend this recipe. It’s definitely my vegetarian chili go-to. As a tip, replace the vegemince with Yves Veggie Round Ground. You can find this at your local supermarket. It’s usually around $4 – $5 for a sizable package.

Linda McCartney’s Chilli Non Carne

VEGETARIAN LASAGNA

I recently made this lasagna with my mom for my birthday gathering and it seemed to go well! My Italian dad said, though, that I should have heated up and cooked the sauce before adding it to the layers of lasagna. I can agree with that because it was quite tart. So go ahead and do that.

Make sure to get lasagna noodles that will cook in the oven and do not require boiling. One 500g container of no-name cottage cheese will work provide you with just over 2 cups (perfect), and the smallest block of no-name mozzarella is great. I personally added some spinach in layers to my own for added fiber and nutrition. Plus, a huge bag of Popeye’s spinach for me, is usually only $2.99, and then I can add it to smoothies, pasta dishes, etc. for the following week(s).

As for the sauce, buy whatever pasta sauce is on sale. I love recipes that taste rich but cost little to nothing in the grand scheme of things, and I really felt like this one hit the nail on the head. It’s also super easy. You just throw everything together in layers and GO FOR IT!

Betty Crocker’s Easy Meatless Lasagna

CUSTOMIZABLE NUTS AND BOLTS

This snack screams “fall” and reminds me of my own Grandma’s home, for whatever reason. I do not know who Grandma Jensen is, by the way. But I am thankful to her for this simple nuts and bolts recipe. Hah.

I can’t remember if this is the exact recipe I used before, but I am quite sure it is! Either way, it looks like it will work well. When I made this, I was temporarily eating meat and so didn’t mind the Worcestershire sauce. Actually, as a vegetarian presently, I didn’t even know that Worcestershire sauce was not vegetarian-friendly until a couple of weeks ago. I have found a vegan alternative that I am going to try and will get back to you on that.

I think it’s fantastic how customizable this recipe is. Like, instead of Cheez-Its, you could use Goldfish crackers. You could remove nuts and add something sweet like M&M’s (after seasoning the mix, though).  I’ve even seen one on Pinterest recently with some candy corn. So cute.

Grandma Jensen’s Nuts and Bolts

I hope you enjoyed these links. All credit go to the websites and people who have invented/created/curated these recipes for you. I take no credit and am only here to share my little discoveries with you. 🙂

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