Andrea Mattioni-Willis

The Veggie Chef offers recipes for vegetarians. Andrea Mattioni-Willis is a vegetarian herself and she loves to cook. She frequently experiments with new recipes and will share her findings with all of you.

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Veggie Chef
1:39 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

BBQ Baked Tofu

Cubed, baked tofu is delicious and versatile.

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Veggie Chef
1:26 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Spicy Tomatoes and Beans with Couscous

This week's recipe is delicious as is. However, I can't wait until we have fresh tomatoes from the garden this summer.

Until then, we make this couscous dish with canned organic tomatoes.

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Veggie Chef
11:25 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Moroccan-ish Quinoa Salad

I’m calling this week’s recipe Moroccan-ish Quinoa Salad because I was inspired by the combination of spices used in a Moroccan recipe I saw for a cooked dish. It isn’t exactly a traditional Moroccan recipe but it sure was inspired by one. This is yet another gluten and dairy-free recipe. It also happens to be a very pretty salad because of the different colors of the veggies in it.

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Veggie Chef
11:15 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Sweet Potatoes Spiced on Rice

What you need:

2 TB olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
2 large sweet potatoes (about 1.5 lbs), peeled and diced
1 large poblano pepper, diced
2 cans (13.66 oz) light coconut milk
1 15 oz can navy beans, rinsed
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp agave nectar
salt to taste
6 cups cooked rice

What you do:

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Veggie Chef
11:11 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Seasonal Slaw

While wandering around the Roanoke Historic Market, I happened upon Tim from Rolling Meadows Farms selling Daikon radishes he had picked the day before. Local radishes grown without pesticides were certainly appealing.

He told me that these were the smaller, spring version. I took some home and decided that their natural slight spiciness and crunch would lend itself well to a cole slaw. Back to the market I went the next day and bought North Carolina-grown green cabbage from Sumdat Farms.

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