Sunday, February 28, 2010

Giveaway!


Ok, I have nothing to report other than cleaning, a cold, a toddler (the pram is for losers apparently, we walk everywhere now k, thx), yoghurt tantrums (STILL!) and um... not sleeping enough. BUT! In Georgie Love news, I am sure I don't have to introduce many of you to the awesomeness of Buttons by Lou Lou, who has joined the Georgie family.

TO celebrate, of course a giveaway! The lucky winner will one of everything. Well almost - a set of hairpins, a set of magnets, a pair of earrings, a set of push pins and sewing buttons - a value of over $70. Hurrah!

To enter, just leave a comment below. For a second entry, please also tell me your favourite (& EASIEST) vegetarian recipe, I need inspiration. Entries close 7 March!

125 comments:

Miss Milla's said...

These buttons are too cute and a great addition to the Georgie Love store.

Easiest vego recipe would be vego pasta. Fry up one onion and some garlic, then add some carrot sticks and fry til soft. Add zuchinni, spinach, some sun dried tomatoes, olives and a dash or cream with some fresh red chilli (optional for little ones). Simmer for a few minutes and add to your favorite fresh pasta or gnocchi. YUM!

Nicole said...

Ooh! These are so cute. I have some button earrings my sister bought on you site last year. Always get lovely comments!

Tammy said...

ooohh, I just love fabric buttons. I would love an entry into your giveaway.
As for vegetarian recipes, I can't go past a great Mushroom frittata.
All you need is mushrooms, garlic, onions, cottage cheese, milk, cheese, parsley and eggs. (provided you still eat dairy that is.)

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

Wow! What a fabulously generous prize. I'd love to win!!!

jrodemann@hotmail.com

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

This is an awesome recipe I won a prize for in Good Taste mag many years ago. Always a big hit with friends and family. Pretty easy and really really delicious.

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/10752/vegetarian+tacos

Amie said...

oh what a great prize. i love fabric buttons.

GemmaJoy said...

Wow what an amzing giveaway, the winner will be one very lucky person.
I don't think you can go past a good vego pizza on mountain bread

Shan said...

great giveaway

thanks

Shan said...

my best quick vege dinner is red kidney bean burritos... can be made in 5 mins
email if you want the full recipe :)

Christine M said...

I just love your polka dot buttons. They are gorgeous!

Fiona said...

*rolls up sleeves*

too hot to cook much:
1 pkt soba noodles, 1 bottle zarusoba sauce (from your friendly neighbourhood Asian grocer), spring onion, wasabi
1. Cook noodles according to instructions (three minutes, usually)
2. Cut up spring onions, give white bits to Chris and keep best green parts for self
3. Put onions in separate bowls along with smidge of wasabi and sauce, ice cubes if it's super hot
4. Stir well (because finding that bit of wasabi has stayed as one chunk later is TERRIBLE)
5. Dip cooked noodles into sauce, eat

not many ingredients but big on taste:
1 lemon, 1 pkt rocket, garlic, 1/4 tsp chili oil, 3ish tbsp olive oil, spaghetti
1. cook pasketti
2. grate lemon rind
3. chop garlic finely
4. chuck everything in bowl
5. thank Fiona

still more pasta:
1 can diced tomatoes, 2 fresh tomatoes, 1 pkt spinach, 500 cloves garlic (less according to taste), spaghetti
1. cook pasketti
2. fry garlic in frypan
3. add spinach, cook until all droopy
4. add tomatoes
5. cook until almost reduced, then add chunkily chopped fresh tomatoes (give illusion of entire freshness in dish), cook until all hot
6. chuck everything in bowl
7. say "AARGGHH too hot, why do I never learn patience"

breakfast:
block tofu, bread, rocket, cumin, garlic, turmeric, salt, pepper, other random spices
1. fry garlic
2. crumble tofu into pan
3. add everything else to pan, keep adding water so it doesn't go dry
4. toast bread
5. when 'fu is properly hot, serve on toast with a metric ton of pepper
6. hooray, tofu scramble!

Yes I like rocket and spinach and pasta overly, what is your point? I have more but they are the easiest.

(Do not care if I don't win prize, just enjoy sharing recipes, wheee)

Christine M said...

I just love your polka dot buttons. They are gorgeous!

melbournegirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

And do try this yummmmmy recipe!
Spicy Indian potato & spinach curry
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/17854/spicy+indian+potato+spinach+curry

April said...

Oh how I love Lou's things!

I am a huge fan of zuccini frittas, served with sour cream and chives...unfortuantly I don't have a recipe, they come on a platter at work from a catering company.

silver nutmeg & golden pear said...

hey there what an awesome prize my daughter and I would have to do some heavy negotiating if we won!! She's 8 and would probably come out best!!

MY fav veg dish is a roast pumpkin and spinach lasagna!!! YUM love it!!! With either a homemade cheese or white sauce - Is a rec of my mum's who serves it in there restaurant - might have to make some tomorrow!! Good luck with it all!! ox

DELiciousDesignz said...

What a fabulous and generous giveaway. congrats Lou on being a part of georgie love . I love your stuff

Megan said...

lou's buttons are just fabulous! i love the new spotty ones.

great addition to the georgie love collection!

En Jay said...

like always, handmade stuff are cools, it give some sort of art, and my heart melt when see this giveaway :D

Celeste said...

Fabulous giveaway!! :)


contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Well, I have many favorite vegetarian recipes...but - here's something I actually just made yesterday:

* In a blender, blend a can of artichokes (drained) - until smooth
* spread the artichokes onto one sheet of puff pastry
*sprinkle with goat cheese
*sprinkle with chopped walnuts
*roll up - and then cut into slices.
*Bake at 400 for 15 minutes


contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

rojalka said...

They are gorgeous!
I would love an entry into your giveaway.
I just love buttons.

bubbachenille said...

I just love handmade buttons! Thanks for the giveaway!

Ping said...

This is my favourite vego recipe of all time:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/health/nutrition/05recipehealth.html

Since Safeway bought out Macro Wholefoods, it's started selling quinoa - check the health food section. (Three kinds of quinoa at Preston Safeway, even ... I never thought I'd see that!)

Kylie said...

They look great - I love lots of Lou's things:)

My fav recipe is a warm tossed green salad with Tofu. It is jsut that - anything green you can get your hands on and fried tofu (with garlic, ginger and a bit of fish sauce) - we are not vegetarian and this is about the only vege dish I can get my DH to eat.

Missybeez said...

I like your hair clips.
honeybeez80@yahoo.com

brusselsprouts said...

I love Ricotta & Spinach Canneloni and even Mr 2 and Mr 1 will eat it

2 packs frozen spinach, 1 tub ricotta, 1 block feta, garlic, nutmeg. Squish together roll up in fresh lasagne sheets, easier and quicker than filling tubes! Put in dish and pour over 1 tall bottle of pasta sauce/passata top with grated cheese and bung in the oven.

Have fun cooking!!

Kellie Christie said...

Awesome giveaway!! I love buttons :-) You can't go past a good vego lasagne. I cheat and use store bought pasta sauce that way you just need to make a layer of baked pumpkin, a layer of ricotta with some chopped basil stirred through and a layer of baby spinach. Easy :-)

Wehaf said...

I adore all of those items! So cute...

urchiken at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

I love those buttons! Too precious!

As for veg dinner-

we eat a LOT of veggie omlets!

Wehaf said...

My favorite quick, easy, vegetarian meal is this tomato curry: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/quick-weeknight-meals-2009/katharines-quick-curry-tomatoes-quick-weeknight-meals-recipe-contest-2009-096552

urchiken at gmail dot com

outragedofmarrickville said...

Im obsessed with dots spots, polka dots. these are gorgeous. you should check out carolinevillamarine designs (google) she does some simiar cute things.

Online Tutor said...

Fantastic giveaway!

Roasted vegetable lasagne is my favourite vegie dish - so rich and tasty!

Mandy (onlinetutorhelp@gmail.com)

Amber said...

These prizes are adorable - I would love to win!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

This is my favorite and very unique vegetarian recipe -
PARMIGIANO REGGIANO CRISPS WITH CHOCOLATE AND SEA SALT
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2677

Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Lilly said...

What a lovely giveaway =D
Thanks a lot for the chance.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

dpschad said...

These are so cute!! I would love to win these!

Rose Potter said...

Just gorgeous products.

Sarah said...

Awww... buttons with birds - adorable!

When I'm having a vego phase, I tend to live on pumpkin and leek soup - one leek (chop up white part), one butternut pumpkin (chopped into cubes), 3 vegetable stock cubes, mixed herbs. Put everything in large pot. Add water to cover (~6 cups). Boil. Boil. Boil. Take off heat and blend together. Simple. Eat. Yum :-)

Lila Rose said...

Oh count me in :)
LOVE those birds!!

Alisa said...

Oh my, really cute stuff. I love the colors. I love birds. Not in real life (I'm kind-of scared of them) but in art, I just love them. Thanks for the chance.

Bec said...

man alive, i do love a giveaway and georgie love is rocking the giveaways the best way i know how, but bribing people with vego recipes...
well salmo, as you know, i fancy myself a bit of a whiz in the kitchen so here is my suggestion which is super easy and way yummy!!
curried cous cous with vegies:- take some yummy vegetable stock (like vegeta) and some korma curry paste (i have used other pastes but always come back to the korma), dissolve with boiling water and pour over cous cous (i use instant cous cous so this takes little more than 5 minutes) meanwhile i have a BUNCH of vegies steaming (i love vegies like squash, zucchini, eggplant, corn, pumpkin, broccoli and cauliflower). then i mix the two together. for some extra crunch, i sometimes toast pine nuts or blanched almonds and add these at the very final step. sometimes i add some chopped coriander too. trust me, this is yummy and so quick and easy to put together...hope you enjoy trying these recipes salmo, i know i am going to pinch a few to give a whirl on the dining table. xx

Mira Narnie said...

love a giveaway and love buttons by lou lou so here is my entry

AND for a good Vegie recipe you can't beat some corn (can be canned) and bean patties - just mix with some bread crumbs, an egg (free range or course) and some cheese and perhaps some fresh herbs. Roll into patties and then lightly fry. Eat with salad or stuff in a pita with some dip and baby spinach....yum yum yum!

Candi said...

Hello, thank you, my shoes are new, well old from an op shop, but new to me. My cookie is a wheat and gluten free coconut cookie and its delightful, please have the rest of mine! I have a whole packet!

Those buttons are just adorable, I am on the hunt for a machine to make them myself but am still looking....

hmmmm good vegie recipe....
spiced chickpeas.....
make a red sauce.....like for spaghetti, lots of onion, garlic, and coriander and cumin seeds. tinned tomato, add a a few can's of tinned chickpeas, or dried ones if you soak them overnight. Depends if you like chilli.....add some chopped birds eye chilli's to taste. I add about 2 or 3 per batch but I like them hot. Let it simmer for a good hour or so to let the flavour generate. generous helpings of salt and pepper and the top with some fresh coriander. Eat a bit bowl with some natural yoghurt on the side.
Delish!

Kirsty said...

Count me in! Great blog by the way.

Susana said...

These are all adorable. Count me in!

Susana said...

Favorite vegetarian recipe is pasta with pesto, which we consume in astounding and slightly alarming quantities the year round (since I figured out basil can be frozen for pesto tightly packed in oil). But another is quinoa and bulghur, half each, I use instant, so I just have to pour boiling water over them, then chop up whatever veggies are in the fridge (best are onions, zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, snow-peas, leeks), saute in generous amount of olive oil, mix the lot together and season with lemon or lime juice, salt, pepper, mint and/or parsley and/or basil, more olive oil. It keeps for a few days, is good warm or cold, tastes even better the second day, and has never met anybody who doesn't ask for seconds.

jennem said...

Please enter me and thanks!

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

jennem said...

Mix 2 cups leftover cooked rice with 2 eggs and 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and well drained. Add in 1/2 cup grated cheese of any kind, about 1/2 tsp each garlic powder and onion powder. Form into patties and fry.

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Such cuteness! I would love these!

mogrill said...

The handmade buttons are super unique. I love em. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Mia J. said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Love the buttons.

Sandy said...

I love your shop! Please enter me in the giveaway!

sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandy said...

I actually just posted a REALLY good vegetarian recipe on my blog using quinoa! It's so easy and super delicious and healthy too!

http://www.sandyalamode.com/2010/02/24/keen-on-quinoa/

sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

katzkids said...

I love the buttons.They are very pretty.Thanks for the giveaway:)
kats7960@gmail.com

melissa said...

h, I thought I entered already. Yay, yay for a giveaway!

Love the buttons and the magnets. So cute.

melissa said...

Dahl is my fave quick easy vego meal.

Lentils and spices - easy, cheap and tastes great!

sweetsue said...

I love those sweet buttons! My super easy vegetarian recipe is hot cooked rice topped with hot salsa.
smchester at gmail dot com

m.e (Cathie) said...

nice!!
favourite vego recipe must include lentils.
kids love a french lentil soup with onions, celery & tomatoes & then some cooked pasta added through with fresh herbs at the end.

Katy Lin said...

what a great giveaway! thanks for hosting it :) please count me in!

my fave easy vegetarian recipe has to be "cheater salsa" - 2 cans of Ro*Tel tomatoes (heat of your choosing) 1 red onion, 1 clove garlic, a ton of fresh cilantro - chop in a food processor, and you've got enough salsa for at least a day or two :)

another one i can't get enough of right now is pesto - which is super easy (and way tastier) to make at home from scratch - fresh basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, and olive oil in a food processor. serve over hot pasta or gnocchi, on bread or whatever :)

Lila Rose said...

Okay 2nd entry! So in love with the hair clips and magnets!
My favourite vegetarian recipe is capsicum and corn enchiladas. They fill you up really quickly and it's under $10 to make enough for 4 people!
Yay! :)

Kate said...

I absolutely love Lou Lou's buttons, congratulations on adding them to your site! :D

krazee_chik2004 said...

The Lou Lou buttons are adorable! Great idea and display of art...would love a set of these to go along with my newly remodeled home! Keep up the great work! :)

nell w said...

HIyA!!! Gorgeous Buttons of every sort!! Sooo Cute!!! loulou!!! - am i too late to enter the giveaway? - hope not!! ;)

nell w said...

ooh... do desserts count?? - would have to be caramelised figs l o ve lo ve l o v e

turboterp said...

I've collected buttons ever since I was a little girl, so this prize looks like Button Heaven to me! Thanks.

Leigh M said...

1pkt spinach (defrosted) 1 pk paneer (ricotta cheese from an indian store) I onion chopped, 1/4 tsp of following dried spices - chilli, garam masala, ginger, garlic, 1 chopped tomato, salt and lemon juice to taste, oil.

Fry onions in oil, add spices then add spinach and paneer, bring to boil, finish off with squeeze of lemon juice and salt. Enjoy your Palak paneer with yummy indian bread...

SamanthaPayntr said...

these are such cute designs! me want!!! hahahah, thanks for the giveaway. :)

Deedles said...

Very pretty buttons. I would love to be entered.

roseh2o19 said...

I'm leaving a comment

AEKZ2 said...

Very cute items! I especially like the hair clips.

annettekz2@yahoo.com

kakihara said...

Yes please---so very cute--I want to win--thanks for the chance!!

Lily said...

I absolutely love buttons- what a great giveaway!

Lily said...

I am not much of a cook, but a great vegetarian combination that I love is pasta with mozzarella and tomato!

Anonymous said...

I just love these buttons!

alyssaboates@yahoo.com

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - What beautiful buttons! I especially like the bird buttons!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I like pasta with squash, green peppers, tomatoes, and asparagus!

bison61 said...

wow! all kinds of great prizes!

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Mimi the kitten said...

Thanks for the chance, and God bless you.

Janette said...

Cute buttons!

I'd say my favorite food right how is red pepper hummus. Just take a jar of drained roasted red peppers, a clove of garlic, and the juice of a lemon and grind them in a food processor. Add the hummus and mix it a little more. Add a little salt and maybe some fresh cilantro or parsley, and serve it with raw veggies or chips or whatever!

Candie L said...

Those are so cute. I could definately have a use for them. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Benita said...

Great giveaway.

many thanks.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

dpschad said...

These buttons are adorable. I like to sew and sometimes I can't find the right button for what I am Making.

dhunt said...

WOULD LOVE TO WIN !!

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

Buttons by Lou Lou is a marvelous ideas! - what fun and an inspiration to all. The creations are adorable and so creative!

autie said...

Oh, how adorable! I love handmade things but a gal on a budget can't afford much.

Pamela S said...

So many cute items on that site!! I also love the button elasticized hair ties. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Jessica said...

All of the items are so cute.

PaintedPony17@yahoo.com

amandakbarnes90 said...

These are amazing! I would absolutely love to win these! :)
Amanda Barnes
amandakbarnes90(at)gmail(dot)com

missrantsypants said...

I love buttons, and all of these are simply gorgeous.



clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Meghan Jeffers said...

Okay, first off it is so wonderful to come across such creativity. I came upon this because my 1 year old is fascinated with mommy's buttons on her shirt.

megamom2noah@ymail.com

I am a vegan myself. I have two recipes that I could not choose between the two. Here are they both.


VEGETARIAN BURGERS

5 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. corn oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 med. onion, chopped
1 3/4 c. boiling water
2 c. oatmeal
1 tsp. ground sage
2 tbsp. yeast
1 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. ground sunflower seeds

Add soy sauce, oil, onion and garlic to boiling water. Mix together oatmeal, sage, yeast and nuts; gradually sprinkle into boiling broth. Let stand until most of liquid is absorbed; stir lightly until barely mixed.
Make burger patties. Brown mixture in additional oil (small amount) until well done. Serve on whole wheat hamburger bun with mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce and onion (if you desired).

This mixture can also be used as a taco filling. Just crumble in frying pan and add taco seasoning mix and a little water until browned. Then spoon into taco shells and add lettuce, cheese and tomato.

................

the next is a recipe for a yummy veggie pizza.

FOR THE PIZZA DOUGH:

3 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. honey (don't use sugar, it retards the yeast)
2 tbsp. olive oil
3/4 c. cold water
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water

Dissolve the yeast in the 1/4 cup warm water and let set for 10 minutes. Add the flour to the food processor, which is fitted with the steel blade. Combine the honey, olive oil, salt and cold water; whisk well to combine. After the yeast has set properly, turn the food processor on and pour the honey, olive oil, water mixture slowly through the feed tube with the machine running. Then pour in the dissolved yeast mixture. Process until the dough forms a large ball.
Remove the dough from the processor and turn out onto a lightly - floured surface. (I find that a marble slab works best.) Knead until smooth, about 2 minutes, and turn dough into an oiled bowl. Allow to rest, covered with a clean, dry towel for 30 minutes or until the dough is doubled in size.

Divide the dough into 2 parts, saving one to use now and freezing the other for future use. Place the first onto a flat glass plate and cover with a damp towel before refrigerating. Leave in the refrigerator for about an hour, but bring to room temperature before using. Wrap the second dough in plastic wrap and freeze immediately. It must be brought to room temperature before you use it.

Flatten the pizza dough with your fingers, pushing and pulling it into a round shape that has slightly thickened outer edges. Remove the heated pizza stone and drape the pizza dough onto its surface. Quickly brush the top of the dough with olive oil and add the toppings.


FOR THE TOPPING:

1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. pesto sauce
2 c. miniature red & yellow plum tomatoes, halved
Or Italian plum tomatoes, that have been seeded & sliced
1/2 c. Fontina cheese, grated
1/2 c. mozzarella cheese, grated
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tsp. dried oregano flakes
Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Brush the olive oil lightly onto the pizza surface so that it will cook golden brown. Spread the pesto sauce evenly, then add the Fontina cheese. Top with the tomatoes and sprinkle with oregano flakes, then the mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Return to the 500 degree oven and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and topping is bubbly. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.


ENJOY!! who says you cant have pizza and burgers without meat?

PETA.

Meghan Jeffers said...

megamom2noah@ymail.com

you may need this :)

Sarah B. said...

Those look super cute!

mammabear06 at gmail dot com

cass said...

Would like to win this for my dear old lady friend-Pat.
wombatspurple at yahoo dot com

Kitty Cardero said...

Love those little birds!

kathy pease said...

Thank you for the Great giveaway please count me in :)

kathy pease said...

Spinach Ravioli


Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:45
Categories : Appetizers Chinese Dishes
Main Course Pasta Dishes
Vegetables
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 cup tomatoes -- peeled, seeded,diced
1 small onion -- oven roasted
1 cup mushrooms -- minced
2 teaspoons garlic -- minced
1/2 pound spinach leaves -- blanched, chopped
1/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese
3/4 cup tofu -- mashed
2 tablespoons fresh basil -- minced
freshly ground black pepper
salt -- to taste
48 eggless pot sticker skins

In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, onion, mushrooms and garlic. Cook over medium heat until the liquid from the mushrooms comploetely evaporates abnd the mixture is somwhat dry. Be careful not to burn it. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, combine the tomato mixture, spinach, cottage cheese, tofu, and basil. Season to taste with pepper and salt.

On a cutting board, lay out a single layer of pot-sticker skins. Using a pastry brush, moisten the edges with water. Place 1 tablespoon of the spinach mixture onto the center of each skin. Cover with a second potsticker skin and press the edges together with the tines of a fork to seal.

Cook the ravioli in boiling water or vegetable stock for 3 minutes, or until the potsticker skin is al dente. Serve hot.

The Willett's said...

My mother in law and I would love these!

melissacwillett@gmail.com

demmi said...

lovely prize
con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

carolpie said...

Yes! These are just adorable! Love them.


spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol

carolpie said...

Recipe:
3 small zuccini
3 large tomatoes
1 small onion
1 clove garlic (on not if don;t want)
1 t. Italian seasoning 2 T. olive oil
salt
pepper
Simmer everything-cut up-in a pot after you put the olive oil in it till soft. At this point you can top with Parm cheese if desired. If you want it more tomatoey add more tomatoes or you can used canned.

LindsayC said...

These are so great I would love to win them!

LindsayC said...

I absolutely LOVE miso soup. It's the best thing on a chilly night and it's so tasty! Here's a recipe for really easy miso soup. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

* 4 cups water
* 1/3 cup miso
* 3 green onions (scallions), chopped
* 1 tbsp shredded nori OR wakame (seaweed)
* 1/2 block firm silken tofu, cut into 1 inch cubes
* dash soy sauce (optional)
* 1/2 tsp sesame oil (optional)

Preparation:
Bring water to a slow simmer and add seaweed. Allow to simmer at least 5-6 minutes. The longer you simmer the seaweed, the less of a salty fishy flavor it will have.

Reduce heat to very low and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until miso is well dissolved. Its best not to boil the miso, as this will ruin some of it's healthy properties as well as change the flavor of the soup. Makes 4 servings.

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

Gianna said...

This one is my favorite :)

Gianna's Cheesy Minestrone Soup

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp. Extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium Onion, diced
4 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Carrot, diced
1 stalk Celery, diced
1 large Zucchini, cubed
2 cups Cabbage, shredded
2 cups Cooked navy beans
1 14.5 oz. can Dei Fratelli Petite Diced Tomatoes with juice
1 cup Dei Fratelli Crushed Tomatoes
2 small Potatoes, peeled and diced
8 cups Chicken stock or water
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. Dried parsley
1 cup Grated 6 cheese Italian blend (mozzarella, provolone, asiago, parmesan, romano and fontina cheeses)
2 cups Pasta (use your favorite kind), cooked and drained

Preparation:
Heat oil over medium heat in a very large saucepan. Add onion and cook, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add carrot, celery, cabbage, zucchini and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, potatoes, chicken stock, and beans. Add salt, pepper and parsley. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium and simmer for 45 minutes.

Take off heat and stir in cheese until well blended with soup. Add cooked pasta and stir. Cover and let sit at least 5 minutes before serving so pasta absorbs some of the soup.

Serve with a crispy Italian bread.

Serves 8-10

giggling kids said...

I would love this!
heatherstamper09@aol.com

twifanheather said...

Everything is SO cute!! :)

Staycee said...

I would love to win these are really cute
soleskiewicz(at)yahoo(dot)com

AmyLynn said...

I love fabric buttons. Thanks for the chance!

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

Melissa B. said...

Those are very pretty.

Anonymous said...

The fabric buttons are too cute
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

Kim said...

I_love_these_buttons!

Kim said...

I_love_these_buttons!

coreyTX said...

My daughter would love these!

purango said...

I love these beautiful buttons. Thanks for the giveaway. garrettsambo@aol.com

Hotsnotty2 said...

So cute, thanks for the chance!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Saebbe said...

These are so cute. My favorite vegetarian recipe is Hummus. Just a can of Chickpeas, some veggie broth, lemon and garlic whirled in the blender. I love with pitas mmm.


saebbe at gmail dot com

Atreau said...

Adorable buttons!

I love simple spicy lentils where I mix salsa with water and lentils, cook till done and top with green onions and cilantro.

Tonya H said...

Love the contest..

Seriously.. My favorite veggie recipe is a plain old tomatoe sammie on what bread, salt and pepper.. Cant beat it;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this great giveaway. I would really love to win. Thanks!

teacherlinz at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow so cute! I hope I win!

wildhrts[at]yahoo[dot]com

icitea said...

Oh dear, I don't have many vegetarian recipes... though, I tend not to eat meat anyway. We just make alot of vegetable stirfry and eat fish.

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buttoncandy said...

Hi there just love the giveaway.
My veg recipe; quick and super easy.

Cook some pasta.
In a sauce pan put in 2 tins concentrated tomatoe paste,3 TBS Sugar to take away acid from tommys. crushed Feta cheese,cream too (if you want it extra creamy) add basil... put real baby tomotoes in oven to bake quick 10 mins with balsamic and olive oil salt and pepper. once sauce is ready poor on pasta and decorate with grilled cherry tomatoes and feta, sometimes i add olives to the sauce too. alternatively you can just add the uncooked cherry tomatoes to the sauce at the end if you don't want the fuss of the oven. cool hope this helps

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