Category Archives: Vegetarian

Grilled Vegetable and Feta on Focaccia with Pesto


Created by admin on February 29, 2016

  • Prep Time: 1h
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 1h 20m

  • Serves: 6
  • Yield:1


  • 1 Nine inch focaccia loaf
  • Grilled zucchini
  • 1 Grilled eggplant
  • 2 Roasted peppers
  • pound Feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Basil pesto



  1. Turn on Grill, BBQ or oven to cook vegetables. Slice zucchini and eggplant, roast on bbq or in oven. Roast the peppers till black, cool down on paper bag and peel, discard the peel and seeds.



  1. Slice Focaccia in half length Wise. Butter both sides. Apply pesto to bottom layer. Layer the whole bottom with the sliced feta. Alternate with grilled Zucchini, grilled Eggplant and peppers, till used up. Place lid on top wrap in saran wrap place on plate, put three to four plates on top to press the Focaccia overnight. take to picnic whole and slice into wedges or squares and enjoy!

Bucatini with baked Brussel sprouts and garlic




Cook time 1 hour

Preparation time 1 hour

Delicious factor 9/10



Brussel sprouts 1 pound

Green beans half a pound

Roma tomatoes 6

Parmegiano reggiano grated half cup

Olive oil 4 to 5 oz.

Garlic 5 cloves minced

Grilled chicken breast 3 (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste



Preheat oven to 350 F

Wash and cut Brussel sprouts in half length wise

Trim and clean green beans, cut into 2 or 3 pieces each, about same length as Brussel sprouts

Cut each tomato into 6 wedges, cutting out the stem

Put on baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and course salt bake for about 25 mins.

(I did chicken on BBQ, sliced and just placed on tray to keep warm in oven after the vegetables were also cooked)


While vegetables bake in oven, put large pot of slightly salted water on stove and bring to a boil(no need to add oil to water, this is an old wives tale)

Once water boils add 900 grams or 2 pounds of pasta ( I like bucatini #12 for this dish)


Lets put it all together!;

Once pasta is cooked, vegetables(and chicken if needed) are in oven staying warm

Put 4oz. Of olive oil to get warm(not cook) In a pan on the stove top, you are infusing the oil with garlic, not browning it.

Strain pasta then in extra large bowl or pot mix the strained pasta, vegetables(chicken) and olive oil

Add salt and pepper fold it all together adding the Parmegiano slowly at a time.

This process is like very gentle as not to break anything, add more oil as desired.

Eat and smile!