Let me preface this by saying that I realize some of these recipes contain some meat...but 3 ounces of pancetta does not equal an entree focused on meat in my book. Plus, pretty certain you could eliminate the meat in these recipes and still end up with a great meal.
First up: Giada's Winter Minestrone. Swiss chard, cannellini beans, potatoes. Delicious. I loved that it had Swiss chard in it - always on a mission to try those interesting greens. We even ate all of the leftovers. I would definitely make this again.
Tuesday brought Anne Burrell's Pasta Fagioli. As you may remember, I received this cookbook for Christmas. Think lots of beans, pasta and tomatoes. It was so simple, yet so delicious. This will go in to rotation at our house, with a few changes (like adding more tomatoes.) Her cookbook is very fun and offers up very different, yet approachable, recipes.
On to the big disappointment for this week. I hate to do this. It pains me. But Gwyneth's Vegetarian Chili was not good. It was just kind of bland and boring. I am currently devising a plan to repurpose the leftovers, but it's possible they will end up down the drain. I still love ya Gwynnie!
Finally, Ina. Good ole Ina. She never disappoints me. We ended the week with an old standard - Capellini with Tomatoes and Basil. Yes, better in the summer when the produce is fresh, but sometimes the craving for this is too strong to resist.
Do you eat a lot of meat? Do you have any meat-free faves?