Category - Flexible Recipes

These recipes are flexible as to ingredients and/or amounts. This is a good place to get ideas when you have nothing in the house to eat, or you forget a vital ingredient for a less flexible recipe, or when you just feel like being creative.

Antipasto

AntipastoAntipasto, which means “before food” in Italian, is a salad-like appetizer consisting of various fresh and pickled vegetables, cheeses, and rolled or sliced meats. For vegetarian antipasto, you can either substitute mock meat products or leave them out altogether.

Baked Tofu

Baked tofuMarinating and baking tofu is one of the easiest, most delicious ways to enjoy this versatile food.

Béchamel Sauce

This simple white sauce goes well with flavorful vegetables like broccoli and asparagus, or in lasagne. It can easily be made vegan.

Bean Burritos

You can either make these burritos yourself or put the ingredients on the table and let everyone build their own.

Berry Cobbler

Berry cobbler is one of my favorite desserts of all time. It’s also lovely with a cup of tea for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack.

Berry Sauce

This sweet-tart sauce is wonderful on pancakes, French toast, and ice cream.

Berry Shake

A small serving of this sweet drink is delightful after a filling lunch.

Boiled Rice

Boiled riceI used to hate making rice, until I realized that the world won’t end if I ignore conventional wisdom. It’s ok to remove the lid to stir during cooking and to add more water, and it doesn’t even matter if there’s liquid left at the end. As when cooking pasta, you can just drain whatever’s left when the rice is ready.

Borscht

Beet borscht is a traditional cold vegetarian soup common in Russian, Ukrainian, and Jewish cooking.

Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast burritoThere’s no set recipe for breakfast burritos – you can fill them with pretty much anything you like. This recipe is for a basic breakfast burrito that you can customize to suit your own tastes.

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