Hope Kitchen Recipes

Mushroom, Cheese, and Red Pepper Sandwich

Makes 1 sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 portobello mushroom, cleaned
  • 1 red bell pepper (you will have leftovers)
  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread
  • Smoked gouda
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. of butter
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • Garlic powder

Directions

  1. Thinly slice mushroom and red pepper. Season with salt and black pepper.
  2. Pour 1 tbsp. of olive oil in pan over heat.
  3. Cook mushrooms and peppers in pan for about 10 min; set aside on plate.
  4. Butter one side of slices of bread.
  5. Add mushrooms, roasted peppers, cheese, and garlic powder to bread (the side without butter on it).
  6. Add top piece of bread, buttered side facing out, then put in pan and cook until the outside is toasted and the cheese is melted.

Pasta with Alfredo Sauce and Broccoli
Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces of any pasta
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. of grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. of fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions with salted water. Save ½ cup of pasta water.
  2. Heat olive oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in cream and lemon juice
  4. Add pasta. Simmer on low heat and stir.
  5. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of pasta water and Parmesan to the cream sauce in the skillet. Add the lemon zest, salt, and white pepper. Toss the pasta mixture over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
  6. Add chopped parsley and serve with sauteed broccoli.

Sauteed Broccoli

Ingredients

  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ½ tsp. of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cut broccoli into small pieces.
  2. Toss olive oil and garlic over broccoli.
  3. Cook broccoli over medium heat until soft.
  4. Squeeze lemon juice over broccoli and serve.