Dinner in under 30 minutes: Pizza 'strudel,' vegetable stew

It's hard to find a spare minute to return an email or walk the dog, so freeing up time to cook dinner might seem impossible. But thanks to these recipes from Ellie Krieger, you can have dinner (and dessert!) ready in less than 30 minutes.

Savory lentil, quinoa and vegetable stew
Servings:

4 servings

Ingredients

    • 5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
    • 1 large onion
    • 1 large carrot
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • One 2-inch piece fresh ginger
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 1⁄2 small bunch kale (2 cups packed leaves)
    • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
    • 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more to taste
    • 1 cup red lentils
    • 1 cup quinoa, preferably red
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
    • 1⁄2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons packed fresh cilantro leaves

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Mini pumpkin jar cakes
Servings:

6 servings

Ingredients

    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 large egg whites
    • 1⁄2 cup canned solid-pack pure pumpkin
    • 2⁄3 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
    • 1⁄4 cup canola oil
    • 1⁄4 cup 1 percent milk
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1⁄3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
    • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
    • 3⁄4 cup vanilla frozen yogurt

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Pizza "strudel"
Servings:

4 servings

Ingredients

    • 3 cups lightly packed baby spinach leaves
    • 4 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 cup shredded)
    • 6 sun-dried tomato halves
    • 8 fresh basil leaves
    • 1 large ripe tomato
    • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
    • 1⁄2 pound whole-wheat pizza dough, thawed if frozen
    • Cooking spray
    • 3⁄4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
    • 1 large egg white

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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