Category: Recipes

Recipe inspiration for family dinners

Recipe inspiration for family dinners
I’ve found my latest recipe inspiration from the oddest of places.  I randomly grabbed a magazine at my grocery checkout line and since making the impulse buy have been cooking the most delicious and easy meals. Epicurious Weeknight Cookbook is packed with stomach rumbling tips, ideas and recipes and has got me excited to be... Read more »

What to eat for Meatless Monday today

I have not been cooking much lately due to the chaos of packing and I am noticing I’m sluggish from heavy and greasy take out.  I’m daydreaming about these delicious meals as I sit here listening to my stomach growl. Breakfast: Poached Egg and Avocado Salad Yes, a salad for breakfast I know.  Starting the... Read more »

New breakfast idea: smoothie bowls

New breakfast idea: smoothie bowls
I am always looking for new breakfast ideas that are healthy, unique and tasty.  The smoothie bowl seems new, but in reality it is simply a fresh idea for an old staple. I used to drink smoothies every single day, but eventually got bored of them. This far from boring smoothie bowl is eaten with a... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: All about bulgur

Meatless Monday: All about bulgur
I get weirdly excited when I discover something new and easy to add to our Meatless Monday meals.  There is only so much rice and pasta I can handle and bulgur has been a welcome addition. According to AboutFood, “Bulgur wheat is a whole wheat grain that has been cracked and partially pre-cooked. As a... Read more »

Meatless Monday: The best salads

Meatless Monday: The best salads
I need to eat more salads.  Don’t we all need to eat more salads? The problem is salads always seem boring and I never think I am in the mood for them.  The thing is though, some salads can be the perfect mix of salty, sweet, crunchy and creamy to create a delicious and healthy... Read more »

7 reasons I love Blue Apron

7 reasons I love Blue Apron
Have you heard of Blue Apron?  Blue Apron is a weekly box that arrives at your door with all the measured ingredients you need to make a delicious, fresh and unique meal. You can choose dietary preferences (vegetarian, chicken, beef, fish) and delivery options (one, two or three meals a week for 2 or 4 people).... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: All about tofu

Meatless Monday: All about tofu
Tofu is a soybean product made from soymilk coagulation.  It is high in protein, low-calorie, nutrient-rich and both vegan and vegetarian. Tofu can reduce cholesterol and is a great source of iron, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids. The flavor of tofu is quite bland, however tofu absorbs the flavor of the vegetables and the spices it is cooked with.... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Creamy Vegan Zucchini Soup

Meatless Monday: Creamy Vegan Zucchini Soup
The weather is cooling down and it is almost officially soup season.  Food & Wine shared this deliciously simple and silky soup by Chicago chef Grant Achatz. I still cannot believe there is no cream in this bowl. The only ingredients needed are zucchini, garlic, onion, butter, olive oil and vegetable broth.  Also, the versatile veggie-packed soup... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Healthy Ramen Noodles

Meatless Monday: Healthy Ramen Noodles
I love ramen noodles.  The kind that got me through college at only .25 cent per meal are very bad for us.  Despite that, I still love warm soup with thin noodles and salty broth.  Luckily, I found a healthier alternative. Lotus Foods Purple Potato and Brown Rice Ramen with Vegetable Broth uses real ingredients... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Avocado Toast

Meatless Monday: Avocado Toast
I’ve found the perfect meal, I think.  I eat avocado toast for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.  It is easy, can be varied with what you have in the house and always hits the spot! Even better, avocado toast doesn’t require a recipe; you only need a ripe avocado and any kind of bread.... Read more »