This is just a little something I whipped up as a snack...no frills or anything. All measurements are approximate. I had some leftover garbanzo beans and lentils from salads I ate recently, and knew lentils were good in hummus, so why not?! I wanted to add an extra creamy texture and a good source of fat to use in place of olive oil so that's where the avocado came in. This recipe would also be good with some cilantro mixed in, I didn't have any on hand unfortunately.
That's all, just thought I'd share this simple and delish creation :)
I miss sushi. I miss it HARD. So to fill this void and warm my insides a bit (since its been rainy and cold the past couple days), I had a strong desire to have sushi and miso soup. Let me tell you...the sushi didn't disappoint! It is extremely filling and has versatile flavors that make it a lot more satisfying than the vegetable sushi you can get in restaurants or stores. The miso soup needs a bit of improvement though, so I won't share that yet. I was in a huuuge rush tonight so the salad I also planned to make didn't end up happening, but you can hopefully look forward to seeing a salad with creamy sesame watercress dressing in the near future : ). I love asian food. Drool.
This is the part where I would usually give you the okay to "indulge", but I can't with this recipe! Other than the sodium content that comes with soy sauce... this recipe is super healthy and high in protein! So please, simply enjoy (and watch your sodium intake).
And don't forget to vote in my poll to the right! Thanks lovie : )
On the off chance that I can't veganize whatever the rest of my family is having...I have to come up with something that will be quick, easy, and satisfying. There is always the classic bean and grain salad option...but I had some seitan that needed to be eaten and some carrots and kale calling my name [due to a fried juicer : ( ]
The result? A quick, versatile weeknight meal thats super filling, healthy, and tasty! Whoa. there. turbo. Think you can handle it? Give it a try : ) I dare you.
...And while we're speaking about dares...I dare you to vote in the new poll. Please and thank you. Love youuuu : )
My horrible ways never cease. I have managed to neglect you darling individuals who care enough to read my blog this summer and it was definitely something I did not anticipate. Let me explain...
Once school ended, I started working full time. A week into summer one of my besties flew to CO to spend a week with me. Then I went right back to working full time while she started training for the summer job we once shared. I visited her (and other old friends) often during that two-week period. Once she left to start her job, I started packing up my apartment. I spent my time away from work packing and cleaning and transporting stuff home. Then I moved into another house to house/pet-sit for two weeks. On Friday I left that house, came home, and tomorrow I will go stay with a friend for 3 days so I can work a few more days. Then I'll return home for a couple days, spend a week working in New Orleans, and possibly go back to stay with that friend while I work a couple more weeks. Then it will be a quick transition back home for at least 5 months while I complete my internship/last semester of undergrad : )
Meet Kobi. I'll get to see this angel more than I have in the last 3 years! She likes to talk if you couldn't tell...
Hopefully this explains a little...It's not that I haven't been cooking! I just haven't had the energy to create blog posts, which are unbelievably time-consuming. I feel like I've been a nomad this whole summer.
At the end of this wonderful weekend, I figured I could muster up a bit of energy to share with you my "copy cat" recipe based on a sandwich I often enjoy from the cafe at my work.
This sandwich is jam packed with grilled veggie goodness and a delectable red pepper hummus. Perfect for summer, so go ahead and give it a try!
Ohhhh baby. This is a good introduction to macrobiotics if I've ever had one. (At least I think its macro...fact check anyone?)
I'd like to believe Alicia Silverstone would be proud. I am by no means ready to go macro...but this makes me optimistic.
This is a meal that should please any palate that likes asian cuisine (especially sushi). Why you ask? Because the main ingredients is seaweed! I seriously can't get over how good this is dearies...and healthy.
Anyone impressed with my presentation skills? No? Okay then, moving on... ; )
What's an oatie you say? Well...its a smoothie with oats in it! Waaaait wait don't go! It's not as weird as you think. Unless you decide it's a good idea to sip it... I have come to accept that many of the things I eat, other people think are totally bizarre. But I'm okay with that. If you're willing to give these things a chance (because I wouldn't dare share a gross recipe with you) I appreciate you and you wont regret it : )
Note the spoon dearies...this is like a thick shake. Delicious, cool, and still tastes like breakfast.
I have never been a huge taco fan. Ground meat smothered in sodium-saturated taco seasoning wasn't too appealing, even when I ate beef. Of course tacos for dinner also meant spanish rice in my household....more yuck.
Now these tacos...are a completely different story. After having incredible meatless tacos at two different veg restaurants I was totally ready to make my own. The result: refreshing, flavorful, plant-based tacos. Yum : )
I am almost positive that my omnivore taco-enthusiast mother would even love these. Verdict on that as soon as I can make them at home! haha. With a bit of planning ahead of time, this recipe can come together quickly and really fill you up without all the nasties in normal tacos. Just check out the nutrition facts!
After eating out quite a bit...Amanda and I decided to eat in tonight. I didn't have a whole lot on hand, but I knew I could use up my sweet potato pappardelle from Pappardelle's Pasta, tempeh, and spinach. From there I found a pesto recipe and tempeh marinade to work off of, and voila! This is an extremely filling, flavorful, and healthy meal which is easy to whip up. The marinade ingredients + the pesto ingredients may not seem like they go together, but trust me they do! Plus, feel free to make as many substitutions as needed; this recipe is very forgiving.
My transition from last semester of undergrad coursework (not including my 15 credit internship in the fall) to working full time was a fast one...and I needed a little time to adjust. I hope your finals went well, and if you graduated...congratulations!
Because I took a bit of long break...I have two recipes for you! The first...a light yet filling summer-y salad jam-packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
The second...a dense, indulgent, super sweet cake that is great for a special occasion.
Dig in dearies! Alsooo...new poll is up. As always, I appreciate your participation : )