Tag Archives: meatless monday

{toasted bread cheese!}

9 Jun

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i know what you must be thinking – “BREAD CHEESE?! that sounds… bizarre?! intriguing?! delicious?!”

…all of the above?!

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it’s one of my favourite treats. it is rather expensive and therefore i do not buy it often. however, i had been craving it and so i nabbed an eight dollar chunk from my local market.

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i had this ridiculous butter just waiting to be used. i normally serve bread cheese with maple syrup and i swear it tastes like french toast! Β i’m telling you – this stuff is insanely delicious!! Continue reading

{meatless mondays : double rainbow quinoa}

31 Mar

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no, it’s not a typo. i called this dish “rainbow rainbow quinoa because… well – look at it. πŸ˜‰

i wanted to use up some stuff in the fridge – like my shredded carrots and leftover cabbage… both of which, to me, can be a challenge to use up for one person. i find that quinoa is a great “anything goes” kind of dish. so when i’m looking to use up fresh veggies, i usually throw them in with quinoa. another reason i love quinoa is because it is a complete protein. basically what that means is it contains all 9 essential amino acids. this makes it a great grain for vegans or vegetarians.

rainbow rainbow quinoa – ingredients :

– 1/2 cup rinsed rainbow quinoa

– 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage

– 1/2 cup shredded carrots

– 1/4 finely chopped onion

– 2 cloves diced garlic

– 1 cup raw baby spinach

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{meatless monday – “the av-egg-ado”}

3 Mar

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i saw this somewhere on the web recently and i’ve been so eager to try it. i mean – isn’t is so apropo for food & foto? simple, easy, delicious, and healthy!

two ingredients:Β {3 if you decide to sprinkle cheese on top…}

– 1 ripe avocado

– 1 medium egg Continue reading

{the final meatless monday of 2013! – artisan lettuce wraps featuring organic polenta and a homemade red sauce}

30 Dec

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i like food you can consume without utensils πŸ™‚

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and there’s something about the word “artisan” that makes things more fun and enjoyable to eat πŸ™‚

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when i spotted this bag on sale at the market, i nabbed it up. Β it looked super fresh and crisp and i had some leftover polenta at home that i just knew would go great with it.

so i made a simple red sauce with the remains of a jar of marina i had in the fridge. Β then i tossed in some extra garlic, mushrooms, onions, carrots, and a little cheese, and boom! – i had a simple and delicious red sauce to pour over my polenta.

foodie side note : i only use organic corn products – corn is THE MOST genetically modified plant out there. Β and it’s in everything. Β do your own research, i highly encourage it πŸ™‚ Continue reading

{meatless monday : get your greens, even in winter!}

18 Nov

green is good!

we all know how much i love kale. i’ve also been known to eat copious amounts of swiss chard. and i never turn away spinach, especially in a smoothie… and sometimes, nothing satisfies like a gigantic bowl of fresh-chopped salad mix…

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i know we are heading into winter, but don’t forget to eat a lot of colour during this season!

a simple salad is a fantastic and delicious way to get raw, dense nutrients into your system. while i do find myself “craving” salad a little less during the winter months, i recognize how important it is to eat a salad as often as possible. in the summer i have one every day, but in the colder months, i typically want warm food {like most of us.} Β salads are a great way to absorb nutrients through healthy fats {add avocado, for example} and to get extra fiber in your diet. Continue reading

{meatless mondays – roasted spaghetti squash with fresh parmigiano reggiano}

28 Oct

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it’s a meatless monday recipe!

spaghetti squash {and all squash} is totally in peak season right now… and it’s one of my absolute favs! Β i typically make it just like a pasta and serve it primavera-style with a fresh red sauce… but this time, i wanted to use up my freshly-cut parmigiano reggiano… there is just nothing like it.

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simple stuff :

– olive oil, grass-fed butter, lemon, parmigiano reggiano… Continue reading

{meatless mondays : vegfest colorado!}

8 Jul

heyyyy, hope you enjoyed the weekend and had a nice holiday!

my vacation isn’t quite over yet, but i wanted to share these fotos fromΒ vegfest this weekend…

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…it totally poured like, 4 minutes after i got there. Β hence, the super curly puff-ball of a fro on top of my head. Β i kinda love it, though… i miss the humidity in a way, mostly because of how well my hair behaves with it – how silly is that. πŸ˜›

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not as silly as this cool car i saw when i first walked in… Continue reading

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