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I had this for dinner the other night and it was just so perfect and easy that I had to share! First, I made veggie quinoa soup from The Granola Chronicles. It is the easiest thing ever to make and made the house smell wonderful. The recipe makes a huge batch so I’ve been having the leftovers for a few days now.
Next up was a portobello pizza based off of a recipe on Oh She Glows. I didn’t feel like waiting on cashews to soak overnight and all that, so I went the lazy route. I spooned some spaghetti sauce (Ragu’s garden combination) into a few portobello caps and then put about two tablespoons on nutritional yeast on top. I then set the oven to broil and left them in there for about 10 minutes.
What are your favorite quick & easy dinners?
Breakfast today was an egg on whole wheat toast. Whenever I don’t have much time in the morning to get ready because I hit snooze four times (most mornings), I will whisk an egg in a bowl and then microwave it for one minute and put it on toast. It’s quick, filling and around 170 calories. I know it looks a little plasticy in the photo (Greg said it looked like Play-Doh haha), but it’s very good!
It was a half day at work and I left around noon and decided to head to Earth Fare since they had some good deals going on. Here’s what I got:
red kale, 1lb. bag of carrots, green bell pepper, 1lb. of broccoli, ginger, sweet potatoes, triple chocolate ice cream (free w/$5 purchase), chocolate truffles (free w/$5 purchase), jasmine green tea, five grain tempeh, spring rolls and a rotisserie chicken for Greg (not shown).
You can see what I mean about good deals- free ice cream and truffles! I spent $27.53 which is great because I also got a quick lunch there too.
I love getting these spring rolls for lunch. They’re just rice paper wrappers, avocado, cucumber, romaine and carrots with a sweet chili sauce. So good!
While grocery shopping, I used my list from yesterday and got all the ingredients to make African Kale & Yam soup from Leftovers For Lunch. I had most of the ingredients on hand except for the produce.
Choppin’ up sweet potatoes.
Spices and miso. The recipe calls for red miso, but I only had white. I’m not sure how big of a difference there is between the two.
I bought red kale instead of green and it was the most beautiful shade of reddish-purple. I love how colorful fruits and veggies are!
I prefer to use these cubes to make broth since it goes bad before I use it if I buy it in the cartons. These are really great.. one cube makes two cups of broth and there are six cubes to a package.
After about 20 minutes, we had the most delicious soup ever! Seriously.. it was incredible. The house smelled so good while it was cooking and Greg even gave it an 8/10 which is hard to do! You have to make this soup. The ingredients aren’t crazy and it’s quick to make. I mean, check out the nutrition facts on this soup:
The recipe made a huge amount and we have enough for two more bowls tomorrow. I added the recipe to the Daily Plate and estimated around four servings of soup in one batch. I used a one cup scoop to serve and used two cups per bowl.
Greg came home from work and let me know that he hadn’t even started his Christmas shopping yet. It didn’t surprise me this year.. I’m used to it by now! Haha. While out shopping we picked up all three Jurassic Parks. I’m not even gonna lie.. I love those movies. So now we are hanging out, watching the first Jurassic Park and drinking a Woodchuck cider. I took the night off from working out since we had shopping to do and errands to run, but I will be taking the Christmas Eve spin class tomorrow. I will probably also do a dvd at home since I’ll be tempted by all kinds of bad food tomorrow night.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday full of fun and good food! :]
Having a bowl of miso soup while watching Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. About to go back for seconds and get more soup. So. Good.
4 cups of veggie broth
extra firm tofu, cubed
Boil the broth, carrots, tofu and garlic for a few minutes and add mushrooms the last minute or so and turn down the heat. Mix a couple of tablespoons of the miso in a separate cup of warm water. If you boil the miso it will get rid of all the good stuff it contains! Enjoy!
I hope you all have had a wonderful week. I have, but I’ve gotta admit that I’ve been slacking a bit. I only worked out twice this week and even made a trip to Taco Bell the other night. Say what?! But tomorrow is a new day and I will get back on track for sure. We have no food in the house so expect a big grocery haul on Sunday! I’m looking for new recipes before I head to the grocery store so let me know any good ones you’ve come across!
Here are a few good ones I have found:
• A girl I work with gave me this recipe for Tofu Tortilla Soup. I made this one last night so I can vouch for how good and filling it is! We added avocado on top.. it’d be great with Greek yogurt too but we were out :[
• Bonzai Aphrodite shows how to make Multi-Nut Butters with just your food processor. So simple! I’ll be trying this out over the weekend for sure.
• These lil’ Chocolate Cake Donuts look so good! These would be fun to bring along to holiday dinners.
• I have an eggplant hangin’ out in my fridge and I’m not really sure what to do with it. I’ve actually never cooked an eggplant before.. kinda embarrassing, huh? This Eggplant Chips recipe looks interesting and I think I may have to try it out.
Have a great weekend full of fun & good food!
The other day I was sitting at the kitchen table working on the site and got a hankerin’ for hot & sour soup. I used to love, and I mean freaking love, hot & sour soup. Ever since I became a vegetarian I have cut it out since most contain chicken/meat based broth. I always get so jealous when Greg orders it at Chinese restaurants because it smells so good. Mmm.
I found a recipe for it in “La Dolce Vegan” by Sarah Kramer so I decided to try it out. I gathered all the ingredients and got to work.
It turned out really good! Even Greg who usually hates what I make and anything with vinegar liked it! Haha. He was hesitant to try it at first and kept saying, “I know you put vinegar in there! I saw you!!!” Geez! But he eventually got brave enough to try some. :]
I didn’t add peas and towards the end I added a little bit of cornstarch mixed with water to thicken it up. I can’t really remember how Chinese restaurant H&S soup tastes like.. I just remember it was good.. so I can’t really compare, but this turned out really great, was cheaper than eating out and a lot healthier I’m sure.