Thanksgiving is coming next week – eek! Let the menu writing and food prepping begin! If you’re trying to bring more plants to your Thanksgiving table, then you’ll definitely want to add this Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Mash to your Thanksgiving table. Not only will it add a serious pop of color, but you’ll get some added nutrition benefits as well. The orange color also helped Taco overcome his traumatic Mashed Cauliflower Incident.
My Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger recipe was originally published January 12, 2015. Since that time this recipe has been featured in several media outlets, including Men’s Fitness. Given the popularity of this recipe (it’s one of the top visited pages on this site!) I decided to give the photos an update.
Some nights I feel like I’m on a Food Network challenge show: prepare a meal only using ingredients available in your fridge. Today I had started a slow cooker project a little late in the day, and realized the dish wouldn’t be ready until 11pm. So… it was on to Plan B. I opened the fridge, hoping something would magically appear, when there they were, looking up at me. Earlier in the week I had made dried black beans to have as a side dish, and was reminded that half a package makes a LOT of beans. I had been wanting to explore a black bean burger recipe, so today was as good a day as ever. Continue reading “Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger”
I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Happy National Hummus Day! You’re just in time to celebrate. If you’ve noticed your social media flooded with #NationalHummusDay tags, that’s because today, May 13, 2017, is the big day. And what better way to celebrate then with these Hummus Empanadas, which I am calling “Humpanadas”.
Happy Spring! This month’s challenge for The Recipe Redux is “Spring Clean Your Fridge” in honor of the first day of spring. I have a tendency to buy a lot of items in the grocery store with good intentions of using for recipe development. Therefore I was thrilled with the recent challenge of ONLY using items currently available in my fridge and pantry. I decided to give my usual lunch a makeover with a lunch bowl. The lunchtime PRO Bowl is born!
Let’s celebrate #TacoTuesday with a #MeatlessMonday theme on this #WellnessWednesday. Today I’m unveiling my first official entry for The Recipe ReDux, a monthly recipe contest founded by fellow dietitians. I’m stoked that the first contest is something already in steady dinnertime rotation: tacos! Continue reading “Sunflower Tacos in Collard Leaves”
Mr E and I have a lot of meal-time traditions we’ve established for ourselves over the years: ice cream date on Sunday nights in the summer, wine & cheese Fridays, Slow Cooker Snow Days, and my favorite weekend tradition: BRUNCH! I’m obsessed with brunch, mostly because the menu options are always such a great variety. Sweet, savory, veggies, and fruit – there’s a little something for any mood I’m feeling. And a mimosa or bloody to accompany the meal is always welcome. A brunch staple is eggs benny, but I have one issue – I’m not a huge hollandaise sauce fan. Continue reading “Avocado Hollandaise Sauce”
Have you heard? 2016 is the International Year of the Pulses. Pulses are better known as legumes, and include dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils. These tiny powerhouses are loaded with protein, fiber, iron, and zinc. If you haven’t been incorporating more pulses into your plate, there is a new way to make it happen by giving an old favorite a makeover. Continue reading “Vegan Lasagne Roll-ups”
If you haven’t had a chance to try out the Freekeh Risotto recipe that was posted last week, here’s another chance to get your Freekeh on. This time you’ll find your Freekeh in burger form- a high protein way to enjoy your next Meatless Monday meal. And this hearty Freekeh Sunflower burger will have no one asking, “Where’s the Beef?” Continue reading “Freekeh Sunflower Burger”
How do you and your significant other handle a house divided? For me and the Mr, this comes into play with our football team loyalties. My South Jersey Boy loves his E-A-G-L-E-S, while I root for the Big Blue. Two days a year we can’t watch football in our own home, so we go to “Neutral Territory” (aka. the local sports bar) for game watching. That’s the compromise we made Year One. Likewise, when a major shift in eating habits come into play, you and your significant other need to be in communication with how you’ll work that out. Hopefully you’ll find your own Neutral Territory.
Yesterday I posted about my experience following a vegan diet for a month. I have the upmost respect for those who choose to be strictly vegan. A vegan diet was strongly enforced as part of my yoga teacher training for ethical reasons. However, I did a lot of soul searching and meditation during this time to reflect if I could realistically continue being vegan after training was over. And here is where I am at this point in my life. Continue reading “My 30-Day Venture Into Veganism Part 2: Why I Got Off The Bus”