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Philly Cheese Steak Romaine Boats. My husband and I love a good Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich.

Philly Cheese Steak Romaine Boats

We don’t eat them often so when we do, we splurge and get them loaded with cream cheese or cheese whiz. And we savor every single bite. We went to one our favorite Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich shops over the weekend with Brett’s parents, and afterwards Brett requested a lighter version of a good Philly Cheese Steak. These Philly Cheese Steak Romaine Boats consist of thinly sliced flank steak, sauteed bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms, with a melted provolone cheese over the top.

Black Eyed Sweet Potato Sliders + La Jolla Cove. These Black Eyed Pea Sweet Potato Veggie Burger Sliders are a mini-spin on my Sweet Potato Avocado Veggie Burgers.

Black Eyed Sweet Potato Sliders + La Jolla Cove

They use the same base mixture of sweet potato mixed with a legume - but I've simplified the recipe even more and made these tasty burgers into petite vegan sliders. The earthy sweet black-eyed peas mesh deliciously with the creamy sweet baked sweet potato, accented with bold Cajun spices and a hint of nutritional yeast. Some thinly sliced red onion for bite and fluffy micro greens on top to complete the "tiny" theme. Get this easy recipe - plus check out my La Jolla Cove Cali pics - cute sunbathing seals, seascapes and blue skies.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Glaze. I did something monumental this weekend.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Glaze

Well, for me. I actually planted something, like a vegetable, in a pot! Rain or Shine: Sriracha Sloppy Joes. Long before the pink slime debacle, ground beef got a bad wrap.

Rain or Shine: Sriracha Sloppy Joes

Other than its use for burgers and maybe cottage pie, it ranks pretty low on the beef totem pole. It’s a rarity on upscale restaurant menus, except in comfort food preparations or in ironic, hipstery reduxes of Hamburger Helper. But I’m ok with that, it keeps ground beef sacred in a way (yes, the sacred cow), as home food. Like most women of her generation, my grandma was a grind-your-own kind of lady. Not because she had concerns about food handling or what all was going into the grinder, it was just how it was done. She’d get out the old Army green monster — I say old, but this one was modern, no hand crank — fit the die onto the extruder and anchor it down on the cutting board.

So it’s not surprising that when I think of the foods of my childhood, many of them involve ground beef. This sriracha sloppy joe — it’s not fancy food, but it is all-American. Sriracha Sloppy Joes Author: Michelle Jenkins. A Sandwich A Day: The Sweet Potato at Simplethings, Los Angeles. [Photographs: Kelly Bone] I've been eating my way through the menu at SimpleThings, but might have to halt my journey after trying the Sweet Potato sandwich ($8.75).

A Sandwich A Day: The Sweet Potato at Simplethings, Los Angeles

The complex collage of flavors and textures has me hooked. The main components are soft, dominated by the thick slab of warm grilled sweet potato, with "jammy" onions, creamy chevre spread and sliced avocado. This base is contrasted against the crunch of tart Granny Smith apples and crisp cumin coleslaw. Veggie Pesto Panini. I saw a recipe in Vegetarian Times, but I wasn't a fan of many of the ingredients - mayo, olive tapenade, and others.

Veggie Pesto Panini

Mediterranean Veggie Pita - Shrinking Kitchen : Shrinking Kitchen. I love grilled vegetables.

Mediterranean Veggie Pita - Shrinking Kitchen : Shrinking Kitchen

Love them. I could eat them for lunch and again for supper. Sometimes I do. I am constantly looking for ways to change them up and use the veggies in different recipes. Lo and behold, the Mediterranean veggie pita was born. Grilled Portobello Sliders with Bruschetta. Savory Tofu Lettuce Wraps. Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps. Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, and I’d like to share this exceedingly meatless treat with you that I’ve been saving since December.

Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

Grilled Cheese with Avocado, Arugula and Roasted Red Pepper. A New Lunch for my Boys. Ham and Broccoli Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Oh man am I always glad to discover something the kids will eat without putting a fight up because it contains something green.

A New Lunch for my Boys. Ham and Broccoli Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

The orange cheese mixed with reddish ham and green broccoli made this sandwich fun for the boys look at. The colors popped right out and they cobbled it up so fast I need to make more! Ingredients for one sandwich: 1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1/4 cup steamed broccoli chopped small 1/4 cup shredded deli ham or about 2 slices 2 slices of sandwich bread 1-2 tbs of batter or margarine Directions: Heat a large skillet on medium heat.

In a small bowl mix cheese, broccoli and ham. Butter one side of each piece of bread. Spinach, Bacon & Goat Cheese Portobello Mushroom Sandwich. Let me start off by saying THIS SANDWICH IS AMAZING!!

Spinach, Bacon & Goat Cheese Portobello Mushroom Sandwich

Seriously. I didn’t know what I was in for when I made this creation, but i’m sooo glad I did! With this being the last of my mini portobello mushroom series, I will definitely be cooking with them more often. The combination of the creamy goat cheese, meaty portobello, sautéed spinach and smoky bacon all comes together so perfectly in this sandwich! Wrapped in Green. Some of my favourite dining out experiences have been at restaurants that prepare food with severe restrictions. The reasoning behind this is probably related to why I like cooking when there’s nothing in the fridge.

Restrictions make us more creative and resourceful, forcing us experiment and think. Meals at such restaurants evoke a sense of adventure and inspiration, they’re usually meals that I could never come up with on my own. Rawlicious, a raw vegan chain in Toronto, makes fantastic food. Chickpeas & Vegetable Patty Burgers with Roasted Garlic Mayo Sauce. Good burgers are always welcome in our house. We like our patties to be nice and hearty. I made these chickpea patties to go with the Dutch Crunch bread that I baked for the Daring Baker’s challenge this month.

The patty itself is quite simple but has bold flavors and a nice texture, thanks to the TVP (textured vegetable protein or soya granules) and the oats. Bake Your Day » White Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato. Friday, March 23, 2012 White Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato You guys know that often I fall into kicks of certain foods or meals.

Well, meet my newest kick. I haven’t always loved avocados. Our Most Popular Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes - Vegetarian. Quinoa Black Bean Burgers See how to make delicious vegetarian black bean burgers. Sweet Potato Black Bean Babies. Happy Oscar Sunday! Today I slept in! Well, I slept until 7 a.m., decided to be lazy, and stayed in bed until about 9. I spent a few hours working on my painting and am almost finished! Woooo. It's due tomorrow so hopefully my "master" of a teacher isn't too harsh with his critique. Aaaaanyway, onto a more delicious note. Seeing as today is the perfect day for a from-scratch lunch, I decided upon veggie burgers. I used canned black beans instead, Frank's Red Hot, wheat flour, onion powder (I don't like chunks of onion), pepitas instead of sunflower seeds, and unfortunately I didn't have coriander or cayenne.

Ranch BLT C Lettuce Wraps. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas with Swiss Chard Pesto. Raw Wrap Coleslaw & City adventures. NancyCreative. It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is coming up so soon! And who doesn’t look forward to eating all that special holiday food? Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers! With Avocado. Mushroom Grilled Cheese — very culinary. Lack of sleep, having to read the same book every night for months, watching Dora the Explorer – hardships parents have to face. And in my case, ignoring recipes with potatoes, goat cheese, and mushrooms. Talk about sacrifice! Portobello, Broccoli and Red-Pepper Melts. Sometimes you have to head off The Reckoning. Like, say, after two big family Thanksgiving meals and a drive-by chili-dogging at Sonic, when you KNOW that if you don’t eat some vegetables – one that aren’t covered in marshmallows or served in “tot” form – bad things will happen.

Like scurvy. Or realizing the Elf on the Shelf could perch on the Junk in Your Trunk.