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Vegan Tofu Taco Bowls - What is the appropriate amount of time to continue dreaming about your vacation after you return?

Vegan Tofu Taco Bowls -

And is it so wrong to eat pico de gallo with every meal? If making these taco bowls because I’m still hooked on Mexican food is wrong, I don’t want to be right. When being wrong involves crispy, chipotle-dusted tofu, creamy refried beans, mashed avocado, and crunchy cabbage slaw, I am perfectly fine with that. Mexican food was not quite what I expected.

18 Make-Ahead Meals And Snacks To Eat Healthy Without Even Trying. Mediterranean Bites. Share this image Share It Pin It The warmer it gets, the less time I want to spend in the kitchen.

Mediterranean Bites

Lately, G and I have been craving lighter meals, comprised of smaller plates that require little to no cooking. The Perfect Picnic Sandwich. By food contributor Brittany I’m all about a spontaneous picnic and good food.

The Perfect Picnic Sandwich

This sandwich is fast prep and so easy to make, pack and eat at your next picnic! Warm Orzo Salad with Beets & Greens. We have really enjoyed having a "real" vegetable garden this year.

Warm Orzo Salad with Beets & Greens

It's been a learning experience for us & we have been successful in some areas & not so successful in others. Our basil, squash & cucumbers were completely devoured by some sort of night time garden intruders. Our tomatoes did just okay. Eggplants & bell peppers were perfect & bountiful.Then, we had beets.I planted them from seed. Some of them decided to grow & some of them did not. Begin with a bunch, or two of beets. Heat a 1/4 cup of pine nuts in a dry skillet, over medium heat, until they begin to brown. Watch them carefully, as they will burn in a flash. Next, thinly slice half of a medium red onion & mince 2 cloves of garlic.

Fresh Menu Planner. OUT OF THIS WORLD PASTA SALAD RECIPE - Panning The Globe. Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers. I love southwestern flavors!

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

I also love how southwestern/mexican food lends itself to vegetarian friendly meals, since beans are often the protein (instead of beef or chicken). I also love how pretty the peppers are, such a colorful meal. Oh and this meal takes around 30 minutes to make. Cheesy, spicy, healthy and easy-gotta love that! Quinoa Stuffed Peppers, serves four to five. 1 cup quinoa5-6 tablespoons olive oil3-4 cloves of garlic, minced1 jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped (I used half the jalapeno you see pictured, since it was so large)1/2 onion, chopped1 teaspoon cumin1/2 cup tomato sauce1 3/4 cups vegetable broth1 cup shredded cheddar (or pepper jack) cheese3-4 bell peppers In a medium size pot heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Once the quinoa is cooked and the peppers have softened fill each pepper with the quinoa mixture. Serve these along with some black beans. Soba Noodles with Peanut Dressing, Cucumbers and Scallions.

My pantry is cluttered with odd ingredients, a reflection of impulse purchases made after seeing recipes for “ultimately authentic” dishes I feel I have to make immediately.

Soba Noodles with Peanut Dressing, Cucumbers and Scallions

As I often don’t make these dishes immediately, I end up collecting tubs of tamarind concentrate and palm sugar (purchased for pad thai) and shrimp paste (for satay sauce) and fermented black beans (for mapo tofu). Often these ingredients sit untouched for months (years), or they get dipped into, stashed in the fridge, forgotten, and ultimately unnecessarily re-purchased when I see that next completely authentic recipe I have to make immediately.

It’s a vicious cycle. A few unseasonably hot days last week had me craving chilled soba noodles with dashi, a favorite summer meal I first tried at Morimoto, where they make it with green tea soba noodles — SO good. After scouring my pantry and finding myself making the usual note to self — purchase bonito flakes and kombu promptly — I paused. Soba noodles, dried or fresh 1. BEAN BOWLS WITH POACHED EGGS. I used to journal all the time.

BEAN BOWLS WITH POACHED EGGS

It helped me process. Especially in high school when boyfriend problems were a huge deal, you fought constantly with your mother, and who gets to ask who to the winter formal dance was high drama. A girl's got to get through those hard times. Journaling made thoughts and feelings seem legitimate once they were down on paper. Later, I started journaling in letter format, writing in a voice as though someone may read my words. Writing here has taken the place of the writing I used to do for me.

30 Delicious Meals In A Bowl. 27 Awesome Easy Lunches To Bring To Work. Lentil Stuffed Peppers. We were heading back to my daughter’s dance studio when my son stopped to tell me he had three reasons why he was lucky: 1. I have the food I need. 2. My family. 3. A happy heart. Three simple things. 32 Delicious Sides For Summer Picnics. Protein Pick Me Up: 10 Ways To Get A Mid-Day Boost. Although most workplaces have a vending machine somewhere, there aren't too many protein packed snacks inside.

Protein Pick Me Up: 10 Ways To Get A Mid-Day Boost

When you get the 2:30 slump and need something with a little boost, here are 10 snacks to grab from home for your on-the-go energy needs. 1. Cottage Cheese: A half cup of 2% cottage cheese can have up to 16 grams of protein packed inside. Yes you'll have to refrigerate it during your work day, but for that kind of energy we're pretty sure you can figure something out! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 15 Best Backpack Snacks for Road Trips and Plane Rides Recipes from The Kitchn. Green Bean & Avocado Quinoa Salad. Jeanine here, with spring on a plate.

Green Bean & Avocado Quinoa Salad

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with big salads full of spring’s most vibrant and crisp veggies. It’s been so fun to play around with various combinations of colors and textures, and this one’s my current favorite. I started with green leeks, green beans and mint, and then added avocado and toasted pistachios to carry out my all-green color theme. Rosemary Raisin Pecan Crisps. OK you guys, I can’t believe I’ve been holding out on you with these for over a year.

Rosemary Raisin Pecan Crisps

For that matter I can’t believe I’ve been holding out on myself – I haven’t made a batch of these since I’m sure before W was born, out of sheer laziness. Not that they’re all that challenging. Easy Baking Recipe: No-Knead Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls. In our opinion, a holiday table isn't complete without a big basket of fluffy dinner rolls. How else are you going to sop up the ? These soft and airy sweet potato rolls are perfect for the job. They're also very nearly fool-proof, making them one less thing to worry about when planning the meal.

Eating at the Office: Pack a Lemon in Your Lunch Bag. Dried Fig and Nut Bars Recipe. Difficulty:Medium | Total Time: 1 hr | Active Time: | Makes:36 bars More panforte than Fig Newton, these chewy bars are a combination of dried figs, honey, spices, and toasted nuts. They’re sturdy enough to slip into your pocket before you hit the slopes, and will keep you energized all day long. Crunchy Granola Bars Cookbook Recipe. Yesterday we reviewed Emily Franklin's Too Many Cooks: Kitchen Adventures with 1 Mom, 4 Kids, and 102 Recipes, a great book full of improvisational cooking and healthy, practical, delicious recipes. We promised to share one more recipe, and here it is — a tried and tested, easy, terrifically yummy recipe for homemade crunchy granola bars. I realize that we already shared one granola recipe from Emily with you; she made homemade granola during the tour of her kitchen. Party Snack: Edna Lewis' Old-Fashioned Cheese Straws Recipe Review.

Have you ever had a cheese straw? No? Simple Pleasures: Radishes with Butter and Sea Salt. Lemon and Honey Fruit Salad. Recipe Round-up: Healthy Afternoon Snacks. Snack On The Go: Veggies Stored In Dip. Lunch-Packing Inspiration Flickr Finds. How To Make Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Summer Rolls) with Spicy Peanut Sauce Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. 10 Vegan Lunch Ideas. Lunch Recipe: Crisp Tuna-Cabbage Salad. 5 Quick and Delicious Lunches Under 400 Calories. Rice Paper Rolls Recipe. The Best Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe. Peanut Butter-Stuffed Apple. Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets. Chunks of all white meat chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then baked until golden. Lunch Sandwich Round-Up.

Cook&s Country - Recipes That Work - StumbleUpon. Punchfork - The best new recipes from top food sites - StumbleUpon. The Crepes of Wrath - StumbleUpon. What To Eat After a Workout Reader Intelligence Report. Snacks to Sustain: Menu for a Late-Night Study Session with Friends Party Menus from The Kitchn. A Tuna Fish Recipe for Vegetarians: Chickpea of the Sea Recipes from The Kitchn. A tuna fish sandwich is a classic lunch choice, but for a variety of reasons some people are staying away from tuna these days. Here's a vegetarian alternative for those who miss that tangy, creamy lunchtime treat. Ask any mermaid you happen to see, this version is a winner! Depending on what kind you buy, it can be unethical, not to mention downright dangerous, to consume tuna. The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch has the details, but basically some tuna can contain dangerous amounts of mercury and if fished improperly, can result in large quantities of bycatch of threatened and endangered species.

Chickpea of the Sea uses delicious, healthy chickpeas instead of canned tuna. 20 Satisfying, Wholesome Lunches You Can Make the Night Before Recipes from The Kitchn. Tomato,-Mozzarella-and-Basil-Sandwich from instructables.com. Tomato & Provolone Sandwiches Recipe.