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Cheeky Kitchen » Good, Holy Heck Portabella Burgers

Cheeky Kitchen » Good, Holy Heck Portabella Burgers
People. I know you’re busy. I know you’ve got things to do and people relying on you. Hogwash. There is nothing more important than you grabbing your keys, hightailing it to the grocers, and buying everything you need to make these burgers stat. Yes, I said STAT. Thing is, I can prove to you how awesome these burgers are by telling you a story. I was working on a bunch of freelance recipes this morning. Do you see where this is going? Hmmm. And then, good high and holy heck. Topped with tomatoes. Suddenly I realized…Tablespoon wasn’t getting this recipe. Yes, I just said Basil Mayonnaise. Hello? What?! Because I didn’t want to do this to you. These are seriously the best portabella burgers ever. Related:  DinnerMushrooms

Sumac Ginger Tofu, Quinoa, Broccoli, Mushrooms Today I'm infusing some creative flavors into a basic plate of quinoa, tofu and veggies. I add the spicy sweet flavors of sumac, ginger, coconut, maple and tamari. Red quinoa is the perfect nutty grain to accent this sublime plate. I love this plate as a sturdy lunch. The tricky part of any meal is figuring out how to flavor the main ingredients. Sumac! I have been hearing about "sumac" from the foodie scene blogs for a while now. "Sumac is a berry that’s dried and ground into a powder and it’s got a really interesting bright, acidic, tart citrus taste." To me, sumac is odd because it looks like a thick chili powder but tastes incredibly zesty and bright. **Sumac UPDATE: So last night I tried sumac raw, sprinkled right over top my kale and heirloom tomato salad - a little EVOO, olives, mandarins, maple syrup, pepper and shaved sweet onion. Red Quinoa. The second thing I love about quinoa is that just like pasta or rice, you can really build your meal around it. Dinner Salad? To make: 1.

Hummus Recipes Hummus is a dip/spread that is made from chickpeas. In fact, hummus is the Arabic word for chickpea. You may notice that many hummus recipes call for garbanzo beans, not chickpeas. Hummus is one of the oldest foods dating back to ancient Egypt. Hummus Recipes If you frequent Middle Eastern restaurants and eat the hummus, you know that hummus tastes different everywhere. Here are some excellent hummus recipes that have a variety of ingredients make hummus more exciting! Serving Hummus as an Appetizer Hummus really does make a great alternative to chips and dip. Presentation is important when it comes to hummus because it looks bland most of the time. No matter how you eat it, hummus is a healthy snack and is certainly better for you than the old standby of salsa and tortilla chips.

Mushroom & caramelised onion rarebit Broccoli Pesto © 2011 Green Kitchen Stories If I say pesto you say … broccoli?! No, I didn’t think so. Raw broccoli might sound repulsive to some of you, but it is in fact very good in salads. Broccoli Pesto2 cups of pesto We left out cheese to keep it vegan. 1 large broccoli (around 2 cups)A couple of stems fresh basil or sage1/2 lemon, juice1/2 cup hazelnuts (roasted chickpeas if you’re allergic) 2 cloves garlic1/2 cup olive oil2 tbsp watersalt & pepper Throw all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Luckily Elsa loves vegetables (she always makes her ahmmmm sound whenever we pass the vegetable department), but if you are having problems getting your child to eat greens, pesto is a good trick.

100 Workout Songs for Your iPod I went running today (just a little… mixed in with my morning walk) for the first time in a long time. It felt great. Here are the songs on my high impact cardio playlist… either for running, or elliptical or bike or walking anything else cardio. You may or may not have my taste in music. I like quite the variety. I’m an 80′s band- freak so there’s a little of that in there. Starting with my current favorite song… and then in no particular order after that, here are 100 workout songs for your iPod. If you’ve got a favorite workout song that did not make my list, please share!

Wild mushroom sauce for peppered steak & sweet potato chips Vegetarian Chili If you’ve ever tried to make a vegetarian chili, you know how wrong this stuff can go. Some versions call for up to six cans of beans – a recipe for solitary confinement if there ever was one. Others taste like someone dumped a shaker of cumin into a pot of vegetable soup. They just don’t taste like chili. Chili needs to be spicy, meaty (even when there’s not any meat) and thick enough to hold a tortilla chip in place like the Sword in the Stone. Chili’s supposed to be fun. I’d pretty much given up on ever finding a meatless version that deserved to be called chili – until I stumbled across this recipe from Emeril Lagasse. Finally, a meatless chili that’s delicious and fun. Now, pass the Fritos.

Natural Running Fuel Recipes and Guidelines Vegetarian, vegan, or neither, what you eat around your workouts plays a big role in how you perform and recover. Conveniently for plant-based eaters, this diet is a natural fit for the common workout nutrition guidelines that focus, in general, on “lots of carbohydrate, a little bit of protein.” Here you’ll find articles on what to eat before, during, and after your workouts, as well as information on protein and other important considerdations for athletes. Guidelines for fueling your workouts 10 Simple Guidelines for Eating Healthier than Ever 5 Keys to the Pre-Workout Meal Everyone Should Know The Least You Need to Know About Fueling Your Run The 7 Secrets of Post-Workout Recovery 10 Foods Worth Eating Every Single Day The Vegetarian Athlete Diet Protein: A Primer for Vegetarians Protein for Vegetarians — A Simple Guide to Getting What You Need Are You Getting the Nutrients You Need from Your Plant-Based Diet? Natural Fueling Recipes Thrive Raw Energy Gel Natural Sports Drinks from Thrive

Spanish Mushrooms with Garlic and White Wine - Recipe for Setas con Ajo y Vino Blanco “Setas” or mushrooms are very popular in Spain. Many people drive or walk out to the countryside and spend the day picking them, especially after an autumn rain. The Autumn is a great time for mushrooms and this dish is easy and quite delicious served with bread as a “tapa,” as an accompaniment to a beef, lamb or pork roast, steak or chops. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: 12-14 large mushrooms, such cremini or white mushrooms3 large cloves of garlic4-6 Tbsp. virgin olive oil3/4 cup (177 ml) dry white winesalt to taste Preparation: Place fresh mushrooms in a colander and place under running cold water to remove any dirt. Peel the garlic cloves and mince. Place large open frying pan over medium heat and pour in 4-6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Pour in white wine and stir. Remove and serve immediately with a fresh baguette.

Skinny Spaghetti There is no denying that a delicious bowl of pasta is satisfying and delicious...but did you know that you can still have "pasta" without the carb overload? Spaghetti squash is a delicious and healthy alternative that is high in fiber and low in calories. Once cooked the inside of a spaghetti squash looks just like pasta and you can make it however you would normally make a pasta dish. There are several ways to cook a spaghetti squash. You can microwave it, bake it, boil it or crock pot it. I pierced it with a knife several times (if you don't pierce it you will end up with a squash explosion..yes this happened to me one time when I tried to microwave it) and boiled it whole for about an hour. Once it has cooked and cooled, cut it in half and remove the seeds. You can season it however you want!