The Chic Chef: Basic Salmon, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and Mashed Cauliflower Hey girls! It’s a new week, and I’m here with three more awesome recipes to add to your repertoire. After the last few weeks of heavy, sugary, and buttery holiday treats, I’m craving something lighter, and well, more New Year’s Resolution-friendly. This week, we’re cooking heart-healthy and nutritious salmon, as well as Brussels sprouts and mashed cauliflower. Salmon is loaded with omega-3s and oodles of good fats – the kind that flushes out bad cholesterol and gives you shiny hair and clear skin. This recipe for Brussels sprouts is insanely easy, and mashed cauliflower makes an excellent starchy substitute for mashed potatoes. Sure, the sprouts are seasoned with a dash of sugar and the cauliflower calls for some creamy fats, but personally, I see nothing wrong with adding a small amount of decadent ingredients to otherwise healthy items. Let’s get cooking! Basic Salmon Adapted from the Pioneer Woman What You’ll Need How to Make It That’s right, do it – just walk away! How to Make Them
Becoming a Vegetarian People are drawn to vegetarianism by all sorts of motives. Some of us want to live longer, healthier lives or do our part to reduce pollution. Others have made the switch because we want to preserve Earth’s natural resources or because we’ve always loved animals and are ethically opposed to eating them. Thanks to an abundance of scientific research that demonstrates the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet, even the federal government recommends that we consume most of our calories from grain products, vegetables and fruits. And no wonder: An estimated 70 percent of all diseases, including one-third of all cancers, are related to diet. Why go veg? You’ll ward off disease. You’ll keep your weight down. You’ll live longer. Want more proof of longevity? You’ll build strong bones. People who are mildly lactose-intolerant can often enjoy small amounts of dairy products such as yogurt, cheese and lactose-free milk. You’ll reduce your risk of food-borne illnesses.
The Chic Chef: Better-Than-Fried Roasted Chicken, Baby Potatoes, and Beet and Goat Cheese Salad Photo Credit: ELLE Hey girls! It’s a new week and a new year, and I’ve got three more easy and delicious recipes to add to your repertoire. This week, we’re making crispy-skinned roast chicken thighs, easy roasted baby potatoes, and a simple yet sophisticated beet and goat cheese salad. If you’re a Pinterest-a-holic like me, you’re bound to have come across at least 10 different chicken recipes that claim to be “better than fried.” While nothing can quite replace the crunchy skin and moist meat of an awesome piece of country friend chicken, I’ll be bold enough to say that this method comes pretty darn close. Baby yellow potatoes have a naturally sweet and buttery taste to them, so roasting them up with just a little salt and pepper is all you really need to do to make them great. Balance out the savory chicken and hearty potatoes with a green salad, spiked with beets and goat cheese. Let’s get right to it! Crispy Roasted Chicken Thighs What You’ll Need How to Make It Why the butter?
PETA Prime: Celebrating Kind Choices The Chic Chef: Creamy Cucumber Sauce and Basic Quinoa Photo Credit: ELLE Dining as a college kid is tough, especially when you’re plucked from the protective wings of your sorority house/dorm cafeteria and tossed into your own pint-sized apartment. Sure, you could throw a Lean Cuisine into the microwave, but there’s something about eating a highly processed meal that sort of skeeves me out. You could bake a huge casserole that will last the whole week…but I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand eating the exact same meal more than twice in a row. To combat this problem, I thought it would be helpful to start a new series that tackles making delicious meal components that are easy to make, inexpensive, and — most of all — insanely versatile. Here are a few more of my cooking ideologies that you’ll see as a theme throughout this series: Real pictures. Creamy Cucumber Sauce In India they call it Raita, and in the Middle East it’s known as Tzatziki. Photo via Wikimedia Commons What You’ll Need: Adapted from Alton Brown’s Tzatziki How to Make It:
VeganYumYum Healthy Lunch Recipes - Filling, Easy, High Energy Photo: Courtesy Of Food52. Food52 helps people become better, smarter, happier cooks. Food52 was named 2012 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation and won Best Culinary Website at the 2013 IACP awards. If you're anything like us, lunch is a constant struggle — especially during the week. It seems like there are only two options and both are equally terrible. One involves buying overpriced, often deceptively caloric salads, wraps, and sandwiches that aren't even particularly tasty to begin with. Beet and Feta Burgers We have tried our fair share of veggie burgers. Ingredients Makes six to eight burgers. 3 cups grated beets (about 4 to 5 beets) 1 onion 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons olive oil (we prefer cold-pressed) 2 organic eggs 1 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if you prefer) 7 ounces sheep's milk feta cheese or firm tofu 1 handful fresh basil, leaves picked 1 pinch sea salt and black pepper 2 tablespoons coconut oil, ghee, or olive oil, for frying Ingredients Serves six.
The Modern VEGETARIAN - Recipes 8 Favourite Vegan Lunch & Dinner Recipes of 2013 Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is being good to you so far. I spent the first day of the year watching the Winter Classic hockey game (so fun!), working on a bonus e-book (details to come), and making a tasty soup recipe with Eric. It was a fun, quiet day…no complaints here! This past year brought with it many challenges, as they always do. I heard a quote yesterday from Dick Irvin who said something to the effect of, “When life knocks you down, make sure it knocks you forward.” As I like to do at the beginning of each year, I’ve put together a list some of my favourite vegan recipes from the past year. 1. Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free option, refined sugar-free Bursting with flavour, these Thai-inspired veggie burgers will make your every dream come true! 2. Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, sugar-free Crunchy roasted chickpeas and hearty roasted cauliflower and broccoli are topped with a creamy cashew-based lemon tahini sauce. 3. Vegan, no bake/raw, nut-free, soy-free, sugar-free 4.