A quick and easy lunch

January 4, 2015

We have been posting some complex recipes recently.   While they are totally delicious and worth the effort, especially when entertaining around the holidays, they can’t really be thrown together without doing some up-front planning, specialty shopping, and taking the time to prepare the dishes.  To switch things up a bit, I want to share with you what I had for lunch today. A sunshine burger sandwich, with a side…

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Lentil Shepherd’s pie

January 1, 2015

Dr. Fuhrman emailed out this recipe in his newsletter and I was really excited to try it!  When the weather gets cold, I really enjoy really hot, comfort food and I think this recipe satisfies both while being totally plant based.  His recipe can be found here. Enjoy!  We loved this recipe and all four of us almost ate the entire thing for dinner one night!   Lentil Shepherd’s pie…

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

December 31, 2014

This recipe is slightly modified from a recipe I found from Vegan Lunchbox blogger Jennifer Schmoo (recipe here).  It’s a great recipe for around the holidays and a real crowd pleaser!  It is fairly easy too, the only time consuming part is separating the leaves of cabbage. Makes: 10 cabbage rolls Prep Time: 45 min (not including cooking the rice) Cook Time: 50 min Ingredients: 1 cup walnuts 1 cup…

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Cashew Hot Chocolate

December 8, 2014

My 10 year old and I were invited to a get together where hot chocolate was going to be served.  Since we try to eat as healthy as possible, avoiding all dairy, sugar, and processed foods, I’m not into giving him traditional hot chocolate…  I still wanted to go, so I was thrilled when I found this recipe!  I made a batch and brought it with us so he wouldn’t feel…

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Cara’s Apple Strudel

May 7, 2014

This apple strudel is from the Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman on p. 285.  It is a great dessert and a real crowd pleaser!  I don’t have pictures of it after we cooked it because we ate it up too fast! Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes (a little longer if  you don’t have an apple peeler) Cook Time: 1 hour Ingredients: 1/2 cup vanilla almond, soy…

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Avocado and Tomato sandwich

April 1, 2014

I don’t know if it’s fair for me to say, since I haven’t had one in so long, but this really feels to me like a direct replacement for a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich.  I pile the avocado pretty high, and it has that same creamy consistency that I remember from open faced toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches. Serves: 1 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 2 minutes Ingredients: 1 avocado 1…

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Beet and Black Bean Burgers

March 30, 2014

The recipe is only slightly modified from The Kitchn’s Best-Ever Veggie Burger (recipe here). Serves: 6 Prep Time: 30 min (not included roasting the beats and cooking the rice) Cook Time: 15 min Ingredients: 3 large red beets (cooked-roasted, steamed, or boiled) 1/2 cup brown rice (slightly overcooked) 1 medium yellow onion, diced small 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp cider vinegar 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (ground to a flour in a…

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Avocado Banana Pudding

March 18, 2014

Serves: 2 Prep Time: 5 min Blend Time: 2 min Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1 banana 2 dates, chopped 1/4 cup coco powder (I will use a little less next time) 1/4 cup almond, coconut, hemp, or other non-dairy milk 1/4 tsp. vanilla fruit to garnish (optional) Instructions: Put everything in the vita mix and blend it up!  That’s all there is to it!  It’s super easy, and the kids…

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Thai Pineapple Stir Fry

March 14, 2014

I was really craving some Thai food one night, so I decided to try this dish for the first time.  I thought it was really easy to make and tasted really good!  Yum!!  Lots of good flavors in there!  I used a recipe I found in the Happy Herbivore abroad book that we just got, but modified it a bit.  These dishes could definitely be made together, but since it…

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Easy Lentil Loaf

March 4, 2014

     This lentil loaf recipe is super easy! It is definitely easy enough for a weeknight meal and my kids have really been loving it. We made it the other night with a huge serving of asparagus and it was delicious! Sometimes I make it with mashed potatoes and gravy for a real comfort meal.  We usually finish off one batch of the lentil loaf for dinner, so if…

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