This morning, I woke up early enough to do some baking. Not the sweet, flour-laden kind, but the quick and savory, breakfast-on-the-go kind. I busted out my mini-muffin tins and sautéed some veggies for these delish one-bite frittatas. Bonus, now I have a healthy, last minute breakfast option if I happen to sleep in for the rest of the week!
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For some meatless meals this week, I made a super simple batch of barbecue marinated tofu. I did a ton of walking on Sunday to and from Union Square for the Eat Boutique pop-up shop at Fringe Union. I went home with the BBQ sauce made by We Love Jam. Fresh, complex, delicious, and gluten free! Continue reading
Yeah yeah, it’s not actually Monday, but I didn’t want to miss sharing this tasty twist on a takeout staple with you all!
I’m about to embark on a sprint-to-the-finish diet plan before my follow up blood tests. This week is caffeine-, alcohol-, dairy-, and gluten-free, and that’s just in preparation! Well, I set out to make my go-to use-all-the-veggies recipe, fried rice, and remembered soy sauce has gluten (why you gotta play me like that, soy sauce??). Good thing I had liquid aminos on hand, and I have to say that my fave stir-fry sauce tastes just as good, if not better, without the Kikkoman. I also swapped the rice for super-speedy cooking quinoa (hangry is real).
This weekend, I tried smoky tempeh strips (a vegan version of bacon) for the first time. Though not quite as tasty as the real thing, I did enjoy them immensely. Definitely more so than turkey bacon, which I actually suspect is bland cardboard.
I put together today’s lunch with what I had in my fridge, including the smoky tempeh. This easy and filling lunch bowl is packed with grains, protein, and bright veggies. It’s actually a BBKLTTQ, but let’s go with BLT, for short.
Pizza Night used to be a regular occurrence in my group of friends. Jon, who happens to be pastry chef at a pretty big deal local bakery, would bring home a mass of focaccia dough, and we’d use that as a canvas for delectable pies. While sausage and mushroom is always tasty, I loved getting creative with the pizza: I made globally inspired options like chicken masala or chorizo salsa. Last week, we resurrected Pizza Night and I made this green pizza using peppers, avocado, and shredded Brussels sprouts for a cruciferous crunch. A salsa base and a splash of hot sauce adds a spicy kick. Continue reading
While I love to eat, sometimes cooking feels like a chore. I get in to making elaborate dishes and sourcing unique ingredients when I’m entertaining or feeling particularly inspired, but sometimes you just need food and it doesn’t have to be a production.
This breakfast sandwich is simple, yet feels special. Treat yourself on a morning where you have a pinch of extra time, or make it for someone who could use a tasty hot breakfast. Greens, healthy fats, and a spicy kick — my idea of the perfect way to start (or end! Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?) the day. Continue reading
The fun part of making lifestyle changes is trying new things. Though I’ve had seitan before, I had never cooked with it or really knew what it is until this recipe.
Seitan is vital wheat gluten, the protein part of wheat. It has a “meaty” texture, so it substitutes nicely for animal protein in a lot of preparations. Like tacos. Continue reading