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
Sometimes, you’re just too busy to really cook. I worked both days this weekend hosting events, so when I got home last night, it was all I could do to not order takeout. Luckily, I found out about Asulia at PJ Pitches (our coworking space’s informal practice pitch event) on Saturday, and immediately hunted them down for a too-tired-to-cook treat. Continue reading