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Food Storage Friday: Mediterranean Salad

by heather
We eat lots of salads, but most of them don't have a lot of direction. Some greens, some veggies, dressing, nuts, chopped fruit and we're good. A few weeks ago I had a Mediterranean salad at work and felt a need to recreate it. It's a delicious mix of food storage and fresh veggies, not to mention it is super easy to put together. Other than the gorgonzola, all of the ingredients were things that I keep on hand. When I made this salad this week I felt like it was missing something, but I couldn't Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Smokey Beans

by heather
These are my new favorite discovery. They are easy, versatile and full of flavor. Seriously, they taste amazing! I would almost say they are life-changing. You get delicious smokey hickory flavor (almost meaty) without all of the sugar of BBQ sauce and keeping it vegan too. We have been eating them 2-3 times per week for more than a month and we're still not tired of them. I've put them in wraps, on salads and in pitas. I've used this recipe with garbanzo, pinto and white beans. So far they all work, Read more [...]

Coconut Orange Pancakes

by heather
By first appearances these pancakes look like any other pancake, but they are significantly more delicious than the average pancake. I experimented these up one morning and they have been a crowd favorite. And no I didn't forget the oil, you can substitute orange juice for oil in pancake recipes. You can serve these with pancake syrup, however Thing 1 prefers them with Nutella and banana slices. Coconut Orange Pancakes 1 egg 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup coconut milk 2 Tablespoons orange juice 1/4 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Pesto Chickpea Sandwich

by heather
This is a healthier version of this recipe. I love it because it is delicious, it's full of veggies and beans and it can be assembled in less than ten minutes total. Yes! I have tested it at my house and unlike the other version it is a hit with big people and little people. If you are of the vegan persuasion, just make sure that you are using a vegan variety pesto and bread. If you're not picky, whatever. Pesto Chickpea Sandwiches Food Storage Ingredients: 1 (14.5 oz) can of chickpeas, drained Fresh Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Wheatberry, Apple, and Cashew Salad with Orange Mustard Dressing

by heather
I adapted this recipe from one I found on I Dare You To Eat It. It made a great cold salad to go with our roasted broccoli and garlic potatoes, but it seems pretty versatile, I'm sure that you can serve it with a variety of meals. Wheatberries are a fast and easy way to add protein and fiber to your meal. If you've never made them before, you can find crockpot instructions here. (Don't worry they're super easy.) It will make 12 cups of wheatberries, which you can bag and freeze for when you are ready Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Pesto Gnocchi Soup

by heather
Last week when I started browsing through Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week, this was the recipe that I was most excited about trying. Thing 1 looked at the picture in the book and said "Mom, it looks like there are giant bugs in that soup. Gross" How is it that I have been her mother for this long and she has never tried gnocchi? Those are not bugs, those are the best kind of pasta you can get sans cheese! When I lived in Argentina, this pasta Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Quinoa, Mushroom, & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

by heather
I found this recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock The filling could be used in a wrap also. I realize that the picture looks kind of meh, but trust me, it's delicious. Quinoa, Mushroom and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers Food Storage Ingredients: 1 (15 oz) can black beans 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce 1 cup vegetable broth 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon chile powder 1 teaspoon maple syrup 2 Tablespoons olive oil Fresh Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Grad School Goodwich

by heather
Awhile ago, my friend Lisa at Idareyoutoeatit.com, posted a recipe for a New York Goodwich wrap. It looks fantastic, but every time I look at it, I think 'But there are so many ingredients, and so much preparation.' I'm a working mom in grad school. These days if a recipe isn't done in the crock pot or in less than 30 minutes, I don't have time for it. I'm sure that my readers can relate. Now I'm certain Lisa's version is delicious, but mine is faster and also delicious. Kudos to her for thinking Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Cauliflower Pasta and Cheese

by heather
This week while I trying to find one my recipes I discovered that some of the stuff from my old blog never transferred over. Just as well, originally when I posted it in 2009, I neglected to take a picture, and the recipe has evolved over time. So, from my archives: My husband is allergic to almost all raw vegetables and many cooked veggies too. My kids just generally won't eat them. This makes getting my family to eat well-balanced meals a challenge, too say the least. I thought Deceptively Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

by heather
I recently found this recipe on The Post Punk Kitchen and I am in love. It's easy, delicious and full of veggies. It's satisfying and stores well in the fridge for a few days. PPK uses their own homemade vegan mayo. I tried this and it failed. You can make your own, buy your own, or if you find your local grocery store is like mine and doesn't carry vegan mayo, you can use the stuff with eggs. :) It's still yummy. Chickpea Salad Sandwiches Food Storage Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, Read more [...]

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