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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: Easy Fluffy Whole Wheat Bread

by heather
I have tried more whole wheat bread recipes than I can count. This one is hands down the best. It uses only whole wheat flour (no refined white), it's faster and easier to make than most wheat bread recipes, and the bread comes out perfect and fluffy. It also slices easily for sandwiches. There are two basics kinds of wheat, red and white. (White is the variety that is generally available at Costco in 45 lb buckets.) Nutritionally there isn't much difference, but grinding white whole wheat produces 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 [...]

Food Storage Friday: Goddess Noodles

by heather
Once upon a time, back when I wasn't a full-time college student and took time to coupon, I got 20 boxes of spaghetti noodles for free. Recently, I have been trying to use up my pasta before we move and this recipe puts everyday spaghetti to shame. It's another winner from Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week, with a few minor changes. Goddess Noodles Food Storage Ingredients: 12 oz whole wheat spaghetti noodles 1/2 cup tahini 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Buffalo Falafel

by heather
I found this recipe at Thug Kitchen. His language would be considered offensive by many, but if the f-word doesn't bother you, go read his commentary because it's funny. I loved this recipe so much that I made it 3 times in the past couple weeks. It is DELICIOUS! And spicy. My very carnivorous brother-in-law even thought it was delicious. I'm not a huge fan of falafel, I feel like generally it is too doughy and greasy, but I like this. I liked it even more when I decided to make the balls Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Lentil-A-Roni

by heather
I've had a request for more lentil recipes and this one is a winner. This recipe comes from Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week. (Which btw is I think my favorite cookbook ever.) This recipe is easy, but it is a little time consuming and requires you to plan ahead a few hours. The result is a cheap, delicious and satisfying meal approved by husbands and munchkins alike. Isa patterned it after a childhood favorite from a can, but I promise it is much 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: Easy Baked-Style Beans

by heather
This weeks food storage experiment is inspired by a recipe from the Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. Whenever I see instructions that say 'put in the oven for an hour (plus)', I think, 'this is the part where I stick it in my crockpot instead so I don't have to worry about it.' And I changed the ingredients a tad. These beans taste like the 'baked beans' from a can without the super-sweet high fructose corn syrup factor. This one was a hit with my family. Thing 1 was so excited that Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Pesto Risotto with Balsamic- Braised Veggies

by heather
This week I thought I would try something new. Risotto, it sounds so fancy, and from what I hear it brings cheftestants on Food Network Show to tears. I'm not so confident in my skills that I would enter it into a contest, but it was delicious and I definitely would make it again. However, when I finished I realized I forgot the wine. Oops. I think my risotto turned out a little stiffer than it was supposed to, it's supposed to be creamy. This was just yummy pesto flavored rice, next time I must Read more [...]

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