Posts tagged as vegan

Silken Tofu with Soba Noodles

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 30, 2010 at 8:19am

This is a quickie lunch or dinner idea, very basic but satisfying and packed with flavor. Remember when I first posted Mark Bittman-via-Jean-George’s ginger fried rice and commented that I’d be riffing on the delicious theme for years to come? Well here’s one riff. I was so taken with the crave-worthy combination of leeks sauteed…

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Leftovers for Lunch: Black Bean & Rice Burritos

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 15, 2010 at 12:39pm

When I serve rice for dinner, I make extra so I have leftovers for a delicious, easy lunch. Even still, given how much rice my family can put away, that means sneaking some out of the pot and into the fridge before we eat. I use the stolen rice the next day to make myself…

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Taco Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:56pm

This isn’t a recipe – just a reminder that when you make tacos, whether with beef, pork, tofu, chicken, or beans, you can make the dish a whole lot lighter, more nutritious, and filling by turning your taco into taco salad. I don’t always do this – sometimes I really want a taco – but…

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Hazelnut Quinoa Cereal with Dried Cherries

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:14am

Consider quinoa, an example of yet another delicious, nutritious (gluten-free to boot) food that I love and that my family won’t touch. I make it anyhow (I’ll post an easy pilaf recipe as soon as I pay attention to how I do it) and happily compose beautiful, satisfying lunch salads from the leftovers. Quinoa is…

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Drunken Chicken, Crispy Kale

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 12, 2010 at 9:10pm

Rishia & Andrew Zimmern brought us an incredible dinner tonight. Chinese drunken chicken – fragrant, sticky, tender, and sweet – with rice to soak up the insanely addictive sauce. (The pic doesn’t do it justice, sorry, lost my light…) We four put away an impressive amount of rice, blame that damn sauce. I’m going to…

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Spicy Potato Tortillas

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 25, 2010 at 9:30am

It’s now Lent, so here’s a meatless lunch or dinner tortilla to make your tastebuds sing. Golden, spicy potatoes atop a chewy corn tortilla, cooled down with creamy avocado and a drizzle of sour cream, lalalaaaaaa! These are a snap to make, and snappy to boot, not to mention pleasantly filling without being heavy. To…

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At Least A Little Bit of Green

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:30am

It’s officially cold, wet, and dark, pretty much all of the time. My summer annuals are ugly withered sticks, mocking me for my fall clean-up procrastination. The trees are turning – brown, not fall colors – the leaves falling in soggy, mushy clumps. The flu is even working it’s way through our home. All a…

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Tofu

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 20, 2009 at 6:16am

I love tofu. Love the creamy texture and the slightly sweet, mild taste. And of course love how beautifully it soaks up whatever lovely flavors you decide to surround it with. I particularly like spicy firm tofu – it’s all about the contrast of heat with the chewy-silkiness of sauteed tofu with the crunch of…

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Canned

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 12, 2009 at 10:33am

Unlike Mark Bittman*, I think canned beans are fantastic. Especially at this time of year, when produce is a bit blah, and a pan of rib-stickin’ beans is exactly what I’m hungry for. And talk about a fast, nutritious meal – abracadabra, lunch is ready in 10 minutes, and yay! It’s not yet another sandwich….

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