All posts filed under: easy lunch

Lazy Vegetarian Meal Ideas #25 Chickpea and Kale Delight

Originally posted on Sophia's news, reviews and cooking tips:
I love chickpeas. Like, seriously. I could write a sonnet about chickpeas. Chickpeas are cheap, tasty and protein filled beauties and I don’t know what I would do without them, and they are also fabulously cheap! This recipe is my take on the more traditional spinach and chickpea combo; kale has a slightly sweeter taste, but I prefer it personally. What you need: A can of chickpeas, about half a pack of kale, olive oil, an onion. Spices: Asafoetida, fenugreek, tumeric, chilli powder, cumin, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, salt, pepper, chilli flakes 1: Heat oil in a large saucepan and add some asafoetida and mustard seeds. Heat the oil over a medium heat for a few minutes (chop the onion in the mean time) until it becomes fragrant. Then turn up the heat, add the onions and spices and fry for five-seven minutes 2: Add the kale and sauté on a medium heat for a few minutes. Then add the chickpeas and some more spices and fry for…

Easy Peking Duck with with Homemade Mandarin Pancakes Recipe

Originally posted on Be Like Water:
Ingredients For the duck:   4 duck breasts (about 6 to 7 ounces each) with the skin on, rinsed and thoroughly patted dry with a paper towel 1/4 teaspoon salt  1 teaspoon light soy sauce 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine Pinch of five spice powder 1 tablespoon oil   For the mandarin pancakes: 1 1/2 cups flour  Pinch of salt 2/3 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon oil For the fixings:   1 cucumber, de-seeded and julienned 1/2 cup julienned cantaloupe (optional) 2 scallions, julienned 3 cloves garlic, finely minced and mixed with 1 teaspoon oil to make a paste (optional) 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce Directions First, marinate the duck. Mix the salt, soy sauce, wine, and five spice powder in a small bowl and massage into the duck. Leave the duck breasts skin side up on a plate uncovered, and let sit in the refrigerator overnight to marinate and to let the skin dry out. (If you don’t want to wait overnight, reduce the marinating time to 30 minutes). Next,…

My Daily Bread // Family Chili Recipe.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
It’s that time of year. Your Christmas tree is probably up, most of the Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten through, and possibly, there’s a little bit of snow on the ground. For me, two of those things are true,?still no snow days for me yet! But even if none of those things are true, you cannot go wrong with chili. If I thought my last time in the kitchen was bad, then this time is in a category all it’s own. I have to admit, getting the hang of cooking is much harder than it looks! Getting all the right ingredients, preparing the food successfully, everything running smoothly, at the same/correct time, and then coming out deliciously? Much harder said then done. But, I learn something new every time. This time around I found out just how important it is to have simple recipes when you don’t cook often. One reason is, you will waste a ton of money on random ingredients that will end up going bad before you…

ThePostGradGal takes on Healthy Pasta Salad

Originally posted on thepostgradgal:
Slightly jealous at people’s food- photography skills. What this pasta salad lacks in beauty, it makes up for in taste. Happy Monday, everyone! I attended a Lunch and Learn event last week at work where catered box lunches were provided. In that box was an amazing cup of pasta salad, something I very rarely treat myself to having. Keeping in mind how simple pasta salad can be to make, I wanted to give it a try for my lunch this week.I sought to keep the recipe light, yet filling, and without breaking the bank, so I made some tweaks to an amazing Pinterest recipe from fellow blogger, Love Grows Wild, to make the pasta salad it even healthier, without compromising any flavor! Check it out below. ThePostGradGal Pasta Salad Lovingly adopted from a recipe from Love Grows Wild Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 16 oz box of Ronzoni Garden Delight Tricolor Rotini 2 cups Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing (more or less to taste. I’d go less next time.) 1 5 oz package…