All posts filed under: lunch

Easy Vegan Enchiladas Recipe

Originally posted on Heart of a Traveller:
Today I’m sharing with you my favourite family meal to cook; enchiladas. These are actually really easy to make but look quite impressive when you serve them. They get devoured in my house every time; by vegans and non-vegans alike. Another plus is that a lot of the ingredients are staple pantry or freezers items and so you can often make these as a last minute meal. Hearty, filling and delicious; try making these for you next family meal! Ingredients: Main 2 onions 3 cloves of garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 1 red pepper 1 cup water 15 cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup corn 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 can tomato purée 1 can refried beans 8 tortilla’s Spices (*you can adapt these to fit your own taste) 1 tbsp garlic salt 1/2 tbsp pepper 1/2 tbsp chilli 1 tbsp parsley 1/2 tbsp tuscan seasoning 1/2 tbsp cajun seasoning Optional Toppings 3 tbsp salsa 3 tbsp nutritional yeast Equipment: 1 chopping board 2 cooking pans 1…

Chicken Noodle Bowl

Originally posted on I've Got Cake:
You know those people who you say hello to and they don’t say hello back? They just smile and it’s a fake smile? One of those people?? There was somebody at my old company who used to do that and I fell for it like the first 67 times. ? I’d be walking down the hall and this lady would be walking the other way. Never any particular time but whenever I would pass this lady in the hall, I would just be like, “hey good morning” or “hey how’s it going?”, whatever the fuck you say right? Just being polite. And she would always do the same thing. ? She would tilt her head to the side like she was going awwww, and she’d do this smile but she wouldn’t show any teeth, like the Jay Leno smile? And then her eyes would squint up like she was looking into the sun. She’d do that every time. This big stupid fake smile and I’d just be like grrrrrrrr! ?…

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…

Sweet potato and black bean chili

Originally posted on foodbycamilla:
In my opinion,  Chili is an essential recipe during the winter.This hearty vegetarian chili includes sweet potato and black beans along with flavourful seasoning such as cumin, cinnamon and chili powder.  This chili is bursting with flavour and is my favorite chili recipe at the moment. This chili is the perfect healthy weeknight meal. You can even make it and take it with you for lunch,  I am sure you will make everyone jealous! I’ve also added a few optional topping ideas such as avocado and coriander.Eat the chili as it is, or serve it with brown rice or quinoa. ? ? Ingredients ( serves 4 people).  1 large sweet potato 1 can black beans approximately 450 gram  (15 oz). 1 can chopped tomatoes approximately  400 gram  ( 14 oz). 1/2 onion 2 gloves garlic 2 tsp chilli 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cinnamon oil for cooking salt and pepper 3 tsp lime juice ? Serve with ( optional) avocado (1/2 avocado per person). cilantro sour creme Method:  Heat oil in a…

Best-Ever Black Bean Burgers

Originally posted on Erin Leigh Ever After:
I’ve eaten a whole lot of veggie burgers throughout my vegetarian life. Rarely have I ever made them myself, and this recipe really outshines anything you can buy in the freezer aisle. It takes a little bit longer to make this recipe, so if you’re always in a time crunch after work like me, hold off on this recipe until the weekend. I often find myself facing a major problem in trying new recipes: I don’t have a food processor. But I found a secret hack to the lack of food processor- an electric mixer. It seriously works like a charm! This recipe in particular comes from Ambitious Kitchen, but I made a few alterations that worked better for me. This recipe originally calls for half of a jalepeno and 2 teaspoons of spicy cajun spices, but I am not a big fan of spicy food so I took it out. It also called for sprouts as a topping on the burgers which in general are delicious, but I…

New England Clam Chowder Recipe by Dave Lieberman

Originally posted on Be Like Water:
Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 celery stalks (reserve tender leaves) trimmed, quartered lengthwise, then sliced into 1/4-inch pieces 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock  2 (10-ounce) cans chopped clams in juice 1 cup heavy cream 2 bay leaves 1 pound Idaho potatoes, cut into 1/2- inch cubes Salt and freshly ground black pepper Pan Toasted Croutons: 2 to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes 3 tablespoons freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Pan Toasted Croutons: Heat the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery and saute until softened, mixing often. Stir in the flour to distribute evenly. Add the stock, juice from 2 cans of chopped clams (reserve clams), cream, bay leaves, and potatoes and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, stirring consistently (the mixture will thicken), then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook 20 minutes, stirring often, until the potatoes are…

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…

Macadamia Nut-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Dressing

Originally posted on Hello Honey Blog:
It’s December – the best time of the year – and officially summer holiday in South Africa. Without college, my day-to-day has been left with an almost empty schedule and a lot of  unproductive free time. I’ve had to physically pull myself away from the allure of binge watching series (I’m talking  The Mindy Project all day, errryday) or watching Hotline Bling remakes over and over (so, so good). As  fulfilling as both of those things might sound, after a day or two of doing them (okay fine a week) I needed to take a step away from technology. It’s always the right time to start doing things that make your soul happy and I really want to cherish the free time I have while on holiday.  So here I am, experimenting every damn day in the kitchen because my heart either belongs there or on a beach somewhere in Ibiza – and I just can’t seem to have both this time. My kitchen days have given me this beauty of a recipe to share.…

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…