All posts tagged: meal

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…

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pizza Sauce

Originally posted on The Farm on the Hill:
Buongiorno a tutti!  I studied Italian in college for one semester because I LOVE Audrey Hepburn and after seeing Roman Holiday, I decided that I MUST visit Italy at some point in my life.  But I think we all wish we were Italians at some point in our lives, don’t we?  I mean, the country is beautiful (at least what I’ve seen in film and pictures), they drink wine daily and eat pasta and stay thin!  Maybe if I was Italian I would know the secret.   Even though I made this recipe up myself after searching Pinterest for something without finding exactly what I wanted, I’d like to believe that an Italian grandmother would be proud.  Tomato season here on The Farm is winding down, but I think you should still have time to get some fresh tomatoes to make and can this deliziosa salsa (delicious sauce). Cut the tops off of the tomatoes and then slice them in half. Cut the end off of the whole garlic…

Dining in Silicon Valley: My top five Bay Area restaurants (so far!)

Originally posted on Munch Hunt:
The Cioppino at Tarragon in Sunnyvale. By Tarryl Jackson I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I took that cross-country trek from Michigan to my new home of California. Over the year, I have discovered some delicious entrees from many restaurants in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area – from Indian-style tacos to apple pie crepes to prime rib Shepherd’s Pie. My focus has been mostly on the San Jose area, and I plan to expand more northbound (San Francisco and beyond) this upcoming year. Here are my top favorite restaurants that I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing in Silicon Valley in my first year. These eateries are in no particular order because they are all great in their own way: Tarragon, 140 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale I have never been disappointed in the food and service at Tarragon. The cioppino is to die for – jam-packed with fresh mussels, clams and shrimp in a rich tomato sauce, perfect for dipping with the garlic bread. The Collard Greens at Lillie…

Udi’s Gluten Free Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Originally Posted on Gluten Free Carolina Girl Last week I shared a review of Udi’s Gluten Free Mac and Cheese, and today I want to review Udi’s Gluten Free Lasagna with Meat Sauce. Similar to the mac and cheese, you use the microwave or oven for this meal, and I chose the oven. In general, I think frozen meals turn out better when you don’t just slide them in the microwave even though the waiting can be hard when you’re hungry. Read more…

Day 11: lunch and dinner

Originally posted on sincerelynakama:
? Yummy! For lunch I went a little light today cause I had hot yoga planned about an hour later! So I had some leafy greens, two eggs, some pretzel crackers, sliced apples on the side an hummus! I bought some hummus not too long ago and I am loving it! Hummus is high in protein, low in carbs, low in fat and great tasting! It’s like… the peanut butter I could never eat without worrying about added sugars and fats!? For dinner I had rice (of course!) some chicken breast and a light salad! Yum!

Spicy Sriracha Bruschetta

Originally posted on Millennial Abroad:
This is a 25 Before 25 post. Check out the rest of my list here. Upon accepting the 25 Before 25 challenge, I wanted to ensure that I created a list of goals and tasks that would enhance or improve my life. I began looking at areas in my life where I could identify shortcomings and almost immediately, the word ‘kitchen’ came to mind. I love food. I really, really love food. However, I am a terrible cook. The irony of this situation is that I was employed in the kitchen at Big in Japan in Montréal for over two months. I actually prepared food for the masses in a busy St. Laurent restaurant, five days a week and yet, I am still terrified of the kitchen. Oi. With this 25 Before 25 challenge, I’m hoping to curtail my fear of slicing, dicing, baking and broiling. While I plan on taking a ploddingly simple approach to my cooking dilemma, I also plan on completing my goal of 12 new recipes before my birthday in August. In line with my “ploddingly simple”…