7 posts tagged vegetarian

Eat More: Greens

Since the dawn of dieting, "eat your vegetables" has been a well-used phrase. And rightly so. Beyond their appropriate placement in a weight-loss plan, vegetables contain nutrients that every human needs (whether they want to lose weight or not). I often tell my clients to "eat the rainbow". The nutrients that give vegetables their bright hues are the same nutrients that give them their nutritional benefits. So it stands to reason that you should eat all of the colors at various points ... Continue Reading

Cucumber Salad with Yogurt-Poppy Seed Dressing

I don't feel like cooking every night. Gasp. I know. I write a food blog, right? I should want to cook every minute of every day! But to all my teacher friends out there. You love teaching, but don't even try to tell me that you want to be surrounded by 2nd graders and math textbooks every minute of the day. And construction workers, I'm sure it feels amazing to have a day off when nobody asks you to put this 2 x 4 next to that 2 x 4. So no judgement please. Sometimes I just want to keep it ... Continue Reading

Mixed Greens Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts

Do you ever go out to eat and order a dish that, when it comes to the table, you think, "Damn, I could do this at home and it would be so much better"? Not that it's bad at the restaurant! Just that you know that you could make it at home and you'd put your own spin on it. There's something about the restaurant experience that will forever make me adore going out to eat, but most of the time I finish my plate and think, "I'm going home and recreating this, except I'll use this instead of that ... Continue Reading

Roasted Veggie and Smoked Gouda Sandwich

Life is like a sandwich. The more you add to it the better it becomes. I love this quote. It's so true, isn't it? Even when we feel like, in the moment, far too much has been added to life, we can always be thankful that we're as blessed as we are to have the opportunities we have. The key, in life and in sandwiches, is to focus on quality as much if not more than on quantity. I've been working part-time at a cozy, gourmet lunch and bakery spot in northern Vermont. I didn't plan on ... Continue Reading

Grilled Green Beans with Feta

Growing up, I remember sitting out on the lawn on hot summer days, slapping mosquitoes, staring out at Lake Champlain, snapping the ends off of fresh green beans from farm stand up town. For every five that went into the bag ends successfully snapped off, one went directly into my mouth. Somehow, there was always enough left to feed the entire family (the magic of moms). We always ate them steamed or blanched with butter, salt and pepper. I loved them cooked just enough so that they weren't raw ... Continue Reading

Black Bean and Corn Crock Pot Chili

Raise your hand if sometimes, not all the time but sometimes, you wake up, you haven't even had breakfast yet, and you're already over making dinner. You haven't put peanut butter on your toast yet but dinner ... you just can't. It's days like those that a Crock pot is your best friend. You can throw everything in to on pot, hit start and walk away for 8-10 hours to an amazing meal. Like this Chili. Vegetarian Crock pot Chili for the win. The thing about Crock pot dinners (or any meal for ... Continue Reading

Zucchini and Carrot “Noodle” Salad

Do you ever wonder why the same meal that we can easily prepare at home is so much more enjoyable when you get it at a restaurant? There are a lot of reasons why, but one of the main reasons dishes that you get at nice restaurants are so enjoyable is because they look wonderful. You can toss a salad at home, but there is something massively satisfying about a giant salad with beautiful vegetables that are the same shape and size and just look like they taste far better than the silly vegetabl... Continue Reading