It’s getting hot in here for a Monday!
Don’t worry. I won’t force you to take your clothes off! But in all actuality, I am so happy the weather is finally turning. DC is so lush and green at the moment. It is really motivating me to start growing things!
This might just be my inner plant lady coming out!
Continue reading “Breakfast Tostadas with Veggie “Chorizo””
It is here! It is finally here!
I know I have been promising y’all a dal recipe for some time. And I have finally got around to posting about it. I know it makes absolutely no sense for me to be posting a warm, stew-like creature of a meal during some of the hottest days we have had thus far, but I cannot help myself! It is just so rich, so filling, and yet made of wholesome ingredients.
Plus, when warm stew-like creations ever stop me before? I’m melting and still rocking this.
Continue reading “Dal Stuffed Sweet Potatoes”
Aka how I have fully embraced having dessert as breakfast. Or hey, what about breakfast as dessert? With Mother’s Day coming up and everything, I was looking for a recipe that was a) relatively low maintenance, b) reasonably good for you, and c) so decadent she would not be able to tell the difference between this and dessert ! And I think I’ve nailed it.
Because, while this is a banana split, if you squint, it looks like breakfast!
Continue reading “Seared Breakfast Banana Split with Biscuit Crumble”
When I became a vegetarian, my parents were not shy about making sure I met my nutritional requirements. Specifically, the subject on their minds was protein. “Sarah, have this piece of fish. It’s full of protein. You need protein in every meal to stay healthy.” It drove me absolutely mad, so much so that I became super focused on making sure I was hitting at least 100 grams or more. I tracked my macronutrients using LoseIt extensively, making sure that every handful of spinach or carton of egg whites helped me reach my goals. Sometimes, I would eat 3 Quest Bars just to make sure my protein needs were met. Now to be fair, at the time, I probably was not eating enough calories, which resulted in the symptoms of protein deficiency. And yes, once I stopped eating my vegetable-only salads in favor of a more balanced meal with added protein and fats, I felt loads better. However, after reflecting to that time in my life, I began to critically think about the intense focus our society has on protein in our diet.
With this in mind, I beg the question: what is the deal with protein?
Continue reading “What’s the Beef with Protein?”
These pancakes are a bit life changing.
I know I’ve touched on this before, but like, I am obsessed with breakfast food. No joke. I want all the breakfast foods, sweet or savory, all the time. Eggs, pancakes, waffles, hash. You say the words and I am SO. GAME. What makes that hard is most breakfast food is hard to take to work, ya know? And I am at work for a considerable portion of my week. So even if I want breakfast food for lunch (aka, that is most days) it is damn near impossible to make my dreams a reality.
If you’ve ever had a cold fried egg, you now exactly what I am talking about.
Continue reading “Buckwheat Banana Pancakes”
There’s something so comforting about the word porridge, right? Even if it is 90 degrees outside?
I mean, the word porridge just feels nourishing, right? Much more than warmed quinoa breakfast, am I right? And even as summer begins to poke over the horizon (thank GOODNESS) I still want that comfort that a warm bowl of porridge provides.
Then again, I am the kind of person who drinks hot coffee all year round
Continue reading “Soaked Coconut Quinoa Porridge”
Aka how I can make it an excuse to eat yogurt sauce for dinner.
Before we get into the particulars, let us get ourselves casually acquainted with your new favorite meal for spring and summer. And honestly, you guys, it is crazy to me how the littlest things can inspire some of my favorite meals. Seriously, everything I see on a daily basis can inspire a recipe. In fact, some of my favorite recipe ideas have come while I was computer coding
Cannot get more different than that!
Continue reading “Roasted Eggplant and Chickpeas with Tahini Yogurt”
Aww yeah it is pizza time!
Isn’t pizza day the best day of the week? Friday was usually my family’s pizza day. My mom was too tired to cook by the end of the week, so we would call what I still think is the BEST pizza in the country (that’s right, in little old South Jersey I have found pizza that absolutely crushes any pie I’ve had in NYC) But hey, I’m all about not limiting pizza Friday to just Friday. Actually you know what the best day of the week would be for pizza day? How about everyday!
A girl can dream.
Continue reading “Smoked Salmon Socca Pizza”
I am the kind of person who craves hot coffee in 95 degree weather.
Likewise, I am the kind of person who loves a big, steaming bowl of beans even as the temperature warms up. We are in awkward times, in the beginning of April, with the temperature balmy enough to wear cutoffs one moment and then raining and dropping 40 degrees the next.
The only thing comforting in this situation is a big pile of carbs.
Continue reading “Coconut Beans and Greens with Sriracha Cashews”