January 16, 2010
Besides eating out, I am not really a dinner person.
When I’m at home I am perfectly all right with having cereal or waffles for dinner, as breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.
but some days I just know I’m not getting the protein I need and I know I should try to have a “normal” dinner like “normal” people.
So I made Veggie Burgers!
I used a recipe loosely based off of the ones in Cooking Know How (a truly kick-butt book!). I’ve made them from scratch once before and was surprised how easy it was and how much better I liked it than the frozen hockey pucks you get at the store!
When it came to a side I instantly thought – french fries! I’ve been itching to make from from scratch for a while so I went ahead and used EatMakeRead‘s recipe for Garlicky Baked Fries. They definitely had a kick to them! Super garlicky and spicy and oh-so delicious!
Good ol’ Veggie Burgers
1/2 onion diced
1 Tbsp Vegetable oil
1 15oz can of red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 cp of rolled oats
1 large egg
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp salt
ground black pepper
Cook onions in oil until soft and translucent. Add onions and all other ingredients into food processor (or blender, like me!) and process until all ingredients come together to form a pastey-like consistency. Form into patties (I just use large spoons and spoon it out onto parchment paper and freeze them). Cook in skillet on medium heat untill browned on both sides. Enjoy!
October 28, 2009
As I’ve said before I haaate the fall and winter. I don’t do col by any stretch of the imagination. If I had to find something I liked about those two seasons the only thing I could possibly come up with is soup, chilli and a cup of hot tea every morning (and even those aren’t enough to make me run screaming as soon as the temperature drops below 75).
At least one morning a week I spend chopping up vegetables and scouring the house for chicken broth (which was no where to be found today) putting together some sort of random soup. I don’t even use recipes with either my soup or chilli, I just go with the flow. throw in whatever happens to be laying around. Today just happened to be a onion-garlic-celery-potato-carrot-corn-green beans-and chicken tortellini type of day. Deeelish. I try to always have some leftovers in the fridge. On days when I’m eating at home or at the office I usually get a total of absolutely no vegetables and soups and chillis are a tasty way to get those.
I started doing yoga about a year and a half ago or so. The place where I was staying at the time had a woman come in once a week and give yoga classes. My group of course would act silly and annoy the heck out of our teacher by constantly falling over or breaking out in laughter during her weird “meditation” tapes. But I did manage to develop a love for it. One of my little secrets is that I would love to become a yoga teacher someday. I can’t afford classes right now, but one day…
October 26, 2009
So I’ve noticed that these “green monsters” are really big on a lot of the more healthy cooking/yoga type blogs I’m always poking around. I’ve been intrigued for a while but didn’t try one until today.
If you don’t know what a Green Monster is, it can vary a lot but almost always has the same few ingredients : Spinach, banana, Peanut butter (or any other nut butter) and some milk. You can always add protein powders or other fruits and such but that’s the basic jist of it.
In mine I had : Spinach, oats, AN Peanut Butter, Banana, Soy Milk, and a few frozen blackberries and a little frozen watermellon
Honestly? it was okay. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t nessasarily good either. It seemed to have a few too many flavors going on all at once.
I think I’ll keep experimenting with them and let ya know if I come up with anything good.