March 15, 2012

Colcannon - Day 15

Tonight I tried out this vegan colcannon recipe to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Except I un-vegan-ed it a bit. I used parmesan cheese and regular milk since I did not have the dairy-free varieties of them. If you love potatoes and kale, check out that link for the recipe since I followed it exactly. It was delicious!

March 14, 2012

Roasted Gobi Aloo - Day 14

Day 14 and we're not really missing the meat at all. We are also spending a lot less (veggies are often cheaper than meat and we're not eating out as much). Here's tonight's meatless meal inspired by this, but simplified by using a prepackaged sauce.


  • 4 medium sized yukon gold potatoes, diced
  • half a head of cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 pouch of simmer sauce (like Tasty Bite, we used Good Korma)
  • sriracha
  • 1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed

Preheat oven to 450
Toss potatoes and cauliflower with olive oil and salt. Spread out into a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Pour sauce into a big pan or wok and heat on low
When veggies are done, scrape them into the pan and add chick peas. Stir to coat evenly.
Add sriracha to your desired heat level. Add a splash of water if the sauce is too thick.
Simmer for about 5 minutes. Serve over rice.

March 10, 2012

Breakfast Burritos - Day 10

This morning Nick and I made some awesome vegetarian breakfast burritos. They went something like this:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 sweet onion, diced
  • handful baby portobellos, diced
  • half a red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup-ish of frozen shredded potatoes
  • garlic powder/salt/pepper/sriracha
  • butter
  • light olive oil
  • shredded "taco" cheese
  • burrito size flour tortillas

We cooked the scrambled eggs first, in butter, and set them aside.
Then, heat some olive oil and spread the potato in a thin layer, sprinkle with spices, let it fry for a few minutes to get crispy. Flip them over and stir in the veggies.
Stir-fry it all together until the onion gets caramelized and everything is starting to get a little crispy. Stir in the sriracha.
Add the scrambled eggs to the pan and stir them in. Turn off the heat and sprinkle with cheese. Roll up into tortillas. Nom!

March 6, 2012

Tofu Satay - Day 6

Tonight we put together a quick veggie stir-fry inspired by this video:

Except I used the following:

  • baby portobellos, chopped 
  • sweet onion, diced
  • yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 block of extra firm tofu, diced and shredded a bit
  • Satay sauce
  • Sriracha
Served over plain white Jasmine rice with a little fresh cilantro on top.

March 2, 2012

Mediterranean - Day 2

Tonight we went out for dinner at our local Mediterranean restaurant. They have the best falafel sandwiches but tonight we went for the mezza-style dinner (small plates or appetizers). Nick and I shared the following:
Baba Ganouj with pita
Spiced Green Beans in a tomato based sauce
Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves
Feta Stuffed Dates w/ pomegranate syrup

It was super delicious and surprisingly filling. I think the grape leaves were my favorite. They are stuffed with a spicy mixture of rice and chick peas and served with a tangy yogurt sauce. I must learn how to make these!

March 1, 2012

Meatless March Day 1

To kick off Meatless March 2012 I'm making Curry Tempeh stir-fry for dinner tonight. I don't have an onion or mushrooms though so tonight's version will be garlic, asparagus, carrots and red pepper. I also don't have any prepackaged curry sauce so I'll be making some from scratch using curry powder and maybe some sriracha sauce.

I'll be serving it with jasmine rice and naan & hummus. Yum!