Sunday, January 29, 2012

Philly Cheese-steaks, what?

There comes a time in everyone's life where a little comfort food goes a long way. You want to fill up your belly with warmth and more specifically, grease and fat. A good vegan meal that pairs well with beer is quite the treat in my world. I find that my tastes have changed so much as my diet has become healthier and more whole-foods based that I don't often crave this kind of 'meatiness' in a meal, but once in a while you gotta cook like a lumberjack. Or, for a lumberjack. Or just for a man. (Expressing my stereo-type flare here. No worries.)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Portobello Pizza

I apologize in advance to all the non-mushroom lovers out there, but if it's any consolation, I myself was not a fan of mushrooms up until more recently, and more specifically, until portobello mushrooms came into the picture. These meaty mushrooms are just the best. I've recently had them sauteed with garlic and parsley on hummus topped toast for brunch, in a creamy fettuccine pasta, and just the other day as the main event on this personal pizza.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Powerhouse Parsley

Today I'm here to tell you that parsley needs more credit. Sure, you can sprinkle it over pasta and make a bland plate look brighter, but parsley is a powerhouse herb, densely packed with nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, blood sugar stabilizers, B vitamins and is one of the richest sources of Vitamin K! Thus, it should be consumed in large amounts regularly! Okay, it may seem weird that I'm pushing it as a staple in your house, but if you consider that I regularly use it in my smoothies (seriously, try it), for juicing, to add to recipes and to star in salads, it truly has become a staple in my house. When I bring it home from the grocery store, I fill up a glass of water, drop the parsley stems in there and it stays fresh and turgid (grade 10 science class, right) for days.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Best and Creamiest Mac and Cheeze

You have to stop what you're doing and make this mac and cheeze. I was so relieved that this recipe worked out so perfectly as I've been testing out a lot of pastas lately and I'm ready to eat something else for a few days...like raw kale salad! (I've been fantasizing about making one since seeing a photo of one posted online with all kinds of wonderfulness mixed in.)