lunch bowl – winter taco salad

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winter taco salad | aneelee.com

We’ve continued our greens at lunch routine and enjoyed these salad bowls over the weekend. Easy enough to pull together if you have taco fixings (rice, beans, salsa) around. In the winter I take advantage of my pickled red onion stash, radishes, and the roasted jalapeños that my freezer keeps nice and chilled for me.

Winter Taco Salad
mixed greens
red cabbage
black beans
brown rice
avocado
radish
pickled red onions
soyrizo
cilantro
homemade salsa with roasted jalapeño

veggie meal plan – february 22, 2015

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The temperature is plummeting as I type this post and we are just a *wee bit* miffed about it. 30º may not seem like a big deal in February too most, but this is Central Texas and it was in the 70s just a couple of days ago. Stomps feet.

Will be warming the house with lots of soups and baking this week:

Meals
Potato Soup with Pesto* | Mixed Greens with Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Ginger Fried Rice
Tomato Saffron & Roasted Garlic Soup* | Quiche
Grain, Veggie & Protein Bowl
Pasta Puttanesca
Veggie Chili

Snacks
Banana Oat Bars
Carrot Muffins
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Oatmeal Sandwich Bread


* Fields of Greens

veggie meal plan – february 15, 2015

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I’ve spent every spare moment this weekend in the kitchen. Washing greens, shredding cabbage, roasting veggies, and getting the fridge armed with basics (grains, legumes, dip, salad dressings, etc.) makes it a kazillion times easier to reach for something reasonably healthy when the hunger pangs strike. My sweet tooth this week will be satiated with homemade popsicles (I am ignoring the cold in the forecast) and our stash of homemade preserves.

salpicon | aneelee.comBreakfast
Grains & Kale Pesto Scramble
Black Bean Tacos
Overnight Steel Cut Oats
Yogurt and Granola with Strawberry-Vanilla Preserves
Sweet Potato Waffles

Meals
Vegetarian Puchero
Celery Root & Pesto Risotto* | Spinach Salads with Mustard Vinaigrette**
Vegetarian Tan-Tan Noodles***
Sesame Broccoli & Tofu Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing
Grains, Tofu & Tangled Collards^
Potato & Kale Tacos

Snacks
Hummus
Roasted Beets & Brussel Sprouts
Sweet Potato Cakes (based on these)
Grapefruit Paletas
Almond Milk-Banana Smoothies
Raw Carrots

Thank you to ATXSwappers for helping fill in our meals this week. I scored some lovely beer mustard, lemon-basil pesto, and strawberry preserves that are making this week’s meals a little more special.


* The Bon Appetite Fast, Easy, Fresh Cookbook
** Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
*** The Heart of the Plate
^ Vegetable Literacy

mistakes

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mistakes | aneelee.comThings in the kitchen aren’t always pretty. Mistakes happen. In the grand scheme of things a pan of burnt granola is not the end of the world. Is it food waste? OMG, yes! Was it preventable? OMG, yes! Am I going to make another batch of granola? Ummm, yeah. Kicking myself for the pricey pistachios and pecans AND golden raisins that bit it yesterday, so my next batch will be with a more modest list of ingredients and the oven timer set. My usually, dependable memory and olfactory senses are clearly spread a little thin. Hoping that my next mistake is just as easy to fix.


Listening to Alice Coltrane. 
Thinking about Diana.
Coffee, coffee, coffee.

lunch bowl – mixed green salad with mustard vinaigrette

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lunch bowl | aneelee.com

I could have a bowl of noodles floating in broth pretty much every day of the week at lunch and be super satisfied. Soba in miso. Egg noodles in a faux pho. Fideos in red broth. There are countless options. Decided to make my lunch bowl a little different yesterday…

Mixed Green Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Mixed Greens
Quinoa
Raw Carrot
Olives
Watermelon Radish
Sunflower Seeds
Mustard Vinaigrette with Capers*

So much more satisfying and pretty (!!) then my brown noodles in brown broth. Repeating.


* Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

veggie meal plan – february 8, 2015

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I got my weekday meal prep off to a late start today, so I am pulling my meal plan together with all sorts of stuff simmering and baking and cooling in the background. A visit to the doctor this past week has me thinking that it may be time to shake our food routine up, so we can inch back towards more mindful and healthy food choices at home. Hoping that entering the week with just a handful of goals at the top of my mind will help: Read More