Category Archives: Entrees

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

There are a lot of different nutrition ideas rolling around. One of the more popular now is the anti grain movement, where folks shun things like wheat and rice even when a medical condition isn’t in play. I’m not necessarily a member of this camp, but I am a firm believer in getting more cruciferous veggies into my diet, so the idea of cauliflower fried rice was appealing.

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Afghan Style Quinoa or Rice

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If you like aromatic dishes, then this recipe is for you.  For me, there’s something comforting when you cook with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom.  They make the house smell “healthy”, for lack of a better word.   Of course these spices are chock full of anti-oxidents, so their aroma fits, and the olfactory sense is a big player in the way things taste.

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Tempeh Gyros with Tzatziki

 Tempeh Gyros

Food is the universal language, and I can prove it.  If you’re a native English speaker, what Italian words do you know? What Spanish words, or Chinese words, or German words?  I’ll bet most of them are food related, like pizza, ravioli, szechuan, lo mein, strudel, sauerkraut, and on and on.  The reason for this is because cultures spread first through food.  No matter where you go, you have to eat, and that requires often times consuming what’s available where you’ve travelled to.  What’s my point?  Well, todays post is about gyros, and sadly that’s one of the few Greek words that I know, or at least that I know that I know.  There are lots of Greek words that have been incorporated into English, but if you asked me to say something Greek, I’d probably say gyro.

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Eggless Salad

Raw Vegan Egg Salad

Sometimes I hear a phrase and it strikes me as being odd, so I Google it to see where it originated.  Case in point is the phrase “good egg”, as in “he/she’s a good egg”, meaning a good person.  Turns out this phrase became popular around 1900, but has it’s origins dating back to when the phrase “bad egg” was popular in the 1850’s.

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Brown Rice Spring Roll Wraps (v, gf)

IMG_0955When you’re crunched for time one of the easiest things to put together is a wrap.  The tricky part is finding something good to wrap stuff in.  Recently, I’ve been cutting back on wheat, so I’ve started using brown rice wraps instead.  All they need is a minute or so in some warm water to soften, and then they’re ready to roll.

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