Archive for April, 2013

April 28, 2013

Bean Quesadillas

Mashed beans for a luxurious meal topped with cheese and wrapped in your favorite tortilla. I used spinach flat outs for these because I wanted to add some veggie flavors in my wraps but feel free to use any tortilla you like.

Ingredients

1 cup red kidney beans

1 teaspoon or more of red chili flakes, to taste

Freshly cracked black pepper

1 teaspoon roasted garlic, or more to taste

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons vegetable broth

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 spinach wrap or wrap of your choice

2 slices thinly sliced sharp cheddar or cheese of your choice, Mexican shredded blend would be good here

Directions

Heat olive oil in a pan. Add beans, garlic, lemon, and spices to taste. Add veggie broth if you want to add that slow cooked flavor. Cook until beans are heated through. This should take around ten minutes on medium heat. Mash when cool and spread on tortilla. Add cheese. Heat through on pan or microwave.

xx

R

 

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April 25, 2013

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April 25, 2013

Avocado Obsessed

Chicken orzo soup homemade of course. This is just a bowl of comfort to me. 20130425-145615.jpg

April 25, 2013

Garlic Massaged Kale Salad with Black Sesame Seeds

Have you guys experienced the magic that is a kale massaged salad? The dressing soaks into the tough kale leaves and makes for a flavor in your mouth explosion that is absolutely incredible. I love prepping these salads in the beginning of the week and they keep really well since the salad gets better the longer it sits. I have had this for four days now and the leaves are still crisp and fresh.

Ingredients

2 cups kale leaves, ripped from stems and washed really well

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons red chili pepper flakes

2 teaspoons minced garlic

Freshly cracked black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

Directions

Mix all ingredients except the kale leaves. Massage kale leaves with dressing and let sit. The longer the better since kale leaves are a tough one!

xx

R

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April 25, 2013

Cheap Girl’s Risotto

Ingredients:
4 cups chicken stock, low sodium or even better, homemade
3 ounces roast chicken, precooked
1 package large button mushrooms, diced

3 cups spinach
1 tomato, diced
1 cup risoni (orzo) pasta
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan, 2 tablespoons for stirring, 2 tablespoons for topping
½ teaspoon crushed garlic
4 tablespoons olive oil
Pepper to taste
Directions:
Pour two cups of the chicken stock into a hot saucepan. Have the stock come to a boil and pour in the ½ cup of orzo pasta. Keep stirring so that pasta does not stick to the bottom of the saucepan. In a small frypan on another burner, heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil and throw in the diced tomato, the crushed garlic, the button mushrooms, and the roast chicken. Saute until the mushrooms are tender and the tomato has liquefied, and the skin of the tomato comes off. The chicken is already cooked so you are just warming it up and having the flavors of the tomato and garlic fuse with it.
The orzo should be creamy because of the chicken stock and it should have soaked up the entire flavor of the chicken stock as well. By this time, the tomato, garlic, chicken, and mushroom should be roasted and you can pour the contents of the pan into the saucepan with the chicken orzo. Mix well and add pepper to taste. The final touch is the Parmesan. Add on top and mix well, and add some more on top for garnish. In the end, you get a hot, small pasta with a ton of flavor and cheesy goodness. Red pepper flakes are option if you are feeling spice!

xx

R

April 20, 2013

The Breakfast of Champions

Creamy, buttery avocado. Nature’s best sauce, egg yolk. All with freshly cracked black pepper and crispy seeded rye.

Who knew four ingredients could taste so good?

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April 18, 2013

Oh She Glows

Great ideas on homemade yoga mat sprays, cleaning, running, yoga, fitness classes, and basically anything vegan. She has some great suggestions so check her out!

Oh She Glows

April 18, 2013

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April 18, 2013

Cookie and Kate

Cookie and Kate

Good, great, fabulous food blog. Her blog is the simple style I like. She is also a blogger that focuses on good whole foods, and I like that her images are so crisp and delicious,that you want to get cooking. Her Chai Coconut Ice Cream seems incredible and fun to make, as well as her homemade larabars. That will be this weekend’s project. I feel as though I need to make up for lost time since last week I was recovering from some back surgery, and I haven’t even been able to work out really. It has been affecting my mood quite a bit since it is the way I release stress,and it is so routine that it feels as though a part of me is missing somewhat. Let’s hope for a better weekend this time around. A week is so long and so short at the same time.

Happy reading, readers!

x

R

April 17, 2013

Buns

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