I bought all of this fresh produce yesterday at the farmer’s market for only $30 bucks. Who says eating healthy, organic food has to be expensive? This food will make a LOT of meals for myself and my boyfriend this week. First up? This lovely Autumn Vegetable & Chickpea Curry Stew. It’s really delicious and a little spicy with a beautiful aroma (it’s more of an indian curry). It makes a big pot full of stew so you can make it on a Sunday and re-heat throughout the week. Bon Appetite!
I am so excited to be back in my kitchen! I have been on the road for the past three weeks for work in New York City and then vacation to Europe (more on that in another post) and the one thing I couldn’t wait to do when I returned home was to cook. So much so that I woke up at 7AM this morning and went straight to Whole Foods (jet lag was partially to blame for this…) For lunch today I made myself a Spicy Soul Bowl and it was definitely spicy but really really good if you like a kick to your food.
This sandwich was just peachy (literally). I had it for dinner but could easily eat this for breakfast too + it’s really simple to make. Peaches are in season so stock up and eat them while you can. I love to snack on a beautiful, ripe peach but they’re also great to cook with! Just make sure you buy organic or pesticide-free since peaches are on the dirty dozen and contain some of the most pesticides. I purchase mine at my local farmer’s market and talk to the farmer’s directly- sometimes they aren’t a certified organic farm, however they do not use any pesticides.
I made a smaller serving of this pasta salad because it has fresh ingredients so it wont last more than 1- 2 days in the fridge. This makes a great lunch, or make a bigger batch and bring it to a potluck this summer!
These tacos are gluten and soy-free, with a nice spicy kick.
I used to love tuna nicoise salads, and this is a wonderful alternative. If you prepare the mock tuna, potatoes and dressing on a Sunday and store in glass or tupperware, you can bring this to work for lunches.
I bought a package of brown-rice tortillas and spontaneously decided that my goal is to make a different type of quesadilla with each one over the next few days- thus Quesadilla Fest 2014 has begun! First up: Macho Quesadillas. Or as I also refer to them as: Macho Quesadilla Explosion. This was seriously SO delicious and while it looks horribly unhealthy- it’s really not THAT bad (only 465 calories for the whole thing!) Added bonus: it’s gluten-free with the brown rice tortillas.