Posted on | May 22, 2012 | 39 Comments
so i take a lot of pictures of my food with instagram. it’s a sickness, this taking pictures of food. funny thing is, i’ve been a chronic food picture taker for much longer than i realized. i thought it was blogging that brought it about but the other day i was looking through some old photos from before i even knew what blogging was (can you imagine?) and there were shots of food. even a few of my feet! i was as surprised as you must be right now.
anywho, enough people ask me about what is on my plate/about to enter my facehole at a rapid pace, i thought i’d share some of my easy as heck vegan & vegetarian lunches and dinners. they’re not even recipes. just like, hey throw this junk on a plate and mow down type of thing.
i’ll warn you ahead of time that we are fully addicted trader joes shoppers. if you don’t have one by you, my pile of condolences can not be shoveled in your direction fast enough. we rarely even go to the regular grocery store anymore. if you do have one by you and you do not take full advantage, this is me questioning our relationship.
first up, some dinners.
recipe here. this is a weekly staple, we truly eat this at least once per week. cheap, easy and delicious.
recipe here. again, make this on sunday and enjoy for lunch all week. or great for dinner or bringing to a party (if you like hugs).
hummus dinner! we also do this once a week. make your own hummus (here is Scot’s recipe for cilantro hummus, this night we substituted roasted red peppers for cilantro and YES DO THAT). toast some naan or pita and serve with whatever floats your boat. we shuffle around cucumber, tomato, artichoke hearts, peppadews, kalamata olives and because i like kale, sometimes i eat a large bowl of it for kicks. because that makes sense. (no it doesn’t).
i would like to propose marriage to the makers of the trader joes veggie gyoza. it will obviously need to be in a state who allows one to have multiple wives because their gyoza dipping sauce needs to be my sister wife immediately. i make a fast easy slaw to go along side using cabbage, carrots, red bell pepper and cilantro. toss it with some miso vinaigrette and top with toasted sesame seeds. Scot likes to also make miso soup with this because he is a man and gains no weight/does not balloon up like a whale with too much sodium intake like i do. (men!).
and of course, lunches. lunches that are fast and easy and can be made somewhat easily with a small child yelling and demanding of things, such as her own lunch, more juice or KIPPER LADY GIVE ME THE KIPPER.
have you ever made hummus with white beans instead of chick peas? if not, give it a try – super smooth and yummy. i like extra garlic in mine. oh and again with the kale, good grief woman. (but seriously, saute it in some veggie broth, cover until sufficiently cooked and salt & pepper it).
trader joes taboulli. sometimes when we go they are out, which leads to a minor rage stroke on my part. i keep meaning to try and make my own but the bar is set so high i feel i’m just setting myself up for disappointment. disappointment about middle eastern salad. i mean come on.
so there are some of my favorite things to eat! i don’t know whether i should be proud or embarrassed, but i hope if you like eating things that something will inspire you. all it’s really done for me is inspire me to go investigate the fridge at nearly midnight, but i digress. enjoy!