Posts tagged ‘vegetarian’

February 19th, 2014

Asian Spinach Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Zucchini

by Chrissy

Asian Spinach Salad w Roasted Asparagus_LYK3

Let me just say this: toasted sesame oil is the business. The bees knees, if you will.

Asian Spinach Salad w Roasted Asparagus_LYK6

It’s fragrant, toasty and has such a warm and inviting personality.

In dressings and sauces, it is such a delight. Yes, it can be a little high on the calorie scale, but a little goes a long way, so as long as you mix it with other oils, vinegars, and flavors, it evens out.

Asian Spinach Salad w Roasted Asparagus_LYK1

This roasted garlic & sesame vinaigrette is fairly light … Read more...

January 28th, 2014

Superfood Spinach Salad

by Chrissy

Superfood Spinach Salad_LYK6

Before I realized how easy it was to prep healthy salads for the week, Lauren and I would occasionally buy a salad or two from Trader Joe’s as a treat or when we had a busy week and knew we needed to take a healthy shortcut.

Superfood Spinach Salad_LYK1

I’m never really all that impressed with store-bought pre-made salads (unless they are from Whole Foods, which is unfortunate for the wallet), but there was one that I just loved. After eating this salad … Read more...

January 23rd, 2014

“Three Sisters” Squash Soup {Vegetarian}

by Chrissy

Three Sisters Squash Soup_LYK3

What is “Three Sisters” you ask? In the Native American culture, squash, corn and beans are known together as the “three sisters”. I bet they don’t fight like sisters, though. They are all perfect complements to one another.

Three Sisters Squash Soup_LYK1

I don’t know if you have ever had the pleasure of enjoying “Three Sisters” Stew, but it is quite tasty. The Whole Foods nearby, introduced the two of us and we’ve been great friends ever since.

This is the soupy version, because … Read more...

January 16th, 2014

Blackberry & Gorgonzola Salad with Mixed Berry Vinaigrette

by Chrissy

Blackberry Gorgonzola Salad w Mixed Berry Vinaigrette_LYK6

It’s FRIDAY! We made it! You deserve a cookie. I know I do. This week has been straight up grueling. I am fairly positive I have 4 jobs right now. It’s only a season of transition so I’m trekking, but I’m excited for the day when I can streamline all of it into one.

You could probably tell by the pics, but a lot of berries are involved in the making of this fresh and healthy salad. I guess another … Read more...

January 7th, 2014

Stir Fryin’ it Up on TV!

by Chrissy

Veggie Stir Fry & Cauliflower Fried Rice_LYK4

Yesterday, we had the privilege of doing another live cooking demo on San Diego Living, Channel 6’s weekday morning segment.

Here it is!

(pretend that you can see the video here. I looks like the link on their website is unable to embed  so while I get it figured out, please click the link to view it! –> VIDEO: Meatless Monday Meal Swaps on Channel 6, San Diego Living)

And here we are, getting all prepped and ready in … Read more...