Food for Thought II

As I mentioned, I’m working on cooking my way through some of my cookbooks.  All of these came from Everyday Happy Herbivore.  Since I’m actively trying to get leaner, I’m sticking to Lindsay Nixon’s recipes for a while since they’re all low-fat/no-fat.  I have three of her books, but EHH is by far my favorite.

Kidney Quinoa Burgers.  They’re hands-down my favorite bean burger that I’ve ever found.  The flavor is great, and the texture is perfect.  Most bean burgers are too soft for my liking, but not these.  They were very firm and held together very well during flipping and on the bun.  

Broccoli and Red Pepper Stir Fry.  I love a good stir fry and this one was no exception.  And the picture doesn’t do it justice because it was a beautiful dish.  I used black rice (Lotus Foods heirloom forbidden rice–YUM!!!) and it was so pretty with the red and green!

Creamy Dijon Pasta.  This. Was. HORRIBLE.  I ate it but only because it kills my soul to waste food.
I just tasted again looking at this picture.  *shudder*

Cuban Black Bean Cakes.  These were a great redemption from the dijon pasta.  Sooooooo very good.  And that lime creme sauce?  I could dip ANYTHING in that shit.  It’s crazy good!  I totally cheated on the Mexican rice with this one.  It came from a box.  Shame on me!
Eggless Salad  (full recipe in link).  I totally forgot to take a photo of this one, so I’m borrowing Lindsay’s photo from happyherbivore.com.  I don’t think she’ll mind since I am essentially doing free advertising for her here.  haha  (WITHOUT giving away her recipes.  That bugs me so much when people do that!)  Anyway, this stuff was PERFECT.  I used to looooooooooooooove egg salad, and this was dead on.  I added a little more black salt than what the recipe originally called for to give it more of an eggy flavor, but DAMN it was good.  Next time I will know to make it ahead because it was even better the second day after sitting in the fridge all night.

Do you follow a plant-based diet?  Even if you don’t, do you try to include meat-free meals sometimes?  If you have a favorite low-fat plant-based recipe, please share!

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3 thoughts on “Food for Thought II

  1. I was a herbivore until I had my child and then with two meat lovers in the house…I converted back. But in all reality, I sneak veggies into everything and we are going back to being more plant based. 🙂

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