All posts tagged: easy meals for the family

Food: Dinner Tonight – Vegetarian Burrito

I am still trying to understand why it is I crave heavy meals when the weather is so hot? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? But then again, I  have trouble understanding my body makeup and the types of cravings I need to resolve. For example – it was 98 degrees in downtown yesterday, and I wanted a full on burrito – with pulled beef, and all sorts of trimmings with a tall order of fresh squeezed lemonade. So, tonight, I am aiming for burrito at home – but a vegetarian one – not with tofu as this recipe suggests but with grilled-in-the-oven diced cauliflower.   Recipe ½ cup onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 package extra-firm tofu  ( using cauliflower in stead for my recipe) 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons tamari 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast  (omitting for my recipe) pinch of salt as needed to serve: burrito-style whole wheat …

Food: Dinner Tonight – Grilled Salmon

Salmon is the only fish I’ll eat, when it comes to seafood. My recipe is simple, salt, pepper, sliced lemon, a touch of grass-fed butter, and ginger, bake in oven for until its done to your liking and serve with grilled asparagus. But tonight I am tempted to try this recipe – and see how the family takes to it. Minus the cumin – which in my household is used only for middle eastern or Mediterranean cooking. INGREDIENTS 1 (2 pounds) wild caught salmon (skin on) 2 tablespoons + 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons cumin 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes kosher salt and black pepper 1/4 cup dijon mustard 1/4 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper AVOCADO BASIL SAUCE 1 avocado, halved 1/2 cup fresh basil, plus more for serving 1 jalapeño, halved and seeded juice from 1 lime BASIL TOMATOES 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil  {more}  On another note – have you tried these? I’ve been addicted for a while now – and although try my damndest to walk past it at …