Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Polaroids of Vegetarian Food


row one: strawberry, fresh coconut milk, banana, blueberry smoothie // veggie taco with sautéed carrots and bell peppers, red beans, sharp cheddar, avocado, cilantro and lime
row two: Daphne's has great soup //  sautéed kale and mushrooms with almonds, black beans and brown rice.
row three: quinoa, raisins, avocado, almonds, romaine, cucumber, navy beans, shredded carrot and citrus vinaigrette // my favorite homemade pasta sauce: cherry tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, fresh basil, lentils, olive oil, garlic and salt. You can't mess this up as long as you remember the olive oil, garlic and salt and add more tomatoes than any other ingredient. It makes pasta or quinoa so much better (and healthier) and it's an easy way to make something from scratch. 

+I've heard some people tell me that they had to stop eating vegetarian because they became anemic. I really want to avoid this happening to us, so you will see that most of the meals I share include items like eggs, beans, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds so we avoid an iron and B12 deficiency. Scott isn't a full vegetarian, so it isn't as much of a concern for him, but a balanced diet is (obviously) important for everyone. I also take a daily multi-vitamin. So far, so good, but I did want to mention this because I wouldn't want any of you to become anemic if you choose to eat vegetarian or vegan. 

10 comments:

  1. Great mixes of food, you're making me hungry. And go figure, I have a B-12 deficiency and I'm not a vegetarian!

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    1. You could start adding nutritional yeast to some of your foods. I hear that helps. I have to make sure I keep up with my calcium as I've hated milk forever. Vitamins help.

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  2. yummmm!!!!

    ♥ C.A.
    ---> www.chymereanais.blogspot.com
    ---> www.maybeimvegan.blogspot.com

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  3. Great looking food! I'm not a full vegetarian myself but I each a lot of vegetarian dishes just because I want to be healthy. I really think you need to write a cookbook!

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    1. Thanks Ross. A cookbook? ha, I'm not so sure about that, but I'm very flattered. I have tons to learn about cooking. I actually make quite a few mistakes when doing so, and often :). Hope you've been well!

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  4. Great looking food! I'm not a full vegetarian myself but I each a lot of vegetarian dishes just because I want to be healthy. I really think you need to write a cookbook!

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  5. Delicious inspirational food. I was a vegan for 25 years, and my eldest, who's a vegetarian like me, wants to go vegan for Lent. I'm trying to cook more adventurous things at the moment - Before Children my food was much more exciting, and healthier too I think.

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    1. I can only imagine how children might change your menu. After nannying for a number of years, I've had many debates with kids about food. In fact, I just had one this morning. I like the idea of trying to go vegan for lent. That's a good one. I might want to join in.

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  6. All of it looks delicious! I need you to teach me how to cook. I'm terrible at it:(

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