81 posts tagged spinach
Red lentil and spinach dhal with long grain rice and spicy roasted chickpeas. :)
Spinach, little gem lettuce, cherry tomatoes, spicy roasted chickpeas and a good drizzle of tahini.
Lunch: quinoa cooked with lemon juice, s&p, oregano and chilli flakes, baby courgette, red bell pepper, sundried tomatoes, cucumber, sugarsnap peas, spinach and a drizzle of tahini.
Dinner - spicy grilled tofu and mushrooms with cherry tomatoes, edamame, spinach, a side serving of broccoli and a peanut/orange sauce.
For the tofu I pressed a third of a block, chopped it in to 5 slices the put some cornstarch, cumin, ground coriander, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper on a plate, mixed it up and rolled each piece of tofu in the mix. Then I just sprayed the griddle pan a few times with a lil’ bit of oil and grilled away!
The dressing is simply a tsp of peanut butter, pinch of salt and some orange juice (which I microwaved for 20 seconds - they heat helps everything emulsify) and bam! Awesome dressing. :D
Dinner - homemade sweet potato fries, mixed baked beans, steamed spinach and ketchup.
There were more beans than this (it’s the ‘5 Beanz’ ones) but I didn’t put them on the plate for the photo, so they didn’t run in to the ketchup. :P
The fries are simply one biiiig sweet tater, salt, paprika, cumin, cinnamon and a little coconut oil, baked at 200C for 35 minutes until crispy and delicious.
I did also have a Cadbury’s flake.. but that’s the only really bad thing I’ve had today. So I guess today has been an 80/20 day, after all. :)
Wholewheat toasted English muffin with soya butter, a poached egg, spinach and strawberries.
(I was really proud of this poached egg, haha! The yolk was perfect, it held together and fitted just on the muffin. Gold star for me. Now to try and make a hollandaise…)
Vegan butternut squash “mac n cheeze” made with buckwheat spirals, extra squash, spinach, pumpkin seeds and freshly cracked black pepper.
Oh em gee was this good. I’ve had the mac n cheeze recipe saved for ages and time after time it’s been raved about, but I just never got round to making it for some peculiar reason. Now I know why I hadn’t - because I’ve tasted it and I’ll be making it every day for the rest of my life. <3_<3
It’s so flavourful! And healthy!! The main ingredients are squash, almond milk and nutritional yeast. It’s so much lower in fat than its traditional counterpart and much lighter, too. You don’t feel heavy and have this sense of self loathing and “Never again, ugh” after eating a big bowlful. Can you tell I enjoyed it?!
I omitted the mustard because mustard is the devil’s food and it was perfect for my taste buds. I added about 1/4 cup more almond milk to thin it out as well as a pinch of nutmeg and paprika. Thank goodness I still have 2/3 of the sauce left, I’m putting it on everything! :D
Omelette (2 whole, 1 white) filled with spinach and tuna, cooked in coconut oil, with paprika and wild rocket with balsamic.
A couple of you lovely people have messaged me about the elimination diet/cutting out foods for acne and have all been very helpful! Hence why I’m eating eggs - y’all have said they’re okay. I’ve ordered a book about the “Whole 30” diet as quite a few of you swear by it to help acne. So thank you for all the help! :D
Hummus, guacamole, spinach, beetroot and tomato sandwich in malted bread.
This does come with fries but I only focused on the sandwich because it was so colourful/beastly! I usually hate tomatoes unless they’re cooked, but these ones were sweet and delicious and unf. (Unf is an adjective. It is. Shh.) From Hall & Woodhouse, Bath. :)
Spinach, orange bell pepper, cherry tomato, chickpea, pistachio and fig salad with a pomegranate molasses/tahini/orange juice dressing.
Tempeh, butternut squash and black bean warm salad with spinach and a drizzle of tahini.
I cubed some b-squash and roasted it in the oven for 15 minutes with a little rapeseed oil, and whilst this was happening I sautéed some red onion, fresh ginger and garlic in a wok before adding the cubed tempeh. After that, I added some water to soften the tempeh and create a sauce, along with black pepper, soy sauce and pomegranate molasses. Once the b-squash was done, I threw it in the wok, gave everything a quick stir then served on a bed of spinach. Nom.
I’m pretty set on becoming 100% vegan again - but last time I was 100% vegan I know I didn’t get enough protein, so I’m trying to make sure I have beans/pulses every day. Tempeh is a particularly awesome protein source if you’re new to veganism - this ‘salad’ has 30g of protein, so it’s definitely possible to get enough if you try. :)
- The vegetables are spinach and broccoli, which I simply steamed.
- There’s also sundried tomato quinoa - I boiled the quinoa in the water that the tomatoes were soaked in then added some dried basil, s&p and the chopped tomatoes.
- The ‘sauce’ is made from roasted butternut squash - I cubed and roasted it for 25 mins. In a separate pan I fried some onions and garlic in a little rapeseed oil then added a few splashes of white wine. Once the squash was soft, I puréed it with some almond milk, tarragon and cumin, then poured this in to the pan with the onion mix and voila!
- The seeds on top of the sauce are the seeds from the squash, roasted for 10 mins in the oven with s&p.
- Underneath the sauce is pan fried polenta, which was first dipped in flour and sesame seeds before being put in the pan.
- And lastly - some freshly sliced bread with olive oil/balsamic to dip in to.
And that was family vegetarian night! Aside from the bread it’s all gluten free, too. :D
Spicy roasted aubergine, bell pepper, tomato, new potato and kidney bean ‘bake’ with spinach and balsamic salad.
I don’t really have a recipe for this - I just used what I fancied and tried to recreate something I’d had at a veggie cafe recently. However, I found something online that looks fairly similar if you want to try it out - recipe here. :)
Multi-seed toasted ‘Food Doctor’ pitta with scrambled eggs, fresh spinach and a light sprinkling of mozzarella.
(Eggs - 2 whole, 1 white, dash of soy milk, cumin, basil, black pepper and garlic powder, all cooked in a little coconut oil.)
Spinach and ricotta tortellini with passata, spinach, shredded carrot and mozzarella.
Super easy and super lazy! It took five minutes at most - sometimes that’s all you want. :)