Archive for the ‘Vegetables’ Category

posted by on Appetizers, Italian, Sides, Vegetables, Vegging In

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I’ve made baked and breaded zucchini before, but there was something about this recipe for zucchini sticks that caught my eyes—and I think it was because they looked so much like French fries. They’re obviously so much healthier, and in my opinion, could still go well with a side of ketchup or BBQ sauce.

posted by on American, Cheese, Comfort Food, Entrees, Pasta, Vegetables, Vegging In

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Fitness magazines are goldmines for healthy spins on traditional favorites. Case in point: this recipe I tried out last night from, funnily enough, Fitness mag. It was a baked mac and cheese dish created by celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito from his cookbook, Now Eat This!, that instead of the typically unhealthy/delicious ingredients, used whole wheat [...]

posted by on Pizza, Sandwiches, Tofu, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vegging In

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Some weeknight dinner inspiration: It’s funny how something as simple as flatbread can get me all excited. I picked up some Middle Eastern flatbread at Trader Joe’s the other day and made a pizza of sorts, topped with pesto, shredded mozzarella cheese, tofu and sauteed tomato and onions from the farmer’s market. All it requires [...]

posted by on Dinner, Dinner party, Mediterranean, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vegging In

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Israeli couscous has become just about as standard a weeknight meal for me as tofu-veggie wraps, but when Shyema and I decided to make it for our dinner date, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to make a jazzed-up version, as opposed to the relatively easy-peesy version I make for myself at home. We [...]

posted by on American, Dinner, Dinner party, Events, Flatiron, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vegging In, Vegging Out

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To kick off my weekend of birthday fun (which pretty much just revolved around good food…fine by me!), my friends took me to the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in the Flatiron district. This vegetarian culinary school is all about healthy, seasonal food and every Friday at 6:30 p.m., students cook a three-course meal that’s open [...]

posted by on American, Dinner, East Village, Tofu, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vegging Out

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To celebrate our anniversary, my boyfriend and I decided to go to the East Village vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy. Him at a vegetarian spot for an occasion we’re both celebrating? Well, believe it or not, I’ve subconsciously started to veer him towards less meat, more vegetables. It wasn’t really my mission, but bruhahaha, I win! [...]