Most people think of quinoa as a grain for lunch or dinner, but it actually is great for breakfast too! It’s filling, has protein and can go sweet or savory. I went savory here because I was craving a soft boiled egg.
I find that the way to a perfect soft boiled egg is to boil water, add the egg and cook for 6 minutes on medium high. Then, immediately place it in cool water that has a few ice cubes in it. Sometimes they are a little difficult to peel – running them under a gentle stream of cool water as you peel seems to help with that. I just love the easiness of a soft boiled egg over a poached egg and you still get the runny yolk!
This bowl is simple – sometimes I don’t have the patience to make something extravagant in the morning when I’m hangry.
I’ve never really used poblanos before and I have no idea why because they are amazing. Tons of flavor and only very slight heat. Roasting them makes them a little sweeter too. Perfect way to introduce kids to a little heat!
I love corn in the summer. It’s so sweet and delicious! It’s also perfect for vegan soups, as the starchy content of the corn helps add creaminess and thickness without using cream, butter or flour. I blended the zucchini with the corn, but I feel you want the more traditional slightly yellow color of a corn chowder, only blend the corn.
Skinny Taste shared a video on Facebook of spiralizing cantaloupe and I immediately knew I was going to make a salad out of it. It adds the perfect amount of cantaloupe in each bite without overpowering the other flavors.
Have you ever ordered crab rangoons at a Chinese or Thai restaurant? They are delicious little parcels of crab and cream cheese wrapped in a fried wonton. Since we’re trying to eat healthy here, let’s skip the fried outside and just make the filling into a dip.
Have you ever had a Po’ Boy from Louisiana? They are massive sandwiches with toasty French bread and typically some sort of fried seafood. I decided to lighten it up by baking the shrimp and making it into a salad.
I love recipes like the Slow Cooker Cuban Pulled Pork because it always makes such versatile leftovers! Cooking for a family of two can be difficult, because while you definitely end up using the leftovers the next night or for lunch, sometimes you get tired of the same thing.