Pad Thai v.1

When Dizzle is out of town I resort to comfort food. The recent choice is pad thai. I love the stuff. The last couple times I’ve made it, something just wasn’t right. The most recent included prune baby food, and that definitely doesn’t seem quite right. (although it was super tasty in its own right) […]

Roasted Nuts

We love nuts. It’s really the only snack food we keep around besides maybe popcorn. I also use them in pad thai and some other main dishes. My fave is pistachios (shelled, because I have no desire to crack each nut!), but close runner ups are cashews and almonds. I started roasting because of a […]

Menu Board

This was our light load from the market today. We still had lots of provisions from Saturday’s trip. The 2-almost 3 yr old assistant “helped” me with the menu board before I could get a clean photo. 🙂 I’m into hummus lately. I really like it in wraps for lunch. I made red pepper curry […]

Menu Board

This menu was inspired by our Tuesday trip to the farmer’s market. Next shopping day is Saturday. I couldn’t resist the really weird yet intriguing purple long beans. I’ll try a simple stir fry to check out the flavor. Purple is maybe a theme this week. Purple long beans, purple hull peas, purple potatoes. May […]

Farmer’s Market

This was our Tuesday haul. I’m trying something new with menu planning while I have the luxury of the farmer’s market. Instead of having a set menu and shopping list I have a set number of meals in mind. I bought ingredients that looked interesting and then put together the puzzle for a menu. We’ll […]

Menu Board

I took a little road trip this week with my 2yo side kick. We both had fab lunches at a little bakery on the river. “Vegan hummus sandwich” for me. (I’m trying it as a wrap.) Yummy lentil soup and roll for the little guy. He is obsessed with this soup, and I really liked […]

Tomato Goodness

This is the latest addiction in our household. It’s a “tomato vinaigrette” from this month’s Bon Appetit. Oh… holy… yum. We had it the first night with a baguette. Then we had it again the next night. Now I think I’ve eaten it every day this week in some form or fashion…topping for white beans, […]

Menu Board

Veg “fried” rice because I want something easy and veggie. What is traditional for fried rice? Not sure, but I plan to pack mine with carrots, onions, pea pods, and maybe even kale. I’ve had my eye on this eggplant rollatini concept for a while. Time to try it. Eggplant, spinach stuffing, marinara…What can go […]

Veg Burgers

I’ve made a few versions of this veg burger, and I have to say this is my fave so far. So tasty with avocado and tomatoes. Print Veg Burgers Author: Next Good Meal Serves: 8   Ingredients 1 onion 2 handfuls baby carrots 1 TB oil 2 TB chia, soaked in ½ cup warm water 1 cup […]