5 Days of Dinners! Pt. 5

Bibimbap!

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Bibimbap is a Korean dish, consisting of vegetables, meat, Gochujang (condiment) soya sauce and an egg – on top of a warm bed of rice.

I chose a vegetarian style dish, you can go vegan too by swapping the egg for an avocado.

Serves 4

What you’ll need:

4 servings of rice
1/2 red pepper
1/2 orange pepper
1/2 green pepper
2 large carrots
3/4 cucumber
4 eggs
Soya sauce
Hot sauce
Salt

Prepare:

Rice:
Cook rice as directed

Hardboiled Eggs:
Place eggs in a pot
Fill pot with cold water, covering eggs
Bring water to a rapid boil
Add salt
Turn heat off and cover pot with a lid on hot stove
Let sit for 18 minutes
Immediately run eggs under cold water
Cool
Peel

Vegetables:
Cut up vegetables into thin strips
Place on top of a bed of warm rice
Add soya sauce or hot sauce

Enjoy!

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5 Days of Dinners! Pt. 4

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Kale Stir Fry tonight!

Kale is packed with protein, and tastes so good sauteed with some soya sauce!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves 4
Vegetarian

•Cook rice as directed on package for 4 servings
•Heat your pan on medium heat
•Add 2 tbsp of olive oil
•Dice up your veggies
I chose 1/2-1cup cup of each vegetable:
    Kale, carrots, yellow zucchini, peas and red peppers – use as many or as little as you please, depending on your hunger!
•Sautée for 10-15 minutes, until kale is wilted
•Add 5 tbsp of low sodium soya sauce (as much/little as you prefer)
•Turn heat down to low and sauteed for an additional 3-5 minutes
•Serve vegetables on top of a bed of rice

Enjoy!

5 Days of Dinners! Pt.3

Fresh, easy and healthy!
These 10 minute lettuce wraps are so quick to make! 

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Boston lettuce works best for lettuce wraps. I used green leaf lettuce which fell apart! But it still turned into a tasty salad in the end!

Add your favorite veggies and dressing, wrap them up, and voila!

A quick go-to dinner or appetizer!

5 Days of Dinners! Pt.2

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My boyfriend is Portuguese, and the dinners at his families house are always so delicious. One Portuguese dish that is served, and my favorite is called Shrimp Mozambique.

I couldn’t find all of the ingredients I needed in the store, but for what should be in your cupboards, here is my recipe!

For 2 servings:

•Thaw 20 large peeled shrimp overnight
•Heat pan on medium heat
•Melt 1/2 stick of butter
•Dice up a tsp of garlic and simmer
•Add 2 tbsp of lemon juice or squeeze 2 fresh lemons into pan
•Shake some hot sauce in, about 4 tbsp
•Add 1 cup of water
•Add 1/2 tbsp of vegetable broth
•Bring to a boil
•Rinse shrimp, add to pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on med-low heat

Serve with fresh corn (boil corn in a pot for 5 minutes) and dip some pada (bread) in the yummy sauce

Cheers!

5 Days of Dinners! Pt.1

I’ve had this craving for Shake N’ Bake for months now.  But ever since I became a Vegetarian I haven’t had it!

So I thought I would pick up a package of the mix and add a yellow eggplant twist!

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• I chopped up half a large yellow eggplant from the local market into medallion’s
•Heated my oven to 350°F
•Washed the eggplant medallion’s
•Shook them up in the bag provided with the mix until evenly coated
•Baked for 20 minutes and turned at 10 minutes

They were quite delicious!

Enjoy!

Lychee Benefits

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Love this little fruit! It’s sweet, juicy and nutritious.

Filled with goodness, lychees are high in fibre, phosphorous, Vitamin C, antioxidant fighting powers and more!

Known to cure diseases and sore throats. Even the stem and bark has been proven to cure many ailments.

Having to peel any fruit or food also helps to curb cravings. By concentrating on the food your eating, it keeps your mind busy and allows you to enjoy it. Instead opening up a box of cookies and diving in. You’ll have no regrets after and a fuller stomach!

Pair this fruit with your morning smoothie, on top of a salad, or blended into a dressing!

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Get The Facts: Eggplant

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Eggplants are a beautiful thing!

Filled with: antioxidants, fiber, vitamin A, B6, B1, B3 and more!

B vitamins promote healthy skin and keep you energized!
But are best know for being the anti-stress vitamin! Helping with sleep, easing anxiety and helping with memory loss.

So stack some up and dive in with this quick and yummy recipe!

What you’ll need:

1 small eggplant
2 tablespoons olive oil
Spices (parsley, basil, dried garlic)
Fresh lemon juice
Hot sauce
Soya sauce

How to prepare:

Heat oil on medium heat with spices
Cut eggplant into 1/4 inch slices
Add to pan
Squeeze a lemon on-top of eggplant
Fry for 12-15 minutes turing often until golden brown
At the last few minutes drizzle a little hot sauce & soya sauce on top
Turing often

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Vegetarian Greek Potatoes

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 mins

What you’ll need:

•5 large white potatoes
•3 tablespoons of olive oil
•1/4 of a lemon (Squeeze juice into a small bowl, remove seeds)
•1 tablespoon of dry vegetable mix
OR 1/4 tsp of dry or fresh basil, parsley, pepper, garlic and salt

How to prepare:

•In a pot, bring water & salt to a boil on high heat
•Peel and cut potatoes into chunks
•Reduce heat to medium & boil for 15 minutes – or cook until soft and the potatoes fall off the fork
•Drain water
•In a large pan, on medium heat,
add oil, vegetable broth and lemon juice
•Simmer for 5 minutes
•Add potatoes, mix until they are covered in spices & oil
•Stirring often until golden brown & crispy, about 10-15 minutes

Serve with Eggplant Parmesan! (See ‘Older Posts’)

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So Good. So Simple: Protein

Whether you are a vegetarian or not, this quick veggie protein wrap will give you all the energy you need! For lunch, dinner, or a post work out snack!

Protein:

•Avocado
•Black beans
•Hummus (Chickpeas)

This meal was as quick to whip up as this post! No excuses! 🙂

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Homemade | Grain Free | Bounty Bars

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For these grain free and vegetarian coconut bars all you will need is:

•1 + 1/2 cups of un-sweetened shredded coconut
•3 egg whites
•1/4 cup sugar
•2 large tbsp coconut flour
•Dash of salt or two

•1/2 cup chocolate of your choice (set aside)

Method:

•Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit
•Add all ingredients in a bowl – except the chocolate
•Mix well
•Cover pan with parchment paper
•Using a tablespoon, scoop 9-12 servings of mix onto pan
*Form into a rectangle and smooth down or leave them round!
(Don’t worry if they are runny, you can cut around the melted area after bars are cooled off)
•Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown
•Let cool
•Freeze for 20 minutes
•Melt chocolate in microwave, 30 seconds at a time
•Dip coconut bars into chocolate, cover evenly
•Freeze for 30 minutes
•Serve and enjoy!

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