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Lately, with a few more changes to our diet, I’ve spent a good bit of time with some new-to-me recipes, especially those which would be considered vegetarian. We largely cut grains from our diets months and months ago, we also stopped buying any form of potatoes a few months back, now we’ve started cutting back on meat. We used to eat at least 1 pound of meat a night with dinner. We’re now preparing and eating meat at home on average about 3 times a week.
This has led to some really major time on Pinterest perusing vegetarian, vegetable-based, or meatless meals. Oh, did I mention the lack of grains includes pasta? Guess what many vegetable dishes contain? You got it. Pasta. Honestly, this is likely the biggest reason I’ve spent so much time on Pinterest looking for recipes, so that we can continue to avoid the pasta while also having hearty and fulfilling meals.
Plus, have I mentioned yet that Hun and (possibly) I have developed a sensitivity to eggs?! Yes, our beloved eggs we eat no longer. And if you’re wondering, no we don’t plan to not eat eggs for the rest of eternity. Hun’s beefed up on his probiotics a bit (though he’s not reduced his sugar intake as much as expected) to repair his gut. Besides, I don’t know that we could go without eating eggs for eternity. We really like our eggs – as a snack, as a meal, as a side, within a meal.
But that’s about enough of my rambling on this beautiful second to the last Friday of 2014! By the way, can you believe it? The end of the year is fast approaching. We’ve all almost made it to another year!
So, in case you’re looking for new foods to try, here are a few of the things we’ve eaten lately, complete with links to the recipes.
1. Curried Chickpeas with Spinach from BudgetBytes
I actually replaced the spinach with kale, since we didn’t buy spinach on our last big shopping trip earlier this month.
2. Spinach Quinoa Bites from Vintage Remedies
I forgot to snap a picture of these tasty little pieces. But head on over and take a look.
This was a side dish with lamb chops this week. But it certainly can be a good snack, too!
3. Tomato Based Vegetable Soup
No link this time. This is a pretty basic meal in my opinion. Throw some vegetables in a pot, add some crushed tomatoes (or paste if you don’t have crushed tomatoes), add whatever spices you please, don’t leave out the beans, use stock and/or water (I also added about 1 cup of beet kvass – more on this another time), and boil/simmer for at least an hour.
4. Broccoli Quinoa Bake
5. Spaghetti Squash with Kale & Mushrooms
6. Baked Frittata with Kale, Mushrooms, and Peppers from Ingredients Inc
I made this before we’d fully determined that eggs were a no go. (sad sad sad)
7. Simple, Easy Bean Soup
Another almost no-brainer if you ask me. Throw some beans in a pot. Add some spices. Simmer for a few hours (or less if you want).
Of course, any of these recipes can be adapted to your needs and your taste preferences (or spice cabinet/refrigerator limitations). I know I’ve opted out of the eggs, substituted more garlic or used allspice in exchange for something I didn’t have on hand. Play around. For the most part, things will come out utterly delightful!