Healthier twist on tacos

Okay, so when I was a teenager I would often go to taco bell with friends. It was open until 4 a.m so it was a prime destination for bored, under-aged people like ourselves. I still remember when they had a big sign saying “Ten tacos for $5!” Who can resist?!

So, now that I am a little bit older, I don’t really eat taco bell anymore. It probably has something to do with my own semi-strict diet of pesco-vegetarianism. I honestly don’t even miss taco bell, especially when there are so many other variations you can make yourself. Bonus: they are not only better for you, but they also taste better.

I have made these kale and brussel sprout tacos several times now, and they are exquisite. They are also vegan friendly! The white bean creama adds an awesome punch, I like to use a lot of it on each taco.

Check out the recipe link! What’s Cooking Good Looking is probably one of my favourite sites to gather cooking inspiration from. So far, I’ve enjoyed all of the results!

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Egg white and green apple salad (yum!)

First of all, my lack of posting is truly pitiful. I will try harder. First thing’s first – this delicious (and healthy!) recipe that my roomies and I particularly love.

Things you need:

– 6 eggs

– cucumber

– celery (optional)

– 1 avocado

– 1 green apple

– cottage cheese

– delicious spices such as paprika, Himalayan rock salts, black pepper, fresh cilantro, and cayenne pepper.

Let the cooking begin!

First, you need to hard boil 6 eggs. Once they are done you can cut them up and take out the yolks. If you’re feeling crazy, keep a couple of the yolks and throw them in the salad!

Next you can cut up all of your ingredients into bite size pieces. Once you’v done that, toss them all in a bowl. Add spices as you like. We put in quite a bit, we love a little kick! Also stir in the cottage cheese, I usually use one or two tablespoons.

Once it’s all tossed and ready to eat, you can choose how you would like it served. Between two slices of bread, or our low carb option – lettuce wraps.

That was easy! Enjoy!

M

Today’s breakfast: tofu & egg scramble

I’ve been enjoying tofu lately. It definitely adds some substance to my veggie diet. So today I decided I’d try a tofu scramble. I ended up adding eggs, but crumbling firm tofu and grilling with veggies is the vegan option I’m sure I’ll be trying out soon enough.

Here’s what I did!

Cut up some peppers, tomato, and tofu. You can also add spinach, onion, mushrooms, etc.

 Grill the vegetables first in olive oil on medium heat. After a few minutes add the tofu.

Add some spices, too. I am currently loving Himalayan rock salt. I also added cayenne pepper and garlic.

You can add eggs like I did, or serve when tofu is slightly browned. Serve with croissant/toast and fruit of your choice! For an extra kick I added sriracha sauce.

Viola! Breakfast is served. Took very little time, too…which is convenient before work or school.

M

Foodies

It’s happening. I am becoming obsessed with cooking and making creations out of what could have been “plain jane”. If I’m not careful, this could totally become a food blog.

All of my creations of the past week have been great, and without failure so far. I am waiting to take a bite of my lunch soon and have it be disgusting…woops!

I guess I should start taking pictures before I feast, because most of the time I find pictures more effective than a description. Also, who wants to read when you can look? I have learned this from my recent museum of nature experience!

Creations of the week include:

a) mandarin dijon chicken with rice. The trick is to add corn starch to the mandarin juice and dijon, it thickens up when heat is added quite nicely. Also, don’t throw the actual mandarins into the frying pan until the last 30 seconds, or else they could get mushy and gross. Ick.

b) honey and oat bread, and cinnamon oat bread. YUM!

c) banana muffins!

d) pesto mini pizzas. I found myself lacking pizza sauce, and with plenty of pesto! cheese, veggies, and maybe some ham if you’re up to it. Also…pineapple!

e) apple and brie grilled sandwich.

f) tuna mixed with arugula and almond dip (PC, new, and amazing, and introduced to me by a co-worker), with slices of apples and pineapple inside a pita! Delish! Chicken would probably do the trick as well!

g) Sandwiches can be great meatless! In fact I find the meatless ones to be the most enjoyable! Although I’m not a vegetarian, I eat very little meat, and I find veggie dishes to be amazing. Today I made a sandwich with the following on it (and grilled of course, because I have a weird obsession with grilled sandwiches): pesto, avocado, tomato, cucumber, red pepper, and brie. I was lacking beets and sprouts which would have made an awesome addition!

h) linguine with broccoli and peppers. Make your own sauce! Because it’s boring to always have the same old tomato sauce. Try sunflower oil with spices like oregano, parsley and pepper. You can also add pesto, which as you can probably see by now is a staple of mine.

I will probably go on some cooking spree tomorrow for my lunch. Hopefully this time I remember to take pictures before mowing down. Hope you try some of my ideas, because you probably will not regret it!