Thursday, March 29, 2012

Repeat Eats

I go through phases with food.

Sometimes I get ridiculously excited to try making as many new things as possible like a mad scientist in the kitchen.  Other times, I like to return to old favorites and relive the glory days.  This month has seen much of the latter, which you may have noticed with my lack of frequent posting.  Still, it seems wrong to simply ignore my favorite meals on this blog without giving them proper acknowledgement.  So without further ado, here are the repeat eats I've been enjoying this month.


Kale coleslaw, aka the best kale salad ever.  I've eaten this salad at least three times in the last month, which is a lot for me.  It's just so fresh and bursting with bright and zingy flava.  I love this salad so much that I'm seldom brave enough to try other variations of kale salad.


This Jerusalem bowl, a tahini sauce and chickpea bowl inspired by my favorite local restaurant, is a staple in our house - we usually eat it at least once a week.  Not only are we both tahini fiends, we can buy big jars of the stuff for cheap, and this rice bowl tastes good with pretty much any veggie you throw at it.  Budget food at its most delicious, I say.


Vegan mac n' cheese, yo.  This is my favorite version to date, especially because it's really easy to whip up with a minimum of ingredients, deriving most of its flavor from onion, garlic and vegetable broth.  Whenever we have pasta kicking around the house (which, granted, isn't often), we make this thing, which also happens to be delicious slathered in ketchup or salsa and/or sriracha.


Bibimbap!  Seriously, you knew this had to be on here.  Especially because I just ate some 20 minutes ago.  I tend to simplify this recipe from the first times I made it - I don't bother dressing up my veggies anymore, I just slice and dice 'em and let the gochujang sauce do the flavor work.   The result is one of the greatest rice bowls of all - I highly recommend going to your local Korean grocery store to find gochujang.  You'll be ridiculously happy (if you like hot food).  


This sunshine burger (modeled after the wonderful store-bought variety) is what I turn to when I want a burger but don't want to concoct something new.  It's truly got it all - great texture (not mushy!), great flavor, holds its shape well (without gluten!) and it takes all of 10 minutes or less to whip up the batter.  They're also hearty, filling and wholesome.


Can life really be complete without chocolate chip cookies?  The answer should be obvious.  Even Logan's made these cookies before (granted, he used raisins and vegan marshmallows instead of chocolate chips, and he also subbed some agave for sugar, which made for a very flat and delicate, but perfectly chewy cookie).  Point is, whenever I ask Logan if he'd like a dessert, it always comes back to this cookie.  And then we fight over them.

Aside from the aforementioned foodstuffs, I've also been cooking from my cookbooks more (imagine that!).  It's such a great learning experience to follow recipes - I find it expands my skillset and gives me more ideas.

Before I peace out, you guys should check this out - vegan egg yolk!  I saw this over on Bianca's blog and I'll probably be splurging on some soon.  I want me some fancy french toast!

10 comments:

  1. OMG so many gorgeous eats! The Jerusalem bowl looks amazing as does the bibimbop! The mac and cheese looks decadent and creamy, yum! Perfect comfort meal :) And I agree, life is definitely not complete without cookies!!

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  2. Love this post! We have the same favourite restaurant :-)

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  3. I'm glad you posted this! I've been the same way recently, making the same things over and over but it's good to revalidate your choices! Your favorites look delicious; I've still got to make those sunshine burgers. I also recently had bibimbap for the first time and LOVED it! I'm about to go check yr recipe out now.

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    1. Hooray for Bibimbap, it's a life changer! :) Definitely do up the sunshine burgers...they're so good. And so easy!

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  4. I may have to mix some of your staple meals into my rotation. So many vibrant and refreshing looking meals! Now I just need to figure out what gochujang is :)

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    1. Maggie, gochujang is a Korean hot pepper paste - I get mine at a Korean grocery in my (small) city. It really is the crucial element to bibimbap!

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  5. Your salads always look SO gorgeous! For real!
    And I eat practically the same thing every night, too. With the occasional one day of something special. I just eat a mega bowl of raw veggies after I run every night, and a big 'ol cooked meal is saved for Sunday's.

    Who can live without cookies? YUM.

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    1. Thanks Isobelle, gorgeous salads are key. :) And there's nothing wrong with a mega bowl of raw veggies, especially if you've got a killer awesome dressing to go along with it!

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  6. Ah you're new banner looks amazing!

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