Next time you're chopping up some veggies, get out a gallon-size zip-top bag. Toss in any edible pieces that you're trimming. This includes peels, end bits and weird fleshy bits that wouldn't look appetizing, but are harmless. Then use those veggie bits to make soup stock!
This is Offbeat Home's archive of vegetarian posts.
It seems my friends make EVERYTHING with kale — salads, risottos, pastas, and even drinks. I go to my buddy Jessica's house once a week so that she can make sure I'm eating at least one meal that's not microwavable, and this time I stopped drinking wine long enough to document her incredible kale salad recipe. (Not only that, but we got a little creative and made a cocktail out of the leftover kale stocks.)
Here's a recipe for Megan-simple taco beans with rice. This is something that will please everyone, veggies and meat-eaters alike, and it's SO FREAKING EASY. It also stores and saves well, so you can dish up three or four portions and stick them in the fridge and you have lunch for part of the week.
These Guacamole Tacos are so simple, delicious, vegan, and full of rich, velvety avocado and sweet corn that I just had to share with all the Offbeat Homies! Plus they can be made with just five ingredients — or you can top them with as many things as you'd like!
I feel like my husband deserves to have a wonderful birthday, where he doesn't have to give a damn about worrying about what's in his food. I figured if anyone would know about throwing a party for a nerd with dietary constrictions on a budget, the Offbeat Homies would know. So how do you pull off an awesome low-budget, gluten-free, soy-free, worry-free birthday party?
Maybe you are starting to make Meat-Free Mondays a regular at your dining table. Or maybe you are one-half of a vegetarian/meat-eating couple. As a vegetarian, I want more adventurous dishes, and my partner wanted meat. So over time, we have started cooking meals that are what I call "meat adaptable."
Because rice and beans is, in my opinion, a staple of a whole-foods vegan diet, I'd like to share with my homies another variation that, while not Megan-simple, is still delicious and will still please everyone — and it also happens to be pretty healthy. So here we have: Rainbow Brite rice and beans.