Tag Archives: healthy meals

Wednesday:) What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni?

11 Mar

“You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.” – Unknown

(Leave that to the fast, cheap, easy fake people out there. You know who I’m talkin’ about.)

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I had a nice talk with vegan son in California the other day. I told him that I had some veggies that I needed to cook and asked if he had any ideas. He had many. I decided to make some veggie tostadas. I even skipped my favorite cheese to make a vegan meal.

The slicing, dicing, and chopping was time consuming, but I also used an onion cutting hack that I saw on YouTube, so I made my own video.

Then I had fun smashing “the snot” out of a couple of onions In a plastic bag, getting out some aggression. You should try it.

https://youtu.be/z6ZG4tbedNs

Now, for the yummy cabbage, broccoli, onion and black bean vegan tostadas with diced spinach, tomato and avocado. The tortillas were warmed and browned in a dry pan till crispy.

Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ about. Yum!
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Tuesday:) Toni’s Tasty Everything But the Kitchen Sink Salad

20 Jun

“Never underestimate the power of good food. Eating delicious food can be a life-changing experience.”

Shon Mehta

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Many people say they hate cooking or they have trouble thinking of what to prepare for meals. I know I’m crazy, but I love to cook and bake. The secret is being creative.

I’m not a vegetarian or a vegan, but I’ll admit that I very rarely buy meat when at the store. Plus, I don’t eat fish, yuk. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll order a burger or chicken when I go out to lunch or dinner. Oh! Don’t get me started on chicken fried steak at Rick’s or chicken fried chicken at The Pantry. I just don’t prepare it at home.

I’d say that I fix salads 9 out of 10 times when I eat at home. My favorite salad is my Everything but the kitchen sink salad. I love organic baby spinach, so I buy the big plastic box to last me all week. I put a huge handful in a big bowl then add … a mixture of a lot of stuff.

Here’s my lunch for today.

I get a large bowl and add drained cans of….

I can garbanzo beans

1 can white navy beans

1 can sliced/diced beets (turns everything red, but that’s ok)

I can black eyed peas or whatever

1 chopped cucumber

1 chopped celery stalk

I diced apple

Some diced tomatoes

Some diced strawberries

30 or 40 grapes sliced in 1/2

Sometimes I add red onion…add whatever you like or have on hand.

Then I pour in some organic AC vinegar and a few squirts of Italian dressing. S &P and a few dashes of garlic powder. I don’t measure anything. Then, refrigerate. This is enough for all week, 5 or 6 salads.

I put a big handful of spinach in a bowl, top with about a cup or more of the bean/fruit mixture. Oh, I forgot. Sometimes I’ll sprinkle with some of the nuts that I keep around for snacking, adds crunch and salty.

I love my big easy-peasy everything but the kitchen sink salads, very filling, pretty tasty, and pretty good for you. And, it lasts all week.

After fixing this and feeling creative and healthy, that’s when I bake a few pans of brownies. I said I was creative. I didn’t say I was a health nut.