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10-Minute Lunch

30 Jan

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I made this super simple and delicious (and pretty!) lunch today, so I thought I’d share in a new segment called “10-Minute Lunch!”

I like to keep lunch quick and easy.  I’m usually in between meetings around noon and can’t always get away to make an elaborate meal.  If I don’t have pre-made salads, left-overs or soups on hand, I can usually throw something fresh and healthy together in 10 minutes or less.

Here’s what I did today:

  • Baked sweet potato** (Wash the skin and pop it in a 400-degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour.  This is so hands-off, I didn’t count this cook-time as part of the 10-minutes.  You could use the microwave to bake the potato if you are more limited on time!)
  • I used this method for a soft-boiled egg.  Worked like a charm!
  • While egg was cooking, I lightly tossed arugula and thinly sliced red onion with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Stack them all on a plate – and eat!

Look at that perfectly runny yolk!

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Sweet Potato Bean Burgers

22 Jan

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If you are a vegetarian who likes to dine out, you have surely had your fair share of bean burgers.  Although I have been known to groan when finding out a bean burger is my ONLY option on a menu, truthfully, I do love them.

What helps keep things interesting is the wide variety of bean burgers you’ll find out there if you’re looking.  Black bean burgers, quinoa bean burgers, black eyed pea burgers, spicy pepper bean burgers, curry chickpea burgers…everyone has their own spin on it.  And you can, too!

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Sweet Potato, Kale and Sausage Soup

14 Dec

MMMM this soup.

Sweet potato soup has been a winter staple in our house for a while now.  It can be thrown together pretty quickly, and I almost always have the ingredients on hand – sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, chicken or veggie stock.  Cook those things together on the stove until the potatoes are fork tender and puree with an immersion blender until silky smooth.  You’ll swear there is cream in there, but there isn’t!  Hearty, filling, feel-good food.

This is one of our favorite twists – the addition of smokey, salty sausage and kale, wilted into the soup in the last 20 minutes.

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Hasselback Sweet Pots – A Simple Lunch

2 Aug

I work from home, and one of the many perks of doing so is that I can have an honest to goodness home-cooked meal for lunch.  No soggy PB&J in a brown bag.  No frozen Lean Cuisine or can of soup, chock full of preservatives.

Real food!

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