All posts tagged: Recipes

Avocado + Tuna |Brown Rice Bowl|

This is a delicious, speedy healthy meal to make and eat for a working girl like myself. But, its not a sexist meal, its inclusive and kind…it can be for anyone! 🙂 Ingredients: 1/2 an avocado, diced 1 cup of cooked sprouted, brown rice 1/2 cup of shredded, roasted kim 1/2 cup tuna in oil 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional) sesame seeds (optional) Directions: Top all your ingredients on top of the brown rice. Mix it up. Drizzle sesame oil and sprinkle sesame seeds.    

Chicken + Orzo

  The flavor of the chicken is most certainly the reason to eat this dish. The reason to cook it is its “toss it in the oven and wash all your dishes before its time to eat” convenience. But, I liked it because I also got to use some of my fresh rosemary from my mini-garden and I just love to cut off bits of herbs like a real adult.  I ate this dish several times before it was gone as it made about 3 servings. Loves it! Ingredient List: 1/2 whole organic chicken, cut up in pieces 1 cup of whole wheat orzo 2-3 large asparagus, cut up 1 cup of veggie stock 1 small yellow onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, minced olive oil to fry chicken salt + pepper to taste 2-3 sprigs of rosemary leaves, chopped Directions: Heat a large pan to a high heat, add olive oil. Add  your diced onions and cook until translucent. Take out and set to the side. Season your chicken with salt + pepper. In batches, fry …

Black Bean + Strawberry Salad

Super easy, lots of healthy things included but tastes like a perfect combination of savory and sweet. It’s wonderful on its own, with tortilla chips or in a taco. I made scallop soft tacos with a homemade whole wheat tortilla. It’s was divine.   You need:   One can of black beans rinsed really well 1/2 a cucumber, diced 10-12 strawberries, diced roughly handful of cilantro, roughly torn salt + white pepper to taste, white pepper is a bit more mild and works better with the strawberries, if you don’t have it, you can omit the pepper 1 teaspoon lime juice   To prepare:   Gently mix your beans, cucumber, strawberries and cilantro until incorporated. Add your salt + white pepper and lime juice, mix gently once more until it is all mixed then let sit for at least an hour to really let the tastes meld.   All done!     Check out more food recipes at East Meets West Tennessee!

Mediterrean Cucumber Salad

It is time. A diet has come. I have avoided this for most of my chubby adult life. But, I decided that being winded most of the day was not the life I wanted to live anymore :D. So I decided to join a 100 Days of Real Food Challenge. I can still have desserts and bread but everything must be unprocessed. Wish me luck! I feel like I’ll be dreaming of dancing fried chicken for many of the next 100 days.