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Magazine Monday- What’s for dinner?

Posted on May 20, 2013 in Food

Magazine Monday- What’s for dinner?

Ok, “Magazine Monday” sounds almost cheesy (or nutritional yeast-y for my vegan friends), but it’s what I’ve thought about for a long time. It also helps me remember that I’ve got stuff to share, and not everyone reads the same things. Before I dive into the sharing, tell me: 1) Do you subscribe to print magazines?  If the answer to #1 is Yes, what are your favorites? How long have you been reading that particular mag? Do you run to the mailbox every month when it arrives? If the answer to #1 is No, why not? Are you an “online only” mag person? Which...

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Getting back on track?

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 in Featured Slider, Food, ScrappySlim Blog

Getting back on track?

Is it already time to get back on track? Because we’ve fallen off the “diet” wagon? And it’s only March, and “swimsuit season is just around the corner”! Oh MY GOSH, the pressure! I’m not sure if this post will qualify as a rant, but seeing these words, on this cereal really made me think about health, eating, exercise and living. I don’t know that I’ll go into all of those topics here, now, but I’d like to share some of the random thoughts that ran through my head when I saw the cereal. Back on track- ALREADY? It’s only...

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Spiraling tacos!

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 in Featured Slider, Food, ScrappySlim Blog

Spiraling tacos!

We aren’t exactly making tacos that spiral.  It sounds like an interesting idea though. I’ll present it to the R&D team. These tacos were inspired by the taco salad at Spiral Diner in Fort Worth. We didn’t add the taco meat listed in the ingredients, we started with the Quinoa and added mexican taco type seasonings to that. As usual, there’s a “next time we make it let’s do this” for this meal. Next time we are going to add seasonings as it’s cooking, and more of them. We were timid with our seasonings. Imagine that! The taco shells are...

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The mid-way point of Vegan Lent

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 in Food, ScrappySlim Blog

The mid-way point of Vegan Lent

Today we are 21 days into the Lenten season. That leaves us with 26 days left. Not exactly the mid-point, but really close enough to make some observations. Our favorite food it seems is the Portabella burger. We found some ‘shrooms that were OMG huge! It’s like a double meat something without the heart attack! Here’s one from last night. We had them Sunday as well because they are SO easy and so convenient. I’ll add that Sunday’s grilling wasn’t really healthy because it started at 11:30 P.M.  I’m sure the neighbors think we are nuts, and...

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Faster than fast food!

Posted on Mar 2, 2013 in Food, ScrappySlim Blog

Faster than fast food!

Since the weather here can be cold one day and hot the next, lunch frequently presents a challenge. Today, it was pretty cold. I went to a brunch with fruit and breakfast items, not many vegan options. When I got home I was pretty hungry. Going to Chipotle was an option but I’d have to get back in the car and go and get out of the car, go in, order and all, and then back in the car to drive home. Not a LONG time spent but about 30 minutes maybe. Here was my plan B. You’ll need about 2 cups of cooked Quinoa Put all the following ingredients in large pot: Pinto beans 1can Frozen...

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Lenten adventures in eating: noodles and peanut sauce

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in Featured Slider, Fitness, Food, ScrappySlim Blog

Lenten adventures in eating: noodles and peanut sauce

Before I get into this particular post, let me say that we’ve experimented w/ our vegan burgers and are coming along in our research. The key to using pinto beans is use more, and mash them a bit. The lentils we used in the first batch were nice and soft. Since pintos are larger, there appears to be a “gap” in the burger because of the beans. I’ll keep you posted! Last night we had Udon noodles w/ peanut sauce or something like that. It was pretty good for a first try at Udon noodles, first really for a stir fry thing NOT using a wok and first for peanut sauce that is...

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