Everyday Eats 2

It’s been a while since I’ve done an Everyday Eats post. I take photos for it almost everyday so it’s never far from my mind. But, I need enough time between posts or else you’d be seeing 15 pictures of taco salads. I’m not going to lie, I eat a lot of taco salads. I also eat a lot of tortilla chips. I don’t want to lead you to think I only eat veggies and quinoa all the time. I love chips. Michael loves chips. Together we can easily eat a huge bag of tortilla chips in a day or two if we aren’t careful.

Anyway, I digress.

If you missed Everyday Eats 1 you can find it here.

And now, Everyday Eats 2:

I’ll start with what else? A taco salad with lentils, cilantro, salsa and veggies. This Whole Foods salsa is the best salsa I’ve ever had. On Sunday we ate an entire container! We usually buy two at a time.

Taco Salad

If eating a whole bowl of coleslaw on its own wasn’t weird enough let me add that I ate this at 8 in the morning for breakfast one day. It had wasabi vegan mayo in it and was so strong that I haven’t had wasabi since.

vegan coleslaw

The portions on this look pathetic but I took the picture about half way through eating the broccoli. Simple sweet potato fries, broccoli and roasted tomatoes.

roasted vegetables

Curry chickpea salad with celery, tomatoes and what else…chips.

curry chickpea salad

Really simple vegetable, tofu, noodle soup that I make all the time when it’s cold.

veggie noodle soup

Leftover Chickpea, Curry, Coconut, Quinoa Soup with a bowl of lentils and veggies.

curry coconut chickpea quinoa soup

Trader Joe’s Veggie Gyozas with steamed cabbage, wasabi vegan mayo (pre-coleslaw) and tamari.

veggie potstickers with cabbage

Roasted potatoes, rutabaga and brussel sprouts.

roasted potatoes

Corn tortilla tacos filled with quinoa and sweet potatoes.

quinoa corn tacos

Another chickpea salad. I make this at least once a week for lunch. Always with lots of avocado.

chickpea salad with avocado

Do you remember Totino’s Party Pizzas? My brother used to love them as a kid. These taste like that but way better and they happen to be gluten-free. Glutino’s Brown Rice Personal Pizzas (not vegan) with a side of peas. I ate this the week I was sick, hence the big bowl of frozen peas as the only green you see.

gluten-free pizza

Taco salad number 1000 with chickpeas and leftover Tahini Cashew Dressing…so so so good! Of all these Everyday Eats I recommend making this one the most.


Healthy black bean dinner bowl with sautéed peppers, onions, corn and avocado.

healthy black bean dinner bowl

As you can see these aren’t very creative. They supplement all the other new and exciting recipes that I share with you all as feature recipes. These photos tend to be of lunches or quick dinners that I pull together before or after teaching. None of these meals takes more than 20 minutes to make and use the normal, everyday foods we already have in the house. If you want a specific step by step on anything in particular let me know.

If you’re on the east coast, especially in Boston today, stay warm. It’s 10 degrees out there right now! Cold enough that I walked through the mall to get to Starbucks from the studio today. Now I get why they made an indoor mall that stretches 5 city blocks.

Have a great Wednesday.

Enjoy and Exhale!

Everyday Eats

Good Morning,

I’ve been putting this post together in my head for a few weeks now. Although I cook a fair amount and try my hand at new recipes often, there are days when I don’t want to make an elaborate meal or try a new recipe that may or may not turn out. So lately, I’ve been photographing the everyday meals that don’t merit their own post.

Maybe these will spark new ideas for you or maybe they will be a little like pictures of celebrities without make-up on. Not very pretty but fun to look at anyway.

Without further ado…everyday eats.

Pre-breakfast juice with broccoli stems, apple, celery, jalapeno, lemon and ginger.

Simple breakfast of peanut butter and jelly toast with apples and tea.

Brussel sprouts, red peppers, avocado, jalapeno salad with rice wine vinegar, lemon and salt. Served with leftover lentil loaf.

Burrito bowl with rice and beans that I ate at O’Hare when I came back from Chicago last month.

Spaghetti squash, soy chorizo from Trader Joes and steamed vegetables mixed together to make a pseudo spaghetti with meat sauce. The chorizo was also gluten-free, score.

Ultimate Nachos! When I was in college I was the queen of making late night snacks after my girlfriends and I got back from the bars. I can’t count the number of times I made these at 2 in the morning. They were so infamous they even got their own name. 🙂

These days we like to have them on Friday nights as an end of the week celebration. But we still couple with a glass or two of wine for old times sake.

I love these enchiladas from Trader Joes. They’ve been an easy lunch of mine for years. I usually pair with salad or steamed vegetables.

More sweet potatoes! This time baked and served with steamed broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. I’m 100% positive there was BBQ sauce to go with this. I wouldn’t have eaten it plain.

Okay, lots of steamed veggies but if you like these types of posts please let me know and I’ll try to make it a monthly thing.

Lastly, this showed up on Twitter a couple of days ago and I thought it was amazing.


Twitter feeds similar to Lisa Horvath…Visit California, I get it. Daily Cup of Yoga, duh. Jonah Hill?!? Say what? I might just start following him to figure it out. And if you want to follow me on twitter I’m @lmhorvath.

Enjoy your Thursday.