With the exception of two isolated instances, I haven’t had meat in about two weeks. Please don’t mistake that for only noshing on celery sticks and hummus. I’ve eaten pizza, quesadillas and many other unhealthy items. I’m not that strong. But in general it is helping me (and Mike) explore a world beyond chicken breasts.
Speaking of Mike, he has been a really good sport about this 99% meatless thing. On Monday he even took over the kitchen and prepared dinner so that I could make it to yoga after work and still eat before 9 p.m. The recipe? Quinoa Cakes courtesy of my favorite food blogger Running to the Kitchen.
As you can see from the oil and pan frying these aren’t the model of vegetarian health, but they sure hit the spot after a particularly tough yoga session and a work day that only allowed time for a small bowl of cereal for breakfast and salad for lunch.
We paired these little babies with green salads (topped with organic mini sweet peppers, tomatoes, cucumber and fresh blueberries) and small sweet potatoes. I could have easily had seconds and thirds.
If you are looking for new meatless recipes to try I highly suggest heading over to Running to the Kitchen to follow this recipe.
What Meatless Monday recipes are you loving these days?