Veggie Lover

“What are you cooking?”

“I’m not exactly sure.”

This has been a popular response of mine. At one point in the kitchen last night, I said I was making sweet potato soup. That definitely changed!

Doesn't look like a pie

Doesn’t look like soup

I had an onion, sweet potato, black beans, and carrots on board. My giant bag of quinoa later made an appearance and I opted to make a pot of quinoa and veggies.

Dinner last night, lunch today

Lunch for today, dinner for tomorrow!

I love creating things like this in bulk to eat for multiple meal periods. It was pretty easy to throw together too. I cooked the carrots and onions for decades on lowΒ heatΒ for half an hour or so and seasoned them with dill and pepper.

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Meanwhile, the sweet potato was cooking away for an hour in the oven. After everything was cooked, I added all of the veggies to the pot of quinoa. I used curry powder and cinnamon as a secret flavoring tip and loved the combination.

I also cooked a bag of frozen edamame. Yum.

Does anyone not like edamame?

Everyone loves edamame

Oh and my dinner last night was anything but normal and planned.

Don't judge a food by it's cover?

Don’t judge a food by it’s cover?

I combined veggies with leftover vindaloo and spiced it up. I also had some fruit and carrots on the side. Sounds good to me!

I’ve learned a valuable lesson in the kitchen- combining a bunch of vegetables and grains always yields to something good.

Clearly I’m a veggie lover. But don’t worry, I didn’t end the day in complete nutrition perfection.

Chocolate brownie mug!

A chocolate brownie mug for dessert!

I finally made one of these microwavable made-from-scratch desserts that I loved and would actually serve others! I’ll be sure to post the recipe tomorrow. πŸ˜€

Question for the day: Are you a veggie lover?

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28 thoughts on “Veggie Lover

  1. Love veggies! Have been eating stuffed peppers for the last 3 days, they’re finally gone πŸ™‚

  2. I do love my veggies too, of course with many sprinkles later on. My favorite has to be zucchini, can’t get enough

  3. jumpeatrun says:

    I am such a veggie lover (I also don’t eat meat)- about 80% of my diet is fruits and veg! Your dinner/lunch looks great- don’t carrots take FOREVER to cook?! Your dessert mug looks awesome too!

  4. Your random soup turned not soup dinner sounds great, cinnamon and curry are two of my favorite spices although I don’t know that I have used them together. Sometimes just tossing a bunch of your favorite veggies together is a great meal!

  5. carlyjg says:

    I love easy bulk meals. It makes the weeks so much yummier and less stressful! But that mug brownie? Ohhhh YES. The sprinkles take it to another level.

  6. I’m a veggie lover too, but you’re right about havin a lil dessert πŸ˜‰

  7. pickyrunner says:

    Not gonna lie, the brownie in a mug is what won me over. But that should come as no surprise to you…

  8. Courtney says:

    I love some veggies… as long as they’re crunchy! And that brownie mug looks divine πŸ˜›

  9. I do enjoy veggies, but I can’t eat a lot of them because they make my stomach hate me for the rest of the day. A chocolate dessert, on the other hand? I’m definitely down with that!

  10. Abby says:

    Look at you and your cooking efficiency! Haha I’m definitely okay with a brownie mug recipe in the near future!

  11. Definitely a veg head! And you’re so right, who doesn’t love edamame?! I’m really into beets right now.

  12. I LOVE edamame! I need to start buying it more often to eat as a side or a snack! I am a major veggie lover and I like it!! πŸ˜‰

  13. I think that is my response 8 out of 10 times! haha πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  14. I’m a total veggie lover.

    And your response is the same as mine when my parents come into the kitchen to see what I’m cooking. Okay, so I guess they have a right since it is their meal and all, but sometimes I just like a little space to do my own thing πŸ™‚

  15. Angela @ Health's Angel says:

    I love my veggies AND my desserts πŸ˜‰ I’m excited to see the recipe for that mug cake.

  16. I wish I loved veggies…I like them okay, but I sure don’t crave them the way I crave bread or sweets. That veggie/quinoa dish looks wonderful though πŸ™‚

  17. bentodays says:

    Love that quinoa and veggies, looks yummy! I would love that for dinner too!

  18. Anne @ says:

    Haha so true about throwing a bunch of veggies, grains, and spices together and it always being delicious. Sometimes I wonder if other people would think it’s as good as I do!

    That brownie looks delish, I can’t wait to see how you made it!

  19. Kaitlin says:

    Love veggies however weird it seems! I sometimes crave a huge bowl for lunch πŸ™‚ I have realized I need protein too or I become ravenous and finish my pint of Ben and Jerry’s πŸ˜‰ love that you tried the mug cake. Aren’t they fun?

  20. My friend just asked me if I knew of a good microwavable brownie recipe! I can’t wait to read how you made yours!

  21. moderngirlnutrition says:

    I love this introduction! Except in my scenario, between the yogurt messes and salad bowls, it’s usually
    “What are you eating?”
    “I’m not exactly sure…”

  22. When I’m in the mood for veggies, I am a veggie lover. But, sometimes, I see myself doubling up on proteins over the veggies!

  23. I like most veggies but its still hard for me to chose them over carbs πŸ™‚

  24. I see sprinkles – and I am already dying to hear what you made to top with them!

  25. Caitlin says:

    I just love throwing a bunch of wholesome ingredients together and tasting the magic that results! Especially with sweet taters and black beans! I enjoy doing veggies in bulk too for easy use in my salad lunches.

  26. Francene Katzen says:

    Yes, I am a huge veggie lover! Always have been and always will be. Sometimes I wonder for me if its because I grew up having a garden in the summer with fresh veggies available.

  27. Meredith says:

    I agree, veggies and grains combined wont let you down! Looks delicious πŸ™‚

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