Food Memories: Creamed Chipped Beef {Recipe Redux}

Creamed Chipped Beef with Root Vegetable Fries ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

The good people at Recipe Redux have a knack for picking out fun themes every month. This month it’s a food memory for which we are thankful. I knew right away what I would pick: Creamed Chipped Beef. It was a favorite meal as a child and one I’d ask for when my birthday rolled… 

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Real Food Fridays #65

Some canned seafood ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

I’m loving all the seafood available here in Spain. I find I’m eating a lot more than I was at home. The pescadaria is where you go to buy seafood. The variety is amazing… fish, prawns, eels, octopus, shellfish, crabs, squid… Most grocery stores have a fresh seafood section. Those that don’t have freezer cases… 

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Weeknight Chicken Schnitzel

Dinner is served ~ Weeknight Chicken Schnitzel ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Call it schnitzel, milanese or piccata; anytime you pound meat thinly, bread it and fry it, you’re guaranteed a quick cooking meal. The techniques employed to make chicken schnitzel can also be used on pork, veal and beef with good results. To prepare the meat, place it in a baggie or sandwich it between two… 

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Meatless Mondays: Stuffed Red Peppers

Stuffed Red Peppers ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

With the holiday season fast approaching, I thought I’d start to share a few meatless appetizers and side dishes to take with you to a pot luck or to serve to your guests (or eat for lunch, whatever you’d like!) Stuffed Red Peppers are a great place to start. In an effort to reduce the… 

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Biscuits in the Land of Bread & Real Food Fridays #64

Baking Powder Biscuits for Two ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

I’m spoiled, I’ll admit it. There are bakers all over the city churning out loaf after loaf of delicious, artisan breads and I want biscuits. Biscuits in Spain are hard, cookie-like things that may or may not be sweet. I had to tweak my mother’s old recipe in order to make baking powder biscuits for… 

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Maltese Style Spaghetti Omelette

Maltese Style Spaghetti Omelette ~ #FoodOfTheWorld ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

This month the Food of the World party takes us to the Mediterranean island of Malta. Surprisingly, Malta has been able to keep its own culture and language intact despite the influence of various sea-faring nations which over the centuries have found Malta to be a strategic resupply base for their navies. That’s not to say… 

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Meatless Monday: Mushroom & Nut Burgers

Mushroom & Nut Burger ~ #MeatlessMondays ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Since embracing the flexitarian way of eating, I’ve made all sorts of meatless burgers and patties. These mushroom and nut burgers from Mark Bittman’s VB6 Cookbook (affiliate link) are the best of the bunch…so far, at least! They’re flavorful and moist while maintaining a “meaty” texture that is often missing from patties made from beans and potatoes. This… 

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Green Smoothie Book #Review

Green Smoothie Book

Note: this post contains affiliate links. If you follow the links you’ll be taken to Amazon where I’ll earn a small commission for any purchase you may make. I’ve been eating the flexitarian way for over a year and I still have trouble meeting the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables some days. My solution… 

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Leftover Stuffed Cannelloni + Real Food Fridays #63

Leftover Stuffed Cannellonis ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Welcome to Real Food Fridays…the link party that features recipes made from whole ingredients and other posts relevant to organic gardening, sustainable living and food politics. This week I want to share another method for using up your leftovers…cannellonis. Cannelloni noodles are like short lasagnas. You can use them to make a stack or roll… 

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Savory Winter Squash Casserole

Savory Winter Squash Casserole ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Here is a delicious side dish that is loaded with fall flavors. It’s called Savory Winter Squash Casserole in order to distinguish it from the typically sweet dishes served over the holidays. I’m not sure what variety of squash I used. It was already cut in half when I bought it at the Farmer’s Market…. 

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Meatless Monday: October Favorites


Welcome to a new month of Meatless Monday recipes! We’re heading into the holiday season where the food tends to be very heavy. Lighten up by making a choice to eat more vegetables whenever you can. My favorites from October offer a great place to start: Starting in the top left corner we have one… 

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