Meatless Monday: August 2014 Faves

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Happy Labor Day! Welcome to a brand new month of Meatless Mondays. September is a month of new beginnings. It’s the start of a new school year and our favorite teams are playing fall sports. Along with the change in the air, many of us find this a perfect time to begin a new habit–… 

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Add Flexibility to Your Workout

Add Flexibility to Your Workout ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

NOTE: this post contains affiliate links. If you click on them I will earn a commission for any purchase you may make. Thanks for helping to keep the lights on! Find our disclaimer here. We work our hearts with cardio, we work our muscles with strength training and we fuel our bodies by eating properly. Adding… 

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Real Food Fridays #53 Plus Updated Potato Soup Recipe

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I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I’ve been taking a food photography course called 30 Days to Better Food Photos. It has been a lot of fun and it’s free. I’m thinking about my photos a little bit differently now and I don’t find the manual settings on the camera quite as intimidating. Follow… 

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Eggplant Mirza

Eggplant Mirza ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

We have a favorite Persian restaurant. They make the most fabulous bread in a taftoon (tandoori) oven. We like to go in for the lentil soup (read about my version here) and we’ll often split a platter with hummus, falafel and a dip called mirza ghasemi also known as eggplant mirza. Every prejudice I ever… 

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Meatless Monday: Walnut Crusted Tofu

Walnut Crusted Tofu ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

It’s Meatless Monday and today, we’re all about tofu. One thing I especially love about tofu is its ability to take on the flavors of the other ingredients. Tofu is much more than a meat substitute. It’s an amazing ingredient to work with and once you get over any resistance, you’ll come to love it… 

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Real Food Fridays #52

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Hello! and Welcome! to Real Food Fridays #52!  Are you kidding me? A whole year of Real Food Fridays! Thank you all for coming and participating every week. I want to take the time to give a shout out to a few bloggers who regularly link up through my page… Sandi of Sandi’s Allergy Free… 

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Recipe Redux: On the Go Bars

On The Go Bars ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

This month’s Recipe ReDux alliterative challenge was to make “bars and bites for brown bags”. With the new season approaching it’s great to have a collection of recipes for rounding out the contents of your lunch box. Those of us who work from home and no longer brown bag will appreciate having a quick nibble on… 

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Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Bacon Ranch Potatoes ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Did you know August was bacon month? I didn’t. Last year I had a bacon week.  It was a lot of fun (with bacon brownies, how could anyone not have a good time?). Since I’ve already devoted an entire week to bacon, and I have a Pinterest board devoted to bacon, I decided to offer up another… 

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Meatless Mondays: Lentil Joes

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One of the more difficult things for me to do when my children were small was to make a decent dinner every night. No matter how I planned there were many evenings when we were all tired, rushed, grouchy, or just plain didn’t feel like cooking. When I was single I simply couldn’t afford to… 

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Real Food Fridays #51

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Hello! and Welcome! to Real Food Fridays #51! I can hardly believe next week will be our One Year Anniversary! I’ve been taking a food photography course called 30 Days to Better Food Photos It’s been interesting and worth the time. It’s also free, which is always nice, but there’s a waiting list. Follow the… 

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Meat Brownies (Oven Baked Sliders)

Meat Brownies (Oven Baked Sliders) ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

You can thank my son for the title of this post. I was trying a method for making sliders in the oven. When he saw it he said, “What’s that? A meat brownie?” And so the name stuck. In reality, I had just purchased a large pack of ground beef and was trying to think… 

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