Five Meatless Burgers

Meat Free Burgers ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Who doesn’t love a great burger? In our home a great burger is one of life’s little pleasures. Since it’s Meatless Monday I thought I’d share a few of our favorites made from a variety of beans, lentils, mushrooms and vegetables. You won’t go wrong with any of these. Lentil Loaf: This meatless loaf is loaded with carrots,… 

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Reducing Food Waste: A 100 Year Old Solution

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As in past years, Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen is participating in the annual Lenten Carbon Fast. This year’s theme is food waste. Find the other posts here: 2015 2014 2013 A few weeks ago we began a discussion about food waste and its associated costs. This week we’re going to explore how reducing wheat and meat consumption… 

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Romesco Soup {Recipe ReDux}

Romesco Soup ~ #RecipeReDux ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Enjoy the bold taste of romesco sauce in a flavorful soup. Add some broth and perhaps some cream to already made sauce for a quick and elegant meal or snack. Given that the theme of this year’s Carbon Fast is about food waste, I was stoked to find out the latest Recipe ReDux Challenge was Two for One. You… 

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Cod with Romesco Sauce

Cod with Romesco Sauce ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Typically made with roasted red peppers and almonds, romesco sauce is a delicious accompaniment to fish, poultry and vegetables. If you have a blender or food processor, you can make fresh romesco sauce anytime you like! Romesco sauce comes from Tarragona in the Northeast of Spain. It’s thought to have originated with the fishermen of… 

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Kitchen Tips that Save

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As in past years, Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen is participating in the annual Lenten Carbon Fast. This year’s theme is food waste. Find the other posts here: 2015 2014 2013 A few weeks ago we began a discussion about food waste and its associated costs. A vintage poster dating from the First World War is the source… 

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Tuna Sandwich, Spanish Style

Tuna Sandwich Rosquita Style ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

I know what you’re thinking: you really don’t need a recipe to make a tuna sandwich. And you’re absolutely right. On the other hand, if I don’t tell you about this particular variation you’ll be missing out on a great treat, and, well, I just can’t let that happen… If you follow the blog on… 

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Lebanese Style Cauliflower

Lebanese Style Cauliflower ~ Food of the World ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen #veggie #cauliflower #Lebanese

Ever since my first foray into low-carb dieting I’ve had a love affair with cauliflower. There are so many ways to cook this versatile vegetable, but I have to say adding tahini and lemon to roasted cauliflower takes the flavor over the top! Give Lebanese Style Cauliflower a try and you’ll be hooked, too. Cauliflower… 

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Tigres: Spanish Stuffed Mussels

Tigres ~ Croquette Stuffed Mussels ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Tigres are an interesting type of tapa. Chopped mussels are added to a very thick white sauce (similar to croqueta dough) which is then stuffed into mussel shells, breaded and fried. They are very popular and frequently served for special occasions. You can buy ready-to-cook tigres, but they’re really simple to make. A small batch is perfect… 

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Mindful Grocery Shopping

Mindful Grocery Shopping ~ Carbon Fast 2015 ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

As in past years, Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen is participating in the annual Lenten Carbon Fast. This year’s theme is food waste. Find the other posts here: 2015 2014 2013 Last week we began a discussion about food waste and its associated costs. A vintage poster dating from the First World War is the source of… 

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Curried Lentils with Homemade Roti

Curried Lentils with Homemade Roti ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Meatless meals don’t have to be terribly complicated. Sometimes all that’s necessary is to open a jar and chop a few veggies. Such is the case with curried lentils. Chopped onions, carrots and tomatoes are added to a some prepared lentils and seasoned tomato gravy. Serve the lentils with an easy to make roti for a… 

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Fideos with Shrimp and Peas

Fideos with Shrimp & Peas ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

A fideo is a type of Spanish pasta commonly used in soups. It comes in different thicknesses, like spaghetti. It can be cooked in broth in a similar fashion to rice. This makes fideos with shrimp and peas a one dish meal, perfect for a busy weeknight. There’s no need to fuss with this dish made… 

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