Posts tagged quick fix
3 Easy Weekday Vegan Side Dishes that Require no Measuring!

There's this restaurant I love in Madrid where you basically get to assemble your own meal. Their kitchen is in the center of the restaurant and you get to see all the different sides and components they have, and you get to pick and choose like a kid in a candy store. 

I love to recreate this feeling whenever I can at home, making several smaller components, setting them out and having everybody pick the options they love and make their own combinations of flavors.

When I do this at home, I opt for simple sides that I know so well, I can practically make them in my sleep! That way there's no stress added, and I can focus on making a special recipe, or a delicious dessert, and all my components are taken care of. 

For today's quick fix I thought I'd give you a 3 for 1!

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Southwestern Kale and Black Bean Bowl with Sweet Potatoes

Today we're cooking up yet another delicious quick fix that is full of color, nutrients, protein, beautiful greens and the best part, it's so easy and quick to make it's sure to start making a weekly appearance in your kitchen.

Just in case you're new to our quick fix recipes, this is your opportunity to hone your "cooking by instinct" skills, since we give you step by step instructions but no measured amounts! Don't worry, I know many of you prefer to follow an exact recipe and we've got so many of those here, but when people ask me what they can start doing today to really improve their cooking, I always mention cooking by instinct.

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Quick Veggie Sauté with Crispy Tofu, Quinoa and Peanut Sauce

I'm so in love with veggie bowls that I think I probably have one every single day for lunch, which is why I love to mix up the flavors and components and have fun with the endless combinations you can make. For those of you who might be new to the concept of a veggie bowl (some people call them vegan bowls, others Buddha bowls), it's basically a plate filled with a nutrient dense and perfect combo of a plant based protein, some vegetables, often the green leafy kind, some whole grains, sometimes a starchy veg like sweet potatoes and a whole food fat source like nuts or seeds, avocados, guacamole, tahini, etc. It's basically a nutritional powerhouse in a bowl, a source of complete protein due to the different components, but mainly it's just amazingly delicious. Today I have an Asian version of a veggie bowl, and yes, you get to drizzle creamy peanut sauce all over it. So good!

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Tofu and Potato "Breakfast for Lunch" Burrito

This has to be one of my all-time favorite recipes. I always try to keep tortillas handy because I know I can whip this up in no time, and I always have tofu and potatoes in the house.

This is one of our quick fix recipes, meaning I try to show you how to make a delicious dish without the need to measure a single ingredient! This gives you so much freedom in the kitchen, and it's perfect for those very busy days in which you literally need to throw stuff together in a pan and go.

I got the idea for this dish because many moons ago, back in my meat eating days, I had a shawarma sandwich that had french fries inside the wrap along with the other ingredients. I can't even begin to describe how the textures complimented each other. This dish is 100 times better though. The contrast between the flavorful veggies, tofu and seasonings, not to mention those perfect skillet potatoes stuffed inside the soft tortillas, is simply a dream. If only you could serve it with guacamole... oh wait! Yup! It's absolutely heavenly, and one of my favorite recipes.

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Quick Fix!: Sweet and Sour Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry with Pineapple

We have a brand new quick fix for you today! Just in case you're new to our quick fix recipes, they are fast videos to teach you how to make a simple dish at home without the need to measure any ingredients. You can swap and switch them as you like and it usually involves a very simple technique that can help you whip up a meal in no time. Perfect for those busy week dinners or lunches.

In today's video we're teaching you how to make a simple tofu and veggie stir-fry that is packed with flavor and is very healthy for you. If you don't have a wok you can absolutely do this in a pan or skillet.

I have to say that we have this dish at least once a week since I'm completely obsessed with my wok and with stir-fries. Feel free to serve this with other goodies too, like rice, quinoa, buckwheat or even noodles. They all go great with this dish!

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Quick Fix: Stuffed, Roasted Red Pepper

We're introducing you to our quick fix videos today! Quick fixes are precisely that, quick recipes that require no measuring, which are meant to serve as inspiration for making delicious meals without relying on a strict recipe. Learning how to cook by instinct is so important, and once you've practiced it a bit, you'll even find yourself improving recipes that do need to be measured. I love cooking this way, since it requires far less time due to the fact that there's no measuring and you can let your imagination run wild.

This dish in particular is so easy to make and it's absolutely beautiful! We fill it with any leftover whole grains you may have (I love quinoa or bulgur wheat), some pine nuts or any other nut, and some dried cranberries or raisins. We love adding toppings to it as well, such as marinara sauce or pesto.

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