My Food Bucket List

Hi peoples! I got an idea from a friend to post my food bucket list. Thanks friend!This is a list of the dishes that I’d like to make, whether they be from other blogs or whether I want to come up with the recipe myself. Cooking is a big part of my life, and I use it as a way to relax and as an outlet for creativity. I love to try out new recipes and to experiment with different ingredients. Two people that I draw inspiration from are Ella Mills, who runs deliciouslyella.com, and Angela Liddon, who runs ohsheglows.com. They both have amazing recipes, and so lots of the recipes on this list are from them:) The food that is from other blogs will have a link posted next to it, and if there’s no link then that means I’d like to come up with my own recipe. Who knows, maybe I’ll post some of these on my blog someday! Here’s my list;)

My Food Bucket List

Hope there’s a little inspiration for you;) Have a great weekend and see you Monday!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)

4 Ways to Use Chickpeas

Hello lovely people! Chickpeas are one of my favourite ingredients to use, simply because they’re so versatile and easy to work with. They are full of protein as well, which makes them a good meat substitute. I always like to stock up on cans of chickpeas whenever I’m at the grocery store, because I know that they’ll come in handy. I also have a lot of chickpea recipes on my blog, and today I thought I’d highlight some of those by showing you four different and delicious ways to use chickpeas. Here they are!!

1. Roast Them

Roasted chickpeas are so quick to make, yet they can be used in so many different ways. Because you can change up the spices that you roast them in, you can use chickpeas for tacos, salads, and bowls. They’re even great as a topping for soup, or eaten plain for a tasty snack. The following recipes use roasted chickpeas to spice things up;)

From left to right: Greek Pasta Salad, Asian Kale and Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing, Balsamic and Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad, Spicy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup.

 

2. Make Hummus

I loooove hummus!! It’s easy enough to make and packs a ton of flavour into wraps and bowls. Plus, hummus makes plain veggies and crackers a heck of lot more exciting. I have two hummus recipes currently on my blog, but definitely plan on expanding in the future.

From left to right: Creamy Mushroom and Hummus Pasta, Spiced Up Hummus.

3. Use Them In Curries and Stews

Like I mentioned before, chickpeas are full of protein and can be used as a meat substitute. This makes them a great addition to curries, soups, and stews. Chickpeas are super fresh tasting and amazing in these dishes.

From left to right: Vegetarian Sloppy Joes, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry.

 

4. Use Them in a Sandwich

I haven’t made a chickpea salad sandwich in a long time, but dang they’re good! Mix some mashed avocado with roasted chickpeas and green onion and you’ve got yourself a great lunch. I’m sure that their are plenty of other chickpea sandwich recipes out there, so I’ll have to post one in the future;)

 

Hopefully now you have some chickpea inspiration to liven up your recipes! Enjoy;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)

 

5 Quick and Healthy Lunch Ideas

Hello and Happy Saturday! I hope that your guys’ Valentine’s Day rocked;) The topic of today’s post is quick and healthy lunch ideas. I’ve done similar posts such as Healthy Lunches 101 and a variety of Freezable Recipes, but I thought that I’d share some recipes that can be made in about 10-15 minutes in the morning. There are a few ingredients in some of these lunches that should probably be prepared the night before, and for the most part they’re pretty simple. Here’s a list of things that I like to have on hand, so that making lunches in the morning is easier:

  • Roasted Chickpeas
  • Cooked Quinoa
  • Lots of Fruits and Veggies
  • Guac or pesto or tzatziki, some sort of condiment
  • Sprouted Grain Bread
  • Brown Rice Crackers

These are staples that you can find at any store. Roasting chickpeas and cooking quinoa doesn’t take very long, and if you do a big batch then you’re good for the week. Let’s get into these quick and healthy lunch ideas:))

Mediterranean Salad

Ingredients To Be Prepped Before Hand:

  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 tomato, cut into eighths
  • 1/4 of a cucumber, cut into half circles
  • 1 tbs avocado oil
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano

Directions:

  1. Put the quinoa, tomato, cucumber, and chickpeas into a container.
  2. In a separate, smaller container, mix together the oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano.
  3. Pack yourself some fruit, crackers, and a fork, and there’s your lunch.
  4. When it’s time to eat, pour the dressing into the salad and shake it up inside the container.

Avocado Salad Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a ripe avocado
  • 2 pieces of sprouted grain bread
  • Protein: 1 can of tuna, 1/2 cup chopped chicken breast, 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas, 2 chopped hard-boiled eggs, anything goes!!
  • 1 sprig green onion

Directions:

  1. Mash the avocado in a bowl.
  2. Cut up the green onions.
  3. Mix together your protein with the avocado and green onion.
  4. Put the mixture on two slices of bread and slice the sandwich in half.
  5. Pack a veggies and some greek yogurt along side your sandwich.
  6. Lunch is served!

15-Minute Fajitas

Ingredients To Be Prepped Before Hand:

  • 3/4 cup Cooked Quinoa

Other Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms*
  • 1 thinly sliced bell pepper*
  • 1 thinly sliced onion*
  • 1/2 tbs avocado oil
  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 cup water

*the thinner you slice your veggies, the faster they will cook.

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add in the vegetables and cook until slightly soft.
  2. Mix together the water and spices, and add the mixture to the pan. Let simmer until the water has evaporated and the veggies are soft.
  3. Put into a container on top of the quinoa, and add some guac or fresh tomatoes if you’d like. Pack some fruits and veggies and there you go.

Quinoa “Fried Rice”

Ingredients To Be Prepped Before Hand:1 cup cooked quinoa

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 spring of green onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

Directions:

  1. Heat the sesame oil in a pan. Add in the quinoa, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and sliced green onion.
  2. Cook until the mushrooms and tomatoes are soft. Then season wit soy sauce and ginger.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the pan and crack the egg into it. Scramble the egg and cook it through before incorporating it into the quinoa mixture.
  4. Place the fried quinoa into a container and chop up some cucumbers and apples for a side.

Lazy Wrap

Ingredients:1 whole wheat wrap or pita

  • Leftover protein- chicken breast, roasted chickpeas, or a chopped up Black Bean Quinoa Burger from the night before
  • 1/2 a Tomato, diced
  • Some lettuce
  • A sauce; guacamole, pesto,tzatziki, hummus, anything you like.

Directions:Put all of your ingredients into the wrap and wrap it up.

  1. Sound too easy? That’s because it’s called a Lazy Wrap.
  2. You’re done now.

There’s my recipes! These should keep you fed for the next little while. Have a great week everyone!!;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked❤️