Easy Guacamole

Hey there! I don’t know about you but I find guacamole super addictive! I love it in bowls, wraps salads, and with veggies or crackers. This guacamole is super easy to make; it requires no blender and simple ingredients. It also tastes delicious! I used it in the Burritos I made yesterday😍😍 Enjoy!

Easy Guacamole

Serves: 4

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 a tomato, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados and mash it in a bowl, until the consistency is to your liking.
  2. Add all of the other ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. Enjoy!

There you go! A super simple Sunday recipe that’s great for meal prep. Have a great week!

Your Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Stuffed Mushrooms

Hi guys! I’m back at school again, and back to making lunches. On my Instagram story you can see what I’m eating for lunch each day, which will hopefully give you some inspiration. I’d also like to do some more lunch recipes in the future;)

Today, however, I’d like to feature one of my favourite veggies: Mushrooms!! I love mushrooms so much- they have a great earthy and deep flavour that is rich and delicious. They’re great any way you prepare them; sautéed, roasted, fried, or even raw with some hummus! I have a tasty stuffed mushroom recipe for you guys that also packs in some protein because it uses soft tofu in the stuffing. If you’re new to using tofu or would like to learn more about it, I give sort of the run down on this soy protein in my previous post, Soy Marinated Tofu.

From the sautéed onion to the splash of balsamic vinegar and fresh thyme, everything about these mushrooms screams homey deliciousness! Hope you enjoy;)))

Stuffed Mushrooms

Serves: 3-4

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 of a large onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 12 medium sized white mushrooms
  • 1 tsp dried Thyme leaves (or 1/2 tsp ground thyme)
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 block (85g) soft tofu
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Wash the mushrooms and remove the stems by gently pulling them out. Set the mushroom caps aside and dice the stems.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the soft tofu until it resembles cottage cheese. Set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook until translucent, about 6 minutes. Add in the garlic and mushroom stems, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the balsamic vinegar and add in the thyme. Let the mixture cook for about 4 more minutes, until most of the liquid has cooked off.
  5. Add in the soft tofu and stir, combining all of the ingredients before letting them cook for an additional 4 minutes, then remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Place the hollow mushroom caps on a parchment lined baking sheet. Scoop about a teaspoon of filling into each.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!!

Have a great week everyone!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)

Roasted Tomato Soup

Hi there! Nothing hits the spot quite like a big bowl of soup. Ok I guess a scoop of peanut butter hits the spot too, but in the winter I could eat soup all day, and tomato soup is one of my favourites. This recipe uses roasted tomatoes, garlic and onions to pack in the flavour, and blending everything at the end creates a smooth texture that is to die for! There’s no broth in this soup either- just tomato upon tomato upon tomato, which is the way it should be. Hope you enjoy this delicious classic!😊😊

Roasted Tomato Soup

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sized tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 a white or yellow onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 cloves of garlic, left in the skins
  • 2 tbs + 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tbsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the halved tomatoes and wedges of onions on a parchment lined baking sheet and toss in 2 tbsp of olive oil. Place the garlic cloves on a small section of tin foil, toss in the tsp of olive oil and wrap up tightly, placing the package on the pan. Season the veggies with salt and pepper and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft and the onions are slightly charred.
  3. In a large pot, combine the roasted tomatoes, onions, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, and more salt and pepper. Wait until the tinfoil has cooled off before removing the garlic cloves from the packet and their skins to add them to the pot. Stir and bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for ten minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and scoop the contents of the pot into a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Hope that the last week leading up to Christmas is a great one! See you Friday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

French Onion Soup

Hello guys! I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love French onion soup! I used to order it at every restaurant and even got to try some in Paris;) It’s one of my favourite soups to eat in the winter since it’s so rich. Over the weekend I developed a delicious recipe for it that’s Vegan and uses healthy ingredients. It tastes AMAZING and is really easy to make. You just need to make sure that the onions get super caramelized to lend a good depth of flavour. Here’s the recipe!

French Onion Soup

Serves: 4

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the sliced onions and cook until soft, brown and caramelized. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  2. Once the onions are cooked, add in the water, garlic, thyme, rosemary and soy sauce. Cook together for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the vegetable broth into the pot, and season generously with salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Scoop into bowls and enjoy with sprouted grain bread for dipping!

I’m going to make this soup again when it starts to snow… it’s the perfect thing to curl up by the fire with! Have a great week everyone;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Basil Week: Kale and Arugula Pesto

Bad news!! MY BASIL PLANT IS DEAD! I went to check it this morning and it only had about 10 shrivelled leaves on it. All of my other herbs are growing like crazy, and I don’t think that it got enough sun. I salvaged as much as I can, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to make a full on basil pesto like I’d planned. So, I used some kale and arugula instead! The colour, texture and flavour of this pesto is still amazing though. I can’t wait to eat it on pasta, fish, veggies, and in wraps! I used sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts or almonds, because they’re cheaper and still have a really good taste. Other than that, the ingredients you’ll need are super simple; lemon, garlic, olive oil, kale, arugula, and of course, a little bit of basil. Here’s the recipe!

Kale and Arugula Pesto

Serves: 4 (this recipe makes about 1 cup of pesto)

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 3 cups kale and arugula mix, packed
  • 1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds, hulled
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 6 tbs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the basil, kale and arugula, lemon, garlic, and sunflower seeds until combined but chunky.
  2. With the blender on low speed, stream in the olive oil. Continue to blend until you’ve reached a fairly smooth texture.
  3. Enjoy with pasta, fish, veggies, salads and wraps!

And with that, Herb month has come to an end! I’ve enjoyed coming up with new recipes for all of the different herbs that I’ve grown, and love having my own little garden! Hopefully my other plants don’t die off😬😬. Thanks for reading my posts throughout the month;) I cant wait for summer- I have some awesome ideas! See you then☺️😊

PS. I’m planning to show you guys my July Bullet Journal today as well, so keep your eyes peeled!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))