My hubby is a South African, and eating meat is in their culture. I am a vegetarian and have been one since the age of 5. We have a baby girl. Her grandparents from both sides eat meat.

Do we give her meat? Are we going to bring her up as a vegetarian?

We learn daily new things about benefits of a vegan lifestyle and I’d love to share them with you.

By the way, hubby turned vegetarian recently.

I’m going to share the tastiest and healthiest vegetarian recipes with you here. Hope you like them as much as we do.

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Quick Romantic Vegetarian Meal for Dinner For Two

I enjoy cooking and experimenting with new meals, but I do have a list of dishes that I can eat day and night and never get tired of them. I’m also a vegetarian that makes me want to look for new tasty ways to serve my favorite veggies, cheese and bread. For more vegetarian dinner ideas check this post.

My love and I, being new parents, don’t get much time to go out and get into romantic surroundings, so we try to bring Romance home as much as we can. I try new HEALTHY recipes (we don’t want to let ourselves go), but occasionally let us have some cheat days as well.

When my love got me a fondue set earlier this year I thought I must try and make us a simple romantic dinner but I haven’t gotten to it until last week. We had a special date and I figured it was a good occasion to try and make a nice cheesy bready dinner for us, with some veggies on the side.

I started going through recipes and they all included Gruyère cheese which I couldn’t find, so I substituted it for white Cheddar cheese. Some say because it’s a type of a Swiss cheese, you should rather go for that one.

The Quick and Easy Fondue Recipe for two:

 Ingredients:

french bread

Time:

Prep: 5 min;

Cook: 10 min;

Serve in: 15 min;

Directions:

In a pot over medium heat, melt butter, sauté garlic for a few minutes and then add flour; stir it well so it’s nice and smooth. Add Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Gradually add wine an keep stirring until our concoction starts boiling. Reduce heat to low and add cheese. Let it melt. Add a dash of lemon juice.

Transfer to your fondue pot over low heat.

We ate it with cubed French bread, cauliflower, broccoli and celery (well, I ate it with celery and it was yummy…for me)

Quick Romantic Meal For Dinner For Two

Hope you enjoyed this idea of a Quick Romantic Meal for Dinner For Two. Let me know if you try to make it and share your dinner pictures and thoughts with me 🙂

 

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Healthy Breakfast Shake

I think people are divided into two groups – those that love having breakfast, and those who hate them (breakfasts, not the first group of people).

I belong to the first group. I can’t imagine starting the day on an empty stomach. It makes me grumpy and miserable, that’s why even in my acting days when there wasn’t much time in the morning, I’d make sure that I’d have a healthy breakfast on set or take something with me.

This recipe has been my go-to breakfast when I didn’t have much time or if I wanted to me extra healthy and lose some weight.

Have you noticed why all those weight loss programs would work at first but as soon as you get off them you pick up everything that you lost, if not more? I think one of the reasons is portion control and the smoothies that they make you drink.

Food that’s blended is much easier digested and you feel full for longer.

This recipe that I’m going to share with you has almond milk, but you can replace with regular milk, kefir, rice milk or soy milk.

I don’t like regular milk because to me it tastes too sweet and I don’t believe in drinking someone else’s milk unless you are that someone’s baby, but to each their own.

Let’s get to the recipe.

Healthy Breakfast Shake

Time:

2 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup almond milk

1/3 cup oats

1 banana

Directions:

  • Throw oats into your blender;
  • Add a banana;
  • Cover with milk;
  • Blend on high for a minute until smooth;
  • Enjoy.

I usually make myself this healthy shake a few times a week.

If you have some stomach problems and think that raw oats won’t be too good for you, try boiling them first. I tried this recipe with cooked oats and it’s as good.

Hope you liked the recipe!

Tell me what you think of it in the comment bellow.

Do you want more of healthy and tasty recipes?

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Healthy Creamy Broccoli Soup

Do you like vegetarian soups? They are so good for you and pretty easy to make.

When I was growing up I never liked eating soups because of the pieces of meat parking on the side of my bowl.

Not until I started experimenting with recipes and switching to all vegetarian diet, did I start to appreciate the taste and the benefits of soups.

At first I started making my mom’s soups recipes vegetarian replacing the meat and the meat stock with vegetable stock. Then I tried pureed soups like this one and now I have a huge list of meat-free recipes.

I love this Broccoli Soup recipe because it’s very quick and filled with nutrients. It’s also full of flavor, so I’m sure you will add this soup into your top favorite recipes as well.

You can make a super healthy weight loss type or a bit more fatty but more flavorsome one. It’s up to you to decide.

So here is the less healthy but more tasty recipe.

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Ingredients

1 Tbsp Butter

1 Head of Broccoli

2 Cups of Vegetable Stock

1/2 of Medium Onion

3 Cloves of garlic

1/2 a Cup of Cream

Directions

  1. Saute chopped onion in butter in a deep pan until caramelized on medium heat.
  2. Add chopped garlic to the onion. Stir it for a minute.
  3. Through in broccoli cut in florets and saute it for a minute.
  4. Pour in the vegetable stock and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Take it off the heat and blend it until smooth.
  6. Pour it back into the pan, add cream and stir it for a minute.
  7. Take it off the heat.
  8. Enjoy

This recipe requires minimum ingredients and time.

You can add some croutons for some extra flavor.

Hope you like it! Let me know what you think of this recipe.

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Vegetable Fritters

I don’t know if you can relate, but I have my favorite set of meals and I normally eat them day after day.

At times, though, I get tired of buckwheat and green salad and want to experiment and try new dishes. Thankfully, vegetarian diet is filled with the options! Anything from super healthy to not so healthy for a cheat day, of course 🙂

Today I’ll show you a super easy and quick recipe for vegetable fritters.

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Cauliflower Soup Puree

Soups have always been that type of food that fills you up quickly and doesn’t contain too many calories. I thought that would be a good practice to include soups in my daily meal plan. I would say Borscht soup will always remain my favorite soup, but recently got hooked on pureed soups which are very tasty as well.

I want to share a recipe for a Cauliflower Soup Puree which is among the easiest and quickest to make.

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An Easy Snack

What can be better than having strawberries for a quick and healthy evening snack? They are

  • a great source of vitamin C;
  • wrinkle-fighters;
  • boost your immunity;
  • help fight cancer;
  • great for your eyes;
  • fight bad cholesterol;
  • regulate blood pressure;
  • reduce inflammation of the joints;
  • boost fiber;
  • help maintaining healthy weight.

Next time when you have some munchies, reach for a handful of strawberries instead of a bag of chips!