#013 Charred Onions, Kale & Wheat Berries

I am writing this post while eating the leftovers! One thing I knew I needed while transitioning from a carnivore to a plant-based diet is some savory and filling meals. Number 029 is the best one yet. I served with some roasted and seared Brussels sprouts just to further amp-up the umami and stave off…

#012 Grain Bowls for Breakfast

“Grain Bowls” are a relatively new food category that probably would not even exist without social media – but, they are just so darn photogenic! Bowls of every flavor appear regularly on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and food blogs (guilty). But before going on a whole-grain, plant-based diet I never gave them much thought. Just another…

#010 Plant-Based Stir Fry

Stir-fry is a convenient way to tear through a bunch of  vegetables on a weekday night. Ingredients are vast and varied and in my house stir-fry contents are dictated by what’s in the frig that night. This time it’s king trumpet mushrooms, baby bok choy, snow peas and bean sprouts. Preparation for any stir-fry is…

#007 Whole Wheat Pasta with Green Salad

Good quality 100% whole wheat pasta tossed with garlic, red pepper flakes, parsley. Simple, quick, and delicious. Beet greens and spinach on the side. Read your “whole wheat” pasta labels. Many advertised and labeled wheat pastas  are a combination of whole wheat and regular flour. Realize too that just because the whole wheat kernel was used to…

#006 Fresh Fruit

It is a Saturday morning so there is enough time to cut up some fresh fruit. Should last a few days and provide a good break from the avocado and tomato toast on the weekdays. No recipe needed here. Pineapple, melon, strawberry, blueberry…whatever you like. Just do not add sugar, agave syrup, whipped cream, etc. It…

#004 Heirloom Tomatoes on Whole Grain Toast

You just can’t beat avocado toast for breakfast but this is a close second. The tomato version uses the same general technique – toast a high-quality, truly whole-grain, thick slice of bread, drizzle olive oil, layer on a thick slice of heirloom tomatoes and then sprinkle some coarse sea salt on top. You could add some herbs but this…

#001 Avocado Toast

The breakfast that started it all. A classic of the plant-based diet repertoire. Fast, easy, and most definitely does not make you feel like punishment. Careful to select a true “whole grain” bread, slice it up thick and while toasting slice open a ripe avocado, cut into quarters, lengthwise and use a tablespoon to scoop the meat…