Archives for the ‘Lunch’ Category

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Updated 5-19-2013 Happy spring everyone! This month my daughter turns one, and so far there has been a whirlwind of potlucks, picnics and celebrations, beginning with Easter last weekend. I discovered the perfect barbecue dish for such occasions – pulled pork, slow-cooked in the crock pot. It just cooks all day long and literally falls apart […]

Dairy-Free Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

  Here’s a super easy recipe for a dairy-free quiche that is perfect for a holiday brunch. In fact, I was planning to take it to a pot-luck brunch this past Sunday but my teething 8-month-old kept me up all night and we didn’t make it to the brunch. The upside was that meant more […]

Roast Beef & Cabbage in Gluten-Free Teff Tortilla Wrap

  This is actually one of my husband’s creations. (I have been enjoying it up until cabbage went on the no-no list of foods to eat while breastfeeding!) A simple but tasty quick lunch recipe. Take a gluten-free teff tortilla and top it with some sliced roast beef and some grated goat cheddar. Place it under […]

Brown Rice Bowl With Black-eyed Peas & Ham

Happy new year 2012!  Hopefully you all enjoyed the holidays and all the delicious food that comes with it. Maybe you are wondering what to do with all your leftovers. Here’s a quick shot of what I had for lunch today, made from my leftover new years’ black-eyed peas and holiday ham.   Cooked brown […]

No-Mayo Egg Salad

Here’s another great comfort-food recipe that is super easy to prepare! It doesn’t use mayo, which is on the list of foods to avoid during pregnancy, though I generally don’t cook with mayo anyway. A little dijon mustard goes a long way! (Recipe is pictured above on gluten-free multi-grain toast from Mariposa Bakery in Oakland.) […]

Tempeh Salad With Miso-Dijon Dressing

  In my recent quest to increase my iron intake, I have been eating a lot more meat.  Now in addition, I am trying to increase my estrogen level, which my acupuncturist told me is a bit low.  The first food that comes to mind when it comes to plant estrogen is soy, which is very high in […]

Wild Salmon-Salad

  The great news I had this week is that I got my latest lab work back and my iron shot way up to mid range after only a month, the B-vitamins are perfect and the white blood count numbers are half-way to normal.  My accupuncturist said that she could tell that the jump in […]

Tuna & Heirloom Tomato-Basil Salad

  I saw this great recipe by Amanda Gold in the Chronicle on Sunday for an heirloom tomato and tuna salad, so I decided to make my own.  Ripe tomatoes are everywhere now (except in my backyard, thanks to late planting and colder and cloudier weather than usual for this time of year), and they are […]

Omega-3, Protein, Calcium, & Vitamin E-Rich Wild Salmon Salad

  I have a friend who says she never eats salads for lunch because she says they don’t fill her up.  She’s never had one of my salads.  For me, salads are the main course every day for lunch.  They are a full meal.  My latest craze is to make a salad with canned wild […]

Apple-Turnip Chicken Salad

  Last week I got these beautiful turnips at the farmers’ market.  I love a crisp, ripe white turnip and could just eat it raw – they are so sweet!  These were great because the greens were in good shape so I used them to make juice in the morning and then I tossed a […]