Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy One Year!

Happy One Year Blog-iversary to VegOutGirl!

I've had a great year capturing my recipes and travel and hope you all have been enjoying the updates!  More recipes to come in August...it's been a busy summer :)

xo, SD

Thursday, July 12, 2012

white bean, quinoa and tomato salad

After a fabulous vacation in Sonoma, California, A and I were in desperate need of a detox diet!  I had each of these ingredients already in my pantry or fridge so it was a quick meal to pull together after work.  Hope you try it out :)  

white bean, quinoa and tomato salad

2 cups quinoa, prepared
1 can of canellini beans, drained and rinsed (I made fresh beans)
4 small sweet campari tomatoes, quartered
2 petite cucumbers, sliced
1 avocado, diced
salt & pepper, to taste
splash of balsamic vinegar

Layer the ingredients and serve!

Serves 4 people

Monday, July 9, 2012

vitamix recipes: juices & smoothies

A few weeks ago, A and I purchased a Vitamix from Costco!  This thing is beyond amazing!  If you're in the market for a juicer, forget it and splurge on the Vitamix.  Every morning we start our day with delicious smoothies or juices.  The Vitamix came with their own recipe book but we've found it easiest to just throw in any fruits and/or veggies we have on hand.


Kale, cucumber, pineapple, greek yogurt
Grapefruit, carrot, ginger
Papaya, orange, banana
Cucumber, mint cooler
Celery, carrot, tomato - V8 Cocktail!
Pineapple, orange, ginger
Carrot, celery, orange, ginger
Kale, mango, strawberry, blueberry

I'm excited to try more of the Green Monster Smoothies, but I don't think A is as thrilled!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

tofu and califlower curry

tofu and cauliflower curry
inspired by Cooking Light

After holding onto a head of cauliflower for about a week, I finally decided to use it up by a recipe I found in the Cooking Light recipe.  I followed the recipe besides excluding a can of diced tomatoes, roasting the onions with the cauliflower instead of sauteing and serving the curry with brown rice instead of basmati rice.  Overall I enjoyed the dish and will definitely make it again!