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Getting Thick: Weekly Healthy Recipes Recap #12

THICK_ Weekly Healthy Recipes Recap 12

Today is the day! My third and final post for healthy recipes week*! As mentioned before, all my meals for the month will follow a Pescetarian (vegetarian and seafood) diet. This set of recipes come from the week of August 12th which were DELICIOUS DENNAMUG!!!!! *runs in circles*

Tofu Steaks with Onion Gravy, Brown Rice and Broccoli (Vegetarian..see note)

May we all stand and praise God for this meal because YASSSSSSSSSSSSS! I’m craving it at this very moment. I was draped up in WHY IS THIS SO DELICIOUS? And then dripped out in WHY DOESN’T MY COSTCO SELL BULK TOFU SO I CAN HAVE THIS EVERYDAY? I seriously ate this twice in one day and then got sad after the last serving. I WAS LEGITIMATELY SAD THAT IT WAS OVER!  I felt like Lisa Fischer when she sang “How can I! Ease the pain!” HOW! *Slides off chair and rolls around on the floor*

*Peels myself off the floor* I based this recipe on my mom’s liver and onion recipe from a couple weeks ago. JESUS BE ALL THE FENCES AND A FORK!

Note: According to Wikipedia, Worcestershire Sauce uses anchovies which technically makes this a pescetarian recipe.

Steamed Shrimp and Kale (Pescetarian)

via http://localsseafood.com/2010/11/beer-steamed-shrimp/ (I did not use this recipe)

I was supposed to cook this halibut recipe…until I stood in front of the seafood counter and learned how expensive halibut can be. NAWWWWWWWWWW! I immediately walked away and then realized I still need some seafood so I turned around and went back.

I planned to use the same recipe but didn’t know a good substitute at the time (cod) so I got shrimp. I ended up not using the ginger and mushrooms. Instead, I mixed the liquids, added a few cubes of veggie broth and made a faux brine. I let it sit for 2 days (because I got lazy and didn’t cook it sooner). The shrimp was delicious! I usually braise or sautee my kale, so steaming it is new to me. It was okay but I think I’ll stick to braising it.

Note: I steamed two servings and pan-seared the other two.

Black Bean and Corn Salad (Vegetarian)

via http://recipes.prevention.com/Recipe/black-bean-and-corn-salad.aspx

I was supposed to cook this Vegan Stuffed Red Peppers recipe from Vegan with a Vengence. Again, I got lazy and didn’t feel like doing all those steps after cooking my dry black beans. I happened to be on Pinterest when I saw this recipe. I already had almost everything on hand (plus a few extra ingredients). It was way better than I expected! I used half the amount of beans. I’ll definitely make it again.

Alternative: It also tastes good with salsa and tortilla chips in place of the dressing and lettuce. Have fun with the ingredients!

All of this week’s recipes will definitely be added to my “When in Doubt” list**!

*Last week got super busy and I completely forgot to post it. When I remembered, I was too exhausted. I’M SORRY!!!!

**My “When in Doubt” list is a list of recipes I choose from when I don’t have a taste for anything specific. Each recipe is one that I love regardless of cravings. 🙂

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