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Greek Style Eggs

“Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic- and pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal.” -Ingrid Newkirk

Ingredients

  • 2-3 eggs
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 baby portobello mushrooms
  • handful of spinach
  • 1 tablespoon diced onions
  • coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • optional: hot sauce

First, sauté the spinach, onions, garlic, and mushrooms in coconut oil until the spinach is wilted.  Put the cooked veggies on the plates for serving.  Then, fry the eggs to your preference.  Serve the eggs on top of the vegetables, sprinkle some feta cheese, and I top it all off with hot sauce because I cannot eat eggs without some hot sauce!

Greek Style Eggs

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Vegetarian Pizzas

Deep inside, everyone’s a vegetarian.  I just eat a few less animals than most.  Once you come to terms why you don’t eat dogs, cats, monkeys, and dolphins, you’ll begin to understand why I don’t eat cows, pigs, chickens, and lambs.” -Edward Sanchez

I’ve found making pizzas as a quick meal that also includes some leftovers.  The toppings are limitless and I usually just choose random vegetables I have purchased for other meals.  Before becoming a vegetarian meat was my go-to topping on pizzas.  I’ve found with trying different vegetables on my pizzas they are full of flavor and more satisfying than my former “meat lover” preferences.

For pizza crusts I advise AGAINST Kroger brand, it tasted like cardboard.  Mama Mary’s brand (I’ve bought at Walmart) is made with whole wheat and is a thin and crispy style crust.  I spread olive oil on the bottom of the crust to make it crispy.  Before I spread the pizza sauce I like to spread minced garlic and pesto on the crust to add flavor. For pizza sauces I tend to prefer a white sauce such as alfredo or ranch dressing.  Sometimes I mix half white sauce and half spaghetti sauce.  For cheese I usually buy some pre-mixed mozzarella, Asiago, provolone, and romano cheeses.  I also like to sprinkle feta after I have put the other toppings on the pizza.  If you broil the oven it browns the cheese on top too.

My favorite pizza toppings:

  • spinach 
  • zucchini
  • banana peppers
  • tomato slices or halves of cherry tomatoes
  • onion slices
  • marinated artichoke hearts
  • mushrooms
  • sun dried tomatoes
  • kale
  • pesto
  • chili pepper flakes
  • garlic cloves

These are some pictures from my two most recent pizzas.

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Vegetarian Pizza Ingredients

Veggie Lovers Pizza

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Green Goodness Grilled Cheese

“I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man” Mohandas Gandhi

This recipe is a grown-up twist on a grilled cheese sandwich.

Ingredients

  • bread
  • mayo or butter
  • pesto
  • 2-3 slices of mozzarella
  • chevre goat cheese
  • spinach
  • 1/2 avocado

Spread pesto on one piece of bread.  Then layer the sandwich with mozzarella, spinach, goat cheese, avocado, mozzarella, and slice of bread.  Use either butter or mayo on the side of the bread that will touch the skillet.  Cook each side of the sandwich for about 3-4 minutes on each side.  I think this sandwich would also work well with a panini type of toaster, but I haven’t made it that way yet.  I tested this out on my mom this weekend when she visited me and she approved!

grilled cheese with pesto, mozz, goat cheese, avocado, & spinach

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Messina Salad

Each year, an estimated 125,000 square miles of rainforest are permanently destroyed, bringing about the extinction of approximately 1,000 plant and animal species.

So I got the idea, and the name, of this salad from Biaggi’s restaurant.  They are an Italian restaurant chain. It is a light, refreshing salad.  Plus, the olive oil helps you take in more of the spinach’s carotenoids, antioxidants that boost eye and skin health. Just mix the following ingredients to make the salad and salad dressing.

  • Spinach
  • Capers
  • Kalamata olives (I prefer sliced)
  • Feta cheese (omit and it is vegan!)
  • Cucumber slices
  • Sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Chia seeds
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Pepper

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