Easy Breezy Meatless Recipes

Weekends are a great time for me to try out new recipes, put a twist on some old favorites, or make it up as I go along. This past weekend I was up at our mountain house in the Catskills and the weather was perfect for eating outdoors – every meal!  Such a pleasure and such a relaxing way to prepare food. These were two meatless dishes that I just loved. Hope you do too! 

Avocado and Poached Eggs, with Heirloom Tomatoes

This can be for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even a light supper – poached eggs are wonderful when the whites are perfectly cooked and the yolks are runny and golden yellow!

Serves  1

2                                  slices whole grain bread, toasted

½                                 avocado sliced

2                                  eggs

1tsp                           vinegar for poaching eggs

1                                 large heirloom tomato sliced

1                                 slice of lime, cut in half

Salt and pepper to taste

Butter or cream cheese for the toast

Hot sauce, optional

Vinegar for poaching eggs

Place a small sauté pan of water about (two inches) with a teaspoon of vinegar over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium and gently place eggs into the water and allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes depending on how you like your eggs. Toast bread and spread with butter or cream cheese. Assemble avocado and tomato slices, top with the poached eggs. Salt, pepper and hot sauce as desired. Enjoy!

KAMUT® Wheat Berry, Tangerine and Arugula Salad

Super easy and really deliciously fresh and tangy! Great for light lunch or to accompany grilled fish or chicken.

Makes 2 servings

1 cup                           cooked Kamut® wheat berries

½                                  lemon

1 bunch                      arugula (2 loosely packed cups)

2                                  tangerines (medium, peeled, sliced cross-wise & segments separated)

1 Tbs                           extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbs                           rice wine vinegar

½ cup                          walnuts (shelled, walnuts, roughly chopped)

½ cup                          pecorino Romano cheese (ribbons, optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

In a serving bowl combine Kamut® berries, arugula, tangerine pieces, walnuts and olive oil. Mix well and squeeze with lemon juice and drizzle with rice wine vinegar. Top with Pecorino Romano ribbons, before serving. Keeps in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for several days.

Sue Taggart

As a child growing up in Kent “The Garden of England”, I thought that every family grew their own vegetables. I would help my grandfather in the garden and loved pulling potatoes and carrots out of the soil. These early experiences have given me a great appreciation for where our food comes from and a discerning palette for fresh, seasonal produce. As an avid reader, writing and storytelling is a passion that has only deepened over the years together with a growing concern for the health of our oceans and planet. We are facing serious issues with climate change and the clock is ticking…so it’s up to all of us to nurture and protect our home planet.