Quick and Easy Recipes

This is a collection of Quick and Easy vegetarian recipes you'll be able to pull off in a cinch! From 10-Minute Ramen or a quick Broccoli Orecchiette, to an easy Sheet-Pan Gnocchi Bake, these are the recipes you can have on the table to feed your family in no time at all.

warm oatmeal with pear, ginger, and cardamom

Over the years I’ve transitioned from a first-thing-in-the-morning breakfast eater to a some-time-before lunch breakfast eater. And by ‘lunch’ I mean the hour that I step away from my desk to get a bit of exercise. Because I pack my breakfast with me to work, I’m still relying mostly on smoothies, which I pack in… 

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pumpkin and black bean quesadillas

Um, hello second to last day of October. It’s Halloween tomorrow, have you got your costume sorted? My costume, though alive and well in my brain, has not yet materialized in real life. I have watched an awful lot of youtube tutorials on how to make certain parts of it, and luckily tomorrow is a… 

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baked eggs with spinach and ricotta

Our clocks changed yesterday. I kind of forgot it would be happening, and of course the clock I keep by my bed is actually my phone, and that changes automatically. So I thought I was getting out of bed pretty early yesterday morning, and it wasn’t until I was going to make my second cup… 

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orange-carrot-miso-ginger sunshine sauce with steamed edamame and veg

Lately I’ve been feeling like I need a big old dose of sunshine. Living where we do, that ain’t going to happen for many (oh man, so many) months now, so I’ve got a 3-part plan in place. 1) Get back on the vitamin D, 2) work on a winter getaway, and 3) fill my… 

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pear, walnut, and blue cheese pita pizzas

You know when you walk in the door tired and cranky and want something good for dinner, like, right now? In those situations my MO is to melt cheese on something and call it a meal. Got crackers? I’ll melt cheese on those. A stale tortilla? Get some cheese and garlic salt on that bad… 

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baked sriracha tempeh bowls

This Saturday will mark 11 years since I went on my first date with the cute triathlete guy who swam in the fast lane. It’s an anniversary that will go by without much fuss since we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary last month, but still one that deserves a little attention. After all, 11 is… 

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toast for dinner – spiced saucy corn on toast

The last week has been a late golden surge of summer. After a fairly chilly late August, the little burst of warmth and sun was so welcome, fleeting and fickle though it may be. I always find this time of year a bit melancholy, and it seems this year more than ever. Everything is dying,… 

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turmeric tofu scramble, 2 ways

I’m always on the hunt for recipes that serve double duty. You know, the kind of thing that you can make for dinner but also makes great leftovers for packed lunches. Something that’s equally good hot off the grill, or eaten at room temperature the next day. Something that’s fast, easy, soul-satisfying, AND jammed full… 

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glorious garden gazpacho

Is summer still summery where you are? If so, lucky you. The seasons always change so quickly here, and it catches me off guard every time. Although summer still technically has another month to go, there is a bit of a nip in the air already. The good news, though, is that the summer was… 

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vegan BLAT

I get a lot of questions about my vegetarianism from people that can’t seem to wrap their heads around it. “But isn’t it hard?”  “Don’t you miss meat?” “Not even bacon?” The answers are no, no, and no. There are many different reasons for vegetarianism, personal, political, ethical, religious, ecological, and so on. Mine is… 

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mediterranean chickpea salad

For many years I thought that I didn’t like Greek salad. Too salty! Too oniony! Too briny! Swimming in dressing! Fortunately I came to the realization that I’d been eating crappy Greek salads and totally changed my tune. Over the course of my MSc program in nutrition, my cohort of international nutritionists hosted many potluck… 

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toast for dinner – herbed ricotta, 4 ways

I’ve been a student for 9 of the last 10 years, and have worked full time for all but two of those years. I turned in and defended my thesis last month, and Friday was my last day at the office for four whole weeks. Paul was away over the weekend, racing (and winning!) a… 

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breakfast salad {with maple coconut bacon}

You know what I was thinking the other day? We make green smoothies all the dang time, but why aren’t we eating breakfast salads? I mean, breakfast salad! Toss up some greens and some fruit and some veg if you please, and you’ve basically got a deconstructed green smoothie. I pretty much thought I had come… 

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toast for dinner – smashy smashy

Lately I’ve been making lists of various things I could put on toast and reasonably call dinner. This is what one does when one is one-week from thesis deadline, right? Make lists of terribly important things. Much more important than working on one’s thesis, right? So we’re in a toast-for-dinner situation, and I thought I’d share… 

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bodacious burger bowl

I’m quite fond of a good salad meal. The kind of meal where the salad is the star of of the show, not a sad little side vying for attention. You know what I’m talking about – it usually comes in a bowl the size of your head, and is filled to the brim with all kinds… 

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grapefruit and avocado salad

Sometimes simple is best. This is a lesson I learn over and over, both in life and in the kitchen. There were so many good reminders that simple = good on our recent weekend in Rome; if you put a just a few good-quality ingredients together, magic happens. A few weeks back when I posted this grapefruit… 

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miso veggie soup in a jar

I spend a chunk of my Sunday planning and packing breakfasts and lunches for the week. It isn’t a chore I enjoy, but it’s never a chore I regret having done. When I’m done, our fridge and freezer is filled with convenience food, my way – meals that are ready to grab and throw into… 

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grapefruit and fennel salad

I have this notebook. It’s old and ratty, butter stained, and filled with the years of this blog. The things I’ve made, the things I want to make, recipes, notes, and post ideas. Sometimes, more often than I’d like, the season gets past me before I manage to post a recipe. My grandmother’s applesauce cake,… 

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five minute feel better coconut curry soup

I recently read this article about why being busy isn’t respectable anymore, and it made me think a lot about what I’ve got going on right now. I’ll be defending my thesis in 134 128 127 125 days. That’s 134 128 127 125 more days of a full time MSc thesis plus a full time job, which is, depending on when… 

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lemony roasted cauliflower

Does anyone else feel like time has been speeding up lately? The weeks seem to be whipping by at breakneck speed. We’re now well into the Circle of Darkness – the period from mid-November till mid-January – where things are dark all the time here. All. The. Dang. Time. Perhaps one explanation for my sped… 

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Guest Post: {Stovetop} Mexican Black Bean Quinoa Skillet

Hello all you readers of the Muffin Myth! I’m Erika from The Pancake Princess and I could not be more pleased to have the opportunity to guest post on Katie’s lovely blog. I’ve been enamored of her real food-focused blog ever since discovering date paste in her amazing no-sugar banana branners and I’m completely hooked… 

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Honey Dijon Broccoli Salad

I just finished an exercise, in the name of science, where I was required to weigh everything I ate or drank (except for water) for three days. Let me tell you, this is an experience I do not care to repeat. Not only is it incredibly annoying to have to lug a digital scale everywhere… 

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cauliflower pea soup with mint and lemon

I’ve mentioned before that we always make soup for our Sunday supper, and as such last Sunday saw me flipping through a newly acquired cookbook looking for inspiration. I bought the cookbook, Anna’s Mat, after a conversation with my Swedish teacher, who frankly scares the crap out of me, and is also probably the most… 

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tomato spinach lentil soup

On Friday evening last week a man came into my apartment with a fancy bottle of wine. He told me it was for my birthday, which was strange because my birthday is actually not until Saturday – as in three days from now. This man took me for a walk down the street to pick… 

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