Category Archives: Meatless Monday

Samosa-Style Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes with Ginger-Scallion Yogurt

Samosa-Style Mashed Potato Cakes with Ginger Scallion Yogurt Sauce // If you're looking for leftover mashed potato recipes, this version with Indian spices is a great makeover that tastes like a crustless samosa!

Though my year-round Pad Thai addiction has gotten considerably better since the wellness project, the time that my internal takeout monster is most likely to rear its ugly head is right after Thanksgiving. For starters, I’m so over cooking. And after a few meals of exercising the microwave start button, I am subsequently so over turkey. And gravy. And American homesteading food in general. What I crave is the polar opposite. Exotic things like stir fried pork and green beans, sesame noodles, Vietnamese pho, or chicken tikka masala.

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Gluten-Free Stuffing with “Creamed Spinach” and Leeks (Vegan)

Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe with a Vegan "Creamed" Spinach and Leeks - a great vegan / vegetarian option for Thanksgiving!

Charlie and I have been in a holiday stalemate since we started dating. One that will for the first time be broken next week. This is the first year we’ll spend Thanksgiving together down at his family’s house in South Carolina. And it’s only the second time in history that I won’t be gathering around the Lapine family table. I’d say it’s a compromise, but Charlie has also made it clear that he will return this favor never. Charlie is as attached to his family traditions as I am mine, and sadly the jews in Connecticut may never be able to replicate some of these cultural differences. It’s true that our pre-dinner activities do not involve duck hunting. Our turkey usually isn’t shot on the property. And our family punch does not include sweet tea, though the main drink of … Continue reading

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Red Curry Sweet Potato-Cauliflower Soup + Eating My Birthday Feelings

Vegan Cauliflower Sweet Potato Soup with Red Curry | Healthy, Creamy, Easy | Feed Me Phoebe

This sweet potato cauliflower soup has been with me through a lot in the last few days. It filled my anxious, hopeful stomach on Monday night (covered with an H-shaped hemp seed logo) as Charlie and I made a plan to go to the polls together. It soothed the heartbreak and confusion I felt yesterday, when my nerves couldn’t handle anything more complex or indulgent in celebration of my birthday. And it’s what I ate for lunch this afternoon as I tried to puzzle through what role my voice plays in this national conversation, during my 31st year of life and beyond. It was the first birthday that I dreaded waking up. But as the day went on, I realized how fortunate I was. It was a dark day for everyone, even for those who were on the other side … Continue reading

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Massaged Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Crispy Scallions and Sweet Chili Dressing

This massaged kale salad recipe is tossed with roasted butternut squash, crispy scallions and a sweet chili dressing. The perfect fall side dish!

After the last week (er, month?) of Halloween candy, I’m guessing we could all use a marinated kale salad recipe right about now. I was the Demogorgon who stole Halloween this year, and am embarrassed to say that I didn’t even manage to secure the Pantone chips for a lame last minute 50 shades of grey costume. My Violette Beauregarde and Marsha Brady ideas will have to wait until next year (yes, I got the last one from Taylor Swift’s instagram…don’t judge me). I did, however, deeply enjoy being a voyeur, especially now that I actually live in a building big and bougie enough to support trick or treating. When Charlie and I moved into our new apartment in February, the doorman said his nickname for our residence was “kids and dogs.” And while most of the time that combination … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein with Shitakes and Bok Choy (Gluten-Free)

This vegetable chow mein recipe is made gluten-free by using spaghetti squash instead of noodles. It's also packed with bok choy and shitake mushrooms! A great easy weeknight meal | Feed Me Phoebe

It’s fairly well documented that I have a serious Thai takeout addiction. Back in the day though, it was far more common for the contents of my red and white to-go boxes to include mooshoo pork and vegetable chow mein. My love of noodles runs deep, and as a semi-hyperactive 11-year-old, that meant that I basically inhaled my chow mein in one continuous mouthful. You would think that the lack of chopstick finesse would slow me down. But it just meant I used them more as a shovel, making sure that the noodles remained in one tangled mop, and my mouth kept moving. That’s not an exaggeration. One time I actually ate my vegetable chow mein so fast that I got up from the table and proceeded to regurgitate the entire meal into the kitchen sink. If that sounds disgusting, don’t worry. … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Seven Layer Salad in a Jar

MIDDLE EASTERN SEVEN LAYER SALAD IN A JAR | a great make ahead lunchbox recipe. Simply arrange the lettuce, quinoa and herbs and let it sit overnight. | FEED ME PHOEBE

Last week ushered in the beginning of a new season. For many, it was lunchbox season. For others not living in the continued summer swamp of NYC, it might have been PSL season. Football fans welcomed dip season. And the especially food obsessed, welcomed the greatest season of all: fall cookbook season!! When I got home last Monday, after a week on Martha’s Vineyard, my doorstep was stacked with Amazon boxes. Charlie appeared horrified (the endless parade of random boxes addressed to Phoebe Lapine is on my list of “cohabitation quirks”). I, meanwhile, tried to suppress the same nerdy excitement that used to crop up every time I entered the school store to pick up my fall text books. This Middle Eastern Seven Layer Salad in a Jar came from one of the first new spines I cracked open: Kristin Donnelly’s Modern Potluck.

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Baked Mexican Eggplant Parmesan with Gluten-Free Tortilla Crust

MEXI EGGPLANT PARM | This baked gluten-free eggplant parmesan recipe uses Mexican flavors and a crunchy tortilla chip breading. It comes together on a sheet pan - so easy!  | FEED ME PHOEBE

When you begin cohabitating, it doesn’t take long for your little quirks to come to light. Which, is a polite way of saying: the things that annoy the shit out of your roommate. Mine involve never refilling our Soma water pitcher and saving lightly used tissues on various surfaces for “later.” Charlie’s include leaving his sock drawer perpetually ajar, and buying a new sack of granola, jar of special sauce, or bag of tortilla chips every time he goes shopping, even though there are several half-eaten versions of each already at home. Unlike my “half-used” tissues, however, which seem to only benefit my allergies and, potentially, the environment, Charlie’s quirky hoarding tendencies do occasionally benefit the greater apartment good. And this week they did so in the form of a sheet pan of Mexican gluten-free eggplant parmesan. If the tissues are … Continue reading

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Creamy Zucchini Soup with Scallions and Brazil Nut Chili Oil (Vegan)

Creamy Zucchini Soup Recipe with Avocado, Scallions, Basil and Brazil Nut Chili Oil | VEGAN | Feed Me Phoebe

It doesn’t escape me that every time I post something overtly meat-related, I immediately lose about 20 Instagram followers. Sadly, this is also what happens with every picture I post of Charlie. This makes both of us sad, but perhaps some people just aren’t into hunks of man meat either? Luckily, shellfish hasn’t been quite as offensive, but I’ve still taken your social media behavior as an implicit request to throw more veggie options into the mix. So in honor of Meatless Monday, and in the name of my post-road trip detox, I’m interrupting this month’s #summerseafoodchallenge programming to bring you a creamy vegan zucchini soup recipe.

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Acai Bowls with Coconut-Cashew Granola + More Brazilian Recipes to Get You Through the Summer Games

A Frozen Acai Bowl Recipe with Cashew-Coconut Granola | A Healthy Version of the Traditional Brazilian Smoothie Bowl! | Feed Me Phoebe

In keeping with the tradition of the last few weeks, I’m bringing you a quick Brazilian treat to light up your Fri-yay and get you excited for tonight’s Olympic kick-off. Somehow all the mayhem in the media around this summer’s games has only gotten me more excited to see what will go down in Rio tonight. Will the Russian athletes look like hallowed out versions of their former selves? Will the outdoor swimmers be able to do the breast stroke in hazmat suits? And will the country make up for its lack of expensive pyrotechnics (and half-built stadium?) by outfitting the entertainment in the region’s finest neon thong bikinis?

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