Every week, I say to myself that I'm going to plan my lunches. I'm going to make a batch of something delicious that sits well in the refrigerator, that isn't a plain ol' salad. Every week, I fail to do this. I don't know why. The extra work on Sunday pays off for extra lunch break time! This Sunday, I committed to making something tasty that will last a few days to make my midday break a breeze.
When Matthew is on tour, I typically go vegetarian. I was actually a vegetarian as a teenager for nearly 6 years until we got together. As a steadfast carnivore, it didn't take long for him to pull me to the dark side, but alas, vegetarian recipes call my name 9 times out of 10.
We have a fantastic cookbook library at home, however, I find that the best vegetarian recipes come from amazing bloggers on the world wide web. Of course it's pretty easy to come up with dishes of veggies and greens, but I'm not at a point where I feel very inventive with healthy dishes, especially when it comes to lunch. My absolute favorite go-to when I'm hankering for a bright and fresh vegetarian dish is Cookie + Kate. If you haven't checked out her blog before, you're missing out!
The Peanut-Sesame Slaw with Soba Noodles called for brussels sprouts, however, I didn't find any at the market that looked good, so I went with shredded broccoli. Also, in the essence of time and a lazy Sunday, I went with pre-shredded organic slaw veggies to cut out some time.
One of our favorite things to collect while on tour is kitchen goods. When Matthew was on tour in Cleveland, Ohio recently, he visited one of our favorite restaurants The Greenhouse Tavern and picked up some of Chef Jonathan Sawyer's fantastic handcrafted vinegars from Tavern Vinegar Co. I highly recommend these vinegars! Tasty enough to taste from a spoon... that's my kind of vinegar. Definitely took this slaw up a notch.
Pretty excited for lunch this week! Now... to keep up with this every week.
Meanwhile, Matthew played Download Festival today and they had fireworks on stage... fireworks! You can check it out on his instagram.