12 Dinner Recipes – 30 Min or Less

Well, my camera charger is still lost. D’oh! And it will have to stay lost for a little bit, because I am headed overseas again.

There have been many nights recently where I wanted something quick, either due to business, tiredness, or laziness. 😉 So, here’s a roundup post for you, giving you a few ideas of what to whip up next time you are in that position!

When all else fails: Cook up a quick-cooking grain like quinoa, open a can a beans, and toss together with lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper, garlic (quick if you have a garlic press), olive, artichokes, dried or fresh herbs, etc. Serve with a handful of green salad mix (no need to spend lots of time chopping, just open one of those plastic clamshell salad boxes and go with it), or steamed or sauteed veggies (my fave to whip up are brussel sprouts, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, etc)

Or, can’t ever go wrong with salad! I have lots and lots of salad recipes here


Other quick recipes include:

Black Bean & Quinoa Salad


Broccoli Leek Soup


White Beans with Artichokes


Thai Peanut Cabbage Wraps with Tofu and Veggies (just make this a salad to save time)


Fennel, Kale, and White Bean Pasta


Pineapple BBQ Seitan


Spiced Tempeh and Hummus Wraps


From elsewhere:

101 Cookbook’s 10 Min Asparagus and Brown Rice

Oh She Glow’s Black Bean Salad or Avocado Pasta

There’s also a whole slew of fantastic and quick recipes in Super Natural Every Day. How am I just now discovering this cookbook?! New favorite, for sure. 🙂

What do you like to cook when you want dinner, and fast?


Well, dear readers, I feel I owe an apology. Or at least an explanation. I do have lots more delicious recipes for you – I promise – just not now.

This time, what’s been keeping me so busy wasn’t international travel like my absences before, but a big move to a different state! And I’m sure you all are familiar with how moving means a million things that you didn’t think about but have to get done.

But now, all the Ikea furniture is built, all the boxes are unpacked, etc, etc, but I seem to have lost my camera’s battery charger! And what are recipes without pictures? 

So, just give me a little more time and you won’t be sorry. The other day I made a stuffed butternut squash with spiced wild rice, medjool dates, chickpeas, and cider vinegar and it was just fantastic. That recipe will be on its way soon!

I hope you all are doing well and I’m looking forward to getting back to blogging!