What to Eat This Week: One-Bowl Dinners

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As a child, I was that ridiculously annoying picky eater who demanded all my food be served on separate plates. And if anyone dared to bring me a plate with a hint of dressing/gravy/spice on it, you better believe, a hunger-strike would commence. Thankfully, for me and everyone who’s ever had to cook for me, this behavior ceased around the age of 16 (embarrassingly late in life, I know) and I discovered the joy that is the one-bowl meal.

The one bowl-dinner is, simply put, a bunch of ingredients thrown in a bowl and mixed together. It’s delicious, efficient and — best of all — easy. And nothing says weeknight dinner like an easy recipe, am I right? Which is why, this week, we’ve got five protein packed one-bowl recipes you’re sure to love. And you’ll love the short and sweet one-bowl clean-up, too.

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly: Vegan Edition

Cheesecake at Vedge // Photo via Facebook

Cheesecake at Vedge // Photo via Facebook

*Welcome to our new occasional feature, The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly. We’re on a mission to find the most delicious, indulgent restaurant dishes for every kind of dieter—whether you’re gluten-free, vegan, raw and more. We’re all about occasional splurges, and that’s what this series is all about. We’ll talk to foodies to find out their favorite eats, but feel free to add yours in the comments. Bon appétit!

Once you find your favorite restaurant dish, you never, ever forget it. And upon discovering the amazing creation you’ve stumbled upon, you’re usually tempted to tell anyone and everyone who will listen, because they simply canNOT miss the trip to mouth-heaven that your new favorite dish provides. But aside from posting a “Man, the Curry Tofu Wrap at HipCityVeg is bangin’!’” Facebook status, there’s not a whole lot you can do to get the word out on your favorite Philly restaurant dishes. And this is where our new series, The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly, comes in.

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Apparently, Hipsters Are Very Healthy Eaters, According to This HuffPo List

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I didn’t know there was such a thing as “hipster foods,” but maybe I’m just not cool enough. On the latest list from Huffington Post, 22 foods are called out as “the most hipster foods on the planet,” said in typical mocking-with-eye-roll tone of voice that usually accompanies any list with the word hipster attached to it.

And while the Huffington Post admits the list is “all in good fun,” what I find funny/interesting/noteworthy is the fact that, according to this list, hipsters must be very healthy eaters. Go hipsters! Maybe we should all aim to be more like you.

Here’s a sampling of what HuffPo considers to be “hipster food,” and why we should maybe all just become hipsters already. (Note: By this metric, I’m guessing at least 90 percent of Be Well readers would be classified as hipsters.)

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What to Eat This Week: Grilling Edition

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Okay, okay, so we might be jumping the gun just a bit on this one — but given the fantastic weather Mother Nature has blessed us with this weekend, I think it’s safe to assume that the grills are comin’ out of storage. Grilling provides that oh-so amazing, charcoal-y flavor your little George Foreman simply can’t replicate, try it might. Plus, it’s the easiest way to cook anything and everything. Proof: The slideshow of super-simple and delicious recipes below. Happy grilling, friends!

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Pack the Perfect Picnic: 10 Insanely Delicious Recipes for a Weekend Picnic

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This weekend’s forecast calls for 70-degree weather and sunny skies, and you know what that means? It means the only season that matters has officially arrived: picnic-season. Eeeeeee! There is nothing I love more than soaking up some vitamin D with my dog lounging next to me, a Scrabble board in front of me and friends surrounding me. Oh! And I can’t forget the most important picnic essential: food. So. Much. Food. (Because a good Scrabble game requires ample amounts of brain-food. Duh.)

But making food for a picnic can be a tricky task: You want dishes that taste good cold, won’t get soggy, and are easily packed. This combo is pretty tough to find, which is why, come picnic-season, many folks resort to the most lack-luster meal of all time: a turkey sandwich on whole wheat.

To help you avoid this boring, brown-bag-lunch fate, we’ve rounded up a bunch of easy, healthy, picnic-friendly recipes for you to choose from. So pick a few, dust off that picnic blanket and enjoy!

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