A bacon-and-egg fried rice recipe that’s quick and easy for weeknight dinners

There’s nothing wrong with that, but, for me, it feels like a letdown. I prefer to anticipate dinner as a treat at the end of the day. I look forward to eating it with my husband as we catch up. And for that reason, I try to keep those bare-bones days to a minimum.

And it is why I’m always on the lookout for things like this Bacon and Egg Fried Rice that a colleague shared with me, saying, “I thought of you as soon as I saw this one.”

The recipe is from “The Dinner Plan” by Caroline Campion and Kathy Brennan (Abrams, 2017). The cookbook features 135 recipes designated as make-ahead, staggered, one-dish, extra-fast and pantry. This one hits all of those marks.

This recipe was like a little tap on the shoulder: Hey, remember me?

The dish takes liberties with familiar fried rice ingredients, but when I’m

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10 of Our Top Meatless High-Protein Recipes From April 2021


Protein is the word on everyone’s lips when it comes to vegan nutrition! It’s an important building block for the human body and everyone needs it. We are here to help you discover the power of plant-based protein through these simply amazing recipes!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! 

1. Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Source: Moroccan Chickpea Stew

For a quick and easy vegan dinner. If you are looking for a budget-friendly, healthy, and protein-packed meal, then you need to try this Moroccan Chickpea Stew by Hayley Canning.

2. Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

Source: Black Bean Brownies

These Black Bean Brownies by Julie Zimmer have a fudgy texture but are not overly gooey. They hold together nicely, they melt in your mouth and they are as decadent as a brownie should

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What is plant-based? What does vegan mean? Where does one start going plant-based and how? Sometimes changing to a plant-based diet seems impossible or too hard. Sometimes it seems like you need all these crazy, weird things to make it work.

Vegans avoid eating animal products and by-products. This includes meat, cheese, eggs, and fish. Vegans also avoid animal by-products in their lifestyle, as well, including leather, fur, silk, and wool. Plant-based has a bigger focus on diet. This means focusing your diet to include a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats. This also may include avoiding highly processed foods and oils.

If you’ve never thought of eating more whole foods, going plant-based or vegan, this is the meal plan for you. If you’re looking for a realistic way to follow this meal plan through the week to include leftovers, and you’re cooking for one, pick a

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It’s time for another round-up of One Green Planet Whole-Foods, Plant-Based (WFPB) meals for you to create and devour.  If you are not in the know, or you need a reminder, a person following a WFPB diet puts emphasis on whole foods, such as legumes, ancient grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds while eliminating refined sugar, processed oil, and white flour.

If processed foods are entered into the diet at all, it is usually only minimally processed foods with 5 or less ingredients.  That is to say, it doesn’t have to be an outright ban on processed foods if you are not ready.  The idea is to be a little more intentional about your food quality, to think about what you are putting into your body, and to have an awareness about where your food is coming from.

Check out these WFPB recipes for a little guidance and inspiration on

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