The Flexitarian Feast

two home cooks trying to eat more plants

Join Eliz and Michelle for their biweekly podcast discussing delicious ways to
cut back on eating meat, and work more vegetables into your family’s meal plan

Slightly Fancier Than Everyday Feasts

Episode 9
February 12, 2020

Thanks so much for joining us!
Valentine's day is coming up, so in this episode we talk about meals that are a little bit fancier than your everyday meals, dishes that are great for sharing, simple drink ideas, and desserts!

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Special Recipes

  • Extra fluffy eggs for a crowd! Way easier and tastier than scrambling a ton of eggs for a group. Also, you can half it, use an 8x8 pan, and reheat leftovers in the oven in parchment!
    -preheat your oven to 350. Use a big 9x13 pan and put in 1/3 cup butter. Once your oven is heated up, put the pan with the butter in the oven to melt the butter.
    -Meanwhile, whisk up 16 eggs, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 2 1/2 cups half and half, and 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese which is optional. 
    -Once the butter is melted, take the hot pan out of the oven, swirl the butter around to make sure it’s covering the pan, and pour in the egg mixture.
    -Bake on the lowest rack of the oven uncovered for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and stir the eggs. They will be starting to cook just around the sides of the pan.
    -Return to the oven and cook an additional 15 to 20 minutes until the eggs are set. Be careful not to over cook them, they will keep cooking a bit after you take them out of the oven. 
    -Serve immediately!!
  • Brit's Fancy Party Crackers! Addictive little salty snacks that require no baking!
    -Whisk oil and spices: 1/2 cup veggie oil, 1/4 tsp lemon pepper, 1/4 tsp dill, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 packet hidden valley ranch packet
    - Let the oil/herb mixture sit for an hour then mix in 1 pack of 11 oz oyster crackers
    -Place around in small dishes for your guests!

Recent Feasts Segment

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Vegan Tips from a Special Guest

Episode 8
January 29, 2020

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In this episode we talked with Lindsay, a homeschooling vegan mom of three vegan kiddos! Find here at and on instagram!

Links we mentioned

  • Lindsay talked about Splendid Spoon, a smoothie and soup delivery service that she enjoys. Sign up here!

  • This is the best Yumm Sauce recipe I could find, but a listener tipped us off to these two cookbooks by the author of the old Peas and Thank you blog, Sarah Matheny!

Vegan/GF family friendly Portland spots

  • Gem Gluten Free Bakery on NE Broadway (best vegan quiche/tart and tons of tasty baked goods!).
  • Back to Eden on NE Alberta Street (completely vegan and gluten free bakery, with pizzas, pastries, and more!).
  • New Cascadia on SE Division Street (great bread!).
  • Din Tai Fung (delicious dumplings! This is a chain with locations in CA, WA, and OR).

Lindsay's recent date night faves

  • Bar Diane in NW Portland, great food and wine, with lots of gf options .
  • Scotch Lodge in SE Portland, fancy cocktails and tasty bites.


  • Don't forget to check out Lindsay's Disney highlights reel on instagram! if you have a trip coming up for vegan and gf tips!
  • Lindsay’s vegan butter and cheese recommendation: Miyokos! The double chive is her fave, and and the mozzarella is good for pizza or baked pasta. Hot tip: Target and Trader Joe's have the best prices!

Recent Feasts Segment

  • Michelle made: Best/Easiest Potatoes au Gratin! from food52
  • Eliz made: Simple back up dinner of roasted sweet potato, kale, and smoked paprika chickpeas!

We hope you will join us next time when we will be talking about Slightly Fancier than Everyday Meals!!!

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Soups and Stews

Episode 7
January 15, 2020

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In this episode we talk about soups and stews of all kinds!

But first, let's announce the giveaway winner!!!! The randomly chosen winner is Anna T! We will be sending you Six Seasons asap!

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We hope you will join us for our next episode, featuring a special guest!

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