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post #141 of 154
I just had to post here about a wonderful eating experience I had that could have been disastrous with less planning. I went to an outdoor music festival this weekend, the kind where you camp at the festival and people alternate between playing music together and listening to concerts (24 hours a day, almost!!). There are about 8 food vendors there, but it is typical "festival food," meaning fried things and meat and ice cream, basically. Last year there was a stand that sold falafel, but that was the only good veg thing.

This year, mostly due to finances, my friends and I decided to bring a lot of food with us. We really thought about it and planned carefully, and I gotta tell you, we ate like kings!!! Here's what we brought -- we had no camp stove, so everything was in coolers or hanging up around our pop-up canopy in 90 degree weather.

-salad of chickpeas, jicama, and red pepper
-orzo salad with cherry tomatoes, vinaigrette, and herbs
-big lettuce salad with all kinds of stuff in it
-2 kinds of hummus
-peanut butter
-better than cream cheese
-bread
-wasa crackers
-zucchini bread
-frosted mini-wheats
-granola
-soy and almond milks
-blueberries, strawberries, grapes, nectarines, and apples
-chocolate chip cookies
-water and seltzer
-trail mix
-sliced cucumbers
-beer (well, come on, it IS a festival!)

It was wonderful to have cold wet veggies & fruit in that hot weather, and we really enjoyed sitting down to our little picnics throughout the day. I was so glad we'd done it that way!

Since getting home, I'm pooped and haven't cooked much. Last night we had steamed broccoli, YET ANOTHER SALAD, hummus & corn chips, and a bowl of nuts and dried fruit, with popsicles for dessert. I'm waiting for my friend to send me her orzo salad recipe. Wow, was that good!
post #142 of 154
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Sorry, i didn't see your location, I am so used to forum users being from the USA and I have noticed they use recipes with cup measurements in them alot!
Not a problem at all, no reason to apologize! I'm honestly myself feeling more American than German and when I have the choice I go by cups/oz rather than grams
We're stationed in Italy for the next few years as Hubby is in the Navy but then it goes back to the US.
post #143 of 154
Tonight we had homemade onion bread warm from the oven, pasta with fresh homemade tomato sauce, topped with fresh torn basil and grated cheese. Yum!
Haven't had pudding yet!
post #144 of 154
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Tonight we had homemade onion bread warm from the oven, pasta with fresh homemade tomato sauce, topped with fresh torn basil and grated cheese. Yum!
Haven't had pudding yet!
: Can I come over?
The onion bread sounds nice!!!

I made the Welsh griddle cakes this afternoon for the kids! Not sure if they're supposed to taste almost like cookies, but either way the kids loved them and so did DH and myself

We had Chickpea patties a la Vegan Dad with the sweet & sour cabbage, baked potatoes and mustard sauce (which I had to slightly alter by using regular yellow mustard as I ran out of Dijon, but it was still nice.)
post #145 of 154
Fried rice tonight w/ baked tofu and a medley of (frozen) veggies. Veggie spring rolls (frozen, storebought) on the side. Honeydew melon for dessert.

I had planned to stop by my neighborhood farmers market on the way home to get some veggies for the fried rice, but apparently it's on Thurs eve, not Tues. Sigh.
post #146 of 154
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Originally Posted by fiddledebi View Post
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It was wonderful to have cold wet veggies & fruit in that hot weather, and we really enjoyed sitting down to our little picnics throughout the day. I was so glad we'd done it that way!

I'm waiting for my friend to send me her orzo salad recipe. Wow, was that good!
It sounds like you guys had a great variety of great food! I sometimes love to 'only' have corn chips, dif. hummus dishes, raw veggies and cold salads instead of 'real cooked' food.

Hey, if your friend gives you the orzo recipe, please share!

Planned dinner for tonight: Spaghetti with beanballs (a la Vegan Dad), green salad. Nothing planned for dessert, probably just some fresh fruit.
post #147 of 154
tonight is probably going to be rice noodles with chopped "meat," mint, marinated cukes, etc. and likely a salad. i think i will end up using soy crumbles for the meat because even though i prefer to make my own seitan chopped meat, i'm feeling lazy today and also have a bunch of jam to make and veg to freeze. i think it will still be delish.
post #148 of 154
We are going to a 'summer concert in the park' tonight so we are packing a picinic. The boys will have pb&j cuz well, that is all they seem to eat anymore. Dh & I will have an asparagus, mushroom & sun dried tomato pasta salad I threw together. I may add a can of garbanzos even though DH doesn't really care for them too much. I guess he can just pick them out. I hope it is good, I have been really screwing up alot of meals lately. I will also take some watermelon & vegan chocolate banana pudding for desert.
post #149 of 154
I had an awesome, simple dinner tonight. I got the recipe from Vegan Express.

It is a warm potato salad with black beans, marinated artichoke hearts and red peppers. Basically you just microwave the potatoes while you prep the rest of the salad. You use the liquid from the jar of the marinated artichokes and lemon juice and that is it for the dressing. I used Yukon Gold potatoes and the recipe said to peel them after microwaving but I just left the peels on. I also did not have parsley so I just added some fresh chives to the salad.

It was so yummy! And it took me all of 15 minutes to make.
post #150 of 154
Tonight we had BLT's (Morningstar "bacon"), corn on the cob, and honeydew. Served with strawberry lemonade mixed with raspberry iced tea. A lovely summer dinner, which we ate outside.
post #151 of 154
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Originally Posted by Jadzia View Post
I had an awesome, simple dinner tonight. I got the recipe from Vegan Express.

It is a warm potato salad with black beans, marinated artichoke hearts and red peppers. Basically you just microwave the potatoes while you prep the rest of the salad. You use the liquid from the jar of the marinated artichokes and lemon juice and that is it for the dressing. I used Yukon Gold potatoes and the recipe said to peel them after microwaving but I just left the peels on. I also did not have parsley so I just added some fresh chives to the salad.

It was so yummy! And it took me all of 15 minutes to make.
Oooh, that sounds soooo good! I've been thumbing through that cookbook hunting for things to try...I might have to give this one a go tomorrow!

Tonight we had Chilequiles (from Tofu Cookery). So easy and so good! Banana splits with coconut milk ice cream for dessert.
post #152 of 154
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Originally Posted by Jadzia View Post
I had an awesome, simple dinner tonight. I got the recipe from Vegan Express.

It is a warm potato salad with black beans, marinated artichoke hearts and red peppers. Basically you just microwave the potatoes while you prep the rest of the salad. You use the liquid from the jar of the marinated artichokes and lemon juice and that is it for the dressing. I used Yukon Gold potatoes and the recipe said to peel them after microwaving but I just left the peels on. I also did not have parsley so I just added some fresh chives to the salad.

It was so yummy! And it took me all of 15 minutes to make.
: I have everything in the fridge that I'd need for this! I think I'll make this! Thanks for sharing!

We had Spaghettie 'pie' today from yesterday's leftovers, green/mixed salad. Fresh coconut for dessert.
post #153 of 154
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Originally Posted by caiesmommy View Post
Again I don't really follow a recipe LOL. I use to buy Pitaks curry paste but the way we go throw it it just seemed to expensive...so one day I winged it and dh thought it was pitaks so I never bought it again. Here we go this is a less spicy version then we eat...you can add/or subtract the spices

1 med onion chopped
1-4 cloves garlic chopped-depending on your taste..we use a 1/2 bulb
1 inch piece ginger peeled chopped
1-2 potatoes chopped(peeled if you like)
cauliflower(as much as you'd like)
cooked chickpeas-when we use canned it's about 1/2-3/4 can

1 can tomatoes or tomato juice
1/2 cup-full can of coconut milk depending on your tastes-can use almond or soy we just really like it w coconut
1/4-1/2 c cilantro+ some to garnish-we go heavy on cilantro
1-2 tsp tumeric
1-2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp corriander
cayenne to taste
splash of lemon juice(can omit, we rarely have lemons on hand and try not to use bottled lemon juice)

I pre-boil the potatoes/cauliflower so they cook quicker.

Saute onions, garlic, add cilanto and spices until you can really start smelling them. Then tomatoes, coconut milk and lemon. Give it a good stir and let simmer. Taste test it and add more spices if needed(we add A LOT of spice). Then stir in your veg and let simmer again. Serve over rice with more cilantro

This is the quicker way...the more authentic way would be to use veggie broth, tomatoes all the spices the uncooked potatoes and let it simmer on the stove all day long until it reduces some...I do that recipe in the winter when I don't mind having the stove on/want to make big batches to freeze..though it seems the more I make the more gets eaten at dinner, not to mention every time I make curry my uncle demands I inform him so he can pick some up on his way home from work the next day

thank you for sharing this recipe! I made it tonight and it was yummy! We also usually use pitaks, but most of the time i don't have it on hand. Thanks again!
post #154 of 154
Leftover food for us tonight.
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