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post #21 of 88

Park day! White beans and kale.

 

post #22 of 88

Tonight is cashew pasta with broccoli.  I also made an almond-apple crisp for dessert.  I'm not sure about the rest of the week.  I think I have lentil soup, bean tostados and french toast on the list.  

 

I wish spring was here.  The snow was almost gone, then it came back a couple of days ago, disappeared again today but tonight and tomorrow they're calling for more snow, ice pellets and freezing rain.  Sigh.....

post #23 of 88

We are leaving for a 10 vacation on Easter night so I am trying to use up leftovers along with plan Easter dinner. Whatever is left I will send home with my brother-in- law although he is definitely not veg. 

 

So tonight is veg/tofu stir fry with brown rice (yawn!), Friday will be cauliflower soup with fresh bread and salad and Saturday will be Coconut curry lentils. 

 

 

post #24 of 88

The last 2 nights were Wild Chick Soup, made with chickpeas and wild rice (it was a big hit), Pumpkin Seed-Coated Lentil Patties with Ginger Dipping Sauce, Potato Squashers and Salad.

post #25 of 88

Last night was sweet potato, apple and almond quinoa

Tonight is Indian cauliflower and potatoes over basmati rice

Tomorrow will probably be fried zucchini, wild rice and some type of bean dish with salad

Easter will be baked sweet potatoes, savory buck wheat, steamed broccoli and deviled eggs (which I don't think I've had in years and have never even made!) 

post #26 of 88

Tonight is Chipotle Veggie-Bean Burritos. eat.gif

post #27 of 88

Last night we had Quorn tenders in green mole, brown rice, refried beans, and pan roasted corn and zuchini. It was so good and so easy! I love dinners like that. The boys still managed to complain but whatever...

post #28 of 88

It's been a while since I remembered to subscribe to this thread. I'm in a rut and need ideas!

 

Last night was cumin lime tofu, artichokes from the garden, sweet potato. Monday was lentil soup with dumplings. 

 

Cindy

post #29 of 88

LAst night was Italian tempeh, herbed orzo, and lemony broiled green beans.

 

Still need to plan out the rest of the week but I know we are going to try the Lime Cumin tofu at some point, probably with the coconut lime rice. I've seen it posted here serveral times and I just got EDBV from the library. Any other must try recipes from there?

post #30 of 88

I decided to make the baja style tempeh tacos tonight that I saw mentioned earlier in the thread. 

 

Cindy 

post #31 of 88

Tonight we're having Honey Baked Lentils over Quinoa.

post #32 of 88

So I wasn't thrilled w/the baja tempeh tacos. The tempeh had an after taste that I really didn't like. The lime crema isn't what I had in mind either. It was good, but I wouldn't make it again. Now I really want to find a veggie fish taco recipe. I think I'm craving the sauce.

 

I made these muffins today. They turned out AWESOME and have 9 grams of protein each!

http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/10/protein-power-muffins.html

 

Dinner tonight will probably a cheeseless roasted veg pizza from Amy's along with green beans or salad. I'll be out for a bit tonight and DH can manage to heat that up. LOL. Those pizzas are one of our fave, no-cook, standbys. And actually they just got them back at Trader Joe's for half the price! They say trader joe's brand but they are EXACTLY the same. TJs got rid of them last year and I was super happy to find they brought them back.

 

Cindy

post #33 of 88

I always add a little agave nectar to the marinade on those - it makes a big difference. About 2 tablespoons or so. I also use a whole bottle of beer and toss a bunch of veggies into the bag too.

post #34 of 88
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LAst night was Italian tempeh, herbed orzo, and lemony broiled green beans.

 

Still need to plan out the rest of the week but I know we are going to try the Lime Cumin tofu at some point, probably with the coconut lime rice. I've seen it posted here serveral times and I just got EDBV from the library. Any other must try recipes from there?

The Chocolate Pumpkin Pie with Celestial Cram is amazing! For sides, I love Autumn Puree and Potato Squashers. One Wild Chick Soup was a really big hit with my DH and DS. I also like Quinoa Chickpea Confetti Casserole with Balsamic Maple Sauce. The Orange Sesame Tofu is good. When I had it with the Coconut Lime Basmati Rice, I didn't use fresh lime. I used the lime juice from the little plastic containers. Maybe that's what ruined the dish for DH and me. I may be willing to try it again with fresh lime juice, though.

 

Enjoy EDBV. I love Dreena's recipes! 
 

 

post #35 of 88

Thanks for the tip Catnip! I added some agave to the lime crema to balance what I thought was too much lime and too much salt. 

 

PS: The pizza from trader joes is no longer just like the Amy's one. Bummer. Not horrible but I think I'll stick to the real Amy's brand.

 

Cindy

post #36 of 88
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I've never found the love for tempeh, at least not when I try and cook/prepare it at home. There is a local vegan restaurant that makes a tempeh bacon BLT sandwich that is amazing. But I've never figured out how to replicate it.

 

 




That wouldn't happen ro be Sebastopol would it? I used to live in Petaluma. That was where I fell in love with Tempeh. I love their vegan mayo, too.


Actually it's a place called Lovin' Hut.  It's a vegan chain restaurant if you can believe it, although I'm not sure how many stores they have or where except this area.  

 

post #37 of 88
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I like the Amy's pizza's!   Too about it's not the same at TJs, but did you all know that TJs is now carrying a dairy-and-soy-free ice cream made with coconut milk!!!!  Love it!  And it's way cheaper than the coconut milk icecreams you can get at WF.  Of course I'm trying to reduce the sugar in my diet right now, so that isn't helping.

 

Sorry I was MIA for so long, a two week vacation and then recovering from jet-lag. Phew.  I'm trying to get back in the cooking saddle. . .and I'm really trying to make our diet even healthier than it already was. I'd like to cut out all the white flour and sugar, ideally even go GF.  But sometimes I wonder what that leaves if we're already vegan. I mean i know it leaves plenty, but sometimes it sounds boring ya know.

 

Anyway, this week was:

 

--chickpea salad over greens

--boring pasta cuz DH worked late

--sauteed chard, onions and zuchini with a tahini sauce over quinoa (this was soooo good!)

--vegan caesar salad

 

and tonight I think will be quinoa stirfry with kale and broccoli. 

I also made my "famous" vegan cream of broccoli soup which is about the only green thing that DS will eat.  He just chows down on the stuff so I make it weekly. . .and I like it too.  I use homemade cashew cream in it, which I am totally addicted too.  That alone was worth getting the VitaMix for!

 

Yeah for spring foods!  

 

 

 

post #38 of 88
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I like the Amy's pizza's!   Too about it's not the same at TJs, but did you all know that TJs is now carrying a dairy-and-soy-free ice cream made with coconut milk!!!!  Love it!  And it's way cheaper than the coconut milk icecreams you can get at WF.  Of course I'm trying to reduce the sugar in my diet right now, so that isn't helping.

 

Sorry I was MIA for so long, a two week vacation and then recovering from jet-lag. Phew.  I'm trying to get back in the cooking saddle. . .and I'm really trying to make our diet even healthier than it already was. I'd like to cut out all the white flour and sugar, ideally even go GF.  But sometimes I wonder what that leaves if we're already vegan. I mean i know it leaves plenty, but sometimes it sounds boring ya know.

 

Anyway, this week was:

 

--chickpea salad over greens

--boring pasta cuz DH worked late

--sauteed chard, onions and zuchini with a tahini sauce over quinoa (this was soooo good!)

--vegan caesar salad

 

and tonight I think will be quinoa stirfry with kale and broccoli. 

I also made my "famous" vegan cream of broccoli soup which is about the only green thing that DS will eat.  He just chows down on the stuff so I make it weekly. . .and I like it too.  I use homemade cashew cream in it, which I am totally addicted too.  That alone was worth getting the VitaMix for!

 

Yeah for spring foods!  

 

 

 

How do you make your tahini sauce?
 

 

post #39 of 88
Thread Starter 

Tahini sauce--Depends on what I am using it for--I cook with tahini a fair bit, add it to hummus, salad dressing, make a sauce for sandwiches or veg dip etc.  But for this recipe: I scooped out about 2 TBS and added some hot water until I could stir it into a more liquid state (the tahini by itself is very think), maybe like 1/4 cup.  And then I added a little lemon juice (maybe 1 TBS) and salt (maybe 1/2 tsp).  I sauteed the onion and chard stems in a little olive oil till softened, then added the greens till wilted, then I just dumped the sauce over it all and stirred till done. Easy! :)

post #40 of 88
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Tahini sauce--Depends on what I am using it for--I cook with tahini a fair bit, add it to hummus, salad dressing, make a sauce for sandwiches or veg dip etc.  But for this recipe: I scooped out about 2 TBS and added some hot water until I could stir it into a more liquid state (the tahini by itself is very think), maybe like 1/4 cup.  And then I added a little lemon juice (maybe 1 TBS) and salt (maybe 1/2 tsp).  I sauteed the onion and chard stems in a little olive oil till softened, then added the greens till wilted, then I just dumped the sauce over it all and stirred till done. Easy! :)


That sounds pretty yummy!  I have made a tahini sauce a long time ago, but just didn't remember what else went into it..sounds like a good way to eat greens though, esp for the boys in my house who always complain about that!

 

I've been eating savory buckwheat every morning for breakfast with chili powder and sea salt.  We are living off of the pantry/freezer for the next week, so food has been pretty dull...

Potato and cauliflower Indian mush over basmati rice on Sunday

Vegan cream of broccoli soup last night with frozen broccoli and baking soda buiscuits

Bean soup tonight with corn bread

 

I also made a chick-pea salad that's similar to chicken salad and have been munching on that for a few days as open faced sammies.

 

Oh, and I made bread last weekend..first time for that in a couple years!  I only had white flour though, so it's pretty much white bread.  Next shopping trip I'm getting some whole wheat flour though and will be trying that again!

 

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