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post #41 of 88

I made tuna melts last night with the chickpea (faux tuna) salad. Tonight we are having strawberry salad and grilled veggie kabobs. Also making another batch of the protein muffins todays.

 

Cindy

post #42 of 88

My little guys have been down with a stomach bug, so they're not eating much, but DH and I have been having: 

 

-cold sesame noodles (made with Tinkyada brown rice pasta)

-spicy stir-fry (made with garbanzo beans, carrots, water chestnuts, red pepper, broccoli & cashews)

-beans and rice (like to make this when I have leftover rice - super easy)

-quesadillas & refried beans (on the weekend, when we eat some dairy)

 

Those are dinners, lunches have been:

 

-leftovers :)

-herbed hummus (with lentil chips or in a wrap w/veggies)

-red lentil & rice "stew" (doesn't really have a name, but is comforting and delicious)

 

post #43 of 88

My husband just "went out for a sandwich" AGAIN!!!  i am so not into trying to find things he'll eat anymore and feeling badly- he and my 4 yr old are SUPER picky and i tried all fall/winter to find things for them to eat - now Im tired and just want to feed myself (not cooking anything crazy for e either) - hopefully when we can grille we'll be in better shape!!!

post #44 of 88
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My husband just "went out for a sandwich" AGAIN!!!  i am so not into trying to find things he'll eat anymore and feeling badly- he and my 4 yr old are SUPER picky and i tried all fall/winter to find things for them to eat - now Im tired and just want to feed myself (not cooking anything crazy for e either) - hopefully when we can grille we'll be in better shape!!!


 

I have a similar problem in my house..lol.  Except my Dh's crux is Del Taco!  He has a reputation for it even..his friends make fun of him for it.  I just make what I make and he can eat it or not.  I came to that conclusion long ago! 

post #45 of 88

Nald1: That would annoy me so much! It's bad enough my 2 yr old won't touch most of what I cook but thankfully DH eats whatever I serve. He sometimes makes a sandwich after bc he's still hungry, but at least he eats what I make. That said, he is quite happy to have a BBQ now (even though he's out there grilling tofu kabobs as I write this - but he often throws a steak or something on there since he knows I don't want it cooked in my kitchen).

 

Cindy

post #46 of 88

that would work once i can let go of the guilt that im not making him something.  

post #47 of 88
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that would work once i can let go of the guilt that im not making him something.  



Really?  I just get irritated with my DH when I propose several food choices and he tells me none of them sound good!

post #48 of 88

that too!!!!!!!  Im mostly annoyed that he won't "commit" to a meal plan- he wants to walk in at 6:30, "think about it" (dinner ideas) for a while, have it made and put our daughter to bed by 7.  And cant understand why that doesnt work for me- HUH!?!?!?!

post #49 of 88

Tonight I am making chickpea cutlets with a white gravy (tastes like chicken fried steak with the gravy). And brocolli. 

 

Cindy

post #50 of 88

recipe????  that sounds delicious

post #51 of 88

http://www.theppk.com/2010/11/doublebatch-chickpea-cutlets/

 

I bake them. I just use a standard white gravy recipe - flour, milk (almond is fine), earth balance, garlic powder, salt, pepper. I don't have the measurements handy at the moment - google for one or I'll look later. :-)

 

Cindy

post #52 of 88
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Originally Posted by Vegan Princess View Post

Tonight I am making chickpea cutlets with a white gravy (tastes like chicken fried steak with the gravy). And brocolli. 

 

Cindy



I have been wanting to make this for awhile now..but had been too tired with school stuff to adventure there, and then I forgot!  Thanks for reminding me!!

post #53 of 88

I used to cruise this thread/post periodically - maybe getting back into it will help me stay out of a dinner rut!

 

Tonight was really simple - Lemon Herb Tofu (Vive Le Vegan), leftover quinoa, broccoli.  I made enough tofu to have leftovers for topping tomorrow night's pizza.

post #54 of 88
Thread Starter 

Let's see, here was last week (or what I can remember):

 

--vegan pinto bean and zucchini green chili enchiladas

 

--(another) chard sautee over quinoa with tahini sauce

 

--Thai red curry stir fry with veg and tofu (turned out really good, I think I have perfected this dish!)

 

-- creamy (coconut milk base) yam-carrot soup with Challah bread

 

for lunches I've been on a chickpea ("tuna") salad kick.  But today I mixed it up and made a lentil salad (with parsley and cucumber and tomatoes) to go over greens.  I also made this super yummy zucchini bread which is wheat, dairy, and refined sugar free (uses honey and oat flour).

 

Not sure about next week yet. Thinking about a GF pasta dish with broccoli.  I also have lots of lettuce from my CSA, so more salads!

 

 

post #55 of 88

Last few dayshave been:

 

sesame ginger noodles with edamame (I felt bad not having a proper veggie but my broc had gone bad)

 

orange tofu, coconut lime rice, and roasted asparagus

 

Quorn tenders in mole, mexican rice, refried beans, and zuchini

 

grilled cheese and fruit

 

I am feeling very uninspired lately. Although we have stopped making supper picky DS2 stay at the table when he doesn't want to eat, which is every night, and that has helped with the dinner time fighting. We never forced him to eat, just wanted him to stay at the table and have family time, but he would just scream the whole time.

post #56 of 88

Ok, we've eaten and/or will eat:

 

Friday:  Vegan Pizza on WW crust (I crumbled up a bunch of leftover Lemon-Herb Tofu on top instead of cheese for me and the vegan-ish child)

 

Sat/Sun:  Mushroom Gravy (V'con) w/ Soy Nuggets added, over mashed potatoes, with steamed sugar snap peas - this was a very "dinner shaped dinner" that I've served to omnivores, including my parents and in-laws.  The boys just made "Peanut Better Cookies" (Vive), too.

 

Mon/Tues:  Chili w/ Corn Bread, salad (I'm bored with chili, but a kid requested it) 

 

Wed:  my husband wants to grill chicken (gag), but there will be mushrooms and corn on the cob and pineapple and zuchinni and other good stuff for me to enjoy, too.  I'll probably pile a bunch of grilled veggies on top of quinoa.  One son will definitely eat the chicken; the other, I never know - he might eat vegan with me, he might not.

 

Thursday:  leftovers, veggie burgers, burritos...whatever anyone feels like putting together

 

Friday:  out to eat with DH - probably Thai - the boys both have plans with friends, so God only knows what they will eat  :eyesroll

 

Holly

post #57 of 88

Lets see..I DID finally go to the grocery store but I haven't been cooking anything amazing.

 

Thursday:  Just a baked sweet potato with butter and cinnamon and watermelon

 

Friday: These chickpea fingers http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/03/panelle-southern-italian-chickpea-fries.html saw on another thread with raw carrots and hummus and watermelon again (was babysitting and needed kid friendly food for veg and non veg kids)...I had a strawberry and greens salad with raspberry vinaigrette instead of watermelon for me.

 

Saturday: DH made Indian cauliflower and potatoes over basmati rice (he makes this at least once a week) which I ate later..but was at work during dinner time, so actually had a PB&J sandwhich.

 

Sunday: Lunch with the in-laws; vegan sausage burgers, strawberry salad, potato salad and pineapple. Left overs for dinner.

 

I think I'll try those chick-pea cutlets tonight!

post #58 of 88

Ugh, I hate meal planning. I shopped today but didn't really plan any recipes. Tonight is savory lentils, steamed artichokes w/vegan aioli and steamed carrots. 

 

Cindy

post #59 of 88

Just so you know, I DID make those chick-pea cutlets last night and they were DELICIOUS!!  DH and Ds also highly approved :)

post #60 of 88

I had a big salad with baked tofu and brussel sprouts- and  a homemade oatmeal roll.  MaMade enough to have all week- I love having food ready for the week - Im inevitably too tire at night to plan.

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