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post #61 of 105

I've had some meals planned out, but I'm prego and by evening they sound awful to me. So I end up eating something like cream of wheat for dinner and DH has to fend for himself. Here are the 2 meals I've been trying to make for the past 5 days. I'm hoping to make them tonight and tomorrow. 

 

Greek pasta salad: pasta w/cucumber, tomato, dill, parsley, greek olives, feta (optional) in an olive oil/lemon dressing

Kale, sundried tomatos and mushrooms served over polenta with artichokes on the side

 

Cindy

post #62 of 105

Last night I made "noodle pie" with leftover pasta...Used the noodles as a crust and poured in egg/cheese/spinach (along with sauteed onion and garlic) and baked it.  The little has decided he will only eat things that aren't touching each other...so he picked out a couple of noodles and then ate a bunch of pineapple.  We enjoyed it tho'.  

 

Tonight I think we'll have kale and tofu--boring but it's what's in the fridge...

post #63 of 105
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Originally Posted by wishin'&hopin' View Post

Last night I made "noodle pie" with leftover pasta...Used the noodles as a crust and poured in egg/cheese/spinach (along with sauteed onion and garlic) and baked it.  The little has decided he will only eat things that aren't touching each other...so he picked out a couple of noodles and then ate a bunch of pineapple.  We enjoyed it tho'.  

 

Tonight I think we'll have kale and tofu--boring but it's what's in the fridge...

 

 

 

That noodle pie is a genius way to use up leftovers! im totally doing that! Tonight is chop suey using leftover veggies that have been sliced since fri when a friends family came for lunch. Im making a fried rice using the last 2 eggs so I can make room in the fridge fpr the 2 flats my aunts bringing on wed!



 

post #64 of 105

Boring turned into SUPER yummy.  I made a simple brown rice pilaf with onion and mushrooms and then the skillet sauteed tofu from Crescent Dragonwagon's Passionate Vegetarians.  I'd forgotten how much we like that recipe!  Then, using the leftover marinade and nutritional yeast, I made gravy for the tofu/rice.  The kale was just steamed...

post #65 of 105

Tonight is tofu thai red curry on rice noodles and salad. We had friends over for lunch so its a good way to use the sliced veg up.

post #66 of 105

BBQ seitan ribz, coleslaw, corn  and fruit YUM!

post #67 of 105

We were on a role of healthy eating..but tonight it's going to be a bit on the heavy side..running out of ideas and energy :(

 

Here's what were have been eating..

Sat: marinated portabella mushrooms with sauteed tomatoes, walnuts and kale over quinoa (accompanied with friends and red wine!)

Sun: marinated tofu scramble, steamed asparagus, fried zuccini and brown rice

Mon: Vegan pizza with tofu topping and steamed broccoli

Tonight (Tues): cheesy egg 'breakfast' burritos.  DS will take his on the side and do toast as he's not a big burrito kid.  

Tomorrow (wed): Most likely crock-pot black bean and sweet potato chili..as I'll be out of the house ALL day.

post #68 of 105

Yest was insanity. By the time the kids dinner came around I gave up and poured cereal added flax meal & sliced banana & called it a day!

 

My wonderful dh brought home green curry for us and I made a veggie plate w olives,avocado,cuke,peppers,tomatoes. It was a nice quiet tv "date" w the kids in bed

 

Tonight was tofu stirfry w pb coconut sauce on rice w salad. I had big plans this march break but Ive been horribly lazy & busy

 

FIL texted me that theyd take the kids 2moro if Dh and I would like to have sometime out...heck ya! A REAL DATE!!

post #69 of 105

Went to Trader Joe's today and picked up a bunch of stuff...so tonight, we had home made refried beans on top of TJ's whole wheat tortillas (they are awesome, taste like the kind I make without having to make them ;) with salsa, guac, fajita veggies and tomato.  DS LOVES salsa--so he ate copious quantities of salsa with his bean/cheese quesadilla.  Tomorrow night will probably be swiss chard, field roast "sausage" (it's been on sale!) and rice.  

 

Saturday I'm thinking split pea soup in the crock pot...it's going to be in the 70s and I want to play outside all day, not cook :)

post #70 of 105

Wishin: Which split pea recipe do you use? It sounds good to me lately! Never made it before. 

 

Tonight's dinner was simple. Broccoli, baked sweet potatoes and egg salad. Our chickens are laying eggs faster than we can eat them! Egg salad is a good way to use up a bunch. 

 

I got Vegetarian Mother's cookbook from the library. I've checked it out before. Off to try and figure something out for dinner tomorrow...

 

Cindy

post #71 of 105

Would you mind sharing your recipe for:  crock-pot black bean and sweet potato chili. That sounds great!

post #72 of 105

Tonight I'm making fajitas from vegetarian mother's cookbook, along with her mexican rice recipe. Also going to have refried beans - but from a can. 

 

Cindy

post #73 of 105

Cindy, I just do a standard vegetarian one based on whatever I've googled that day (usually involving lots of onion, garlic, celery and carrots along with the split peas).  I actually find that it tastes better if I cook it w/o the crockpot--but I'm lazy about it.  I would also love your sweet potato/black bean chili recipe!  

post #74 of 105

Tonight is tempeh fajitas. Ive never worked w tempeh before. Ive got it marinating in fajita sauce that dhs cousin gave us for xmas. Going to sautee onions, peppers and mushrooms with it. A friend of ours gave us a tortilla press as a "welcome baby gift" LOL so I get to make me own tortillas w-out having to roll every single one out! Im excited. Hopefully dh picks up some tofutti sour cream and some salsa on his way home eat.gif

post #75 of 105

Wishin&hopin: Thanks! I think I'll make some this week! And I think it was gator-mom who had the sweet pot/black bean chili. Sounds good to me too though. :-)

 

Caiesmommy: I'm pondering a tortilla press too. But do your tortillas come our pliable enough to make into tacos? 

 

Anyone making anything festive for St Pattys day? I'm not, but I wish I were eating something that was. Sort of missing corned beef and cabbage today - though I don't REALLY want to eat corned beef. 

 

Cindy

post #76 of 105
Thread Starter 

Wow, I only now received an e-mail notification to this thread again!? Weird! dizzy.gif I thought nobody posted here anymore! LOL

Anyway, I'm trying to work on my weekly planning by picking a book at a time and this past week as well as this coming week has been/will be Lindsay's Happy Herbivore.

 

I have to pick this week's recipes still though and will report back! thumb.gif

post #77 of 105

I gotta say im not sure how I feel about the tortilla press. Im going to roll by hand w my new rolling pin next time and ill compare. Theyre VERY small and take quite a few presses/revolving the dough to make a thin tortilla. Im sure once I use it a few times I may like it

 

I will say I HATE tempeh. Hate it Hate it Hate it. Next time I'll do refried beans and sauteed veg. 

 

Im going out for the day w a friend and dh has a meeting at 6..so itll be a fend for yourself kinda night

 

post #78 of 105

Caisemommy: That's funny. I like the texture of tempeh - but it has to be used in the right dish. I often find it used more in dishes with a sauce. The Vegetarian Mother's cookbook fajita recipe uses tofu (and also adds carrot, zucchini and cauliflower to the peppers and onions). But I'm leaving the tofu out and using beans. 

 

I never made the fajitas on Friday. DH wanted to go out and my tummy felt sick - so we went to a vegan japanese restaurants and I had curry udon noodle soup. So I'm going to make them tonight.

 

I think I'm going to make the lima bean lasagna from Veg Mother's this week. Maybe a faux meatloaf too, Not sure what else. Anyone have any good ideas for me??? 

 

Cindy

post #79 of 105

Instead of split pea soup we ate dinner last night at a neopolitan pizza place--the weather was just too lovely and they had a great patio.  Tonight we had cold sesame noodles with baked tofu and veggies (the smittenkitchen.com recipe) which even the small one enjoyed (he had his veggies and tofu and noodles all in separate plate compartments--a requirement for him :)

post #80 of 105

Making something new tonight I am going to present to the kids as 'dippers'. It is simply eggplant, zuch, and tofu breaded and baked with marinara to dip in. Nothing fancy but I am hoping the fun name will help get them to try it. I am doubtful though...

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