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post #41 of 146
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Goddess Pasta

 

 What is Goddess pasta? Do you use Goddess dressing?

post #42 of 146
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It's what my family calls pasta with seasonal veggies, garlic, pine nuts, dried tomatoes, and olive oil.
post #43 of 146

A few things we have had this week. 

 

Baked Tofu w mashed potatoes and veggies

Chickpea cutlets w leftover mashed potatoes and more veggies

French Lentils in Red Wine, sweet potatoes, veggies

Veggie Quesadilla (went out for dinner. Not very good)

Veggie Rice Wraps

Red Lentil Soup

 

We love these rice wraps and I probably posted them before but they are so easy and even my 5 yr old requests them. They have a video showing how to make.  So easy.

 http://www.marilyn.ca/Cooking/segment.aspx/Daily/June2011/06_06_2011/VeggieRiceWraps

 

Going to try the sweet potao falafel.  Looks great.

post #44 of 146

We are near totally out of groceries!!! We need to do shopping Sun!!

 

I'm searching online and thru some books to make some new recipes. I'm getting bored and I'm getting picky...bad combination lol
 

How do you make chickpea cutlets?

post #45 of 146
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Originally Posted by caiesmommy View Post

We are near totally out of groceries!!! We need to do shopping Sun!!

 

I'm searching online and thru some books to make some new recipes. I'm getting bored and I'm getting picky...bad combination lol
 

How do you make chickpea cutlets?

 

The recipe is in the Veganomican cookbook but found online. You can pan fry them or bake and I love them both ways.   I know what you mean about being bored.

 

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=265436

post #46 of 146

Oh my Goodness, I've been falling off the wagon so many times again, you all must be sick of seeing me coming and going here! shy.gif

 

We've been visiting my parents in Germany for 3 weeks in May and when we came back I first needed to somehow get my 'bearings' again... I got a bad cold at the same time too, so I've been making easy meals...

 

Now I really need to get myself back in gear with meal planning, though it'll have to be a bit more flexible I guess as the kids are out of school (obviously) and due to the heat here often only go out at 5 pm to play and come back in at 8 or 9 pm. But I'll still need a 'game plan'!

 

I've been baking a lot of sourdough bread again and we enjoyed just having different spreads (sun dried tomatoes/white bean mix, faux 'tuna', mashed lentils) on a fresh slice of bread combined with a big green salad or cucumber salad w/tofu dill dressing.

Even though we have AC inside the house, when it's so hot outside I'm not really craving tons of hot meals...

 

I'll have to seriously sit down, pick a book out of my shelf (again!) and start planning for this week! I'll be back! innocent.gif

post #47 of 146

We planned our meals and did a fairly big shopping considering we've only been doing groceries for $50.00 or less. Still stayed under $100 which made me happy.

 

Last night we had tofu kabobs w potatoes on the bbq. Beet,chickpea and sprout salad w basil from the garden and pickle salad. I got dh to grill zuke eggpant and mushrooms for later this week

 

Tonight is a pad thai type dish...(w-out fish sauce or tamarind so we'll see what it actually is) and salad

 

Tues is pizza made from a cornmeal crust with roasted garlic and the veggies dh grilled w salad again

post #48 of 146

yummy.gif  sounds good. Great job on keeping it under $100!

 

 

We're having GF lasagna tonight; made with homemade spaghetti sauce.

 

 

Val-I love sourdough bread. Yum!

post #49 of 146

Wow everything on this thread sounds so yummy my mouth is watering :)

post #50 of 146
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Val-I love sourdough bread. Yum!

Me too! It must be the German in me (I'm a German National winky.gif) for wanting my fresh bread all the time! I usually bake 1-2 sourdough loaves and 1 in my bread machine for the kiddos as the don't like the heartier ones (yet).

 

Yesterday we had the chickpea tahini casserole with a cucumber salad in tofu/dill dressing and today it's going to be a veggie curry from the crockpot. I'll have to utilize my CP more often now during the summer time! (Plus it would get me to finally use the 2 vegan CP books I have! LOL)

post #51 of 146
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Me too! It must be the German in me (I'm a German National winky.gif) for wanting my fresh bread all the time! I usually bake 1-2 sourdough loaves and 1 in my bread machine for the kiddos as the don't like the heartier ones (yet).

 

Yesterday we had the chickpea tahini casserole with a cucumber salad in tofu/dill dressing and today it's going to be a veggie curry from the crockpot. I'll have to utilize my CP more often now during the summer time! (Plus it would get me to finally use the 2 vegan CP books I have! LOL)

chickpea tahini casserole - YUM! Is it rice based? If it is gf, I would love details.
 

Do you like the vegan cp cookbooks? Titles?

 

The kids are with their dad for the next few days so it's easy meals for me.
heirloom tomatoes with basil and vinegar

lentils and rice with carmelized onions and greek yogurt (this is a Middle Eastern dish but I forget the proper name)

bean quesidillas

green salad

post #52 of 146

Tonight was baked beans with masa dumplings. Sauteed green beans with mushrooms and salad

 

Kids are going away this weekend so I'm making dh and I channa masala love.gif
 

post #53 of 146

We've been enjoying a "staycation" so have been eating out more than usual.  But, tonight we were at home for dinner and it was too hot to cook so for dinner we had bread/cucumber sticks/bell pepper slices with hummus and a kale/yogurt dip.  It was quite good--and the 2 year old ate a metric ton of hummus (I think he was needing some protein!).  

 

Tomorrow night we will have home made sushi (veggie, obviously).

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chickpea tahini casserole - YUM! Is it rice based? If it is gf, I would love details.
 

Do you like the vegan cp cookbooks? Titles?

 

The kids are with their dad for the next few days so it's easy meals for me.
heirloom tomatoes with basil and vinegar

lentils and rice with carmelized onions and greek yogurt (this is a Middle Eastern dish but I forget the proper name)

bean quesidillas

green salad

Yes, the Chickpea Tahini Casserole is rice based! I actually came across the link in this thread even: http://low-cholesterol.food.com/recipe/creamy-chickpea-and-tahini-casserole-56818

I'm pretty sure it's based on Dreena Burton's dish, I can't remember in which one of her books, but remember vaguely there is one similar to that!

 

As to the CP books, I have the following:

 http://tinyurl.com/6rxtw9n (It says vegetarian but has mostly vegan dishes or if not, it's easy to veganize! You can't go wrong with Robin Robertson IMO! thumb.gif -She's having a new one in the works, but I think that's only coming out in Oct. 2012) I haven't cooked many dishes yet but really should plan to do so, since I like not having the kitchen heating up in the summer!

 

And this one I got fairly recently and only 1-2 dishes from so far: http://tinyurl.com/6qrcqys (She has a blog too; can't think of the name, but when you check the Amazon link, it shows it somewhere. -Robin has a blog too, of course! http://robinrobertson.com/

 

I also saw a free e-book kind, it's not vegetarian or vegan but most likely adaptable: http://tinyurl.com/cgx36vq

 

I think tonight will be just fresh bread slices and different spreads; I've made 2 different sourdough loaves yesterday yummy.gif

post #55 of 146

Today I've made Foccacia bread in the CP (taken from Kathy Hester's CP book) -very easy recipe;

  1 pck yeast mixed with 1 tsp agave syrup or sugar and 1.5 c warm water, let sit for 5-10 min; add 2 c ww flour + 1 c white flour, 1 Tbsp EVOO and 1 tsp salt, knead on floured surface, shape into form to fit your CP (entire dough will result in 1 thick bread or split the dough in half and make 2 thinner ones, one at a time.)

Once the dough is in the CP, poke with finger a bit, drizzle with some more oil and add coarse salt and chopped rosemary (optional).

Let rise for 1 hour. Afterwards bake on high for 1.5-2 hrs, putting a dish towel inbetween CP and lid so the condensation doesn't drop onto the bread. Hubby was delighted!

 

So we had each a nice chunk of the Foccacia bread with some white bean/sun dried tomato paste as well as faux tuna and on the side some pickled artichoke hearts fresh from the market.yummy.gif

post #56 of 146

Tonight: 

 

red lentil dahl

 

quinoa

 

roasted potatoes

 

swiss chard/sweet potato & carrot casserole (with coconut milk)

 

Challah (for everyone else)

post #57 of 146

I always forget to subscribe when the new threads go up! My pregnancy has driven me to eat meat a few times, but mostly I don't want it and I sure as heck ain't cooking it! Here is what we had this past week:

 

Monday: sauteed zuchini, mushrooms and red bell pepper served over rice and seasoned white beans on the side

Tuesday: caprese salad (I used cheese but I also love it with avocado instead of cheese) and Amy's cheeseless pizza

Wed: everything salad

Thurs: Greek avagolemon (sp?) soup and a delicious salad w/white nectarine and salad dressing made with the yummiest peach balsamic vinegar and orange olive oil

Friday: Leftover soup

Sat: quinoa mixed w/chipotle peppers, mango, corn, cilantro, green onions, kale and avocado

Sun: I think we'll be going out

 

Next week we only have 2 meals at home before leaving so I think I will do simple meals w/no leftovers:

Monday: tacos made with beans

Tues: maybe another amy's pizza and salad? I love these Amy's cheeseless pizzas and I recently found them at Target for $5 each! My DH and I split one and fill up on salad.

 

Cindy

post #58 of 146

My first time making homemade sushi was a success!!  I used a mix of sushi vinegar and umeboshi vinegar and it was delicious.  I also made the age (tofu skin) version stuffed with the brown sushi rice, cucumbers, cooked carrot and baked tofu.  Yum!  

post #59 of 146

I still have to lay out a plan for this coming week... Still going with Kathy Hester's CP book!

We also have tons of prepped food still in the fridge that I'll have to create meals with... 

 

I made an awesome 'Apple Shortcake' today, sooo yummy!!! yummy.gif http://cowhuggerslife.blogspot.com

post #60 of 146

Thanks, FitMommy!

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