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post #41 of 223
Tamarind lentils and rice for us tonight.
Thanks for all of the well wishes everyone! We are definitely enjoying the babymoon
post #42 of 223
Sunday - pasta marinara w/ broccoli, a steamed squash (because DD saw it in the produce aisle, screamed until I handed it to her, then cuddled it and wouldn't let it go), and some roasted cauliflower I made for lunches tomorrow
Monday - braised lentils w/ parsnips, olive oil salt quickbread, salad, chocolate zuchini cookies
Tuesday - refried bean enchiladas, mexican zuchini salad
Wednesday - burritos and quesadillas w/ mexican corn
Thursday - homemade pizza and salad
Friday - homemade calzones w/ ricotta and spinach and salad
Saturday - DH is taking me out for sushi!
post #43 of 223
pinkspaaaaaaaaaarkly.....
post #44 of 223
oops!
post #45 of 223
Tonight was General Tso's tofu with green peppers, carrots and peapods, rice and egg rolls. My stepdaughter's sister has been staying with us for a few days while her mom is out of town. She is a vegetarian, so no stranger to tofu, but she said this dish was the conversion point for her. She said that she didn't really like tofu before this. Of course, I got the recipe sometime last year from one of you lovely ladies on MDC.

It was an exciting night for me, because DF was once again researching things online when he was at work (researching food is okay for him at work because he is a chef) and he looked at it all. All of the animal rights sites, all of the gory pictures. He said that he is at the point of no return. We are now a vegan household!

I really didn't expect this from him. As a chef, the thing he cooks the best is animal protein. When we decided to make a family, I was okay with him just eating vegetarian in our home. I've been waging this campaign subtly for so long (thinking that it was futile) that I, shocked that I made a difference.

Apricot-glazed tofu -

I adapted this recipe from a Martha Stewart recipe that I found years ago (I originally used it on chicken - during my unenlightened days). I've made it so many times that I don't use a recipe, and have probably added things that weren't originally there. Also, my quantities are usually "until it tastes right." To me, this recipe totally signifies the coming of summer. I often use it on grilled tofu during the summer, and I almost always wind up making it once in early spring just because I know summer is almost here. Anyway.

3/4 c apricot jam/preserves
2 T tamari/soy sauce
1 t white vinegar
1 clove garlic
1/2 t dry mustard
1 T canola oil

I guessed on the quantities. They should be close, though. I either bake or grill slabs of tofu, then slather on the sauce in the last few minutes of cooking. This recipe covers about 1 block of tofu. If you are a big sauce person, increase the quantity a bit. Last time around, I wish I would have made more.

Happy summer everyone!
post #46 of 223
Leftover French Sorrel soup here, but lots to comment on...

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I had some bok choy I needed to use so tonight I made Bok Choy, Edamame, Cashew and Orange Rice from Vegan Express. Very easy and well-balanced meal. My husband declared that I should add it to the regular reportoire. He is having seconds as we speak.
That dish is our second fave (after the tofu veggie soup)!

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Tamarind lentils and rice for us tonight.
Thanks for all of the well wishes everyone! We are definitely enjoying the babymoon
So glad to hear it...is your birth story somewhere if you're up for sharing?

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Sunday - pasta marinara w/ broccoli, a steamed squash (because DD saw it in the produce aisle, screamed until I handed it to her, then cuddled it and wouldn't let it go),
That is WAY too cute!

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He said that he is at the point of no return. We are now a vegan household!
Very happy news!
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post #48 of 223
What a beautiful birth story! Congrats!
post #49 of 223
Thread Starter 
I was child free this past weekend so Liam and I went out for dinner at our fave. restaurants.

Sunday we made grilled veggie burgers and onion rings.
Last night we had Sexy Potatoes and 'Tasty Bugs'

For those wondering what sexy potatoes and tasty bugs are...

Sexy Potatoes: You roast sweet potatoes till they are almost done, you let them cool and mix them with spicy peanut sauce (my fiance makes his own peanut sauce), make some rice, after everything has cooled down you wrap them in a tortilla with some cilantro and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. YUMMY.

Tasty Bugs: A name we made up so my daughter would eat them...Cook spinach spirals, when they are done you throw them in a fry pan with a little bit of olive oil, tamari, and brown sugar. TASTY...hence the name Tasty Bugs.

I love seeing what everyone's eating for dinner!
post #50 of 223
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Apricot-glazed tofu -

I adapted this recipe from a Martha Stewart recipe that I found years ago (I originally used it on chicken - during my unenlightened days). I've made it so many times that I don't use a recipe, and have probably added things that weren't originally there. Also, my quantities are usually "until it tastes right." To me, this recipe totally signifies the coming of summer. I often use it on grilled tofu during the summer, and I almost always wind up making it once in early spring just because I know summer is almost here. Anyway.

3/4 c apricot jam/preserves
2 T tamari/soy sauce
1 t white vinegar
1 clove garlic
1/2 t dry mustard
1 T canola oil

I guessed on the quantities. They should be close, though. I either bake or grill slabs of tofu, then slather on the sauce in the last few minutes of cooking. This recipe covers about 1 block of tofu. If you are a big sauce person, increase the quantity a bit. Last time around, I wish I would have made more.

Happy summer everyone!
Thanks!! We will be havieng this tomorrow w/ Zucchini fries. I HOPE, I HOPE DS will eat it. I am sooooooooooooooo tired of the dinner battles. I dread dinnertime anymore & am so uninspired to cook because of it. :
post #51 of 223
I finally went grocery shopping last night. We were out of everything.

I splurged on some of that yummy guacamole from Whole Foods and I also bought some Mango-Pineapple Salsa that looks delicious. So tonight I am going to make Tortilla Casserole from Vegan Express and serve that with chips and guac and salsa. I also have some jicama, so I might also make a jicama salad as well.

Tomorrow night I think I am also going to do another Vegan Express dish, the Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Olives. I have some fennel and I might add that to the other roasted veggies.

I also have some Trader Joe's pizza dough so I am planning on making spinach calzones with soy cheese this week. That is a meal I have missed since I have been trying to give up cheese again and I want to see if I still love it with soy cheese.
post #52 of 223
We are having 'chicken' and vegetable fajitas with black beans, guacamole, and salsa. I'm trying the Trader Joe's mock chicken strips.
post #53 of 223
Congratulations Sarah!

I managed to make a yummy one-dish meal despite having almost nothing in the house. I found some frozen, cooked brown rice. I knew we had some chard in the garden that was long past its prime, but I decided I might as well try it and see if it was still edible. I made a quick white sauce with some onion and garlic, chopped and wilted the chard, and mixed it all together to bake with a garlicky bread crumb topping. It was yummy, and the chard was perfect - not at all bitter despite having bolted some weeks ago!

Tomorrow I have to get to the store to get some supplies for the rest of the week:

Wednesday: artichoke/ricotta stuffed shells, roasted asparagus, salad

Thursday: spinach soup - I'm trying a recipe I have that features a picture of a gorgeous, deep, bright green soup - and bread

Friday: pizza night

Saturday: leftovers and grill out
post #54 of 223
Tonight was chickpea piccata, creamed spinach, quinoa and baguette. I mixed the quinoa with a little earth balance, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and a little parmesan cheese (we decided to use up the remaining dairy products in the fridge). It was a hit with DF. DSD was eh on the spinach, but she ate the rest of the meal.

I hope the apricot tofu works out! The fact that I don't use recipes (the exception being baking due to the chemistry involved) makes it difficult to write things down. My mom with ask for recipes, and I will email for her to throw in a little of this with about a cup of that and she is thoroughly confused. I taste things often while cooking them, and I increase ingredients by taste to get the sweet/salty/umami/sour ratio correct.

DF is still on the road to veganism bandwagon. He said tonight that he feels good about the decision. I am so excited - this is like a dream come true. My stepdaughter drinks a crazy amount of cows' milk (I buy organic to alleviate the hormone concerns, but there is still the huge animal treatment issue). I asked DF what he planned to do with regard to that, and he said that he wasn't sure, maybe just cold turkey. For some reason, I thought milk for DSD would be an exemption. Granted, I am all about a slow transition (mixing, increasing little by little). I started mixing her yogurt in her lunch today (which she devoured) and DF told me that he has been doing that, too. I really thought that cow milk, the beverage, would be a thing. I have always wanted DS to be vegan. I am surprised, for some reason, that DF's level of commitment reaches to DSD. Him being vegan is one thing. Him expecting her to be (the weeks that she is at our house - every other- anyway) is something I did not quite expect from him. I am shocked, yet excited.

ANyway, back to everyone's dinner menus.
post #55 of 223
Tongiht I was disappointed by my meal:/

I tried a soutwest spicy bean dip recipe from fatfreevegan.com, but I added too many chipotle peppers and I confirmed that I'm still not a big fan of cilantro

I put the bean dip, some quinoa, some sauteed broccoli and corn, and guacamole ina corn tortilla. It was spicy, but not at all what I was lookign for tonight:/
post #56 of 223
True to form, I'm late to the thread!

Last night turtle went all out--we had roasted asparagus, roasted butternut squash, brown rice with mung beans, and a stir fry of savory baked tofu, daikon radishes and bok choy.
post #57 of 223

Back on the Weight Watcher Wagon

So it's my favorite 6 point meal - Bow Tie Pasta with Grilled Asparagus, Morels and Spring Peas.
post #58 of 223
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So it's my favorite 6 point meal - Bow Tie Pasta with Grilled Asparagus, Morels and Spring Peas.
Yum! Do you hunt your morels?
post #59 of 223
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Yum! Do you hunt your morels?
Mmmmmmm. Morels. :

We had potato-kale enchiladas (a variation on Isa's) with a green sauce. I put some chipotle pepper in with the potatoes and it turned out splendidly. Also, we had pinto beans and guacamole.
post #60 of 223
We had the baked potato and greens soup from Vcon tonight. It was very tasty!
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