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Old 12-01-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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i'm totally digging roasted chickpeas right now. tasty, good protein, feels like i'm eating something naughty. easy peasy:
-drain a can of chickpeas (or use two cups cooked, like i do)
-blot gently with a towel/paper towel
-toss in a bowl with olive oil and seasonings (i like curry powder + salt)
-roast in a single layer at 350 for 30 - 45 minutes.

check on them a few times and rotate them. they're done when they're totally crispy with no mushy inside. (or when they're burnt, as with my current batch.)

i'm also eating oatmeal for breakfast every morning, with raisins, sunflower seeds, and sucanat. i'm only doing this because i'm exhausted, and making thermos oatmail is just about the easiest breakfast i can come up with for my family. to make it, i start the night before. i put one cup of oat groats (whole hulled oats) into a large thermos with a pinch of sea salt. i fill to the top with boiling water (ends up being 3.75 cups or so), cap immediately, and let it sit on its side on the counter. in the morning, i have perfect oatmeal, with hardly any work.

other than those very healthy sounding things, i am eating too much ice cream and craving a whopper right now.

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You rock!! I have only been vegan for about 15 months and I am still amassing good recipes that don't take long since I have a 4.5 and a 6 year old and I work full time.
We've been eating the same 5 meals over and over again lately.
Awwww, thanks. This meal took a while. I go all out for Thanksgiving.

I like to cook and tend towards complicated recipes. Dinner prep at night takes a good hour. Things would be a lot different if I worked full-time, though!

There is a cookbook by Nava Atlas called Vegan Express, and I thought it was pretty good. I think most of the recipes are in the thirty minutes or less category.

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I like to cook and tend towards complicated recipes. Dinner prep at night takes a good hour. Things would be a lot different if I worked full-time, though!

There is a cookbook by Nava Atlas called Vegan Express, and I thought it was pretty good. I think most of the recipes are in the thirty minutes or less category.
Thanks, I'll check that one out. I have Isa Chandra Moskovitz's books and love them but they are generally not quick meals.

I love to cook too. Often I'll start the meal the night before so it only takes me half an hour when I get home.

I think I'm too tired for that now though!

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i was so exhausted today that all i ate was what was simple. chocolate pudding. i finally had energy enough to make something. i am trying to save money, so i only shop once every two weeks. i have three days to shop again, so its all leftovers and odds and ends.

i put together some veggies, salt, pepper, left over turkey with a bit of cream, mixed it all up. covered with cheese and mashed potatoes. we will see how it turns out. im so hungry ill eat it no mater what!:

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Oatmeal in the morning has been my best friend. Usually I cook McCann's Irish Oatmeal (steel cut oats), but lately, I have been doing the instant, in a packet variety from the health food store (less sugar and crap added) and just added nuts. That seems to balance my quesy tummy in the morning. After that, all bets are off as to what will be appealing.
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