Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Taco Week

Putting that salsa to good use, here are three ways I've been eating tacos everyday this week!  Ranked from most favorite to least: avocado, kale, salsa as the winner...


Second best: soy crumbles in taco seasoning, kale, and salsa.... (In the background, a comal which is essentially a cast iron flat top, which I use for heating tortillas. I purchased it a decade or more ago from a Mexican supermarket)


Least favorite, but I'm trying to re-work the sauce: molé sauce with portobello mushrooms, kale, and salsa.

I expected the sauce to be more flavorful than it is. So, I will report back this weekend - worse case scenario is I make enchiladas with the sauce!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Brief Stop

Can't stay for long, as the weekend hardly existed and I'm exhausted! Too much going on, and not enough rest! 

Remy and his bff from next door went on a walk...
I accompanied a friend to Sam's Club, and purchased these:
(You'll see the salsa quite a bit this week, and blueberries by the handful.)

Upon Sarah's suggestion, I tried the pea crisps:
It's snowing today, so I made veggie chili and corn muffins (most of this will be brought for lunch Monday-Wednesday).


See you on Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lunch & Dinner

As promised, the final result of Sunday's production line:
TJ's Vegetable Masala Burger (ah-may-zing), red rice (just okay - needs more spice), green beans.  Co-workers have been eyeing my lunch lately. Yay Team Vegan!

Dinner has looked like this:
(Repeating this tonight, but have less noodles so I'm adding a side of steamed broccoli.)
One more serving of the Carrot Ginger Soup for tomorrow night, but I'll probably go with a green salad as this slaw with left over cashew cream (from the kale chips) wasn't good, and I threw most of it out.  

See you this weekend!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Over the Weekend

The weekend has gone too quickly! I didn't make it the yoga class I had planned yesterday, but I did get to spend a couple of hours with my cousin, her husband, and their one year old daughter (whom I adore!).  This afternoon I'm hanging out with my parents and brother as they watch football (I'm reading on my Kindle App).  Nonetheless, it has been a tasty two days (or so I think - my head cold is nearly finished).
Homemade banana bread from Happy Herbivore.
I made the carrot ginger soup yesterday, with an extra tablespoon of ginger paste - super spicy and good! Adorable storage options for the leftovers.
Tofu Teriyaki Bowl from Tokyo Joe's.
Cheezy kale chips on the dehydrator.
Asian Chopped Salad with mandarin oranges brought to my folks for lunch...

Meal prep for the week (I have one serving of the curry and veggies leftover from last week, so I only made four days worth). Charleston Red Rice from Happy Herbivore...
Served with Vegetable Masala burgers from TJ's, and green beans.
Final result and other meals coming up in Wednesday's post! See you soon!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fighting the Nose

I have successfully prepared, eaten, and enjoyed the menu items from my previous post, with the exception of one: carrot ginger soup.  It was on the menu for tonight, but a rhinovirus has infected my olfactory and I can't taste a damned thing, and without a smeller to enjoy the lovely gingery is scent...Why waste good food on tasteless tastebuds? When I do make it - it'll be this recipe: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2009/02/recipe-vegan-carrot-ginger-soup-two.html 

In the meantime, here are the others: oatmeal daily, Asian stir fry veggies with fresh rice noodles and Soyaki, and homemade yellow curry over potato, broccoli, and peas.



See you this weekend!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Fighting the Chill

It has already been a long winter. I only want hot food, and made an effort this weekend to mix up my meal temperatures (read: something that can't be served in a bowl).  But first, a Sarah-inspired oatmeal: 
Walnuts, coconut, dark brown sugar all up in my bowl of oats...

I keep trying to like seaweed snacks, but I just don't...
Yesterday's bowl of homemade potato leek soup was accompanied by crusty sourdough (dipped into it, naturally)...
Today's cup (not shown) of all that was left of the soup was accompanied by a spinach, dried cranberry, walnut, raspberry vinaigrette salad...
And these bites of deliciousness were just fine to eat room temperature (no, I didn't eat the whole bag - only a few! They'll be perfect when I want a little chocolate).
It snowed up to 15 inches in the mountains in the last 36 hours, and while that moisture won't land in the Denver metro area, the wickedly cold winds and foggy mornings make it extra chilly.  Thus, more hot food on the menu this week: more vegetable curry with saag, carrot ginger soup, Asian vegetable stir fry... And oatmeal, of course. I'll make all of it before Wednesday, so you can expect to see an example of each in that day's post.

Happy MLK Weekend!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Half Way

I'm thrilled we are over half way through the week; I can see the three day weekend on the horizon! Here's my day:
Winter breakfast of champions - juicy citrus.  One of my meals prepped on Sunday: Appetite for Reduction's Braised Cabbage and Seitan, served with brown rice - taken for lunch.
Workday snack: small apple, carob spirulina energy bites, green tea.
Afternoon yoga class, then threw together broccoli slaw (sautéed),fresh rice noodles, homemade peanut sauce (and peanuts to garnish)...
It was fine, I liked the textures but need to continue to work on my sauce skills.

See you this weekend!