My silly S.O. Thinking I was going to cook dinner. Just because he's sick. And because, let's face it, I usually do. Couldn't he appreciate that watching Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful was much more important. Plus I was busy, laptop on lap, working away, with only ONE eye on the TV. So, get that cooking idea right out of your head, mister.
Well, OK, truth be told: We only saw the last 15 minutes of Pretty in Pink (raise your hand if you think that pink prom dress is the most unflattering sack ever) but we did watch all of Some Kind of Wonderful. What a silly silly movie, really, it actually makes no sense at all.
And in fact I did get up, during one of the many silly, silly montages, and throw something very quick and easy together. But frozen food and microwaves were involved.
Breakfast: Organic "Cheerios" with organic Sugar and Rice Milk
Lunch: Leftover Seitan Stew Iced Soy Latte
Snack: Macadamia Nuts
Dinner: Trader Joe's Penne Arrabiata, with some added Organic Peas, Garlic and Basil Trader Joe's Soy Creamsicles (Have you seen these? To. die. for. You will re-live your lost youth eating these.)
Why mess with a good thing? If you're willing to dirty up a pan (and let's face it, we all know I'm not always ready to do such a thing) then you're ready to make a good old-fashioned clean-out-your-fridge stew. And I've been making those a lot.
What they all have in common:
1. Organic Brown Rice (the microwave-in-a-bag-three-minute kind) 2. Some protein source...usually seitan, but can also be one of the now many brands of "chicken" or "steak" strips out there. It can even be soy crumbles, although i tend to save those for either pasta dishes or Mexican dishes. 3. Some combination of fresh and frozen vegetables 4. Nutritional Yeast...which makes it very savory and creates the gravy that pulls it all together. (In fact Nutritional Yeast is such a wonder ingredient that I've discovered you can mostly just use water if you need more liquid...no broth or rice milk or more oil required.)
Saturday night I wanted to continue using the Spinach and Bok Choy I had on hand, and by throwing in some frozen peas that I microwaved a bit, it had a very green-themed dinner. In addition to being pretty, of course it had lots of iron using those dark leafy greens. I even restrained myself from eating the whole thing, so I could have some for lunch on Sunday. That took discipline, I must say.
So, BlogHer is next week. Which tempts me to simply say:
"Move along, nothing to see here, come back the week of July 21st...or even the week of the 28th."
But in true obsessive blogger fashion I can't resist trying to keep up!!
So, I have a question for you. I've been thinking about this since the weekend.
I find that typically I have one day during the weekend where I lounge about and don't do much. (By which I mean I sit with my laptop and probably try to catch up on email for a while, but I don't catch up on other chores.) And then I have one day filled with chores. Grocery shopping, laundry, taking out the recyclables, tidying up a bit...that sort of thing.
I have typically made chore day on Sunday, thinking it's better to relax more on Saturday. But this week I started thinking that maybe it would be better to move chores to Saturday, so it didn't feel like I was going back to work right on top of a day filled with chores.
What do you do? Thoughts?
As for eating this past Sunday-Thursday? nothing new and interesting to report. one night at dinner I ate some celery and I ate some grapes. And I thought, it would be so nice if I had actually chopped these up and mad some kind of fancy salad with them...that would be great to report on Veggie Goes Vegan.
I just ate some celery stalks. And ate some grapes.
I've also been enjoying the nectarines and plums that are in season. I discovered that one of my friends, who has a plum tree, actually does canning, when she brought me some plum conserves. Complete in Ball Jar. I looked at her as though she was a stranger. Who is this woman who cans? Or jars.
Plum conserves, by the way? Quite yummy. especially on Vanilla Soy Ice Cream.
That is all.
We'll see when I can post again...conference crazy time is upon us!!!
As always my family takes care of me at family parties. This time my sister and brother-in-law got the idea to roast a Sweet Potato on the BBQ, along with the usual Portabella Mushroom.Very tasty and healthy too!
Breakfast: Vanilla Almond Crisp Cereal Rice Milk
Lunch: Morningstar Farms Riblets Corn
Dinner: Chips and Crackers with Hummus and Guacamole (this was the not-healthy portion of the meal) Grapes Portabella Mushroom 1/2 a Sweet Potato Cauliflower and Broccoli Vegan Cherry Pie Diet Dr. Pepper
You may have noticed I'm a creature of habit. I hope I haven't just started a new one.
Now, whenever I got to Whole Foods down my way in the South Bay and have need of a dessert, I pick up the Black China Bakery vegan chocolate cake. It's dense and rich. This is the Bakery that made my wedding cakes. I love this cake.
It has always disturbed me that when I go to buy cakes up near my office for office birthdays, they don't carry the Black China cake. Instead they carry a vegan cake with a bunch of fruit on top made in their own bakery, and in my opinion, severely lacking.
Until yesterday, when i saw a new breed of vegan cake in the Whole Foods bakery case: A Vegan Mousse Cake.
And it was yummity yummy.
Oh noes! Must. Not. Seek. Excuses. To. "Need". Cake!!!
Breakfast: Soy Latte Vegan Scone
Lunch: Whole Foods salad bar, including Tofu, Edamame, Corn, Beets, Broccoli, Pumpkin Seeds, Giganta Beans, Celery Cashews Vegan Mousse Cake
Dinner: Russet Potato with Corn, Soy Margarine, Tofutti Sour Cream and Nutritional Yeast