Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dinner's Ready!

I have made some nasty food on this diet. I made a butternut soup this week that was TERRIBLE. I mean, it was horrible beyond belief. But Roland ate it because he was hungry. Oh, it was bad.

Here are some tried and true dinner recipes that my entire family likes and will eat without being bribed. Most of them make great leftovers too. There is enough here to get you through 11 days.

  • Burritos
  • Tofu scramble (just like scrambled eggs - add peppers, onion, avacado, Red Hot sauce)
  • Stir Fry
  • Amy's Soups (lentil, bean chili - top with fresh tomatoes and avacado - perfect for stressful nights!)
  • Veggie Sandwiches
  • Veggie Burgers (marinate veggies in your favorite marinade and grill. Eggplant and portobello mushrooms make excellent burgers!)
  • Three Bean Chili - (saute onion, peppers, celery and garlic [lots of garlic] - add tomatoes (fresh or canned) oregano, cumin, chili powder, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans - top with chopped lettuce, cilantro, and avocado)
  • Chickpea Curry Super easy - open cans and fix.
  • Spaghetti Squash with Eggplant sauce (saute eggplant slices and pour a jar of Classico sauce over and simmer until bubbly - one of Roland's favorite)
  • Wild Beans and Rice ( a little work but worth it)
  • Veggie Lasagna - a crowd pleaser every time and easy! Great leftovers!
and easiest of all and very delicious - just a big plate of fruits and veggies:

Now that the weather is cold I am starting on soups. You already know I made that nasty butternut soup but I am going to try a new butternut one this weekend. Tomorrow (hopefully) I will post my new Mushroom and Wild Rice recipe that I adapted from a Williams Sonoma recipe. Yum!


Heidi said...

I'm a new reader and am so inspired by your blog. You make your food journey so interesting and entertaining - and it seems doable! Best of luck to you, and thank you for the nutrition ideas you write about.

the wrath of khandrea said...

i think i'm gonna need a little more hand-holding on the tofu scramble. do i chop it up? crumble it? i bought some avocado and it sounds so yummy... do you sautee it all together all at once, adn then throw the avocado on top at the end? please. go easy on me. it's my first time.

Jennie said...

I found your blog through dear Celia Fae. I have a question for you. I don't know a lot about Veganism, however when you have time, will you do a post about protein. I'm intrigued about all the veggies, but w/out the dairy, how are you getting all the protein you need - just beans - tofu maybe?

Thanks! I wonder if I could get my picky kiddos to do this?

Celia Fae said...

I am tired of my usual, so I'm going to have to mix it up. Thanks for the ideas.

Do you have Trader Joe's in Colorado? I would be completely lost without it.