Monday, December 26, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Kendall is my rock-star vegetarian in the house. She is always up for my veggie sandwiches that I pack with spinach, sprouts, and sundried tomatoes. Here she is with Noodles with veggies, grapes and carrots and hummus.
(Aunt Rebecca's) Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta & Green Onions
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp honey
½ cup olive oil UPDATE: CAN BE OMITTED!
6 cups vegetable broth
1 lb. orzo UPDATE: USE WHOLE WHEAT ORZO FOR BETTER NUTRITION!
2 cups red & yellow grape tomatoes halved
1- 7oz. package feta cheese cut into 1/2” cubes UPDATE: OMIT FETA FOR VEGAN VERSION
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1 cup chopped green onions
½ cup pine nuts toasted
1 can sweet corn drained
Whisk vinegar, lemon juice, and honey in bowl, gradually whisk in oil. Season with salt & pepper.
Bring broth to a boil in saucepan. Stir in Orzo, reduce heat to medium and cover partially: boil until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occaisionally. Drain. Transfer to a large wide bowl, tossing frequently to cool and separate.
Mix tomatoes, feta, basil, green onions and corn into orzo. Add vinaigrette: toss to coat. Season with salt & pepper. Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Add pine nuts; toss and serve at room temperature.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Tonight: pasta with "meat" sauce, bread, salad with olive oil vinaigrette. I am excited to try the vegan meat crumbles although after the vegan cheese I am hesitant. At least we have a delicious warm loaf of bread and salad!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
- I tried out a bunch of new recipes with a lot of success...
- We ate way healthier
- Kendall ate more veggies than ever before
- Chris actually loved the food
- My energy levels have been great
- ...no chicken fried steak (so basically no saturated fat, cholesterol, extra calories, increased risk of cancer progression, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, etc.)
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
This medium guy.
Wow. Major lifestyle change here...and not just for me. I am bringing the kids and the hubs along for the ride. We are all [slowly] becoming vegetarian. My plan is to start as lacto-ovo vegetarians and slowly work towards near-exclusively vegan. I don't think jumping straight in from bacon-wrapped meatloaf (yes, I did make that last week!) to full vegan would be easy. We are doing this for health reasons mainly, so I am not ruling out an occasional steak or sushi dinner.
Chris is also on board which blows my mind. I have been telling him what I have been reading in the book and he is being supportive of this change for our family. He has liked everything I made so far as well. What a relief. If Chris didn't see the light it would make this whole process so much harder!