For dinner last night, Tony wanted a salad. A salad sounded good to me also, but I just needed something else to go with it. I cooked some brown rice and decided to use my left over fajitas to make some veggie fried rice. I added a little cumin to the rice as it cooked. While the rice was cooking, I chopped up the fajita veggies into smaller pieces and sliced up a yellow squash. After the brown rice was done, I transferred it to a non stick skillet and added the veggies. I let the rice/veggie mixture cook for about 15-20 minutes on low heat. I have to be honest. I really wasn't to sure how this would turn out, but it was awesome. You just never know what restaurant leftovers are good for. :o)
Okay...here's the OH NO part. Thanks to one of my readers Kim, I found out that Flatout flat bread is NOT vegan. I had to do some research to find out why it wasn't. I found that it has L-cysteine in it, which is a flour treatment agent derived from animal proteins (OH NO...). I was so disappointed when I found this out!
This week I have decided to plan my meals, so last night I got out my recipe books and listed some of the meals that Tony and I wanted for this week. I've never meal planned before, but have thought about it for some time now. The other day I was at The Domestic Vegan's blog and she had blogged about meal planning. That was perfect timing for me! I get to go grocery shopping today after work, so we shall see at the end of the week how well I did at my planning. I am very excited about not waisting food for a change! I seem to always end up buying too much produce, and it ruins before I have a chance to use it. It may take me a couple of weeks to get this planning thing down pat, but I know it is going to make life a LOT easier!