Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weekend Specials

It's Sunday night....booooo! That means I have to go to work tomorrow. I'm just not ready for the weekend to be over with. The weekends seem to fly by for me. I just wanted to share some of my favorite meals from the weekend with you. Tonight for dinner we had pizza. I found some shredded veggie cheddar cheese at Kroger the other day. It's made by Galaxy Nutritional Foods. This was the first time I had seen any at Kroger, so I decided to try it. It's not bad. I still want to try the Daiya cheese though. I put some of the shredded cheese on my pizza this time and some tofurkey. I felt like I was eating pepperoni pizza this time! It tasted really good. Oddly enough, I prefer my total veggie pizza instead.

We went to Jason's Deli for lunch today after church. I got the garden sandwich which had guacamole, tomatoes, spinach, cucumber, pico de gallo, and red, yellow and green bell peppers on it. It came on ciabatta bread, which is one of my favorite breads now! I have found another place that has something veggie that I can eat.....Yay!

Last night for dinner I made some Curried Lentil Soup. This was my first time ever trying any kind of Lentil soup, and I have to say that it was delicious. I will definitely be making this again! Here's the recipe:

1 cup dry lentils, rinsed
1 onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 cups veggie broth
4 cups water
1/2 cup dry couscous
1 cup crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt

Combine lentils, onions, celery, garlic, cumin, broth, and water in a large pot. Bring to a simmer, then cover loosely and cook until the lentils are tender, about 50 minutes.
Stir in couscous, tomatoes, curry powder, and black pepper. Continue cooking until couscous is tender, about 10 minutes, then add salt.

Saturday for breakfast I didn't really want to make a smoothie, so I poured a small glass of Naked Green Machine juice. I love this stuff!!!

I also made some buckwheat pancakes for breakfast Saturday morning. I made a few with chocolate chips and coconut in them, which would be the lonely pancake at the top of my plate. :o) On the other two plain buckwheat pancakes, I made some pear compote to put on them, which was very good. I was out of berries, and pears were the only fruit that I had in the house. Yes, it's time to go grocery shopping again.

I also want to say a big thank you to Jessica for awarding me the Most Versatile Blogger award! I will be blogging about this tomorrow :o)

I hope everyone has had a terrific weekend!


  1. Sounds like a good weekend. Glad you found another place you can get something veggie to eat that makes life much easier.


  2. Your Jason's Deli sandwich looks good - as does your home food, too. I hear you on the weekends going by too quickly.

    Great lentil soup! I've never thought to put couscous in soup, but I bet that helped round it out.

  3. Hi Michelle,
    Hope you have a good work day. Lentil soups are high on the list of my favorites! Thanks for sharing your recipe:)Aimee

  4. Couscous in soup? That's a new one on me. Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Yum! So much good food and I love your lentil soup recipe.

  6. Yum! how do you think it would taste if i added coconut milk too?

  7. MMM, curry and lentils, two of my favorite things!

    Amber Shea

  8. Doesn't galaxy cheese have caesin in it?