My dinner last night was no comparison to the vegan meal that the contestants had on The Biggest Loser, but it was delish! I've been wanting to try the chickpea cutlets that The Shenandoah Vegan makes, so I finally went for it last night. I can’t help but wonder….what took me so long to make them? They are way better than I expected! I don't really know what I was expecting, but they were YUMMY! I'll let you in on a little secret too....my husband kept eyeballing them...... saying "they looked good", but he never did try them. At least he was looking...right? I used the same recipe that Shen uses from chow.com. I did make a couple of changes though. I didn't have plain bread crumbs, so I used some Italian Wheat bread crumbs that I had. I used a tablespoon of garlic powder instead of the 2 cloves of garlic, and I left out the sage, because I didn't have any. Oh, and I was out of vegetable broth too, so I used water. This recipe is ranking up there as one of my favorites!
I had oatmeal for breakfast this morning, but didn't get to take a picture of it. I cooked about 1/4 cup of oatmeal with some almond milk (I didn't measure it...sorry), 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a sprinkle of ginger. After I took my oatmeal out of the microwave, I added about 2 heaping tablespoons of pumpkin puree. I don't particularly like using the microwave, but that's my only option at work. I could eat this oatmeal everyday! That's saying a lot coming from me, because I seem to have gotten burned out on oatmeal already. Pumpkins just seem to make everything better! :o)