Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chickpea Cutlets / Pumpkin Oatmeal

Did anyone watch The Biggest Loser last night? I did and my favorite part was when Bob Harper, who is now a vegan, took the contestants that had fallen below the yellow line to his house for dinner. Bob had a vegan meal prepared for the them that looked delicious….YAY Bob!!! There’s no telling how many people watch The Biggest Loser, so I loved that all the viewers got to see a delicious vegan meal and hear a little bit about it from Bob. I have to admit, as I was watching those colorful veggies being eaten by the contestants, I was wishing I was there. The vegan diet is getting recognized more and more every day! :O)

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 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 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!
BTW, I stole my husbands camera last night to take the picture of my food. It takes a much better picture. :O) I think he needs to share since I got it for him for his birthday back in August..don't you? ha

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)



  1. Mmmm. Pumpkin oatmeal sounds heavenly!

  2. Awesome that you liked that Chickpea Cutlets. I remember the first time I made them, my hands were shaking. I thought they were such a big deal, there's no way I'd be able to make such an important vegan recipe. Now I can throw them together in 20 minutes.

  3. I had heard that Bob Harper was going to take contestants to his house for a vegan meal so I watched too. Did you notice that the food was almost all produce? I was very excited to see it be a whole food plant based vegan spread.


  4. Chickpea cutlets are my list to try too. I'm glad you liked them - I bet they will be even more flavorful with broth instead of water! Maybe Tony will try them eventually. My husband was a meat eater when me met, then he started avoiding meat around me, and now he is vegetarian and of course it helps that we cook great food!

    I like the Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker book. The author, Robin Robertson, is a really good and accomplished vegan writer and I would recommend that book or any of her others - I think another book by her will be what I purchase next.

  5. I heard about that Biggest Loser vegan episode! That's too awesome!

    I saw chickpea cutlets somewhere else this week too; I think it's a sign I need to make them. :)

  6. I haven't got to watch it yet, but I'm going to because also my friend's dad was on it this season. (Rick Deroque) Bonus with the vegan topic.