Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekend and Monday Eats

Happy Monday...I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was perfect weather here in the south, so we worked out in the yard all day Saturday. We got our garden spot all plowed up and ready for the veggies to be planted. This is going to be our first official garden. We've planted squash and tomatoes in our flower beds the last couple of years and had pretty good luck. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we will have good luck with our small garden. I didn't realize there was so much work involved in getting a place ready to have a garden though. I think we picked grass out for half the day. :o) It sure will be worth it though.

Friday night we went to one of our favorite Mexican places to eat, Casa Marina. I got the Veggie Chalupa this time and it was awesome. You can't tell much about the chalupa here, but underneath the lettuce and guacamole there was sauteed yellow squash, zucchini, red onion and carrots. I was very surprised when they brought my food out though. I've never been served black beans at a Mexican restaurant before, but it was a great change. I've never had a bad experience Casa Marina...everything always taste so fresh. I looked their menu up on line, but they don't have the vegetarian section listed. We both love this place so much that we almost went again Saturday night. Their chips and salsa are by far the best in our town! Here's a close up of the Chalupa, but you still can't tell much about it. I should have mixed the veggies up so you could see how good it looked.
Sunday night Tony wanted me to cook him some baked spaghetti, so I made myself a little batch of plain spaghetti. I cooked some white beans/w collard greens to have along side my spaghetti, but I ended up mixing it up all together.....very yummy! Of course at our house you can't have spaghetti with out garlic toast, so I made some garlic toast out of some Oroweat whole wheat sandwich thins that I had on hand. I spread a little Earth Balance on the bread and then sprinkled some garlic powder and basil on top. I then toasted it in the oven.....YUM!

For lunch I had a salad. I added some raw cabbage to my salad this time, but apparently it's underneath the leafy lettuce, because you sure can't see it in the picture below. This is the first time that I have ever eaten raw cabbage in a salad...very yummy though. For the dressing I mixed some lemon juice, a little olive oil, a dash of herbamare, and a small quirt of agave nectar together. I massaged the dressing mixture into the greens and then added the other veggies (shredded carrots, chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds).



  1. Guess I'm the only vegan blogger who didn't garden/frolick outside this weekend. As usual, didn't get the memo!

  2. I could totally go for a chalupa right now. It looks really good!

    We're debating whether or not to plant veggies this year. Our efforts last year didn't pan out very well & our soil is mostly clay....

  3. i love the grilled veggies! thats great that they have a veg menu.

  4. We have a Mexican place around here that serves a similar sounding taco with grilled squash that is sooo good.
    Good luck with the gardening! Fresh grown tomatoes are THE BEST.

  5. Good veggie Mexican food can taste so fresh. Glad you liked it!

  6. That's awesome you're planting a garden this year! I have a concrete patio for a backyard & have tried unsuccessfully at container gardening. Want to try again this year. Mmm...I love Mexican!

  7. I'm not sure I've ever had a chalupa, but it sure looks good to me.

  8. Good luck with your garden! I remember your plentiful tomatoes last year, so I'm sure you've got a green thumb.

    Mexican looks awesome - I love finding a good place, and I can understand wanting to go back twice in one weekend!

  9. Chalupas are my favorite and yours looks SO good right about now!

    PS: Can you please come to my page and vote for me on PETA??? THANK YOU!!!!

  10. I need to find good mex when the hubs and I move! so essential! esp fresh healthy vegetarian mexican! the only kind i eat! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  11. That will be so great to have a garden! Good luck with it! I'm jealous. :)

    That chalupa sounds fantastic!

  12. You are eaing very well :-)!
    unfortunately for me I cannot digest cabbage raw, occasionally I have it in a falafel salad, but I have to make those occasions really rare.


  13. Everything looks great. I love having raw cabbage in a mixture of a curry based dressing. Mexican is one of my top foods. I just love it.