Happy Tuesday! First I want to thank everyone for all the suggestions yesterday! I think I have our meals planned out for us for the rest of the week now thanks to you guys! I can't wait to try some of the recipes out that you suggested! I'll keep you posted as to what Tony thought about his meals. Last night I made Isa's Falafel from Vegan With A Vengeance, left over wild rice (spiced up a bit), and spicy corn stir fry. This meal was a success! Tony ate 4 of the Falafels....ha I'd say he liked it! :o) The corn stir fry was very good too...much better than the chewy corn that we had on Sunday night (bleh). Here's the corn recipe in case you would like to give it a try.
1 bell pepper (any color will do)
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
2 tablespoons olive oil (I think this would also be good with vegan butter, which I'm going to try next)
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 cups fresh or frozen corn (thawed)
vege-sal to taste
Heat oil or butter in a skillet, and saute the bell pepper and jalapeno for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Add corn and spices and saute for about 5 more minutes, or until the corn is done to your liking.
Last night before I went to bed I put 1/4 cup oat groats in some water to soak over night, and drained them this morning. I chopped us up some fruit (strawberries, kiwi, and banana) for breakfast this morning. When I got to work I mixed the soaked oat groats in with my fruit and added a little homemade almond milk. BTW...I made some more almond milk last night....so yummy! Maud over at FoodFeud has gotten me into the soaked oat groats for breakfast. Hers always looks so good. I didn't even miss my smoothie this morning. :o) Here's the almond milk recipe.
1 cup almonds (soaked for 8 hours, or however long you can soak them. This batch only soaked for 3 hours and the milk turned out great)
6 dates (pits removed)
4-5 cups water (start out with 4, and if the milk is too rich, then add more water)
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. I blended mine for about 3 minutes. Pour milk mixture out into a nut bag, held over a bowl, and squeeze all the milk out. You can save the almond pulp to make cookies with, which is what I'm going to do tonight when I get home. If you don't have a nut bag, you can use cheese cloth.
For lunch I made Tony a salad, but apparently he didn't eat it. He just informed me that he had cheese pizza, because they had a sales meeting at work....at least it wasn't meat! I had Falafel wraps and some left over roasted veggies (cold) from Sunday night. I wasn't sure how cold roasted veggies would taste, but it was pretty good!
Tonight will be Mexican. I like what you guys said about keeping it simple and try to make things that Tony's familiar with. Thanks again for all the tips!