April 14, 2010

Some Good Eatin'

I've been enjoying some good eats the past few days. One of the things I've discovered about home cookin' is that you can make a big batch of something one day and it lasts you for quite a few after. The Sweet Potato-Lentil Stew I made last Friday has been feeding us for 6 days! When I made meals before (going vegan) it didn't seem to last as long ... I don't know why ... maybe I am making that up in my head??? It seems like the healthier food I've been making is much more satisfying, keeps me full longer and so I don't need to eat as much and it is lasting longer ... ? Well, whatever the reason ... I am loving it!

Monday's eats:

Brunch: Oatmeal w/ strawberries, almond slivers, rice milk & flax oil
Snack: Pomelo
Dinner: Sweet Potato-Lentil Stew over couscous & chard
Dessert: Peanut Butter Pie

Oatmeal with strawberries, almond slivers, rice milk, flax oil.

Tuesday's eats:

Breakfast: Scrambled Tofu, quinoa & chard
Snack: Asian pear & blackberries w/ a little lemon juice
Lunch: Scrambled Tofu & a pomelo
Dinner: Black Bean Wrap w/ avocado, onion sprouts, tomatoes & olives
Dessert: Peanut Butter Pie

Scrambled Tofu, Quinoa & Chard.

Asian Pear and Blackberries.

Today's eats:

Breakfast: Whole grain cereal w/ sliced bananas & rice milk
Lunch: Caramlized Onion & Grapefruit Salad, guacamole & chips
Movie Snack: Trail mix (raisins, dried blueberries, cashews, peanuts, almonds)
Dinner: Sweet Potato-Lentil Stew over quinoa topped with pumpkin seeds
Dessert: Peanut Butter Pie

Caramalized Onion & Grapefruit Salad.

I've obviously been enjoying the Peanut Butter Pie I made ... keeping it vegan & keeping it in moderation (1 slice will do ya!) is key.

Just a couple notes ~

I am currently obsessed with this cereal. I could eat it morning, noon & night.

The recipe for the Caramelized Onion & Grapefruit Salad is from Giada at Home (not a vegan cooking show). So the dressing contains honey. I know a true blue vegan does not consume honey ... I'm not there yet. I don't have an affinity for bees (not that it's a good excuse) so I have not looked into how bees are treated in the honey making process. We are using up the last of our store bought honey and will be switching to honey from the local Farmer's Market ... at least we know that the small beekeepers probably treat their bees better ... and this small step makes me feel better about it. Also, I've read that honey spikes your blood sugar like regular processed sugar so if you do eat honey, keep it in moderation and try to find alternatives.

The trail mix snack I had today I just threw together myself. My husband and I went on a little Wednesday afternoon date to see Date Night ... although I was tempted to treat myself to some candy ... I decided it was not worth it. 1) the candy & ice tea my husband bought cost as much as one movie ticket(!) and 2) the snacking part of watching a movie is just a habit for me ... so I tried to be smarter about it and just pack my own healthy treat. It was pretty good ... even though I lost half the bag when I dropped it on the floor. Oops. Five second rule.


  1. Your meals look delicious! I'm a fairly new vegan and love to see what other vegans eat, I honestly want to eat your pictures. I think it's awesome of you to admit you still eat honey. I wouldn't even worry about, by not eating meat and dairy you are already making a huge difference in this world. Love your blog!

  2. Wanna come cook at my house?? Don't you love how all the fruit is so yummy in the spring and summer. Another great blog. :)

  3. great blog! and thanks for posting pictures!!! i might follow your lead :)