What are all of you eating this week?! Any favorite meals or recipes to share with everyone? :-)
|HGK's Sri Lankan Kale|
Butternut Coconut Squash from "Appetite for Reduction" by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (leftover yumminess--made it super quick compared to the recipe in the book because I was running late to work--threw basmati rice in with cooked butternut squash, 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract, a handful of chopped walnuts and oat milk until the mix was moist. YUM)
|Sweet Potato-White Bean Soup, Coconut Pumpkin Soup|
& the stuffed Acorn Squash halves!! YUM!
Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup from the Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester: This looks amazing--I used the Healthy Librarian's coconut milk trick for this (oat milk + coconut extract) to reduce fat.
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cranberry & Brown Rice Medley from the Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester: Who knew you could cook a squash in a slow cooker?! That is why I love this new cookbook--awesome ideas!
Romaine & Avocado Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing from the Party Vegan by Robin Robertson this dressing is fabulous. I cut the oil by 3/4 and used water instead--it tasted just fine! In fact, I may just use water totally next time because the cilantro is such a strong flavor that you really don't notice the lack of oil!
Vegan Caesar Salad with Healthy Girl's Kitchen's AWESOME No-oil Caesar Salad dressing! Ok let me just explain how good this salad dressing is--way too good!! I seriously could almost eat it by itself with some crackers :-) She uses chickpeas to thicken the sauce. The only substitutions I had to make were I added oat milk instead of the soy sauce & a second bottle of capers (I think it needed it because the soy sauce is a strong flavor & a bit saltier so the capers compensated.) YUM!
Sandwiches, Snacks & Side Dishes
Lentil Spread: Sandwiches with sliced cherry tomatoes and this AMAZING lentil spread that I found on The Healthy Librarian's site. Its SO good! Be careful with the chipotle peppers in adobe sauce--I misread the recipe the whole time and thought it said "one CAN of the chipotle peppers", not ONE pepper!!" Suffice to say, with one tiny bite I nearly burned my mouth off and had to throw out the first batch! Once that trauma was over though and I remade it properly, the actual spread was so so so delicious!
Hummus with Rice Crackers (the hummus is my own recipe, thrown together from a bunch of different tahini-free hummus recipes--green onions, a tiny bit of adobe sauce with chipotle pepper, dijon mustard, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, garlic, water and vegetable broth. No measurements. Sounds crazy but it is crazy good!)
Spiced Rice-Lentil Squares by the Fat Free Vegan Kitchen--looking forward to FINALLY trying these--always need more bars for on the run & I couldn't make them the last time they were on our plan because I didn't have any allspice!!
Happy Herbivore's Pumpkin Bread from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook by Lindsay Nixon: Ok, this is a really delicious bread & super easy to make! Just be careful slicing it because I was careless and managed to cut myself pretty badly with the knife when I sliced my loaf!! :-( After that disaster was addressed, I happily enjoyed the spice of the bread. Instead of the whole wheat pastry flour, I substituted All Purpose Gluten-Free flour (which bumped the fiber and protein content of the bread considerably). Instead of pumpkin pie spice (which I didn't have) I substituted cinnamon, ginger & allspice. I wish I had ground cloves b/c I think it would have been even better. If you make this, the only thing to remember is that her baked items tend to cook for a LONG time--when it says an hour, plan on an hour and 15 to 20 mins in actuality!
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