Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's Not Hard When All You Eat Are Veggies

After class I decided to run downtown to Macy's to pick up my recital dress (I did pre-sale, saved 30 bucks!). I also hit Trader Joe's on the way back which did pretty quickly but still only left me 20 minutes to prepare and scarf down my lunch! I hate rushing when I eat :( My salad was
  • baby lettuce mix
  • snow peas
  • tomato
  • beets
  • mushroom soup rice with kidney beans
  • carrot sticks
  • celery
  • TJ's roasted tomato salsa
  • TJ's Eggplant Hummus
The eggplant hummus is only 35 calories for 2 Tbsp. Um, hellooooo hummus!

After work I went for this Coconut Cream Pie Lärabar. I was walking to choir when I took this shot.Man these things are like dessert! Now I remember by the Coconut Cream Pie is one of my favorites.

For dinner I decided, even though I was pretty hungry, to put the time in and cook. I was inspired by Tina's salad the other day which had roasted sweet potato chips. I sliced one sweet potato into discs, laid them on a baking tray which I sprayed with cooking oil, and baked them for 20 min at 350F.
Then I got to work making some cornbread! Somehow I ended up with two bags of cornmeal. Figured I may as well use them up! I got my recipe from Fatree Vegan Kitchen and used her recipe for Confetti Cornbread minus the confetti (bell peppers and corn). I also used gluten free baking mix because that's what I had! I am definitely sharing these with Miz Kelsey, my gluten free, roomie. Here's the drys,
and the wets. I combined the two and poured the batter into 11 individual muffin tins. They baked for 20 minutes at 400F.
Voila! Dinner is served! Roasted sweet potatoes, roasted broccoli, mushroom soup rice with kidney beans, cornbread muffin with expertly measured out vegan buttery spread, yellow mustard, and eggplant hummus. What more could a vegan ask for!?!?
Not to toot my own horn, but when I try, I can really whip out a tasty dinner! I guess it's not hard when all you eat are veggies :)

I was thoroughly enjoying myself while I ate dinner with an episode of Six Feet Under that I didn't want it to end. I decided to watch the last episode of season 1 with a fruity dessert. Here we have
  • scoop of my homemade Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet
  • frozen mango from trader joe's
  • frozen blueberries also from TJ
  • Kelsey's raw coconut cashew cookie bar.

There really is sorbet in there, I promise!
See, there it is!
By the time I finished season 1, it was bed time. I missed last nights post but I knew you would understand that sleep was more important! Hope you had a good night too!

1 comment:

muffin said...

Sleep is more important especially for Divas.m