Thursday, February 20, 2014

Red Curry Stew with Brown Basmati Rice, Chickpea, Red Kale, and Sea Bean

This would be a no-added-fat meal, but for the significant half avocado, contributing about 12-15g of fat. The dinner came out well!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Three Sisters' Beans-Lentil-Barley-Corn-Bell Pepper Soup, Fruited Quinoa, and Tempeh with Spinach (No Added Fat)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

French Lentils and Kale with Mixed Vegetables, Bruschetta on Mixed Whole Grain English Muffin, Cabbage Salad (Almost No Added Fat)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Seitan with Cabbage, Bi-Color Corn, Leek and Onion; Madagascar Pink Rice w Vegetables; Salad w Pickle Chunks (No Added Fat)

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Golden Beet with Potato, Tomatilla Salsa, Leek, Corn, Miso and Hemp Seed; Black Bean with Ginger and Jalapeno Sauce; and Madagascar Pink Rice with Baby Portabello (No Added Fat)

For dinner tonight, I started a pot of water boiling and put in 3 golden beet roots. It takes about 30-40m to boil unpeeled beet roots, and I also wanted to boil about ten very small (maybe 3/4" diameter) potatoes which take maybe 10m, so I added the potato about 20m into the boil.

Dinner was easy; when the beet was done (I gently pushed a knife into the beet and knew it was done when I could easily push to the middle), I set the potato aside and cut them into halves. I ran some cool water over the beet roots till they were comfortable to handle, then cut the top and bottom off and, mainly just with rubbing, removed the skin then diced the roots into maybe 3/4" cubes. I mixed in a little chopped leek, about 1/8 cup corn, maybe 2T tomatilla salsa, 1/2 t miso, and maybe 2T water. I stirred over medium heat just two minutes or so to heat everything. I removed from heat and mixed in about a teaspoon of hemp seeds.

I also mixed in some ginger, jalapeno sauce, and salt with black beans for one side dish. I served this all with Madagascar pink rice (1 : 1 3/4 ratio for 20m; I usually add a vegan bouillon cube to the water, as I did today) with about 5 baby bella mushrooms, cut into 1/4" slices. Dinner was tasty!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Biodynamic Whole Wheat Orzo with Vegetables and Tangerine Jerk Seitan

Monday, February 03, 2014

Hearty Lentil Soup, Black Eyed Peas (No Added Fat)

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Chickpea and Broccoli Saute with Spicy Brown Rice Noodles (No Added Fat)

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Hemp Tofu-Spinach Saute, Baked Murasaki Sweet Potato (No Added Fat)

My wife doesn't eat tofu as it bothers her digestion, but I found out just a few days ago that tofu apparently doesn't have to be soy-based. I found a hemp tofu by Living Harvest that turns out to be soy-free. I made a simple saute with spinach, onion, shallot (I found at our local coop for the first time I think organic shallots today!), and this tofu. It came out quite well, especially with a little hot sauce at the table.

I also picked up today from the coop a locally grown Japanese Murasaki sweet potato, purplish on the outside and off-white inside. Dinner was good!