Monday, April 4, 2011

Meatless Mondays

What was on your plate today???  My morning started off with a nice green smoothie made with spinach, blueberries, banana, almond milk and flax meal...I've figured out that by adding the flax meal my smoothie gets me through the morning so that I'm not hungry until lunch time.
Lunch was...
White bean spinach salad which were leftovers from last night, kale salad and carrot and apple salad.  Yummy and filling.  When I got home from work I could not figure out what to eat.  Hubby wasn't home so I thought that I would make something that he's not that crazy about.  Portabella pizzas.  I know that I blogged about them yesterday, but I tend to obsess when I find something that I really like.  I mean, I will eat it every other day for two weeks, then I won't want it any more.  Check out my socca blog.  I  was totally obsessed with socca.   I still have soccalove just not as much as in the beginning.
Remove the stems and the skirts from the portabella, bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
Then fill with your favorite pizza topping...I use marinara, daiya cheese and basil...
Bake for another 8-10 minutes until cheese melts and Enjoy!
And yes, I ate both of them!!
What's your favorite pizza toppings???
Remember to, Make it with Love!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Weekend Eats

I'm going to begin with my Thursday eats...while watching TV I came up with the ideas of making a portabella mushroom pizza.
It was delicious, I ate two of them.  I baked the portabella for about 8 minutes then added the toppings...marinara, Daiya Mozzarella cheese and basil. Baked for another 10 minutes.  It was so good and I will be making these again!

Friday is usually a shopping day for me.  I don't work and I sleep in.  All that usually throws me off my eating schedule.  I had my smoothie around 11:00 them hit the streets to do some grocery shopping.  Went to...
Here is where I buy my rice paper for my spring rolls and other delicious asian goodies...Did I mention spring rolls???  Made a bunch later that day!!
Also went to BJ's and bought 2 big bags of Gardein Seven grain tenders.  Hubby and I enjoyed those for dinner.  I made myself a lettuce taco and buffaloed the tenders and topped with guacamole.
I slept in a little on Saturday...As I was lying in bed I heard some noise coming from the kitchen, sounding like someone was frying something??? "What was going on?"  I thought to myself.  I walked downstairs and hubby was frying the spring rolls!!!! Oh no, I thought to myself, until I tasted one.  Surprise, surprise, they were Good!  A little messy, but good.  So this is what I did...I rolled more rolls, adding cabbage and spicy thai walnut meat, and here is what we got...
They were divine.  Hubby said that he just needed something cooked and I can respect that!   Glad that he did because they were fabulous.  He wants me to say that they were inspired by him...and they were!

Went to a Birthday Club Celebration Saturday afternoon.  The restaurant that was chosen is called Houlihans.  My good friend chose this place because of the vegan/vegetarian options.  I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the selections.  I ordered the Tuscan white bean salad.  It was so good that I couldn't wait to get home to recreate.  And that is what I did today.
Again, delicious.  I could tell that hubby was not too excited about the beans so I made his with quinoa pasta and he loved it.
The weekend is over...must mentally prepare for the work week!   
Make it with Love!