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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Leftover soup, falafel, and veggies.

Simple, but good. I had some leftover vegetable bean soup and potato leek soup in the fridge. There was just enough of both to make a yummy lunch. I combined the two and added some bow tie pasta and there you have it. One yummy lunch. I just had to share because the soup was really good and the little bow-ties looked cute in the picture.

I keep cooked beans in the freezer for quick meals and I used the last of mine with the chili I made the other day. So today was the day for restocking. I cooked black beans, white beans, and pinto beans. I spread them out on cookies sheets when they are done, once they are cool I package them in 2 cup servings. Needless to say, after that I was done cooking. Brandie has wanted falafel so I cheated tonight and used the dry mix that you add water too. It is a quick meal in a pinch. I did steam some yellow squash, broccoli, rainbow chard, and cooked up some frozen corn. We are hooked on Bryanna's Fat free brown yeast gravy, so I made a pot of that too. Added some yummy tomatoes and dinner was done. Delish!

When Brandie walked in the door from work today she said she was starving. I am glad I got her favorites made. She had the falafel and a Vegan Gardenburger. You can see here that she decided to put her rainbow chard on her bun. When I asked how it was, she gave me the thumbs up since her mouth was full of yummies!


Judy said...

I love your idea of combining two different soups with pasta and making a new meal.

You sound like such a great mom. Your kids are lucky to have you.

p.s. falafel from a box is actually quite good.

KleoPatra said...

Ooooh, that soup looks marvelous!!! I love bow tie pasta. It's so much fun to eat!! Love the sandwich, too, so healthy to eat, what a treat!! Can i come over and eat with you!? :o)

aTxVegn said...

Ugh, Sheree, I've been so busy! Sorry I haven't been by in a while. I left a comment on your post below too!

I love your refurbished leftover soup! I also love the falafel from a box. Across the street from my office is "Marakesh" which makes the best falafel in town. I invited to Chase to come have lunch with me today and we got HUGE sandwiches - 5 patties with lettuce, tomato, cukes, and hummus, all wrapped in a giant pita! Your plate with all the veggies looks like a great dinner. I'm so glad you are still up and able to cook.

Just call me Orangie said...

mmm...soup :)

scottishvegan said...

Mmmm…I love falafel. I’ve never tried dry mix though…sounds nice and simple! Love that sandwich!

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

I love falafel and even the boxed mixes are great!

Chard on a sandwich though... hmmm.... I'll have to try it!

urban vegan said...

Rainbow chard? Yummers.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks great. I love that you "mixed" up the soups to create a new meal idea.

MeloMeals said...

Yay , you're cooking! You must be feeling a bit better or just getting used to being in pain! I hope it's the former.

Love the veggie filled dinner. My first thought when seeing the plate, was how abundant it looked.. and then realizing it was mostly vegetables.. how cool is that?