Falafel, veggies, and wierd weather
Healthy vegan meals and happenings in our new home, Texas!
Comfort food was in the plan, but what to make. I searched and searched and came across Susan's Fettuccine No-Fredo with Broccoli and Sautéed Mushrooms. After reading the comments Brandie and I decided to make a creamier version of the sauce and then just adapted Susan's wonderful dish to our comfort needs. We fell in love with it. DH tasted it, (not knowing what was in it) and he even loved it. We are not going to tell him it is made with cauliflower. :o)
Anyone who has not tried Aloo Mutter Gobi is missing out. This dish gets better everyday. I turned the leftovers into a yummy pita sandwich. We heated up some 9 grain pitas, split them, and stuffed them with leftover Aloo. Oh my goodness is it good. I have eaten this for 3 days and can't get enough. Using up what was in the fridge before shopping this weekend gave us steamed cabbage, green beans with toasted almonds, and yellow squash. I can't tell you what a comfort meal this is!
My parents gave us this care package for our anniversary. Costco warehouse has started carrying organic products and my parents bought us some as a gift. The frozen green beans, frozen corn, and the salad mix are all organic. The cantelopes are huge as are the Fuji apples. The bag in the back is a big-o bag of Texas ruby red grapefruit, which I loveto eat. I have one for breakfast almost everyday. Look at the size of that lemon! My mom says her neighbors tree is loaded with them. Thanks Mom and Dad! We love you!
Today is our 30th wedding anniversary. Wow! It is hard to believe it has been that long. The years have been great. We have so many wonderful memories and more love for each other everyday. Isn't it strange how the longer you are married the more you fall in love?We became sweethearts 31 years ago. I am so glad that my dreams came true. That my knight in shining armor came and took me to be his bride. Our oldest daughter could not be with is as she lives in Texas, but we received a happy phone call wishing us a "Happy Anniversary". Thanks Dana and Jac! Our youngest daughter surprised us with these beautiful flowers along with a homemade gift and card. The words on the card
I am so proud of our girls and thought I would share their happy faces. This is our oldest daughter, Dana. I keep asking for her to send pictures, but her and her sweety are so busy. Hi Dana and Jac! Send momma pictures!
Susan's Carrot Spice Muffins
2pts on weight watchersI have been out of wheat flour for quite awhile. I was just to lazy to get the wheat grinder out and grind the wheat berries. Last time we bought wheat we purchased the white wheat berries, which made it perfect for this recipe. These muffins gave me that yummy nudge to get a move on things. Since I was grinding I ground quite a bit so I should be set for a couple weeks.
Now back to the recipe. I made these muffins yesterday and they are a hit with everyone. DD, Brandie, took one to work for her boss and she loved them and asked for the recipe. DH and I ate them for breakfast along with fruit. I used all white whole wheat flour, dark agave nectar, dried currants instead of raisins, and added an extra tablespoon of the soy yogurt. (that was what was left in the carton and it seemed silly to throw it away). I also had about 1/4 cup of lonely blueberries, that were just past the plump eating stage so I threw them in too. The outcome was fantastic. Oh, I took a pinch of sugar and sprinkled the tops before baking. I really need to use a vanilla bean and make me some vanilla sugar. I have to tell everyone that these muffins are the most amazing whole wheat muffin you will ever eat. I rarely use anything but whole wheat flour and most muffins are dense. These yummies are light, moist, and full of flavor. This recipe is a #1 keeper for sure.
You can see the beautiful orange carrots and the bits of blueberries.
Susan you have done it again! Another fantastic recipe. Here is the link to her recipe and beautiful photos. http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2007/03/carrot-spice-muffins.html
(Sorry this picture is so dull looking. This plate is actually bright yellow, the green beans vibrant green and the tofu is a pretty golden color . Sometimes my camera freaks out. Weird since the same camera took all the pictures)
Served over brown rice with pineapple on the side. The pineapple works perfect with spicy foods. We also had a green salad with a new dressing we found, Follow Your Heart Miso and Sesame Dressing. It worked perfect for this meal.
A big thank you to Melody for including me in this recipe testing.
Great fun, great food!
Hi everyone! First I would like to thank everyone for their congrats to DH for his scholarship. He was so thrilled to see all the post from you. I too am very proud of him. I would also like to thank everyone for their help with seitan recipes. I have had some great tips and hope to try some of them in the next couple weeks.
Here is the "Eggless Egg Salad" with some simple homemade vegetable soup
and fresh fruit salad.