We have found the breakfast food of champions. Susan's Mini tofu quiches. If you have not tried these I beg you too. I have disliked eggs most of my life. Even before I became vegan, eggs had to be smothered it cheese and salsa just to politely tolerate them. I read the reviews from Susan's post and knew I had to try them. When they were almost done cooking I touched the center to see if they were done and thought to myself, ewww they feel like eggs. I am happy to say they are fantastic and remember this is coming from someone who hates eggs. Now DH who loves eggs ate 3 of these right off the bat. He thinks they are great. Brandie made hers into a lil sandwich. Her version of a "vegan mc-muffin". They don't look as big as Susan's, but it might be the pan I used. Next time Brandie and I thought broccoli might be really good in them. I did add an extra 1/2 Tablespoon of yeast (we love nutritional yeast), but other than that I followed the recipe to a Tee. Thanks gain Susan for this masterpiece. I do know to double the recipe. These were gone lickety split. Everyone check out Susan's site. http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/12/mini-crustless-tofu-quiches.html
Weight Watcher points:
Weight Watcher points:
Using lite silken tofu 0 pt each or 1pt for 2, 3 or 4 pieces.
Using regular silken tofu 1 or 2 pieces = 1pt, 3 pieces = 2pt, 4 pieces = 3pt
I just love quinoa! So I thought I would make a quick quinoa pilaf. Considering quinoa cooks in no time this is a very easy dish to make. I sauteed green onion, garlic, and shredded carrot in some No-Chicken broth. Once the veggies were getting soft I added a cup of quinoa and 2 cups of the broth. Put on the lid and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Right before it was done I added some frozen green peas. Dinner also included Gardenburger "vegan" Chik-n patty with homemade guacamole on a sprouted wheat bun, cauliflower, green beans, and some broccoli. We are in love with avocados. My guacamole is so easy. I cut up an avocado and tomato. Mix them up really good. Then I add granulated garlic and salt and pepper to taste. It works as a fabulous spread on sandwiches and when DH wants a salad I puree it more and it is a wonderful dressing.
Tonight's dinner was very colorful. We had the leftover quinoa pilaf, pickled beets, yellow corn, "Eden's Baked Beans", yellow squash, zucchini, sliced tomatoes and some black olives. I think we did it! We got all the colors of the rainbow in this meal. I know, it looks like a strange combination, but healthy and tasty is big in our house. It just feels good to eat healthy.
A quick strawberry shake for dessert. Fresh strawberries, soy delicious vanilla, and some Silk vanilla soy milk. What can get better? We found some organic baby cookies that are really good. Silly yes, but fun to be a kid!