Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Monday and Tuesday meals

I blatantly stole this meal idea from Mary Frances at Gluten Free Cooking School and Susan at Fat Free Vegan. Susan originally posted the recipe and Mary Frances paired it with coleslaw.

These beautiful stuffed corn bread/tortilla rounds could be filled with anything- the possibilities are endless! These were super quick because I filled them with Amy's Organic Refried Beans and Vegan Gourmet Monterey Jack (Both on sale this month at the co-op! Yes!). The surprise hit of the meal was the coleslaw- which was just shredded cabbage and carrots with a dressing of veganaise, soy yogurt, vinegar, celery seed, and salt. I think this is basically the same as my mom's recipe, except using vegan mayo and some soy yogurt.

I planned ahead for this next meal. Tuesdays are always so busy, so I pre-marinated my tempeh in lemon juice, olive oil, dill, garlic, and kelp powder to make "Sea Sticks" which are my version of fish sticks. I even got my potatoes rubbed with kosher salt and olive oil and wrapped them in foil the night before.

But then Tuesday night wasn't nearly as hectic as normal. The kids had a cold so we didn't go to basketball. Their teacher only gave one worksheet for homework, so that was over quickly.

All I had to do was dip the tempeh in a mixture of crushed brown rice crispy cereal, nutritional yeast, and salt and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes with the potatoes. Then I steamed some broccoli and stirred together a Cheeze sauce with nutritional yeast, salt, lemon juice, cornstarch, garlic powder, and almond milk.
So dinner was a breeze and we had plenty of time to enjoy Battleship and couch-snuggling with the whole family. Awwww....

7 comments:

Romina said...

Yum! Those tortillas look great. I haven't tried Amy's Refried beans, but I bet they're delicious. Coleslaw's such a great addition. I'm a sucker for the stuff. Makes cabbage 100 times more delicious.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ooh, that baked potato looks amazingly delicious. I'm definitely going to have to try that-- I used to love broccoli-and-cheeSe baked potatoes, so I bet broccoli-and cheeZe baked potatoes are even better! I'm also adding your Bademjan Borani recipe to my list of things to make. Thanks for all the ideas :o).

Ashasarala said...

Thanks for checking out my blog. :)

The tortillas are mouth-watering. I haven't had any in such a long time. The baked potatoes are even better. My favourite veggies!

Jennifer said...

Oh man, I am drooling at work. If you just take a gander at the picture of the food I make on my blog you would know why. I love Mexican, period. Read Mexican, Mexican inspired, Tex-Mex, pretty much anything but taco bell. I'm gonna have to check this recipe out.

That potato looks fabulous.

Jennifer said...

I meant to type 'real' not 'read'

:-)

Veggie said...

Mmm...that broccoli-cheeze baked potato looks amazing!
I like your idea for the tempeh sticks i'll have to try that soon.

Beja {Howdy-Honey.com} said...

Hey Liz! I found your blog after seeing you comment on a FB post. I had seen it years ago, and it occurred to me that I would totally find some veggie recipe ideas.

WEEEEEEE!!!!! I'm so excited I chased that rabbit! My next menu plan will be filled with a few new ideas!

<3 Beja