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Old 09-09-2017, 09:49 PM   #31
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Glad to hear you can order those crusts, Nigel. I'd absolutely do that if our stores didn't carry them.

No cooking today. We went to Jason's Deli and enjoyed their terrific salad bar. I was a tad disappointed that they no longer have kalamata olives on the salad bar, but they did have some really good Queen green olives instead.
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:50 AM   #32
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I've never been to Jason's Deli even though I drive right past one when I go to SA. Glad to hear they have a salad bar. Bummer about the olives.
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:09 PM   #33
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Tonight =

Boca cheeseburger
Baked Potato done on the grill
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:45 PM   #34
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Leftover black bean soup with avocado cream and a salad.

I whipped up some date paste, although it's probably thinner than paste. I'm wanting to make some bbq sauce and a few other things that go well with that caramel flavor.
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:44 PM   #35
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The Jason's Deli salad bar is very good, Nigel, and they have some vegetarian soups and sandwiches as well. We don't go often, but we always enjoy it when we go.

Nothing exciting foodwise today. Had a kind of lazy day, watched some football and a lot of hurricane coverage I made some cauliflower "wings" and oven fries and we finished up some leftover hummus and baba ganouj, with a bunch of kalamata olives since I had been deprived of them yesterday lol.
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:47 PM   #36
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lol penguinpower.....I would have done the same thing if I was deprived of my olives too

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Wife is having shepherd's pie

I am having spinach and cheese tamales (I found them at Sprouts, so I hope they are good)
I'm adding faux chili and some shredded cheese on top of them and calling it good.
Mondays are generally easy food days for me.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:34 PM   #37
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I decided to make this 'pulled' eggplant and used the GF grill. You just cook the halves until soft and then scoop them out.

I mixed in the bbq sauce and used an Alvarado sprouted bun with avo spread.

Honestly it would just be easier to grill eggplant slices and make a sandwich with bbq sauce or whatever. Next time......
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:12 AM   #38
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DH took me out to lunch today and we had a yummy mushroom stroganoff. I've tried to make this at home, and I come close, but I can't quite get it. I'll have to keep trying. It's a long drive to that restaurant.

So we weren't really hungry for dinner and I just made a Hugh Jass salad. I'll be leaving on Friday for a week and did some cooking for the freezer so the hubster won't starve - made a batch of Lentil/Walnut burgers, and a big pot of Ethiopian Spicy Tomato Lentils with the leftover lentils. I held back on the hot spice because I'm planning to give some to my mom and she doesn't do hot. My first time making that recipe, and it tastes pretty good. I had printed it out quite a while ago and can't remember which site had it.
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One of my standby meals is curried chick peas and cauliflower. It's a cheater Indian dish.
I just saute onion, garlic, ginger than add chick peas, cauliflower and coconut milk. I usually add a little bit of pepper flakes and smoked paprika, as well but it's not necessary.

That's dinner for a couple days with the last of the black bean soup in between.

PP, that meal prep sounds good.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:23 PM   #41
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That's pretty wild Dottie. I cant help but think that it tastes nothing like a pizza though, more like a pile of cucumbers. Am I right?

He ate it with his hands and I could see the liquid falling through...kinda not my thing when using silverware is a perfectly vegan or raw vegan tool. lol (for me anyway)

I liked watching the video though.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:26 PM   #42
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penguinpower, I have tried making mushroom stroganoff and I didn't like it, even though I followed the recipe exactly and I do like mushrooms.

Tonight I'm having pizza just cuz I'm still tired from going to SA yesterday. And pizza is easy cuz I bought the crusts.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:52 PM   #43
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I'm in Michigan right now - gosh, it's a beautiful state! I am planning to visit Mackinac Island while I'm here, and the "concierge" type gal suggested I wait until Wednesday or Thursday because tomorrow is supposed to be 70ish here, and the island runs about 15 degrees cooler, so it could be kinda brisk. They're expecting unseasonable warmth to return on Wednesday so it might be more comfortable she said.

I brought some food with me, and I have a full kitchen here so I've been eating easy stuff. Tonight was a can of Progresso vegetable soup with added frozen green beans and brown rice. I was hungry from walking around all day, and it really tasted good. In my travels I found a nice local co-op where they had Japanese sweet potatoes for $2.29/#. When I am able to find them at home they are $2.99 or $3.49, so that's a bargain. I might have to hit that co-op again before I go home and buy 10# or so as my 'souvenir' lol.
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penguinpower, I have tried making mushroom stroganoff and I didn't like it, even though I followed the recipe exactly and I do like mushrooms.
Same here, Nigel! There's a restaurant chain here called Doublewide Grill and they have the only vegan mushroom stroganoff that I've liked, and I LOVE mushrooms! I've tried an number of recipes that I either didn't like or just felt "meh" about. Doublewide's mushroom stroganoff was named the best vegan dish in the local restaurant competition. I have come close to duplicating it but I'm definitely missing something...gotta keep trying!
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:45 PM   #45
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It sounds like you are having a great time, penguinpower.
That's cool about the co op having the eggplant. If they last a long time, I would get a whack of them too. lol

Its fixing to storm here.

I had chunky vegetable soup and grilled cheese last night. I doubt the chunky soup is really vegetarian but I didn't read the label. I'm a backslider so for me, its good and easy. I like progresso also.
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Mushroom stroganoff is all about the mushrooms and getting that flavor right then the creamy part is less important.

Worcestershire sauce is one ingredient that makes it but I think if you follow a traditional recipe with veg ingredients you'll get it right.

I make cream from raw cashews and tofu with plenty of lemon juice, a little ACV and a dusting of stevia.
I use it in place of yogurt/sour cream. I can taste the tofu a little straight up which is no biggie since I love tofu but when added to a recipe it really works well...BUT whatever cream you like will work, however, things like coconut yogurt are not good.
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Thanks for the tips, jem51.
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Back home again - had a really nice time in Michigan but ate way too many non-veg things. I went to Mackinac Island and visited the Grand Hotel, enjoyed touring that lovely facility and saw the "Somewhere in Time" wall. Treated myself to the lunch buffet (big $$$ ouch) and way overindulged in the pastries. I'm not normally a sweets eater but for some reason they ended up in my belly.

Today I made a big Instant Pot full of Rancho Gordo Corona beans - wow, are they good. The biggest beans I have ever made, so meaty and tender. Rancho Gordo included a recipe with them, a simple tomato sauce, and I still have some San Marzano tomatoes on my plants so I made that up while the beans were cooking. Very delicious meal.
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Those beans sound good, penguinpower.

I'm glad you had a nice trip.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:15 PM   #50
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PP, I love those giant Greek beans but they are so expensive and never in bulk. I need to get up to Eugene before heading south and stock up on the harder to find beans.
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Tonight I'm having vegetarian subway.
I'm too tired to cook...had a busy working weekend.
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Hub went fishing. No fish but he's eating crab.
I'm finishing the last of the lentil soup.

Tomorrow I'm making Ital Stew from Healthier Steps. It is so delicious.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:20 PM   #53
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Thanks for mentioning that site, Jem! Some yummy sounding recipes on there, and the Ital stew does look very good. I was expecting it would be an Italian recipe lol. I am definitely going to try it and some of the other Jamaican recipes on that site. We really enjoyed Jamaican food on our trip there.

Tonight we had spaghetti squash mixed with some whole wheat angel hair and homemade pasta sauce, heavy on the mushrooms. It was really good.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:44 PM   #54
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Tonight I'm having this squash stuff made with yellow squash and TJ's beefless beef, crackers, small salad.

Wife is having pot roast with onions, potatoes, carrots, & a small salad.
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I cooked some kidney beans, Louisiana style, and brown basmati rice. Tomorrow I will use the leftover rice in mujadara.

Fall food. Getting cool and some rain here. Heading back to CA in a couple weeks.
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Traveling again - tonight I made oven "fries" and took a chance on a jar of red cabbage with apples from the Dollar Store, and it was good! I will have to run back over there tomorrow to see if they have more. I also picked up a pizza crust, sauce and some jarred sliced mushrooms there for pizza dinner tomorrow.
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PP are you cooking in a motel room with a microwave? That can be tough but doable.

We stayed in our first Airbnb apartment this summer and it was nice to have a tiny kitchen with a fridge and full stove. We didn't do a lot of cooking but it was much more easy to prepare breakfast/lunch, at least.
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jem, I'm in a timeshare that has a full kitchen. We have a few timeshares that we got on Ebay for virtually nothing, and I love exchanging into different places. Over the years I've learned how to squeeze multiple weeks out of each timeshare. Rather than buying a second home in one place, we planned to spend a few months a year staying in resorts where somebody else took care of everything lol. Unfortunately my DH turned into an old fart and recently decided that he doesn't like to travel so I end up going on my own a lot. Sometimes friends join me. This year I got behind in using up my weeks so have to "force" myself to cram a lot of travels into these last couple months of the year. Right now I'm at a place in Virginia Beach that I just love - it's an older timeshare so not as luxurious as some are, but it's huge, and direct oceanfront so I am sitting here right now watching a lot of dolphins - it is very warm for this time of year so maybe that's why there are so many, must be at least 20 of them out there now.

I usually drive and bring my Instant Pot but Southwest recently started flying into the closest airport and I gave it a try but didn't want to risk bringing the IP. Flying really made the trip so much easier and thanks to SW's price it didn't cost much more than I'd spend on gas and wear and tear on my car. But I sure do miss my IP! There's a Whole Foods and Trader Joe's a few miles away so I loaded up on some simple things to prepare here. Last night I had my dollar store pizza. I might go to Ruby Tuesday's and have the salad bar today.
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Making Shepherd's Pie for the family as one of the kids requested it.

Not sure what I'm going to have. Probably a salad. I really need to look for some good recipes! lol!
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