I've been trying to post here and this is the second time. Anyone else having technical difficulties?
I pressure cooked a pound of chickpeas this morning and turned half of it into roasted red pepper hummus. Declicious! I also made a very lowfat baba ganoush, which paired with the hummus, veggies and 40 calorie whole grain mini pitas, made a filling and delicious lunch for two. I'm sure these two spreads will make their way into my new laptox lunchbox system! I'm such a food porn geek. Yes, I'll take pictures. hehe
Made a bunch of sauted veggies in my cast iron. Used some for pizzas. No pics of that. We'll use the rest in scrambles, quesadillas and wraps this week.
God loves vegan food. See how she shines her rays down on it!
Dreena posted this recipe last week and I was drooling at the thought. Of course, I don't follow recipes, so I used my teryiyaki glaze mixed with lots of wasabi paste to flavor up these roasted chickpeas. Hell yeah! Topped with nori shreds. I am in LOVE! Thanks Dreena, for the inspiration. Wasabi Peas were my favorite junk food before, and now I have no need for them. I'm going to tinker a bit and these will be going in my cookbook.
Again, a gross picture (and thanks to all of you who said the food didn't look gross.. I'm OK with the fact that some food doesn't photograph well.. we all know it is often the tastiest!..)
Last week, I created a zuchinni bread/muffin recipe that was vegan of course, sugar free, very low fat and whole grain. It turned out a bit dry. It would have been PERFECT with another cup of applesauce... anyways... I ate most of the muffins at work for breakfast since they were super healthy and I don't let things go to waste.. but parked the sliced loaf of bread in the freezer. I figured it would be PERFECT for "french toast" and I was right! Two slices of this bread provided 18 grams of complete protein and 10 grams of fiber. I used a soymilk/chickpea flour/spiced mixture for the french toast and made a cranberry apple sauce spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg (stevia sweetened) to top it. Of course, we finished it off with some powdered sugar. I cooked them in my cast iron with olive oil spray. (don't knock it til ya try it! Olive oil is delicious with sweet goods.. it lends a buttery flavor),,
I started a photography blog here to post non-food photos. My goal is to take a non-food photo per day. Work doesn't count, since I often take so many pics my head spins.. but they aren't creative in nature, so they don't count.
Next week is the Boston Vegetarian Food festival! I will be assisting with a demo.. when I know the details, I'll let you all know! If any Boston peeps are there, I hope we can meet up!