Sunday, April 19, 2009

$3.33 a day: Soy Cutlets, Soups, Lighter Hummus

Thanks for all the well wishes! My son's Ensemble won 2nd place!! I am so proud of them. They worked very hard and it paid off. He is a senior (I can't believe how fast time flies) so this was a nice way to end his last competition!

Soy Cutlet with Cranberry Aioli

This cutlet was delicious. It was basically one of my burger mixes (taken from the freezer). The sauce was also taken from the freezer; my cranberry chutney mixed with the low fat vegenaise substitute. It worked super well. It's so nice to have the vegenaise monkey off my back (or should I say hips)!

I've barely seen my kids all week. Andrew got home at 4am this morning. My younger son has been busy and not here for many meals either. I've been eating soups and salads and smoothies.

Raw Thai Noodle Bowl

I just love this soup. It warms up in the vita mix, so it doesn't really FEEL like you're eating a raw soup. That and the hot sauce I use with it.. Sometimes I used collards as a noodle, but daikon is my favorite noodle sub with these flavors.

Black Bean Chili

Made a big pot and have been eating it. I don't mind eating the same thing over and over. My kids do, but they haven't been here, so this has been my dinner 3 times this week!

Low Fat Hummus

I made some super low fat hummus using chickpeas and cooked zucchini. This was a great 100 calorie snack. Topped with a little chipotle pepper, it really hits the spot. I've also been using it for dressing on salad.

I have spent a total of $66.22 this month. I went totally produce crazy because I've been eating a lot of raw. On the first of the month, I will list everything I have bought for the month and how much I paid for it. (and post my weight loss!).

Super fun news!

I am offering cooking classes every Sunday in May (except for May 9th which is Saturday because of Mother's Day)

Here is a list of them:

May 3: Cinco de Mayo Feast

Veggie stuffed enchiladas with homemade Green and Red sauces, Vegan queso, Pico de gallo, Chipotle citrus black beans, Guacamole and Raw pina colada smoothies

*May 9 (Saturday): Indian Feast

Sag tofu, Chana masla, Aloo gobi, Yellow basmati rice, Homemade chutneys, Raw mango lassi

May 17: Terrific Tofu

Tofu basil ricotta stuffed mushrooms, Italian marinated and roasted tofu chunks with kale and sun dried tomatoes, Pomegranate bbq tofu sandiwches, Broccoli and red pepper stiry fry with low fat crispy tofu, Peanut butter and chocolate pie

May 24: Burgers and Picnics

All American burgers with special sauce, Black bean burgers with chipotle aioli, Chickpea of the sea burgers with tartar sauce, Sesame ginger beet salad, Southwestern curried black bean salad, Gazpacho

May 31: Raw Basics

Green smoothies, Marinated and stuffed mushrooms with gremolata, Sunflower pate and veggie collard roll ups with Ceasar dressing, Thai noodle bowls, Cheesecake

For more information, goto my website:

I hope to see some of you there!

Finally, I'm not sure how the interview at Greezo went. I have mixed feelings about it.

Alissa Cohen was wonderful and radiant and I'm really glad I got to meet her.


  1. Gosh, I wish I lived near you!

  2. Congratulations to your son!!

    Oooh, Cranberry Aioli??? Fabulous!!

  3. Those classes sound like so much fun... Wish I could attend!

  4. If it didn't involve a plane ticket, you know I'd be at every one of those classes!

  5. congrats on the classes! i wish i could go!!

  6. Yum. That raw Thai soup looks fantastic. Actually, everything does. Your classes sound like fun. I wish I could come.

  7. Yay for your son!
    You raw thai soup looks amazing. I wish I could go to some of your classes.

  8. The Thai noodles look delicious. It sounds like you've been very busy. The cooking classes are a great idea! I'm not sure if I'll be down that way any weekends in May, but I'll check out my calendar.

  9. Wow, I really wish I were closer to you! I would love to take one of your classes. My fiance and I are very into cooking together, but all of the classes around here are not even vegetarian friendly :( I seriously "OMG-ed" outloud when I saw the raw basics & indian food ones! I would loooove to take them. Sometimes I hate being down here in the south.

    Guess I'll just have to settle for the e-book. Perhaps if it has success you could do some kind of online/webcam/video classes? :D

  10. Those cutlets look fantastic! I am drooling...

    I wish I lived somewhat near you so that I could come to your classes--they sound great. Good luck with them!

    I will keep my fingers crossed for Grezzo...


  11. Congrats to your son!!!

    Great pics :)


  12. Yay! Congrats to your son! And all the food looks just great--cranberry aioli? Amazing! Sorry about the interview--but I bet it was better than you thought. And I wish I lived closer so I could take a class with you!

  13. I'd take those classes if I lived near you. They sound great.

  14. Oh gosh, what I would give to be able to attend your classes! Unfortunately it's a long, long trip from Minnesota to California (in more ways than one, heh.) My fingers are crossed for you for the job!

  15. Such a shame I live in the UK - I'd LOVE to hit up one of your cookery classes! And glad things went so well for your (all-grown-up) son!

  16. Congrats to your son and how I wish I could come to your cooking classes. Well, the flight would be a little bit expensive :)
    These soy cutlets look mouthwatering.

  17. I wish I lived close enough to come to those classes! Great looking meals, I am making black bean soup this week! Can't wait!

  18. how awesome about the cooking classes! if i was nearby, i would totally take one :) your dinners of soups sound perfect to me... it's basically all i've been wanting to eat lately, haha. and those cutlets! those look delicious.

  19. As always, your food looks delicious, especially your raw pad Thai! It makes me sad that I live so far away and can't go to your cooking classes...
    Any chance of posting one of your recipes?

  20. The raw soup has me drooling!!

    My Dad has a place in Harrisville, NH. If I'm ever up there and in possession of his car, I would love to take a class or say hi!

  21. Congrats to Andrew! That is quite an accomplishment :) I wish I was closer so I could take a class!

  22. eek, I'd be taking your raw class in a *second* if I could! And cranberry aioli... wow... it's beautiful, wish I could try it. :o

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