Wednesday, April 05, 2006

4.5.06 Midweek Munchies

Harmonias Midweek Munchies Meme
A Veg*n Meme

What wonderful foods did you bring home from the grocery store?

Midweek Munchies: What DORI is contributing for the week

I belong to a monthly food coop, so I typically do not shop weekly. I often buy in cases or bulk and have a very well stocked pantry and freezer. I am usually a do-it-yourselfer in the kitchen and usually make everything myself (soy milk, seitan, home grown and preserved produce), but often try NEW commercially produced items when coop member split a case.

My meal plan is a better judge of what were eating than my shopping list -

I'm using up the last of my jar of Black Beans and will be cooking up about 4 lbs for the following uses, I'll freeze left overs in 1 1/2 Cup quantities for later use:
*Feijoada: Vegan Brazilian Black Beans, brown rice, salad
*feijoada leftovers - black beans and sweet potato soup with frozen greens
*Black Bean and Sweet Potato Cornucopias (whole wheat tortillas) & salad
*Mexican Black Bean Dip (corn tortilla flauta's), chili sauce to dip & salad
*Breakfast Hash (black beans and red/ sweet potatoes)
Organic tomatoes (industrial size can to be opened)
Raw salsa cruda con black olives and artichokes served over multigrain pasta
Romaine lettuce: I've been buying this in mega bags of 6 heads
Brussel sprouts to steam and roast
Homemade mustard to make sweet salad dressing
Balsamic vinegar to make salad vinagrette
Reduced fat silken tofu (mori-nu) I use this for smoothies
Frozen: Blueberries, rhubarb, peaches on hand
FROM PANTRY: Guiltless gourmet corn chips, corn tortillas, ww tortillas
TO PURCHASE FRIDAY: russet potatoes, strawberries, apples, pears, lemon juice
WANT TO TRY: Eggless egg roll wrappers for spring rolls made the "Eat Air" way
RECIPE: Roasted Brussels Sprouts
1 lb. brussels sprouts, washed and halved
Spray of olive oil to coat
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1-2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar or lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Toss the brussels sprouts with the remaining ingredients and roast in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Stir. Roast for another 5 - 10 minutes (check on them). This can be done with cauliflour and/ or bell peppers for variety.
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Harmonia said...

Hi! Great list!!! Very Great! I was going to ask you about the Brussel Sprouts but then you answered it at the bottom! FAB!

Thanks for the comments on my blog! I'm having fun trying new/rare veggies and I hope to try the Kohlrabi tonight or tomorrow!

EatPeacePlease said...

I just have to say that you are and all of this is amazing! I wish I could stay at your place for a week and just watch (and help and EAT!!!) how you make everything. You are very creative and I love how you freeze in small amounts for later-use.

I am looking forward to more food photos this week. What a wonderful "Monthly Munchies".

Spice Island Vegan said...

Hi Dori,

What a smart way for meal planning, to save some and freeze it for later! I am not that organized.