I had to go to a curriculum night at Matthew's school last night, so Dave was in charge of supper duty. He made a basic thick crust pizza using commercial soy cheese, TVP s'sage crumbles (i keep this made ahead in the freezer ready for nights like this) and a good pizza sauce. Today's lunchboxes include pizza leftovers, a banana, and a container of green beans that grew in our garden. Sorry if the picture quality is not the best... I am working on this and hope to be able to allow you to click and access a larger picture. Until then I leave you with a tag and will show you what I must be doing the rest of the day. My post tomorrow afternoon will be my entry for the vegan t'ART contest. The t'ART I will be presenting makes excellent leftovers also. I have been having alot of fun toying with this concept so come back and check it out, I'll think you'll enjoy it. :)
ALSO - I just switched to the BETA blogger. Gotta say the spelling moderator is great. I'm sure anyone who has read my blog at any time knows there were typos everywhere because I never took the time to spell check using the old way. This new version of blogger should help me with that now. :)
This one comes from Catherine of Albion Cooks. And looks like it originated from the Traveler's Lunchbox, an interesting piece to read so I'll place a link to them to. I present the five foods that I think everyone should try before they die.
1) Bryanna's Seitan Wellington Roast with Madeira Gravy... time consuming so only for a special occasion but an awesome presentation as well as an awesome eat. It uses a wonderful mushroom pate as well as phyllo dough sheets.
2) A simple stir-fry of fresh picked (from your own) garden greens... Swiss chard is my current favorite. But a pot of spicy southern greens would work to or maybe even a soup with some greens added. I can be flexible here, it's all good.
3) Three sister's pizza: A concoction of squash, corn, and a savory white bean spread with vegan Gruyere cheese. Autumn time is near and I am really looking forward to eating this again soon.
4) Acorn squash, roasted to perfection in the oven until the edges are browned and filled with my five bean soup. Use the squash as the bowl and make sure to pull up spoons of it with the soup.
and last but not least (drum roll please) ...
5) Stufado an Italian vegetable stew that includes all sorts of peak of the season fresh garden produce. It's nice and thick and wonderful, esp when the leftovers are served in calzone pockets.
My dining room table is a mess. What you see here is an assortment of paperwork I have laying everywhere. I am writing a grant proposal which is a final project for the last class I had to leave to take (the one week one in which I stayed in the sorority house). My idea is a program that will be a bridge between the public school and the homeschooling community ... a true alternative approach to education. The focus of my program will be supporting the parent-teachers who teach their students. So what happens when mom is lost in a mess of paperwork?
Well I "force" others to cook...
What happens during this cruel and unusual time of punishment? This time Dreena's Home style Chocolate Chip Cookies were made. Oh, oh, oh, (to the 7th degree) .... so good! I have made some fatty sugary vegan cookies in my lifetime (the kind that I would often not eat due to the high wasted calorie content, but I sure sold alot of them). I LOVE THESE COOKIES! I ate these cookies and didn't have a problem with the ingredients.Melissa used olive oil instead of canola and I can see many variation options with this recipe. For example ... need to lower the sugar content? Sub stevia and if you don't mind the chemicals use sugar free pancake syrup. Want a wheat alternative... use Bette Hagman's Four Flour Bean Mix (gluten free) or spelt flour. We used a dairy free chocolate chip (sunspire brand).
I have to warn you though. When you force this kind of work on your family, it causes them to react in animistic ways. Don't say I didn't warn you... none of these cookies made it into a lunchbox - no, not one.