Tuesday, September 19, 2006

From what remains....

in the house sans grocery shopping.
Breakfast was simple but opens all kindsa doors in the future.

Behold! Eggless omelets:

this is my first attempt at making these crepe-like concoctions. I'd been eyeing the recipe in
this book forever, but only tried it today (if you're as big a fan of nutritional yeast as I am, this book is for you! the broccoli soup recipe alone is worth the few bucks! everything is so simple but soooo yummy!).

I opted to stir in 1 tsp. of dried dill and put a little smidgen of tofutti's Better Than Sour Cream on 'em before folding 'em over and eating 'em with m'hands. two of these and an apple was really all I could put away...ok, maybe I ate three. :) I can't wait to try them out topped with veggies, various herbs, or fruits. Very easy and I always have the ingredients on hand.

Lunch was a mad whirl in the kitchen of 'what do we have left and how fast can I make it?' This was the result:

We had some leftover eggplant that had been coated with breadcrumbs, baked and then frozen. I just sauteed them in a little olive oil and piled them on a sprouted roll with some marinara.

As a side, I chopped up the last tomato, cuke, avacado, and a little red onion, then tossed with a splash or two of balsamic vinegar and oregano.

Actually, I threw that together first so it could sit while I assembled my sandwhich. It hit the spot, and I was done in a flash.

The tomato goodness lingered on my palate thru to dinner. I knew I wanted to use up some tempeh and some carrots....hmmmmm......

VwaV's sausage-like tempeh crumbles recipe always cooks up in a jiffy.
add that to the remaining marinara and a 16 oz. can of Muir Glen's Fire Rosted Tomatoes and a little organic tomato paste, simmer.....
and dish that up atop some organic whole wheat angel hair. Don't forget the Parma! (never forget the Parma! ;) I really need to start making my own.
Oh, those carrots? I LOVED them braised with garlic the other night so I did that (minus the leeks) and tossed them with a box of frozen spinach that I thawed and heated, like so

This was actually soooo good!
It was so satisfying that I'm not even craving anything sweet right now...but if I do? I know there's a couple pcs of dried mango left over that will squelch that in a hurry. :)

Not the most inventive of meals, but certainly delicious and now I can enjoy my grocery shopping excursion tomorrow (finally) knowing nothing's going to waste in this vegan household!


KleoPatra said...

Nice blog!!! Found you through Crystal (vivacious vegan) and LOVE what you are doing here! Hello!!


Candi said...

Hi!! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment!! Awww! :) I'm happy you commented so that I could find my way to your blog! All I can say is YUM! Lol! I love your photos and everything looks so good! I find that I love almost ALL vegan food, so I really mean that it all looks AMAZING!!

I have never heard of the Nutritional Yeast cookbook, but I am a huge fan of it now and would probably love the book! (I used to really dislike the smell of nutritional yeast, but then I slowly began to crave it! Now, I love it!!!) Thanks for the link to that!

I also see you have Hemp powder shakes/smoothies. You don't know how envious I am! lol! I can't seem to find that anywhere. Do you order it online? Maybe I wander right by it in the stores like Whole Foods and don't even know it! I am really wanting to bake with hemp and have hemp shakes too!!

Anyhow, thanks again for stopping by and reading my blog! I'm happy to *meet* you! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Hello DGMGV! (What a fantastic name !)

Came to see your blog after seeing your comments on Candi's blog !

I'll come back and see you :)

We love a couple of the same books :) Ishmael, Mist of Avalon... I didn't read When Elephants Weep but instead The Emotional World of Farm Animal :)
Did you read "My Ishmael" too ? Very good !

Nikk said...

I just found your blog, and WOW! All the food looks fantastic. I am a huge fan of the VwaV tempeh crumbles and add them to anything and everything I can think of. They are just that good!

Anonymous said...

Nice blog :) I found my way here via vivacious vegan too...

I've been thinking about trying the hemp powder, but I'm a little leary of them in general because I hate that powdery/gritty texture some of them have. Is this one the same?

Anyho... nice to meet you and welcome to the vegan blogging world!

Pure Zuke

Harmonia said...

I can't believe this is my first visit to your blog! I love it here! Can I link you!? Pretty Please? Swing by when you have a chance and let me know...I'm at:

Harmonia said...

I just linked you! My blogroll link is on my goodies page! :) Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I just made the VwaV tempeh sausage crumbles last night too! It's such a great recipe and so versatile...it can be used in a zillion things. Fantastic food photos! YUM!!!!

Jennifer C.

laura k said...

Hi there! Looks like everyone is discovering your blog for the first time... You've got some really great stuff going on here. Looks delicious, every bit! And I love nutritional yeast so much, so I bet I would really like that book!

urban vegan said...

SOMEBODY has been busy. Yum, yum, yum.

urban vegan said...

SOMEBODY has been busy.

Yum, yum, yum!

Anonymous said...

Your food photography is stellar! I'm glad I found this blog. All of us should pool together and create a fancy-shmancy food magazine to kick Gourmet's butt!

Megan said...

Very impressive! Are you just going vegan cold turkey or are you transitioning from a vegetarian lifestyle? I've been a vegetarian for almost ten years now (well, sorta, I still eat some seafood. . .I'm opposed to the factory farming aspect of meat-eating and its environmental effects), and I've thought a lot about going vegan but I just don't think I can do it. All my dairy (and eggs) is organic though. Anyway, your food looks WONDERFUL!

Don't Get Mad, Get Vegan! said...

Just wanted to thank everyone for stopping by and saying hello. The reception has been quite warm and welcoming.

I tried to (quit the lurking around and) comment back on each of your blogs rather than here. Each of you has inspired me in so many ways from my transition from vegetarianism to veganism. I had no idea what I'd stumble upon here in the blogosphere. If I'd known, I surely would have joined in sooner! :)

Valentina said...

I love the name of your blog and the food looks delicious!
I'm coming back!
Great to find you here!!