Sunday night after the kids went to bed, I made Carrot Bisque from Vegan with a Vengeance again because I'm so in love. I used the other curry powder this time and it was not as hot, even when I accidentally dumped what was left in the soup. The kids liked it better this time, but that could just be a second time around type thing. I also made some quinoa to go with it and that was really a great combo. The kids and I ate it all Monday and Tuesday and didn't leave any for Rob. Parker asked for baked tofu sandwiches for lunch on Monday with leftover risotto so I made baked tofu Sunday night as I made the bisque. Mondays are kind of busy with homeschooling activities and this Monday Rob had a ceremony to go to at the local high school for a teenager he tutors and I had a WEFT board meeting, so it takes a little prep time the night before. I don't have pictures of any of this, sadly, because it was such a busy day.
I did take a pick of dinner last night which was Quick Red Bean Dal from Robin (Vegan Planet fame...I've mentioned the Vegan Planet cookbook quite often on this blog). Robin has a new cookbook out called Vegan Fire and Spice (it is on my wish list, hint hint) and she generously shared this recipe on her blog. This dal is quick and simply good. Josie couldn't stop eating it while I was cooking. Parker had two servings this size served over brown rice...good thing I made a double batch! The kids asked for a smoothie when they saw kale in the fridge, but Rob insisted the kale was too good for a smoothie and made garlicky kale instead which made them just as happy. I used the leftovers of the today for lunch over leftover whole wheat pasta for a chili mac type dish. Simple, quick, hearty, and warm!