With the weather finally heating up, we want to spend more time outside so lunches have to be easy breezy. Lately, lunches are made-over leftovers from simple, but satisfying dinners. One day this week I added some olive oil to a pan and "fried" up some leftover spaghetti with tomato sauce and tempeh sausage crumbles. I also mixed basmati rice (leftover from Sunday night's channa masala), peas, and a Tofurky sausage with Vegan Diner's Great Smokey Mountain Cheeze (if you go to the link, this cheese is what she uses for the Grilled Cheezy Sandwiches) thinned with water and a splash of tamari in a wok. One dish on its own wasn't enough for the family (with Rob working from home, he's around for lunch too), but both together was great and cleared out the refrigerator for something new for dinner.
You might also notice what I used some of my current reading material for props in the pictures. I bought our friend/neighbor, Gita, The Wild Vegan Cookbook, a few months ago and I finally saw it at the library and decided to check it out myself. I haven't made anything from it yet, but I enjoy flipping through the recipes. I'm reading Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows aloud to Parker. I was going to give him the book as a homeschooling assignment, then decided it might be best to read and discuss together. I'll have him guest blog when we're through with it.
Oh and speaking of books, I cherish a little book club we have going. It really is the highlight of my month. One of my friends/fellow book club member wrote a wonderful review of the last book we read, The Glass Palace. I read it while we were in Charlotte and could not put it down. I was very moved by the book and could not put it down until I was finished and then I wanted more. Check out Erin's review and then check out the book.