Monday, October 8, 2012

Simply Scrumptious

Thank goodness you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to make a delicious meal. Sometimes the simplest foods can taste the best. As a busy vegan mom of three active kids, I believe food should taste good, nourish your body, harm the least amount of beings, and enable you to live life to the fullest. All these meals take less time than delivery and they are probably less expensive and definitely more nutritious.
Rob's garlicky kale, whole wheat chiocciole, homemade pasta sauce, and walnuts. Our schedules are such right now that often I'm gone with one or more of the kids at gymnastics, soccer, etc. when Rob gets home from work. He is happy to get dinner ready as long as I give him some idea of what to cook.
Rob and I went out Friday night with friends to celebrate our anniversary and Erin's birthday. My sister came over to watch the kids, but I wanted to make sure they ate. I whipped up some crazy sauce with almonds, pistachios, water, walnuts, tomato paste, red bell peppers, cayenne peppers, nutritional yeast, rolled oats, etc. and served it over whole wheat chiocciole with steamed peas. I also baked some sweet potato fries from the freezer and Hillary's Eat Well Adzuki Bean Burger on a whole wheat bun with mustard, Vegenaise, and avocado.
This weekend we were busy with soccer, a beautiful wedding, searching for a new dog, celebrating friends' birthdays, playing at the park, etc. so one quick breakfast was Rob's scrambled tofu. I added some leftover burrito fixings of rice and beans with a little Co-op Hot Sauce to make it a meal.
Today we had a friend over to play and we spent most of the morning and into the afternoon enjoying the sun outside (while the temps inside were in the low to mid 50's). The kids ate nuts and dried fruit at the park, but I had to think of something quick when they finally came in for lunch. Whole wheat gobetti with freshly cooked chickpeas, tahini sauce, za'atar, avocado, and pistachios.


KBH said...

New dog? Did Persephone find a new home?

VeganLinda said...

She went back to NY with her previous care-taker. She was just upset all the time because of all the dogs going by the house and she got to the point where we couldn't trust her around people so she would have to be in her cage (which she hated) or in the basement (which she hated as much) when we had any people over (which was every day). We were so sad to see her go and the kids miss her everyday, but it wasn't good for her or us.

KBH said...

Good for all of you. You guys def need a chill dog. Like an older lab that is trained and great with kids and cats (Tiger!). Your sofas are already lab-approved!