Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekend Recap

Good Monday morning! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good, lots of time reading, relaxing, and cooking!

As promised, I made a few recipes from The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook, one of each daily meal, in fact! I chose dishes that contained similar ingredients to make shopping & prep easier. For example, while cooking breakfast, chop enough peppers, onions, garlic, etc for the remaining day's meals, saving time and kitchen clean-up.

Breakfast: Sweet Potato Hash with Peppers


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Lunch: Black Bean and Corn Salad with Lime

Black Bean and Corn Salad with Lime photo IMG_20130623_152129_zps8b7b53c1.jpg

Dinner: Cassoulet

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The Verdict: I loved every single meal! Each was simple to prepare, contained easy to find ingredients, and turned out perfectly! Since I have plenty of leftovers, I have breakfast & lunch covered for the next couple of days, have only to plan dinners.

Off to run errands and then hop on the treadmill, have a wonderful day!


10 comments:

  1. That all looks delicious! I'll be back for more ideas!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, hope to "see" you again!

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  2. Hi VG! They do look good. I honestly can't get myself to cook for pleasure--still I get good ideas from you.

    Some author is currently telling people right now that our culture's entire food problem is not spending enough time cooking and preparing food--because the cooking/preparing time is part of the consumption time. So people who cook/prepare more--actually consume less food but spend more time consuming food. Makes loads of sense to me. And I do like the time I spend boiling my eggs, while I wash dishes and tidy the kitchen--it is extra time with my food, rather than the immediate zap of the microwave. I also like other simple cooking and food putzing. :D

    :-) Marion

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    1. Marion, that makes a lot of sense to me as well! I do enjoy the process of cooking, it's therapeutic to me. It doesn't have to be an elaborate meal, but food is much more nourishing to body & soul if time & thought has been put into the preparation. :)

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  3. Those look great. Am a big fan of Neal Barnard. Have watched a great documentary with him in it, but can't remember which one right now. I'll let you know if I think of it. Pretty informational and inspiring.

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    1. Aisling, please do let me know! He's quite an inspiration to me as well. :)

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  4. My lunch looks pretty close to yours :) I had black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, jalapeno-infused olives, lime juice and taco seasoning with Baked Tostitos. I eat some variation of that pretty much every day, just like my monster salad for dinner.

    Hope all is well with you. I've been so incredibly busy lately, I haven't hardly had time to breathe. Ugh.

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    1. Laura, I always think of you whenever I prepare something like this! :) I hope things calm down for you soon, you're missed here in cyberspace!

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  5. I really, really like the look of the black beans and corn salad - it's really calling out to me, especially with those chips.

    Cassoulet looks good to - any excuse to get some extra beans in a meal can only be a good thing!

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    1. Joey, the salad was sooo good, I think you'd love it! And, yep, the cassoulet was a wonderful vehicle for beans into the body. :)

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