Tonight we had Gardein Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n with some Kale salad, and hummus.
You can find this brand in the meat frozen isle. It’s very easy to make. The meal comes with a little pouch with the sauce and you just cook it with the chick’n. Then I added some raw kale with some salad dressing and hummus. Dinner in minutes.
I tried LightLife Gimmy Lean Ground Beef Style Sausage and I must say I am impressed. I haven’t tasted animal sausage in about six years but this really reminds me of the taste. It comes mushed together so you have to build the size of the patty but it’s very easy. Then you pan fry it for a few minutes with some olive oil, and voila! You’ve got sausages!
I have to say it’s very yummy!
Well today I decided to make some bean soup, like my abuela would make…without the pressure cooker.
– 1 can of black beans
– Chopped onion and tomato
– Spices (adobo, basil, oregano)
– Cubed boiled potatoes
– A bit of Olive Oil
– Avocado (1/2 or whole)
1. In the pan, cook the tomatoes and onions with the olive oil and spices
2. Once that’s cooked, add the beans and potatoes
3. Let it simmer and serve!
4. Add the avocado on top or on the side
– You can add some rice for a real latin meal!
Tonight we had some beefless tips! Gardein brand makes the best beefless tips. They are delicious and oh so easy to make!
I started with a pan and some olive oil. I opened the package and added the beefless tips to the pan along with some “Very Very Teriyaki Soy Sauce”. Let that simmer on its own, no other ingredient is needed.
I then steamed some veggies, if you have not gotten yourself a steamer, you seriously need to get one ASAP! I steamed some mushrooms, broccoli, asparagus, and some onions.
I also had a side of salad, which I flavored with the sauce from the teriyaki sauce, and some microwave rice.
YUM! and super easy!!
This can also be like a thicker soup.
I started with half a can of garbanzo beans, a little bit of onion, 1/3 of a tomato, a tbs of vegannaise, some olive oil, some salt to taste, and some pepper.
I mixed it well in my Ninja until it looked like hummus.
I put it on some Ezekiel Bread (See my other post) and it tasted delicious! Like homemade hummus.
Today for lunch I had whole wheat pasta with olive oil and soy crumbles.
Boil the pasta with some salt and olive oil.
While the pasta boils, cook the soy crumbles, chopped onions, chopped tomatos, spices, and olive oil. Cook everything together. I used salt, pepper, red wine, basil flakes, and other spices (see picture).
Once the pasta is done cooking, drain it and add the soy crumbles mixture. Add more olive oil to taste.
I also used to Daiya cheese on top. YUM!
There are not many restaurants that have a big selection of vegan italian foods. Carrabas has some.
As an appetizer, the zucchini fritte is pretty safe. It’s also REALLY GOOD!
You have reiterate to whoever is serving you, “no cheese nor meats please” and they’ll make it happen.
I ordered as my main meal the Pasta Sostanza – I replaced the tagliarini pasta with whole wheat pasta. It came with with sautéed mushrooms, artichoke hearts and spinach in tomato basil sauce topped with seasoned breadcrumbs (no breadcrumbs). And I also said no cheese please!
I am pretty sure the bread they serve you is vegan. Most breads are. And the italian seasoning with the olive oil is fantastic. God I love Italian food!