Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A day of Vegan

I didn't mean to plan it this way at all, but today's three meals consisted of all vegan ingredients, even taking into consideration my morning coffee which I put soymilk in.

Two days ago I cooked a couple cups of kidney beans, and they were featured in a couple different ways today. Considering how fast I've been going through them, I should have prepared more.

Breakfast today was rolled oat porridge/oatmeal with dried cranberries.

Today's lunch was a bean salad with homemade salsa fresca.

Dinner was thrown together pretty quick as I got home a bit late from work. This dish was sort of a creative way of combining a couple of side dishes - Mashed Kidney Beans served over a toasted pita with a side of sauteed zucchini and greens. A take on the Tostada, the mashed beans were topped with lemon zest and chopped fresh parsley. Pretty tasty, although next time I will be certain not to slice the zucchini so thin, as the olive oil and garlic saute came close to wearing through the vegetables.

Monday, February 9, 2009

What happened???


I have a lot of explaining to do. The last two weeks of food consisted mostly of diet items (posted below) some bad decisions (which you won't see) and redundant items (things I've cooked before)

"What happened to your Iron Will???"

The last couple of weeks caused it to bend due to work related travel to hotels and weird towns which hindered my planning skills as well as some late nights where a home cooked meal seemed too much to put together myself.

"Whats next?"

More of what we all got used to when I started this project. I've learned way too much and lost enough weight to realize that this eating lifestyle can work for me. Contained in this post are some of the highlights of the last two weeks. Pardon my lack of brevity with this post. Daily content to resume tomorrow.

Chickpea Stew with Linguine and Diced Fennel

Breakfast Couscous with Chopped Peanuts and Dried Cranberries

Whole Wheat Pitas stuffed with Avocado, Tomato, and Greens

Cod with Roasted Potatoes and Greens

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Diced Fennel Salad with Blood Orange