Friday, April 25, 2008

Green Up

The grass is green,
leaves are starting
to pop out. It actually
looks like spring!

It was school vacation week, and my husband worked all weekend, then took off for a convention and conferences in Las no need for any packed snacks.

I was in the mood for eggplant parmesan. My husband is not an eggplant fan, and the kids haven't had it too many times, so I thought I was safe. Well, it came out of the oven just before my husband left, and he stole a piece and said it was pretty good...and the boys went back for I quick snapped a photo of what was left before it disappeared completely!

Tofu salad sandwiches! Unfortunately the rolls were refined white bread...I guess that's what happens when you send a husband shopping.

The boys also had 1/2 a tofu salad sandwich; cucumber slices; plum slices; peanuts; some cantaloupe.

I definitely tried to make my life as easy as possible this week with my husband away. I even used some Road's End Organics boxed dairy free Mac & Chreese I had left in the cupboard. It's made in Vermont, where I lived for many years before getting married. This was the whole wheat pasta with "cheddar style" sauce. I added some leftover breadcrumbs I'd made for the eggplant parm earlier in the week, and some organic frozen peas. If there had been more, the boys would have eaten it...I just got this one little bowlful!

Just a simple lunch for the boys: the last of the tofu salad sandwiches; orange slices; soba noodles; edamame; cold spinach.
Cheaper than take-out...I had a frozen ball of pizza dough from Whole Foods, made locally in Medford, MA. Spread with jarred sauce & the leftover soy cheese from the eggplant parm, plus 1/2 spinach, mushrooms, black olives and 1/2 onion, garlic black olives.

Hopefully this big bean salad will last us through the weekend: green beans, yellow wax beans, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (chick peas), red kidney beans.

When I'm pregnant, I like to have high protein foods that are easy to grab in the morning without a lot of preparation. Things like bean salad, tofu salad, oatmeal with almond milk, or just apple slices with peanut butter are quick and filling.
My morning sickness has finally decreased and I've been ravenous. I hope these last 9-12 weeks pass quickly! I am so ready to be done being pregnant.


That Raw Vegan Girl said...

I really like the mac& "cheese" with bread crumbs and peas. I think I am going to try something like that myself. I always get good ideals here!:)

veganf said...

I didn't have any breadcrumbs when I made the eggplant (though I don't always use breadcrumbs and often broil the eggplant instead). But I was in the mood for breaded, so I toasted a couple pieces of bread and let them sit for a bit, then broke them up and whirred them up in the food processor with a little oregano and garlic powder.

Taradactyl in a Modern World said...

That bean salad looks soooo good! What a good idea for a veg*n friendly high protein food.