Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Z" last supper

It's "Z" big day! The last letter of "Z" alphabet. I'd be pretty happy to have this as my last meal to be honest...
Ryan's "Z" lunch: baked ziti; zucchini brownie; zucchini pizza.

That's it then! All letters accounted for. Now could I do it again with all new foods? Probably not, thanks to Q and X.

Baked Ziti

1 box ziti pasta
2 T. olive oil
1 medium onion
1 cup soy crumbles
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 jar pasta sauce
4 oz. cheez (I used Vegan Gourmet mozzarella)
1 T. vegan parmesan (optional)

Preheat oven to 375F. Boil a pot of water. Add pasta. Cook until just al dente.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large skillet or pot. Chop onion. Add onion and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Add frozen soy crumbles. Stir and cook another 1-2 minutes until soy crumbles begin to brown. Add pasta sauce, garlic powder & salt. Stir.
In a 9X13 inch baking pan, pour in cooked, drained pasta. Pour sauce over pasta and mix together to coat all the pasta.
Grate the cheez. Mix half into the pasta & sauce, along with the parmesan if using. Sprinkle the remaining grated cheez over the top.
Bake, covered with foil, for 30-35 minutes.

Me, yesterday:
7am- 1/2 an avocado.
10am- sushi platter.
1pm- leftover sushi; 2 bananas w/almond butter, agave nectar, grated coconut.
5:30pm- salad: romaine, cucumber, tomato, shallot, olives, balsamic vinegar.

I made enough sushi for
two meals! It really hit
the spot. Clockwise from
the upper left: snow pea
sprout nigiri, futo maki
(lettuce, snow pea sprout,
yellow bell pepper, scallion
& cucumber), miso scallion
cucumber, shoyu, avocado
& snow pea sprout, avocado & cucumber, miso scallion avocado, a side of sliced mango. I used my raw sushi "rice" #1 for this, and nori of course. I'm still working on a second rice alternative...but this one is so good maybe I don't need to bother!


Alie said...

Wow! I am so impressed that you made it through the entire alphabet! But I am even MORE impressed that you and your kids eat so healthy and such a variety! Your lunches are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Little Bento said...

Woh, all your z foods look delish! Esp the zucchini brownie :) Love zuke and choc together !