Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Recipe Success!

Today I made some veggie/black bean burgers for dinner. They were amazing! I can't say yet that it is my favorite, because it's the first one I've tried. But I would highly recommend it to those looking for a yummy burger. I actually found the recipe on Pinterest! I have found an abundance of vegan/plant based recipes there, and I am really excited to try them. (We have had one flop so far, but i'm sure that won't be the last). Here is the link to the recipe for the burgers. I have to omit corn and whole seeds because of Mike's diverticulosis, but I put everything else in. I used ground oats, and I baked them.

I also made an invented dish for lunch today. It was awesome (if I do say so myself). Basically it was pasta with a veggie raggu, but I made the sauce with red lentils to add in some protein and some texture. I chopped veggies - I had onions, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli stems and yellow pepper - and saut├ęd them in a pan. I then added about a cup of red lentils to the pan, along with a can of organic diced tomatoes, and a "can" of homemade veggie stock. I put in some spices - I think thyme, oregano, and black pepper and a pinch of salt went in. I let it simmer for 15 minutes (well, I forgot to turn the heat down, so it was a bit more than simmering, but it survived none the less). I added about a quarter cup of pre made pasta sauce, just for texture, and put it on top of some 4 color rotini pasta. Best lunch so far! 

I can't wait to eat all the leftovers!

Monday, February 27, 2012

A New Beginning...

Welcome to my New Life! Here, I will be collecting thoughts, recipes, ideas, frustrations, triumphs, and failures in my adventures in organic and chemical free living. The information I collect is from my own research and reading, and is guiding me (hopefully) to a world of better health and happier thoughts. More to come soon!